Thursday, June 17, 2010


Hello everyone.....
I hope you are enjoying the High Hopes Sneak Peeks. I have another one for you today along with the Colour Create Challenge.

This weeks Colour Create Challenge is brought to you by "ME". I am really living up to my name with this's a pretty wacky challenge......but I hope you will like it.

The inspiration for this challenge came from a poster my daughter gave me...she knows only too well how I love vibrant colours and of course!!

So my challenge is....."Use a white card
choose at least 2 colours from
the poster.
The optional extra is
"any element from the poster....
gems, pins, ribbon, feathers etc".

The sponsor this week is "Wink Wink Ink".

The images I am using are from "Suzy Toronto" ......"Forever Friends" and "Flower Border".
I decided to make an Easel Card.....but this one has a twist!! I made it into a photo display.

I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. The pearls are made with Ranger white enamel and I added beads to the flower centers and red earrings. I used my MS punch for the border.

To make the photo display I cut several extra pages an 1/8" smaller than the white card backing piece. I used my Zutter to cut the holes and bind them. It's actually no different than making the card front....just has extra pages behind. I was worried it would be too heavy but it stands up just fine.

Be sure to stop by the Colour Create Blog as my fabulous Teamies have rose to the challenge in a big way and designed some amazing creations for you this week!!!

I hope you will have time to play along with us.....I really can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!!


Welcome back for another High Hopes sneak peek....just getting you ready for tomorrows Blog Hop and Release. I hope you will be hopping along with us as there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.

The adorable image and sentiment I am using are "Little Girl Bear Hugs " and "Love Pours".

I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I added stickles to flower centers and dots. The flowers were punched with my Ek Success retro flower punch and the hearts are from my MS heart border punch. I added glossy accents to the hearts and layered them. I also added some flat backed pearls. The DP is from Basic Grey Sugar Rush.

The Diva's have some wonderful sneak peeks on their blogs so be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog for the list of Diva's participating today.

Sorry for the crazy long post....I hope I was able to keep you with!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day.....



chris said...

Where do we start such stunning projects the card is so so perfect in every way. truly.
but the easel card with a twist, what a fabulous idea, I would like to make one with my zutter, perfect work as always.
hugs chris xx

Heidi said...

I love your easal card. I love the girls. So fun, I love their hair!

I really came to see the High Hope Sneak Peaks. What a cute image and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for the fun preview!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Karen,i love your images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun these are stunning,fantastic colouring with your Tombows and such fantastic designs, hugs Liz xx

Marie said...

Again, such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card =)

Di said...

Love this you are so very talented and come up with some fab ideas, love your piccie this week although it did overwhelm me at first not knowing where to start, but you did this one proud its just FABULOUS!!!
Hugs Di xxxxx

Faye said...

Wow, Karen, stand up and take a bow!!! This art work is miles above what I can do. I love how you've used the bright poster colors on the easel card. All the detail work you put into this really makes it unique and so gorgeous.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Two gteat cards Karen! The images are so wonderful and your colouring is so perfect, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

CraftyC said...

Wow Karen, these are both gorgeous and I love the colours you have used!

Sharon said...

Hi Karen,

Now that I've seen your close up pics that hair is amazing! Wonderful colouring - thanks for the great challenge.

Sharon x

Kelly Schelske said...

They are both wonderful cards! Totally loving the colors!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Karen, you are the master!!!! What a fantastic inspiration picture you picked for Colour Create - and the project you made is just brilliant! You have inspired so many people with it. Love the image and the colouring.
Thanks for a fab and kooky challenge - it was the best!
Sharon xx