Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birthday Girl is Turning 1 !

Stamps: Shy Hilda by Motivet Stamps
Paper: retired Raspberry Tart from SU!
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink; Copics (numbers below)
Other: Nestabilities, Kaiser pearls; Unknown trim; Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder; Inknown chipboard #1, Star Dust Stickles
Card Measures 5.75 x 5.75

Hello! Happy Thursday! Thanks for stopping by today.

Today is our last "Back to School" challenge here on 3 Clovers Thursday. And I found this to be a tough one! How was I going to incorporate a number. I do like to make cards that I will actually use as some point. I don't want to make a 25th anniversary card when I don't know anyone celebrating a 25th anniversary. Know what I mean? Plus, I find it harder to make a card when I don't have a receiver in mind. Sometimes for the design teams that I am on I do have to do this and you know what? I struggle the most with those. Not because I don't like the stamps but because I don't want it to feel "generic". Anyhooooo, about 9:30 Wednesday night I remembered that my friend's daughter will be turning 1 next month. 2.5 hours later this is what I had. The picture is looking on my computer more red than the card actually is. Technically it's a "Rose Red". Pinkish-red. But redish colors are hard for me to photograph. I is what it is!
How stinkin' cute is this little Hilda image? I love Motivet stamps! All the little critters look so smoochable! Heeheehee

>>>>>Ok, I am going to try something new for sharing the Copics. When I take a pic of the Copics that I used, I realize that there are so many markers in my piles that it's difficult to figure out what #/colors I used on what part of the image. So I am going to start writing the markers that I use down and indicating where I used what color. The problem with this is that I don't always post the cards that I make when I make them. On Tuesday night I made a card...wrote the numbers down, brought it up to my computer....but I haven't gotten around to posting the card yet. At this moment do you think I can find that list of markers? nooooo! So I don't knpow if I'll have that list for you when I do post that card. But I digress....Let me know if you prefer this way or the visual more.

Hilda: C4, C1, C00
Cheeks: R11
Eyes: B05
Sweater/Bows: R39, R37, R35--then over all I used R11 to take away the redness and give it more pinkness.
Skirt: YG95, YG93, YG91--Then over all I used YG03 to brighten it up.
Background: B00, B0000,+ the colorless blender to fade it out more
Grass: YG25, YG23, YG 21

Have an OUTSTANDING Thursday!


Tracey said...

What an absolutely adorable card! Love Shy Hilda - too cute!! Have a great day Kerry!! xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful choice of colors & Layout!

Lorie said...

As always your card is wonderful! So sweet!

Chris (catt871) said...

Your cards are NEVER generic!!! This card is sooo pretty!!!! The little birthday girl will LOVE it!!!! Hilda is soooo cute!!!!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my this is just too cute! What a sweet hippo image and beautifully colored.

Ila said...

Totally Adorable!!..I love the way you colored this Cute Hippo and the papers are Gorgeous!!..Your friend will love this card... (such a lovely keepsake)...the birthday girl will probably try to eat it!!

CraftyC said...

This is a beautiful card Kerry, gorgeous papers and a lovely image

Linda S. said...

Hi Kerry, Kind of strange that no one so far has commented on your Copic I will. So far I have been able to resist and remain outside the Copic Vortex!!lol
After all, you are the person who introduced me to Magnolia stamps, so it only seems fitting that you should share 1/2 of my rent in the Poor House! I know I would love Copic markers, because I love to color with my Prismacolor Premier pencils. Be strong Linda, be strong!! Hugs, Linda S. in NE

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE this, Kerry!!! The layout of the design, the colors, the coloring, everything. Adorable!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Card after card, week after week, you create some of the best cards girlie! Love this! I like the new way you are listing your copics, I tried that once and it got to be "rather burdensome" so I gave up...I'm too lazy!

Danni said...

This is just the cutest!! Love it!

Jacque said...

Kerry!!! What a darling card!! That image is such a doggone cutie!!! Your coloring of her is everything about this one...Have a great weekend...Hugs..Jacque

Cami said...

Aaawwww, isn't she just the cutest? I had to smil when I saw this card and I love the DPs you cheerful. Yes, your coloring is just beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Elena said...

Very-very cute card! Hilda is so sweet!

Christi said...

This is precious!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry
I love your designs -the colours are always so fresh and vibrant. I prefer you listing the copics

Kristen said...

GORGEOUS. This is such a great image. Love your card!

Moni said...

Always fab card from you, this is awesome and so love the motivet stamps!Great layout! Hugs,Moni

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