Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hero Arts Huggy Chick (CC153)

Is this not the cutest little chick? It came from this gorgeous Hero Arts set that I just had to have. I think it is just perfect for spring. I picked it up at the Creative Quest in Glendale when I was there a week or so ago. I think it might be older, but oh well, I am in love nonetheless.

What do you think of this photo? I took it with my new camera that I got for my birthday. I love how much sharper it is. YAY! I am so excited about it. DH got me a Nikon Coolpix s51. I really wanted a small camera that I could easily fit in a pocket or purse and this one is it. Oh and he even got it for me in this great Magenta Pink color -- I am so lucky!

I used my cuttlebug to add dots to the green background piece. I then added dot details with a white gelly roll pen. I sewed the kraft and other layers on to the white card base. Image was watercolored using my aquapainter and the lids of the ink pads. I added chocolate brads in the corners because it just needed something. I love these colors, I think they are super together! The kraft tones down the brightness of the green and turquoise! Awesome! The layout was inkspired by Lauren's Saturday Sketch (from a couple Saturdays ago). I saved it and just barely got to it now. YAY!

Stamps: Hero Arts Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Whisper White, Kraft Ink: Timber Brown Staz On, Tempting Turquoise Classic, Only Orange Classic Accessories: Turquoise Polka dot ribbon, brown brads, Cuttlebug, Techniques: Watercoloring

Other exciting news of the day -- DS only had one accident yesterday (we are potty training again -- hope it works this time) and one accident today -- but he has been going on his own today really well and he even did a couple poops today! WOOHOO! *Silly things mommies celebrate eh* We are headed to Disneyland this weekend, for my DH's birthday, so I would be really happy if we could get him going on the potty consistently by then . . . but we will bring just in case clothes. Should be fun!!!

14 comments:

Teresa said...

Adorable card, Manda!!! Have fun at Disney!

~Michelle~ said...

Way cool to use your white gel pen on the cuttlebugged piece....love the idea and the look! Cute stamps too! Good luck with the potty training!!

cheryl said...

The card is really cute and the photo is great! I've read of some pretty complicated set-ups for photographing cards, but the right lighting makes all the difference.

Dana said...

So cute! That little bird looks just like he's giving a hug! Oh and your box is TDF! BEAUTIFUL!

Godelieve said...

So pretty and cute!!

Nardi said...

Firstly as a mum of three - YAY for your ds!! :o) Hope it is all on track for your trip to Disneyland.
The card is so sweet and I love the background too. Very nice. TFS!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What an adorable little bird..Too cute

JenMarie said...

Oh how sweet! Love this!!

Ila said...

I love this card!! that bird is So Cute!!

Stampmouse said...

omg that is so cute really makes me smile too

Paula said...

This is really cute and the photo is fabulous. Your camera looks cool, too! Happy birthday. I had to laugh about the "only one accident". At first I thought you meant car accident! Haha. Can you tell what stage of motherhood I am in? It is a good thing if you can get through the teen years with only one accident. But I do remember those years...congrats on the successful training!

Savitri said...

I love this card!!! Wasn't this a fun challenge? Challenging for me but I like I what I see.

Monique Van Keuren said...

I love this card.That little chick is just so darn cute!-Also, by the way I have added your blog to my favorites! Your blog is super cute and you are so talented.

jpmayo said...

This bird is so great, love it:)