Sunday, May 17, 2009

High Hopes challenge #31

Good morning & Happy Sunday!! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my boys from their fun filled camping trip. It's a nice sunny day out today....although it seems a bit chilly right now.....but I'm hoping to get outside today & get some garden work done!!!

This weeks High Hopes challenge is Can Ya Doodle?? Well, apparently I can't. I had so many problems with this card I don't know where to begin!



I used one of the new release images, Crissy's Snuggle Bear, for my card. I had the papers picked out & had her all colored with my Prismas, but when I went to put it together the problems began. I couldn't find ANYTHING to matte that striped paper with. It took me about 1/2 hour of going through all my various stashes, until I finally came across a bit of SU's River Rock (I didn't even know what it was called, I had to look it up, lol). I had to redo the scallop layer 3 times. None of my 3 gel pens would work, so I used my Sharpie paint pen. Halfway through putting dots on the scallop, it blurped all over. Then once I had it all put together, I realized the green I had used to color her pj's were no where NEAR a match....it was way too bright. So I stamped that portion onto another piece of River Rock & added white dots.....but again my paint pen blurped so I had to do it again. LOL......I can laugh now....but at 10:00 last night I was verrrrrrryyyy frustrated!! After all that, I simply added a felt flower (which I made using a cheap piece of felt from Michael's & a Cuttlebug die) & button, & the Pajama Party sentiment in the corner. It looked naked all by itself so I put a piece of wide, gauzy ribbon behind it. Done!!!



Here's a close up pic of sweet Crissy. I do like the end result.....it was just getting there that was difficult!!

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. I love to doodle & don't do it nearly enough. If you play along & link your card to THIS POST, you'll have the chance to win some High Hopes goodies!!

Have a great day!! I'm hoping Matthew took some good pictures while in Baraboo so I can share with you!!

21 comments:

susan said...

Hmmm. It's been one of those "bad card days" for you. Sounds like it was very frustrating but it ended extremely well! Your card is wonderful! No one would ever know what you had to go through to get it just right. And you certainly have much more patience than I do!
GREAT work, as always! And I hope your "guys" get home early enough so they can spend time with you and tell you all about their fun weekend.

Zoe said...

Hello Michelle, I love the cute image and I love the layout.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is just so pretty Michelle, I love your gorgeous colouring and so many beautiful details, Big Hugs, Niki x

Kim Piggott said...

Michelle this is just wonderful!
I love this sweet image and coloured so beautifully!
Gorgeous paper and such sweet detail!
Hope you boys had a wonderful trip!
hugs
kim x

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Michelle this is terrific. I love the paper you chose. She got dressed twice today...She just couldn't find a thing to wear. Great job on this cute image. Hope the men and boys had fun...

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great work and well done for persevering..well worth the effort :)
Love her PJ's and your colouring ont he bear is fantastic!!
Judy xx

Tammi said...

Well after ALL that, it turned out darling! Cute image and colors...wonderful card!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle.
Your coloring is just beautiful and I love the papers too. Love the dot pj's. You did a great job of the doodling!

Karen x

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Michelle!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Michelle!! Love that image:-)

Hugs, Kelly

Lacey said...

Wow! What an ordeal...but the end result is a gorgeous card!!! All of that work was well worth it!
~Lacey

Cheryl said...

Your card stories are the best! Sorry for all the trouble, but you ended up with a great card! Love her jammies!

Jocelyn in Australia aka JoBear2 on my SCS Gallery said...

Hi Michelle! Don't those sorts of cardmaking days make you want to throw the card across the room and SCREAM esp. when it's supposed to be a relaxing and gentle hobby!! We all have them unfortunately :-( But I have to say that your card is super-gorgeous and I really love the dotty PJ's, and of course I always love your colouring-in - something I aspire to one day..... :-) Sending you lots of happy smiles :-)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwwww, she's adorable!! LOOOOOVE the way she's illustrated and your coloring BLOWS MY MIND! FANTASTIC!!

Tab said...

Wow hun, I adore your card! Love the papers and the spotty pj's look so sweet, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Ila said...

Your card turned out Gorgeous anyway!!...I love every little detail..and your doodling is Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

dolcreations said...

I love this card Michelle. I love all the attention to detail you give your cards. I seem to always have bad card days..and I am always happy when my mojo is back again!! So you are not alone on that one!!LOL Great card!!!
Christine

Ellie said...

This is darling. I love that image.

Andrea said...

Great card!
xAndrea

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh Michelle, give yourself a hug from me, you deserve it! But isn't it true, the worst card making days are better than a no card making day! Still you ended up with a beauty of a card, and all your details come together so well and make it pop! Gorgeous coloring on the bear I have to say!
Hugz!

Jackie said...

Fabulous card as always Michelle!

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