The sketch was a challenge this week, the size. I have gotten so use to the square cards, or at least 5x7.... but this larger longer card was really different for me. I went through each of my HH stamps and found this cute scarecrow that I really don't even remember the last time I used him. I thought he might be perfect to try the distressed coloring, I am determined to figure this out! So I stamped with my Staz-On on heavy watercolor paper and pulled out all of my Distressed Inks and went to coloring... I still am having problems with how to not get out of the line... I figure that my watercolor pen is too wet, is that right? It took me twice as long to do this rather than my comfort zone of Copics, but I finally got it where I was ok with it.
I cut him with a Nestibilities Petite Oval, then ran it back through and embossed the edge. My pattern paper is fabulous, I wish you could see it in person. I have been hoarding this sheet for a long time. It is from K&Company and is distressed and the swirls are actually raised on the paper and feel like paint. Really cool. I cut the wave side with my bendable ruler and my craft knife. The light yellow mat behind the cream colored paper is Core'dinations and is sanded and inked, the cream paper is stamped with a Heidi Grace stamp. And how yummy is that ribbon! It matches the base color perfectly! It didn't show very well when I first put it on the card, so I ran a piece of wide satin pale yellow under it, and that helps. I used three dew drops at the top of the ribbon. Now... I guess I am going to have to make the envelope....
So happy I used one of my High Hopes, and thrilled I got to join in the High Hopes Challenge in time this week!
I have a neighbor coming over any minute to show the donkeys to an out of town friend... people love to come and show off my babies! Better get outside and make sure everyone is ready for a visit. Hope you have a wonderful day... Happy Halloween!