Tuesday, February 22, 2011

High Hopes Challenge #103

It's time for the High Hopes Challenge.

This weeks challenge is brought to us by
and she has chosen

For my card I am using these gorgeous flowers
designed by artist Laurie Furnell

DH Bloomin' Flower Border
Bloomin Daisy Corner

DH Bloomin' Corner

I am using a different technique this week for my
watercoloring....Tombows and the blender pen!!
When using the blender pen you are able to
use ordinary white cardstock and you don't
need to emboss the images!!

I stamped all the images with Stazon jet black
ink. Tombows are a dual tip marker and instead of
using the brush tip...this time I used the journaling
tip. I traced around the inside of each image.
Using the blender pen I went back into each
petal and leaf and picked up the ink from
the inside edges.... to just have light shaded
color. The bloomin' border that I have used
on the envelope was a perfect fit for the flap...
so using the same technique I decorated the
envelope. When coloring on a thin paper such
as the envelope be sure to put a piece of
cardstock inside the envelope in case the
ink bleeds through.
This is a great technique for a quick and
easy watercoloring effect.
I hope you like it!!

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog
and check out the fabulous cards
the Diva's have to created to inspire you!!

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



Lisa S. said...

LOVE this ! I just received Tombows as a gift, and will be playing around with them ! The colors are gorgeous !!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Karen.

Hugs Riet.x

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card Karen. Not used my tomboys for years and there practically sitting in front of me!!!!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love your High Hopes card Karen! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Karen! Love the matching envelope!

Crystal said...

Karen this is FABULOUS!!! Sooo beautiful and the matching envie is just PERFECT!!! GORGEOUS creation hun!!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card and love the matching envelope.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning set Karen!! Love the colors and the matching envi!! Gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh this is GORGEOUS!!

Sharon said...

Love your colour combination Karen and the matching envelope is just gorgeous.

Sharon x

Nancy said...

Very pretty! Love how you did the envelope to match.

Shirley said...

How absolutely lovely!!!