Sunday, March 15, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #22

Good morning, & happy Sunday to you!! It's gorgeous here today....sunny & it's supposed to reach 53 degrees!! And can you believe it's supposed to be 61 degrees on Tuesday?!?!? Of course, it's then supposed to be 38 on Saturday.....but at least we're inching closer to spring :)

Today's High Hopes challenge is to use NO PATTERNED PAPER.......**gasp**....yes, you read that right. NO PATTERNED PAPER!! I can't remember the last time I didn't use any DP on a card, so this *was* a challenge for me!!!



I used the adorable Birthday Buzzard from this last release....& I really should have Googled "buzzard", because I had no idea how to color him! What color are buzzards, anyway?? I figured gray was safe....nice & neutral, lol. I used my Prisma pencils & gamsol, with a hint of Twinkling H2O's to color him. Used my circle Nesties to cut him out....had to chop off the balloons, lol, but that's ok, I think they look just fine sticking out. I clear embossed them before cutting them out so they're all pretty shiny. I used my Houndstooth CB folder on the Rose Red panel, & the Swiss Dots folder on the So Saffron panel. I do love this color combo, & the layout is the Mojo Monday sketch from this past week. I always check out the sketches, but I don't think I've ever actually tried one!! The flower & leaf were a gift from Tina, the super sweet owner of High Hopes. I finished it off with a sparkly brad, & some Stickles on the flower. I'm not used to seeing so much white on my cards, but I do like the end result.



I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I used the same papers & layout as the front. I love using the same sketch on the inside as I did on the front.

Go check out the High Hopes blog to see what fabulous creations the other Divas came up with!! As always, you can be entered to win some HH goodies if you link your creation sans patterned paper to THIS POST! Thanks so much for visiting, & enjoy your day!!!

23 comments:

Jackie said...

Hmm, the challenge seems easy enough and your card is pretty cute as always! tfs Michelle!!!

inge said...

You've done such a great job making a card without patterned paper, your card looks gorgeous!

Ing xx

PS. miss you guys too...

Tammi said...

Those HH images are just so dang cute...this is fantastic!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this is adorable Michelle and you've done a fab job and the embossing looks great, Gorgeous colouring as always and I love how you put the buzzard in the circle with his balloons hanging over, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tab said...

Fab card Michelle, I love this image, so funny LOL, and coloured to perfection!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning colouring - love the details on the image

Bev said...

Oh my goodness, what a stunning card Michelle - the colours are fabulous. Love the embossed layers and the fun image. x

Dawn said...

This turned out great Michelle. I love the way you colored that old buzzard. He looks real. Great job on the no DP challenge. You must have been gasping for breathe the whole time. LOL.
Hugs.

Alicia said...

hmmm your card is so pretty i don't even miss the pattern paper.

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulosu card Michelle!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Michelle, can your coloring be any more gorgeous? I would love to learn how to use Prisma pencils and gamsol. You just do such amazing work! Wonderful Card! Love it!
:) Rachel

Cheryl said...

Great card, Michelle! I'm always envious of your talent with those prismas-even with neutral colors! Amazing! Love the ballonns floating up, too!

mueppi said...

Lovely card and cute image!
Hugs Gisela

Crissy Armstrong said...

Love this Michelle! Great job! Love your coloring, that is ALWAYS awesome!

Denise said...

Love your blog, your cards are all so beautiful!

Lacey Stephens said...

Awesome card! You and the Divas did an great job on the challenge. You made it look so easy! I sick (again) so I haven't been able to play along...the first one I missed :-(
~Lacey

Paula said...

What a wonderful card...you nailed the buzzard colors just fine...and who needs dp when you do such great work? Wonderful card!

Laura said...

Awesome card!! Love it!

my5bratz said...

well i think he looks GORGEOUS..as does Odie in the last post :0)

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Love this image and your coloring of him is just amazing. Wonderful layout too.
Too funny about googling the buzzard, I did that once for the goat and lo and behold there are about a hundred different types and colors of goats!!LOL

Karen x

Ila said...

This card is Fabulous!!..I love the way you colored the buzzard...and the layout and papers are look Wonderful!!...you obviously don't need patterned paper!!...Hugs, Ila

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Great job Michelle!! LOve your embossing and the way you have the ballons hanging out of your circle!! Great coloring and design as always!!! Thanks to you, I was able to play along using one of the images you sent me. I just posted it on my blog. Of course it isn't as cute as yours....
~hugs,
Chris

Amy said...

This card is EXCELLENT Michelle. I love the colours you used. They are so bright and stand out excellent against the green.

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