Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CTMH July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Isn't the Happy Forever stamp set absolutely adorable? For this month only, four precious hedgehogs, three sentiments, a tiny butterfly, and a sweet little heart are waiting for you! If you'd like to see some amazing artwork using this stamp set, join me in this month's blog hop. (If you came here from Michelle Loncar's blog then you're already hopping along. The next stop will be Wanda's! It's a circular hop featuring about 70 different Close To My Heart consultants, so hop on and off until you work your way through.)

This card is extra special to me because it is made in honor of my friend Melinda. (We taught French together when we were beginning teachers many moons ago, so I had to share some herisson- or hedgehog- love with her!) Melinda's a 40-year-old mom of two precious little girls and is going through a really hard time right now. Please say a prayer for her and her family as she fights cancer for the 2nd time! (You can read her story HERE.)

To create this little darling, I placed the three hedgehog stamps and the butterfly along the bottom of the card front, then picked them up with my block, inked them in Chocolate ink, and stamped them all at once. Easy peasy!

Next, I used my CTMH chalks and my favorite applicator, Q-tips, to color the scene. Coloring with chalk is so incredibly easy! Just keep your chalk eraser at hand in case you get a little crazy and too much chalk goes where you don't want it. It cleans up easily.

Finally, I finished the card with two bands of Zippidee patterned paper across the top, and then added the sentiment on a piece of torn Cranberry card stock (also from the Zippidee paper pack). A knot of Colonial White ribbon finished up this card.

Thanks for hopping by! Go check out the rest of the hop by clicking to Wanda's blog next.

14 comments:

Nancy Keller said...

I love the look of this with the three stamps in a row. Thank you for sharing! I love what you did!

Adeline E. Brill said...

What a clever idea - hedge hogs in a row.... great job!

Sandy B said...

I couldn't imagine what to do with a hedgehog, but this is cute! I know Melinda will appreciate it. Prayers for her healing...

Nancy said...

I love the three together!!!

Lori Miller said...

Nice job on your card, Haley!

Traci said...

I liked seeing how you used the chalks on your card. I had a hard time figuring out how to get color on the hedgehogs. ... the chalk looks great. :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Great coloring and I love how you used 3 different images on your card. It's so charming!

Krista Ritskes said...

Your card is so sweet!

Traci Godbee said...

I love the line up of hedgehogs! very cute :)

祥傑祥傑 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ....................................................................

祐白祐白 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Laurie said...

Love how you combined multiple stamps on this. It's simply adorable!

Teri Baxter - The Midnight Artist said...

Haley, I love the movement you created with the 3 images! So cute!

Mary Eisen said...

Never thought of using more than one image - great idea!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails