Thursday, June 18, 2009

Friends in the Garden ~ The Next Level Challenge

Here is my very first submission for The Next Level , a new group of fun friends with some very unique and most definitely challenging ideas. I've had this little guy carrying flowers for about a year and have never gotten around to stamping him! I bought him because he reminds me of when my two older sons were small. Now my oldest will be 18 this summer and my second son is 16 and currently in Driver's Ed. (Where did the time go?!) At least I still have one little guy, but he's already 10 and growing like a weed!
SUPPLIES: I've used some really neat "wood" given to me by my very sweet friend, Sue. This really is wood, but it is as thin as paper. As you can see, I was able to sew through it with my sewing machine. Unbelievable! What a treat to use too! The dp is from "The Laundry Line" by My Minds Eye and Bazzill Bling for the blue background. I colored the image with SU inks and also Pearlescent paints, then layered the image and accented with glitter in the flowers.

21 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow girl!! This is awesome!! I love what you did with this sketch!! Cute image and fab coloring and design!! Wish I had to play with it but right now I am dealing with a flooded basement where my craft room is. I have been cleaning and discarding items. The worst part is that the water is still coming and the rain just won't stop. Oh well...Just wanted to pop over and say hi!

Abby said...

Hi Michelle, I'm so excited to see you play along with us at The Next Level and your creation is beautiful. The coloring is perfect! Hugs...Abby:)

Mary said...

I love this layout! you have done a beautiful job.

scrapperjulia said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love that image and how you colored him!

Janis said...

I never cease to be amazed at all the talented people in this world. Your creations are breath-taking!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Michelle, fabulous card, very well crafted. I love the sentiment also and that is so true.

Danni said...

Awesome, awesome card!! Love it!

the funkie junkie said...

Wow!! Fabulous job on this sketch Michelle. I really like the way you didn't make it a semi circle, but rather used the leaf outline. Very original. That is a really sweet image also.

Madge said...

Michelle, your card is fabulous - gorgeous details, elements and colouring - love it xx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous, Michelle!

sassy said...

what a gorgeous creation love that stamp sucha cutie guy...hugs sassyx

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

oh wow this is simple lovely & cute & sweet! Very stunning x

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Oh Michelle! This is awesome! And I love that you used the wood with this little cutie pants! Fantastic creation as always!

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,beautiful image and colours ,love the flower detail ,gorgues
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Carolyn said...

This is beautiful, Michelle. I love your handcut scallops. Fabulous job. I so wanted to do this challenge, but cannot find the time. It sure looks like a fun one to work though.

Carolyn
http://creativecardcorner.blogspot.com/

True :) said...

Wooo hoooo! Another buddy-o-mine playing with us @ "The Next Level"!
Your card is awesome Michelle!
The image is so sweet and that wood really adds a new element!
Hugs,
True :)

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is awesome beautiful work, love that image your take on the sketch and the beautiful papers tfs
Hugs Jacqui x

Kristyn said...

I am a fellow "Next Level" lover as well! Your card for the challenge is simply divine :-) I can't believe the wood paper is REALLY WOOD?! That's so awesome!!! Great job :-D

Abby said...

Hi Michelle, I've finally had a chance to share my recent blog awards and of course I had to share one with you. Your kind comments on my blog make me smile every time. I really appreciate every one of them....Abby:)

Diamond Doll said...

What a fab Layout and your card is just gorgeous.
Trish (-:

Dianne said...

Beautiful card. The wood was just the right touch. Love how you used the layout and the papers are gorgeous.