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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE - BIRTHDAY

Hey All!


Today is Tuesday so that means it is another High Hopes Stamps' Challenge!  This week's challenge theme is "Birthday".  Fortunately, my birthday "month of hell" is just about over, and I've survived all of the family and friends birthdays.  There is only one more left before the end of the year.


Anyway, here is my challenge card for this week:




This is Elmer!  Elmer comes by himself (and that is all the cute you need) but I needed to make him more "birthdayish" LOL  So, I added some balloons from another stamp using my Stamp-a-majig and then drew (not very well I'm afraid) the strings so it looks as if they are tied to his trunk.  The background (both "grass" and "sky" were sponged with distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint).  I popped up the balloons and sentiment circle with foam tape for a little dimension.  Elmer and the balloons are colored with my colored pencils and oms.  I matted him on navy blue card stock and done!

This was my final card as a "Guest Diva" at High Hopes.  It was such an honor and a privilege to be able to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.  You guys have been absolutely wonderful to me, and I can't thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your dynamic, talented team.  Thanks Karen for recommending me!  I had a blast!


I hope you get a chance to play this week.  If not, at least go take a peek at the wonderful cards my "co-divas" created for this challenge.  You can find them HERE.  


Thanks all for coming by.  I'll be seeing you (hopefully) for my Wednesday Evening Post tomorrow night.  I have an incredible "Pic of the Week" to share with you then amongst other things.


Hugs to all of you.  I hope you are all well and happy!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


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

24 comments:

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, this is just sooo cute !! I love this heffalump and the background you made is fab :-) love the balloons too ,,, perfect :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lacey Stephens said...

This is such a fantastic card, Curt!! I love how you added the balloons and created a mini-scene!! I've had so much fun with you on the team!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and wonderful creations!! Big hugs to you!!
~Lacey
High Hopes DT

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

This a really awesome card Curt. I have enjoyed being a guest Diva with you and don't you think for one minute you won't hear from me anymore. Monday is blog day for me and I get excited to see what you have put on the Wednesday before. You always make me laugh and mostly OUT LOUD.
Talk to you soon
Hugs
Cathy x

Dawn said...

Elmer looks adorable with his balloons, always love the backgrounds you create. Who wouldn't love receiving this cutie?

Audrey Frelx said...

Curt, I love this cute-cute card and your coloring is fantastic!!!

Tertia said...

Elmer is just too cute! Love your card and the balloons are such a nice touch. Sorry I haven't been around for a while, but I have been sick and my computer's keyboard died on me, so even though I have been visiting, I couldn't comment. Have a great week.

Heide said...

Elmer is adorable!
Stop by my blog to see my new fur baby!!

DeeDee said...

Well, isnt Elmer adorable! I think you did a fine job adding the balloon strings! Looks like it was supposed to be there! GREAT JOB! HUGS! :)

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Awwww!! This is so cute!! I love what you did with the balloons too!! What a perfect birthday card!! Hope you are well!!
Hugs,
Sarah :D

Jackie said...

That elephant is adorable! I love the background and you always do such a fantastic job with the pencils and OMS - I want to take lessons from you!

Sharli said...

Bravo, bravo!!! Nice work Curt! I love Elmer - and it's just the perfect birthday card.

Hugs!

Sue from Oregon said...

such a great card Curt!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love the way you have mastered the backgrounds with Distress Ink. You have done High Hopes proud, I'm sure!

Jane Wetzel said...

LOL Love the "birthday month of Hell" ha ha! Been there! Cute card!

Celeste said...

Elmer is adorable and I think you did a great job drawing the strings to the balloons. You are too hard on yourself!

Linda said...

Wonderful card Curt! I see I need to subscribe to your blog. I was getting your post from High Hopes. I should have signed up long ago silly me.

lisa808 said...

Love your sponging! Elmer is cute, especially with his birthday balloon bunch.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So cute!! I love how you did the background!

Ted said...

So clever to tie the balloons to Elmer's trunk, Curt! Well done! Love the coloring... an exquisite job! :)

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love what you did with Elmer! The balloons look great too. So do the strings you drew, don't you dare say "not very well" about that. I love how you have a sort of glow around the image with the way you sponged the inks on. Great job!

Gail said...

Elmer has to be thee happiest elephant I've ever seen!
Love it!

Elaine M said...

Cutest birthday elephant ever!! Great job.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST POST'S EVER......YOU PUT SUCH LOVE AND DEDICATION INTO ALL YOU DO...NO WONDER YOU HAVE SO MANY FANS. LOVE THE "MOON" PIC., OUTSTANDING. ALSO I LOVED THE LITTLE GRAVEYARD CARD, AND ALL OF YOUR HALLOWEEN "SPOOKY THINGS". GREAT JOB....LOVE YA, MOM

Patti J said...

Well, how in the world did I miss this??????? What a cute, cute card! Your coloring is so good - he looks real enough to jump off the page!!! Sorry I missed your Tuesday post, I'm off to check Wednesday's.... we just got home from out of town again....gettin' tired, dear friend, gettin' tired!