Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Bee Blessed" - High Hopes Ch#27 and New Release Day!!

The High Hopes Challenge this week is brought to us by the Wonderful Kimmie and she would like to see distressing on your card...Easy and Fun!!....Go to the HHBlog to check out the Fabulous cards made by all the Divas. Join in to have a chance to win a few really Cute HH stamps!

The stamps I've used on this card are from the Fabulous High Hopes New Release. Which is out today!! You can check out all the new stamps right here High Hopes Stamps just type HOTP into the search box to see them all!!

I also made this card casing Inge....who is was the Featured Stamper this last week at Splitcoast Stampers......Inge has always been one of my favorite stampers.....and I had a great time casing this fabulous card. Check out Inge's ..... "gallery" and "blog" to see her Amazing and Beautiful work!

Onto the card....All the stamps are High Hopes ..I've used the Big Flower, Sitting Bee and Honey pot. The sentiment "Bee Blessed!" is an older stamp.

I've used copics, prismacolors and h20's for the coloring. Acrylic white paint for the details.

The flower and Bee are raised up on foam pop ups. The front wing of the Bee has been stamped separately and glued on so I could raise the back of the it.

There is glitter on the Bees wings....top of the honey pot and center of the flower.

Paper: GP white, treasures, mme, k&company

Ink: memento, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Accessories: ribbon, lace, glitter, baubles, black marker, stitching

Mop Brushes

......I've had someone ask me in the comment section what Mop brushes are......I didn't have their personal email to answer so I hope she sees it here.

Mop brushes are soft art brushes that actually look like a mop. A soft stencil brush would work as well. I use the Mop brushes as a dry brush for my backgrounds.....check my tutorial here.

Mop brushes are available at Artist Club............ http://www.artistsclub.com/brushes/brushes_Display.aspx?dgroup=MaxineThomas

I also use Lang nickel bringle blenders.....at 1/2 inch in size or more...

http://www.royalbrush.com/main/dcat/cat.php?k=5136

Have a Great Day everyone!! ...and Thank you for all your Wonderful comments!!

78 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Just darling...checked out the tutorial too...I always admire your coloring so it is fun to see how you achieve your finished card!

Cheryl Joshua said...

I love it!!! Your colouring always makes your fabulous cards perfect! I love the new images.
Hugs xx

Sue said...

Stunning card as always Ila, luv looking at your creations, such beautiful work, off to look at tutorial, sue,x

Sandy said...

Oh Ila this is delightful.
Absolutely cute and gorgeous. Your coloring is fantastic. I´m impressed. Love them. Hugs.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a pretty card. Super image!
Realy lovely.
Jacqueline

mar1ene said...

Ooo.. gorgeous Ila, love the new image and the colours are stunning!
Hugs, Marlene x

Karin said...

Such a adorable card Ila.
Love the soft colurs and gorgeous image which is coloured perfectly.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

ribenaruby said...

These are fab new images, love them Ila,and how you popped up the wing on this cutie! I've looked at the mop tutorial, thank you for this idea!

Malin said...

Such a wonderful card - I love it. perfect in every way.
//Malin

Zarah said...

That is just absolutely DARLING!

Hanne said...

I do admire your coloring. This card is beautiful!
Hugs Hanne

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Lovely card and I love the sentiment too! Great colouring and I love how you are mixing your mediums...gives such a deep rich effect. Lovely new images from chrissie :)
Judy xx

bastelkueken said...

wow - this is fantastic and wonderful....so lovely

Andrea, said...

Oh this is gorgeous Ila, perfect colouring and a gorgeous stamp

Beth Norman said...

Gorgeous work. I see you're sneaking Copics into your colouring now. The results are stunning, as always. This card is stink'n cute. I like the way the image is tilted on an angle, and how the bee is popped up onto the flower. Great work, Ila. Have a great day!

Hugs,

Beth

sandra_w said...

Waow!! Such a great card, Ila!! Cute image and your colouring is fantastic!!

Hugs,
San

joey said...

Hi Ila, this is stunning, your colour work is amazing, I love how you bring images to life. Joey.xxx

Nyten said...

I just love you card!! They are so colorful and beautiful!!
Hugs Linda:-)

Tab said...

Oh Ila, sweetie! I just adore what you have done with the 2 images, just fabulous. Your colouring has blow me away again, your images just come alive! Fab colours and scrummy papers too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cass said...

Beautiful card Ila.Fabulous coloured image.Love the little sentiment too it's so cute.
Cass xxx

Kristine B. said...

Beautiful little Bee!! Your coloring always leaves me totally flabbergasted!! Just amazing :)

Norunn said...

your coloring is stunning! wonderful card:D

Donalda said...

Oh my hon what a gorgeous card. Just beautiful dear and so much love the layout not to mention your gorgeous coloring as always dear. Just beautiful!!!!!!!

TaraG said...

Ila, this card is so phenomenally gorgeous...there aren't words to describe how pretty it is!!!! I just adore it! the colouring is stunning and I just don't know you do it but all your images just pop right off the page...gorgeous! I love this sweet HH image...She has a darling face and she is wearing jeans and boots that is just too darn cute! Love all the details and your distressing is fab!!!

I am loving my Honey Bee scissors, Ila! They cut like a knife through butter! How did I go this long without them,lol!!!
I can see me get 3 more...I'm a smidge on the messy side when I am in the midst of it all too,lol!!!
Big Hugs,t

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 Ila. Love the cute image and the colouring is just stunning. Hugs Michele x

Christine Riley said...

Wow, Ila, what a stunning card! I love that image and your coloring is stunning. Wow!
Hugs, Christine :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Ila, such a cute image and beautifully coloured as always. Hugs Nikki x

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Ila.
Love how the bee sits on the flower. Your coloring and details are wonderful!!

