Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sweet Little One


This week's HM Challenge was a sketch. I really liked this one, and I found that with the layout of the card given to me, I can work pretty fast. I put it all together and colored the image last. My niece is expecting her first baby in a few weeks, so I made this for her precious new son. My yellows (including ribbon) are PTI's Lemon Tart and my blue's are SU's Brilliant Blue. I sponged my scalloped Nestie with blue and then used my circle punch to place blue circles along the left edge before adding my silver half-balls. The sentiment is from SU's "By Ones and By Twos". I attached my Prima flowers with my new flower brads from SU! Be sure to check out the other cute cards at the HM Challenge this week. Thanks for stopping by.
(Note: I realized my picture is making the colors look washed out. The lemon colors are bright and warm, but not overpowering. I've got my new light box, but I think I still need additional light to get the true colors to show. If anyone wants to tutor me, feel free. :) )

20 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

WOW!!! I mean...{{{{WOW}}}}!!!! This card is beyond adorable! I cannot think of a word strong enough to express how wonderful this card is. I love the colors...blues and yellows just go together so beautifully. The image is colored flawlessly...as always, and I love the silver half balls. Do you mind if I ask where you got them? I have been searching for them for quite a while now. Karen, this card is stunning!!! Your niece is going to cherish it forever:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Nancy said...

This is so cute! I love the image, and your colors are wonderful!

Gabigabs said...

This is so cute. I really like your take on the sketch. The trimmed corners work great and the stamp is just too cute.

Lorraine said...

blue and yellow ...ahhhh one of my favorite color combos of all time. this is just so pretty. Every detail in your card is just perfect! love the image, it's simply adorable! tfs

Carmen O. said...

This is sooo adorable! I love the blues and yellow together. It's looks so fresh and new. Beautiful work.

Sue said...

Great card...I think this has got to be one of my fave's this week...Wonderful use of colors and prints!

Sassy Crafts said...

Such an adorable card. The colours are gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought about using such a bright blue for a baby card but it works so well with the yellow. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Janneke said...

Your card is beautiful ;)
Thanks for joining in with HM&F

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh my goodness.... karen this is absolutely darling! Oh I love the colors, your HM is just the cutest. Fabo job!!!

Els G. said...

Great card! Stunning colours for a baby card!
Els
x

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty, love that color.

sue said...

Your card is gorgeous it is so cute! I love the image, and your colors are wonderful! I also love the way you set your cards for taking the photo, with all the extra flowers around it.
Hugs Sue x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is just darling!!! Your color combination is fabulous, the card itself is just designed so well, and your photo and props are superb!!!! WOW!!!

eviledna said...

BEAUTIFUL! Absoluty perfect.
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

Annchen said...

beautiful colours, lovely image -- fab card

mycardz said...

WOW, VERY pretty card! I love everything about it...the colors you chose, your coloring, the sentiment. WOW, really great job (as always!) :)

theneon said...

A lovely color choice -- what new mother would not be delighted to receive such a gorgegous card.

Cindy said...

This is the cutest. I love how you did the image in the scallop circle and combined it with the paper and embellishments. The treatment you did with the silver beads is fabulous.

America said...

Holy Cow is your blue baby card ever so adorable!!! Love all your precious details. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Rica said...

This is amazing - the colours, the colouring is absolutely spot on.
I wouldn't want to part with it if I'd made it.
hugs Heather xx
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