Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's back to school time with High Hopes Stamps

The challenge being issued by this week is to have a 'back to school' theme with your HHS creations. I happen to love school supplies and any paper that reminds me of school paper, graph paper, etc so this was fun!

I used an older image from High Hopes Stamps by the artist Meljen called Mushroom Mouse. I enjoyed her whimsical style and if you do not have any of her stamps from her HHS line now is the time! For the first week of September all MelJen stamps at High Hopes are 20% off! Click here to read more about it and this week's challenge. Oh and also to welcome our two new Guest Divas Heidi and Sarah. Welcome ladies!!!

Now- in looking at my card you may think that the colouring is a bit 'off' for me. Well.....I tried to watercolour it. Yikes. It took me hours longer than expected. Hours. I used to watercolour years ago but haven't touched them since I got my first copic markers. I grabbed 2 packages of the Letraset Aquamarkers to try out and to be honest I have not got to my comfortable place yet. I think I need to watch many more online videos. I just could not get used to the markers being so dry. I wonder if my paper was too thick? I ended up grabbing my old Tombow markers and blowing the dust off them to use in addition to the Aquamarkers. All in all it's not too bad for a first attempt in probably 4 years. My card layout came from Card Positioning systems. I am sooo addicted to their fun layouts. I honestly would be lost without them at times I think!

We have also joined Facebook and we are excited to already have some followers! Come on over and join us and we will be giving away even more free rubbah to celebrate our new group. You can find it here

Well, I am off to take the kid's to school today. They are actually excited about going back and seeing their friends but admit they are already dreading day 2 lol!!!! 

Hope you have a great day, Andi


Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW! This is SOOOO gorgeous! I love your coloring and the layout is fantastic! This is such a gorgeous piece of art!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is wonderful Andrea! Love your water coloring, it looks awesome!

Danni said...


Linda Beeson said...

What a cutie and I like the way you used the CPS sketch.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Love it! Awesome job on the watercolouring!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Andrea.

lynn79 said...

amazing!!! love love love the colors!

anaRy said...

Ur rocking girl!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! Your coloring makes her hair just POP! It looks like it is really folded back in a ponytail! It is amazing--great job!!!