Monday, February 16, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #18 ~ am I late??

Of course I'm late, I've been sick the last 3 days! I started this card way back on Thursday, & just could NOT get it finished in time for yesterday's High Hopes challenge, which is to make an Easter card. If you don't have any Easter stamps, then you can just make a spring card!!


Since I don't have my NEW rubber from High Hopes yet, I used one from their recent release called "Three Pane Easter". Apparently with the new release yesterday came some glitches with the older stamps, so I will update this post with a link to this stamp when it's available. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper & attempted yet again to watercolor using my ink pads & reinkers. Not TOO bad, but I still can't get my watercoloring to look as good as everyone else's! Papers are SU's Bordering Blue & MM's Chloe's Closet. There's a lot about this card I don't like. It just didn't turn out as I had it in my head, but since my head has been clogged the last few days I guess I can use that as my excuse. I used SCS's sketch challenge #200 for the layout & the "happy Easter" is from Papertrey's Limitless Labels.

Well I'd love to stay & chat but I really need to lie down ~~ finishing this card & photographing it, & writing this post was more than I bargained for, lol!! Hopefully I'll be back to feeling 100% soon, & hopefully that would be around the same time I get those new stamps!! Have a great day!!

27 comments:

Paula said...

You are being waaaaaay too hard on yourself...your watercoloring came out adorable...this card is fantastic! I'll just choose to think of the sickness talking... you did a fantastic job...now go get some rest...you deserve it!

Lil' Inker said...

Your coloring never ceases to blow me away! Would you ever think of sharing some tips/tricks or setting up a tutorial?

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh your card is so cute Michelle, Sorry to hear you are still not 100% and hope you feel better soon, Hugs, Nikki x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! love the layout and those cute animals...tfs!!!

Tracey said...

Thios is an adorable card Michelle! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Linda Barutha said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love the card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Everything you create makes me say "awwww" out loud...I did it on this cutie pie creation too. ADORABLE!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

How cute! These images are adorable! Love the coloring! So sweet! Great Job!
:) Rachel

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Beautiful coloring and I just love the layout too. So pretty.
I hope you are feeling better soon!

Karen x

Tammi said...

Your coloring rocks, no matter what! This is SO adorable, love their cute little cheeks. Take care.

Stressed Stamper said...

Fantastic card, you are like me, I do challenges, and either miss the day or forget to post on the challenge...woops. Glad you are better

Sarah

Christine said...

I love those images; ther are so pretty. I love the touch with the beads on the cheeks. Very cute.

I hope you feel better soon.

tracy said...

Sorry to hear you are poorly yesterday was the first time that I felt great I have had a virus for nearly 3 weeks!
You take care of yourself and get better soon.
I absolutely love your design it is so spring like and cute, the colouring is brilliant I have yet to master this technique as well as my promarkers.
Tracy x

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! I love your water coloring....the shading is lovely...fabulous layout too...love the cb paisley!....Take Care and feel better soon!!...Hugs, Ila

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the sweet images and your fantastic colouring.
Hugs
Moni

Cheryl said...

So sorry you're ill! Hope you're on the mend VERY soon! Your card is adrable! I love the springy colors! This is one of the stamps I wanted when I went to order on Sunday! Thanks for mentioning there was a glitch. I emailed the company but haven't heard back. There are so many I want!
Feel better my friend! cheryl

Inge said...

Ooh this is just darling! I love those tiny little images they are sweet, and what a great card you've made with this stamp. I think your watercoloring looks stunning!

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog Michelle, everything is getting slowly better overhere:o)))

Take care and hugs from your dutch friend,

Inge

Laura said...

Simply a gorgeous Easter card, Michelle!! I love all the springyness about it!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is adorable Michelle!!

Annie said...

sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly and hope you are on the mend now. I love the 3 pane characters on your card, and beautifully coloured. have you tried Hot pressed smooth water colour card that the botanical artists use - it is the best and makes a big difference to colouring with the reinkers. hugs, annie x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is wonderful. I love this 3pane image. It is sooo adorable. Gorgeous doily lace edging and I am sending you great big hugs to get better soon :)
Judy x

Helena said...

I think your card is stunning, if I could turn out a card like that I would be over the moon!

xxxx

Lacey Stephens said...

You're being hard on yourself! I think this card is awesome! And I think your watercoloring is fantastic as well! Big Hugs :-)
~Lacey

Mich said...

I have a very big weakness for these stamps, there are soooooooo adorable !!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry to hear that you caught the illness which has been going around. I hope you and your family get back on your feet soon!

This card is fantastic!! Great job as always!!!

sumbine said...

WOW...such a fabulous card, i like anything about it!
I didn´t know, if i buy this stamp or not...now i will! :-)

Elizabeth said...

This is so cute! I love the layout and your coloring of the images is awesome!

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