Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bradley Bear

Can you believe it is almost the end of March already? My goodness, where does the time go? The end of this month also brings about the end of my guest term with High Hopes Stamps. The last three months have been so much fun, and I have been so very blessed to work alongside the amazingly talented Divas! I would like to say a big thank you to Tina, Bethany and Nikki for having me on the team! I also need to say thank you to my friend Amy who helped ignite my passion for the High Hopes company! I have loved this company since I first began stamping, so when Nikki originally contacted me about a guest term, I was just thrilled! While I will miss working with the Divas to bring you the weekly challenges, I still plan to keep my High Hopes stamps inky!! I look forward to seeing who the new guest Divas are...I'm sure they will be amazing! Our challenge this week is brought to you by the talented Nikki and is called "Little Gem". Nikki would like to see you use gems, pearls or beads on your project this week.

For my last guest Diva project, I pulled out one of the Dustin Pike images called "Bubble Bath Bradley". I used my Copic markers to create a furry look for Bradley. I coated the bubbles with Stickles and used some pearls for the larger bubbles. The bar of soap was coated with Glossy Accents, although that never seems to show up in pictures! I randomly adhered clear Dew Drops, hoping they would look like extra bubbles. The rhinestone trim was a dollar store treasure. I also used the sentiment "Filled with Bubbles".

I sponged in some Distress Inks while the image was still in the Spellbinders die.

Time to pull out your High Hopes stamps and your collection of "gems"! There is yet another fantastic prize up for grabs, so don't miss your chance to win! (Remember, it's mandatory to use a High Hopes image to be eligible for the weekly prize) Just link up your project on the High Hopes Challenge blog! You will also find pictures of the amazing projects by the Divas to inspire you for this week!

Once again, I want to express my gratitude to the High Hopes group for having me as a part of your team this past term! You were all so very welcoming, and I enjoyed every moment!

Have a blessed Sunday,


Stamps: High Hopes Stamps "Bubble Bath Bradley" and "Filled with Bubbles"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah, DCWV
Embellishments: Clear Dew Drops, Flat-backed adhesive pearls, Star Dust Stickles, Glossy Accents, dollar store rhinestone trim
Tools: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles


Sally Cicada's Designs said...

What an amazing card!! I love all the accents you used and the way you coloured the little bear's fur--Wow!
Sarah :)

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Bradley looks amazing Melanie.. wow, I love the texture of his fur! I'm gonna miss you on the team :-( You have been awesome sweetie! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card Melanie - I'll be referring back to yours next time I ink that stamp up! Love the dew drop bubbles too!
Sorry to see you go from the HH DT, your cards have all been wonderful!

heidy said...

wooow fur colors every thing is fabulous,
you rock lady,


Micki said...

oh another wonderful card. Absolutely adorable and as always your coloring rocks. (PS: I promise to still do the blog award.... time got away from me this weekend with cleaning the house).


Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Great Card Melanie!! You did an amazing job as a guest Diva!! You rock!!!!!! :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is just too cute Melanie! I especially love the way that you used the clear dew drops! Wonderfully done! :D

Maria said...

Oh Mel, this is amazing! Of course your fabulous colouring just brings the adorable bear to life and all the wonderful details with the stickles, pearls and dew drops for the bubbles - wow. Love the rhinestone trim too. Hope you and yours have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Maria

Renkata said...

Melanie, your card is very elegant and in the same way so cute. Love it.

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh... this card is fabulous!

Diana said...

I love Bradly bear and your coloring is to die for ..Can you Please O please tell me what Copic colors you used for the bear ??
thanks diana