Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pretty Purple Posies....




Hanglar, A Spoon Full of Sugar, and Purple what a perfect combination. This week the challenge is a fabulous sketch by Nikki. I used a Hangar image that a wonderful friend sent me. I am soooo in love with these images just wish it was easier to get the stamps here! Anyway I colored the skin tones with my Copic Markers, then the rest of the image I used my Koh-I-Noor Pencils and mineral spirits. And then high lighted with white gel pen and Sakura Glaze pens.
I used blank card base to start with. I have been going through my older stash of papers and found this gorgeous piece of Anna Griffin paper. Her papers are just so pretty with all the flowers. I cut it to match the blocks on the sketch, I wanted to make sure I left them the way they cut so the flowers would match up just leave a spot between them. I attached them to a new piece of card stock. Have you seen the new Coordination's papers? Oh they are just so cool. Love how they already look like sanded, and I did just a bit more sanding on the edges. And attached it to the base.
I matted my image on the same purple and then a scrap of dark green. I also doodled around the image with my grey Copic multi-liner. I stamped "Happy Birthday" with a Hero Arts stamp and matted the same way. The dots in the corners are Cloud Nine rain dots. Love them.
For the band across the middle I threaded a piece of thin ribbon through a piece of
vintage lace and tied bow on each side of the image.
Make sure to check out all the DT cards at A Spoon Full of Sugar, so really gorgeous work. Then give the sketch a try!
I want to wish my sister well.... Last night was a stressful night. She fell and hurt her ankle bad. Today she is laid up. Can't even image having three little ones and a hurt ankle. But she sounds better this morning. So rest up while they are in school Sis! And BIG HUGS - LOVE YA!
Ok - I am off, busy day. I hope you have a good one planned and have time to craft!
HUGS and-

18 comments:

Karin said...

Hi Michelle,

gorgeous card.
I love the colors and DP.
And the way you've colored this little Hangler girls is just amazing.

Have a great day.
xoxo karin

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Michelle, I love the AG paper too, beautiful!!

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. what a wonderful card.
i love the paper with this image.
great job michelle

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Michelle, the purples are lovely and the paper and image just gorgeous.
Hope your sisters ankle gets better really soon.
Joanne x

ink'n'rubba said...

Hi Michelle, another gorgeous card and that AG paper is so pretty! I hope your sis gets a chance to rest her ankle today - lots of ice or bags of frozen peas to bring the swelling down! annie x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle I love the beautiful DP it goes so well with the gorgeous image, Hugs Debbie x

Suzanne said...

OMG this is just gorgeous I just love these papers and the pruple card is lush. Sue :o)

CraftyC said...

Sure is a very pretty card, I've a collection of Anna Griffin papers, must hunt them down!
Clairex

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Michelle, you have followed my sketch to perfection love the image and the wonderful dp. Hugs Nikki x

Cynde said...

Very Pretty Card. Love how you colored her, and the background paper truly is perfect with her!

Heidi said...

DEAR MICHELLE

You are so sweat my friend. I was so HAPPY to find a wonderful card, images and rain/heart dots from you in my mailbox today. What a wonderful surprise. You made me so happy. The card and the coloring was so beautiful.
Thank you so much Michelle - you are the best.

Love and hugs from
Heidi

Heidi said...

I forgot to say that your card for A Spoon full of sugar is beautiful :o)

Hugs
Heidi

Patti Smith said...

Oh this is a beauty...love the papers and pencils and mineral spirits...okay off to check for some youtube webisodes!!! LOL...am I your biggest fan or what!!! Hey I have thought about you all day..I hope you guys won't get any of Hurricane Ike...they are projecting Texas coast last I heard anyway take care....

Allison said...

So cute...love the purples!

Rach said...

such a pretty card Michelle. love the added lace. hugs rachxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

beautiful card - i adore the papers used x

Trina said...

Beautiful Michelle!! I just love those hanglar images!! Great dp and love the lace on this card!

Deb said...

beautiful card, love the pretty DP and the image is adorable