21 April 2009

High Hopes Challenge

Hi everyone, my card today is for the High Hopes challenge where the theme this week is distressing, one of the things I love to do most on my cards and it's been a long time since I entered the challenge, it was nice to get my HH stamps out. My image is Umberto, he's so cute and I've watercoloured him with distress inks. The card is for the gorgeous twin brother of the little girl who's card I made yesterday and there's a bit of a Tinkerbell/pirate theme going on so I thought Umberto would be perfect with some pirate background paper by Sandylion. I've distressed and ripped the bp a fair bit, sanded it in various placed and curled it back in the bottom right where I placed the button, I think I can say the paper is well and truly distressed! The horizontal strip under the image is dark grey bazzil which I distressed scrunched up and then swiped with a red ink pad. The number four is cut on the Cricut and I added some clear sparkle gel pen to the cutlass and belt buckle. TFL. Chris x

34 comments:

Sandra said...

Argggghhhhh m'hearty!!! Great card Chris, I know a birthday boy who is gonna be happy when the postie comes! Totally distressed card card. Just right for the pirate theme. I'm still working on my card... typical. Hopefully not much more to do now :o)
Hugs
Sandra xx

Donna said...

This challenge was made for you Chris and what an amazing card you have come up with too! I love the distressing on the background and it looks a bit like an old pirate map, fantastic coluring of Umberto and the little button and fibres finish this card off beautifully :) Donna x

Sandra said...

Morning Chris...you're just too good for this place...lol,all your cards are like little masterpieces,you need an art gallery for your cards.You do distressing so well,i love the look but when i do it i just think it looks a right mess.
Ben will love it the pirate image is just perfect :0),
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

debby4000 said...

fabulous card, wonderful Pirate its brilliant.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris this is stunning!
hugs
kim x

Tab said...

Wow, Chris your card is truly amazing hun! Fab colouring, you have brought Umberto life! Love the papers and distressed to perfection!
Hugs Tab xxx

Poppy said...

love the card, great distressing.
poppy

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Chriss, brill colouring & lovely colours,sue.x

Anesha said...

Your work is just brilliant. I love your colouring on this card. Just fab.

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow Chris this is awesome hun, there is going to be one happy little boy when this arrives.. hugs Rachxx

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Amazing card Chris! Your colouring is fantastic--looks like a storybook illustration! You did a great job with the distressing too!
Blessings,
Sarah

Nannieflash said...

Definately a card for a boy, I know my grandsons would love it. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Larissa said...

Great card Chris! Love how you coloured the little pirate! The distressing is perfect with this image.

Hugs,
Larissa

Cass said...

Fabby card Chris.Love all the distressing and perfect image.He'll adore it.
Cass xxx

Caroline said...

wow this is a work of art Chris ]
Fab Image
Caroline xx

Tasha Hickert said...

I LOVE this. My biggest beef about pirate-y things is they are always so clean and pretty! This boy is so very cute and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Your coloring is sensational! What an absolutely terrific card! :D

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

It was so good to hear from you Chris. I hope all is well in your corner of the world too. I think about you often. I love this card. But then again I love all of your creations. Your coloring is phenominal. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I still miss you on SCS....Hugs.

Ellie said...

Beautiful. I love your coloring and the distressing.

Enfys said...

You have such an eye for colour Chris, I love seeing the colours you put together so effectively. Love it.
hugs
En xx

Karen said...

Shiver me timberrrrrrs he's a stunner.

Love Karen xxx

Beth Norman said...

Thud. That's me falling on the floor. Awesome job. Thanks for responding to my question. You are a sweetie!

All Pink girl said...

Stunner love your colouring and layout ,fantasti and class as always,love it hugs Dawnxxxx

Georgia said...

Brilliant card Chris! The colouring has blown me away, how do you do it?! :)
I really like the scalloped edging too.
Love, Georgia xx

Tara said...

This is fantastic Chris! The colours are amazing and, as always, your colouring just blows me away!
I'm just using one of the images you sent me for my birthday and was wondering what cardstock you use? It's the first time I've been able to colour with my Copics without them bleeding ;o) xx

Terrie B x said...

Simply
`gorgeous` Chris..I love your distressing ..and how you coloured
so beautifully...
Have a lovely Day Chris:)♥

Donna said...

Perfect little boys card, he's going to love it. Fabulous distressing Chris. Donna x

Risa said...

Your card is stunning Chris, I love all the rich colors and detailing!
hugs
Risa:)

Sue said...

oh wow,Chris this is stunning,the colours are beautiful and so is your colouring...gorgeous:)

sue
xx

Spyder said...

Brilliant Card, Love it,
((Lyn))

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Chris and so beautifully coloured. He will love it, bless!
Clairexx

STAMPMOM9 said...

oh my!!!!!!!! your cards are wonderful art!!! Excellent blog!! Have a Great Day! Dawn

Kim said...

Oh my how utterly awesome, your colouring is untouchable!! I sooo want a lesson...