Howdy - MichelleO here today -
If you can't love on a real donkey then next best thing is coloring and making a card with a Donkey image! Right? For today's High Hopes Stamps card I pulled out the fabulous "Be a Donkey" image!
I started to color this sweet little donkey grey... but I had just come in from loving on one of my pregnant donkeys, Lacey, and she is a beautiful red brown color. So I thought in honor of the Momma to be I would do this one like her! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then set off to find some pattern papers to use. I normally do this step first off, but I was excited to color the donkey and totally forgot to pick papers first. Ha. But in my digging on my shelf I found a small paper pad from Carta Bella "Giddy Up" collection. I haven't seen it in a long time, and have always loved the cowgirl country feel. Pink Brown and Turquoise Paisleys - so perfect. I layered the papers up and sewed them all together with both straight and zig zag stitching.
For my sentiment I went with High Hopes "Happy Birthday Script" it is always a favorite sentiment to use and I LOVE sending donkey birthday cards! I matted the sentiment with a piece of paper punched with an EK Success punch, then dotted the scallops with some white Nuvo paper paint. Now they are a little hard to see in the photo, but I had found some old rhinestone hearts the other day, and I knew this was the card I wanted to use them on. Hearts, Donkeys, Pink and Brown Country... OH MY!
Copic colors used -
I was tired and well... a bit cranky when I started coloring my card. And after done felt happy and ready to color more donkeys! To find this image and SO MANY more wonderful images make sure to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web store HERE and fall in love!