Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar and some Raspberry Ribbon Love

I have some catching up to do! I have spent so much time outside with the new baby that I am really behind on my cards, and my blog surfing!

Today I have two cards my first is my DT card for A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge Blog.

This week is some for some "Animal Magic"
"We would love you to make a card with an animal somewhere in the design. 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 card I chose my Hat-itude Chicks from High Hopes. I colored them with my Copics and Spica Glitter Pens. Wish you could see that on the flowers, they really do sparkle! The pattern papers are from Paper Studio, and I used sage green and pale yellow Bazzil card stock. Everything is sewed down, twice! I liked the double stitching look. Prima flowers and buttons finish out the corner.

Why not give this weeks challenge a try. Lots of stamp brands to choose from and any animal will work!

My second card is a fun sketch from Raspberry Ribbons. I ran across this blog a few days ago I have of course drooled on their Ribbon kits from seeing them on lots of blogs, but then I found their blog and the fact that they are going to have a sketch challenge twice a month. The sketch this time really was cool, different and I had to give it a try.

I used a Sweet Ebony stamp and Doodlebug pattern paper and ribbons, I colored the image with my Copics to match the papers and ribbon, love the vintage colors. I don't do use these colors often, and I love them. For the sky I wanted something softer, so I used chalks.

I tried a million different things for the larger circle. I knew I wanted to use the buttons for the smaller circles, but that larger one... Then I found the flowers in my stash that were the same colors as the image, it just clicked. I couldn't decide which ribbon I wanted to use...he he..... so I used all three! I stacked the two on the bottom border of the image, love the soft velour flowers mixed with the satin ribbon. Then the larger ribbon I used as a background to my sentiment, which is from Stampin up, and punched with my new Stampin Up Word punch! (Thanks Claudia for helping me get one!)

Love the sketch, and think I will be checking in often to see what new ones they put up! Give them a look and see yourself.

Well I am off - Don't you think I should go back out and hug and love on the new baby? Don't want her to not feel loved ya know!

HUGS and-


Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle I love the HH Hat-itude chicks image it is so cute and has been coloured beautifully I also love what you have done with the sketch from raspberry ribbons.
Hugs Debbie x

Ila said...

Both fo these cards are Gorgeous!! I love how you colored the happy gals...and you did a wonderful job on the sketch from raspberry ribbons. I love vintage and this all comes together beautifully....Hugs, Ila

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle and specially love the fun colours on the first one :)

Hugs, Marlene x

pretty-pink-cards said...

This is a lovely card... the colours are fab...
I should have mentioned post it in either the design team call or the sketch one.
Thanks so much for joining in

Caroline (raspberry-ribbons) x

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful:)

Shary said...

Two great cards Michelle. Love the first one the image is really fun and beautifully coloured.
The second is lovely too as it looks very vintagey with the colours you have used. Gorgeously coloured again.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two fabulous cards Michelle and I just love the first with this great High Hopes image, I don't blame you for wanting to get back to your new baby.. the blogging can wait.. like children they will grow up too quick! Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie said...

Wow two gorgeous cards Michelle. Your colouring is beautiful.

Debbie x

Jill said...

great cards Michelle, I just love those ducks they are great. Your colouring in is fantastic. I love the Sweet Ebony card, the chocolate colours are perfect and the buttons and flower work so well Jill x

Patti Smith said...

Great cards Michelle....love the bright colors with the Hat atude chicks.....Love the browns on the other card.....Have a good "hump" day tomorrow girlfriend!!

Allison said...

Great work Michelle...loving the second one in brown!

cocoetnono said...

These two cards are gorgeous!! The first one is funny and the second ons is romantic!! Love the papers!! Hugs, Christelle.

Bubbles said...

Fabulous cards Michelle, love the sentiment with the chicks and what a gorgeous image! Fab colours used on your 2nd card it's lovely.
Baby Irene is totally adorable, you are very lucky.
Joanne x

Claudia Rosa said...

gosh.. love both cards michelle.
the second is my favorite :-)
i dont know i love the browns. fabulous ribbon you used too.

wonderful... irene is soooo cute :-)

ink'n'rubba said...

two more amazing cards, but I do really like the second one in those warm browny shades and the little buttons. annie x

cats whiskers said...

2 more great card Michelle love them both and such different colouring, and also welcome to baby Irene
Hugs Jacqui x

Deb said...

beautiful cards, love cute images but have to say, can't stop looking at gorgeous Irene, how adorable is she?

Suzanne said...

How do you find the time to make all these amazing cards they are always awesome, love them both. Sue :o)