Monday, April 14, 2008

"Have I TOAD you??"

I just love this stamp from High Hopes! I am easily amused I know, but it cracks me up! This is one card, that when I finished I was happy, and looking at it makes me smile! I made this for my blogging friend Ila's sketch challenge at Artfully Ila! She is one talented lady! I love her stuff - and when I saw that she had a sketch challenge on her blog I knew it had to be a great sketch! And I wasn't wrong, this was a fun sketch and it has many layers to it, and lots of embellishments. And she is giving away some wonderful new High Hopes stamps too....oh I have really been wanting those!

I used some of my favorite Cosmos Cricket papers on a bold orange, brown and red Bazzill card stock. I stamped the cat tails first and colored then on another piece of paper I stamped this adorable generous little guy. They are both colored in with Copic Markers. The "ground" is stamped with my Stampin Up Mini dot stamp with 5 or 6 different colors. I was going for muddy grass... hmmmm. I high lighted with my white gel pen and the frog with a Spica Glitter pen. Oh and the cat tails have cinnamon stickles on them...just got that color and had to use it! Stitched all the edges placed it all together added the ribbon and the large red brads. Then instead of a flower in the corner I used two of my Fiskar Heart Squeeze punches and layered them, I just thought hearts fit the sentiment so well. Just about everything is pop dotted off the card, hope you can see it all!

My second card today is for the Tilda & Co Challenge Blog, anything Magnolia and I am happy. This weeks challenge was Ribbon Gallore. Now if you can't tell from the photo - the ribbon is the back ground. I found this ribbon at Micheal's a while back and just love the bold color of the corral and black. Then it has sat there, so bold it was really hard to use. Then I made the comment that it was so bold it could be a really cool pattern paper. Light Bulb went on! I used it to make a striped background. I stamped my new Chic Tilda and colored her with my Copic Markers in the same colors. She is just so stylish! I used a Hanna Stamps sentiment "Hey Girlfriend on the side of Tilda and doodled around the edges with a Sakura Glaze Pen. A simple card I know, but that ribbon just is so much I didn't want to add much more.
Card Info:
"Have I Toad You"
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Bazzill, Cosmos Cricket
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Cats Eyes
Accessories: Uniball Gel Pen, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pen, Stickles, Fiskars Squeeze Punch Hearts, Ribbon, Brads
"Hey Girlfriend"
Stamps: Magnolia, Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Sakura Glaze pen

19 comments:

Ila said...

Wow!!..Michelle your HH card is Amazing!!..I love it ...the scene you created, your fabulous coloring, gorgeous papers.. the way you used this sketch is Fantastic!! Thank you So much for Playing!!

Your Tilda card is Gorgeous too!! I love the way you incorporated the ribbon...what a great idea!!

ScrapMetal said...

Awesome detail in your High Hopes card!!! It's amazing. Also love your "ribbon" Tilda, fabulous entry.

CraftyC said...

All of your cards are stunning!
Clairexx

Mephisto said...

Oh what pretty Card`s!

Domi

Leonie said...

Your card for Ila is so beautiful!! I really love it!!

~ Leonie ~

Debbie said...

2 great cards Your HH one is amazing

mueppi said...

Beide Karten sind wunderschön!

Anonymous said...

I love both cards...your right the first one makes me smile also. I also like the Hey Girlfriend on the Tilda card....Have a good week....(((HUGS)))) Patti

Joan and Amy said...

I love the card with the toad....especially with his little tongue hanging out. Joan

debby4000 said...

WOW stunning cards, love the boy with the toad best.

Kisa Peters said...

Your coloring is out-a-this world!

Godelieve said...

Two gorgeous cards! I really love the vibrant colors on the Magnolia card!

jules said...

wow! great cards. The second one is my fav though!
I just LOVE ribbon.

Suzanne said...

Your card for Ila's sketch challenge is amazing I just love this HH stamp he is just the best and your Tilda is gorgeous love the ribbon backgroung. Two fabulous cards. Sue :o)

stampingbalou said...

Wow, Michelle, your cards are sooooo gorgeous - love how you mix the papers, your doodling, your coloring, everything ! Thank you so much for your nice congrats on our new Challenge Blog Saturday´s Workout - hopefully we will meet each other with stamps, ink and cardstock (your words *lol*) on April 19th... Hugs from Heike ;o)

Flossie's Follies said...

Both cards are fantastic, love the boy with the frog, such a great card. Your coloring is wonderful.

sophia landry said...

Wow!! Both such different yet fantastic cards! The top challenge card is awsome. Love the colors and that scene. All the patterns go so well together. The other one has such a chic look to it! TFS

Cardmaking Galore said...

Both cards are lovely!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Stunning work!