Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spring Blossoms

It's been a while since I colored a Sarah Kay image, so I was happy to choose this one for today. The name of the stamp is Spring Blossoms . I tell ya, I don't know which Sarah Kay image I like best, because I love them ALL!

I watercolored the stamped image using Tombow (water based) markers and a damp paintbrush. The hat was stamped a second time on scrap paper, colored, cut out and popped up with foam tape. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. After adhering three purple gemstones to the body I used my Quickie Glue Pen for adhesive to cover the butterfly, then sprinkled Art Institute Crystal Ultrafine Glitter to make it sparkly. I adhered it to the main panel using a glue dot.

The yellow cardstock is Intense Yellow Prismatics . I embossed it using my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The green cardstock is Intense Kiwi Prismatics , and the designer paper is from an old Basic Gray collection that I've been hoarding!

On the bottom left side of the card I added three Hyacinth Dew Drops for balance.

Do you see this award? It was given to me by my good friend Amy Sheffer of Pickled Paper Designs . Thanks Amy...I am truly honored and humbled!

"This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"

The rule of the award is to now pass it on to another 8 people who demonstrate this spirit. So, here is my list of some incredibly talented stampers and cardmakers. Yes, most of them are on my Dream Team...but they ARE incredibly talented! Please be sure to visit their blogs and appreciate their wonderful work.

1. Carolyn King
2. Charmaine Ikach
3. Cindy Motherway
4. Denise Marzec
5. Kimberly Crawford
6. Laurie Schmidlin
7. Tosha Leyendekker
8. Joan Ervin

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm off work tomorrow for a holiday, so I get a little extra stamping time, as well as time to make some preparations for my trip to CHA next week! I will be back soon!


catdidit said...

Such an adorable card Michelle! Love your coloring and the colors you have chosen to use!

Cheryl Koskakura said...

Very cute card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

First, thanks so much for including me on the award. That's so nice of you!! :)

Your card is gorgeous! The colors are, well, Y-U-M!!

...and I so wish I was going to CHA to meet you in person. Have a GREAT time!!

Brenda M. said...

Fabulous bright and cheerful. Makes me think of spring and not this nasty winter weather we have been having.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your card is just charming Michelle. As always, your coloring is fabulous!! I love your sweet scalloped border and your sparkly butterfly too!

Thanks too for the award! You're so sweet.

Deb Neerman said...

Such an adorable image ... and your card is so fresh and colorful. I love the way you popped up her l'il sun hat ... and your color palette is so cheerful!

Love it, Michelle ... as usual!

~Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this image and the card is wonderful.. Teach me your coloring skills..LOL seriously wanna visit me in Japan?

retiredheather said...

Great card. I love all the Sarah Kay stamps as well and this one is great.

jen del muro ( said...

beautiful, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! hugs-jd

Carol said...

I don't know when I've been more taken with any stamps as I am with these adorable Sarah Kays! They're all my favorites! This card is incredible with the colors! I LOVE that BG dsp and have one hoarded scrap I'm saving for a very special card! LOL I love how you used it here and the popped up hat is awesome! Beautiful work on this sweet card Michelle! Keep 'em coming!!

Yvonne Jackson said...

Love this cute card. The colours remind me of spring !
Enjoy yourself at the CHA !

Mothermark said...

Thanks for the award Michelle! I had my acceptance speech all prepared and then I knocked my bottle of glue over and it got stuck to the back of a card that I sent off in the mail this morning! Snort!!

Thanks for thinking of me. Gives we warm fuzzies and I appreciate the kind words...

Basically that is what my acceptance speech said! Hugs....

Kimberly said...

Awww! Thank you for the award! You are the best!!!!
Your card is SO cute! Its perfect! I love the cards you make-they are always perfect!!!!
CHA=happy dance!! :)

Marilyn Hitterman said...

What a beautiful job you did on coloring this sweet Sarah Kay stamp, Michelle! I feel as you do in that all the Sarah Kays are precious! No way could I choose a favorite, either. Along with your coloring I also love the papers, especially the flowered Basic Grey. Could you tell us what the name of the paper (or pad) is? I'd love to know. Do they still carry it or is it retired?
Thanks, Michelle, for sharing your artistry with us.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness is this just adorable! LOVE it. . and LOVE her red hair! :)

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Michelle, your coloring on that precious image is FABULOUS!!! I love the colors, papers, and how you popped the hat, too!!! Thanks you bunches for the wonderful are just sooo sweet!!! I am so bummed that I won't be going to CHA...I hope you have a great time and be sure to take lots of pictures!!!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - I love this SK image and you've made it look fab!!!