Friday, March 20, 2009

2 Birthdays

Today is Grandparents day at school so my in laws have the kids all day. I have one of those rare opportunities to just loose myself in my art and not worry about what time it is. Heaven! So I decided to do something different and not work with a sketch (every once in a while I do that to remind myself how awful I am without one!). I colored totally with Prismacolor pencils….no Copics today. And this card had all the right components for the topic I wanted to do for next Tuesday’s Tips n Tricks so I worked on that too. I actually made 2 of this card because my MIL and my aunt have birthdays next week and have similar tastes. So 4 hours later……here I am finally posting this.

Pretty simple card here (why did it take 4 hours?). I just sponged Soft Sky in the sky area with a little Cool Caribbean the corners. Then I sponged Certainly Celery on the grass with Old Olive around all 4 sides of the grass area for shadow. I attached all the pieces. It still needed a little something so I punched out those corner pieces of Pink Pirouette cardstock and stamped over them with Pretty in Pink.

When I was done I noticed that the two pink corner pieces and the pink balloon formed a triangle with the cake right in the middle. Kind of a visual trick to make sure your eye went to the cake. I like that!

And for some exciting news……I just received my confirmation that I’ll be going to Michelle Zindorf’s beginning and advanced brayer workshops here in Missouri in August. I can’t wait!!!!!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Balloons, High Hopes Rock Wall, Voila, Background Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pirouette Pink
Ink: Soft Sky, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, Candlelight Shimmerz (on the flame), Photo Corners punch

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Lisa Foster said...

Wow Michelle! This is awesome! You are some kinda fabulous with those Prismas...mine never look like that! Do you have a lot of colors or is it all in the "Michelle's Artful Blending Talent"? Wow Wow Wow!!!

Hey I found something to tote my copics around! Thanks for the help, Girl!

Tammy said...

This is wonderful Michelle.
You do such a great job with your cards. I cant wait to see what you learn in August.
They truly are little pieces of artwork!

Kim said...

Michelle your cards are STUNNING! WOW the scenes that you create are so amazing! You truely are very talented!
Hugs~ Kim

Carrie said...

So adorable! I love this card!!