Monday, April 20, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #27

Good Morning Everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend! The weather here in southern Ontario was just beautiful and my family and I were fortunate enough to enjoy a riverbank picnic yesterday! In a few weeks the Canada Geese will have little goslings in tow--a sure sign of spring and fuzzy little reminders that all life is precious. Seeing these little creatures is one of my favourite things about spring!

This week's High Hopes challenge is from Kimmie and she has called upon us to distress our here is mine...

I used two High Hopes stamps for the image. I stamped Monkey Mike first and then masked him and overlaid the Branch stamp to make it look like he was perched up there. The sentiment is also a High Hopes stamp.

I coloured him using the following markers--Letra Set-Lime Green, Primacolor 12-Light Peach, 70-Sand, 71-Buff, & 95-Light Tan, and Copic-YG25--Yellow Green.

The patterned paper is from Bella BLVD called Family Circle. I stamped the images using black Memento ink onto Canson 150 lb paper. All cardstock in Bazzil Paper.

I distressed the edges of both my patterned paper and my Canson paper with my Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool and then chalked the edges of my image with Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk from Color Box.

The flower die cuts are made with Quickutz dies. I took three pieces of twine from my stash and knotted them at even increments and added the finished product for a little texture--maybe Monkey Mike will take the fast way down (lol). The brads are also from my stash.

Here's the inside...

The sentiment on the inside is called "Precious Friend" and it's part of the Kolette Hall collection you can find at Michael's.

Below is also a card I made on the weekend using Elmer Elephant from High Hopes Stamps. I used Wisteria Fluid Chalk from Color Box to distress the edges of the green cardstock. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is stamped with Wisteria as well. The flowers are from Prima & the "Love" brad and crystals are from the dollar store. I used markers from Prismacolor 101--Warm Grey 30% and Copic WG4--Warm Grey to colour Elmer. The patterned paper is a mystery and all cardstock is Bazzil. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a scalloped mat for my image.

Here's the inside...the sentiment is "You are Kind" from Penny Black.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!



  1. Hi Sarah thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I love the image you have chosen for your card and fabulous colouring hugs Pascale

  2. Both of these cards are Super Cute!!..and your distressing looks Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

  3. fabulous cards, such sweet images.hugs Rachxx

  4. Both of these cards are just adorable! Love the monkey sitting on the branch and I love the color combination for the elephant card! Brilliant job! :D

  5. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I love your cards - the images are so cute and I especially like the flower on the second one!
    Love, Georgia xx :)

  6. Awesome cards, Sarah.
    Love your coloring and the papers on Mike are great. Fab color combo on Elmer. Love the big flower too!!

    Karen x

  7. These are both really cute! Love the monkey sitting up there on the branch. :)


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