Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hello World

Isn't March just whizzing by?  Seriously, I don't know where time goes but it seems like the older I get, the faster it zooms and I really don't like it much!
Today's card is another digi submission I made as part of the Whimsy Digi Team to Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Magazine Issue 7.  I am so thrilled and honoured to be part of such a great publication - I don't know how those gals do it but every issue gets better and better. 
I used Paint.net to merge merged Hello World & Meadow Background.  Although far from being an expert or even very good at it, I love merging images so really should make the time to practice it more.  I decided to make this into a tag gift card and this time I actually remembered to write down the Copic colours.   Copic For the Dragon, I used YG 63, YG61, YG91, YG00; the Egg E33, E31, E50, YR31; the sky area was sponged in using a cardboard cloud template and Tim Holtz’s Tumbled Glass distress ink.  The paper is K & Company's Julianne Collection.  The big heart is from a package of Bo Bunny Etcetera Buttons - isn't that heart great?   I had found & bought that big Gem/Brad (Reflections) one time when I was in Michael's.  It was one of those things you don't know why you are buying and for a long time you wonder, 'what was I thinking, why did I buy that' and then one day... Ta-Da!  You find the perfect spot for it.  The webbing is a strip I'd purchased from a local scrapbooking store and I have no clue what the brand name is.  Lastly, that fabulous sentiment is also a Whimsy digi from the Emma Swinging Sentiments  set designed by Raindrop Echo.
When you untie the string, the card opens:
A close up of the sentiment:
 Challenges:
Deep Ocean - Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/Special Girl
Crafting When We Can - Animals
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring

26 comments:

jimlynn said...

LOVE IT!!!! Marilyn, this is so pretty and cute at the same time. LOVE the way you merged the images (and you MUST PM me and give me the directions on doing that in Paint.net!!!). So pretty - inside and out!
Lynn

Renee said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring Marilyn :)

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Marilyn, love the little dinosaur, so cute, and fabulous colouring.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Poppet said...

Great card Marilyn, love the way you have coloured your image and I've never seen a card like this before. I really like all your embellishments they finish off the card perfectly.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Awesome Miss Marilyn! Love how you merged your images! This is such a Darling Baby card & gift card holder too! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card! I love the merged image- I need a tutorial- I need the dummies merging images version...LOL Your coloring is fabulous!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Molecraft said...

An adorable image and fabulous design Marilyn!
Helen x

Paige said...

Wonderful card! The images are delightful and the sentiment - oh wow!

Darlene said...

Stunning, just stunning!! Merging images, my heavens, that sounds daunting, but you've really pulled it off nicely!
Super adorable little guy on the front, love those embellies! The sentiment on the inside is so lovely too!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my word, this is the cutest thing EVAH!! LOOOOVE that dino and the way you colored him!! Super, super, SUPER CUTE, Marilyn!!
hugs, Sharon

Margaret said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love that darling image and your coloring is fantastic. What a beautiful sentiment you used. Great card.

Mandy said...

Marilyn your card is absolutely gorgeous, so cute and beautifully coloured and a fabby design too :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Sandy said...

This is sooooo wonderful - I love the way you designed this!!!!
Sandy

~Paola~ said...

oh WOW!! what an adorable image and how PERFECTLY U colored it!!!
I am in awe of your talent as a card maker...look at those clouds...they are perfect too...(How do U do them?? do U have a tutorial? must check if U do...)
Your sentiment took my breath away too...what an amazing card!!♥

~Paola~ said...

oh WOW!! what an adorable image and how PERFECTLY U colored it!!!
I am in awe of your talent as a card maker...look at those clouds...they are perfect too...(How do U do them?? do U have a tutorial? must check if U do...)
Your sentiment took my breath away too...what an amazing card!!♥

Rosietoes said...

Just have enjoyed a wee browse in your blog Marilyn. Your colouring is outstanding and I love the project you have posted today. The verse brought a tear to my eye - it's so true!

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today.

Edna x

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is a super card I just love it
Hugs

NickelNook said...

WOW, Marilyn! That's all I can say to this fabulous card...WOW!
Although I will add that your gorgeous coloured sky certainly does look like our beautiful Saskatchewan sky, doesn't it?...Nancy :o)

Alicia said...

This is a beautiful card. I love how it opens and reveals the sentiment inside. I just love that quote too!
Alicia xx

Alicia said...

This is a beautiful card. I love how it opens and reveals the sentiment inside. I just love that quote too!
Alicia xx

Linda said...

This is just simply adorable.. Love it!! Hugs, Linda

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

How cute!!! I love the "baby" on the front and the sentiment/quote inside is perfect!

MiamiKel said...

WOW!! This is breathtaking - so much detail and beauty in your card! I see you are the SA's new girl to CASE - can't wait to see your blog and SCS gallery to see what to CASE - so much inspiration in here! :)

Renee said...

I always look at your cards with a big smile on my face!! You are always so creative and know just how to do things perfect!

Alyce said...

This is awesome! I love the layout and the little pocket :) Gorgeous image too xx