Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's Sunday again....

& that means it's time for another High Hopes blog challenge! This week's challenge is brought to us by Jeanne, & it's a color challenge!! The challenge is to use light brown, light blue, green & any neutral. I *think* I got it covered! When I saw the challenge, I thought right away of my K&Company Bailey paper pack. It's loaded with beautiful papers in those exact colors!! Now, this card ended up being NOTHING like what was in my head. I was going to go with a sketch challenge I saw on another blog. No need to post a link, because this card is the polar opposite of that sketch. I changed papers 3 times, the layout twice, & the size of the card twice. The only thing that stayed the same was the image!!

I used Albert, one of the brand spankin' new releases which you can find HERE. Just type "hotp" into that little search box & you will find all the fun new images!! I stamped Albert onto watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored him with the Peerless Watercolors that I am growing so fond of. I cut him out, because I knew I wanted to make a cute little background for him. Using papers from that K&Company stack, I made a "sky" & some little "hills" for Albert to stand on. I used my Nesties to make the ovals, I ran the olive background layer through my Cuttlebug using the Textile folder & added a Dew Drop to each of the 4 corners. I do like how it turned out, even though it wasn't my original idea!! Don't forget to visit the High Hopes blog & check out what all the other Divas created! They always floor me with their talent!! And if you'd like to join in the fun, post a link to your card in the comments section!! We all want to see your work, too!


I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday! We got lots going on today ~~ football, wreath selling, & homework, oh my!!

12 comments:

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Michelle! I love the sketch you used and your coloring. Great card!

Anonymous said...

Great job Michelle.. I love the depth of this card. Great coloring. I love the little hills. Pretty colors for this little cutie. TFS
Dawn

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your colouring is beautiful Michelle and I love these K&Co papers, love the little dew drops too, Hugs, Nikki x

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous Michelle!! I love the way you colored this dragon and the paper is perfect!!

Rachael said...

LOVE your card, you have a real talent for colouring.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

oh...how CUTE! Your coloring is perfect!
Just came over to let you know that you won some blog candy on my blog. :0)

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is just SO gorgeous, Michelle! I so LOVE the colors you chose for Albert!! I am blown away by your perfectly artistic coloring. And I love the oval he is in, and the dp really classes him up! SO CUTE!

Tammi said...

Beautiful colors, love that you cut him out and popped him up, looks amazing. So cute!

Sirpaliina said...

Your cards are adorable, and coloring is fantastic.

angeljakki said...

I love the way you have coloured albert. He is so cute

Amy said...

Very cute! I love your colouring and the neutral colours work really well!

Sandi said...

Great site MIchelle. Love your cards and your blending on the colors is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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