Monday, September 8, 2008

High Hopes Project of the Month

Well, after much futzing & fixing & redoing, I finished my High Hopes POTM card!!! There were a few glitches along the way, but I do like how it turned out. Again, my camera is not liking red, & there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it. It's cloudy out right now, so I can't take a a picture outside. I will try to play around with it more later, but I wanted to get this posted so I can return to my regularly scheduled domestic duties!

For the month of September, you can purchase these stamps as a set at 25% off the regular price!! The set includes Max the Magnificent, Sammy Seal, Popcorn, & You're A Class Act! What a deal!!!! Click HERE to order your very own set!!

For my very large (6" X 6") card, I used Bo Bunny's Organic Poppy paper, plus SU's Bordering Blue & So Saffron. I stamped the image onto Papertrey white paper & colored it with Prismas & Gamsol. I did lots of cuttin' & poppin' on this card ~~ Sammy's collar thing is glitterized, cut & popped up, & the popcorn is cut & popped up, with the actual popcorn cut & popped yet again (ha ~~ I added the stars in the background at the last minute, because I smudged!!! Grr......I hate when that happens!! I tried erasing it & I was just making it worse, so I decided to stamp the stars from the platform, cut them out (after adding glitter, of course) & strategically popped them on the background. Voila ~ error fixed. I was sure wishing I had a star punch though ~~ cutting those stars was NOT fun!

Another mistake, which you can't see here because I canNOT get a good picture of nicely decorated inside (that red factor again) is that I mounted the whole shebang THE WRONG WAY!!!! Luckily it wasn't upside would have been tragic. But I did mount it sideways, so instead of opening from the bottom, like most of my cards do, it opens from the side. The *right* side, lol!! It definitely could have been worse!!

Speaking of High Hopes.....guess who just started a blog?!? Crissy Armstrong, the fabulous artist for High Hopes!! You all know her as #1artist4highhopes on SCS, but she just started her very own blog, Crissy's Art & Heart. You will love it!!! Click HERE to check it out!! Congrats, Crissy!!!

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!! It's actually chilly here ~~~ low 60's ~~~ my boys wore *gasp* LONG PANTS to school!!! Guess summer really is over!! *sob*

Autumn Leaves


Niki Estes said...

Very cute, Michelle! I love the dimension! Thanks for letting me know Crissy started a blog so I can start stalking! lol

Tammi said...

Vibrant and oh so cute! LOL on your "popping" comments...I love the look and it always adds so much to a card, it's just always so much work! :)

Def. checking out Crissy's blog, thanks!

Inge said...

Gorgeous Michelle, I love your choice of desinpaper and the dimension you've given to the card:-D

xx Inge

Kathy ~~~ said...

Very Very cute! Love your card creations!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh wow.. this is stunning!!!
love all the dimension

Jess said...

Oh, Michelle! All of your cards are spectacular! Your coloring is soooo good. I love it!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I do love all the popped out stuff on this card! I love the colors too, and if it looks this good in a photo that didn't do the red justice, I imagine its amazing irl! Your coloring is so fantastic, Michelle. Thanks for mentioning my new blog! Please, tell me I won't be on my butt at this computer ALL the time!! lol

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