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Monday, January 19, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #14

This weeks challenge for High Hopes is a card for a Dude. No flowers!
I find that a bit difficult because I like all the frilly stuff (have 2 daughters) and I don't have too much hanging around here for masculine cards. So for me this is a good challenge.



This adorable fellow is the "Fearless knight". I love all the detail he has, he's great to color. I embossed the image in black twice and painted them with Tombows.
From the second image I colored and cut out the shield, face grill, top of his sword and the plume on his helmet. I would normally use silicone to layer the small pieces but the tube was as hard as rock, so I used foam tape to layer them. The background is three separate pieces also layered with foam tape. I find it really hard to see all the 3D effects from the picture. I used the computer to make the sentiments. It was still looking a bit plain so I used some peel-off hearts. I stuck them to some cardstock and cut them out and layered them, too. The background paper is from DCWV glitter stack. I'm sure if you look real close you will also see those wonderful stickles!!
Where would my cards be without them...lol.

Well that is my hand at a masculine card....I hope you like it.
Thanks so much for dropping by and Have a great Monday.

KARENx

21 comments:

Tasha said...

This card is so cool, i love the idea its brilliant- i struggle with valentines card - this is fab
love tasha xx

joey said...

oh Karen this is a fantastic card! I love your colouring of the knight, and the papers you have used too. joey xxx

Sirpaliina said...

Wau! this is great card.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet, excellent idea and so adorable.

cats whiskers said...

Oh this i such an awesome card, Those backing papers are perfect for the beautifully coloured image, my GS would adore this card
Hugs Jacqui x

Michelle said...

Love it!! Love the knight...I still haven't inked him up...what a great image for a dude card!!

Lauri said...

Wow! Great card for a guy! those can be so tough!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Karen, just love the fun image and what wonderful papers you have used.
Have a good week.
Hugs
Carole x

Shirley said...

How cute is he! and that argyle background!!! A really wonderful and fun card....pretty too!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a great job on this challenge! This looks so very midevil! LOVE the coloring you did on this, and the dimension is perfect! Best, Curt

Jamie Martin said...

Wonderful card, just perfect for that special man in your life :)

Sharon said...

Love it! Such a great card for a male. That sentiment is superb.
Sharon xx

Theresa said...

Karen, what a fantastic masculine card! I love the whole design, especially the coloring (of course).

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is fabulous Karen and love the embossing on the image, gorgeous colouring and such a great valentines sentiment, Big Hugs, Nikki x

queenjolene99 said...

Really cute card, great job!!

Nancy said...

This is too cute! Love that knight, and the hearts on the background!

Carolyn King said...

positively awesome!

Crissy Armstrong said...

What a great job you did!

Niki Estes said...

Great job on the challenge, Karen! This is adorable!

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

OMG! What a great card!
I just love it!
You have a great blog here!
TFS>

Amy said...

WOW the paper is perfect for the knight image and the colouring is GREAT... the layering effect of the background is really effective too! EXCELLENT!