Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not 'Holly Hobby'....but sorta!!!

close up

Isn't this a darling image? Take a wild guess who drew this!!! No,I can't take credit for this cute little 'Holly Hobby''s the very talented Sherry Hickey from Bits of Cheer!!! If you have never been to her blog....I highly recommend it....not only does she make beautiful cards for Operation Write Home....but she has written and illustrated a children's book as well!!! You can see my book review of her terrific book here. I bought her book from her a few weeks ago,and we got to chatting through email. She's such a sweetheart that I just had to ask her a favor!!! I mentioned how growing up I loved Holly Hobby ; hence the name of my blog!!! I also,love the Little House on the Prairie era as well. So, I asked... since she apparently has a gift of being able to draw(I can't draw a stick figure,LOL!!!)....yep,I thought....what the heck I'll just 'see' if she would be willing to try her hand at drawing a Holly Hobby girl for me!!! Well,of course we couldn't outright coping Holly Hobby because her image is protected through copyright laws and such....but she used Holly Hobby as inspiration!!! Wow!!! I'm so excited at how beautiful and sweet she looks!!! I don't even think I came close at justifying her on a card!!!

side view of easel card

Well,I ended up putting her on a easel card, I do so love easel cards!
  I had 'made' Sherry's original drawing into a 'digi stamp'....well,at least I 'think' I did, LOL!! I took the image  (with the help of Photoshop Elements) and made the background transparent. Then saved it as a does that mean it's a digi stamp?....or is there more to the process!?!?! LOL,can you tell that I'm asking for help?!?!?! Any advice from peeps who have taken a actual hand drawn image and created your own digi stamps to share or sell....would be very much appreciated!!! ;) *hint.hint*

close up of flowers

Yes,I know....I used stickles and added Iridescent Ice....this card isn't going to the troops....I will make another card for this same challenge for the troops.....I promise ;)

close up of sentiment

Please go and visit Sherry's Blog and leave her some love!!!
Here's the deets since Blogger it acting weird tonight!!!

Recipe for card :

cardstocks: Daffodil Delight,WW and Regal Rose
Inks: Regal Rose.Certainly Celery,Daffodil Delight,Close to Coca and Sahara Sand
Certainly Celery(retired) and Pink Ribbon from stash
Curly Label and small Oval Punches
Pinking Hearts Border Punch
Stamps Sets: Digi Stamp by Sherry Hickey
Vintage Labels and Tiny Tags
Oval Frame Die using Bigshot
Shades of Spring DSP (retired)
Stickels and Iridescent Ice


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Holley, your card is just gorgeous! How fun to meet Sherry and have her draw something for you too! I'm no help with making digi's, but I know there are OWH gals that will be!

A Cards Delight said...

WOW, WOW your very own (sigh) Holly Hobby! My one daughters bedroom was nothing but HH. Your coloring and designing is amazing. Your distressing is beautiful! I totally love this card! I will leave some love for you at her site!

Carolina Girl said...

wow! Beautiful card...lots of style, texture, shading and other things going on...a lot of time and love went into this ...thank you for sharing such a lovely card.

Paula said...

I remember Holly Hobby too! This card is gorgeous and that digi is just so cute! Sherry is very talented indeed. Sounds like you did fine creating your digi stamp. Technically, there is no need to make the background transparent unless you plan to place it digitally on top of a pattern or color. Otherwise simply saving it as a 600 dpi should be just fine for printing it out to color. If you need more info. or help just touch base I'm happy to help. :)

Sherry H said...

Holley! You did a beautiful job coloring my drawing and making it part of your delectable card. It looks amazing. Great teamwork!

Dixie Cochran said...

Brilliant! Well done, Holley, and you made a new friend in the process!! I'm going to have to get her book!

Lorraine said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Your colour choice is perfect.

If you'd saved your image onto the transparent background you put it on (save as PSD or PNG) you would be able to merge it with other digi's easier too. This also works great for paper piecing if you print onto patterned paper.

JustYolie said...

Aw beautiful card! I LOVE HOLLY HOBBIE! I still have one of the handbags that came with a doll in the side pocket...oh and am radio!

I love all your cards! :)

Samantha said...

Aww I love the easel cards!! Your card is awesome like always..I really like the vintage feel it has!