Thursday, February 19, 2009

HHC17 Under the Sea

Catching up on last week’s High Hopes Challenge here. This sketch made me think for a while. The part that was throwing me was those little tiny strips on the left and right. I didn’t want to back those little pieces with another piece of cardstock like I usually do. But if I don’t back them, how will I get them to stand out? I decided to use colored cardstock as part of my scene for contrast (I rarely use solid colors - gotta have that shading!). The only part I sponged onto Whisper White cardstock was the Baja Breeze/Pacific Point panel right across the middle. The verdict - yep, I like it. I'll be using some solid colors more often!

Pay attention to those swirls….if you look, the pattern goes across all three panels! Yep, I’m proud of that. I used a tiny bit of adhesive to tack them down in position before I dry embossed. Then I took them back apart to layer properly on the finished card. I sponged a bit of Whisper White across the Pacific Point layer to help those swirls stand out a bit. I did the same thing for the dots in the sand. The images were colored my usual way and glued on. The little hills in the sand, bubbles, and "Hi" were hand drawn.

With some encouragement from my friend Lisa, I have sent this in for the High Hopes guest designer contest.

Stamps: High Hopes Starla Starfish, High Hopes Coral One, High Hopes Simon (turtle), High Hopes Coral Two, High Hopes Sea Weed
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, River Rock, Gable Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and goo gone, fine black marker, white gel pen, Martha Stewart border punch, D’Vine Swirls embossing folder, Swiss Dots embossing folder

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Lisa Foster said...

YAY Michelle!!! This is totally Amazing!!! I'm so glad you sent THIS IN!!! Good Luck!!! (I know you've got it in the bag, Girl!:)

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

And more applause from me all the way from Australia! Fantastic card! So bright and cheery. Best of luck in the comp!