12 July 2017

MFT New Release Day - July 2017

Now, I don't know about you but sometimes when I see a stamp set I immediately have an idea pop in to my head for a card design...........sometimes it works and on other occasions it goes horribly wrong!

But thankfully this time my goofy idea.........well you tell me.......


In my head the little birdie needed help to take off with a cupcake in tow.  He's a smart little chap and tied himself to some helium balloons for extra lift!

Thankfully, with post-it tape and a Misti I was able to remove the top cupcake from the tower on the cake plate and then stamped the single cake underneath the naughty feathered thief, adding a cherry that hopefully looks like it has just fallen off the stolen cupcake in mid flight.

I know that the stamp set is called Happy Hippos, but as we know hippos have rather short legs so the the poor little girl can merely look on helplessly as the pesky burglar floats off with part of her tea!  As with the cake, I masked off most of the hippo so that only the top part of her head peers over the table.



Rather than cheating whilst colouring the balloons I followed a piece of advice that I always give to my Copic students......."Google don't guess".  What do I mean?  Well, I went online for images of real balloons so that I could replicate the shine accurately.


As you can see it has more than one point of shine!  That's something I would have missed had I not researched my subject first and the shadow placement was equally as important to ensure I ended up with realistic looking balloons.

Now, for this particular card none of the sentiments felt appropriate or the right size for the scene I had created.......then I spied the new PI Happy Cake Day stamp and there it was "You Take the Cake" - perfect!!

As always I have created a little cheat sheet for anyone wanting to have a go at replicating this card with all the Copic colours - why not give it a go - I'd especially love to see your balloon colouring - and remember if you have any questions......just ask 😀


The time you have been waiting for has finally arrived......

Have fun shopping and I really look forward to seeing your amazing creations!


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98 comments:

Constance Hildebrand said...

The coloring on your card is beautiful! Thanks.

mzjluv said...

Your coloring in absolutely breathtaking. Love the little hippo peeking over the table. Super cute!!

swldebbie said...

Oh my heavens, Jane - this is simply adorable. Your no-line coloring is FABULOUS!!!

Janeen said...

this is the most adorable scene ever. thank you for explaining how it came to be.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Oh my gosh !! You blew my mind with this card !! We can't even see that you actually used some stamps, it looks painted ! Absolute delight !! Congratulations !

creatingincolors said...

Omigosh what a gorgeous card!

Francine D said...

Oh, that is just too cute a card! How creative you are

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on your card it is so adorable!
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karenb said...

What a cute scene!

Grace Hendry said...

Wow, your card is magnificent!!! Thank you for all the info about how you put it together, the colouring is amazing!

Kerys said...

Wow! This is just adorable! Such a great idea to create the scene. The hippo is just super cute and the bird thief is awesome! I love it!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! xxx

Jody Thompson said...

Wow, your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

n56leiker said...

The coloring you did on your"hippo birdie" card is so 3d! Thanks for inspiring me!

Jess said...

Omg your card is Stunning. I love it

Sheri said...

Wow! I first saw this on the MFT blog and just oooed! So adorable.

PaperDoll said...

Jane, you have remarkable talent, & you should be illustrating children's books!

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Your coloring is amazing! And the whole design it's beautiful! Hugs xx

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful card! And great advice on coloring the balloons! Thank you!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful card! And great advice on coloring the balloons! Thank you!

karenelr said...

What an utterly clever and gorgeously detailed and colored card! I love it!

Tammy H said...

Oh my heavens. This is just stunning. So impressive.

Linda M said...

This card brought a big smile to my face! It's absolutely adorable!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Wonderful card! And thanks for the Copic colours too!

Christa said...

Oh your coloring is stunning! Love this scenery.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Too sweet and cute!!!

Oliev said...

Stunning card!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Such a clever scene and wow your colouring!! I saw it at MFt blog and had to stop over. Simply stunning.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

What a stunning card.

Caren Char said...

You're so creative! Wow!

Annette Snyder said...

Wow! This card is amazing!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Your scene is fantastic, as is your colouring - great inspiration.

Yasmin Flores said...

Just love how the whole thing turned out! As always your coloring is absolutly fantastic.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow your card is amazing.

Tracie said...

Beautiful and fun card. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy A said...

You created such a cute scene. The coloring is amazing. Beautiful card.

Nana Griffin said...

Aaah, it is adorable.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, this is fabulous and fun and so adorable! I love that the sweet birdie gets a cupcake all to himself (that would be my birdie, he's always trying to sneak something he's not allowed! lol). AWE mazing coloring.

Kleri F said...

How cute!This is beautiful,Jane!Thank you for sharing!

Angel said...

What a CUTE idea! So fabulous!

Natasha said...

This is such a work of art! Truly looks like something out of a beautifully illustrated children's story book!

Jill Lipscomb said...

WOW! Just wow! Amazing and beautiful card.

Tracy Boyd said...

What a lovely card. You are such a talented colorist.

