Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sunrise or Sunset and a Pool Party!

Today I have two cards to share, first is for Tilda & Co. Challenge blog. This week they have a sketch to try. It is a simplier sketch which was actually nice to work with.


I started by stamping out one of my newer Tilda's on the fence. I colored her with my Copics and stickled her wings. I then cut her completely out. For my center block of the sketch I decided to try out the new Rubbernecker Kittie Kits, Cause for a scene stamps. I love this look, as you can tell by my header =) I used the numerous stamps to create the tree and the landscape. But Tilda needs to be watching something..... so I pulled out my new Copic Air Sprayer... I started by cutting a circle and spraying the "sun" and then used the shades of orange and yellows to shade around the sun. The shades of blue to create the sky. I think it turned out pretty cool. I then used a Rubberstamp Tapestry sentiment stump that reads "May your day be perfectly happy". Seemed to fit the setting. I matted twice with yellow and soft green, and then used Doodlebug Flocked brads for the corners. The pattern paper background is Heidi Grace baby line. Tilda is then pop dotted on the card to put the scene in the background. I like this one.... now whether it is a Sunset or a Sunrise I don't know.



My second card is for Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog. How fun is a pool party, and these Alota Bugs are enjoying it. I they are colored with my Copics and Sakura Glaze Pens. I also used Diamond Glaze and gave the water in the pool a shine. The background paper is a fun paper that I really had a hard time cutting into, the glittered Doodlebug paper is really gorgeous in person. I placed it on a light blue base. I used a striped ribbon as the down band and a scrap of card stock for the larger band across the middle. I found a piece of Heidi Grace ribbon that has the words sweet, friends, cherish, enjoy, always and discover. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is just fun! Three mini red brads for the dots on the left. These swimming bugs from Alota Rubberstamps are so fun to color!
Hope you have a chance to craft today!
HUGS and-

18 comments:

Glitter Monkey said...

These are just fabby Michelle! I love the scene you have created with the Tilda and as for the "Pool Party" well it's just fabby! Lol Lynn x

Ila said...

Both of these cards are Amazing Michelle!! I love the scene in the Magnolia one and the Pool party is just the Cutest!!....Hugs, Ila

Camilla said...

Wooow two beautiful cards Michelle!! But The scene with Tilda is just amazing!!!
Hugs, Camilla.

Suzanne said...

Both cards are beautiful but the Tilda one is just
amazing just love the sunset. Mind you I wouldn't mind joining in the Pool party!!!. On a different note we keep hearing about terrible weather in Texas but you haven't mentioned it have you managed to escape it? Sue :o)

Donna said...

HA HA - I LOVE the bees in the pool, so CUTE!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Both cards are absolutely great Michelle!! I adore the scene you created on the first one! And the bottom one is a cutie! Thanks for sharing!

Marcel Frei said...

The scene on the first card is absolutely stunning. Makes me want to sit on that bench too.

Donalda's Blog said...

Your cards are gorgeous dear, Just love them !!!!!

Cynde said...

Michelle These cards are great...
I love the magnolia one especially the way you sprayed the sun and sky. It's beautiful with the whole back ground you created.
The swimming bugs is cute. It sure shows off your beautiful coloring.
Love them both....just beautiful!!

Patti Smith said...

Wow girl love the whole background thing you have going on with the Tildie card...Both are awesome...

Heidi said...

Michelle- both of these cards are so wonderful. The tilda with the sun is just magnificent and the bugs in the pool, well what can i say- it is so summery! You did a FAB job on them.
Heidi

Allison said...

What a pretty scene with the Tilda!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh wow.. what fun cards!
love both of them!!!
the bugs are sooo funny :-)
hugs
claudia

Shary said...

Another two great cards Michelle. I think Tilda is looking at the sunset, its a great scene.
Love the bug card of course, such fun stamps.

Bev said...

Oh Michelle, these are just amazing (again!!) I adore the Tilda card, whta a fantastic idea

ink'n'rubba said...

two fabulous cards in bright cheerful colours. annie x

Lavender Rose said...

Both cards are lovely but the Tilda one is stunning, just love the gorgeous scene you have stamped!

Frances said...

wow, loving all the cards you made last week Michelle. I sure did miss some beauties! The 2 oldies and PB cat made me smile. your alota bugs are so cute and that sunset scene you created for Tilda is gorgeous! xx