Monday, April 07, 2008

Birds and Crabs

I made these 2 cards for the monthly gallery on Embellish-Online. Humor was the theme for this month - and I think the saying "What's the word, bird" is pretty funny... ever since I bought the stamp set from Inkadinkado that has that sentiment I've been saying it to my daughter... since she's 15 she doesn't find it nearly as funny as I do!


I paired it up with a new stamp I just got from American Art Stamp. This is such a cool image to color in with copics or pencils. I used Copics on this one and used the colors of the Basic Grey paper as color inspiration. The word "Bird" was done with Making Memories Rub ons - and the big question mark is a sticker. I added lots of white dots along the edges - I love the way just just POP!


The second card was also made with paper from the Basic Grey Obscure Pad - I love that the circles look like records... remember what those are?? I guess they also look like cd's. The crab is from Gina K's "Just Be Claws" set... I think he is the cutest looking crab with those big round eyes! I colored him with copics and shaded the background with a sponge.


The punched the black strips with the word window punch and added rhinestone brads from making memories. I actually bought out the supply of these at Embellish Online, but there are a few more packs of pastel and bright square ones let - it's a pretty good buy for $3.99! I may go and buy the rest of those as well!


Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Janine said...

Fabulous cards Michelle!! I do love that crab too. He is too cute for words.!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I love the colours you've chosen and I've awarded you for it!

http://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/arte-y-pico-award/

nise said...

The word is Fabulous, Bird! Love these cards. Your coloring is so awesome. Have cousins with the last name "Word" and this has got some ideas churning - - THANKS!

Janean Campbell said...

Two great cards..I love them...Your artwork is fabo...

Viv said...

Love your cards! Awesome!!

SmilynStef said...

The bird card would be perfect for the Caardvarks Flight of Fancy challenge ... check it out. I love them both ... so vibrant and fun.

http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2008/04/flight-of-fancy-homegrown-winner.html

Deb said...

Your "Party On" card is just wonderful!

manicstamper said...

Hi Michelle
I have been visiting your blog for some time but have never left a comment yet so today I am rectifying that.
Just wanted to say that I think your work and use of colour is totally awesome and I always pop in and see what you have been up to when I have been working on something in sober colours and need cheering up.

May I put a link to you on my blog?

Thanks
Have a fab day.
Sheila

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OMGOSH those are both soooo cute!!! I LOOOOVE that crab....you are so awesome!

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