Wednesday, February 11, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #17 Sketch Challenge

High Hopes Stamps has a wonderful Sketch Challenge this week. If you want to play Hop on over to their Blog to see the sketch and beautiful samples from their super talented Design Team.

I loved the sketch and decided to do two cards, one on the masculine side, the other a little more feminine.

Isn't Ace, just the coolest creature!!! I LOVE Dragons......I was born in the year of the Dragon actually and have collected some very cool Dragon "stuff" over the years. I coloured him with Copics of course, and used some white Gel pen for highlights. I cut him out and mounted him on some old old DP that I had in a kids pack from Provocraft. I wanted him to look like he was on the Airborne THe base colours for the Cardstock are Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Not Quite Navy. Believe it or not, the messy stitching was planned. I wanted a bit of a rough and tumble look to this card. I added some Crystal Effects to his Aviator Glasses to make them look.....well like glass!!!! You can't really see it in the photograph, but in real life it is quite neat.....c'mon over, you can take a peek and make you a cup of tea!

I chose a monochromatic Theme for Huggable Hank. Purple, Purple, Amethyst and more Purple. Did I ever mention that Purple is my Favourite Colour? Yep, just to look at....... and for cards and all my favourite flowers are purple......Hydrangeas, Lilacs, Crocus and Iris. I almost bought a purple Mustang once, but the deal fell through!!!

Anyway I used some SU Designer Paper for this Card, along with Whisper White and Lovely Lilac Cardstock, The Little Balloon Candle is recycled from my Ex Husband's Birthday Cake......yep, I baked him a cake last week.........imagine that!!!! lol I coloured with Copics and used White Gel Pen for an accent!!!!!

Hope you have a great day!



  1. These are fantastic Vicki!! I love the dragons and you rocked this sketch!!

  2. Vicki! Both of these are just amazing! I just said to my husband, "Isn't her coloring incredible!" You are a true artist! Of course I love the layout and all the accessories you incorporated! Amazing job!


  3. They are both cute, Vicki, but I think I like the first one the most... what a hoot! I'm feeling a little "dragon" right now myself!

    I hope you and your folks are doing okay after the fire. Your poor dad has been on my mind. What a hard thing to endure.

    xOx Lisa

  4. Vicki, your cards are so fantastic.... Love the funny colors...and the swett images... great job.. Big stamping hugs... Silke

  5. Oh gosh Vicki!! These are just DARLING!!! I love the bottom one colors, but they are both so sweet!! TFS! :)

  6. Wow, Vicki!! Both cards look FABULOUS!! Ace is adorable. . even if he's a dragon that could spit fire at me! LOL!! Love how you colored the images. . .beautiful job. The stitches on your first card is awesome and love the monochromatic color of your second card. Awesome job!!


  7. Oh my gosh they are soo cute.
    I can't pick which one I like better! I like them both. Love the helmet on the one and love the colours on the other.
    oh yeah!! Love you too!

  8. Oh wow Vicki, both of your cards are amazing hun, I just love how you have coloured them both and the first is so vibrant. Awesome job! Hugs, Nikki x

  9. ooooh! I LOVE THESE!! Especially the purple one! Was the cake you baked for your ex safe to eat? hahahaha JK!

  10. Love the dragons!! Good job on those!

  11. I love your cards - especially the purple one.

  12. OMGosh!! 'Ace' is just the sweetest thang!! So is "Hank"! Both of these creations are over the top delightful, Vicki!

  13. Wow! I love what you did with the dragons and the sketch. Sooo pretty. I really like your blue dragon. I just finished up my card for the guest designer call... wish me luck!

  14. I love them both, Vicki! How darn cute the first one is and the second one is a winner too!

  15. How cute they both are. They are so cute and fun too!

  16. My, my, my Vicki...both cards are so beautifully put together. Love them!

  17. Vicki,

    You have got me rolling around laughing. I have some of those birthday candles upstairs in a drawer!!! You think to use everything don't you!!

    I love all the shapes and scallops and elements you have on this card!!!! That ribbon is great too.

    I adore all your jagged sewing on the top card and the colors you used are wonderful, and your coloring as always is totally brilliant!!!

    Awesome job Vicki!!!


  18. These dragons are SOOOO cute! They make me smile! Love how you colored them.

  19. These are fantastic cards for the sketch challenge Vicki! Those dragons are oh, so cute! :D


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