Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Masculine Hedgie Birthday

Well, that was my intent anyway. With four grandsons I am always in need of "boy cards". Apparently I lost sight of my goal here. I was doing fine with the masculine part until I added the bow! Darn!

When I saw Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch this week I knew I wanted to play along with her layout. For some reason, that is always the hardest part of a card for me, so I appreciate all the help I can get with the sketch!

And have you noticed that I've been working outside my comfort zone with color choices? I don't know WHAT'S up with THAT! It's so unlike me!

I used the new Penny Black To Cake Moment to stamp on watercolor paper, then colored with Tombow Markers . I stamped just his feet on a scrap, colored them, cut them out and popped them up with foam tape. I added a bit of Stardust Stickles to the cake icing, simply because I wanted a little sparkle.

The edges of the main panel were sponged with Tim Holtz Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The frame behind the main image was cut and embossed using Papaya Puree Prismatics cardstock and Big Scalloped Circles Nestabilities.

All designer paper is from the Basic Grey Green At Heart 6 x 6 paper pad. The ribbon for the bow is May Arts 5/8" Ivory Sheer .

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to stop by. I will be back soon with something new.


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwww, I just want to tickle those popped up toes. SUCH a cute image, love the big scalloped circles framing him, awesome colors and coloring. :) I love when you do Penny Black!

Elaine said...

Very cute! I like the color scheme and that was a great idea to add dimension with the feet!

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is so sweet Michelle! What a cutie he is!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, it's so hard to not add that bow, isn't it? I'd say use it anyway. Afterall, boy's presents always have big bows on them! This is really adorable, Michelle!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Gosh, I just LOVE this card! Gorgeous colours and love all the different layers. And love how you popped his cute little feet up on dimensionals. BEAUTIFUL!!