Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome to a new year with High Hopes!

It's the first High Hopes Challenge for 2010 and it's being hosted this week by Nikki with a sketch.


I chose to use this adorable image Bearly Swooshin for High Hopes Challenge #57. It's colored with Prisma pencils and oms on Neenah Solar Crest White Ultra Smooth cardstock. The striped paper is Heidi Grace and the snowflake is from Chatterbox. The dark blue cardstock is SU and the shimmery lavender is Bazzill. I used the swiss dot embossing folder on the blue panel and ran a white pigment ink pad over it and on the edges to highlight. I layered three different sized snowflakes punched from various papers used on the card using both Marvy and Martha Stewart punches in place of the flower on the sketch. I sparkled it all up using various Stickles. The snow is a combination of Marvy Liquid Applique and prism glitter and Mica glitter flakes from Martha Stewart.

Come visit the High Hopes blog and welcome our new guest designers and play along! You have a chance to win some great High Hopes stamps too!

19 comments:

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card Danielle! I love this image and you have colored it up to perfection. Love our color choices too!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Melanie said...

OH! I love your card!! Such beautiful colours of paper and embellishments...and lovely colouring of the image! That "snow" is awesome!!

Melanie

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

This is fabulous Danielle! I love the gorgeous colour combo, your beautiful colouring and all the snowy texture! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sirpaliina said...

Fabulous card i love it. Happy new year.

Funkelzauber said...

Hi Danielle!
Your card is absolutely fantastic!!!
Hugs
Alex.

Cindy Haffner said...

Too fun, FABULOUS job.

LeAnne said...

CUTE! I love this little guy!

Carol Dee said...

OMG he is precious! Love the snow swosh behind him! Your cards are always WONDERFuL. love the High Hopes stuff. Have a relaxing Sunday, hugs...

Niki Estes said...

Danielle, this is so pretty! I love the colors and embellishments! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Danielle,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx
I wish you a very happy new year!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh love it Danielle! Great colors and love the sparkle!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh!! This is gorgeous Danielle! FAB layout and coloring!! Happy New Year!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhh Danielle! GORGEOUS coloring, color combo, and I love that thick shard glitter.....in fact, I remember I bought some last year...I just gotta find it. I gotta use it before THIS season is over too. :)

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Danielle
Your colouring and the colours are fabulous, love how you did the snow too.

Karen x

Bonnie said...

Your downhill skier is marvelous!! I love how the circle is offset - it makes him look like he IS going down hill - very fast - my son went skiing the other day and I worried the whole time.....mothers.....

Tracey said...

Love your card Danielle. It's fantastic!

Dina said...

This is too fabulous!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, this is incredbile! LOVE the snow and chunky glitter, LOVE the offset circles, and of course LOVE your coloring! You rock, girl!