Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Special Delivery

I just love this image. Helene at Alota Rubber Stamps has been really adding some fabulous images. You know what I love most about her... ok one of the things I love most cuz she is just the sweetest person you would ever want to meet. She listens to her customers. You need a certain image... she really tries to go out and add that image to her enormous catalog of images. Example... furniture for our Tilda's and friends ..done - more backgrounds for scene's... done - romantic valentine ... done - DONKEY'S... done! And wait until you see the brand new wagon set coming out! Oh my I love this set, can't wait to ink it all up! I see so many possibilities with it.

This card is made with one of Helene's old favorites re-done and added to the Internet! And I love it! So fun to color! The ARK, don't you love it. It even has two donkeys on it!!!! Now this is a larger image, so planning the card doesn't take much cuz there isn't a lot of room to play with. I colored with my Copic's and used my air compressor to do the sky, grass and water. Man I need some practice with this thing. I don't get even smooth mist like it says. I get more spirts and nothing then big spirt... I need help!!! Any words of wisdom for anyone that uses the Copic system.
Ok back to the card. Now as soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to use the JoAnn's Debbie Mum Noah's Ark papers stack with it. Love these papers, all of the animals sparkle! I used a blue card stock for base, one of the simpler papers for the back ground, matted the animal print and the image with the same blue and zig-zag stitched everything... just love that!
I found this fun piece of fringe ribbon in my stash and used it at the bottom of the card. The arrow photo holder is from 7-gypsies, with a Making Memories mini button brad. My sentiment Special Delivery is from Papertrey Ink and is punched with the Stampin Up Window Word punch.
I had a few pieces of scraps and decided to not waste a thing, so I used them to decorate the inside just a bit.
Feel so good to get back into the groove of making cards again. And having some new images don't hurt right?
Well better get going... I haven't said anything here before... but I started the Wii Fit on December 26th (Christmas Gift LOL) ... yep it is what the 7th of January and I still even thru being sick, have done it every day. Some days more than others but I have done it every day! I hope this will actually help shed some very unwanted and unhealthy pounds. So gotta go and do my time before I will allow myself some blog surfing.. that is my reward!
Hope you have some fun planned for the day!
OH And I just have to share one more thing! Lim at The Voices in my Head has some unbelievable candy up for grabs!!!! all I have to say is one word and I guarantee you will fly from here to go and sign up..... ( HANGLARS!!!) see told you! While there see her wonderful work, she is really wonderful!


Suzanne said...

Oh Michelle this is gorgeous so much detail in this stamp and so beautifully coloured by you. Love the papers too. Sue :o)

ribenaruby said...

Wow! What an excellent creation. Thanks for all the inspiration on here, loving the embellishments including the fringe at the bottom.

Annie said...

oh what a fun card Michelle! love the ark with all the animals, and the donkeys, and your colouring is fabulous! great papers to finish things off too. hugs, annie x

Heidi said...

Michelle it is splendid! How brightly colored and I did see those donkeys!

Rach said...

this is wonderful Michelle. love that ark and all the the fringe at the bottom...gorgeous. hugs rachxx

The Crafting Cook said...

Love it! Another fantastic card!
I hope you don't have this one , but I have left something for you on my blog!
Teresa xx

Tina said...

Michelle i love your card, this image is gorgeous, and your colouring is beautiful, i am sure you will get the hang of the compressor, it gives you an excuse to make lots of cards with it...hehehe, the fringing is so cute..... Keep up the good work with the keep fit, i can just about manage the golf on the Crafty Hugs Tina x

Sally said...

Love your card. I think it is perfect. You'll get the hang of using your compresser. I am a big fan of Noah's Ark so I really love the stamp. So much detail and the donkeys are adorable.

catt871 said...

AWESOME CARD!!!! You are making me BROKE girl!!!! LOL ENABLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Totally amazing card Michelle...incredible work of art.
I agree with you, Helene is very sweet and I love the new alota stamps...I have some en route to me as I write!
Carole :-)

Bev said...

GORGEOUS. You done a wonderful job on this. I would frame it.
You sure have the talent. TFS