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Sunday, August 15, 2010

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE - WATER!

Hey All!


This is my second week as a High Hopes Guest Designer Diva (LOL)!  This week's challenge is "WATER".  Anything goes as long as it has something to do with water.  The prize this week is a High Hopes stamp of your choice.  I wish I had gotten the High Hopes bug a long time ago, because they have such great images.  Here is my card for this week's challenge:


I'd like to introduce you to Findley, Big Lou, and Starla!  Are they not the cutest???  My scene was created with several things.  I colored the critters with my colored pencils and oms, but I did something a little different this time.  I added a coat of translucent, shimmery paint by Yasutomo over them.  You can't really see the effect in the photo, but they are very "shimmery" irl.  I sponged the background with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky distress inks, then added the translucent paint on it as well.  It is super shimmery.  I tore paper strips to make the sand bars and sponged them with Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen distress inks.  Added bling bubbles and the sentiment (computer generated) and done.

If you have High Hope stamps, why don't you run over and play along this week?!?  You could win another one of their fab stamps!  You can find their blog HERE.

Thanks for looking today.  With the High Hopes gig, my Wednesday Evening Post, and the House Mouse DT spot, I'm going to be posting more than normal!  Hope you don't get bored with me!


Hope all is well with all of you!


Have a great week!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

28 comments:

Jackie said...

Bored with you? Like that's ever gonna happen. I love the card - those fishies are adorable and the little bubbles...perfect! I love the way you did the sea floor and plants, too. The shimmer is perfect for a watery effect, too. I don't have any High Hopes stamps but I will definitely go check them out.

Thank you for your sweet birthday comments on my blog :-)

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh the first thing I though when I saw your post...OH BOT...more Curt Creations! How fun...and you can really tell the shimmer on this! I bet IRL it is very cool!

craft-princess said...

Cool!! Great "fishy" card! Wish I could see all the lovely shimmer!! I will just have to imagine! :)
Thanks for wishing me an early birthday! Very sweet of you!
Take care!
-Stacie

downrightcrafty said...

Never bored with you and those fish are just stunning great sentiment too
Hugs Kate xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Sooo cute Curt!! Your scene is fabulous and great job with the colouring!!! The bubbles look cool too!!! I don't think I am going to bored any time soon with your blog :D Great pics of the pooches in the pool--I can sooooo relate!! Since summer break started we have had only a handful of days where the temp has been below 90° with most days pushing 100-105°!! I am so ready for Fall!!
Hugs,
Sarah :D

Lelia Pierce said...

Too cute, Curt! I think I can see the paint on the water part. Well done!

XXX

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Curt :-) I love these fish ,, sooo cute and the colours and shimmer are lovely ,,,, am sure it looks even more shimmery IRL :-)

congratulations on being a Diva :-) LOL

luv
Lols x x x

Dawn said...

I was shocked when I seen another posting up from you! I am thrilled to see you posting more. I am always inspired by what you show us.
This is an adorable under water scene, great job as usual sweetie!

Sue said...

Hi Curt
aww fabulous under water scene, super cute images, great colouring as always, hugs sue,x

Becky said...

What a fabulous scene with these two. Fabulous colors and coloring.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Great card Curt! Love the background. Congrats on being a High Hopes Guest Diva!

Sharanda said...

How cute!! Love it! :o)

mudmaven said...

Curt - how on earth could you EVER be boring! I look forward to your posts so much and now there will just be more to look forward to! I love this card and can imagine the shimmer - how perfect on a water card! I'm still floating too - on the mooring for a day or two then back out to sea for a bit before I have to head home and be landlocked once again. All the best to Jay and give the boys a big hug! ~chris

Shirley-anne said...

Never never never bored!! your blogs are always packed full with works of art , witty titbits , wonderful photos and other projects. Love this card . the scene created is amazing .

Diane said...

Fun summer card! I clicked on it to see all that wonderful shimmer!! Love the pic of the "boys" in the pool, they look they are smiling big time!!

Bonnie Weiss said...

First of all ... I think you meant to say that you are a High Hopes Guest "MIVA" (the male counter-part)! You card and techniques are once again, wonderful and I love your use of the distress inks. As for boring ... I think not!!!!

campbelljudy1228 said...

Curt,
This card is adorable. I love fish on cards. I enjoy seeing all of your cards and pics of your dogs. Thank so much for sharing, with everyone.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt
I love your little scene, awesome colouring!! When I clicked on the pic the shimmer really shows up...looks amazing!!

Karen x

Gina Wrona said...

Bravo, Bravo my friend!

Hugs,
Gina

Lori Barnett said...

DIVA DUDE!!! YOU ROCK!!! I LOVE THIS! Seriously...check out how the darker brown piece totally looks farther away as if it's really under water!!! THUD! Pretty good work for a boring old man ;) hee hee hee ♥♥♥

Lori Barnett said...

Oh...and by the way...congrats on being a guest designer for High Hopes. Remember when you didn't have a profile picture...and I put the pressure on? Well look at you NOW!! Woot woot!! :)

Jodi said...

Curt!! Congratulations on being their GDT member!! I LOVE High Hopes stamps and hope to join in the fun, things are so hectic these days. I have your prize ready to be mailed out this week. =)
Your card is fantastic! I love the coloring you did on these images and the scene you created!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Heidi said...

Curt-Great HH card! I cant wait to see more of your work!

Celeste said...

First of all, thanks for visiting my blog (scramper.blogspot.com) and commenting on the baby card. Yes, the stamp came like that and I did some fussy cutting..Phew, never again...LOL
Your card is gorgeous! What are you gonna do with all your new stamps between HM and HH? Love the fish with the teeth! I really like your turtle pic, meant to tell you last time I left you a comment.

Sharli said...

I'm so glad I didn't miss this post - your fishy friends are so fun!!! Great card - very happy!

Anonymous said...

LOVED THE HOUSE MOUSE BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE....AND REALLY LOVED THE "WATER CHALLENGE",,,NOW I WANT FISH. LOVE YA MOM

lisa808 said...

Fun sea scene. Love the 'bubbles.'

Heidi said...

Now this is the coolest, a card after my own heart! I love to fish, and any card with fish, just makes me want to grab my pole and head for water! Awesome coloring and design! Curt you a magical card artist! Oh and the pup is my Murphy, I will have to get Annie's pic on the blog too! A couple of great "kids", just like yours!