Pages

Monday, March 16, 2009

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE #22

Hello everyone...
Well. we have had a couple of amazing days here in southwestern ontario, weather wise that is!! I am so glad to see the sun. Spring and fall are my favorite seasons.
I hope you are all having some great weather too!!

This is my card for the HHC #22. This weeks challenge is "No Patterned Paper".
I decided to make my own background paper, so off I went to see my friend Theresa's blog. I remembered she had a fab tutorial on how to make a grid background by sponging with ink. Well for any of you who don't know Theresa....she is the "Queen" of backgrounds, you should pop on over and take a look, her cards are just amazing!!

I started out trying to explain how to do the background, but it was turning into a novel, so you will be better off to go see Theresa's tutorial. LOL!!



I embossed the image with black and painted his hat and jacket with icicle H2o's. The rest of the image has been painted with Tombows. I cut him out and layered him on my nestabilities ovals, the white oval I used my CB swiss dot folder. I used a black glaze pen for the dots around the edges of the background and on the white oval embossed dots. The flowers were made with a punch. Of course I added some stickles too!

I hope you like it and Thanks so much for stopping by....

KAREN x

25 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, I love this stamp.

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous card Karen!!...I love the way you colored this Cute Pizza guy...and all the wonderful details!!...Hugs, Ila

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Karen,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Lia said...

hi Karen,
great cards you made I love them all
hugs lia

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Karen and your colouring is beautiful as always. I love the background you created and punched flowers, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Lauri said...

Wow! When I read "no patterned paper" I went uhoh...but you rocked it! That background is beautiful, and your coloring is awesome as always! I am off to check her blog, too!

Theresa said...

Oh, so cute! Love your grid backgroud, Karen!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is adorable Karen! I love this image, and you did a fab job on the background paper. Thanks for sharing Theresa's blog. She has some really beautiful stuff! Best, Curt

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening hunny, i hopeyou are well. I am loving this card, what a stunning image! hugs Linda x

The Rubber Maid said...

That is one cute creation, love the little phrase and the pizza maker is adorable. Send him by with one of his hot and ready to eat pies. Pat

Nancy said...

Such a cute image! Love that background...like a pizza parlour tablecloth. Very nice!

Sharon said...

You always amaze me Karen. That background is fabulous. Such a cutie image too.
Sharon xx

joey said...

Hiya Karen, I love this image, fantastic card. Joey.x

Jenny said...

Super cute!

angeljakki said...

Wow, that background is so effective. Your colouring is awesome and your card is lovely x

Tasha said...

Oh my gosh this card is really fabulous - you are super talented Karen
love tasha xx

About Me.... said...

aww this is just adorable. Blessings Renee

Rach said...

this is gorgeous hun, so love this image, what a fab pizza man.hugs rachxx

CraftyC said...

Stunning card karen and beautfully coloured!
Clairex

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow hun this is stunning I cannot believe you made that fabulosu backing paper thanks for the link hun. Wow I am in awe
Hugs Jacqui x

Carole said...

Really sweet card Karen, what a cute image.
Hugs
Carole x

Bev said...

Karen this is just fabulous!!! Love the image, it's brilliant and your colouring is fantastic!! x

Alex said...

Wow - a great card!
Hugs, Alex

Amy said...

Aww... your little chef looks fantastic! I love the paper you used and your watercolouring is excellent!

Shirley said...

He is precious! Love all of your details.