Tracy Boyd said...

What a lovely card. You are such a talented colorist.

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely amazing... oh to have coloring skills like you!

Janice W. said...

Jane this is so darn cute! Amazing talent!! Loved reading how this card came to be!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow this card is amazing - love h0w you colored the balloons and cute little scene:)

Amy Vitriani said...

Wow!! Your card is just stunning!! I love the scene that you created.

Linda Carson said...

Cutest card ever! It just makes me smile and draws me in! Sheer perfection of colors/coloring!

Elise Smith said...

Wow! This is too cute for words! And your coloring is perfection :)
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Laurie said...

Your no-line coloring is unbelievable! I am speechless!

Craftyfield said...

Your clever stamping is well worth the effort! It's humoristic and so cute...

Cynthia Cole said...

Oh wow, love your creative card!

Karen Gerek said...

I love how you built a scene for your card without adding any bulk. It's SO adorable!

NanW said...

Fantastic scene! This card made me smile!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, I can't take my eyes off this, so sweet, so cute, so so unique!

Joy Meadows said...

Such a sweet design! I don't have any Copics, but maybe I could do something similar with my watercolors.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a darling card and your no-line coloring is just beautiful!

Sue McW said...

Absolutely adorable. I love how you used the stamps to create a scene. The hippo is precious peeking over the table.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Wow! This is a stunner! Love your creativity and thank you for the tip to Google images. I always have trouble with shading round things but never once thought to Google it for a reference picture. Your coloring is amazing!

Brenda Fernandez said...

Wow!!!!!
Awesome copic coloring... I love this card.
Thanks for share the inspiration

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

OMG, your no line coloring is exquisite!

Wendy L. said...

Very nice. Wow on the coloring.

Karen Weingartner said...

This scene is stunning! Wow! Love it!

Shirley N said...

Love the scene you created. Your coloring is amazing!

Vicki said...

I am always amazed at your card designs. Your attention to detail is perfect. Yes, I think you achieved the story. I love the hippo with short legs watching his cupcake fly away. So cute!

Betty Sue said...

Your talent is phenomenal!! I've never been to your blog and this blows me away! The scene is so unique and the images don't even look like they were stamped. Video please!!!

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

LOVE it to pieces 😍♥️

Connie G said...

This is amazing!! I love this little scene.

Debbie Olson said...

Jane, I am speechless-this is truly lovely!

Abby said...

Very cute!

Angela said...

I don't think it's a goofy idea! I think this is cute!!

Debbie B said...

Wow..wonderful card. Love uour composition! Those eyes! Would love to see a video on how you do those! Awesome release! So much talent!

Debbie B said...

Wow..wonderful card. Love uour composition! Those eyes! Would love to see a video on how you do those! Awesome release! So much talent!

Marsha Stehle said...

What a great idea with the cupcake and your coloring is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

Gaaaa! Nothing could be cuter that this scene you've created and that adorable hippo peeping over the table!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Darling card.
So delicate and cute.
thanks for sharing.

Laraine R said...

Sweet card! Awesome release!

craftymochi said...

How cute is this? Love your creativity!

Sladjana Perisic said...

Your coloring is absolutely stunning! I just adore that little hippo and will definately be adding it to my wish list.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty and creative. Love your coloring.

Amy C. said...

Wow, I can't get over how amazing your card is...so stunning!

Lisa said...

This is the best thing I've seen all day I would say... so very awesome! Love that hippo peeking up over the table... gorgeous coloring... gorgeous card!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! I just love it! Awesome coloring!

Cindy Jorquez said...

Love this! Your coloring is incredible!

Karenladd said...

I saw your amazing card on the MFT blog and had to come over for a closer look. This is so beautifully colored and absolutely charming

PatQ's Cards said...

Love all your no-line coloring. It's so realistic.

Deeps said...

Your idea worked. The whole card looks like an illustration from a story book. Fabulous.

Katherine K :) said...

Super adorable card!! Your scene is brilliant and brought a smile to my face reading your description! Beautifully coloured and well designed!

Carol Held said...

Oh my shattered nerves, can this get any "SWEETER"? I really think your card is a WOW FACTOR card this morning. I simply adore it to pieces. Thank you for sharing this "YUMMY" card today!

bev p said...

really fun card. I love the design, every one of the elements, and the coloring is amazing. I would not change a thing! Thank you.

Sue LD said...

Very cute and clever. I like your coloring.

Stefanie White said...

Great card, beautiful coloring!

Evergreen said...

this is an awesome card.

It looks like a cover of a children's book.

Judie said...

Wow!! The colouring is out of this world!!

Gail said...

Awe up up and away -= love it!

Marianne said...

Oh my, what an adorable scene. And perfect colouring!

kt said...

This is ADORABLE. I rarely comment on cards but I just really love this one. Your coloring if phenomenal too!! Thanks for sharing your process.

Unknown said...

I love your coloring!

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