Tuesday, November 18, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #8



Happy Tuesday everyone :) I'm sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days, but I've been fighting a sinus infection. I'm feeling a bit better this evening and I hope to be back to normal soon :)

My card today is my submission for this week's challenge over at High Hopes. Our challenge this week was to use both buttons and brads on our cards.

For my card, I first stamped the reflecting pond (from High Hopes) onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I then masked it and stamped the castle (also from High Hopes) behind it. I colored the castle and the surrounding landscape with my copics as well. Next, I stamped the princess and the frog (both from High Hopes) onto GP cardstock, colored them with copics, cut them out, and added stickles.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Sage Shadow. I layered Pretty in Pink on top of that followed by Perfect Plum. I then adhered my design paper, from DCWV's Once Upon a Time Stack, as well as a pink ribbon from Michael's dollar bin. Next, I layered my image panel onto Perfect Plum, followed by Pretty in Pink, followed by Sage Shadow. I used SU's ticket corner punch in the corners and added pink sparkly brads from Memory Makers to each corner. I then adhered the image panel to the card base using dimensionals. I adhered the princess and the frog to the image as well using dimensionals. Finally, I adhered my "buttons" (I actually don't have any buttons (I know, I know, I need to get some ASAP :) ) so I used brads in the shape of buttons but cut off the prongs) to the card base.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

13 comments:

handstampedbylacey said...

You're card is wonderful!!! I love the coloring and the scene you created!! I haven't inked up my castle or pond yet...gasp...the horror!! Thank you for sharing! If you haven't done it already, make sure you link this to the High Hopes Challenge post on the High Hopes Blog to be entered into the drawing for free stamps. And if you link it on my blog here...
http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/11/high-hopes-blog-challengeand-my-birthday-.html

...I will draw a number from those who participate to be featured on my blog next Sunday. Thanks for playing along.
~Lacey Stephens

Danni said...

Ahh, you are just so good at these scenes!! I just love the princess! Wonderful card!
Feel better!

Dianne said...

What an amazing card! The princess is adorable...but I'm in love with the frog!

Ann said...

Oh, I just love how you colored this one! Love the sparkly brads, too! :D

Crissy Armstrong said...

I think you did a fantastic job on this! Lovely coloring, sparkle, and what a great way to make a scene!~!

cadnileb said...

Lovely again! As usual! :-) Love the princess with the frog and all the sparkle!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Great scene--love it!

hugz,
Suzanne

Rach said...

Hi Christine,
sorry to hear that you have been under the weather.
You have done it again with your scene, magnificent. lovely colours and colouring. it must take you ages.
thanks for sharing. Hugs Rachxx

Lyn S said...

What a perfect scene you've created Christine....it's just gorgeous!

Hope you're feeling better now.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

So, SO cute! I just love your little princess and her frog. TFS.

Lisa Graves said...

Your card is amazing!

debby4000 said...

Lovely sweet card, beautiful princess.

Amy said...

FANTASTIC card!! Wow! I haven't used the castle yet because I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to do it... well done... thats enough of an idea to really help me! Thanks

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