Monday, August 30, 2010

Nichole Heady Appreciation Blog Hop!


The girls over at the PTI forum decided to cook up this little blog hop today. Its in honor of PTI owner, Nichole Heady. She is a wonderfully gifted lady who creates beautiful stamps, cards, and designs constantly! She's also a mom, small business owner, and wife so I imagine her days are very full. I am so inspired by her wonderful designs... especially this year's series of stamp sets called Year of the Flowers. This lovely daffodil makes me happy every time I stamp it. Its gorgeous colored or uncolored. Today I kept it simple. Colored my daffodil with copics, mounted it on bitty dot sunrise paper. Mounted that on some lovely kraft cardstock that I inked with chai ink. The sentiment is stamped in dark chocolate and the whole thing is tied up with a lovely piece of sunrise twill! If you are looking for more places to hop... check out the PTI forum!

36 comments:

Sharon said...

This is so pretty and cheerful! I especially love how you colored the leaves!

BethieJ said...

Michele your card is LOVELY!! so very pretty! EVERYTIME I see any of the year of flowers in use I think WHY do I not start this series.. I think I need to! :) and WHY am I not a follower.. off to do that now.. then on with the hop! :)

Aimes said...

Now I was totally expecting a Gladioli creation *wink* but then you surprise me with a super happy daffodil! Love it and love your colouring too! Great tall card!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Keva said...

This is so cute! I love the size of it AND the colors are great together.

Joan B said...

beautiful job!!! love your coloring.

Melissa said...

So pretty, Michele! Love your daffodil!

Laura Isham said...

your coloring is perfect! I like that it is a long and skinny card!

Nerina said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your colouring - and the great dimensions of your card! Fabulous impact here!!

Kay said...

Such beautiful colors, and I never get tired of looking at that gorgeous daffodil image!

peggysue said...

Pretty daffodil and it works perfectly in the long card design.

steph said...

BEAUTIFUL daffodil- it is colored expertly! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Kara said...

beautiful coloring and card design!

Lauren said...

LLOOOVVVVEE this!!! Gorgeous!!

Amy Beth said...

I love the daffodil. So pretty !

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful Michele! I want to color like this someday.

Cathy Weber said...

You did such a great job coloring your daffodil and it looks so nice on the bitty dot paper. Great job.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful job coloring! Great card!

Kelly S. said...

Michele this is simply stunning! Love the gorgeous yellow you achieved with your Copics, it's a perfect daffodil!

Susan said...

Gorgeous card! I love these colors together. Your copic coloring of the flower is amazing!!

christy compton hall said...

So sweet and cheery! Love it.

Amy said...

Gorgeous daffodil!! Love the tall and skinny card.

Sue Ann said...

Michele ...... first your coloring is so beautiful always and I try to take tips from enlarging your photos and looking at the coloring. I would also like to say that Nicole brings the best out in all of us. I was new to the MB last Christmas and was in need and you were right there to help me out. Thank you for being so welcoming when I first found the MB!!! You are pretty darn special too!!!

Jen Carter said...

So pretty! YOu are such a talented colorer (is that a word?). Great job!

Chris Simon said...

Now that's what I call a happy card! Your coloring is spectacular, and the scalloped layers are so pretty against the kraft background. Great job!

Cindy Holshouser said...

So bright and cheery!

Nadine said...

Love the way you colored your flower Michele, GORGEOUS! Especially like the sentiment you used. Perfect for this hop!!

Lee said...

So pretty. Lovely bright colours.

Jennifer K said...

So, so pretty. Those colors are just fabulous together and your coloring is superb.

mamareebs said...

Beautiful colors on this card. I am envious of your coloring abilities. The daffodil turned out great!

Dana said...

Your coloring on this is superb Michele.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! I like how you matted the image. And your colouring is so good!

Laurie said...

Fantastic coloring Michele! I love your card!

Lizzie Jones said...

The coloring on your daffodil is lovely! Beautiful card!

Ginny said...

Such a pretty card, I just love your coloring, too!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the double matted scalloped papers and the daffodil coloring is SPECTACULAR!

Noora said...

Such a beautiful card, and like always beautiful coloring!