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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hey All!

Tuesday is once again upon us and that can only mean one thing. . .it's time for another High Hopes Stamps Challenge.  Today's challenge is a recipe challenge.  Here's the recipe for the challenge:  One Circle, Two Squares, and One Scallop.  Sounds delicious doesn't it???  LOL  OK, so let's get cookin'!

Here's my card:

I know, I didn't warn you that it was another Christmas card!  LOL  This image is called "Dapper Dan".  Isn't he cute dressed up in his Christmas finest?  Really, this is a simple very simple card.  I colored the image with a combo of colored pencils/oms/distress inks.  I tried something new with the inks this time.  I did the shadowing with the inks.  I love using the combo.  The panel with the sentiment is distressed with a Tim Holtz distressing tool to look snowish.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the snowflake background right on the card base.

OK, that's it!  Hope you hop over to see what the other Divas have done with this challenge.  You can find them HERE.  I'd love to see you play along too!

I'll see you tomorrow night for the next installment of my Wednesday Evening Post.  Loaded again!  (No, not me, the post!!!)  LOL  Hope to see you back tomorrow night.  Thanks for all the wonderful comments.  I do read and appreciate every one of them!  BTW, you all have been doing some awesome work!  I had a blast visiting last week, and can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Hugs to all of you!



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


downrightcrafty said...

I know it has been a while since I lasted commented, but that does not mean I have not been visiting :) so sorry - on catch up after new comp and getting back on track

this is a stunner of a picture and I love the colouring and the sentiment looks great
Hugs Kate xx

Lee said...

Hi Curt.Blimey you're up early lol.Another gorgeous card,he is soooo cute i love him.Great colouring as always,love the design.Have a good day.xx

Patti J said...

Yummy recipe! Yummy card! I simply cannot resist a cute snowperson...and this is one cutie patootie! Great job on your card - I'm looking forward to Wednesday evening! Hope that you are going to post a scary! Have a good day, my friend!

Heide said...

He sure looks Dapper! He is colored perfectly.

Ted said...

Curt, I love Dapper Dan in his finery! You did a wonderful job coloring him and the simple and clean layout is awesome. Those impressed/embossed snowflakes are the finishing touch. Bravo! :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I just love how you colored this snowman!! The shading is perfect and the embossing adds a great touch!!

Becky said...

That snowman sure is dapper!! This is so cute Kurt, love the embossing. You were very creative with this challenge (2 small squares)

mudmaven said...

This guy is just too cute! Great job with the coloring - as always! I need to play around a bit more with my distress inks. All the best to Jay and hug those cuties for me too. ~chris

berg4 said...

Great card - he is a distinguished snowman. The embossed background is a perfect addition!

Susan (rainy) said...

Dan is definitely dapper, darling and delightful! Wonderful coloring, too, Curt.

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Curt!!! Wow, Dapper Dan is definitely that!!! What a great Christmas card!!!

Have a great one now, my friend!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Wonderful card, Curt! Great take on the challenge this week!! It's been awhile since I've seen this image!! Great job with it!!
High Hopes

Nilla said...

Very well dressed, indeed! Love it, the stars in the background are a perfect detail! Hugs Nilla

Bonnie Weiss said...

Ah...Christmas cards ...can't see enough of them! Since I'm not a Halloween-kind of girl, Christmas season can't come soon enough. Adorable little guy (ok, you too Curt!), dressed in his finest. Your shadowing with the Distress Ink makes quite a difference.

Sue said...

Hi ya Curt
sorry im late gettin here, can't find the bloody brakes at the mo! lol
Gorgeous card, luv this jolly snowman, i feel just like him at the mo, COLD!!!!UGH UGH UGH roll on summer! hope all is well with you n yours hun, sue,xx

The Rubber Maid said...

He is a super cute and dapper little snowman. Love him and the useage. Happy week good buddy. Pat

lisa808 said...

Dan definitely does look dapper with his vest & umbrella.

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Curt
Dapper Dan is one of my favorites!
Love the look of the pencils and distress always, beautiful work!!

Karen x