Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I survived Monday

It wasn't easy I tell ya...but here we are into Tuesday! Here is the card I referred to yesterday which I also added a glow to with my Copics. This one is much softer.

This is a Penny Black Hedgie image sent to me by the very generous Tammy Buck! I colored it with my Copics but was unhappy with how dark the hedgie was so I went over it many times with my Colorless Blender to push the color out to the fur and lighten up the face and belly. For a large area like that it tends to get a bit blotchy, so I am not really happy with that. But I kept at it until it was acceptable. Again I outlined with the Cool Shadow and used the blender to soften it...it's a bit more subtle on this image. I used my Quickie Glue pen and some very fine glitter to add a little sparkle which you can see in the close up below.


The white panel is embossed with the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder and the floral paper is from Making Memories Chloe's Closet. The blue cardstock and ribbon are both Spring Rain from PTI. And....I used my brand new Bow Easy to make those perfect little bows! I won it from Jenny of One Krafty Kat last week. I watched the video tutorial (several times actually!) to learn how to make a bow. I could never have figured it out from the printed directions! Now that I know how to use it (it's quite easy) I am anxious to make more bows! You can find the tutorial here, thanks Jerri!!

It's another Color Throwdown tomorrow...and the colors are gorgeous! Join us and play!

19 comments:

Poppy said...

love the card, great bows.
poppy

Carol Dee said...

I LOVE Hedgies, especially Penny Black's. Sweet card.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet, love your sweet card. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Cheryl Joshua said...

This is so adorable Danielle!!! I love that sweet image,it is coloured to perfection and I love that touch of sparkle!
xx

Candy said...

OMGosh so very cute, love the bows and your coloring!!

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute Danielle!

Danni said...

Wow! I think this is my favorite card of the day! I just love everything about it! Wonderful job!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card!!..I love every little detail about this card Danielle!!..the image, coloring, glitter, layout....everything!!...Hugs, Ila

LeAnne said...

Cute as a button....or should I say "bow"! Lucky you! So do I need that bowmaker thingie???? You did a great job with this little hedgie, I love the soft colors!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,l love the image and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So, so sweet!! Love the sparkle and those perfect, sweet little bows!

Rose Ann said...

Your little hedgie is too cute, Danielle!! I love the pretty papers and your perfect bows as well!!

eggette said...

Love your bows and your glitter!! Gorgeous card again even with those bugs!! lol!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Okay, LOOOOOOVE the hedgie, LOOOOVE the glitter on the daisy, LOOOOOVE the papers, and I CANNOT WAIT to get my bow easy. I'm so excited! I got the email that it'll ship tomorrow. :)

Sharri Seffens said...

This is just adorable! I love everything about it and those bows are perfect! I need to check into the bow easy.

Leslie Miller said...

Super cute! Beautiful bows, and I love the sparkle. Your soft blue glow is perfect! I really appreciate hearing you're having similar experiences with your glow efforts and colorless blender.

Juliana said...

So sweet!!
I love the wings on those bees!!
LOVELY coloring!

Michele Boyer said...

Well, if this isn't the sweetest thing!! The sparkles are perfect (along with your coloring)!

Tammi said...

OMGosh CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love what you did with it, colored and shaded perfectly and I love the bows on the side!