Wednesday, July 30, 2008

High Hopes August "Project of the Month"!!

This card is made with all the stamps in the High Hopes August "Project of the Month"

This Fabulous set features five recent New Release HOTP stamps.....Including...On Guard Oberto - Treasure Map - Ships Wheel - Polly - Ahoy

During the month of August you can purchase this set of stamps....25% off the regular price.

All the coloring is done with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's to deepen the shading....white acrylic paint is used for the accent dots.

I used navy embroidery floss for the stitching around the image. Diamond Glaze on Obertos eye patch and sword handle. The image is glued to the torn red layer and popped up with foam dimensionals over the night of navy layer.

The map is colored here and there, sponged with a bit of old olive ink .....crumpled, distressed and then the edges were sponged with close to cocoa ink.

Polly parrot was a blast to color...mainly because parrots can be any color. Part of Polly is raised on dimensionals.

There is gold embossing on the four corners of the card.

Stamps: All High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, night of navy, basic grey, costco

Ink: vesafine black, creamy caramel, old olive, close to cocoa, bashful blue

Accessories: jute, cord, charm, brads, embroidery floss, foam dimensionals, stickles, embossing pdr

Hubby and I are going to the US for a few days. On Sat Trina and her hubby are going to meet us in Minot for some great shopping and supper. Then we are all heading back to Canada and will be spending the night at Trina's. It is going to be a Fabulous weekend!!

Thank you all for looking Everyone.....and for all your Wonderful comments!!....Have a Fabulous Weekend!!!

78 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

AHOY!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooo cute!!! I love this little pirate guy!!! He is SOOOO CUTE! Your cards are always so delightful to look at!

Sylvie said...

Very cute card! I love it!

Camilla said...

WOW!! Love this card!! All the stamps you have used, it is amazing! Your colouring is magical, and it is a true pleasure to look at all your cards!
Have a nice day!!
Hugs, Camilla.

Sue said...

Fabulous card I love all the details and the colouring is amazing

Norunn said...

so cute!!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant card, your colouring is breathtaking.

Linny said...

Wow, a stunning card. I love your coloouring and all the embellishments you use on your cards. An inspiration. Lindax

Jessica said...

Super cute card - that pirate is adorable! your coloring is perfect as always! Have a fun trip with your husband!

Nancy said...

ooh, die Karte ist ja toll geworden!!!

lg
nancy

Line said...

Ahoy matey! This is just too cute! :) Love all the images and the colouring is superb! Think I have to check out these stamps...;)
//Line

Claudia Rosa said...

oh ila.. this card is soooo cute.
love the pirate awesome all the distressed layers. thats something iam always scared off.. iam worried that i ruin the paper the very last moment

hugs
claudia

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card. Whoo Hoo, I am so happy that that set will be 25% off. Can't wait to order it. Now, if only I could color like you.......! Have a super weekend. Jeanette

Lim said...

This card is STUNNING. I love all the coloring and the details. WOW. beautiful!.
Hope you had a great and fun weekend.
Hugs,
Lim

Tracy.H said...

Another amazing creation! I love the gold embossing on the corners...perfect! :0)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Ila, Your colouring is just awesome and the parrot is so colourful and cute. I'm so exited to be part of the HH Team with you and can't wait to get my DT package, Hugs, Nikki x

dpkennedy said...

Love this card Ila-I am hoping my HH order will arrive today and then I might need to place another! Happy traveling!!

Lynsey said...

This is a fantastic card, I love the image!
Lynsey :)

June Houck said...

This card is absolutely precious & perfect. The best pirate card I have ever seen :)

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Ila! Your work is always amazing! You've inspired me to try prismacolors again. I just love the way you color!

agnes said...

What a beuatiful card,and your fabulous coloring! The combination is perfect.
Hugs agnes xxx

Debbie said...

What a fab card Ila it's absolutley gorgeous. have a fab time with Trina enjoy your shopping.
Hugs Debbie x

Lacey Stephens said...

Wee, I was going to TRY to resist the urge to buy this set since I already have a pirate set...but since it's going to be on sale, I guess I am going to be weak!!! lOl I absolutely LOVE your coloring...I am always in awe of your colored images! Have a wonderful trip!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Stempelchaotin said...

Ahoi !!! what a fantastic card Ila. Really cool. Lovely design. Awesome. Hugs.

Donna said...

WOW! I LOVE it ALL -esp Polly, she's so cute & colorful! I wonder how long it takes you to color something like this?! have fun on your little trip to the states!

Jill said...

fantastic card Ila, love the little key charm . Stunning colouring. Hope you all have a fab weekend with your family Jill x

Heike said...

Wow, wow wow this is Stunning what a wonderful perfect work.....Love all the beautiful Details and your coloring is so brilliant......

Hugs
Heike

Linda said...

Wow...just love it :o)

Nixe07 said...

Wooooow ... what a so cute and stunning card, Ila. I love this little pirat and your colouring is really magical!!
Hugs, Moni

zonnenplume said...

Hi Ila!
Ilove this card! It`s so fabulous!

ink'n'rubba said...

What a fabulous card you have created with the Pirate stamps - they are my favourites in this range. I love the parrot, so colourful, and the stitching you did too. Enjoy your weekend! annie x

Deborah said...

Oh Ila you are just the best! Love this card to pieces! Hugs, Deb

Holly said...

Wow, your eye for color and placement of everything just blows me away.
Have fun in the states!

Tamara said...

Your work is amazing!

malieta said...

