Friday, February 27, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 19

This weeks challenge was sponging, something that I do all the time, so I really enjoyed it. I am really done with the cold, frozen ground and the wind that blows me over! Although I dread putting on a bathing suit I am longing for the warmer weather!

This cutie pie is another High Hopes image that I stamped colored with Prisma pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Originally I masked the image and began sponging in the background but then I picked up the brown sponge and started on the sky...oh &*^% Yep, so I cut her out and popped her up on a new background panel that I created. The cloud template is from Rosie's Road Show. I sponged the sky in Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. The sand was sponged with Sahara Sand Versa Magic and Pearlescent Beige Brilliance. Then I spread Antique Linen Distress Stickles over the sand for texture and sparkle.


Here you can see the Stickles a bit better. I don't really know what posessed me to choose this color combo. See I never pick my paper first...bad I know! So I started with her bathing suit and since the tube was black I thought her fins and mask should be a different color. Blue probably would have been a more likely choice. Anyway, after I colored the whole thing I thought, what in God's name am I gonna pair this with?! So the lavendar dots go with her bathing suit and the turquoise goes with it and the sky, and the yellow, obvious! Do they ALL go together? And if that's not bad enough, I am so embellishment challenged! The jury is still out on this one...

18 comments:

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,Fantastic!! Love the sponging!

Tammy Hershberger said...

She's adorable! I love the scenery you created, too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wonderful sponging, love your card, Happy Friday.

Ila said...

Fabulous...and So Cute!! love the way you did your sponging...the sky and sand look Wonderful!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Great job on the challenge Danielle!!

This card is so cute!!

Hugs, Kelly

Candy said...

Too cute, love all the sponging!!

Barbara said...

Danielle, this is adorable! Your sky and sand are PERFECT!!!

Carol Dee said...

It works, she is adorable. I like the lavender dots. I think we make cards pretty much the same way. I never really plan ahead! Amazing how it usualy seems to work out anyway!

noble pig said...

This card makes me want to hightail it to Hawaii...it's just adorable.

broni (waterchild12) said...

She is just too, too cute! I love the beachy scene you created too!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very cute, Danielle!! Love it!!

Tammi said...

I like those colors! Awesome job on the sponging, love your sand!! Come on summer! :)

Leslie said...

This is 100% cute and I love the beach, sky and sand as well as the little girl. Great job !!!
Hugs~~~Leslie

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Danielle, your sponging is awesome! What an adorable card! Love your sand too! I feel ready for the beach now...too bad it's sleeting here!!! lol Thanks for this little taste of summer!
blessings, Maria

Tonya said...

Very fun!

Poppy said...

she's so cute.
poppy

Julia Aston said...

Fun, fun, fun Danielle! Love this super beach scene and cute cute image!!! great clouds and sand! the jury finds you guilty ------ of creating a supah card!! PERFECT color choices!!

Cathy Indelicato said...

So cute - the sky and beach are awesome!!