Sunday, August 17, 2008

Secret Message

This is my submission to this week's challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. The challenge this week is to hide a message somewhere in your card. A lucky winner will be randomly chosen to win one of the new release High Hopes stamps "Juggles".

This was a fun card to make and very challenging for me as I have never made one of these before. I followed Claudia's tutorial here and this is what I came up with. I almost didn't submit this card as I used the Memories ink and even after heat setting, the ink bled a bit when I coloured with the Copics. Oh well, every card can't be perfect and this one will serve as a learning experience. So far the Brilliance ink works the best with Copics but I'm going to try the Memento ink next just so I have another option. I'm looking for an alternative to Brilliance only because the graphite black isn't as crisp/sharp as I would like it to be when I stamp an image or a sentiment.

The secret message is from one of Aud's stamps. Checkout Aud's blog for her collection of stamps. She is a very talented lady and a real pleasure to deal with. Take your time and visit a while so you can enjoy viewing her wonderful creations as well as shopping for some great stamps!

I've fallen a bit behind with my blogging lately but will be visiting your blogs today. I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Big Hugs, Maria

Stamps: Magnolia School Collection from The Town Scrapper & Sentiment by Aud
Papers: SU cardstock & DP Three Bugs in a Rug - Blossom Flowers from Skribbles and Scraps
Accessories: SU Punch & Brad - Offray pink ribbon - Copics.


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Maria, This is really cute and I love the design, I love this cute new Tilda and you have coloured her to beautifully, I love the secret message too, Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card, I still haven't tried one of these! The papers and image are gorgeous. Thanks for joinining in.
Joanne x

Trina said...

This is adorable! I wouldn't have even noticed that the image had bled, if you wouldn't have told me! I was to busy checking out your other elements on your card! Thanks for joining our challenge!

Fiorella said...

Thank you Maria for this nice idea!

Claudia Rosa said...

ooohhh. this is sooo cute!
i have to check on the sentiment you used.. thats soooo pretty with this card too.
love, love it Maria
thanks for mentioning my blog

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Absolutely wonderful card and such a lovely Magnolia image! Love this style of card.....good old Claudia for sharing!!!
Carole ;o)

Bonnie said...

This is too cute Maria! I love that message! I am beginning to realize that right now - yikes! Your colouring looks great to me Maria, you are doing my expert opinion of course .... *snort.. LOL!!!!

Lilian said...

This is such a cute card. I love the sentiment you used and have been wanting ti buy it for sometime now. I am waiting for my Memento ink as well. You can try using the Versafine Onyx Black for the sentiment - I am currently using this for the Magnolia images. :)

Frances said...

This is soo cute Maria, love the card shape (haven't tried this one yet) and that new Tilda is so sweet. xx

Karin said...

Hi Maria,

great card.
Love the design, colors and cute image.

xoxo Karin

craftyb said...

Oh Maria...I'm so glad you went ahead and submitted this card...its fabulous!! I love the fresh colours and I love your Tilda's so fresh and pretty!! TFS!! bx

PS You've inspired me to try this new shape too!! bx

Jeanette said...

So sweet. Love the image. Great minds think alike because I used Claudia's tutorial to make a card for the same challenge! Must be a Canadian thing, eh?

Christine (Craftling) said...

This is a very nice card, but I'm afraid it's not as good as the two more recent additions on your blog. You have some serious competition, Maria. ;o)

Chris xx

Ila said...

This is just Gorgeous your coloring and the way you designed this card...Hugs, Ila

Carolyn King said...

ohhh..that is adorable. love the pull out!

Kerttuli said...

Maria, this looks stunning! Very beautiful colours and you have coloured the image so well.
Good idea!