Monday, October 6, 2008

Pretty Willow with Lantern

I love Willow with Lantern, she is so pretty and that dress is just gorgeous. I wanted her to pop on this card, be the focal. So I tried to make the rest of the card soft and light. The layout is from this weeks Friday Sketchers I don't know about mine, I don't really do well with random.

Willow is colored with Copics and then cut with a border around her. I used a piece of My Minds Eye paper, the teal and dots is one side, and the brown is the opposite side. Love that! I followed the sketch and then sewed the pieces of paper down. I wanted to use ribbon and the scattered bands, but I didn't want them to draw away from Willow, so I went with white. These are all part of the Doodlebug Ribbon white collection. The neat thing is the patterns on the ribbons are a soft teal blue.

Well that is it for today. Not a great morning for me, I hope I am not coming down with something, just a bad night sleep. But I just don't feel so hot today. I just hope it passes and I can get my stuff I had planned today done. At this point it isn't looking good. Maybe if I get a coke, and sit still reading blogs I will feel better right?

Have a great Monday, and get inky!

HUGS and-


Tricia said...

What a soft and pretty card! I hope you feel better, Michelle, and I'm pretty sure the Coke and blog reading will do the trick! :)

catt871 said...

Gorgeous card! That ribbon is yummy and that paper is so soft and elegant!!! And of course, your colouring is impeccable!!! You gotta email me some tips girl!!!

Linda said...

I love your Willow, too!! She really does pop and I like the idea of the various ribbons on the page. Some day I'm going to get my own Copics!! Hope you're feeling better and up and 'KICKIN" real soon!!
Linda L Bien (SCS name)
(also pround to say, Sara Williams' Mommy)

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card and a fab image, hope your feeling better!!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card and a fab image, hope your feeling better!!

StampinCathy said...

Willow is just stunning. What a beautiful card.

ink'n'rubba said...

beautiful card and perfect blanket stitch! love the soft teal blue with the russet brown and the oh so pretty ribbons. I hope you're not coming down with anything, everybody seems to be getting colds! hugs, annie x

bolha said...

Love it. It´s perfect.

x Natasha x

Heidi said...

I just love your card Michelle-it is so beautiful. Love the ribbons and your coloring. Hope you are feeling better.

Big hugs from

Eve said...

Adorable Blog!
Love the image on your card!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Michelle!! I love the way you colored Willow and adorned the background...Lovely!!..Take Care!!...maybe your working to hard!!!...Hugs, Ila

Diana said...

Im sooooo Sorry your not well today ..I hope you get better .This card is wonderful I dont think you EVER disapoint ??? can you tell me why you cut her out with a border ?? and then sometimes not with a border as this could be a nice tip for me to learn with
HUggie -Poohs

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of the white ribbon. And the image is coloured beautifully. Hope you feel better soon Judy x

Heather's Creations said...

Beautiful card Michelle :0) love the red and blue together makes it look very pretty.
**Hugs** Heather x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Michelle, the image certainly does 'pop'. Perfect colouring and stitching...thanks for trying my sketch.
Carole :-)

Anita said...

I love the ribbon. What a beautiful card!

Claudia Rosa said...

what a gorgeous card... but no comparison to the most beautiful card i have recieved today :-)

thank you so much my friend.

Deb said...

Hope you feel better!! This card is wonderful, so beautiful!!

Allison said...

Terrific as always...

NanaBeth said...

Truly gorgeous card-hope you are feeling better.

Shemaine said...

Hey Michelle thanks for visitng my blog! my middle name is Michelle so now we have 2 things in common!! Which card did you like of the 2 I made and send me your addy. it's yours! Hope you feel better!

Karin said...

Beautifull card.
Love the stamp and the lay-out of the card.

xoxo karin

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is stunning Michelle, Love all the gorgeous ribbons and the wonderful colours you have used, Hugs, Nikki x

Gill said...

wow, your card is stunning, love the image, so beautifully coloured and I love all those different ribbons...fabulous, sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope you are soon better
lv Gill x

Lim said...

Love it!!! You are so talented my friend :))
Definitely, you rock!

Bev said...

Breathtaking!! (I'm repeating myself but it's all your fault Michelle for making such delicious cards!!!)

hugs Bev x

Nancy said...

Beautiful card. I love how you colored Willow!

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs Mumur

Mrs Wonka said...

Ohhhh I love it. I have a donkey pic on my blog have a peek if you get a mo!

Mrs Wonka x