All blog content, including designs, text, and photographs are COPYRIGHT © Janette Olen. Everything posted here is shared for your personal inspiration and enjoyment only and may not be used for publication or for design team submissions. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

High Hopes First 2009 challenge

Hi everyone! Today the high hopes first challenge of the new year is posted. There are some stamps up for grabs for a random participant of this week's challenge. The challenge was to use tearing on your card. I did 2 examples for the challenge. I wanted to make some New Year's cards for some people that I was unable to mail a Christmas card to.

Here is the first card:

I colored the image with copics and cut it out so that the ax would be omitted. I distressed the edges and matted it tearing the bottom of the mattes. I sanded the edges of the dp and tore 2 strips of paper to go across the seams of the 2 designs following with some twine.

stamps- high hopes Father time and new year sentiment
CS- KandCompany dp, soft sky, bazzill brown, white
accessories- copics (E31, E33, E37, BG10, E00, R20, C1, C4), white gel pen, edge distressor, twine, shimmer brads

Here is the second card:

Now can't you just see santa relaxing on a beach with a cool drink after Christmas LOL?

I colored the image with copics, used angel wings shimmerz on the hat trim, and used a paintbrush to stipple the sky and sand. I used the our creative corner sketch this week for my layout and tore the yellow sunshine dp strip. I used a rhinestone accent on the glass and for the exclamation point.

stamps- high hopes tropical santa, new year sentiment
CS- imaginisce dp, red, white
accessories- copics (G21, R46, R27, R59, E00, E33, E37, C1, prisma sunburst yellow), white ribbon, angel wings shimmerz, copic spica glitter, red brads, rhinestones, SU scalloped circle punch

To check out the divas' awesome samples and to get more details on the challenge and the prize be sure to check out the high hopes blogpost today.


Amy said...

These challenge cards are FANTASTIC! I love the first one how you tore the paper and then put the twine/ribbon... (where's the know what I mean!) over the top... it looks fantastic!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous card Janette and love the designs and your beautiful colouring, Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

Fantastic cards Janette!!!