Monday, June 8, 2009

This buds for you...

Hello! Happy Monday! I am so glad you're here.

I have the cutest image to share with you today. This is from the wonderfully talented Melyssa Connolly of Whimsie Doodles, but I know you've seen her work posted in The Greeting Farm gallery and other places, too. This woman has inspired many emotions in me... one of envy and jealousy because she's so darn good!! But mostly of inspiration because she's darn good! She now has her own digi-stamp company and has the most adorable images. I am very partial to the turtles - so so cute!!

The layout I saw somewhere and for the life of me I cannot remember where! I will find it and I will give credit where it is due. It isn't exact, the way I remembered it, but still a great sketch! I've become a sketch junkie and I am so thankful that there are so many talented stampers out there that can come up with this stuff - I sure can't!

This is image called This Buds for You and Melyssa is offering it for free on her blog. I had so much fun coloring this little sweetie. I used Prismacolor pencil and OMS. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Neenah card stock! It's absolutely wonderful for digi-stamping! Then I used a white gel pen (that I keep forgetting I have) to highlight a few areas. The paper is from Crate Paper that I purchased a while back from All That Scraps for one of my monthly card groups. I had a little leftover and it gave the softness to this card that I was looking for.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do. I also hope that you go visit Melyssa... say hello, leave some love and try out her digi's.

Thanks for visiting me today.

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Cuuuute Mel! That turtle is adorable, Melyssa has outdone herself with all these cute sea critters. Love that sketch and your coloring is awesome. Make sure you let her know so she can acknowledge your card!

Maria Matter said...

Too too adorable Melissa! That is a great sketch and the papers are yummy too!
A fantastic card!
I'm so hooked on digis right now, I used a actual rubber stamp today, felt weird! These wonderful digi stamp companies keep popping up! So many advantages for using digis!
take care!
Blessings, Maria

Sheri Gilson said...

Very Cute Mel!!! This is such an adorable turtle and I love what you did with this little cutie!

Sandy said...

Really cute! I love it!!!


What an adorable card!! I love the sentiment!!!

Susie M. said... CUTE!

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