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Saturday, April 4, 2009

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE #25

Good morning everyone;
I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. I finally had time to sit down last night, whew! it has been hectic. We had a fabulous class yesterday....all the ladies did an amazing job of their cards!! I will post them later in the week.

It's time now for this weeks High Hopes Challenge brought to you by my fellow High Hopes Diva...Jeanne. I can't believe I got to say that...I'm still on cloud nine, so please bear with me....LOL!! Jeanne has designed an awesome sketch for this weeks challenge.





This is one of my favorite HH images, "Birthday Buzzard".
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used some icicle
H20's around his neck and silver metallic gelly roll pen on the stones. Of course there are some stickles too! I just love this paper but I can't remember the company it is from, ooops sorry. I cut the circles with my nesties and added the doodles with my inkssentials white pen. This fab brown piece, believe it or not, is a piece of cork. It has a sticky back on it which was just perfect to attach it to the black. Cathy had given it to me ages ago, I will see if I can find out who makes it.
I also cut it with my nesties. I cut out the image and managed to cut off one of the strings to the balloons, so I added some wire in place of them. I printed the sentiment by hand. It is also layered with a piece of cork. I added a few black dew drops too. I am happy with the way it turned out.

So pop on over to the High Hopes blog, check out the other fabulous cards from the Diva's and join in the challenge. The prize for this weeks challenge is "She-Baa Sheep" and "Thank Ewe sentiment". Just link your card back to the High Hopes Blog to be eligible to win these fabulous HH stamps!!

I hope you all have a great Sunday and Thanks so much for stopping by....

KAREN x

20 comments:

Janine said...

HA!!! What a great image!! Love the paper and colors!! Great job!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is a perfect example of why you were chosen! What a great card and what a great entry into your Diva reign! Great job my friend! Best, Curt

joey said...

Hiya Karen, whooo hunny this is one fantastic card, your colour work is amazing!. Joey.x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, my grandsons would love this!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

See! I just knew you'd be great for that DT Karen and I'm sure they will appreciate you. Not many people could make an old buzzard look that cute (lol). A wonderful card.
Sharon xx

Amy said...

Great challenge card Karen. I love the pattern paper, it gives it such a desert theme... I LOVE it!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Karen, Love your colouring and all your doodles, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Bev said...

Oh my goodness, what a truly fabulus card Karen, your colouring is just fantastic!! x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Karen! I love this amazing card! I so love how you used your scalloped circles and added your own flare with dots and squiggly lines. That is so cool! The brown circle bg looks textured, almost like sand! And I love the teeny white bow on the smaller circle. Gorgeous coloring, as usual. And that large dp panel is really different and goes so well with the colors on the buzzard! Fabulous first Diva card from you!!

Lauri said...

What a great image! Your attention to detail is amazing!! and your coloring is awesome as usual! Thanks for sharing this great card!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Gorgeous job, Karen! Awesome job with the old buzzard! haha!!!

Theresa said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! As always, your coloring is nothing short of amazing!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fantastic card! Love how your Birthday Buzzard looks against the cork! What a brilliant idea! Your coloring is amazing! :D

About Me.... said...

what a fun card!! great image! I love everything about this one. Blessings. Renee

Michelle said...

Wow, this is amazing, Karen!! I love this buzzard too...LOL I never imagined I'd ever say something like that!

Shirley said...

Karen, he is just too cute! What a kick of a card and so pretty too!

Tab said...

Oh Karen I just adore your card! Love this image, its next on the wish list, it makes me laugh so much! You have coloured it to perfection too.
Hugs Tab xxx

CraftyC said...

Wow Karen, this is gorgeous, love the stamp!
Clairex

Tasha said...

Wow what a brilliant card - i love the colours and all the detail - fantastic. I still think that buzzard looks like a chracter from robin hood
love tasha xx

angeljakki said...

what an awesome card, I love the buzzard and the sentiment and your colouring is perfect x