Friday, December 18, 2009

Princes Come in All Shapes and Sizes!!

Saturday is finally here! It has been one long week in our household. There is so much going on! We of course have all the normal hustle and bustle of the season, but added to that are youth events for our son, a ballet demonstration on Saturday for our daughter and then she is also in a production of the Nutcracker on Sunday (put on by Ballet Jorgen), a church Christmas recital...oh the list goes on and on! On a serious note though, my mother was admitted to the hospital this week with pneumonia. She is doing okay, all things considered, and she is one tough gal! But, it is a difficult time of year to be sick, and she is quite annoyed that she cannot carry on with her Christmas preparations. I have been in prayer for a speedy recovery for her. I am also praying that God gives her the patience needed to take it easy so she can recover fully...pneumonia is pretty serious, and she needs to give herself time to heal.
So, I thought that maybe a card with a bit of humour would be just what we need! I love this image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Her name is Lillith, and I think the expression on her face is priceless! Incidentally, one of my daughter's favourite books when she was little was The Princess and the Frog, which is probably one of the reasons I adore this stamp so much! I made another easel card, since the last one was so much fun to make! I decided to add my own sentiment, and have a little fun with this stamp. It reads: "Sadly, Lillith's Fairy Godmother had become quite hard of hearing. She was certain the poor child had wished for a "hoppily" every after." Cheesy...yes, but so fun! (well, I amused myself anyways!!) handsome prince for Lillith today...just little froggy! Hmmm, wonder if Lillith requested to be reassigned?!
Ok...on to the details! As always, I stamped the image on Neenah and coloured with Copics. I decided to put Lillith outdoors, so I added in a sky and grass for a background. The frogs were given a coat of Glossy Accents. I also added in some Dew Drops. The sentiment is matted on a Spellbinders Fancy Tag. I added a tag for a place to write my message, and tucked it in behind the image. Papers are Bazzill, and assorted scraps!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has put together a fantastic Christmas many great images/sentiment sets! 13 to be exact, and all for $25.00 USD. You will want to head over to their store and check it out. You can also visit the Digi Blog to see some examples made with these images. Happy shopping!


Micki said...

WOW!!! Your coloring is definitely awesome!!! I love this image and what a great idea to add your own sentiment. It's perfect with this image. Wow.... and your shading..... I'm still working on that but seem to get carried away, especially on coloring hair. This is awesome! :-)

PS: It's not the norm for me to create a card in an hour, lol. Coloring an image, yes...assembling papers, I tend to over analyze which is also why most of my cards lean towards the 'clean & simple' style, (sigh).

Deedee Anderson said...

GORGEOUS card, Melanie! Your coloring is so wonderful, and yes, that princess is just a hoot. Your saying is too funny -- very clever of you!!

I'm keeping your mom in prayer, too, for a speedy recovery and that she will give herself permission to take time to heal. You take care of yourself, too! HUGS!

Sandy said...

She's just as cute as can be! The coloring is gorgeous and the colors you chose for the card are perfect! I LOVE it!

Phebe Meeder said...

love the colors and how you used clouds and i would love to find a tutorial on how to make this card...Another stunning card...hope you got my email...also praying for your mum

Nicole said...

HAHA Melanie, that image is SO FUNNY!!!! Love your card, just wonderful!

My Paper Passions said...

She is adorable and I love the way you colour hair on your images it strikes me every would think I would be used to it by now...but I LOVE it!
Amanda B