Sunday, January 24, 2010


Good morning everyone

We had such a fun week with the High Hopes New Release and by the wonderful comments you all have left, you had fun admiring Dustin's awesome images too.

It's time for another High Hopes Challenge and this weeks host is our lovely guest Diva Alex and she has chosen "Create a Scene....using at least 3 images" .

I have combined some older images and a new image for my card today.
The images are..... "Cheeky Sean" ...." Branch" and "Single Banana". The sentiment is "Ladder of Success".

I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I stamped and embossed the leaves on the branch twice and cut them out and layered them. I added glossy accents to his teeth and some stickles to the leaves and bananas. I cut out the center of the card front and suspended Sean from the tree branch. I embossed the green frame with a CB folder and added some flat backed pearls. For the inside of the card I used Ranger alcohol inks to make the background and framed it the same as the front. Sean swings through the center of the card when it opens.

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog as the Diva's have some fabulous cards to share with you and the blog hop candy winners are being announced today too!!

All High Hopes stamps including the new release are available for purchase at The Rubber Room and online store.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Thanks so much for stopping by....



Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Karen your card is funny and so great. The image is super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Tasha said...

Oh this is super cute and made me chuckle - what a super fun image!
love your colouring
love tasha xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Great card Karen--it made me laugh!! Love how you did the frame too!! The branch fits this little monkey perfectly!

Michelle said...

Love how you combined the old & the new....LOVE that monkey...that grin just makes me laugh!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Karen this is so DARLING, I love all the layers.

Janiel/ janny said...

LOL Karen!! THis is so cute and it made me laugh out loud!!!!!!!
Beautiful work of art sweetie!1
hugs, Janiel

Nikki Fairbairn said...

This is fabulous Karen and such a fun scene! Love the great design! Hugs, Nikki x

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Karen, love your coloring!

Patti Jo said...

This is so cute!!! Can't help but smile back!!! Wonderful coloring and great design!!!

Lillian Child said...

Your card made me smile out loud! And to incorporate into a grad or new job card ... awesome idea!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Karen, this is fabulous! I just adore this from Dustin and am loving that he's been picked up by High Hopes! I love how you made him free hanging! You are so creative and talented! And your cards always just have that certain "pop" to me which I love! hugs!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh I just love it! It is hilarious and perfect all in one. Hugs, Maria