Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A double Katharina Sketch day!

Tuesday and that is A Spoon Full of Sugar time!

"We have the gorgeous Katharina as our guest designer this week who has created this fab sketch for us, if you haven’t paid her a visit pop over and take a look at her fab blog, and wish her well on her new adventure whiff of joy!

Don’t forget you must include at least one Sugar Nellie, Rachelle Anne Miller, Sarah Kay, High Hopes or a Hanglar Image somewhere on your design."

For my DT card I wanted to do something different, while going through my stamps I came across the Sugar Nellie Pirate Monkey... just staring at me... "I have never been inked....." it was saying. Well that was just sad, so I gave him a chance and while stamping I remember the fun sock monkey paper I had gotten a while back.

I colored this cute guy with my Copics and doodled the edges of the Nestibilities cut oval with a Sakura Red Glaze Pen. and then inked the edges to give an appearance of a mat behind it. I cut a circle for the Hero Arts Sentiment and did the same for it. The blue bands are embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Everything is stitched down with a zig zag stitch with fabulous Red Metallic Thread! I so wish you could see just how cool it looks, that thread is awesome. I think it is fun looking... and I have a perfect idea of who I will be sending this one to!

And lets just make this an all Katharina Sketch day!

I got a chance last night to play with another sketch from her. Now if you haven't heard Katharina is starting a new stamp company! A Whiff of Joy is going to be one of those companies that everyone is going to be running to get all of the new releases, stores will sell out quick just from seeing the few samples she has shown on her blog I know I will be one with my nose stuck to the screen waiting impatiently for the "open for business" sign to come on!

The sketch is a challenge for a guest DT spot! Wow can you image how cool that would be! The DT was named this past week and it truly is a dream team, to join even for just a couple of months would be a dream as well! Make sure to check out the fabulous ladies that have been added to that team.

For my entry into her challenge I went with one of my all time favorite Sweet Ebony stamps. It just makes me totally happy and smile the entire time I color this adorable little lady. She is colored with my Copics, white gel pen and Glitter pens for her locket and buckle.

For my pattern paper I had this wonderful Bo Bunny floral paper, love the country look of it and perfect for the image. I then used a piece of Coordination's red paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder. I sewed everything down, zig zag stitch for the backgrounds and then a blanket stitch around the image. Then in a my masses of ribbon I found this checked ribbon that matches perfect.

The sentiment is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and I know I have used it a few times this last week... can't help it I love it! But I did just get a few more from the LSS... so there will be different ones coming. I punched it with the smallest Fiskar's Circle Squeeze punch, I placed that on a red Prima flower, and the with the medium Squeeze punch cut a slightly larger circle out of the card base green so the red flower would pop off of the red card stock.

I love how it came out. The country feel, and the fact that she is one of my favorites is surely why! Make sure you check out Katharina's blog for more details of all the fabulous news she has been sharing!

Today is catch up day... catch up on laundry, housework, and of course some time to catch up on my favorite blogs and find a few new ones too!

And as for Donkey update... we are still on standby.... but with soon to be Hurricane Dolly coming they are sure to deliver at the most wonderfully fun time to be outside with them! =)

HUGS and-


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love the fun dp you used on your first card Michelle, just perfect for the cute image, Your second card is just so pretty and again love the dp and your fabulous colouring, Hugs, Nikki x

Claudia Rosa said...

michelle.. this is soo cute.
that monkey fits so nicely to this paper!!! your second card is gorgeous too and the stiching is just the perfect match


Camilla said...

Two Stunning cards Michelle!! So bright and beautiful colours, and love your papers!

Katharina Frei said...

Wow, what terrific cards Michelle. I couldn't tell which I like more, they are both unique and perfect in combination of colours and embellishments. Thank you also for your lovely work and your support!! This is very much appreciated!
Oh, and I 'll tell you a secret, I wanted Alison to draw me a dunkey which I will call Michelle, because I had to think of you and your dunkeys all the time :)
Katharina xx

Arline said...

Hi Michelle
Your cards are gorgeous! Love the monkey one and the stitching looks great! Your second card is so sweet. The image and colours you have used are fab!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle I love the DP on the first one it's fab.

Suzanne said...

2 fantastic cards love them both and both the sketches are great. A donkey called Michelle how cute!!! Sue :o)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle!! wow!
Totally loving what you've done with the sketches :)

Hugs, Marlene x

Deb said...

both gorgeous cards, just love the pirate monkey and that fabulous backing paper!

Bubbles said...

Oooo.. gorgeous cards Michelle, the monkey is so much fun love the backing. Your card for Katharina's blog is stunning, such fab colours and the image is lovely.
Joanne x

Shary said...

Love the monkeys peeping through the circles and of course the pirate monkey.
And of course your other card is beautiful too . your colouring is perfect.

Ila said...

Wow! Michelle these are both Super Fabulous cards!! You did a Awesome job on both sketches...and I love..love the country colors you used!!...Hugs, Ila

Alison said...

Both great cards, fab colouring on both.

craftyscot said...

fabulous cards Michelle, well worthy of guest DT. I love your colouring, you need to give me tips. I also NEED Copics and that Swiss Dots folder :0)

Tina said...

WOW Michelle you've been so busy, both cards are absolutely stunning and the detail is just perfect .... Big Crafty Hugs Tina xx

Lim said...

Michelle, both cards are gorgeous. Your coloring are always stunning and fabulous. I love all the details in both cards. Amazing as always.

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Michelle. Your colouring is beautiful and I love the sock monkey paper.

Debbie x

Allison said...

As always, you have some winners on your hands. That sock monkey card has to be one of your best evah (esp. with the matching DP!).

ink'n'rubba said...

two more fabulous cards Michelle! and good luck for the GD spot! I've given you an award, so please stop by my blog to pick it up. annie x

karin xoxo said...

Hi Michelle,

great cards.
Love the papers and the stamps you've used.
Good luck to you.

xoxo karin

Gill said...

Beautiful cards, you have done amazing job with both sketches, love the papers and the stamps
lv Gill x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Michelle both these cards are awesome, I adore your colouring it is perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Trina said...

Both of these cards are amazing! I just love the images and papers used on both, and especially love the monkey background paper! Beautiful!!

Rach said...

brilliant cards Michelle, love the colours and the details that you have used. Your colouring is fantastic. good luck in the GD call hugs rach.xx

Frances said...

o.k I've not been round for a couple of days and am greeted with too many fab cards! They are all brilliant, loving the monkey one alot and good luck with the GD spot. Hope Hurricane Dolly doesn't cause you too much havoc.
Hugs Fran x

Kim said...

Wow wow wow, I love what you have done. I love the colouring with the copics, I'm really into colouring at the moment and these are really beautiful :)

Donna said...

what a fabulous card!! I bet you're going to make the guest designer *smile*