Wednesday, June 10, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #34

Recently I bought myself a few High Hopes stamps. I can thank Amy Wegener for this - she always does the most amazing things and it's her fault I popped over the the High Hopes website to have a look and maybe make a purchase - LOL!!! The gang over at High Hopes are just wonderful to deal with too!

This week's challenge over at the High Hopes Blog is a fabulous sketch and gave me the opportunity to ink one of my fabulous new stamps called "First Ride" - isn't it cute?!?!

I've coloured the dragons in a mix of SU watercolour crayons and SU markers blended with my Aquapainter - I love to try out different ways to colour! I usually use just the crayons but found I could add a more intense colour where I wanted to with the markers - and then just blend them in!

The fabulous flowers, leaves and charms come from the wonderful prize pack I won from Bizzy Becs - am loving the charms!! All the CS and DPs are from Stampin' Up of course.

xXx

24 comments:

Danielle said...

Fabulous! I love this HH image and you've done a magnificent job colouring it! Great sketch layout to play with and this image is perfect for it! Love the embossed panel!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Not more new stamps.... Yippee!!
Deb A

LINDA said...

OH I love it!!.. The image is just 6the cutest.. and you have colored it perfect..Love the design too.
Hugs, Linda

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! Deb, this guy is so cute! where did you buy these stamps from! Ange :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, now don't you go tempting me with High Hopes stamps, too!!! They are just darling and I've been itching for them, but I'm trying to be very good and reign it in. {LOL} They do have some wonderful sketch challenges and lots of great eye candy from their DT.

Your card is adorable... oh my goodness. Nice take on the sketch. I love the CB'd mat, which hints of dragon skin.

Off to my beddy byes.

xOx Lisa

Sharon said...

Love the dragon. I may have to pinch, oops I mean borrow her.

Keesh said...

Oh new stamps again Deb! You are a real shopper hey :) Love this card, and your colouring is gorjuss! Love keesh x

Emily said...

Debbie, this card is sooooo adorable! I'm definitly going to check out that website. I love dragons, especially whimsical ones. Love this layout too and all those embellishments! Awesome!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Fantastic!!! Love the High Hopes stamps and this is such a cutie and beautifully coloured,great job on the sketch.Did I leave some charms for you,thought I purchased them all......lol....
xx

Leigh said...

Debbie, this is such a cute stamp. Fabulous card.

Mandy Schiller said...

Hi Debbie

Wow great card and love the new stamps! I think you could be such a bad influence.....in the shopping department.....lol....

Mandyxx

Chat Noir said...

Debbie this dragon is a beauty... maybe I might stamp a some next time you have us over to play!! I love how you've used the snake-skin embossing to reflect the dragon scales.

Margaret de Witt said...

I love this Debbie. High Hopes has such wonderful images and this one does not disappoint. I really love your colouring techniques once again. Very nice.

Bec said...

WOW Debbie, this image is so cute.. I think I need to go and check out the High Hopes stamps again.. LOL..This just looks amazing.. I am so glad you like all your goodies... Bec xx

Dena said...

Debbie, totally adorable! I love that paper you used with it, so perfect for an alligator. I really should pop over and participate in a challenge because a friend sent me a couple images from High Hopes and they are soooo cute. Have a great day! Hugs, Dena

nessy said...

gorgeous, cute baby card debbie ~amazing colouring!!
tried to order some stamps from the site ~sent an e-mail about posting ~but never heard back!!! boo hoo
vanessa xx

Karen said...

Hi Deb!! FINALLY it's allowing me to comment - have been trying since you put the card up but it wouldnt let me!! Grr!!! lol

Love your card, but am just soooooooooo impressed with your colouring! Love it! Look out Amy Wegener! lol

Karen
xo

CrafteeCC (Cathy) said...

Great card!
Great layout too!

Debbie M said...

Hi-ya Debbie

Have I told you how much I LOOOVE your cards!!!! I especially love your 40th card!!! And your step card is fantastic!!! LOVE IT!

Ps: and thank you for the wonderful awards :) hopefully I will get time to pass them along.

Debbie M

Ramona Michaluk said...

Wow, great card Debbie - love what you've done with this challenge.

Really stunning card - colours, papers, embossing and colouring are great as always !! Love it!

Kristy said...

Gorgeous Deb!!! Love this stamp sooo cute!

Sammi said...

GORGEOUS card! What a cute stamp!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW! Look at this sweet card... love the textures and your fun embellies you won from Bizzy Becs is darling addition!!! :) The CB embossing is super... you always come up with such fantastic cards Debbie!

Now off to look at more of you yummy cards! SMILES... :)

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

It's so cute, I love that dragon image,

Chris xx