Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sketch Saturday #76

Hello & Happy Wednesday!! Hope your weather is as beautiful as ours! Hard to believe the holiday season is just about upon us, & it's been sunny & 50-60 degrees the last few days!!

I rarely get to participate in challenges....even though I subscribe to numerous challenge blogs. I don't even get around to High Hopes *every* week....tsk!! But this week when I saw the Sketch Saturday sketch I knew I wanted to play & I ever knew what image I wanted to use!!

I received this Tilda with Puppy stamp from 7 Kids College Fund recently & couldn't wait to ink it up!! I've had my eye on this cutie since the first day I saw it, many many months ago, & *finally* got to order it! Here's a sad but true funny for ya.......I stamped the image, was almost done coloring it with my Prismas, when I slapped my forehead & yelled "CRAP!!!!" I had wanted to use Distress Inks to color it!! LOL!! I'm so used to grabbing my pencils that I didn't even think about it until I happened to spy my little cup of water & that's when I remembered. So yes, I scrapped the almost-fnished image & started over!! When I get an idea in my head there's no changing it ~ I wanted to watercolor this image so that's what I did!! Which always takes me forever......because I'm not very good at it.....but today I felt like I was working on this card for days, lol!!

So I did use my Distress Inks......& the papers are SU's Riding Hood Red & K&Company's Wild Raspberry......2 of my favorites that I will never be able to get my hands on again!! At least I don't think I can get the Wild Raspberry anymore....they are constanly coming out with new packs so I'm sure they "retire" the older ones. Good thing I bought 3 packs, lol!!

I used my Oval Nesties to cut the image out....I used my Martha doily lace border punch on the RHR layer & the Vanilla layer (you probably can't even see the Vanilla layer.....I didn't want to cover any more of the dotted paper so it's just peeking out a bit).....& finished it off with some RHR ribbon & some Primas.

EDITED ~ Oh my goodness, I forgot to color her little hair thingies!!! LOL! Yeah, I know, you probably didn't even notice.....but in case you did I wanted you to know I remedied the situation!!! A girl can't have bare hair thingies!!

Thanks so much for visiting.....Happy Veteran's Day to all (Rememberance Day to my Canada friends) & THANK YOU!!!!!


Sheila said...

Michelle, this card is so cute and I love the red and blue together. You did a great job with the coloring and if you hadn't pointed it out I'd have never noticed the bare hair thingies. :D

Kelly Schelske said...

It's adorable! I didn't notice her bare hair thingies!

Super coloring!!

Ila said...

Bare hair thingy's ...where are they??..oh you mean the Lovely white hair ribbons!! (I have a thing for white hair ribbons This card is Super Gorgeous!!..I love how you colored Tilda...your watercoloring is Fabulous..the papers are so pretty!!...Hugs, Ila

Tracey said...

Love this gorgeous card Michelle! Beautiful colouring! And I never noticed the uncoloured hair thingies until you pointed it out. ;)

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I love this stamp! Tilda looks so cute holding that puppy. The flowers and the ribbon look nice too.

Jodie from Oz said...

Michelle your card is beautiful. Tilda is adorable with this sweet puppy & love your colouring with the Distress Inks. You are so funny, I would have finished it then made another. The papers I agree are wonderful.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

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