Monday, February 13, 2012

MIM #76 with Guylou's Inimitability


Oh gosh, Monday already, I'm seriously not ready!!
The weekend passed in a blur of lawn mowing and laundry etc.
Usually I strike a fairly good balance of work and play on the weekends but I think I get a big old FAIL for this one.

There was a moment there when I didn't think I would get across the line with my card  for this week's Make It Monday linky party either but I just managed to scrape it in, lol.

I used a fab image from our sponsor this week called "Frederic"

Image is coloured with Copics

Papers are from Stampin' Up! (retired now I believe)

I just love this image, isn't it wonderful and relaxing. It reminds me of my husband a bit, well in the fact that he has always wanted a hammock, lol.

Don't look too closely at my colouring! In an attempt to tone down the brightness of the B00, B000 and B0000 markers I used for the sky I used N0 and it didn't quite work our the way I wanted to.

You can find this fab image and a whole swag more over at 

Guylou is generously offering a $10 store voucher to the winning commenter this week over at the Make It Monday linky party.

To be in with a chance to win this wonderful prize all you need to do is leave a comment for an entry and be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

For my favourite from last week's linky party I was torn between a few (who's kidding who, more like a dozen, lol. There are always so many fabulous entries) but in the end I decided to choose this amazing card from

(yes our old MIM teamie)

I have always been a big fan of Lisa Jane's creative and resourceful style but this card really appealed to me.

Lisa managed to use a unexpected "ingredient" in this card and also was extremely resourceful in the way that she created her own embossing template.

Thanks for sharing with us at Lisa, it is so nice to have you playing along.

Come on over and join us this week.

The fabulously talented ladies on the Design Team have created some awesome cards featuring images from our wonderful sponsor to get the party started..

I look forward to seeing what you have to share with us  this week.

Michelle :o)


Melissa said...

Michelle, your card is perfect in every way! I love the way you did the sky, you are being too hard on yourself.

Shirley-Anne said...

I thought that the sky shading was just the way it should be ..As long as the trees were far enough apart , yes , I can just see your DH on a hammock ..LOL
Seriously your relaxed scene is coloured perfectly !
Love Lisa J's card and her "OWN" embossing folder .

Chrissy said...

Fabulous male card Michelle, such a great image and fab colouring..great papers, love the colours.
Love Lisa's card too, and saw on her blog how she built it, very creative.


heidy said...

Oh I think it's gorgeous Michelle!
Hugs Heidy

Sarpreet said...

such a beautiful card, I am so sorry i have not been able to keep up with your blogs recently. I hope all is forgiven.

Mary J said...

Such a great pick - Lisa is so versatile in her style!

And I lvoe your card - amazing colouring as usual and gorgeous layout!

Marjorie said...

I just love this card hun, love the colours and papers you have chosen, and your colouring is perfect, it just all goes together so well..beautiful!
Love your card of the week elegant.

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Michelle, gorgeous colouring I loove the sky, makes it look like it is slightly overcast. Hope you have had chance to sit down and relax lol! Take careX:)

1CardCreator said...

This is very pretty. Thanks for hosting Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 23)