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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Down on the Farm.....

Hello everyone.....
Hope you are all having a great weekend. Mine has been super busy, but I did manage to finish my card for the High Hopes Challenge # 21. The challenge this week is to use Zigs and Zags on your card. Not too much on mine, although the card itself could be considered a zig zag in itself! When I first saw the new release, I just knew there was another stair step card to be made in the near future.....LOL!!

So this is my card for the HHC #21.

 


The time painting and cutting in this card is incredible. Not a card you would give to just anyone....for sure!! Actually, I am just keeping this one for me because it makes me chuckle when I look at it.

Well, you all know the drill by now...I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows...LOL! I used my pergamano hockey stick (which is a shaping tool) to shape the image and give them a bit of depth. I used some ultra marine shimmerz on the sky, and white liquid pearls on the flower. I also used my MS punch for the bottom grass. The grass is super thick mulberry paper that I dampend and tore, I brushed it to make it fluffy. Lots of stickles too! I printed the sentiment from the computer.

 


I took this pic to show you a different angle, its hard to see everything when you
can't hold it in your hand and turn it all differnt ways.

 
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I just love this guy..."Farmer Clem", he is too cute. I am happy with the way my card turned out....I hope you like it.
Have a great day....and Thanks so much for stopping by.

KAREN x

31 comments:

Nana Diana said...

Wow Karen, this is absolutely amazing!! I should say you DID put a lot of time into it. It is just fabulous and I can sure see why you would want to keep it yourself. Awesome!!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love it. Karen, you are absolutely the best. I can imagine the time that went into this and if I were you...I'd get me a pretty little shadow box-thingy to showcase it but not touch it. But then again, in my world...Clem would be my husband!!!

Sharon said...

Super card Karen. A lot of colouring work but the result is fabulous. I do love these step cards and this one creates a wonderful scene.
Sharon

Tasha said...

KAREN!!!! This is wonderful, im kind of in awe of you and your fabulous card! I just think its amazing
love tasha xx

Cindy Haffner said...

I agree amazing and so much fun, super job.

Riet said...

wowwwww Karen,what a gorgeous creation,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow Karen this must of taken hours and hours, but it sure is worth it dear, I just adore the whole incredible card
Hugs Jacqui x

Trina said...

OMG...this card is amazing!! I love all the images and the coloring..it looks like like it took so much work!! Love it all!!

Nancy said...

OMGosh, Karen!!! This is so so cute. Amazing detail, and your coloring is wonderful. Can tell it took a lot of time, and I can't blame you for wanting to hold into it!

CraftyC said...

A stunning card, love it so much!
Clairex

Marcea said...

This is oneof the most amazing cards I have ever seen. So much work has gone into it - what a wonderful creation ... completely blown away with it
Well done, it rocks!
-x-

Sue said...

OH WOW that is one stunning creation, absolutley amazing, fantastic work, i luv it sue.x

Marilyn said...

OMG you rock girl!
My jaw hit the floor when your blog opened up and this amazing creation popped on the screen.
Fantastic job, Karen!

Theresa said...

Wow, Karen, this is just amazing. Gorgeous scene, coloring and details. Stunning card!

Heather said...

You have created an impressive card, I wouldn't want to part with it either!

Curt in Carmel said...

You have truly outdone yourself on this one! What an amazing card! The coloring, as always is supurb. The whole theme of the card is fantastic! Great job! Best, Curt

Amy Leggate said...

Your colouring is Fabulous! WOW!

Rach said...

omg!!!!!!
amazing Karen a true work of art.xx

Jacilynn said...

Wow, this card is fantastic. I love everything about it!

Paula said...

Karen this is Fantastic wow the image's are fab.
Paula xxxx

About Me.... said...

omgoodness Karen!! This is awesome! you have been busy, I love it. I too would want to keep it!! It is amazing thanks for sharing. Blessings. Renee

Janine said...

This is fabulous Karen!!

Ila said...

This card is Incredible!! The coloring is Gorgeous and the composition is Amazing!!...I love it!!...Hugs, Ila

Stampin' Meg said...

wow- this is a total work of art!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a fabulous work of art....simpy amazing..!
Hugs
Carole x

Shirley said...

Love your stair step card! All of the images are fantastic and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH for the love of Pete!! This must have taken you DAYS, Karen!! Amazing!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I think this would have taken me the better part of a week! That is fantastic, what a work of art!! Keep it to show off to grandkids!! Its a keeper for sure!

Amy said...

GASP! oh my goodness... and I thought my pop up card was ok... GEE this three million times more AWESOME!

daisy said...

wow what a gorgeuse card!!!!!

hugs
daisy

Petal said...

Just had to say what an inspiration this card has been to me! Thanks!

I have linked what you inspired me to do http://krikeykreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/lovely-anniversary.html Hope I you like!

Thanks for your great work!