It's time for a new High Hopes Blog Challenge! Every Sunday, the High Hopes Divas will have a new challenge on the High Hopes Blog. In order to play, all you need to do is have a High Hopes Rubber Stamps image.
This week's blog challenge is from Jeanne and is a color challenge: Brown, Blue, Green, and any neutral.
This design was an easy one for me!! A friend of mine needed some Baby Shower invitations and wanted a "Jungle Theme" to go with the baby's nursery bedding. These High Hopes stamps were the perfect match. This card is a continuation of the draft card I made for the shower. I will have to post the actual shower card later. This card is 6" x 5 1/2" and is too large for a shower invitation (at least large enough to require a custom hand-made envelope and I am not able to do that at this time).
I embossed "Elmer Elephant", " Mike on a vine", and a few "Jungle Leaf Corner" then watercolored them. I use SU inks and an aqua painter then I highlight the areas with the coordinating SU Marker (Tutorial Here). I watercolored some Bashful Blue in the background for the sky and Certainly Celery to create the "ground".
Here is a close up of the image (you can see the reflection of the flash on the embossing...in real life, the embossing adds some wonderful shine when it hits the light...
I matted the image onto Creamy Caramel, then onto "Close to Cocoa", then onto some "Spring Break" DP (retired SU). That was matted onto Chocolate Chip card base. I added some Linen Thread weaved around the left side of the image. Then I added a Dark Chocolate Polka Dot ribbon from Papertrey Ink and added some Kiwi Kiss Buttons (SU). The sentiment is from HH and is embossed in black directly onto the DP.
So what do you think of my 2nd card as a High Hopes Guest Diva? I would love to hear some feed back...I know you're out there!! LOL
Now it's your turn. Go on over to the High Hopes Blog and play along!! But don't forget to leave me a comment with a link so I can see you card, too!
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Thanks for stopping by!