Sunday, January 24, 2010

Really??...You Want Me to "Create a Scene"??!! know "creating a scene" isn't always a good thing to least, that's what I usually tell my kids!! HOWEVER, it is a good thing this week at High Hopes! The fabulous Alex is challenging us to CREATE A SCENE using at least 3 different High Hopes images. I really love this challenge, so thanks Alex!

I decided to use one of the new release images (have you ordered your's yet???) with a few older stamps. This is "Birthday Fish" from the Dustin Pike release. This image makes me giggle...I find it so funny!! I have been wanting to do something special with it, and this challenge gave me that opportunity! I paired him up with "Findley" and "Gilbert".(all images were stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers)

I chose to go with a recessed window card. this allowed me to create a 3-D scene. I drew the fish tank and covered it in acetate to create the "glass". The outline was cut out of cardstock. The pebbles are glass beads I picked up at the dollar store.

So, our little "Birthday Fish" decided to take the party to whole new level! We all know somebody like that right...somebody who marches to the beat of their own drum?? The sentiment is one I came up with myself...I was feeling a little cheeky! (lol...I wonder if my family thinks I'm that "one"??!!) Inside is a birthday sentiment (also my own), "It's your birthday...go a little crazy!":
Look how happy our little "Birthday Fish" adorable!! I tried Jeanne's water technique on the balloon, and then coated it with Glossy Accents:

Hope you all find time to enter into the High Hopes Challenge. As always, there will be a free stamp offered as a prize! Remember, you must use High Hopes images to be eligible! The Divas have posted cards over at the blog to inspire you...and let me tell you, they are fantastic! So go take a peek!

What are you waiting for? How many times in life will you be given permission to "GO MAKE A SCENE"??!!

Stamps: High Hopes "Birthday Fish", "Findley" and "Gilbert"
Paper: Neenah, DCWV, DP from my stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Dollar store glass beads


mckinkle said...

What a fab card Melanie! Your colouring is exceptional, when you colour character images they are always so vibrant and full of life, you've got quite a talent!
Fab idea for a card too, very clever and I love the witty comment! lol
Keryn x

Lisa Summerhays said...

What a cute creative idea!

Kim said...

OMG, Melanie, where do I begin with this incredibly darling card? Frist, I love the fun colors, the fish are adorable, the beads in the bottom of the tank are such a cool idea, and your coloring is.....WOWIEEEE. Just another of your amazing creations! Love it, doll!
Kim xXx

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Melanie
As always...your colouring is fantastic!! Love the scene you's adorable.

Karen x

Lorie said...

Melanie, this card is jaw-dropping amazing!! Your coloring is so wonderful, and I could look at it all day! Every element on this card is beyond beautiful, and it is such a treat to visit your blog and see such wonderful creations! Thanks you so much for sharing!

Love and hugs,

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Oh wow Melanie, you constantly amaze me! Wow girl.. that is one awesome creation! Hugs, Nikki x

Lynne in NI said...

Wowsers Melanie, what an amazing card! WONDERFUL colouring, brilliant layout and fabulous bright happy colours! Love everything about it!
Hope you've had a great weekend

Gloria Westerman said...

This is absolutely awesome.... I love the colors and the 3d dimension.... your coloring is fantastic and your image just pop out at you...just awesome....job......

Amy Leggate said...

Beautiful as always!!!!

Andrea said...

Leah the Orange said...

wow, Melanie. you are UNbelievable! your talent knows no limits, and your creativity is astounding! WOndERFUL!!!

Micki said...

OMGosh, this is absolutely awesome. I continue to be amazed. You really need to travel to teach!!!!