Sunday, November 2, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #6 and POTM

It's Crissy's turn for the High Hopes Challenge this week...and she wants to see holiday cards made with nontraditional colors!! There is a prize to be won this week too!.......Holly the Winter Fairy and the matching sentiment Fairy Merry Christmas. Be sure to go to the blog to join in and see all the Diva's Fabulous creations!

On this card I used one of High Hopes New Release stamps, "Festive Wreath". The sentiment is from HOTP.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's. I used shimmer chalk around the wreath and inside a bit.

The poinsettias and bow are popped up on foamy's...as is the whole large base. I used Lumiere Pearl white for the dots on the beads and a silver stardust pen to line the bow.

Blue metallic cs is used for the blue layers...I've had this paper for ages...I'm really not sure why I hoard such lovely paper....and I'm trying to control that nasty habit....lol.

Ink - versafine black, pretty in pink

Paper - GP white, dcwv metallic

Accessories - cord, snowflake cb folder, silver rhinestone stickers.

Check out the Nov. Project of the Month Special!!!...

You can now see the fabulous samples on the High Hopes blog

Thanks for looking Everyone.....Have a Great Day!!!

59 comments:

MichelleO said...

This is so pretty! Really winter-y. Love the shimmer...
HUGS
MichelleO

Sonia said...

Beautiful, i love the soft pastel shades.
Hugs Sonia x

Maria's Cards said...

Ila, this is stunning. Love the colours you have used for the challenge. Fabulous. Maria x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Ila and such beautiful colours, love the embossed background, Hugs, Nikki x

Cass said...

Very pretty card and gorgeous in the pastel colours you've used.

Cass xxx

Janette said...

absolutely beautiful Ila! Love the pretty soft colors and the touch of sparkle- great job

Sue said...

oh so pretty and sparkly I bet!

Helena said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

xxxx

Donalda's Blog said...

OH MY dear this is just breathe taking. The coloring on this is just beautiful dear. Wow gorgeous work dear as always !!!!

Christine Riley said...

This is such a beatiful card! I love that wreath and you have colored it so beautifully! TFS!
Hugs, Christine :)

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty, Ila! I love the soft colors!

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I'm glad you did because now I have found you! I love your blog! So much talent! Your little dog is such a sweetie too! Love the Halloween pics of that little cutie! Can't wait to see more! Best, Curt

Scrapmumur said...

WOW...I love your card so precieuse!!!
Lovely composition!!
Hugs, Mumur

Jules said...

Wow, beautiful!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

What a stunning card, the colours are gorgeous! hugs Linda x

Ying Pang, said...

I LOVE your card very much!! so elegant!!

Poppy said...

love the stamp and the way you have coloured it.
poppy.

Chris said...

Such a beautiful and delicate Christmas card Ila! I love the stamp, so beautifully coloured and the subtle shimmer looks wonderful. The pearly paper is really gorgeous, I'm not surprised that you've been hoarding it LOL! I think we all do it, it looks so much better on the card, I'm guilty of this too!! Have a great week. Hugs, Chris x

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! This is so elegant...almost snowy!! I bet is even more goreous in real life! Hugs!
~Lacey

ink'n'rubba said...

oh Ila this card is so gorgeous! I love your soft colouring of this beautiful stamped image and the touches of shimmer and shine. hugs, annie x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, very elegant!!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the delicate look and the light colors.

Jeanette said...

What a lovely card. It is so elegant and serene! Amazing like all that you do! Hugs Jeanette

Beth Norman said...

OOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh, so so beautiful. Very elegant. Lovely, lovely work.

Heather "Hev" said...

I love this - very subtle but very effective :)

malieta said...

What a beautiful card Ila! The shades of blue combined with the sparkly white and silver are stunning!

CraftyC said...

Wow, its stunning, so pretty and out of the ordinary!
Clairex

Jo said...

This is beautiful Ila and I love the stamp you used.

Alexandra said...

So beautiful Ila - I love the shimmer, my friend!! The colors
R-O-C-K!!!

*STAMPIN HuGS* Alex

ribenaruby said...

Truly a lovely card! love the pastel shimmer paper.

Nixe07 said...

This is so beautiful. Love the colours and the shimmer.
Hugs
Moni

Crissy Armstrong said...

What an elegant creation, Ila. Just stunning in its' simple color scheme. Gorgeous with pinks, blues and white. Beautifully done!

Maria Jesus said...

wow Ila your card is beautiful, lovely colors :)

MJ

Claudia Rosa said...

wow wow wow.. this is an other stunner Ila.
Fabulous card. love the shimmer and i also love that this would make a perfect card for someone who is not so much in all the cute images. It has been such a long time since i have made the last time such a card.
thanks for the reminder and inspiration dear ila

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is really elegant.
So wonderful. I love this. Hugs.

Monique said...

Your card is gorgious Illa !! I love it. The colours are beautifull :))).

Hugs, Monique

Debbie said...

Oh my this is so pretty Ila, I love the pretty pastel shades that you have used and the shimmery paper is yummy! Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Wow this gorgeous, love the elegance of the soft colours.

Karin said...

Hi Ila,

this card is so gorgeous.
I love the pastelcolours and great image.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this is stunning Ila!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow this is beautiful! I think it is the least color saturated card I have ever seen on your blog! Beautiful nonetheless~!

Carolyn King said...

so very pretty...love the soft colors!

wendy G said...

Wow, GORGEOUS!!!! Someone said that you'd have to be living under a rock to not have been on your blog before...guess i've been under a rock! :) Your work is just STUNNING! I'm glad I found your blog!

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Lovely stamp and great colouring!

Greetings Maria

Dot Scrap said...

What a lovely stamp. And I love your coloring. I like your choise of soft colors...very very beautiful.
Again a fantastic card from you.

Sarah said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous! The colours are stunning! It's so elegant.
xx :0)

Lia said...

hi ila,
great cards you made again, and your dog looks cute with his cap and jacket
hugs Lia

tineke said...

wowww so gorgues and such an lovely collours
hugs tineke

Claudia said...

wonderful, so beautiful and elegant card. Gorgeous.

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

so very pretty. :O)

Carla said...

Just beautiful! Wonderful color scheme, and the silver cord is the perfect touch!

Mel said...

Stunning card :)
Mel x

Malin said...

I love the soft shades, beautiful!
//Malin

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow Ila...this is so beautiful...I love the colours you have used and how you have raised the flowers...really pretty.
I have the same paper habit...let me know if you find a cure for it...LOL!
Hugs
Carole :-)

Wendi said...

This is the first time I have come across this challenge and I just had to tell you I think your card is absolutley stunning,a truely beautiful card
Wendi x

Maria said...

Wow, I love the shimmery look on the beads! Such a pretty Christmas card! I love the non-traditional colors. . .the soft look is very elegant. Beautiful job on the color challenge!

Maria

Ann Hedvig said...

Beatutiful colors and card!

Shirley said...

This card is absolutely stunning, gorgeous, just fabulous! What a work of art. I love everything about it!

Tova said...

Fabulous !!!!