Sunday, 1 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 20 - Fuzzy Feeling!

Our challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog is called Fuzzy Feeling! We would like you to add some fuzzy texture to your cards. This could be felt, fibres, fun flock, pom pom ribbon etc...

You may remember seeing these character for the High Hopes sneak peaks a couple of weeks ago. They are part of March's POTM set. For the month of March you can buy this special set of stamps for 25% off. This set will include: Farmer Clem, Miss Peggy, Farm Background and sentiment "Everywhere a Oink"

Now these won't be up in the website just yet, so if you'd like to order them RIGHT AWAY, just contact Tina HERE and let her know!!!

Now a little about my card. The images are coloured with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The sky was created by masking the Farm background and using a copic airbrush. The cute little picket fence is a Marth Stewart Punch - thank you Heidi! I did tear and layer the grass but this doesn't show well in the photo. I think next time I would add a little chalk to the edges just to make the layers more visible - still learning everyday! Before glueing my characters in place I added fibre for a little more texture and interest. I'm really pleased with how this turned out.

I received the above award from Lora. Thanks you sweetie!

I received the above award from Joey. Thank you so much... I love it and soooo pretty.

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Farmer Clem, Miss Peggy, Farm Background and sentiment "Everywhere a Oink"
Ink: Momento
Papers: Various SU Cardstock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Background copic airbrushed.
Embellishments: Buttons, fibres, ribbon
Equipment: Martha Stewart Picket Fence edge Punch (thank you Heidi!), SU Scalloped edge punch

78 comments:

Crissy Armstrong said...

Nikki this is truly amazing! I love how your fibres look as though they are rolling hills going off into the distance! I love your use of the barn scenery stamp, and of course your awesome coloring, as always! The fence portion is very cool and goes perfectly! Such a great card!

Julia Pollard said...

wow, that is fantastic!!!

Erin said...

Excellent card, love the cute Farmer...You colouring is fab!
Erin x

Atty said...

Oh how cute is this one. Boy lil piggy sure looks full. LOL You did a wonderful job of coloring, as alwsys.
hugs,
Donna

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Oh this is so cute! Aren't I lucky I just ordered that farm background and I also just bought the fence punch. Thanks for the inspiration. A creating I will go.....

jacque4u2c said...

I do get that warm and fuzzy feeling! Great job!

Caryn said...

Looks like I'm not the only one who stays up late!! Gorgeous card Nikki, the stamps are so cute and I love the sentiment, funny.

Hope you've gone to bed now - I'm off too.!!

Sleepy hugs,
Caryn xxx

joey said...

Nikki, this is a gorgeous creation, the whole scene is fabulous, your colouring is perfect. joey.x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my goodness how cute, great coloring, have a wonderful week-end.

Tania said...

Really like your cards thought an award might make your day you can pick-up your award here Java beans Creative Escape Have a great Day!-Tania

Kelly Schelske said...

Love it!! I ordered the farm backgroound and the farmer and can't wait to get them!!

The grass looks funky with the fibers and such!! Love the picket fence, I need to get to Micheals and grab some of those Martha punches:-)

Hugs, Kelly

christelle said...

I adore your card Nikki, it's GORGEOUS!!
I love the little scene you have created!! Your colouring is always amazing and the texture is perfect to make the grass!!
Congrats also for your awards!! You deserve them because your creations are marvellous and it's always a great pleasure for the eyes to discover them!!
Have a great sunday,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Malin said...

Good morning, Absoluley beautiful, love everything about this card!
//Malin

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, another gorgeous card hunny. I love the detail in the background, stunning work as always. Hope you are having a great weekend, with some nice bright weather. congratulations on your award too, sell deserved of course! enjoy the rest of your weekend, hugs Linda x

sandra_w said...

Great card, Nikki! Cute images and fantastic colouring!!
Have a lovely sunday!

Hugs,
San

Moni said...

Wawe great theme, gorgeous card! Hugs, Moni

Sue said...

