Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Love this Train!

Hello blog friends!  Welcome to my little place again!  Pull up a chair and stay a while.

Today I have a card using a sweet image from Mo's called I Love It.  He is such a sweet baby and he was so much fun to color (not to mention the fact I haven't colored an image in over a week and I really missed it!).
 His hair had me a little puzzled.  It's not too bad if you don't look to close, just glance at looks better that way!  I just wasn't quite sure where to put the highlights and shadows.  And I sort of hate looking at how other people color feels like cheating.  So, next time maybe I'll do a little better.  (Oh, and I used my Prismacolor pencils for him.)
 I used my own sketch.  I have really been thinking about using up my scraps of paper lately.  I'm also a quilter and my favorite quilts to make happen to be scrap quilts.  I cut strips of paper and zig-zagged them to a paper foundation.  I made my little boy image into a tag that was double matted.  I stapled a small scrap of ribbon to the top.  I used another ribbon on the side.  I threaded some pearl cotton through the knot and added some beads from my stash.  The flat round ones have snowflakes on them.
 I made the sentiment on my computer.
 Here you can see the great DP from K&Co called Secret Santa.
On the back you can see how I pieced the paper.  I also stamped the edges of all the layers with a snowflake stamp and inked the edges with the same dark green.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge Blog - Love is All Around
Digi Tuesday - Child's Play

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. This is looking great. So beautiful job. I had tried to Print VIP cards but it was so difficult for me to design the best.

  2. I love the fun layout! Did you sketch it out first? Hang on to it :)
    That little babe is so cute - how I remember my guys needing a special giraffe, or every ball! to go to sleep ;)

  3. No no no, Michelle! I think you NAILED the hair! It looks great...up close I can see individual strands...and lots of colors...which is perfect! And I love how you colored his jammies! Thanks so much for joining us again this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  4. I think you did fine with the hair, even up close ;) I am all for the using of scraps...part of the reason I signed up with SOS...when I started, I had two storage tubs of I am down to one...I also made a commitment to use all of my scraps from a scrapbook page before I start another one...making some spare cards etc...that has cut down on a lot of extra scraps (and extra pages too...cuz I dread using the scraps...yikes)...

  5. Well, I think you did a great job with your scraps of paper, and I LOVE IT... Also love the bead work along the side. You did a great job. So glad you joined us at Mo's this week.


  6. Oooh this is sooo cute! I love your coloring! And the card design is awesome!