Monday, December 1, 2008

HH Challenge 10, Metal Madness! Blog Candy too!

This week's High Hopes Challenge at their blog , hosted by Diva Amy, is to make a card using metal somewhere on your card. Could be metal brads, wire, charms, foil, anything made of metal. The first one I did is with Gavin the Givin' dragon. I colored him using Copics, and went over parts of him with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to blend the colors a bit more. Lots of sparkle on this one, on his gifts and wings. I used a glitter glue. Metal photo corner, metal charm, and metal around the heart on this card. I would not send it through the post because of the fat paper ribbon I wouldn't want to squish.

For this sample, I used an older stamp, Hopeful moose. I colored it with Copics and used a tiny bit of Prismacolor pencils over top to blend the colors a bit more. Then I covered the whole thing with Versamagic Clear, and used Ultra Thick Embossing powder and heat set. I put on three coats to make it nice and smooth and glossy!
I got the idea for the sketch from SC203 over at Splitcoast Stampers. The cool idea for the checkerboard edges came from Mutnik's super gorgeous card here, also on SCS. I couldn't help but copy that great idea! I drew the checkerboard design using the chiseled tip of a dark blue Copic marker. The metal on this card are the flowers! I found a bunch of cute metal flowers at our local dollar store and bought a bunch in different colors. Fun!
I also got to use my Martha Stewart Crystal sparkles to make a snowy look all over the flowers, on the top and bottom of the frame, on Mudzie's antlers, and all around the edges of the card.
Now if you want to play the HH Challenge Metal Madness, don't forget that there is blog candy to be won by a randomly chosen winner if you link your card at the HH blog!
Also, Diva Ila is giving away a HUGE package of blog candy, with High Hopes AND Magnolia stamps as well as a raft of other crafting supplies! Be sure to check it out!
TFL and God bless you today!


  1. Crissy, these cards are so adorable. Gavin looks so awesome with all those glittery presents!! And I love the heart charm and photo corner. And, yes, I don't think those ribbons would fit in an envelope!! They are awesome. And I absolutely love Mudzie...can someone kiss him, please?! LOL I love how you embossed the whole image! I love embossing my outline images, but never thought about covering the whole thing with clear? I bet it looks even better in real life. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Crissy...
    Both your cards are beautiful and your painting is amazing. I just love that moose stamp, very first one of my collection.

    Hope you have a great week.
    Karen x

  3. I love both of these Gorgeous cards Crissy!!...the fabulous coloring, sparkle, metal accents and paper ribbon in the first looks Wonderful!! again the coloring, glossy embossing, snow, metal accents and blue checks in the 2nd card look Fabulous!! Thanks so much for spreading the news of the blog candy!!..Hugs, Ila

  4. Fabulous cards Chrissy! Love how you color your images. Just stunning.
    x Natasha x

  5. Two gorgeous cards Crissy, Your colouring is beautiful as always and such pretty attention to detail, Hugs,
    Nikki x

  6. Hi Crissy, I told you before but i Love to tel you again, You make SUCH a nice cards, when i look at all the details, i wished i could take some lessons from you !
    Hughs Nicole ;-)

  7. Love these cards SO much. Your coloring is fantastic as always, so inspiring. TFS!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous cards Crissy! I love them!

  9. my dear crissy, your cards is always a gem for me, you take care all the details and made the HH stamps so gorgeous !! I LOVE them!

  10. These are both super cute, and love your coloring... that moose is stunning with the glossy finish!!!
    hugs, Jami

  11. Oh wow, your colouring is incredible - I am sat here drooling over your work. Stunning is not even close enough to describe these work of arts. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  12. Gavin is SO CUTE Crissy! Excellent card!

  13. Gorgeous cards! I really love the ribbon treatment of the first one!