Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Fun

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! The wind here is blowing like crazy and it's supposed to be bringing in another storm. I just hope that whatever it brings, it's in the form of rain, NOT snow! I'm DONE with snow for thise year! LOL! Although I know that it's still way too early for us to be expecting that. Enough about the cruddy weather! LOL!  I've had fun working on this card, but I'm still not sure if I like the way it turned out. Something is just "off" with it. *sigh*  It doesn't seem quite balanced to me. Oh well...they can't all be home runs, right? I couldn't get a decent pic of it either. This one is too dark, and the last one below is just too light.

Isn't she so cute carrying that precious little ladybug? She was fun to color. This is a Sassy Cheryl's digi image called Gentle Friends. She's colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and then cut out with oval Nesties and petite scalloped oval Nesties. I used a multi-liner to draw the horizon.

This angle shows the dimension (I do truly love lots of dimension on a card). I'm entering this into Sassy Cheryl's challenge 55 which calls for "something new". I used my new Cricut cartridge "Create A Critter" for the cloud. (only 27.99 at Hallmark Scrapbook!!) I just cut it in half and chalked around the edges. I also cut the fence out with the Expression as well, but I used my Gypsy and can't remember which cartridge is was from. Sorry! The butterflies are from an EK Success punch and I covered them with Diamond Stickles and added some Kaiser half backed pearls. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The DP is Tippy Toes from Nitwit Collections and the cardstock is Bazzill.

That's it for me today! Sure hope your weather is a lot better than what we're having right now. But I guess it's not too bad since I get to stay inside and craft! :-)  Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!  Hugs!!

Entered in Sassy Cheryl's challenge #55 - Use something new (Create a Critter Cricut cartridge)

Copics used:
dress, socks, and shoes: R81, 83, 85, 89
dress trim: Y15 and YG13
hair: E21 and 25
skin: E11 and 00
ladybug: R24 and 27
flower: V91, 93, and 95
grass: YG11 and 13
sky: B000


Chrissy said...

Aaawww Sharon, this is gorgeous. Look at her the sweet with the lady bug. Great colouring, beautiful bow.and very well balanced... to

Nancy said...

This is very sweet. Your coloring is beautiful, as always. I swear you have the best ribbon!

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Oh, I don't see anything off about it at all! I think it's simply GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely gorgeous!
I'm with you. . . no more snow although we are suppose to get some this evening/tomorrow morning. Hoping too that it will only be rain!
Thanks for playing in the challenge this week! It's a stunning card.

charlene said...

Hey chickie I think it looks really good and not off to me at all but then I am a little off so it would look normal :) I love her images great job

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Sharon, so colourful and I love the clouds!

Candy said...

There's that fantastic colouring again!!!!!
LOVE the clouds and all the dimension.
The inside looks awesome as well.
I don't see that something is 'off' with it at all - looks wonderful to me :o)
Hugs, Candy

Janie Printz said...

What do you mean OFF !!! You never do anything even remotely off !!!
You are the Queen of gorgeous cards & every creation is a masterpiece. Did you mask this image to get that great looking sky? I was trying to figure out how you'd cut those skinny little legs out if you did mask it...
I always forget to mention how much I love your stitching on SEW many of the panels. It's wonderful.
Hugs, Janie


How pretty, and cute. She's got some bird legs going on there :O)

Eulanda said...

hee hee this is so cute!! I like that fence and smart idea on the clouds! Thanks for the tip!! I am doing a bunch of clouds on my Maggie project and this should make it faster. hee hee Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! Hugs!

Sheri said...

Love it! Love the colors, love the fence, and love her knees :)

Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous, Sharon! Your coloring is fantastic.

Pat said...

Hi Sharon...gorgeous card!! I love this image...I may have to get her! She reminds me of my sister...she's cute and has big feet too! haha!! Gorgeous are so dang talented!! I am lovin' this!! Stay warm, sugar!! Have a great Sunday...then it's back to work. ugh! hehhehe! Pat Frank

Miria said...

Hi, Sharon. I think everything is perfect in this card, the stunning colouring, the fab dimensione and everything. I love it! Hugs, Miria

Melodie said...

The card has become really wonderful, I like the motive also very well, especially the knees of the small Lady.

Cami said...

Gee, you must've been kinda tired because this card surely is gorgeous and doesn't look "off balance" to me...I think it's just perfect! Beautifuly colored as always, love how you cut the clouds and sponged the edges, and those cute butterflies with pearls! I don't know you colored her super-skinny limbs!
Hugs, Cami

Dora said...

aaahhh this is awesome, fantastic colouring.. loooove the sky and the clouds ... and butterflies are so pretty xxx

Ellen said...

I love the card: looks fantastic! I think everyone has - from time to time - doubts about their cards. I can asure you: you did a great job!
Here the weather is fine today: sunny, so spring is on his way!

groetjes, Ellen

Christina C. said...

What a fabulous card, Sharon! I love all the dimension on this card.
You did a wonderful job...great details and a beautifully colored image.
It's a "balmy" 6 degrees in my part of the world this morning...!
Have a fabulous day!

jkreucher said...

Oh! I think this is balanced just right.. Love all the great dimension!
your coloring is beautiful!
So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

Riet said...

So beautiful card ,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

I too have trouble sometimes getting the colors right - I know that my cards look one sight better for real. Something seems to happen in the translation. But before you said what you did bout the colors - my first reaction was how much I love your bright, crisp, clean colors. Cute little girl and you have created the perfect fantasy scene with you fence and clouds - I love those clouds. I think your clouds really set the mood for your whimsical card!!

sandiblu said...

Hi Sharon, loving this card and that Sassy Cheryl image is divine !!

Hugs, sandra xx

Nancy said...

girl--this just drew me right into the picture...awesome job as usually my friend....that image is just way to cute and you've colored her in fabulously....smiles Ladybug...


*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Sharon, this is absolutely adorable!! I love the fun Spring theme scenery you've created with the clouds and fence!! Your coloring is amazing hun!! HUGS

Sheri said...

You smarty pants! I love that fence and that background is so perfect for that so-stinkin-cute image!!

Ann English said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!! This is awesome! What a work of art!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Wow, love this beautiful scene you created! It is just screaming Spring. So glad you joined us at Sassy Cheryl's this week. ~jeni :)

DeeDee said...

I love this card! It's just so yummy and Spring-y! That image is so, so adorable! It looks plenty balnaced to ME! HUGS!

DonnaMundinger said...

Are you kidding me???? this is adorable!!! Love that the relative dimensions are slighty askew. Makes it all the more whimsical! xxD

PeggyLovesVintage said...

So cute Sis! I love the whole scene. The coloring is awesome and the butterflies are the cutest! Very whimsical and bright! Love yah!