Sunday, November 30, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #10!!

Good Sunday morning!!! It's High Hopes challenge day.....and it's a good one!! This week's challenge is to use metal on your card. It can be brads, eyelets, wire, charms.....anything metal!!


For my card this week I used a recent release, Crystal Snowlady. I couldnt WAIT to ink up this beauty, especially after seeing what Crissy did with her a couple of weeks ago (which is also our new festive banner on the blog). After attempting to watercolor her, I threw that one out & made a second go at it with my trusty Prismas & gamsol. Usually I can watercolor ok with my markers, but for some reason it just didn't turn out. I recently purchased some new watercolor paper, & I don't think I got the same stuff I had before. Or...maybe it was just an operator problem. I was trying to rush & it just didn't turn out.

Anyway, this card is a bit bigger since the image is larger. It measures 4.75" x 5.75". The green paper is Bazzill Bling, & both pattern papers are K&Co Margo. I added Dazzling Diamonds to the snow & the flakes, PLUS I hopped on the bandwagon & made an Anna snowflake using Diamond Dust! It was fate ~~ they had it at my garden center & it was on sale!! So I made my first one last night....& Anna is right.....it's GLASS SHARDS!!! I don't think any blood was involved, but I definitely have to be careful using that stuff!! I used my Martha Stewart branch punch, some ribbon, & finished it off with some required metal ~~ a snowflake charm. The layout is from this week's sketch challenge on SCS, & lucky for me this also fits OCC's challenge this week, to use snowmen or snowflakes (I'm sure they won't mind a snowLADY).


Be sure to head over to the High Hopes blog to see what the other Divas created. As always, every card & project is jaw dropping!! There will be another drawing for goodies this week, so if you make a card incorporating some metal, be sure to link it in the comments on this post.

My Sunday is filled with running a couple of errands, & putting up the Xmas tree. We put up the kid's tree on Friday, & I put up the rest of the decor yesterday, now all that's left is our big tree. It's snowing right now, of course, because the snow we had was just starting to melt!! My kids have been begging me to shovel so if it amounts to much I will definitely be taking them up on that!! Have a great day!!

11 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable snowman card!!! Thanks for playing!

Tracey said...

What a sweet card!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, great coloring, thanks for playing along.

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card so cute ,love it ,Dawnxx

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Michelle! Love your coloring!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous colouring Michelle and just love the papers, snowflake and leaves and the beautiful charm.. Hugs, Nikki x

Ila said...

Fabulous card Michelle! and your coloring of this snowman is Wonderful!!...Xmas Decorating time for us this week too (seems like we just took them down..lol)....Hugs, Ila

Annie said...

oh what a beautiful card, I love this snowlady and the very sparkly snowflakes. hugs, annie x

Pam SCS"craftea19" said...

What a pretty snowman! You "dressed" her up beautifully! Have a wonderful God blessed holiday Michelle. Thanks for taking the time to inspire me!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful, Michelle! I love it!!

Lynn said...

Darling card and beautiful coloring!

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