Sunday, January 25, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 15 ~ hearts!!

Good Sunday morning everyone!! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!! I know I am....I just *heart* Sundays. And what a coincidence......that's the theme of this week's High Hopes challenge......to use hearts on your card or project!



For my card I chose to use the adorable owl couple, the Love Birds. I colored them with Prismas & gamsol, cut them out, then stamped, colored & cut the Branch so they had somewhere to sit! The layer behind is PTI white, sponged with SU's Pretty in Pink ink. The actual PIP cardstock was too much pink, the sponging turned out much more subtle. For the Old Olive layer, I used my rectangular Nesties, but I had to use 2 together because I don't have the longer set, just the classic. The adorable hearts & arrows DP is from Sweetwater, & the red panel is DCWV. I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Block Hearts folder & sanded it so the white core showed a bit more (unfortunately my camera likes to make red look a bit orange.....it is much redder than the picture shows). I did a lot of distressing, a bit of sewing, & added some Primas & a silver heart charm I just bought on Ebay. If you're looking for inexpensive charms, Ebay is the place to go!!



I was hoping this close up shot would show how shiny the heart is, but it doesn't. You'll just have to trust me that I clear embossed it, along with their adorable little beaks & claws :) They are just the cutest couple I've seen in a long time!!

You'll want to head over to the High Hopes blog to check out what the other Divas did this week......so much talent in that group!! And as always, if you make a card or project, post the link HERE & you'll be entered into a drawing to win some High Hopes goodies!!

Well, off to do something about the pile of laundry that is taunting me.......help with homework.....and do some baking. Thanks so much for visiting!!!

31 comments:

sylvia said...

what a lovely card
I like it so much!
hugs sylvia

Dianne said...

Michelle, you really outdid yourself with this!!! The cute couple remind me so much of my hubby and me on valentines day... NOT!!!!!! It really is just as sweet as it can be. You've been putting out great cards girl!
Dianne

Tammi said...

Cute Michelle, nice placement of the hearts...beautifully put together!

Janette said...

This is beautiful Michelle!! I love the sanding, distressing, coloring and the charm. Great job on the challenge

Sirpaliina said...

Very beautiful card, i love it.

Ellie said...

What a cute card! Love your coloring and the little charm you added!!

Jackie said...

Awesome card Michelle! love that image...I'll be doing the challenge pretty soon!!!

Cheryl said...

Love the challenge and your card, Michelle! All your details make this very special! Love the charm! thanks so much for the award. I'll try to get it onto my blog, not exactly sure how!
the weekend went so fast!

Paula said...

What a fun set of love birds!!

Paula said...

Love the 3-D and your charm...this card is simply....WOW!!!!!!!

Niki Estes said...

This is beautiful, Michelle!! I love your coloring and the dimension! Love all the little details, too!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOVE the charm hanging from the primas!

Tracey said...

This is a fantastic card Michelle!! :)

Kelly said...

Fab job on the challenge Michelle, it's awesome!! Love the distressing, that owl couple is too cute and the charm is beautiful!

Hugs, Kelly

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

gorgeous card...love the distressing and the embossing. Great combination! Love those cute love birds!

Judy x

Rach said...

a fabulous card Michelle,,love this cute owl couple, the hanging charm looks fabulous. hugs rachxx

Lacey Stephens said...

I love this card, Michelle! I can't believe you used 2 nesties...what a great idea...I can't really see the seems. And I just love the distressed embossed hearts! I only have SU cardstock with is dyed all the way through, so I can't get that look. Oh, and your coloring is awesome as usual!
~Lacey

Jan said...

WOW! So much to look at and admire! The detail work is just fabulous!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card, so sweet!
Clairexx

Jovita said...

Michelle this is too cute, love the little heart charm you added.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Michelle and love the cute and beautifully coloured owl couple, I also love the embossed heart background and pretty charm, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Anonymous said...

This turned out great Michelle. I really like the deep colors on your images. Super charms. Hope you had a fab Monday. It's so warm here.hehehe..
Hugs,
Dawn B.

Laura said...

Your cards are so detailed and put together well. Love this one!!

Laura said...

SAWEET!

Alicia said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

angeljakki said...

such a beautiful card, you colouring is stunning x x x

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Michelle,

This card is fabulous. I love your coloring and how you put the card together.

Anja

Ila said...

I love your card Michelle!! the coloring, colors and dimension is Gorgeous!!...Hugs Ila

Anjou Krelovich said...

Great card Michelle! Love the distressing on the hearts folder and that little heart charm. Perfect touches!

Valerie said...

what a beautiful card!!!

ribenaruby said...

Fab, romantic creation, cute owls!

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