Monday, March 2, 2009

A Friend for the Heart

I really love this set. The bunny is so precious. I'm always admiring others 5x5 cards and I really don't make enough myself, so I decided to go that route today.

The sentiment is sweet "A friend is what the heart needs all the time. ~Henry Van Dyke" I really like that. I've read it before but it didn't really catch until tonight. I guess I'm missing my hubby :)

Pulled out some of my retired In-Colors from last year, this River Rock is really a favorite neutral of mine.


I also pulled out my pencils (Koh-I-Nor) that I haven't used in a while and dipped them into some OMS to color this image. They really blend so well.


Set: Serene Spring (SU)
Accessories: Porcelain Prints DP, Blue Bayou, River Rock & Very Vanilla cardstock, Sponge with River Rock Ink, Black StazOn, Pencils w/OMS, Blue Bayou Ribbon, Primas, Rhinestones, White EP and Scallop Edge

21 comments:

Kay said...

Katie, this is just adorable! I love it all - the stamp, the layout (especially the layout which I will shamelessly steal) and the color combo. Beautiful work on the coloring too - just all around fabulousness!!

Diane said...

Katie, this is so sweet. What an adorable card. Love that sweet bunny so much anyway, but the way you framed him in the oval mats is just beautiful. Love it!

Kim said...

So cute!!! I love the color combo. I wish they didn't have to retire the In Colors. This was one of my favorite combo's to use last year. Now I find it hard to make something with them because I'm trying to "save" it for something really good! You've made me want to go ahead and start using them again.

kat9 said...

Love this card Katie. Those colors are wonderful together. Makes me wish I could still buy them. If we do image swapping, as suggested on the site, I may want you to send me a few of these bunnies. SO CUTE!

Saved By Grace said...

I love this stamp it is similar to one I have, bunnies are one of my favorites, too cute...the coloring is wonderful.

Liz said...

beautiful! I love the colouring you did... great design too!

Gina said...

Very sweet card. Fabulous coloring!

peggysue said...

This layout is beautiful as is the coloring and the scallops. This card is very sweet. Neat to see the koh i noor pencils in action too, you use them well.

Grace said...

Oh Katie... this is just adorable!!! I love this set... but you know I have it and have not used it yet! This inspires me to get it out! Thanks for the push! Your layout and coloring are fantastic!

Holly said...

This is just stunning! Your coloring is amazing and the layout is gorgeous. The bunny is too precious, too! I really need to get into using my "old" in-colors too - since I decided to buy them at the last minute! LOL! Well done!

Holly VanDyne said...

Wow Katie that turned out GREAT! I absolutely love it! :)

Andrea said...

I love it! So springy! River Rock is one of my favorites too!

laos348 said...

Very nice. I like the coloring, the saying you used and the flowers on the side.

Alexandria said...

I LOVE this card! The colors you chose are beautiful together!

Mary said...

Oh this bunny is so sweet! Very nice card - all the elements work so well together!

kmurphy said...

Hi Katie!

That is the stinkin' cutest card! Welcome officially to our blog group, Ocean's Eleven!

Melissa Sauls said...

This is soooo cute. The coloring is beautiful.

Dell said...

Katie, you did a fantastic job on this card. I have this stamp set & now I need to go find it. What a great card for spring.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is fabulous! I love that bunny and you did such a great job of coloring him! He looks real!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

this is beautiful i love how the bayou blue pops out the sahara sand. i haven's used this set yet and thanks for the idea!

Amanda said...

Love this card. Color combo is great with this image. I'm missing these colors.