Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wrap it up with High Hopes


This week it's High Hopes challenge #44 Wrap It Up brought to us by Inge. She challenged us to make anything that was not a card. My project is a CD holder. I found instructions here on SCS...although I did have to alter it a tiny bit to reduce some overhang. Don't you just hate overhang, lol?!

I stamped Mudzie and Choppers Carolling on Neenah Solar Crest White Ultra Smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. They are colored with Copic markers and shading around the image was done with Prisma pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I also used some white Fun Flock on Mudzie's boots and Choppers earmuffs. Nice and fuzzy and warm! The sentiment banner is inked with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Brushed Cordouroy.


The cardstock, buttons, and twine are Papertrey. The snowflakes are a Marvy punch, once in ivory and again in brown layered behind it...coated with Diamond Glaze and glitter. The branch punch is from Martha Stewart and the holly patterned paper is from Creating Keepsakes and I have had it forever it seems! I used a self adhesive velcro circle cut in half to create a closure for the case. Below is a view of the back.


The CD I placed inside for photo purposes is one of many "Pizza with Santa" keepsake CD's that I received from a friend of mine, as a party favor, who has this large annual Christmas party. It's wonderful party with piano players, carolers, face painters, magicians, Santa bearing gifts...and of course pizza! He goes all out my friend, and if the town would allow, he would have reindeer too-trust me, he tried! This is a view of the inside. I thought about embellishing here too, but then thought it might interfere or even scratch the CD, so I just left it plain.


This would be a great idea to make for gifts with a music or photo CD inside! Make sure you head over the High Hopes blog and see all the Diva's wonderfu l projects! Please play along with us and make sure you use keyword HHC44 when you upload to a public gallery! Hope you had a great weekend!

21 comments:

Cheryl said...

OMG this is so beautiful Danielle,your colouring is superb and your DP is so pretty!!! I love it!!
xx

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMC this is adorable! What cute characters and awesome coloring! LOVE the snowflake too, with the Martha branches behind and the buttons! Too, too cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what sweetness, love that sweet moose.

Carol Dee said...

WOW this is a fabulous CD holder, a gift in itself.

Julia Aston said...

This is such a super project Danielle! I LOVE your wonderful coloring - it goes perfectly with your DP! what a pro colorer you are!!!

dolcreations said...

OMGoodness..I love this image and you coloured it to perfection! What a fantastic idea! I love the snowflake and the twine! Beautiful!
Have a great day,
Christine

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Danielle! I love the packaging and your coloring is beautiful as always!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Danielle! Love those papers!

Hugs, Kelly

Bunny-Zoe said...

Oh my your colouring is tops Danielle and I love the snowflake and gorgeous papers, Hope your having a great evening, Hugs, Nikki x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, I do think this is stunning Danielle!! The white fluffy stuff looks fab, the coloring is amazing (like, major big WOW) and the glow around them is incredible!! I love the whole design of this holder! I had a jaw dropping moment when I saw it!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous CD holder, Danielle.
Your colouring is amazing, I just love the fur on the boots and earmuffs, looks awesome!

Karen x

**Inge** said...

Awesome project Danielle, such a great idea!

Inge xOx

Amy Sheffer said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!! What an amazing project. Adorable image and stunning coloring!

Candy said...

Fabulous project, awesome coloring!!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, what a great creation---and sounds like a FUN party!!!

Ila said...

I love this CD holder!!..your coloring, papers and design are all Gorgeous!!

Lacey said...

Awesome job! I love homemade CDs. I've made a few of them as birthday party favors! I love your coloring and I think I just bought this snowflake punch through PTI!
~Lacey

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How adorable is this!!! Your coloring is perfection!! And what a fabulous gift idea and holder!! Fantastic!!

Barbara said...

Wonderful gift idea, Danielle! Cute image and fantastic coloring,a s usual! Love it!

Curt in Carmel said...

I swear you can take the cutest images and make them even cuter! Don't know how you do it, but you are such an artist! Thanks for sharing this neat holder. You are right, it would make a great gift! Best, Curt

Rose Ann said...

SUPER cute CD holder, Danielle!! I love the cute image, your perfect coloring and papers...and snowflake with branches!!