Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Magnolia - Challenge #28 - A Sketch

I haven't had too much time lately for challenges. I've been missing out on some really good ones too! I knew though when I saw the current sketch challenge for Just Magnolia that I had to make time for this one even if it meant giving up sleep. I took one look at the sketch and I immediately thought of Gloria the Hippo and usually when an idea pops that fast into my head I need to go with it. It also meant that I could continue on with my personal goal of using stamps I haven't inked up yet. Can you believe I hadn't used Gloria yet???? She is just too cute!

As the card developed it went from what I had planned to be a birthday theme to a Valentines Day card. I know....everyone else is busy making Halloween, Fall and Christmas cards and here I'm making a Valentines Day card! It just seem to go together that way. I'll be one card ahead when Valentines Day comes around. Below is the sketch for the challenge.

I also chose to do a simple design on the inside with my remaining scraps.

Hope your having a great week and thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the awesome creations over at Just Magnolia.

Supplies Used:
Image: Magnolia- Gloria the Hippo
Sentiment: Computer generated
Ink: Memories
Cardstock: Base is Georgia Pacific and the rest is Bazzill
Printed Paper: Bo Bunny
Tools Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU word punch
Embellishments: Ribbon and pearl from "my stash"
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor color pencils and some blending with Gamsol
Completed card size: 5 1/2" square


GiftsByHeidi said...

I love that sketch & your take on it. The colors you used are perfect. I love how you added the ribbon too (more than one piece)!

Janice W. said...

Susan, this is stinkin' cute! Love all the textures, colors, and polka dots!!

Marcea said...

This is such a wonderful card full of such pretty details. I love your image and your take on this weeks sketch by Martine. Gorgeous inside too - so gorgeous! Thankyou so much for joining us on JM this week

Rosette said...

Hey Susan hunny! You know how many times I've been trying to leave comments on you blog and it won't let me??? My my.. I was in fact going o write you an em ail.. but today it obeyed immediately!! :) This card is so beautiful sweetie! AND the others as well, the ones that it didn't let me commen on. Big hugs, and I hope you are wll xx

Take care xx

Barbara said...

That is the cutest hippo! Great job!

ant me. said...

Susan! what a treat to log on to your blog today!! I can't say enough how I love this card. You continue to amaze me, friend!!

(((Hugs))) Patti

Janice W. said...

Come out, come out where-ever you are! Take some time to play! I miss your posts!

Kim Hughes said...

what an adorable card Susan


Anonymous said...

I saw you on Patti's blog and thought Id click on over. And wow!!! so glad I did.
What an adorable precious card. The papers, ribbon, scallops. hearts, and the super cute image blow me away. You sure have an eye for making pretty. Your coloring is amazing.