Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Good morning everyone....

I had a nice little break from posting
on my blog last week but I shared a sweet
little card over on the Tombow USA Blog.
So I at least accomplished!!

It's time for the High Hopes Challenge

This weeks challenge is
Stars or Stripes.... or both!!!

I am using the adorable
Sammy and Patriot
from the original High Hopes catalogue
by artist Tony De Marco
I also used the 3 Star Corner

I embossed the image with black and painted
it with Tombow markers. I couldn't find any
stripes paper so I made my own. I used my
Perfect medium pen drawing a line with a ruler
and I added white embossing powder and
embossed them. I used my Crafts too star
embossing folder for the blue and a CB folder
for the white frame. The frame was cut with
my Nesties. I stamped and embossed the star
corners and painted them with Siam white H20's.
I added frosted lace stickles and white glitter
and cut them out. I added some flat backed
pearls. I wanted the pearls to be bright white
so I painted some regular pearls with Ranger
white enamel.

Be sure to stop by the
High Hopes Blog
as the Diva's have some fabulous
creations to share with you today!!!

I hope you will have time to play along with us
this challenge and don't forget...
You must use a High Hopes image
on your card!!!

This is my card from last week....
I used one of the gorgeous new bears
Sitting Buddy with Balloon
by artist Laurie Furnell
and Happy Bear-day sentiment.

If you would like the instructions check them out here.

Thanks so much for stopping by
and I hope you have a wonderful day....



Shirley said...

I love both cards! The first one is just so fun! The second is too too cute for words!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Both cards are beautiful, as always and they are so sweet! The shape of the last card is super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Cindy Haffner said...

Karen your coloring is PERFECT!!~

Crystal said...

Karen WOW both of these are SOOOOO fabulous!!!!!!!!! Your coloring is AWESOME!!!! BTW love your new header :)))

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous Karen, The teddy is so cute and a very pretty card

Tasha said...

Oh wow both of these are incredibly cute! I love he funky colours and the way you colour them that really brings the images to life! Love it
love tasha xx

Riet said...

So beautiful cards Karen,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Too cute!! Love what you did with the older image!!! Great embossing effects too! Miss you & Cathy--hope all is well!!
Big Hugs,
Sarah :o)