Sunday, January 4, 2009

Back to the routine of challenges!

I have to say I am soooo happy that the challenges are starting back up this week. It is really funny, I had a hard time knowing what day of the week it was with out the routine of challenges to keep me going! LOL!









It is Sunday... Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Challenge!!! YEAH! And this week is a great sketch! With a request of making it a Thank You card.






This week I was thrilled to use one of the brand new Stampavie stamps from Lelo Designs. It was so much fun to color this guy. This is one is called "Dragon Flower", isn't he cute?





Colored with my Copics and high lighted with white gel pen, I just figured that most dragons were green and orange right? And the only color the flower could be was purple and that was the only color that would match both green and orange. Then I had to figure out what paper would match him... uh oh.






But then I found a piece of plaid paper in my new DCWV Animal Crackers stack that did! I put it with a dark green American Crafts Card Base, orange card stock and light blueish purple card stock and yea! Ok the sketch showed a scalloped mat behind the image. Well Scallops just didn't seem to match this guy, so I used my Martha Stewart border check punch on all four sides. Actually made a pretty neat mat don't you think?



I didn't want to use another pattern paper, so much was going on with the plaid and that checked mat, I just took the light blueish paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with the simple flower pattern. The Sentiment is cut with a Cuttlebug Die, love that the word is all together, I high lighted it with white gel pen, and then doodled the edge with white gel pen as well. I stacked felt flowers with a glittered orange brad for the flowers. Now that empty space above the tail was really bothering me... it needed something, so I added three buttons, and then doodled the edges of the image with Copic orange multi-liner. I think this one is fun. It is a great sketch I hope you will join in this week!
Oh and I also need to spread the word about some wonderful Yummy blog candy! You just must stop over and see Papercrafts by Rach... Oh how I love her stuff, she has so much talent, I look forward to seeing her beautiful art each day. And now she is giving away some fabulous candy. Take a look and see you'll agree. While there spend some time drooling on her work too!




Well better get a move on, breakfast with the locals at the cafe. And then home to get some house work done. I hope. I haven't done much of anything the past two days. Haven't had the energy with this "crud" illness that is trying to attack me. I feel a bit better today, so here is hoping it will just go away! Have a wonderful Sunday, I know for many it is the last day before real world work and school starts after the holidays.


HUGS and-

23 comments:

Rach said...

hi hunny,
loving your thank you card such wonderful cheery colours and of course that cutie of a dragon is gorgeous...beautifully coloured. Thanks for your kind words and for the heads up on my candy...good luck to you..
Hope you feel better soon. hugs rachxx

Holly said...

This is darling! Love your coloring as always. I'm also glad to see the challenges starting back!

Ila said...

Super Cute!! your coloring and papers are Wonderful!! It's kind of nice to leave the holidays behing isn't it..lol...I hope you feel better soon..Take Care!!...Hugs, Ila

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is so fabulous and bright Michelle. I love this new character and can't wait to have some of these to play with soon, Gorgeous colouring with your copics, Hugs, Nikki x

Anita said...

Cute card! The lines are areound the image are a neat touch.

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, I love these new Stampavie stamps, they are so cute, I love the mat you've made with the border punch, really effective. I'm glad to get back to normal again too, too many late nights lol. DawnM.x

Donalda said...

Oh Michelle this is adorable and you have colored him so beatiful. Love the papers dear

Nancy said...

oh wie schön, so tolle farben..ich bin begeistert!!

liebe grüsse
nancy

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Hi my dear,

I knew it, I really KNEW it... we took the same image again *lol*. But didn't you hear about the green dragons with pink sharp edges? *smile*. Love your card!

Hugsies
Jay Jay (what a luck that I first have to visit the office on Wednesday again :P)

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous thank you card I love the colours. Sue :o)

Pascale said...

Love this card great! Pascale :)

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card!!
If you go over to my blog, there is something there for you!
Leanne :o)
xx

Norine said...

super cute so cheery
Hugs
Norine

Joan said...

Fantastic card - I love the colours and that little dragon is a sweetie. Joan

Sally said...

Fantastic card. I love that stamp. He is so adorable.

Susan said...

Very cute card!!!!!

Marie/bat3 said...

Wow! What a nice card! The dragon is so CUTE!

Heidi said...

Michelle- this little guy is adorable. Jake got a birthday card with him on it and I just fell in love with him! YOu did a awesome job coloring him to- he is so happy feeling.

ribenaruby said...

What a cute dragon, love him and I know what you mean about empty spaces, it bugs me if I don't fill it. I know you'll be busy with DT work but I've left something on my blog for you. Have a great day!

Frances said...

Happy new year Michelle! This is so cute, love that border punch (didn't have it in stock when I got my others!) and that dragon is so cute. Heehee, see you found the WOJ donkey - I did think of you as soon as I saw it so I'm not surprised katharina named it after you ;) xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image and the lovely bright colours...so cheerful. Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear, I am all behind with my blog hopping again, I was going to try to be very good in 2009 but it hasn't lasted long. I love this cute card, what a gorgeous Dragon he is this is the first time I have seen him, got to have him now.
Wow that candy you have is fabulous am just going to have another look
Big Hugs to you and the Babies
Jacqui xxxx

Annie said...

Hi Michelle! I am playing catch up again with a thick head and sore throat, so I can sympathise with you! love the bright colours on this cute dragon card, and what a fabulous mat layer you made! take care, hugs, annie xx