Monday, April 2, 2012

You are my sunshine

Happy Monday! I know what you're thinking! "What the heck?? It hasn't even been a week since she last posted!" What can I say -- I had a burst of energy & a bit of free time! 

I really wanted to play along with the Sketch Saturday peeps this week & I've also been dying to ink up a Penny Black stamp. Any PB stamp would do, it had been way too long since I've visited my adorable critters! 

This cutie is called Kickin' --- ahhh that's what I'd like to be doing right now! And I'm pretty sure my lemonade (or is that a cherry limeade perhaps) would have a lil shot of somethin' in it :)  The sentiment is from Amuse - I just love their sentiments!

The image was stamped onto Cryogen Shimmery White paper & colored with Copics. I added a bit of clear glaze to his beverage for a bit of shine. The papers are Basic Grey Sultry -- remember that collection? I've really been digging into the paper archives lately! Use what you have, right? I also used SU's Pink Passion since it was pretty much the same exact pink, & for the first time ever -- Early Espresso! I just received my first Stampin Up order in about 2 years. I hadn't even heard of half the colors! I like Espresso -- a nice deep rich brown. Now that I've found it, they will surely retire it. 

I sponged the tips of the pink flowers with Pink Passion & spritzed them with Glimmer Mist for some shimmer -- I was hoping to capture that with my extraordinary photography, but I don't quite think I got it. Perhaps if you click on the picture? 

Besides Sketch Saturday, I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday  -- Sing-A-Long ("You Are My Sunshine" -- yes it's a song!)
The Pixie Cottage -- Cuddly Critters
Make It Monday -- Anything Goes

Hope you all have a super week! I'm about to watch ma MAN do his THANG on DWTS -- nice way to end a Monday :)


Kelly Schelske said...

Lovely Michelle!!

Chrissy said...

Such a pretty card Michelle, gorgeous image and colouring, just love the papers.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Squirrel x said...

Now that would be heaven - kicking back in a hammock, in the shade of the trees, something long and cold in a glass, and a good book. Plus a fly swat (don't do bugs). Oh a girl has gotta dream, she says, looking out of the office window at the carpark wall and a seagull cr**ping on the ivy. Gorgeous card hun, love that PB bear, he's a cutie, and your papers are fab. Big hugs, Sxx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Michelle. The image and colours are fabulous. Hugs Michele x

Rene said...

Oh wow wow! This is absolutely stunning! Just gorgeous...the colors, the layout, the flowers...absolute perfection!
Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning the second prize! Good luck!
Rene :D

Niki Estes said...

Michelle, this is absolutely adorable!!

sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card, really pretty. I saw your link on Make it Monday.
Sarah-Jane xx

Tracy said...

This is designed so beautifully and colored perfectly Michelle. :-) Saw this at MIM and am so glad I came for a closer look. :-)

kath said...

super cute card've got me singing along...great take on the challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Deloris said...

Absolutely adorable! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the layout and all the fun embellishments you added!

I would like to invite you to enter your card in the new challenge at Great Impressions. The theme for April is Flowers.

Here's the link if you would like to check it out:

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle

Gorgeous card, what pretty papers!! I love this layout.The Expresso cardstock really makes the pretty papers pop. Such a cute image and you have done a fab job with the colouring.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Pauline C said...

Very sweet and cute card Michelle, and I love all your embellishment details. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Pauline x

carol said...

Beautiful card, saw your creation on MIM x carol

Tracey said...

Awww, this is just too adorable. I saw your card on MIM, and just had to come over to see it close up. So glad I did, your work is beautiful and I'm now your newest follower.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning, I love the layout you have used, fabulous creation huggles Pops x x x

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