Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Valentine, You ROCK!!

It's a new year and a new challenge at Your Next Stamp.
This time our challenge is a sketch provided by our fabulous hostess, Kerri. I adore Kerri's style and using this sketch was a blast for me.

I was finally able to use my adorable Henrietta the Hippo stamp.  Isn't she so fun and cute?!?!   I just love the way she turned out.  I colored her with Warm Grey Copic's because they have a more brown undertone to them.  I used my new Lacey Squares Nestabilities that I got for Christmas (thanks Mom) and MFT die rolled rose.  The image is popped up on foam tape for dimension against the embossed heart blocks.  (It's hard to see in this photo, sorry)  I added Glossy Accents to her eyes and sunglasses and a little Shimmerz on her hat and tutu.  I got a little carried away and added Shimmerz to the ribbon too but all that accomplished was to turn my ribbon darker with hardly any sparkle.  LOL  

I have to apologize, this is not the greatest picture.  But, by the time I finished with this card I had lost all natural light to work with.  I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to photo editing software.  So I'm just thankful for my Ott light and the fact that my camera takes really good pictures.   LOL


Copics Used:
Hippo: W7, W5, W3, W1, R00
Hat/Tutu: R34, R32
Boombox/Umbrella: R20, R10
Outline/Shadow: RV000

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you'll come back later today to see my 7 Kids College Fund DT Sample.
Stamp: Your Next Stamp (Henrietta the Hippo)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
DP: Basic Grey (Blush)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (Heart Blocks)
Nestablilities: Circle and Lacey Square
Flower: My Favorite Things - Die-namics (Rolled Rose)
Shimmerz: Pixie Dust
Ribbon: American Crafts
Sentiment: Computer Generated (Garton)


martina's kaartjes said...

Very pretty card ! love it, great flower.
greetings, martina

Sylvia said...

*eek*.... this is pure cuteness paired with gorgeousness! Wow!!! Wendy, this is absolutely stunning!!! Oh.. I wanna be a cardmaker like you when I'm grown up :) :) :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I had fun with this sketch too!! Your hippo is adorable and I love your coloring!! Cute! Cute!
Happy New Year My friend!

Faye said...

This hippo is gorgeous and beautifully coloured - You Rock! xxx

Denise Marzec said...

Your coloring is amazing and I LOVE the sparkle you added to the hat and tutu. So adorable!

~Jeri~ said...

LOL TOOOO CUTE!!! Yep that looks like me! How'd you get that picture?? Another adorable masterpiece my friend!!

Brandie said...

Love all the detail. She is adorable!

itsabrt said...

Wendy this is so fun I love this hippo she is too fun, thanks for the smile!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is adorable, I am really into the gray colors lately. I love the flower I have been so close to buying that die so many time now I must have it:)

Kate said...

What a sweet hippo!! Your little touches always take your work over the top, Wendy.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Super cute card. I love that little hippo.

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness this is soooo CUTE!!!! LOVE this hippo girly!!! Hugs!

Paula said...

Don't the warm greys work well with those browns? Love the varying pinks too & the contrasts both on the boombox & between the faceial pink & that tutu/hat. The circular matting really accentuates the hippo shape & movement too. Hope the kids are improving.
Paula (PEP)

Anita said...

OMGosh this is the cutest hippo I've ever seen. Your coloring is beautiful and I love her pink toenails lol!

Kerri said...

This is so super cute, girl! Love the paper flower and your beautiful coloring! You definitely rocked the sketch:)

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