Friday, February 20, 2009

High Hopes Sketch Challenge

Whew, I finally got around to it! This sketch challenge from High Hopes which I had planned on doing since the day it was posted.

Both the image and sentiment are from High Hopes. I colored this image with Prismas and oms on Neenah Solar Crest white cardstock. It's nice and smooth and one of my favorites to use with Copics. I sponged around the panel and sentiment tag with Distress ink in Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain. I layered it with patterned paper from Basic Grey's Archaic line. The base card and ribbon are from PTI and the adorable little fish I saved from a gift bag someone gave my son a present in. I've probably had it for 2 years but I knew someday he's be a perfect touch on one of my projects. There is Diamond Glaze and glitter on the water and drops although you don't see it in the photo. A few highlights here and there with a Ranger Inksentials pen and voila!

My son the art critic told me the bobber (the floatey thingy on the end of the fishing line) is supposed to be red and white, and he would have liked the card better had I colored it properly. Hmph! I think it's called a bobber...or I might have just made that up. Sounds good.

Happy Friday!

26 comments:

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

This is absoLUTELY perfect!
Seriously.
LOVE IT!

Tammi said...

It's a bobber, lol, and I think it's the perfect color! :) Love the lightness in your coloring, sweet card!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Fabulous card!! I love it,your colouring blends in perfectly with the DP!! xx

Tonya said...

aww, very cute!

mueppi said...

Your card is so lovely and the colours you used are wonderful!!
Hugs Gisela

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh man this is so peaceful to look at, so sweet.

Joan said...

Don't we stampers live in a world where all things match wonderfully??? So your bobber fits right in! The card is wonderful. Love the little fish charm.

noble pig said...

I love it. My boys would love it!

Gvendalen said...

So cute card!

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Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable, Danielle!! I love your soft coloring and that cute little fishy on the sentiment tag!!

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Barbara said...

How cute!! Makes me want summer to hurry up and get here!

Stamp and Smile said...

AWWW! I LOVE your card... such fun colors, DP, stitching and the embellies are divine! I enjoy visiting your blog, I'll be back!!... Smiles! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my!! Is this ever precious!! Love that sweet image!! And the papers, sewing and coloring, are just fabulous!! Charming card!!

Ila said...

Everything about your card is Fabulous!! I love this image..and the coloring and charm is perfect...Great take on this sketch!!...Hugs, Ila

Candy said...

So very cute, fabulous coloring!!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Ya, I think it is a bobber.....and I like the colour although your son probably is thinking about catching fish in which case it would be red and white.....oh bother.....I love it!! It makes my feet chilly hehe!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness is this the cutest thing EVER!! I definitely think I NEEEEEEED me some of that Archaic paper. The colors are awesome, and I love that HH image. I should pull mine out and play with it. It's just so cute!

Curt in Carmel said...

Such an adorable card. Your son's comment made me laugh right out loud! You are right, it is called a bobber, and he is right, I've only seen them in red and white LOL What a hoot! Best to you and yours! Curt

Velta said...

Sooo adorable Danielle...I need to post mine...your coloring is awesome :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Adorable Danielle!! you've done a fabulous job, I love that image!!

Love the fishy charm too!!

Hugs, Kelly

Atty said...

Your card is just adorable, the colors were a wonderful choice. The image is so cute.
Also thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for leaving such a nice comment.
Donna

LeAnne said...

Adorable card & sentiment---don't you love it when your children know more than you do! LOL!
LeAnne

shel9999 said...

SO darn cute!!! I love that little fish charm!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Truly one of the most beautiful cards I've seen made with this stamp. Wowza, eye popping great!

Shirley said...

He is just too cuate and I love your whole design for him~