Thursday, July 8, 2010

Donkey Smiles

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This little guy is a freebie over at Whimsy Stamps - Whimsy Stamps by Meljen's Designs. It's for one of the members of the DT at A Spoonful of Sugar, Michelle, who was in an accident and lost the use of her right eye, as well as having a long road to recovery. The other DT members asked for us to send cards to cheer her up.

This is my first attempt at using distress inks as a coloring medium. I'm not totally satisfied yet, but I know it takes practice to accomplish anything. I used the Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut the circle and scalloped circle. Then I used papers from K&Co and others that I had embossed with my cuttlebug. The flower is a silk flower I bought in the flower department at Michaels.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - anything
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Color Throwdown - color challenge
A Spoonfull of Sugar - send a card to Michelle
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - texture
The Shabby Tea Room - embossing


TFL,

dj1952

20 comments:

debhorst said...

what an adorable stamp!!! great coloring!! Thanks for taking part in this exciting 100th Color Throwdown Challenge.....don't forget to hop around to all the blogs and leave some love...that will increase your changes of winning!!

Jamie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the site to the freebie was well.
http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Katja of Katzz said...

This donkey is so very gorgeous. Really love this card!
Thanks for joining our texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Greetings,
Katja

hayward69 said...

So cute and beautifully coloured.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Karen said...

Lovely! Keep going with the distress inks for colouring, I love using them to colour.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous sweetie, love the papers and layout too hugs pops x

P.S your more than welcome to tey the distress and glitter, i colour first with copics then chose a chalk a little darker than my copic and i chalk the edges with a paintbrush, and around the image i do grey and black for a shadow, if i dont like it i rub it out with a pencil rubber, Digi images hardly take up any ink as they are not coloured, i hope this has helped you x

Broni said...

How cute is this?? I love it! Thanks so much for helping us to celebrate our 100th challenge!

Judy said...

Awww how precious. Love your card hun. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Monika Reeck said...

what a cute Images and I love your texture on your card...Thanks for joining in with us on Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

merniebug said...

Darling card, cute image. Thanks for joing us at DDSB for this weeks texture challenge.

Pascale said...

Great card love the embossed panel. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

KymKreates said...

Wow!!! The TEXTURE is splendid!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!
xoxo,
KymKreates

Audrey Pettit said...

So very sweet of you to create this card for Michelle! That little donkey image is adorable, and I'm super impressed with your coloring with distress inks. Love the embossing here, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Karen Howard said...

This is grogeous! Thanks for plaing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

Stacy Walker said...

I love this image. Your card is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. Again I will make sure that your entry is in for the challenge draw.

PapierGirl said...

What fun colors - that little donkey is adorable and your coloring is excellent! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Jóna said...

This little donkey is adorable and your card is great.
Thanks for joining our Texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs, Jóna

Debbie said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

jo said...

So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with our texture challenge this week at DDSB!

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Love the little donkey - I live on a farm and we have 3 miniature donkeys! Wishing you friend a speedy recovery! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs
Amber