Friday, July 11, 2008

Thanks a Ton!



How cute is this "little guy". I wanted to play with my Koh-I-Noor Pencils again, and this cute High Hopes image was sent to me by my buddy Claudia from Paper Pressings.
I colored him or I guess with the pink cheeks it is a her, with my new pencils and mineral spirits. Then high lighted with white gel pen. I then cut out with my Nestibilities Circle. I then realized that I had not had a chance to do this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge and this was perfect to use.
So I picked out all card stock for this challenge so I could then use something else new... I just got some of those FABULOUS Cuttlebug Border Embossing Folders, LOVE them!
I chose all the same colors that were in the hippo image, embossed the long band and then the two squares with the swiss dots. I used the Coordination's card stock for these pieces so I could then sand and show the lighter color for the embossed areas. I stacked things together following the sketch, stitched the edges down and then found the sentiment also from High Hopes "Thanks a Ton!" came together really fast.
Well gotta run- it's MIL day.. and man I hate doing that on Fridays... to many people in the malls! But hubby was off the rest of the week so we couldn't do our normal errands then. Hope you all have a great Friday!
HUGS and-

20 comments:

Claudia Rosa said...

oh michelle,
what are you doing???
what are these pencils :-( this looks fantastic!! aaahhh. you really want me buy stuff :-) lol

wonderful wonderful card.
your friend
Claudi

Mada_ro said...

IT is definitely a "she" - it's Me! :D
Love, love, love everything about this card. Great job Michelle!

May you find quickly what you're looking for when shopping and have a mighty fine weekend.

Hugs,
Mada

Anita said...

Love the colors and what a cute hippo.

Suzanne said...

OMG this is gorgeous!!Thanks for your comment on my blog I am still here...a promotion at work and my little bundle of joy (honey) have both eaten into my blogging and card making time!! Hope to resume normal service soon. Sue :o)

Hev said...

Very very sweet :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle I love the cute Hippo.

Allison said...

Love this sketch and how you interpreted it! Have a good Friday chickadee!

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous card Michelle and the greeting made me smile! I've just ordered some of those new embossing strip folders and hope they will be here soon! have a good weekend, hugs, annie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love the bright colour scheme Michelle and the embossing, Fabulous colouring and I will have to check these pencils out, Hugs, Nikki x

Joan said...

This little fellow is just too cute. What a sweetheart!!!!! Awesome colours on the card too. Joan

Tina said...

Hi Michelle, another stunning card, the hippo looks just as cute as a button...


Michelle i left an award for you on my blog....
http://yummyscrummycreate.blogspot.com/2008/07/im-back-awards-to-pass-on.html

Crafty hugs Tina x

Shary said...

Gorgeous as always Michelle. Love the colours you have used and of course the image.

Maria said...

Wonderful card Michelle. I'm really enjoying visiting your blog and will be adding you to my fav blogroll. Hope over to my blog as I have a surprise for you. Hav a great weekend, Maria

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a cutie ,love it ,Dawnx

Katharina said...

This is wonderful Michelle!! Love what you did with the sketch and the colouring is fab!!

catt871 said...

AMAZING! Your card is SO adorable!!!! HIPPO HURRAY!! I love the colours!! The sketch is great too!!!!
Chris

Jill said...

wow I love your card, that image is just too cute and so perfectly coloured in it's stunning Jill x

Kathy said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch!! And your embossing is FaB!!! (Where did you get the folders from so fast??) Pretty colors too!! Congrats on your DT position at ALOTA!!!

steph said...

Great card! Love the cute hippo! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Lim said...

Beautiful card Michelle. Also I saw the pictures of your donkeys and they are gorgeous and sweet. Love them all.
Hugs,
Lim