Monday, March 3

Happy Read Across America Day



In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, every year we have Read Across America Day! Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors. Horton is my favorite Dr. Seuss character~ he is such a good elephant, how could you not love him? If you have a Kohl's in your area, you can always get great Dr. Seuss books and stuffed animals this time of year for $5 and all proceeds go to charity. Today as I was reading Horton Hatches the Egg, inspiration hit.


I knew I had to make a Horton card, so I came home and looked through the book again. After looking through my A Muse stamps, I decided to just make the cover of the book. I am not the best artist, but I LOVE my card.


Linda always raves about the Staedtler Triplus fineliner pens. I bought some a while ago, but never used them. I got them out today to draw Horton's nest, more branches and some bushes. Notice how I used the coconuts from the Hammock stamp to make his eggs ~ I just drew the nest around them. Sometimes I amaze myself! There was a lot of white space so I gave Horton a nice sunny day!

If you have children, be sure to read a story to them tonight AND every night!

Have a happy day!!

All images and notecards are A Muse Art Stamps, Staedtler pens, Copic Markers.

8 comments:

Nicole said...

Michelle! I love this and my daughter loves Horton too! Our close friend is the manufacturer for the Dr Seuss board games so we got to be testers. It is SO much fun! We don't actually have any of the books yet though.... any recommendations?

Jen said...

OMG this is too cute! I love how original this is! TFS!

jenstamps said...

This is awesome!!!! You did a *SUPER* job!

Jennie M said...

Michelle! This is awesome! You are SO creative!!

Novell said...

Very cute, Michelle! One of our favorites books is Skippyjon Jones. We also like the Walter The Farting Dog books. hee hee

Well Said Cards said...

Adorable! I {heart} the triplus markers. Seriously cannot live without them.

JenMarie said...

OMGosh ~ too CUTE!!!

lexi said...

so cute! i read this to the girls the other night--i'll have to show them the card!