Karen x

Carla said...

**SIGH**

Lacey said...

Oh, Ila!! Your cards are just amazing! I am still in awe of your coloring! And I really love this layout...Inge is so talented as well! I love all the layers she uses on most of her cards.
Of course, this image is just too cute!! This is a really fun release. Gotta get my hands on them! Big hugs :-)
~Lacey

BA said...

hi Ila!!!
what a stunning card!!! the image is so cute and your colouring is fantastic.
xoxoxo BA

MichelleO said...

Ila this is so perfect - a great image again, you have colored it gorgeously - and I really love that sentiment! Beautiful card!
HUGS
MichelleO

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

I knew this challenge wouldn't be a tough one for you, Miss Ila!! Heehee! Love that little bee!

Lynsey said...

Hi Ila your card is beautiful!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Risa said...

Looks like you have done it again Ila, your cards are so cute and wonderfully put together. I adore your image, she is so cute and happy and makes me smile:)
Thanks for the awesome tutorial, I learn so much here!
hugs
Risa:)

Anesha said...

This is another stunning card, love the colouring as always.

Anesha :-0

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card Ila!! I luv the colouring. What type of glitter didd you use on the flowers, bees wings and honey pot? The link for the Lang nickel bringle blenders doe not work. Could you please give me the correct link? Thx! Did you purchase your mop brushes from the american website? I luv the background technique. Thx for the fab tutorial! I luv all your tutorials.

xoxo,
Lori

Tracey said...

I love this Ila!! Just adorable!!

Allison said...

Super creation today!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, your card is beautiful. Such a gorgeous image, really super cute and beautifully coloured as always. Thank you for the tips too. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Velta said...

Oh Ila ~ This little bee is just adorable!!! Love your design, coloring and the whole thing! It seems I never get in here before you have 50 something comments...You pop diva you :)

Velta said...

Oh, just for your amusement...I am known as "Aunt Bee" by my nieces and nephews...LOL

chelemom said...

As always, your card just literally made my jaw drop to the ground! Your coloring is just incredible.......are you tired of hearing that yet? LOL!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is so precious. Your coloring is amazing. Great job on this. Thanks for all the information you always give us too. It really has helped me alot.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so pretty Ila!! Love every single image, fabulous coloring, so very pretty!

Hugs, Kelly

Dot Scrap said...

Hi Ila.
I simply love this card. The coloring is as always worldclass and the stamp is wonderful. Your choice of paper is perfect. Love it love it love it. You are the best scrapper ind the world.

Ying Pang, said...

as darling as always!! I love all the details and love your fab coloring!hugs, ying

cats whiskers said...

Ila what a super card this is your colouring just gets more Awesome everytime I visit
Hugs Jacqui x

Cheryl said...

Another great card, Ila!

megastamper said...

hi ila, your card is wonderful and so funny. love the bright colours and your style to color. looks so pretty.
lots of love, bea

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Lovely card Ila! Your colouring is amazing!
Blessings,
Sarah

alina said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Ila, I like everything about it! Gorgeous stamp!
Hugs, Alina

Maria Jesus said...

Hi Ila

wow, BEAUTIFU, GORGEOUS card, I love everything, you are very talent.

MJ

Camilla said...

Your card is amazing!! Love your colouring:)
Hugs, Camilla.

Niki Estes said...

Ila, this is adorable! I love the colors and your coloring always blows me away!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely fabulous! The image is adorable!

Hugs~Becky

jacque4u2c said...

Love it!

Alex said...

Adorable image - this card is fabulous, girl!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolyn King said...

absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Viv said...

Ila....there's colouring and there's art!!! Your colouring is ART!!!
Viv xx

Dee Jackson said...

Wow!! This is fantastic!! The flower looks so soft and beautiful! I love the doodling:) This is really the cutest card ever!!

Heidi said...

look at those beautiful wings! I love it.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so beautiful Ila! Terrific design! Love how you tied the ribbon on the bottom of the card! Thank you for the link to your tutorials! Your coloring is always amazing! I'll take all the help that I can get from you High Hope Divas! :D

Jodi said...

This is so cute, I love your coloring!!! You always do a wonderful job!
Hugs,
Jodi=)

image coloring said...

Great job! Love the color combination. Looks very beautiful...

dpkennedy said...

Oh, just so cute Ila! Lovely coloring...that flower is outrageous!

Tara said...

This really is gorgeous Ila!
You will inspire me so much when I receive my first order from HH any day now - can't wait ;o) xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderfu card Ila, awesome colouring as always.
Hugs
Carole x

Kerry D-C said...

Your coloring is always so beautful! This is just BEE-U-tiful!!

Deb said...

This is a "buzzin-utiful card. Love the coloring and the papers you used.

Monique said...

oh what a cutie Ila !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

CraftyC said...

A stunning card Ila. Love your colouring and a beautiful stamp!
Clairex

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Hi Ila,

Thx for linking! Good luck!!

I've been meaning to reply to your email about the doggy stuff but my email has been messing up. I'm having probs sending emails. I seems like it's back to normal now. I will reply shortly. Thank you sooo much for all you help and tips! I really apprecaite it!

xoxo,
Lori

Jilli said...

Another gorgeous card Ila. Love the colours and your fab colouring. mwah's Jillix

Maria's Cards said...

Another fabulous card Ila, Your colouring is fabulous. Maria x

Bev said...

Jaw dropping!! Your colouring really is amazing Ila. I love the adorable image and the fabulous choice of papers. x

Nadine said...

The new images are so great, and I love the card you made.
Hugs Nadine