Sunday, January 17, 2010

Aleins, dragons and stars....oh my!!!

Oh, I am SO EXCITED today!!! Not only do we have a brand new challenge over at High Hopes, but the Diva's cards are all featuring sneak peeks of the upcoming DUSTIN PIKE RELEASE!!! This is the kick off to the previews, with the release day being JANUARY 20, 2010!!! You won't want to miss out...we have a FANTASTIC BLOG HOP planned, and check out this post for details on how to WIN some of these brand new stamps!!



All the Divas have had an absolute blast colouring up these new images! Our challenge this week is brought to us by the fabulous Jeanne! She is asking you to create a project featuring SPACEY COLOURS (Blue, Green and Purple)!! Well, these colours are just perfect to showcase some of the new "space" themed images that Dustin has drawn for High Hopes!! I chose to create a bit of a scene, by using three different stamps from this release:

1. The space background.

2. The astronaut dragon.

3. The little 3-eyed alien.




I chose to make an 6" square easel card. All images were stamped on Neenah Cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. For the top panel, I cut out the terrain from the background stamp and adhered it to some DCVW Glitter paper. I also cut out the stars and planets from this image to place in the sky. The dragon was pop-dotted for dimension (actually, so was the terrain, so this is a pretty thick card!). I coated his helmet with Glossy Accents, and hand-wrote the sentiment on his flag.




On the inside/bottom panel, I used the little alien as a prop to hold the easel up. The sentiment used here is also part of the new release...."HAVE A STELLAR DAY!".






You must check out all the other Diva's cards this week...they are INCREDIBLE!! Keep your eyes on the High Hopes Blog for information on the sneak peeks this week too. I'll have a card to show you on both Monday and Wednesday. Remember, Wednesday is the RELEASE DAY, so make sure to join us for the HOP. You will find a link on the High Hopes blog for retailers who carry their stamps!

See you back tomorrow!!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: High Hopes (Dustin Pike Release): Astronaut Dragon, Space Background, 3-Eyed Peeking Alien, "Have a Stellar Day!"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic
Papers: Bazzill, SU, DCWV

4 comments:

Michelle said...

This is amazing, Melanie.....love the scene...I can only imagine how long this took you to create but wow ....the end result is fanTABULOUS!

Kim said...

OMG, how darling is this card! Love how you created the scene and your coloring is just remarkable! This is going to be a fanatastic bday card for a little kiddo! this one is stellar!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

dpkennedy said...

This is fantastic Melanie! Your coloring is superb and I love the deep purple rocks! Gorgeous card!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Oh Wow Melanie... what an awesome creation! I just love your vibrant colouring and fabulous design! Hugs, Nikki x