Sunday, January 27, 2008

Greetings! and a Lesson

Greetings is the name of this cute little hedgy!

I made this card for today's SCS Featured Stamper's Challenge. Today's featured stamper is StampinPam . She has a GREAT gallery, and I thoroughly enjoyed cruising through all her fabulous designs! The card I chose to case is HERE .

I changed everything about the card except the design. I really liked her layout, and since that's typically the most difficult part for me, I'm always happy to use someone else's design!

Before you say, "What WAS she thinking!", I need to point out a *tactical* error I made! Lesson learned...when you adhere something with a Glue Dot to paper, it CANNOT be moved! I don't think I will forget that anytime soon. I adhered the orange flower in position before I realized I didn't like it there. Quickly I discovered that it cannot be moved...it tears the paper. Now, I'm smarter than I was a little earlier today. (I guess that's a good thing?) LOL! Take heed! Learn from MY mistake!

The stamp I used is Penny Black's Greetings . I think that little guy is just way too cute! I stamped it on watercolor paper, then colored with Tombow markers and a blender pen.

The green scalloped panel is stamped with Penny Black's Scrolling Along . I used VersaMark Ink to stamp, then embossed with detail white embossing powder.

The sentiment is from Wordsworth. It's called You Are My Sunshine . I've used it several times. I just love the small size as well as the sentiment itself.

So that's it for me tonight. I am older and wiser. And I know Martha would say that's a good thing!

Have a great week...and thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty,love the hedgehog and your coloring.

Carol said...

simply adorable! I love that background stamping/embossing on the green scalloped panel. Beautiful choice of colors and flower - even if you did stick it where you didn't want it:) great card, and yes.....it's a good thing:)

dd2njoy said...

Oh my what a cheerful card!! Love the stamp and your coloring is phenomenal!!!

Tosh said...

This is precious Michelle!! Your coloring is fabulous and that ribbon is too perfect!! Awesome card!! It made me smile when I saw it!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle - love the card. I know you didnt put the flower where you wanted it, but I think it looks great right where it is! Keep on stamping, love your style!

Alexandra said...

I love how bright and cheery this card is and that hedgie is totally adorable Michelle! Your coloring is amazing - great card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolyn King said...

THUD!
I am in LOVE with your coloring on this....wowzer...fantastic girl!!!!

Shirley Mc said...

Love to get up each morning to see what you have in store for us! This card rocks! Love the coloring, layers, stamp...everything. Re: moving the flower/glue dot...Try Un-Du Adhesive Remover, the scrapper's solution. I haven't found anything it doesn't move.

Keep up the great work! Thanks for the inspiration

twinks said...

love your heggie cards - so cute