Oh Nikki
what a fantastic card, luv the scene you have done its brill, sue.x

Natalie said...

Fabulous card Nikki, Congrats on the awards too. x

angeljakki said...

i love the scene you have made, its great x x x

Sinikka said...

What a great card. Love the little fence. Great idea to tear the paper, you can see it good. Love the way you did use the fibre. The images are very sweet.
Well done HH diva!!
Hugs Sinikka

mar1ene said...

Fabby card Nikki.. lurve it!!!!
Have a great Sunday :)
Hugs, Marleen x

Mel said...

Nikki, I love this card, the texture you've managed to add really makes the card ~ Mel x

Natalie said...

There is an award for you on my blog.

Natalie x

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is just sensational!
So love your fabulous scene and your colouring is just awesome!
Congrats on your awards!
hugs
kim x

angelique said...

Hello Nikki,

This is so nice, and what a lovely stamps, i like this very much.

Hugs Angelique.

Marja Sch said...

What an awesome beautiful card. Your colouring is outstanding. Hugs Marja

Monique said...

Wow Nikki. Your card is sooooo adorable !! I love it. And you coloured it in so beautifull as always :)).

Hugs Monique

Donalda said...

Love the scene you have made dear just beautiful

Princeska said...

what a cute card. so farming :)

it looks very positive and happy. great!!

Andrea said...

Great and funny card!
xAndrea

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a lovely card. Nice images! Super.
Congratulations with yor awards!
Jacqueline

Kathy said...

What a fabulous card Nikki! I love your scene! (This is something I wish I were better with!) Love how you added the fibers to make the grass layered!! The images are adorable and your punched fench is just perfect!! Love this card!!
:)Kathy

Annie said...

ooo what a fabulous creation! My grandson would love this card - he goes around making piggy sounds (nothing to do with reading farmyard stories with his Grannie) and they had to buy him a plastic dog toy pig at the pet shop because it oinks! hugs, annie x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki, I love these stamps, they are so jolly I think, you have created a great scene here. DawnM.x

Maria said...

What a wonderful card Nikki! Love how you've created such a great scene and the fibres are the perfect touch. Amazing colouring as usual. Hugs, Maria

Maria said...

Wow, Nikki! I love what you did with the fibers. How creative! The scenic look is fabulous! Beautiful job coloring those two cute images and the background, especially the piggy. ..he is stinking cute! LOL!

Congratulations on your award!! It's well deserved.

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Maria

Debbie said...

this is Fabulous Nikki Love the little scene and your gorgeous colouring, Hugs Debbie x

Valérie said...

Wonderful card !!! I love you cute Farmer, the scene and all the details !! And your coloring is so perfect !! Marvellous ! Very, very great work !!
Congratulations on your award ! It is well deserved !!
Big hugs !
Val.

CraftyC said...

A stunning card Nikki, the scene is brilliant and the stamps terrific. Your colouring always amazes me!
Clairex

Bev said...

Aww this is super cute Nikki, love those images and the adorable scene.

eba said...

This is such a cute and fun card! Love it!

LuLu said...

Great card and love that sentiment. The farmer looks like he could get up to real mischief!

Alex said...

WOW Nikki, love this card! I like how you did the grass especially with the paper tearing and the fibres :)

Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki i love your Scene Card so much. Wonderful Idea and the Images are so cute, the Pig is so sweet. Beautiful coloring as always.....

I baking till now "yummy cake" for Mia's Birthday tommorow. She will be 3 years old :-)))

Big Hugs
Heike

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful card, love you colouring and what great images!
Hugs
Carole x

Tara said...

What a brilliant idea for a challenge and your card is an absolute pleasure to see Nikki, well done! xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh, Nikki!! This is wonderful!! So many amazing details!! Great coloring as always!
Happy Sunday!!
Hugs,
Chris

Marcea said...

Nikki you are so clever - this is amazing!!!! I love absolutely EVERYTHING!!!!!!
-x-

Tracey said...

