Sunday, July 5, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #38 for this Diva!

Yep, that's me! I have been most fortunate to have been asked to be a Guest Diva for High Hopes from July through September! I am joining an extremely talented design team and filling some big shoes of the previous GD's...whoo boy this is certainly an honor! Without further adieu here is my first GD card!

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is Lots and Lots of Dots and I chose to use bubbles as my dots. I used Diver Dan and the underwater scene with some friends. The image is stamped on watercolor paper, painted with watercolors, and then overpainted with H2O's for depth and shimmer. Dan, the fish, and the star fish were also watercolored, cut out and popped up on the scene. The mat under the main image is Bazzill swiss dot patterned paper. The larger mat was run through with a cuttlebug folder and then the dots/bubbles were run over with a Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink pad to make them pop.

I used Rain Dots as bubbles from the fish and general water bubbles around the image. The sentiment was punched with an SU large oval punch and I added dots around the edge with a blue fine point Sharpie. The ribbon was in my stash and added another layer of dots! The color really seems to be more vibrant and sparkly irl! I hope you can click and enlarge the image and see some of it!

Make sure you head over to the High Hopes blog to check out all the great cards this week and play along with us! Have a great day!

23 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS, Danielle!! I love your designs and your fantastic coloring, so I know you'll ROCK the High Hopes stamps!! Just like this card here...ROCKIN'!!

CraftyC said...

Your card is stunning, I love the scene you have created
Clairex

Ruthie said...

Congrats! Great Card! love all the color!!!

Barbara said...

Woohoo!!! You go, girlfriend!!! Congrats on the Guest Diva gig! You're gonna wow them all, starting with this little gem--I love it! It's perfect in every way!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Congrats on your guest DT post,your first card is brilliant!!! Love your images and the scene you have created! BTW your colouring is fantastic.
xx

Cindy Haffner said...

I adore this, what fun!!

chercroppin said...

Love this! So bright and colorful, anyone would be lucky to receive it!

Kelly Schelske said...

Yahoo Danielle!! Congratulations! This card is awesome, you are totally going to rock these fabby stamps!!

Hugs, Kelly

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

noble pig said...

The image is darling, just darling!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, Danielle!! This is such an adorable under-the-sea card!! Fabulous colors, texture, and dimension!!

Gvendalen said...

Your card is amazing! I love this scene. What gorgeous job!
Hugs, Elena

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Danielle and such a fabulous scene, I love your colouring! Welcome to the team and I can't wait to see more of your work, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my goodness!! Congrats Danielle!! They're blessed to have ya!! Love this underwater scene!! What fun!! Love the colors and texture!! Darling!! Can't wait to see more of your High Hopes creations!!

Michele Boyer said...

This is perfect, Danielle! Superb coloring and texture! Totally adorable!

Niki Estes said...

This is absolutely adorable, Danielle!! Your coloring is beautiful! Welcome to the team!

Ila said...

Congratulations Danielle!! your creations are always Fabulous!!..and this card is Absolutely Gorgeous!!...I love your coloring and the Wonderful scene you've created!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! What an amazing start to your term! We're thrilled to have you!

Candy said...

Congrats Danielle, they couldn't have picked a more talented and creative person!! I love this fabulous underwater scene, so very cute!!

Juliana said...

Wow!! Congrats on being a guest diva! You will just ROCK their images!!

I love how you colored this underwater scene!! Stunning card!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wonderful, Danielle! Perfect coloring again! A huge congratulations on your GD spot!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, cute-cute-cute-cute-cute!!!!!!!!! LOVE the colors, and the sparkle! Way to go, girl! You ARE the Diva!

Julia Aston said...

BIG congrats on being DT for High Hopes Danielle!!! this card is just so cute with all the popped up sea creatures! great job!