Thursday, August 26, 2010

Life is just a bowl of cherries

Hey there!

The Lil Lolita Boutique has a brand new challenge up and this week it is all about the sketch. It's a nice and easy one too which I always love. ;)
And yes, I've used a digi so I can play with the 'big head' size... again... I swear this is the last one for a bit, LOL! Now I've had this scrap of cherry paper for years, I can't even remember who made it, but I've been holding onto it for the perfect image and card and this original Ivy fit the bill. All of the colors I used on her were pulled from the paper itself and those sweet cherries... yum! But I have a bit of a confession to make, I've never been quite clear on what the 'life is just a bowl of cherries' really means. Is it like an older more classic version of 'life is like a box of chocolates' and instead of possibly getting peanuts or toffee filling you get pits and worms? If so I think I'll stick with the chocolates, LOL! :)

Heeheehee... anywho... now it is time for all of you fellow Lil Lolita lovers to get sketchy and play along for the chance of winning a fun prize from the Tickled Pink store! You say you still haven't gotten your hands on these cuties yet? Well if you are in the states you can get your Lolitas at the All That Scraps store now. Coolio!

Have fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- unknown ooooooold cherry paper and Basic Grey (red)
digi stamp- Tickled Pink (Ivy)
computer generated sentiment
Colorbox charcoal chalk ink
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft gems
Sticko epoxy ladybug sticker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair- N3, N5, N7, N9
eyes- G09, G19, G29, BG000
clothes- E40, E41, 0, G14, G16, G28, R46, R29, R59

45 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love how you make your digis big. super cute! i don't quite know what life is like a bowl of cherries means, but i like the saying since mary engelbreit uses it a lot :). cute DP, love how you colored ivy, and cute hat :)! wonderful coloring! thanks for sharing and hope you have a fabulous thursday, amy!!! *hugs* steph :)

Vanessa said...

Really pretty card! TFS :)

Saskia said...

Ooooooh.... lovely card! You're so creative!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia

**I've got a polka-dots candy on my blog, feel free to take a look!** :)

Tonje said...

Wow, I love how you blow up your images to include only the head. Gorgeous card and your colouring never ceases to amaze me. The hair always looks so lively!
Your box of chocolates/bowl of cherry comparison made me laugh... lol... Have a nice day!

Marianne said...

Ooohh I love this one! Great card!
Greetings, Marianne

Karen said...

So cool Amy!! Your paper is divine and I love how you coloured up miss Ivy.... she look a bit Katy Perry like to me!! hehehehe awesome card:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

angelique (anlou) said...

what an awesome stamp
love your card hun
it's to cute
hugs angelique

Topcho said...

I just love this card ^___^ The little ladybug on the hat is the cutest!

Jessie said...

Love it :)

Andrea C said...

this is quite different and quite brilliant, gorgeous x

Tasha said...

Super cute Amy, loving the Dp
loev tasha xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Nooooooo - don't say this will be your last "big head" for a while - I LOVE them! This is ANOTHER awesome card!
xXx

Leanne said...

Aw, I love this. Cool colors and that lady bug is sweet! Not sure what the saying means either, but it matches the dp perfectly. :)

Berenice R. said...

Hi Amy! Your card is so pretty! I love all the details about it. Your coloring is awesome. TFS. Big hugs :)

Lau W said...

So yummy ! :-))
Oh love your creation, coloring is perfect !
xxx

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Please dont stop doing your big heads...I LOVE them!!
This card is gorgeous and your colrouing WOW! FABULOUS.
Kristy xx

sundownerin said...

wonderful coloring! Your card is so pretty! Ooohh I love this one with her big green eyes...

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! Love how you resized her! This card is excellent! That DP is adorable, too!

gobeagirl said...

WOW Amy, she is so adorable with her cherries around her. I of course love the way you have colored her... As for the saying I always thought that it was in reference to the fact that life can sometimes be sweet and sometimes it can be the pits.... Who knows! heehee Hugs, Lisa

itsabrt said...

What a darling card! Digis do rock for the manipulation factor! Beth

Nicole said...

The "Big Head" works! And I LOVE cherries! Your card is stunning!

agypsyangel said...

That is too cute, I love those little big heads....
Great work,
Smiles,
Kim

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow,love the digi stamp.

Marjon said...

What a gorgeous card,love the way you colored her,and the lbug so cute.

Grtzz Marjon

Stamping Cafe said...

This is way too adorable, Amy!! Love how you always have the perfect pp for your image, your cards are always perfect!!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! ♥ Love your sweet lolita!

donna mikasa said...

Love the "big head" size that you play with, too! She's just adorable and will you be doing a tut on how you're doing hair? Amazing!

Renkata said...

OMG Amy, you have coloured so beautifly, she is like alive.
Love her hat.

Carisa said...

this is just gorgeous!!! i love how you are doing these fabulous headhots. your coloring amazes me.

scrapn_momof2 said...

I love the large size digi cards!! They really stand out and showcase your awesome coloring skills. Adorable card.

Marley said...

I LOVE IT!! Absolutly stunning.. the digi looks great that big and your coloring is amazing as always!! xx Marley

Kelly Booth said...

I LURVE Lolitas and just Love the Big ones you have been doing!! this one is too Sweet...Love your Coloring Amy!!

Alice Wertz said...

cute cute cute!! LOVE this sweet card, Amy!!! just drooling over your fab coloring AGAIN!!! YUM!!!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Amy. You've created another masterpiece. Your colouring is awesome. Love everything about this one. Hugs Jackie

Joy said...

so pretty...love the red and the green really stands out! love the cherry paper and the flowers really add to it! super cute! have a good day!

Patricia said...

Very pretty Amy your red pops I love it, as I love all your cards.
~Patricia

Eulanda said...

OMG YOU DID IT AGAIN! No wonder you were giggling at me. Ok, so you just really have a gorgeous knack of doing this. I mean you are gooooodddd at this! I hear ya on the bowl of cherries saying and with ya on the chocolates. hee hee. I do love your coloring OH MY WORD it's good! Did you put glossy accents on your ladybug. WAIT!! There isn't a ladybug on that hat!! You amaze me!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

I want to color just like you when I grow up:) This is such a great card, you are amazing.

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card..love the digi!! TFS

Shirley N said...

Me too, I want to color just like you when I grow up, lol! Gosh your reds are amazing--beautiful coloring Amy!!!

Juls said...

so brilliant and Quirky!! LOVE it!!! Hugs juls

Bron said...

Oh Amy how much I look at admire your work. There is never anything to fault with your cards. I lvoe the Cherry's they are cute as. Hugs from Bron xox

grandmalee said...

This one deserves a big WOW!!!! Those green eyes are absolutely stunning! I love the great matches on the colors! Your hair is always so awesome!

RiNNE said...

that paper is perfect for the card's sentiment! And i just adore the colors! Thank you sooo much for my extra card in the mail -- I LOVE it! Still catching up on my blogs, but I'm sure you'll ace the video tutorial! THANK YOU so much and i can't wait to view it/them!