Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Turtles Spring Fever

Howdy - MichelleO here today and today more Think Spring Release from High Hopes Stamps! And how can you not totally love two romantic turtles? This is "Turtles Spring Fever"

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then I added some Rangers Stickles Yellow to the image for some added depth. I inked the edges with Rangers Tea Dye ink to have a vintage feel to it. Kraft card stock for the base and then Core'dinations deep rose card stock sanded for a mat. The pattern paper is from Paper Studio. All layers sewn together. The sentiment is also from the new Think Spring Release called "live life in full bloom" A few dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen and done!

Copic colors used -

Amazing and beautiful new images in the Thinks Spring collection... see them all HERE

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bunny Blossoms!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
Today's card is using another image from the Think Spring New Release that you can find in the HH Online Store. This image is called "Bunny Blossoms" and is just the cutest thing ever!!!! You could use this stamp for an Easter card but it's also perfect to use for a Spring themed project!
I am using a mix of Design Papers from the Pink & Main "Spring Flings" 6x6 pad. I die cut my image and coloured it with my Copic Sketch markers. 2 bows with an added flower centre finish off my card. It's always hard to see but the flowers and leaves have Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen added to them. In person, it adds such a nice sparkle
Here's the inside using the new sentiment stamp called "Spring Follows".
Copics Used:
Bunny: E53, E55, E57, R01, R02, R20
Flowers: BG53, BG57/ R81, R83, R85
Leaves & Grass: YG01, YG23, YG25, YG17
Branch: E43, E44, E47

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Happy Stamping!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Watercolor Friendship Card

Good morning High Hopes Fans,
I don't normally created Get Well or Sympathy cards, but I did it. Something out of my comfort zone perhaps. I have created this card using two sentiments from
 High Hopes Stamps

First I die cut a stitched oval out of distress watercolor paper. Carefully used just the flowers out of "With Deepest Sympathy" stamp and mask the sentiment with tape. I stamped the flowers with VersaMark and used some Black Sparkle embossing powder, then heat set it. I wait just a moment for the paper to cool down and stamped "Love & Hugs" using the same technique. My stamping is done so now is the fun part...I coloured the main panel with my Gansai Tambi watercolors and lots of clean water. 

I used white cardstock and one of my favorite embossing folder for the background. For finishing touches, I pop the oval with foam tape for dimension and added 4mm sparkling sequins. Hope I have inspired you to created something pretty today. 

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chick time

Happy Sunday!

I am enjoying the Spring weather and love how nature is blooming..
For this card with the 2 Chicks I've found the perfect dessinpaper!! Love those little chicks on the dessinpaper!! LOL!! And the stroke paper (with grass and chicks) fits perfectly too!

Supplies used:
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: Echo Park Happy Easter 6x6 paperpad

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring is in the Air -- High Hopes Stamps!

Happy Saturday!
I have another Spring-y card to share. 
Made with ...
This image is totally perfect for Spring.  I created a background around the image using Copics, Tall grasses, Blue sky and a blooming tree set the scene for a couple in love.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bubble Your Troubles

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

I don't know about you but after "one of those days" at work or after doing a trade show there is nothing like going home to a hot bubble bath! 
My favourite bubble bath of all time was called Chocolate Fudge Sundae - the whole top floor of my house smelled like chocolate! Unfortunately they don't make it anymore - had I known that I would have bought a case or two! 

Our challenge theme this month is Anything Spring - so I think Burt having a bubble bath in a bird bath after a spring rain is fitting don't you? 

My layout is based on this month's challenge sketch (below) but sized for an A2 (4.25"w x 5.5"h) sized card - just to challenge myself a little. 

Burt was coloured with alcohol markers and then using my corner rounder punch - yes I had to dust that one off! the corners were rounded and added to cardstock. He is popped up using some pop dots to add some dimension. 

The sentiment was created on my computer. Some sparkly Stickles were added to all the bubbles (kinda hard to see in the photo). Some ribbon and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Burt's Bath (R103- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: computer - Lucida Sans font
Patterned Paper:  Lullaby - Pebbles
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMistiStar Dust Stickles, corner rounder punch, Galena ribbon, Pop Dots - Forever In Time, White Sugar and Sparkle gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G5 CT1 CT2 GB5 OR1 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 PP1 PP3

Copics: B23 B24 B28 B00

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Howdy - MichelleO here today. I think the Think Spring release is just too pretty! Love Spring! And these images show off Spring so well.

This is Willow  -

Isn't she sweet? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out the image with an oval nestie. Then inked the edge with Rangers Distress Ink Tea Dye color. Kraft card stock with a peach colored mat to show off the piece of pattern paper from Paper Studio all sewed down. A few extra large Martha Stewart leaf punches with some older crocheted flowers. The sentiment "Happy Thoughts" is part of the new High Hopes Think Spring release. Perfect for so many cards! For some added fun I added Viva Decor Pearl pen dots to the centers of the flowers and then some fun dots on her dress.

Copic colors used -

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