Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beary Big Koala Hugs!

I have to admit, I am having a hard time picking which stamps to use. I was blessed enough to get quite a few new stamps for my birthday. I stamped them all off on to Gina K or Cryogen paper and now I find myself sitting there for ages trying to pick which one to color. I wish I could color them all at once! I know, I know....I shouldn't complain, since many people would like to have my "dilemma". So, I'll shut up now before one of you reaches through my computer screen and smacks me.

In the back of my head, I had a list going of the cards I need to make. Then I started to browse blogs for some color inspiration. I lucked out at Bente's blog. I loved how she colored the Koala Hugs Tilda with primarily greys. I have wanted this image since it came out, and a wonderful friend got it for me for my birthday. Lucky me! My father-in-law loves koalas, so I decided to use it for his Father's Day card.

Here's what I came up with:

This is a pocket card. The tag lifts out to read: "You are not LIKE a father to me, You ARE a father to me." I made the tag narrow so that I can fit a gift card in the pocket, too.

So, let's see: I used black rain dots, grey mesh, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks paper, black and white twisted twine, and black bazzill. The MME papers are actually grey, but my camera wanted to reinterpret them today.

Copics are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E31, E25
Shoes: R21, R20, R00, C3, C1
Dress: C5, C3, C1
Koala: N5, N3, N1, R00
Ground/Grass: YG67, YG63, E31, E25

I had to make her shoes pink, since it's my favorite color and he associates it with me.

I'm entering this card in the Charisma Cardz Challenge to make a pocket card.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend! I was wondering why my stomach was growling. I got lost in coloring and creating, and had no idea how much time had passed. I know I'm not the only one who does that, right?!?

25 comments:

Beate said...

I love the soft colors you used to color this darling image. Great card.
Hugs and smiles

Tracy S said...

You know how much I love the soft coloring on this. I like that I get to see your work in a few different places because I get to look at them and see something new and cool that I like. I noticed this time the triangles of the different gray pp. I like it and how it contrasts with the black. I also love that one piece looks like wood. Very cool and outdoorsy. I did not notice mesh the first time either, It is light and subtle but gives great texture.

* On a different note... I LOVED the Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite and Tom and Jerry. The Snorks was a fav too. We can't forget Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner too!

Niki Estes said...

Ah, this is so cute!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, such a lovely image, and great embellishments.
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Sandy said...

Now this looks like "Down Under" to me - very creative!!!
Sandy

Karen said...

So very pretty!!

Christina C. said...

This is just beautiful, Gina! I adore this sweet image and you did an outstanding job coloring and showcasing her!

Kim Kelley said...

Such a cute image but set up with the rest of the card blows me away! This is gorgeous. Love love love the way youput this together! hugs

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done!
Hugs Julie P

Starla B. said...

Hey, look! I figured out the sentiment! I just needed to go to your blog. Who would have guessed. LOL I love it, just as much as in the gallery. Your coloring is just so fabulous!

Paula said...

oh my goodness, your FIL is just going to love this! It's a beautiful card, and your coloring is fantastic:)

cabio's craft corner said...

Awesome pocket card Gina. Love the delightful dp you picked on the background too :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Paper Tails said...

Great card! Your coloring looks awesome...

Karen

Peggie said...

Great guy card using Tilda. Love the saying.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Gina , this is a wonderful card, love the layout you did and the colors are so soft and sweet.
Blessings Doreen

Louise said...

Very pretty card, love the layout
Louise

Carrie said...

I absolutely adore this!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! xx

syllie said...

This is gorgeous Gina. I love the colors you have used for this card and this sweet Magnolia is perfect matching with it.
xxxSylvia

Angela said...

Oh this is so adorable! Beautiful card! hugs, Angela

Elle said...

You can't get any cuter than this!

Patti Jo said...

What fun DP's you've used and also love the embellishments you've used along with this cute Tilda! Terrific work Gina!!!

Lisa Sumpter said...

Aw this is really lovely! Thanks for playing along with Charisma's Pocket Card challenge this week!

Lisa xox

clare brown said...

your card is just adorable,goodluck at charisma this week.

hugs clare x

Suzan L said...

Hi Gina, your criss cross card is so darling!! I know that your father-in-law is going to love it. You have colored the sweet Koala Tilda wonderfully!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Linda said...

Wow gina this is really adorable!!!! Wow beautiful work!!!!! Love the image!!!! Wow!!!