Saturday, June 7, 2008

Love Yellow and Purple -

OH I have to shout out a big THANK YOU! To my buddy Claudia, again... (she is just sooo nice to me) Claudia shared her order of Hanglar stamps with me! I now have three of my very own, they are so hard to get right now and I really have been wanting some. So THANK YOU CLAUDIA you are the best buddy ever! Visit her gorgeous work at her blog Paper Pressings!


I of course had to ink up one of my new stamps right away and use it for this weeks Friday Sketchers This weeks sketch is from Kim at Kraftin Kimmie's Korner, and it is a great sketch! I love different sizes of paper pieces on cards. Well I pulled out an older set of Basic Gray papers, Oh Baby Girl, I love yellow and purple together and when I went to color in this adorable little bumble bee girl I didn't want to do black and yellow I wanted more girlie colors, and the purple and yellow of this pattern paper seemed to call out and determine my color choice. With my copics I colored her in and highlighted with white gel pen and Spica Glitter Pens (it aggravates me I can't get a good photo that shows the sparkle of these pens!) I stamped the sentiment vertical, it is from MFT. I then pulled out my sewing machine, dug out some purple thread, and played with the embroidery stitches on each piece. Didn't realize that the box stitch did each box THREE times! Wow it took some thread to do that little box! I placed all the pieces down according to the sketch. Now I tried a million different ribbons they were too wide, too thin, to light, too dark, too busy, too plain. I then came up with stacking two ribbons. I liked it! Now don't you love those buttons! Oh I just had to have them the moment I saw them at JoAnns. They are shell buttons and are just gorgeous in person. I ran some yellow cording thru them to have the look of being sewing down. The edges of my card just seemed so plain. I inked them with a Colorbox Catseye purple ink. I love the colors, and I know this little bee will be inked many many more times in my future.




Lots of Saturday projects today. A few errands and some laundry. Hope you have something fun planned! Cuz I am boring this weekend. Sometimes I guess that is ok.

HUGS and

26 comments:

philippine lotto said...

Your blog is very creative, when people read this it widens our imaginations.

philippine lotto said...

What a great moment of reading blogs.

Frances said...

Ooo it's bee-Utiful Michelle! I managed to place an order via a friend too and he's on my order as well - seeing yours has confirmed I made the right choice! It was sooo hard deciding :D! Have a good saturday, mines as exciting as yours, I'm working! x

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

great card!! That hanglar looks so cute!!!Great colors and love the stitching!!

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card ! Lovely colors and stamp ! Very great work !

Allison said...

Oh...this is a nice sketch! Great job!

stampmonkey said...

That is SO cute! Fun sketch!

Shary said...

Ooo gorgeous card Michelle.I love the colour combo too. Lol would you belive it? I have just today done a card in the same colours and used the same papers as this card check out the Tilda & Co challenge blog tomorrow or my blog and you'll see.
Lucky you to have H&S stamps. They are stunning.

Kathy said...

"Bee"utiful card!! I love your colors and that image is adorable!

Ila said...

I agree with everyone else here...."Bee"utiful card Michelle. I love your creative stitching!! I loved using some of the fancier stitches on my old maching but my little Janome I have upstairs because of a lack of space only has zigzag and straight. Now I am inspired to set up the old one again...lol....

Heike said...

Wow, gorgeous Card so cute.......Your Coloring and colors are great.......

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is just so cute Michelle. I love the cute image and beautifully coloured to match your dp. Hugs, Nikki x

traciejane said...

oh wow Michelle this is soooo cute, love your new stamp and fab stitching :)x
Hope your having a good weekend x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and the papers are beautiful! Fantastic stitching too!

Carole :D

paylin said...

Hi Michelle,
Beautiful creation and i like ur layout. Great card. You have a lovely blog.

Enjoy ur weekend, takecare.
xx

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a cute card! I LOVE your buttons, now I am going to look for them at JoAnn's (:

Beth said...

This is fantastic! I love the stitching detail!

Claudia Rosa said...

ohh.. what a cute card you made.
you colored her just fabulous. i love that you went with pupurle!!

ahh.. you are just fabulous.

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh girl this is gorgeous and of course my favorite color purple. I love your new stamp she is just gorgeous !!!!!!!!

Hev said...

My 2 favourite colours are yellow and purple so when I saw the title of this post I got very excited :)

DEfinitely wasnt disappointed either - well done :)

mueppi said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön!

Agnes said...

Great card lovley colors and the hangler is one of my favorit stamps.

Patti Smith said...

I love the yellow and purple...great card and I love the stamp....Have a good week!! (((HUGS))))

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Fantastic card, Michelle! I'm glad you liked the sketch and you did a fabulous job with it!

Scrapmumur said...

This is very lovely card!
Beautiful colors and details.

COCO said...

very beautiful card and your colors is wonderful !!!