Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oldies but Goodies Thursday

It's 'oldies but goodies' Thursday over on Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug Challenge'Blog.
Now as for me I'm very new to the Bugaboo range so none of these are oldies to me, I love 'em all so that makes them goodies.
Here is my card  for the challenge she is simply 'girl turtle'

I have coloured her with Prismacolor pencils.
Before colouring I chose the Bella Rose designer paper from Stampin Up and it's matching cardstock.
I always choose my papers first, you get a better idea on how to colour your image.
I see way too many people colour then try and find paper to match and they can't do it. They then wonder why their card is as good as it could be.
As the image and paper are just so adorable, I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum. I used just a small piece of miniature lime green gingham ribbon, and a rhinestone on the flower.
I hope you like her as much as I do. You can find her HERE

Until Next Time
Inking of you All
Michelle

18 comments:

sgc said...

Michelle--I work just like you do! I match my uncolored image up with paper and then color my image to match my paper. Great minds! I only wish my coloring was as good as yours is. Such a cute card.

Sandye

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh, this is so cute! Love your colouring and papers!!!

Jodie Mackrell said...

what a beautiful card!
I love the colors!

Rae Anne said...

OMG Michelle, your work simply astounds me!!! Your coloring is just off-the-charts awesome!!! I love how you colored the turtle pink too!!! :D

Carol Southern said...

Lovely bright, cute card Michelle.

Jenny said...

What a fun and bright card!! Great coloring job!!

Tami said...

Here for blog hop

Marilyn said...

What a cheery card! I love your papers & the colouring is super good!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

What a gorgeous card, Michelle! I just love these colors together and your dp is fantastic. I love how you have everything match so nicely! BTW- I love your blog too!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Here for the blog hop... cute card!

racinggrandma61 said...

Here for the blog hop I hope I am in the right place

Kay said...

Simple elegance!

maika said...

I just learned something new...never thought to look for the pattern first. How easy is that! Thanks for the lightbulb moment...love the card!

BlueInks said...

This is the cutest dang card! Love the colors and how it turned out. Great job!

Mary Ski said...

I agree that when you have a heavily patterned paper you should keep the other embellies to a minimum. This card is great just as it is.

Gina said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I could seriously wear that backing paper haha! Came by for the blog hop. Hope we've linked up ok?
love as always Gina x x x

Bonnie Brown said...

Cute Card!

deesdesigns said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the coloring!