Thursday, March 5, 2009

Follow Your Dream - to the Club Anya Sketch Challenge!

Have you been to Club Anya today??? Well there is a sneak peek of some of the new stamps coming out on March 15th!! Oh my these will fly off the shelf.. tooo cute! There is also a sketch challenge going on and I was pretty darn excited about joining in - but my new Anya's and Ian's haven't arrived yet!!! So I went to The Greeting Farm and purchased a Digital Anya!
This is Dorothy Anya.. isn't she and Toto adorable! And talk about instant gratification... you can be coloring in minutes after your purchase!
She and you doggie are colored with my Copics and of course her shoes are stickled with a bright red... there is no place like home... there is no place like home....

Now I am not for sure but I think the original sketch was more for a long rectangle card... but well I just went with square and made it work. or not. But I did it anyway. I started with my pattern paper.. an old piece of Sassafras Lass Piccadilly paper, don't know why but it really reminded me of Oz... I cut my half circle from a scrap of the base card stock and drew in the "brick" for the yellow brick road - shaded with my copics and then darkened with a light brown ink. I matted the pattern paper with a light blue and then a bright orange, and sewed it all together and placed it on the base. I wasn't for sure what to use for a sentiment... then I just thought of "Follow you Dream" and this could be a great encouragement card... I used an old sheet of Cloud Nine Rub on Letters... man they were hard to use, drying out and cracked. But I kept going and got them down. I found three felt flowers in my stash and three striped brads. I think it is fun. I hope you like it - something different huh?


I hope you will check out the sketch challenge and give it a go.. if you don't have any Anya's or Ian's... think digital!

Well gotta get a move on - today is MIL shopping day - and she has a long list today! So I'll be back later to visit and comment on a few blogs -

HUGS and-

16 comments:

Annie said...

what lovely cheerful warm sunny colours on this card, it would certainly cheer you up to recieve it! and a fabby instant Anya with the wee Toto! enjoy your day. hugs, annie x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours & Anya looks so pretty.

Pinklilac said...

What beautiful colours and love the image.
Hugs Linda

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh, totally adorable Michelle, she is so cute and I love your colouring, love the layout and vibrant papers, Huge Congrats for your guest dt post, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

this is really neat! love the colors :)

Janna said...

wow! This is just incredible! That is the only word for it1 You did a great job with the sketch and the colorign on your Anya is amazing!! I can't believe you created the brick road! So cute!!

Smiles,
janna

Tracey said...

Love this Michelle! It's a gorgeous card!!

jennyv said...

Wow I just love the way you have color this image. Great job!

Jenny

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Michelle, awesome colouring and such a fabulous colour combination.
I hope to get chance to join in the sketch.
Congratulations on your Miss Anya DT position...good for you :-)
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Donalda said...

This is just adorable dear. Love it

Shary said...

Great colours Michelle, lovely and bright. Unlike here , it has rained all day! Gorgeous card

Heidi said...

WOW and WOW again. I just love your work my friend

Hugs and love
Heidi

Frances said...

huge congrats on your Anya DT Michelle. Love this card, so bright and cheerful. Looking forward to the new release too! Have a fab weekend. xx

kay said...

this is such a gorgeous card and love the colours used.
kayx

Kelly Schelske said...

So very sweet Michelle!!

Cathy said...

This is so amazingly cute!! I love it!!