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Sunday, February 8, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 17- Sketch time!

Good morning! A new weekly challenge is now up on the high hopes blog. This week the challenge is hosted by Katharina and she has an awesome sketch for us! She always comes up with terrific sketches and this one is no exception. Here is the sketch and my sample for you:

My image was stamped and colored with copic markers. I added glitter to the wings and rhinestones to the crown and wand. I colored the rhinestones on the crown and the flowers with a copic marker- my new little trick LOL. I forgot to highlight her cheeks with a white gel pen like I usually do- oh well. I had also wanted to sew on my card but it was late when I was making it so I decided to skip that this time.

stamps-high hopes fairy princess and sentiment
CS- PTI berry sorbet, sweet blush and white
accessories- sorbet satin ribbon, rhinestones, glitter, bridal flowers, copics (R20, R22, R24, E50, E00, E21, E33, E35, E37, BG10

A random name will be chosen from among the participants of this week's sketch challenge to win an image stamp and sentiment from high hopes. You can find out all the details for the challenge, see the prize, and check out the other divas' amazing samples on the BLOG. There is also going to be an exciting announcement made tomorrow if you are interested in becoming a guest designer for high hopes so stay tuned.

This card is also for my fellow diva Kim Reid's birthday challenge. It was her birthday this week too and she is celebrating with a week of challenges with PRIZES so be sure to check out her blog too.

Speaking of prizes you have until tomorrow morning to enter for my birthday blog candy drawing on the post directly below today's so be sure to check it out if you have not already.

I want to take a minute to share my excitement with you all today. My very first publication is on sale now so it is official- I am in print, woo hoo!! To add to the excitement, my good friend Michelle (sf9erfan) is also in the magazine and it was her first publication too. It is really cool to be able to share that together. We are in the March/April 2009 issue of Papercrafts magazine so I hope you will check it out if you have a chance. My card is on pg. 44 and Michelle's is on pg. 40. Below is the magazine cover and my card that is in it.

I hope you will stop by tomorrow for the mojo Monday sketch and to see if you have won my blog candy. I am very happy as my sample is already done for tomorrow so I don't have to scramble today trying to get it done LOL. I guess it is a good thing as we are having Lindsey's birthday party today- should be fun!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting,


christyzee said...

very cute! I am jealous, I'm not creative at all! beautiful blog as well.

Tracey said...

Love your card Janette! So pretty! I ordered that stamp a while ago - can't wait for it to get here. :)

Congrats on being published! The card is beautiful!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Such a pretty card, Janette! Great job with the sketch and my challenge too! Thanks for taking part! Love ya, girl!

Moni said...

So cute card, love the colours! Hugs, Moni

Maria Matter said...

I love the sparkle on this beauty! And a perfect bow, love it!
Congrats on being published, I just picked up that issue last night! It's a beautifully elegant card!
Blessings, Maria

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so pretty Janette and your colouring is stunning, Hugs, Nikki x

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Woweee! That princess card is the cutest -so sparkly and pink!! I am also very happy we got to share in our first publication!! You know I love you girlie!! Hugs,

Jessica G. said...

Congratulations on being published in the PC magazine -- it's a gorgeous card! I recognized your name right away; I'm always excited to see my talented SCS in my favorite magazines. I know we'll see much more of your work published in the future!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Congratulations on your publication!!! That is fantastic and quite an accomplishment Janette!! But I am not surprised, your cards deserve that attention!
Love the sketch 17 card, just gorgeous. Your coloring is superb! I thought it was prisma pencils because of the very light areas you left. Your blending is awesome! That is hard to do with Copics, I know cuz I try! Your ribbon is a beautiful addition; the whole card is just dazzling!

Ila said...

I love this card Janette...the fairy is colored Beautifully (you are so good with those copics!!)..and I love the papers you used!!...Congratulatons on being published!!....your card is Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

Jennifer E. said...

Congratulations on your Publication! I saw your name in my magazine & recongized you right away. This card is simply beautiful-you deserve the publication!