Tuesday, August 5, 2008

High Hopes POTM for August

FINALLY some stamping ~~ yesterday was catch up day & that included getting some inking & coloring done. This card is made with all the stamps in the High Hopes "Project of the Month" collection.


This collection includes 5 of the new release stamps ~~ On Guard Oberto, Ships Wheel, Polly, Treasure Map, & "Ahoy!" ~~~ during the month of August you can buy this set of stamps for 25% off the regular price! I included a close up of Polly, because I think this is one of the cutest birds I've ever seen!!! That Crissy, she's done it again!!!


I colored everything with Prisma pencils & gamsol, & used a bit of Twinkling H2O's for added shading. This is a trick I learned from my friend Ila ~~~~ if you've never visited her blog Artfully Ila, you MUST MUST MUST check it out ~~ she is the QUEEN of coloring & shading!! Anyway, I used Ranger Distress Ink in "Old Paper" on the map, added some Magic Mesh behind it (does anyone use this stuff anymore? LOL), & distressed all the edges. Distressing really gives me the willies, something about rubbing that sharp edge on paper ~~~ ick. But sometimes I must. ***sigh*** what I do for my craft......

Hubby is on Day 4 of his liquid diet ~~ I'm afraid he's going to wither away!!! He's already lost so much weight, & they are worried about his very low blood pressure. At least he has that cream puff to look forward to tomorrow!!!

12 comments:

Tammi said...

Sooo cute! I'll def. be getting those stamps, I've always loved pirates...especially one named Will Turner! :) Ila's coloring is beautiful as is yours!

Niki Estes said...

Adorable, Michelle! I ordered this special and can't wait for it to get here. I always love your coloring! So, how do you deepen the colors with twinking h2os? I may have to look for a tutorial or something. Of course, then, I'd have to buy the twinking h2os! lol

Silli said...

your card is very, very pretty...:-) I love your coloring...Hugs from Germany...Silli xx

Beth Norman said...

So adorable. I love how you put everything together.

Melzie said...

Adorable!!!!

Cris A said...

This is just darling!!

Lim said...

WOW Michelle, this card is beautiful. Amazing coloring and I love all the details.
Hugs,
LIM

Ila said...

Your card is Amazing Michelle!! Your coloring is Gorgeous..and I love the layout and details in your care....the magic mesh looks fabulous!!
Thanks so much for your too kind words....(you're making me blush)...Hugs, Ila

Carmen said...

I love it great work!

Amy Sheffer said...

I agree, that bird IS really cute!! This is one absolutely amazing card! Your coloring is TDF!

scrappinmominky said...

Very cute. I love this little pirate card.

Thanks for sharing!

I came for a visit from the blog thread.

Heather
scrappinmominky.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I love it! So so cute! You did a great job.

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