Monday, January 2, 2012

MIM #70 with Digi My World

Happy New Year!!

Wow here it is 2012, hard to believe!

We are still enjoying our summer school holidays with three more weeks to go. The weather has been pretty good considering this is our tropical wet season. Let's hope that it continues and that we don't see a repeat of last year's devastating  floods.

I have found a little time this week (while the boys have been occupied with their newly aquired lego, thanks granddad!) to get my card made for this week's Make It Monday linky party.

There were still an amazing number of entries for last week's link up considering the Christmas/New Year holidays.  Please see my favourite pick at the end of this post.

For my card this week I have used an image from our sponsor Digi My World called Sk8r Boy

This is such a fun image to colour and just perfect for any young boy.

Papers I have used are from Stampin Up! (Thanks Mum for my awesome pressie!)

DSP - Well Worn -  SU
Cardstock - Not Quite Navey and Very Vanilla - SU
Sentiment - So Happy For You - SU

Image is coloured with the following Copics

SKIN - E000, E00 and E21
HAIR - Y21, Y23, Y26 and Y28
SHIRT& SHOES - YG91, YG93 and YG95
SHORTS AND SHOES - E30, E31, E33 and E35
CONCRETE RAMP - N0, N1, N3 and N5

Image was printed on Express It  blending cardstock and as this is a very stark white I wanted it to blend in more with the tones of the DSP so I used my E50 Copic marker to shade around the image to make it look a little more like it was printed on the Very Vanilla cardstock.

I am linking my card up to the following challenges

This week we are delighted to have a brand new sponsor Digi My World! The wonderful artist and owner Annie is offering the prize of a $10 gift certificate to spend in the store! And they are in sale at the moment so you may want to pay the store a visit! ;)

To be in the running to win this fabulous prize all you need to do is leave a comment for another entrant in this week's Make It Monday linky party. Be sure to mention you saw them at MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Ok now, let me share with you my favourite pick from last week's Make It Monday linky party.

It had to be this adorable Christmas card by Marjorie

I just love this cute little bear and Marjorie's colouring really brings him to life.

Thanks for sharing with us Marjorie.

If you would like to see a whole heap more inspiration, head on over now to Make It Monday  and check out what my super talented teamies have whipped up for you this week.

You have a whole week to link up and I can't wait to see what you've made!
Even if you don't have a new creation to share this week, don't forget you can revive an old post from way back and share an old favourite with us.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Michelle :o)


Mary J said...

A very sweet pick, Michelle! But your card is just amazing! Your colouring is so fab - his face is brilliant!!

Chrissy said...

Oh! okay Michelle...your tropical rains that you should have had, are stuck here with me...Beautiful sunny Napier...pourng with rain for the last 4 days, all our campers have got snippy and are packing up and leaving male card Michelle, fabulous colouring,& love the image
Fabulous pick from last week, so very pretty.

[ps....feel to free to take the rain...anytime will be good.

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Michelle I almost chose this beauty from Marjorie too .
Love your card with another showcasing of your awesome colouring .Great action image for a boy's card .Glad you liked the papers ..
hugs Mum

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow - what amazing colouring .I love these images .
Your pick of the week is beautiful too.
A very Happy New Year to you am all your family ... may 2012 be a Healthy Happy year .. and another year of our friendship across the miles
Lisa x

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow hun, you are so very kind, thank you for choosing my card as pick of the week!! I am so thrilled! I also love your card, your colouring is amazing and love the papers you have chosen. Hope 2012 brings you your hearts desires, and may it also be happy and healthy!!
Biggest of hugs,

Rene said...

Your card is AMAZING...the shading on his face is perfect! And your pick of the week is fabulous!
Happy New Year and thank you so much for the gift! I've already used it! LOL!
Rene :D

wahixane77 said...

You have amazing coloring skills! Love the card and the image. Thanks for sharing at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

Tracey said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks for joining us Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck :)

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I know what you mean about a crazy busy life. Mine is too crazy these days. I love this card, I so envy your artistic touch especially the beautiful job you do with colored images.

Janne said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs, Janne

Beverley said... was wonderful to hear from you...thanks for stopping by my blog...I love the new look of has been a while...I'm home sicker than a dog this morning but hope to post some projects later if I feel better...I feel wonderful hearing from an old friend again...thank you.


Tamie said...

Oh I love this image. It would be perfect for my middle son. Great colors, layout and inspiration. Glad I saw it over at MIM.

Sarpreet said...

stunning (I just shared some news on my blog, would appreciate if you have the time to pop on by)

Lisa M said...

Hey there Michelle!
Your skater dude is catching some serious air there, or is it hanging 10, I don't know skater terms, but either way, he's awesome. I have that SU paper and your brick wall is fantastic. I stink at boy cards so I come here for inspiration and motivation. :D
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and plenty of crafting just for you.
Lisa xxx

Debbie said...

This is adorable, perfect for any boy that loves to skateboard plus it's in blue, my favorite color.


Bente said...

Wonderful card! Great colors and details!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Hugs, Bente