Sunday, 19 April 2009

High Hopes Challenge 27 - Distressing

Yay, it's release day and also another High Hope challenge. This week Kimmie is asking us to distress our cards. Oh that one is not difficult for me as I just love to rough up the edges of my papers and one of my favourite products is my VersaMagic chalk in Jumbo Java which I use to add a little aging effect to the edges of my images.

I know bugs aren't normally cute but this one sure is. Crissy has drawn the most cutest bugs in this release. I'll be back later today to add this little guys official name. I have used the great sketch 224 over at Splitcoaststampers. The papers are from the new Basic Grey Marrakech collection. The little tool brads I picked up from The Range and a bargain at 99p for 6. My image is coloured with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps for blending. I have also brush a little Sakura stardust onto the metal tools for a subtle shimmer.

I can't wait to check out the High Hope website myself today to find out what all the new stamps have been called. Pop on over to check them out for yourself and just type HOTP in the search box on the Online Catalogue tab.

Wow, I have been super busy this week and am nearly prepared for the Pink Cat Studio sneak peaks which start on Tuesday.

See you then!

Big Hugs,


50 comments:

Moni said...

Fab card, love the image and you coloured it fantastic! Hugs, Moni

Danni said...

What a fun card! The distressing goes perfectly with this fun image! Wonderful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun, awesome coloring.

SallyB said...

Oh love him! great Image... your papers look great..Others people distressing always looks better than mine..It's not as easy as it looks!

Janna said...

I have to agree this little ant is adoreable!!!! You did sucha great job of coloring him in Nikki and the great accessories you used are blowing me away!!!! I just adore the buttons and those fantasticv charms!!! And the distressing is perfection!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for Pink Cat!!!

Smiles,
janna

Lisa Foster said...

So Adorable! Is he for hire? I need a man that can handle that many tools at once...my house might actually get finished! LOL!
Love the card!

PatR said...

What a great card. I'm about to make a card for my hubbies birthday and really wish I'd got that image to use. Oh well maybe next year.
Pat x

Kristine B. said...

Oh, that's awesome Nikki! :) Great papers and coloring! Cute cute.

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh Nikki, he is the cutest little bug ever. hugs rachxx

Rosette said...

So so beuatiful!! I need a handy man!! lolol :)) Can u send me this one?

Ila said...

Totally Amazing Nikki!!...that Bug is Super Cute...and your coloring is Fabulous!!...love those tools too!!...Hugs, Ila

Donalda said...

Oh he is just so cute!!!!!!! Such gorgeous embellishments to your card dear. You are so lucky to get the stamps early. Crissy is just so talented isn't she. Hugs

Sue said...

Oh Nikki he looks brill fantastic colouring as always hun, luv the image, sue.x

Malin said...

Super cool card and very cute at the same time - love the colours.
//Malin

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a pretty card. Great image!
Hugs from Jacqueline

Karin said...

you are so right about this bug, he's cute.
Perfect to make a card for Ron, he's my handyman.
Love the new BG papers and cute little tools you've used.

Have a nice Sunday Sweetie,
Hugs,
xoxo Karin

mar1ene said...

Fabby card Nikki, love him and your colouring and distressing!!
Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, marlene x

ribenaruby said...

Theses bugs are so cute Nikki,love the brads and all the distressing!

christelle said...

Your card is absolutely marvellous!! I love this masculine card!!
The image is fun and your colouring is gorgeous!!
Have a great Sunday my dear friend,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card. I'm always on the lookout for interesting male cards.

Love it.

Donna

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki such a fabulous card!
That image is so cute and coloured so beautifully!
Love your gorgeous paper and detail!
Love little Danni's stamp so perfect!
hugs
kim x

Natalie said...

This is so cute Nikki, I love it. x

thread-bare said...

Awww Nikki this bug is just the cutest. Love the colours you have used xx Clare x

Tab said...

Well your card is to die for honey! Just love this magnificent dude, you have brought him to life with your delish colouring and those colours are just awesome!
Hugs Tab xxx

Zoe said...

Hello Mummy , I love the tool brads and I love the sentiment.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely and amazing card. The image is so cute and so well coloured. I love the DP :) Marja

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Nikki. Love the image and the colouring is stunning as always. Love the brads also. Hugs Michele x

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Awesome how you colored him,
love the papers and all your details too.

Karen x

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card babe xxx stunning colouring and detail as always .hugs Dawnxxxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is so fantastic! I love this cute handy ant!! You have used gorgeous colours and I love the tool charms. Sorry I haven't been by much lately!! But I am loving all your high hopes work! all of it stunning!
Hugs
Judy xxx

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh nikki !!
you card is very very fantastique !!!
i love colors and i very love stamp!!
hugs didi

Lacey said...

This is so adorable! Perfect image for a guy. I really had fun watching the sneak peeks this week! What a fun release. And that is sooooo cool that Danni has a stamp named after her, too!! She must be so happy!
~Lacey

MichelleO said...

Just too cute!
HUGS
MichelleO

Christine Riley said...

Such a cute card! I love that image and the distressing. Can't wait to see the Pink Cat sneek peaks :)
Hugs, Christine

Anja's weblog said...

What a cute card. Love the new HH stamps!

Hugs
Anja

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a perfect Handy Man!! And I LOVE your rocker girl below!! Wonderful sneak peeks, girl!!

ella bella said...

he is just super cute if bugs can be cute!! love your card the design is fabulous
Tracy x

Shazza said...

such a great card Nicky, I don't know where you find the time
hugs
x

Pascale said...

This stamp is marvellous I will be checking out the new catalogue shortly and I love your distressing too. Hugs Pascale

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Nikki! Love your card!! xx

Andrea, said...

Oh he is fabulous Nikki and a s always perfectly coloured. These new stamps are great

Heidi said...

This card is so funny Nikki and I really love it. Great colors and papers

Hugs and love
Heidi

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki this is wonderful, the Image is so funny. Love the papers and your beautiful coloring....

Big Hugs
Heike

Kelly Schelske said...

FUN!! Fab coloring Nikki, great jon distressing, it looks super!

Hugs, Kelly

Valérie said...

So cute !! I love this stamp ! And all is perfect !!
Very great job again Nikki !
Have a great day my friend !
Big hugs.
Val.

flati said...

Oh,Nikki! That's beautiful :) Great papers and coloring! I love the ant ! He looks so cute... The image is fantastic for a boy

Hugs, Sonja xx

Maria said...

Your bug card is definitely cute!! I love bug images. . .wow, that bug has a lot of tools!! Such a perfect card to give to a husband!! Love the colors and wow, the pretty dps that you used. Great use of those buttons too!! As always, your card is beautiful!!

maria

Kirsten said...

Your creations are sooo beautiful, Nikki. I'm so sorry that I haven't been around much lately...
This little Bug is so cute, and your colouring is stunning!
Have a great week my friend.
Big hugs,
Kirsten

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Love your card Nikki--your colours are so vibrant and your colouring is brilliant!
Blessings,
Sarah

Jodi said...

The detail and coloring on this card is terrific!! The colors are perfect for a boy too!
Hugs,
Jodi=)