Monday, April 13, 2009
I actually made this card for last weeks HH challenge 25, which was the sketch challenge, but I see that I also used piercing on it, so it also counts for yesterday's Pierce It! Challenge, 26! heh-heh.
This was a stretch away from my usual style. I wanted to do something a little different. It did make up faster than my other cards, that's for sure! I enjoyed sewing the sandy hills. Got that idea from Jeanne (one of our Divas) who also gave us the sketch to work with. Thanks Jeanne! (waving!)
I illustrated this ant which is similar to the High Hopes ant Logo that Tina illustrated awhile back. She asked me to do my own version of it because many HH customers spoke up saying they wanted her cute ant logo as a stamp. But a logo is a logo and has to stay that way. So Tina thought that if I did my own version of it, it would be slightly different, but close enough that people would feel satisfied (I hope, anyway!)
If you go to the High Hopes website and look under "About Us", you can read Tina's story and find out why she chose the name "High Hopes" and what the ant with the rubber tree plant has to do with all of this! Its truly worth the jog over to read (I think it will touch your heart)!
I stamped Hopeful Ant on Aquabee's Artist Marker Pad paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukeneko. To color, I used Copics (pictured below) and the image is cut out and popped up on foam tape.
I made the button from Sculpey and I found the covered brads at the Dollarama.
Hope you had a great Easter weekend! God bless you!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 4/13/2009 10:41:00 AM