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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday High Hopes Challenge week 14

Hi there! Hope everyone is doing well and is safe and warm today!

Well, it is Sunday here and that means that a new high hopes weekly challenge is under way. This week the challenge is brought to us by diva Niki Estes and her challenge is to make a "dude" card. Ok, so this is probably not my strong suit since I am a sparkly ribbon addict LOL! But I think I did ok and notice there is NO ribbon on this card. I did use the tiniest amount of sparkle though but I think it fits. Take a peek and see what you think:



I colored my image with prismapencils and blended with gamsol. I added some stickles to the fire which I think is quite appropriate even for a guy card LOL. I distressed the edges of the matte around the image and the edge of the layer adhered to the card base. I distressed the edges with my cutter bee scissors. I used to use an edge distressor tool but I was not completely happy with the results and it took awhile to do. So, I have always admired the way my fellow diva Ila distressed her cards and asked her the method she used and she told me scissors. Well, I love it! It gives better results and is much quicker than my distressing tool. I sanded the rest of the edges on the different sections with my emery board. I embellished my card with brads in the 4 corners and a photo corner in the top corner of the image.

Here is the inside:



Supplies:
stamps- high hopes warm wishes, gina k sentiment, SU sassy susie (inside)
CS- white, buckaroo blue, basic grey cupcake dp
accessories- sewing machine, emery board, scissors, pewter brads, photo corner, diamond stickles, prismapencils, gamsol


Don't forget to stop by the high hopes blog to see the other divas' awesome samples and to see the prize being offered for this week's challenge. A random drawing will be held among all the participants in this week's challenge. And yours truly is the hostess of next week's challenge. Hmmm...wonder what my challenge is LOL?

Have a blessed day and thank you so much for taking the time to come by.

12 comments:

Jeanette said...

Amazing card Janette. I love your coloring. It really is spectacular! Hope you are enjoying your week-end! Hugs Jeanette

Sue said...

What a fun and colorful card!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love your card Janette, gorgeous papers, love the distressing, fab stitching and beautifully coloured image. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Michelle said...

This is FAB Janette....love those bright fun papers & I love the inside!! That sentiment cracks me up!

Christi said...

OMG Janette this is so cute!!!

Niki Estes said...

Very cute, Janette! I love the distressing and how you colored the image! So cute!

marywebb said...

Your cards are so wonderful, I especially love your coloring. I have the fishing santa card on my stamping desk and I LOVE it, I jsut wish I could color half as well as you!!!

bolha said...

Gorgeous card. Love the distressed edges.
x Natasha x

Silke said...

AWWW - this card is sooo fun - love it!!!

Tracey said...

Love this Janette! A fantastic card!!

Ila said...

This is Absolutely Amazing Janette!!..I love everything you've done here...the fabulous colors, coloring, distressing...and how you finished the inside...Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

Amy said...

FAntastic card Janette! I LOVE your layering and the lovely bright colours!