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Saturday, April 25, 2009

HIGH HOPES CALLENGE #28

Good morning everyone;
We had a beautiful hot day yesterday. Just as our workshop was wrapping up, around 4pm, so was the weather. What a storm we had!! The lightning was awesome (for those who love storms) and it just poured rain for hours. Crazy weather, but at least it's warm.

Today's High Hopes challenge is brought to you by Amy and she has chosen "Thinking outside the card". Creating something other than a card is such a fun challenge!!

A friend of mine had given me this adorable tool box pattern and the first thing I thought of was the HH new release "Carpener Ant" and "You're Handy, Man" images. I love all the detail Crissy added to this image, it was so much fun to paint!!



I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used Gelly Roll metallic pens for the nails and tools. The tag is made from acetate and I pierced holes around it and added some faux stitching. The sentiment is stamped with Stazon. I used a piece of cardboard to make the ruler and I added the ruler ribbon with double sided tape. The pattern is from Mel Stampz. I changed the pockets from 3 to 2, as I wanted them a little larger than the pattern. The paper is faux suede from the Paper Company. Instead of using tissue paper inside, I used some pages from a book of house plans I had. The little tools are from my stash.
I am really happy with the way it turned out.

My daughters just loved it and want to give this one to their Dad for Father's Day.
Also, for the local ladies it is going to be a class at The Rubber Room in May!!

I hope you will be able to join us for this fun challenge this week.
Have a great Sunday and "Thanks" so much for stopping by...

KAREN x

20 comments:

Riet said...

Wowww Karen,what a gorgeous creation.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Oh Karen I adore your tool belt hun! Fab idea and those littel tools are adorable! Fab colouration of the image, just love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my that is the cutest, jut perfect for the big and little men in my life.

Michelle said...

Gosh, this is sooo adorable!! You colored the little ant FABULOUSLY...what a great gift idea!

Carole said...

Absolutely amazing Karen, what a fabulous card!
Hugs
Carole x

angeljakki said...

Wow what an amazing project. Its awesome and your colouring perfect x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Awesome project Karen! Beautiful colouring as always, Have a great evening, Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!! how fantastic I am in love with this little creation so much wonderful work has gone into this
Hugs Jacqui x

papercraftsbyrach said...

gorgeous karen, the perfect project for this sweet image that you have coloured to perfection. hugs rachxx

Shirley said...

Karen, He is just too cute for words! The whole project is!

Alex said...

Really a great idea Karen!
It´s perfect - don´t know what to say else!
Hugs, Alex

Jamie Martin said...

Oh, super cute!

Tasha said...

WOWZER Karen you are just so creative and super talented - this is so so awesome! Its really something else
love tasha xx

The Rubber Maid said...

So very cute is that little bug and his tool kit. Perfect for the Dad's out there. Love it. Pat

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous piece Karen and the stamp is just perfect!
Clairex

Janine said...

This is sooooooo cute!!!

Pascale said...

I am not surprised your daughters loved it, it is fabulous hugs Pascale

Bev said...

Oooh this is brilliant hun - love the tool belt, what a fabulous idea. That image is just too cute!! x

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Fantastic Karen--this is one of my favourite things you've done! Great idea with the house plans too!! You inspire me girl!
Blessings,
Sarah

Sharon said...

What a brilliant tool box Karen!. Oh boy, that image sure looks cute and at the same time still grown up enough for the men in your life. Your image is perfectly coloured, as always.
Sharon xx