Nikki, this is an amazing card! I love the scene you have created!! xx

Tammi said...

Oh wow, love the grass and the fence, wonderful little scene! CUTE!
Tammi x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is delightful Nikki! I'm still working with my pencils, but I'll always be in awe with your coloring...it's so beautiful! Love how you've added the fibers! Beautifully done, as always! :D

Jodi said...

Very very cute and fun card! I love your coloring as always!! =)
Love the way you used your fibers for the grass. =)
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Lilian said...

OMG Nikki! This is just awesome! Love the hills and your coloring is just perfect as always! :)

cats whiskers said...

Hi Nikki another little masterpiece here dear, just adore your little scene and your absolutely stunning colouring and what a great idea that fibre is really looks like grass
Hace a lovely week
Hugs Jacqui x

Conibaer said...

So cute! :o)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Nikki, I just love the pig, he is so cute

Ying Pang, said...

I wonder how much spend time to finish this amazed card, you rock, Nikki!! I love your coloring, the details and the layout, this looks like a gorgeous poster!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is a wonderful piece of art!I love the farmer (just ordered him!!) and the fence is great (might have to order that now!!) and the fibres look amazing! a truly stunning card!
Judy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is a fabulous, love the farmer and the piggy.

agnes said...

OOOHHH Nikki this is fabulous your coloring is so great.Beautiful all this stamps.

Big hugs agnes

Rosette said...

Gosh! Nikki this is stinkin' cute and you always surprise me with something different!! Love the fibres as well!! :) Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs to you and Zoe ;) xx

Heidi said...

Oh wow- didn't even know what that punch was going to look like until now and I like it. I have been watching M's to see if they will have any Easter punches but not luck yet. I love this card!

Justine said...

loving this one Nikki!! love the hills effect!!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your colouring, which you can see very well as the background is a stamp too. Sweet piggy...the farmer...eh...less sweet :)

XOXO Renata

Georgia said...

Brilliant card Nikki! I love your layering with the grass and the image is so cute! I love it!
Love, Georgia xx

Karin said...

Stunning card sweetie.
Love the little scene you've created.
Great stamps which are coloured beautifully.

Big hugs,
xoxo Karin

MichelleO said...

This is so cute! really wonderful!
Figures this is this months special... I ordered them last week! LOL!
HUGS
MichelleO

Summerthyme Studio said...

These are precious! Your scene is amazing and congrats on your new DT assignment!

Hugs,

Vicki

Chris said...

Fantastic card Nikki! I love the little farm scene you've created and the imaginative way you used the fibres for the grass. Stunning colouring and design. Hugs, Chris x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

this is fab!! love all the detail, great work Nikki :) hugzz x♥

Heather said...

Nikki,

This card is so so so cute!!! I just love it!!! We are a farm family being from Kansas and my Hubby grew up on a farm and the kids go to the farm all the time to visit so this means even more to me!!!

I love this card how do you do it girl?? Amaze me more every time!!!

Heather

The Country Rose said...

Now this is too, too cute! Reminds me of our place, except we don't have pigs :). Really great, great job on this Nikki!

Barb

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Nikki,

Wow, what a gorgeus card. I love how you did the grass and the fibers. Super:))

Hugs
Anja

Catherine said...

I *LOVE* all the detail on this card!!! It's awesome! What a neat idea to use fibre on the green to create texture for the grass! Beautiful coloring and a beautiful card!

Ila said...

This is an Amazing Composition and you coloring is Wonderful!! You should frame this!! I love it!!...Hugs, Ila

Stacey said...

I am totally in love with this card Nikki. I think it is possibly the best you have ever made - completely wonderful. Love how you have sunk the fence down into the 'grass' and how the fibres give the illusion of hill. Amazing! ~x~

COCO said...

WHOUAHHHHHH !!!! Fanstastic card !!!!
and very fabulous coloring !!!!!!
hugs coco

thread-bare said...

OMG I just can't believe how much depth you have created on this card xx Absolutely stunning xx Congrats on the awards too xx