June 11, 2007

Sweet Little One


I was totally inspired by Debbie Olson for this card. Check her card out here...she used a boy theme and the Snips and Snails Lockhart image for her card and a blue Arturo notecard. I used the Sweet Pea girl outfit from Karen Lockhart and white and lavender Arturo cards from Ellen's store. Debbie is right, these little outfits are so fun to color. Karen does a wonderful job when designing her stamps and enables us to color them very easily. I used Water Color Crayons from SU! and an aquapainter. Image was stamped on an oval and then backed on a scalloped oval punch. I then added two white brads and mounted the completed image to the card front with SU! dimensionals. The *sweet little one* is a new SU! sentiment that will be released July 1.

Supplies from Ellen's store: White and Lavender Arturo cards, Sweet Pea stamp by Karen Lockhart.

Tip of the day: I like to add a little faded outline around my colored image. It *grounds* the colored image and adds some added depth. Usually I use a light blue or a light grey color. This time, however I used a soft yellow. You can barely see it, but the yellow is a complimentary color to the purple and it is pleasing to the eye. I like to use Watercolor Crayons to do this so that I can fade out the color more easily than the solid outline of a marker.

23 comments:

Dottie K said...

This is so cute! Love both cards! TFS

Joan said...

How lovely and thanks for your tips. I clicked on the photo to see your highlighting. Really nice!!!

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

So adorable! I loved Debbie's and I love your too! Making me want some Lockhart stamps... :-)

diane mcvey said...

SOOOOO cute! Great coloring! LOVE the card :)

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card. I have trouble making cards with a white base yours is so nice

Beth said...

WOW! This is phenom babycakes! Love the purple and yellow!

Melissa said...

Fabulous!

Viv said...

Adorable! I loved Debbie's card also! You both do such beautiful work! Love the highlighting in yellow!

lacyquilter said...

DArling card.

tami said...

I love this card...so sweet!! I really enjoy your blog and I love the new photo of you. TFS all your awesome artwork.

Dawn said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for the tip on the outlining!

chelemom said...

Very pretty! I love the simplicity of this card!

Rose Ann said...

This is so sweet and I love your coloring on this Michelle! I love those note cards as well, and need to add more Lockhart's to my wish list.

Juanita said...

Excellent!!! You did such an awesome job with this beautiful card. I love the colors and your tip about using watercolors for the outline is indispensable! TFS.

Sherrie said...

so sweet Mish....love the little outfit!

Fresh Floral Art said...

Adoreable.

Alexandra said...

What cute cards! Really great coloring! TFS!

Whimsey said...

WOW!!! Love the card; the fading around the image is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Juliehrr@comcast.net said...

Soft and sweet! I love your coloring, Mish!

Debbie Olson said...

It's perfect, Michelle! I love every thing about it!

Kristine said...

Mmmmm...this is so adorable!! Love the simplicity of it and the colors are soo perfect :)

Aunt T said...

Oh my goodness - how adorable. Great job :)

Teresa

Julie Masse said...

Such a sweet card! Love the colors!

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