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Sunday, February 1, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 16- Lace!

Good day everyone! This week's high hopes challenge is to use lace on your card and is brought to us by the super duper talented Ila. Well, believe it or not I have never used lace on a card so this was a great push too.

I colored my Bethany angel with prismapencils and blended them with gamsol. I used stickles on her wings and shimmerz on the hearts on her purse, pants and the prima flowers. The angel was cut out and attached to the oval which is sponged with pop dots. I actually started this card a couple weeks ago for the SCS challenge to dress up your dp and did not have time to finish it. On the dp strip, I embossed the heart flowers and on the bg dp I added stickles to the center of the flowers. This is my current favorite patterned paper right now and it is called Sugared from Basic Grey. This and lots of other awesome paper is available at Sweet N Sassy stamps. Now, where can you get the lace that I used on my side strip?? LOL- I actually cut the trim from one of my oldest dd's slips that was too small. I did not have any lace in my stash and could not get around to go buy some with my injured ankle so I improvised. Now, my friend Sue did go and get some lace trim for me which I did not use yet because this one looked better. She is such a sweetie and I promise that the lace she got for me will appear on a future card. Thanks Sue, you're an angel!!! Maybe she will have to get this card then huh?

stamps- high hopes Bethany angel and sentiment
CS- so saffron, white, basic grey sugared dp
accessories- prismapencils, gamsol, liquid pearls, oval nesties, angel wings shimmerz, lace, iridescent ice ep, stickles, primas, pearl

Be sure to check out the high hopes blog post today to see the specifics for this week's challenge and the stamp prize up for grabs too. There is lots of inspiration from the divas to check out as well! Since today is Febraury 1st that means that there is a new project of the month from high hopes too. There are 4 stamps from the new Feb. release that are offered as a set at 25% off. You can check them out HERE. As soon as my stamps arrive, I will have some samples of my own to show you.

I also would like to let you know that Sweet N Sassy stamps is one of the sponsors this week on the CPS blog for their one year anniversary celebration. You can see the details of the that contest on the CPS blog today. Be sure to also stop back here on my blog tomorrow because I will have 2 cards to show you. One of them is for a new mojo Monday sketch and this week's sketch is a contest sketch and the other card will be my Sweet N Sassy sample for the CPS sketch. Wow- what a great week of challenges and prizes in store for you all!! Three chances to win new stamps- how cool is that huh?

Hope to see you tomorrow- have a great day and I am so glad you visited!


Tracey said...

Janette, this is an absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the colours!

bolha said...

Beautiful card Janette! Love how you colored the image. Gorgeous!
x Natasha x

Ila said...

This card is So Beautiful Janette!! I love your coloring, papers and the way you used lace!! This image was one of the first HH images I colored...I love it!!...Have a Great Day!!...Hugs, Ila

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is adorable, just so sweet!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Bethany looks gorgeous Janette and I just love your wonderful colouring, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Courtney said...

Oh wow! Wonderful card, fantastic coloring!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Janette! All your cards have such a sparkle about them, I love how you use glitter! Such gorgeous coloring and blending on the girl's face, overalls and seed bag. I love how she overlaps the oval and I love the shiny dots on the brown scallops! Gorgeous DP and great layout and I would never have known where the lace came from!! lol I love the flower and even that shines too! I so love your colors, but oh my, its her wings that I have to keep staring at!! Gorgeous!

Norine said...

how adorable love the cheery colors

Debbie said...

Such a cute card Janette, the image is adorable and your colouring is beautiful. I love the pretty papers and all the fab lace detail. Debbie x