Your card is simply stunning Ila!
Not only is your coloring fantastic but the way you use your embellishments...so beautiful!!!

AngelRenee said...

Yo Ho Yo Ho a Stamp Set I will be stealing real soon. I have been looking at these stamps for a while and now I just have to buy them. Pirates all need a trunk full of Treasure (stamps)

Marijke said...

Oohhh what a lovely card!! I just ordered these stamps yesterday and can't wait to have them in my hands!

Viv said...

This is AMAZING!!! Viv xxx

chelemom said...

OMG!!!!! THIS HAS to be the CUTEST card EVER!!!! I love all of your details!!!

Shanna Fudge said...

your coloring is always amazing!!! You are super talented!!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning as usual!

Heather's Creations said...

My son would go mad for this, Ila, he is mad on pirates ever since Mr Depp made them desirable :)
I love how you have coloured this in, alot of work has been put into it. Your work as always is awesome :)
Have a great weekend away :)
**hugs** Heather x

Glitter Monkey said...

This is FANTASTIC Ila! Your colouring is just amazing and it's great to see these stamps in the "flesh" so to speak! Lol Lynn x

KBI said...

wonderful card !

Beth Norman said...

So cute. I love the black paper in the corner and how the bird sits on top. Your diagonal map is a nice touch too. As always, I love your work.

moralia said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ila!! Your cards are so much more than just "cards"... little works of art!!! Love them! :) This one is fantastic!

Cynde said...

Ila this card is so Great!! It's a masterpiece, Really. It has so much to look at, but doesn't look crowded. Love all the colors and techniques you used. Beautiful!!!

Heidi said...

Geesh this is beautiful, this is one of those cards that probably looks even more beautiful in person. It all fits together so well - thanks for sharing. Heidi

Velta said...

WOW...and WOW again!! Ila, this is too darling...sorry I haven't been around, my computer died and it took 3 weeks to get a new hard drive. As always, I love what you have done with this little guy...just plain "ART!"

Belas Creating Place said...

Wow matey..that is adorable.

CrazyCards said...

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Karin said...

Hi Ila,

another fabulous card.
I can only dream of making such great cards.
Love everything about it.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

sandra_w said...

Another great card, Ila! I love the details and your colouring is awesome!!

xx Sandra

Jo said...

Fabulous card Ila! I just love how you put your cards together...so much thought is put into each and every one. Love how you've coloured the parrot!

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh I just love this dear. You done a gorgeous job. I love these HH stamps

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Yep, I'm sold! I "need" the
August special! Darling card!

Heide said...

Perfect!

A wonderful, supercute card. Great work!

Hugs,

Heide

Maria Jesus said...

Ahoy, ahoy, ahoy, this card is beautiful and cute!! love it!!

MJ

Erica Payne said...

You've enabled me to get this set! I am in awe of your coloring! I've said that so many times, but I love it so much! I wish I could color half that good!

ANGELO said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I love peeking through your blog every now and then. You make so many beatiful cards. Love them all!

I have given you an award in my blog, so please look in there!

Monique said...

Wow Ila. It is gorgious !! I love everything about it :)).

Hugs Monique

Arwen said...

Hey Ila
What a cute little pirat =)
Love it
xoxo Arwen

Rach said...

oh Ila, I never tire of looking at your cards they are always so beautiful and so professionally coloured and put together...this one is no exception...so lovely, great images and your parrot looks fantastic in his colourful array of feathers. hugs rach.xx

Janneke said...

Wow what a beautiful card ...

Anja's weblog said...

Ila, what a beautiful card you made (as usual) I love these stamps from highhopes.

Hugs
Anja

TaraG said...

This card is soooo darn cute...I just love everything about it! Your attention to detail is really out of this world!!! I can look at your cards over and over and always find another little detail that i didn't see the first time...sooo beautiful! Thanks sooooo much for coming to my blog and leaving such kind comments!!! I also appreciate your tips for working with Prismacolour pencils and OMS! thanks for taking the time to help....very much appreciated!!
Smile,TaraG

All Pink girl said...

Wow its fabulous ,love it ,great work as always ,Dawnx

Alexandra said...

Okay, so this is the most adorable pirate I have ever seen - what a fabulous card Ila!!!! Love, love, love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

My Paper World said...

Wow!!! So beautiful Ila! You are amazing!
Hugs!
Nicola xx

Carolyn King said...

fantastic Ila! you wow me everytime! Have a safe trip!

Katharina Frei said...

WooooW Ila, this is THE pirate card! Sensational colouring, fabulous details!!! Simply amazing!!

Donalda's Blog said...

That is so cute dear !!!!!!!! I just might have to place another order

Chris said...

Hi Ila, I hope your're well and thanks for visiting my blog recently. Your card is superb in every last little detail as always. Thank you once again for parting me from my money, I've just ordered the new monthly special LOL! Hugs, Chris

Kerttuli said...

Hi there,
Thank you for visiting on my blog and for the wellcoming to Magnolia DT team.
Your cards are so amazing, truly pieces of Art! I love especially your way of colouring.
Hugs,
Aija

Deb said...

wow fantastic card, it is just perfect

Maria said...

I absolutely love this card, Ila! I love the stunning colors. . .they're gorgeous!! Such a cute boy/masculine card. . .you did a wonderful job!!

Maria

bastelkueken said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww this pirat is great and wonderful - your card design is perfect

Dee Jackson said...

This is wonderful!! I love the colors you used and all the extra details.

Carla said...

AHOY!!! Love this card! Your coloring is simply amazing, as always!!!