Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Love to read?

Hi everyone! Today is card giveaway day! I have a card that is perfect for giving to a book lover, or it would make a great card to accompany a book you are giving as a gift! If you'd like to have this card, just leave a comment on this post and tomorrow afternoon I'll have random.org pick a winner!


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I used one of Cheryl Alger's darling images. This one is called Avid Reader. I colored it with copic markers. I had started out making this for a sketch challenge, but my image ended up being too large to work for it.

The quotation is by Garrison Keller and is computer generated. There are yellow rain dots on either side. Thanks for looking, and have a great Wednesday!

30 comments:

Michele Spera said...

I think this card is adorable! I love the colors and I really like the top of the image with the ticket corner punch!! and the bottom of it straight, Really nice job!
XMichele

bumblebee creations said...

Awhhh... Holly you rocked this one! This is just the sweetest card! Your coloring still amazes me--awesome!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love your card Holly. Thanks for letting me know that Squigglefly had such a great image (one of many)!

msfreida said...

Oh I agree with the others...this is AWESOME! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the colors and your layout is FABULOUS! This is such an adorable image and your coloring is perfect! What a great card to give when giving a book!

Hugs~

Steph said...

What a cute card. Such a fab image and your colouring is fab!

Dawn B. said...

Holly this is adorable..I just love the way you highlighted behind her..Awesome job on this sweet image.. Reminds me of my daughter when she was little..

Wanda in NC said...

This is darling - and would be perfect for my bookworm sister. LOL Thanks for a chance on winning it. Coloring is great girl.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

such nice bright colors. this is fabulous!

hugs :)

Vicki said...

Holly this is so sweet...I love the image...and how true is the sentiment?! Beautiful coloring as always!

HUGS!
Vicki

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

What a sweet card and that image of the little girl is just precious. It reminds me so much of the "Dick, Jane, Sally and Spot" early reader books. You know, Run Spot, Run? Ok, maybe not, I think I just showed my age - LOL! Doesn't matter, I love this card - just adorable!

Elaine Allen

Shawan said...

Adorable card Holly. And as always, your coloring is perfect! Charlie sends a wag to Riley!

Shirley said...

Holly, I love this card. I especially like the hair and bow.

Pam in Ar. said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!! I know I was just yelling, but I wanted to get my point across :) Love,LOve,LOVE IT!!!!!!
The image is one of the sweetest I've seen in a long time....good job!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Beautiful card, makes me think of my grand daughter she is like that when she is reading and she loves to make believe she is reading. Colors are wonderful really cheery and your coloring is beautiful.

thanks for the input on you other card I would of never thought of heat setting the ink. I will try that next time I use accents.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holly, this is just as sweet as can be hun!! I love your stunning coloring and this is such a darling image!! YES!! I read every night before bedtime!! :) HUGS

Anonymous said...

Love the card ! I am always trying to encourage my grandchildren to read. It would be great if the lower portion came off to use as a bookmark--I'll have to try that.

Niki said...

Holly,
Another great card! You finish the details perfectly.

Niki

jacque4u2c said...

This is fantastic!!! It is so colorful and just cute! Thank you for the purrfect card I got - you are so talented - I feel blessed to have won it! Thanks again!!!!

Rene said...

Holly, We are a family of readers, this card says it all really.
Rene from OZ xo

Joan said...

A wonderful card! I love the image - reminds me of an old poetry book I have. Your colours are fanastic too - love that paper at the top!

LORi said...

How cute!!! TFS!!

Hugs - LORI

jillorcutt said...

I Love this card. She looks just like my dauther at that age (now 25.) She used to "read" to her stuffed animals while she was potty training. She read while walking her dog in middle school. Her love for reading continues to this day. Thank you for such a terrifc card. Seeing your image put a huge smile on my face after a 'not-so-terrific' day. Jill Orcutt

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a beautiful creation Holly!! I just love your colors and the sweet image. Gorgeous coloring!
hugs,
Chris

Heather the MooseLover said...

Adorable Holly! That is the cutest card and I love how you colored the image.

Jeanette said...

I can identify this this. I love to read.

Debby said...

Very nice. I just love your colors. Did you chalk the background. I really must find my chalks.

KraftyT said...

Thats such a lovely card and would be very useful for a teenager
your blog is lovely too
xxxx

Maria Matter said...

oh Holly, this is just gorgeous, I really like these colors!!!

Blessings, Maria

Heather said...

Beautiful coloring!! Super cute...

Emma said...

Adorable and gorgeous colours...
Hugs Emma x