Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet Mike

Don't ya just wanna hug him?!! This is Bundled Up Mike, he's one of my newest stamps from Whipper Snapper. My order just came yesterday. Yay!

I followed today's SCS Sketch Challenge #SC190 for the layout, and went with today's colors from the girls on the Color Throwdown blog (Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue and Apricot Appeal). As soon as I saw Ballet Blue and Apricot Appeal were two of the colors, I said, "I'm there!" These are two of my most favorite SU colors.

Mike was colored with Copic markers (number are noted below in the recipe), then I added some two way glue on the ground and heat embossed it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder. The round brads are white sugar-coated/sparkly brads. The white snowflake brads were heat embossed with the two-way glue and Irridescent Ice EP as well. The Bashful Blue scallop circle is up on dimensionals and so is the scalloped oval behind the sentiment. The inside of the card has a snowflake stamped in the lower left corner in Ballet Blue.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Bundled Up Mike, Verve Starlight Starbright Remixed (sentiment), Impression Obsession Snowflakes CL144 Clear Stamps
Paper: Papertrey Select White, Ballet Blue, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Adirondak Black, Ballet Blue
Copics: Colorless Blender-0, Cool Gray-C1, Warm Gray-W3, Light Pink-RV21, Powder Pink-YR00, Phthalo Blue-B23, Pale Blue-B32
Accessories: Sugar-Coated White Brads, White Snowflake Brads, Irridescent Ice EP, 2-way Glue, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Snowflake Folder
Technique: Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing
Card Size: 5" x 5" Square


So how am I doing with the copics?? If you see something I could do differently to improve, *please* let me know.

Enjoy your day!

29 comments:

Alexandra said...

I agree - Mike is totally adorable, what a super cute image!! Your coloring is amazing - wow!!! This card is just absolutely darling! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dpkennedy said...

He's so cute!!! Love your design!

LeAnne said...

Denise, Mike is adorable! Love him in these colors! I just got that CB folder and it is sitting on my shelf, unopened & unused.....can't wait to play with it like you have! Thanks for doing the challenge!
LeAnne

Wendy said...

OMGosh Denise....this is so stinkin cute!! Ohh I mean Mike is so stinkin cute! I just love how you colored him and that image is way cute!!!!!! Nice job on the challenge...I love it!

Have a great day!
Wendy

Cathy I. said...

I love it!!! Great job on the challenges! Thanks for playing!

Kim Gasper said...

Mike is adorable!!! This card turned out great. I wasn't so crazy about the Colow Throwdown combo this week, but after seeing what people are doing with it, I'm sold! Your coloring with the Copics is just amazing! :-)

Tammy Hershberger said...

How adorable is Mike!? This is so very cute, Denise! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown this week! I'm glad these were some of your favorite colors! :)

Craft Girl ! said...

Adorable card, gosh that is soo cute ! What a fun card.

Sandy said...

Oh WOW Denise ... what a fantastic card. Love the layout and the colors. I'm going to have to try to get on the PIF thread at the same time you're there to try to snag some of these adorable images.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Little Mike is just darling, Denise! I think these colors are perfect for a winter card!

Kisa Peters said...

This is sooo cute! I would have never thought to use these colors as winter colors - well maybe the blues...but the apricot really does make it just pop doesn't it!? Your coloring is great and the bear is sooo cute! Great card!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

I love this!! That stamp is cute and you did a great card with it!

Tracy.H said...

How cute is this!?!? :0)

Janice M said...

CUTE!!!! I really like the new mike and Ike stamps by WS!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Denise, LOVE the fun design, adorable image and your coloring is just gorgeous!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jetstudio Designs said...

Your card is adorable, I really like the colors you used and how you colored him. He is on my Whipper Snapper wish list....now I need to get him :)

Silke said...

OMG - Denise - he is sooo darling!!! I want to snuggle for sure...LOL!!!

Fabulous card with the Sketch - everything looks just p-e-r-f-e-c-t!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Denise this is so very cute!!! love it! I think your coloring is fantastic! Looking forward to seeing you in the pif thread with this image!LOL!

Cindy Haffner said...

h Mike is so so cute.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

A Polar Bear!!! A darling Polar Bear!! I LOVE polar bears, and there just isn't enough of them!! Man Denise, you showcased this guy so beautifully, I'm going shoppin'!!

Bunny B said...

Mike is SUPER adorable!!!! And that card is just too pretty!

lakind said...

He's so cute and the card is beautiful! You are doing very well with the copics...a pro indeed!

Lynda Benden said...

OMG Denise, this is just awesome!!! I totally love everything about it!!! That color combo is really great!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...this is just darling, Denise! Your coloring is so pretty, and I LOVE what you've done with the sketch!! Awesome, girl!!

Conni Frankl said...

Oh, he is too cute!!! Great card!!
C

Shirley said...

Denise, he is just so cute! I love the colors and how you used the embossed Cuttlebug for some of the background. Your whole design is just awesome! TFS

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh my, this is just WOWIE CUTE!! Love it!!

Elmi said...

Really beautiful card! Orange & blue have never been at the top of my list, but if all orange & blue cards turned out like yours, I might never again use anything else :-D

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just the cutest card ever! Love your amazing coloring.