Monday, July 6, 2009

HHC39, Upsy Daisy!

The new release is UP at the High Hopes website! Here is the link to all the new releases! Eight pages in all!!
Today's challenge at High Hopes is hosted by our fab Diva Anna. She wants us to be inspired by daisies to make our card/project. Now I love daisies, so this was not hard for me at all. You can use daisy dp, daisy stamps, daisy Primas, draw your own daisies, or even just use daisy colors on your card! It is entirely up to you! If you check out her creation for this challenge, you will see that it displays two of the stamps that are up for grabs in the weekly blog candy giveaway on the High Hopes Blog! To enter the contest, simply join in the challenge and link up a photo of your creation to the comment section on the High Hopes Blog under this week's challenge. Why not join in? You could have a chance to be a winner!

I tried to make the front of the card look like a red barn door with white cross beams on the front. Don't know if I succeeded but I tried! lol The Primas are my daisy contribution today!
This card is going to my son Nik who is turning 28 tomorrow. Seems like yesterday he was a baby in my arms!
I stamped the brand spanking new release stamp American Cowthic with Tuxedo Black ink by Memento onto Manga Drawing Pad by Canson and colored with the following Copics:

Cow spots: C2,4,5,7, 10
Cow white areas: E50,53,11,01, RV00, R20, (hair on cow E15,17)
Pitchfork: W1, B000
Background: Y26, 28, B00, 12, W3, G85, BG10, BG93
Bell: Y28
Rope: YR21
Party hat: R27, FYG2, FBG2, Y35
And here's a closeup:

And here is a little bookmark I made to keep in my Bible. I love it! I surrounded my Book Worm with the new Daisy image and I love how it turned out (they are cut out and glued on with a glue pen)! When I was done the coloring and doodling, I used a clear Versamark Ink pad and covered the whole thing with it. I then used a clear embossing powder all over it and heat set, so it would be coated with a light film of plastic for protection.

Here are the colors I used on it:
Worm: YG21, 23, 25, 63 Tie: C10
Glasses: B34 Cheeks: Rv23
Book: Yr31, Rv17, 19, C4
Background: B21, B000
Daisies: B21, Y00, Yr12, Y35, YG21, G17, 14, 94

I wanted to let you know that I will be coloring all of High Hopes Stamps (eventually!) so that they all appear IN COLOR on the website. This is a monumental task, but it is also FUN, and so I am looking forward to it! I have colored six images from the new releases in the catalogue so far, and I'd like to show you a couple more they will soon add. I think colored images might sell better, because you can see the way they could look, and they just look more inviting somehow. What do you think?

Thanks for coming by today and for all your support, esp lately on my blog candy contest! You bloggers ROCK!!!!!!


  1. what fun, I love how you have used those adorable cows with such a strong red colour, Fab card!

    And I want that bookworm, he is just too cute!

  2. ooh... Your work is so beautiful... and so funny!! I Love it!

    Saskia :)

  3. My goodness, your colouring is something else!!!! This is very professional looking, not sure if thats the right word to use, but its breathtaking. Just love your cards and the little bookworm is cute cute cute.

  4. Wow your colouring is amazing Chrissy and this is such a sweet pair of moos´, love your bookmark too. Happy birthday to Nik tomorrow.
    Nicola -x-

  5. Fabulous card, birthday wished to your son!!

    I love seeing the images colored in the HH site, awesome!

    Hugs, Kelly

  6. Such beautiful creations! I think it's a fabulous idea to show the stamps colored in. I always want stamps more after I've seen how someone else colored them in.
    God bless!

  7. You definitely succeeded in making this card look like a barn door! Love the image... very very cute! All of your creations are beautiful!

  8. Absolutely fabulous cards, Crissy.
    Your coloring is amazing, each card in your sneak peeks and the HH's challenge is perfection! The bookmark is soooo adorable.
    Love the new's awesome!!
    Great idea for coloring the images, they look fab on the website.

    Karen x

  9. Thank you for sharing what copic colours you are using. I have just started my collection and find it helpful when finding sites like yours. Love your blog and the cards you do.

  10. such a gorgeous card and bookmark Your new release is just beautiful dear. Hugs

  11. Your card and bookmark look incredible Crissy! And I think the idea of coloured images on the website is fabulous! I hope you had a great weekend! xx

  12. I LOVE the coloured images on the HH website! They are amazing!!

  13. Oh Chrissie I just cant say how extremely talented you are, not just drawing, but making them come to life, I wish I was rich I would have every stamp you have ever esigned, every one is fabulous, hugggies June xx

  14. Wow these are absolutely beautiful i just love them :)
    Mel x

  15. wonderful Crissy, fabulous card for you son, and love love your bookmark it is adorable, fab idea to cover it to protect it a little.. wonderful work sweetie. hugs rachxx

  16. Love your card and how I love HH images. I just a couple but love how they stamp so perfectly every time. I have Bubble Love posted on my blog. I will post another that I coloured up yesterday and link your blog in mine. Love the new releases WhaaaHooo!

  17. Both of your projects are wonderful! You most certainly succeeded in creating a barn door for those adorable cows! I just adore the bookworm bookmark too! Your coloring is beyond compare! I will have to study more closely for sure! Fantastic Crissy!

  18. Your coloring is just amazing! And what cute images too. :)

  19. I love those cows, and yes... your barn door looks exactly like a barn door.
    Oh, and I love your bookmark - so cute!

  20. Hey Crissy--great job on the new release--all of them are soooooo cute! When I saw "poultry in motion" I literally laughed out loud!! Where do you come up with these things?? :D Thanks for the tip on covering the bookmark in versamark and heat setting it--brilliant!!!

  21. YOur coloring is da bomb Crissy!! Love your bookmark with the daisy corners and the crumpled paper behind your adorable cow image!! Gorgeous Projects!

  22. Oops...forgot...Happy Birthday to your son! I hope you all enjoy the day!

  23. Beautiful cards Chrissy and I love the image and the papers are perfect, your colouring is gorgeous, just stunning.
    Hugs Linda

  24. lovely card and bookmark crissy! Wow.. coloring ALL the stamps? what a task - you'll probably wear out your copics twice if not more *lol* Looking forward to seeing all the stamps in all their splendor!! :)

  25. What great cards ... love how you colour with the copics.

  26. When I grow young Crissy, I want to paint just like you! These images are wonderfully painted. I love the glow worm! I left a comment on Jeanne's card the other day and asked her if this was one of your images and she said yes. It's so totally adorable, as all of them are!