Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blog hop time for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi everyone! Well it is blog hop time over at Sparkle N Sprinkle and you get a choice of images to choose from this month. If you are into Deco then Deco Divas are sure to inspire you or if you are thinking of Valentines Day then Love is in the Air is the theme for you and that is the one I chose. Hopefully you have arrived here from Charlene but if not you can go to the main post and start from there. Also make sure you comment on everyone's blog for your chance to win some great prizes and then go to the main blog and answer the question there for an extra chance to win!

My thought was to make Valentines for children or have something simple that they could help make for their friends.

I have used Leo  along with the Wild About You sentiment. My image is colored with copics and I stippled the outside edges to add a little texture to his fur. I have also used two different colors of sparkly flocking on his mane (Sparkling Coffee and Sparkling Sands) cause even a Lion deserves some bling! Now I stitched on my card but that would be something the kids could do with a marker and make faux stitching. For full instructions on how to make this card please visit the card gallery  at the Sparkle N Sprinkle website. Next on the hop is my buddy Shanna A reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents  St.Patrick's Day, Easter and Spring along with all Becca Barton images on special - 15% off!!! To view all our specials for the month, including
some  fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click  here.
 http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/specials.php

56 comments:

Rea said...

Love him on that paper and cute sentiment too.

Barbara said...

What a cute and special card for a child to give. That lion is perfect. and really like your coloring of him.

Dawn said...

I am in awe with all the stitching! He is one of my favorite animal stamp.

Cheryl B said...

Love your Leo lion card!

NWFlamingo said...

I'm wild about your card! Cute!

Mary J said...

He is so much fun, love it! And look at you and your straight lines!!! show off! ;)

pinky said...

So cute and what a great sentiment lol. Loving this card Amanda.

Katherine Epstein-Leis said...

The lion is just too cute. Love his tongue sticking out. Thanks for sharing.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Gotta love Leo!!! Great card:)

Stem Cell Therapy in Dogs said...

Very cute card! I really love its detail and I hope I can make mine too that is as nice as that card.

Lisa Jane said...

oh he is fab... i love how you coloured him
Lisa x

Hopemore Studio said...

Oh Amanda, I always love your cards. Your copic work, your bold color choices..sigh...just so sweet

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great coloring - giving him all that texture - he looks as though he could jump of the card!

Karalee Ingram said...

You sure nailed it. What a great card for a a kid or those of us that are a kid at heart.

Karin said...

Awesome coloring as usual and I love that you added the texture to the fur :) Very cute!

Julie Z said...

Adorable card Amanda! Any child would love this! Great background choice - awesome coloring - as usual! Love it!

Lana said...

Amanda I just love how friendly and gentle you have made this guy look xx

Julie said...

So happy to see cards that can be used for both sexes. Men are not easy to design for.

April said...

Amanda, what a cute valentine for a child! You did a great job!

Donna Ellis said...

Leo never looked better, Amanda. And what is a lion without a little sparkly? Darling card.

Charlene said...

No way..how cute is this! I think I have to have that stamp!

Brenda said...

Leo just makes up such a cute card! Your stitched paper background is perfect and your coloring is awesome! Love his blingy mane....

Aurora Selvaggio said...

You did a great job with the coloring. Nice shadow work. Really makes him come alive! I also like the stitching. I love adding a little stitching here and that on my projects too.

A French Accent said...

Beautiful, the simplicity of the cut out on the stripes makes it stand up. Love the way you used your copic!

Anita Braddock said...

Love Love your Cards Supper Cute Love the colors and papers you used adding the buttons ans the Stitching adds that extra special pop love the sentiment. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Really cute card, espically for a child. Leo is adorable in his fluffy mane and fur. I just may have to "borrow" this idea for the grandkids. lol

Shanna Shands said...

I need to practice this coloring technique. I love what you have done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, for cute! That lion image which I own by the way would be a perfect choice for my grandsons. And, the paper and button trims work so well with the whole scheme. And, again, you implemented stitching which is a great way to embellish.

NanaConnie said...

Adorable card and stamp, Amanda. Love the sentiment. Great idea to do a Valentine for kids.

Karen L said...

Simply precious! Love that lion and the colors you used...!

kaiahobid said...

Lovely card! And the coloring is super! Thank you for sharing it!

Robyn Rinehart said...

Great Colors love your card!!!!

Anita said...

Very cute card Amanda and perfect for a child.

Marci M said...

I love this card and love the colors you used.

Kathy Vogel said...

I love the bright & cheery colors on your card. Leo is great with the wild about you sentiment. I really like flocking too.

Gerlinde said...

This is just too cute, Amanda! Love the mane and the buttons add just the touch!

0900Lee said...

Yes love this card nice to see something different cheers Lee G

E. Marie said...

This is a great card for and from a child. Love Leo! He looks great.

Linda said...

Amanda I am just wild about your card. I love Leo and the way you colored him

Sandra Kersting said...

Adorable. Love the bling on the mane and the stitching is a nice touch.

creativearts said...

This is such a cute valentine card for a youngster.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amanda. I just love your little Leo! This is just adorable and I soo sooooo love how you have colored him and put your papers together. This is such an adorable Valentine card. I hope that you are doing well and that you Father is doing ok as well. I am so sorry that I haven't been around lately. I'm not sure why I have a lac of interest about my computer this last couple of weeks. I think it must be those January Blaaahhs. lol... We have been getting snow for the last two days, so we are knee deep in it now. Have a great evening. Hugs, Lisa

Gina R said...

I love this lion and how you have put him on pink stripes, this is greatl

aileenf said...

I love your lion, and I chuckle about the juxtaposition of the lion with the lacy trim and the stripes. How cute! I would like this card

Jann said...

I absolutely love it a Lion for Valentine;s Day. What "kid of any age" would love receiving it.

Also love the heart flakes

Anonymous said...

I like the colors and the tied buttons.

Teresa C. said...

Your card is so cute. I love Leo and I am wild about him.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute. I also love the falling hearts. Really puts me in the mood to get started on Valentine's Day.

Susie S

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Amanda!
Love your cute lion card, and awesome stitching....cute sentiment and buttons. His coloured up with perfection too..
I'm also your newest follower...
Have a super weekend...
Hugs to you :)

purusty said...

I like the lion U your coloring Enjoyable

Dianne Potter said...

A super fun way to use Leo. Terrific card. Thank you for sharing.

Charo said...

Good card!

SuzieQ said...

Your card is beautiful and so full of color. Great job and thanks for sharing it.

Jessica Griffin said...

Absolutely adorable!! Great card Amanda!!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Do you remember when you were excited about getting one comment...lol....I hope you find me way at the bottom....cute lion and your coloring is fantabulous!

Zamora said...

I'm wild about your card! Cute!