Sunday, February 22, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #19, & my blogger group's first challenge!

Good Sunday morning to you all!! It sure is white here in SE Wisconsin.....we got quite a storm yesterday. Not sure of the official amount, but it's safe to say I can no longer see the grass I could see just 2 days ago!!

Today's High Hopes challenge is to use sponging on your card!! Simple Simon, right??

For this challenge, I chose to use the adorable Kissy Face Frog and Mushroom Two. I stamped the mushroom, then masked it so I could sponge the sky with Night of Navy. Instead of coloring the grass, I decided to also sponge that with Old Olive. I stamped the frog, colored it with Prismas & cut it out so it could be sitting on the shroom. I added Crystal Effects to its lips.....of course you can't see it in the picture, but suffice it to say that froggy used wayyyy too much lip gloss!! The papers are Old Olive, Night of Navy, & Basic Grey Boxer. The flowers are all punched from Boxer papers, & I tried to fold them up for a 3D effect but I don't know if I accomplished what I was looking to do. Looks a little weird to me. Anyway, I finished it off with some navy ribbon & a heart charm. Be sure to check the High Hopes blog to see what the other Divas came up with, & if you want to join in, link your project to THIS POST's comments & you will be entered into a drawing to win some goodies!!



I recently joined a great blogger group on SCS. We all *love* to make cards & projects using "cute" images.....that is what brought us together....so we named ourselves Creatively Cute. I have a link to all my CC buddies blogs on my sidebar>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

We decided we were going to start posting challenges. This is for us as well as anyone else who wants to join in!! Our first challenge is to post a card that is about you. It's kind of a "getting to know you" challenge. I decided this card fits the bill perfectly. I used High Hopes images, & since I've been designing for them for a couple of years now, I think it's safe to say they are definitely my favorite images!! I used my Prismacolor pencils & gamsol, which is my very favorite way to color. I used Basic Grey papers, which are my very favorite designer papers (as you could guess, if you are a regular visitor to my blog or gallery!! I think I own every BG 6x6 pad that exists!!). I love to layer embellishments such as flowers & leaves.....either store bought or hand made.....& I also love charms!!! I fell in love with charms after seeing so many wonderful ways my blogging friend Bev used them. She clued me into the best place to buy them, & I am now the proud owner of way-too-many charms!!!!!

So there you have it......all the things I love all on one card.....my very first CCB challenge card. If you would like to participate, just add CCB01 to your creation & upload it to the SCS gallery. That way, we can see them all in one place!! This challenge is going on through March 5th.

I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday, & that you find some inking time!!!!!

26 comments:

pinky said...

Love your work, this card is so pretty. Will be keeping a close eye on your blog, all help with my cardmaking is greatly appreciated. lol.

Sue said...

oh wow what a gorgeous card, your colouring is brill, great papers & embelishments, beautiful, sue,x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SUPER adorable!!

Eija said...

Who would not like to kiss this frog ;) Lovely card!

Jackie said...

Beautiful work as always Michelle and your coloring is fabulous! I think I can manage sponging this week LOL! TFS!!!

All Pink girl said...

Adorable card so cute and gorgeous ,love it ,hugs Dawnxx

Niki Estes said...

That is so cute, Michelle! I love your coloring, like always! The sponged clouds look amazing!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Michelle I love this card! Your flower turned out gorgeous. I love how you bent the petals to give the 3D look. Your froggie's lips are indeed hilarious with the shade and shimmer of gloss you gave it, lol! I love how you took a humorous image and paired it with more serious, elegant papers! Beautifully sponged sky with the clouds, and such a soft looking ground. I do love the effect of sponging backgrounds. Love the charm too!

Sirpaliina said...

Hi Michelle, your card is fabulous and beautiful coloring.

Tracey said...

A fantastic card Michelle!

Laura said...

Your card actually makes my want to pucker up and kiss a frog!!!lol!
Beautiful coloring as always, I wish I could come learn your technique!

Lil' Inker said...

Love that kissy face froggie! Cute idea to give her lip gloss! This is great and great for our first challenge.

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute, love that froggy!!

Great sponging too!!

Hugs, K

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

gorgeous card! Love the image and the sponging looks great...never really done that before. Great to see a card with all your fav products :)

Have a great week,
Judy xx

Cheryl said...

Adorable, Michelle! Love the green shading on the frog! What color is that lipstick?

Laura said...

Love this card and that kissy face frog, Michelle!!! Great for CCB challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Super cute as always Michelle! This SC Creatively Cute Group sounds like fun. I hope I will have time to participate in your challenge when I get back from my parents.

Speaking of cute, I colored one of the cute images you sent me. I emailed you with the picture but since my email is unpredictable I thought I would leave a message here. You can see it on Saturday's post. I have something that I am sending you as well. It is on its way today! Enjoy and thanks!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is so, cute, cute, cute!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Adorable! I love the boxer paper. I'll have to search for that one! Your kissy frog is too sweet!

Ila said...

Your card is Totally Gorgeous and So Cute!! I love that frog...and the way you colored that mushroom!...The background looks Fabulous..I love that sky!...and..your card could be about me too..lol...your favorites are all mine as well!!...Hugs, Ila

Dawn said...

OMGosh this is stinkin cute. I didn't know you could sponge too. Great clouds. You always have the best dp. Super job Michelle..Hugs.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh I just adore this Michelle and you will have to tell me how you created this fabulous effect on the sky. I love it! Your colouring is gorgeous as always, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Ellie said...

This is gorgeous. Love how you sponged the grass and especially the clouds. Beautiful card for both challenges.

Alicia said...

Oh that froggy made me small and I love the rich colors you used.

Valerie said...

haha! check out them lips!! how cute is that!

Catherine said...

*LOL* That frog's kissy face cracks me up! I love this card!

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