Monday, January 12, 2009

Winter Fun ~ A Spoonful of Sugar & Some Awards

Goodmorning Everyone! Hope you all had a good week-end! I am trying to get back into the swing of things and start partcipating in my favorite challenges again! This card is for the "A Spoonful of Sugar" challenge which this week is to use this sketch created by the super-talented Nikki. I used one of my Whimsy stamps from the January release. Doesn't he have the most adorable eyes. That's how my little one looks at me after he's been into something he shouldn't have. So hard to resist.

I was experimenting a little. I stamped the seal and then colored him in with OMS and Koh-i-noor pencils. I added whiskers and highlights with my Signo pen. Then I took out my nestie and using that to guide me, I cut away the bottom around his tail. Then I passed it through the Cuttlebug. Gives a nice effect. I then masked the image and airbrushed the background. While I was at it I also airbrushed 2 of the felt snowflakes. I am a little trigger happy with my airbrusher these days! LOL! If it can't move, I'll try to airbrush it!

  • Stamps: Whimsy January Release
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: SU! In-Colors, Ski-Slope DP
  • Coloring: OMS & Koh-i-noor pencils, Copic airbrusher
  • Embellies: May Arts Ribbon, SU! Felt snowflakes

I have been so lucky and have received a some awards from some of my talented friends. Please go and visit their beautiful blogs. You will be so inspired! It has taken me a little while to get organized so I am posting them all together and instead of choosing who to pass it along to, I would like to pass them along to all of you who visit here! I appreciate your support and kind words.

The very sweet Amanda from Scotspanda gave me this one:

, Kathy each gave me this very chic one:

Heike passed this one along to me:

So you can see that I have been completely spoiled and feel very happy that these talented girls thought of me!

Have a great day and if anyone knows what is going on with our counters, please let me know. I've noticed that I'm not the only one whose counter is wonky!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Jeanette, this is just gorgeous! It makes me smile. Love the framing and the beautiful coloring, he really pops against the blue. Pretty papers and ribbon too. Just stunning! :)

Moni said...

Congrats for the awards, card is beautiful! Hugs, Moni

ribenaruby said...

Love what you've done with this cuties's tail, well done on all those awards, didn't realise there were so many going round, and yes the counters have gone for a walk yet again. have a great day Jeanette!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card How cute is this Image. Thanks for playing along this week, Hugs Debbie x

Rach said...

aww Jeanette how sweet is your image, the background looks so effective. beautiful card. hugs rachxx

COCO said...

oh toute mimi cette carte Jeanette !!!
bises coco (p'tite surprise expédié ce jour !!!)

Sandra said...

How cute! Never seen those stamps before.


CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card and I love the image!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Jeanette and love the airbrushed background and cute character, Hugs, Nikki x

Rachel said...

This is a gorgeous card!!! congrats on your awards. you have one more here:

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Jeanette! The image is adorable and the background looks fabulous. Debbie x

Heather Bradley said...

wow what a cute card Jeanette, love the image you have used :0)
Congratulations on your awards too, you deserve them :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear this is beautiful and such brilliant idea with the tail, I have order these cute stamps now and cannot wait for them to arrive. I have also ordered an airbrush for the copics, so will be be looking out for any tips
big hugs dear and have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Love this card Jeanette, such a cute seal...I really like how you have used the nestie.
Great background too.
carole x


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