Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Sunday, another challenge!!

Good morning to you!! Are you all recuperating from the smashing 4th of July festivities?? LOL....lots & lots of fireworks here....neighbors were shooting them off all night, my poor fur baby!! One's terribly afraid of storms....& fireworks....while the other is not. And they grew up together....I find that odd, lol.

Anyway....today's High Hopes challenge is Lots & Lots of Polka Dots!!! Oh, how I *heart* polka dots!! I could have done way more.....but I really love this paper & didn't want to cover it up too much, or over embellish to take away from the gorgeousness of the dots!!



I used Bedelia Butterfly for my card, which also happens to be part of this month's POTM stamp set.....check out the entire set HERE. I colored her with Prismas & gamsol, & COATED her wings with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I don't know what it is about wings....when I see them, I must glitterize them!! I sponged the background with Colorbox Alabaster chalk ink, because the white card stock was too stark against the creamy colored paper. I used SU's Basic Gray for the base, Old Olive for the matte & the dotted paper is My Mind's Eye. I did some stitching.....added some tulle in the corners.....& of course she had to be watering something so I spritzed some Primas & leaves with Glimmer Mist & popped them under her watering can. I tried to get a pic of the shimmery flowers....to no avail....a photographer I am not!!!




Here's a close up of Bedelia....isn't she sweet?? The POTM set is really a great deal, so go check it out if you haven't already!! You can also see some great sample cards on the same page!




Here's the inside, all done up real pretty, lol. Same papers, same flowers, & lots of stitching. I added the Sprinkled With Love sentiment, which is also part of the POTM set!

Be sure to check out the High Hopes blog so you can see all the other fantastic dotty creations!!

Thanks for visiting!! I hope you have a great Sunday, & hopefully I'll get that coveted High Hopes package this week so I can post my blog candy!! Can't wait!!!

19 comments:

dolcreations said...

Michelle this card is stunning! I love how you positioned the watering can to pour water over your embellishments! Great touch!
Your colouring is oh my goodness..fantastic to say the least! I am glad that you had a nice 4th of July. My furball does not like the noise either. So he becomes quite the cuddler! Love it!
Christine

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! And how clever to have Bedelia Butterfly watering the flower embellishments. Love the sparkle and the polka dots!

Laura said...

That is a masterpiece of a card!!!! Amazing! Great work! You are such an artist!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! Love it!

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a beautiful card Michelle! Love the colors and papers and of course the sweet image and sparkle!

Hugs, Kelly

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is adorable. I love this image. Your coloring is stunning as usual. No wonder you are my hero...Hehehe. I love polka dots too and rarely use them. Hope your Sunday is relaxing. Yeah it let me comment. It took me some time to get to the comment page still. Ugh...Off to click..Hugs.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is stunning Michelle, your colouring is gorgeous and I love the glitter on her wings, The hydrangea flowers look so pretty, big Hugs, Nikki x

Paula said...

Michelle, I love your card. Everything is so fun from the polka dots to the bit of tulle. It's perfect, as always!

Niki Estes said...

Michelle, this is so cute! Love your coloring as always!

Lacey said...

I love your dotted creation!!! Your coloring is wonderful (as usual) and I just LOVE the sparkle on her wings :-)
~Lacey

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle.
Your coloring is fabulous, love the glitter wings. The stitching looks great, inside is just beautiful too!

Karen x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Hi Michelle! This is absolutely stunning - gorgeous colouring (as always!), love the glitter and the shimmer. I adore that dp too!! And it's so cool the way you have Bedelia watering the flowers. Love the card inside too - finishes off the card perfectly.

Ila said...

I love this card Michelle!!...fabulous coloring, papers and flowers...I love the glitter on the wings...and the inside is lovely too!!...Hugs, Ila

Avenir labs said...

This is so cute. i love paintings and you remember me my paintings. i love your creations.

Paula said...

What an adorable card! I just absolutely love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Holy total GORGEOUSNESS!!....and the inside is just as pretty as the outside!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow I love your gorgeous card!
Your image is so sweet and I love your gorgeous wings!
Fabulous paper and detail and your sentiment is so perfect!
hugs
kim x

Cheryl said...

I'm just a few days behind! I love your card! the beautiful coloring matches your paper perfectly, but what else is new?! LOL!
I Hopefully some of these images are on their way to me! I ordered a bunch that I NEEDED!
Really enjoyi8ng summer! I have the house almost cleaned from top to bottom AND we leave for vacation on Friday! Yeah!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Michelle. What a pretty card! 'Bedelia' is so cute! The glitter just makes her shine. She's adorable. Your card is beautiful. Love the inside too. Hmm, seems I love the whole card! LOL! TFS!

I'm waiting for my first High Hopes stamps to arrive myself. Can't wait!

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