Saturday, June 20, 2009

Here's the Dirt

This week's High Hopes challenge is Use Up Your Scraps from Jeanne.  Oh, fun challenge!  We all have lots of those!  I decided to create my husband's Father's Day card for this challenge.

I paired this cute Gordon Groundhog with some Basic Grey Archaic patterned paper scraps.  I colored the image with coordinating copic markers and stitched my layers.  Then, I sponged all the edges with dark chocolate ink to dirty them up.

I snapped a quick photo of the copic markers I used.  Join us in the challenge for a chance to win some cute High Hopes stamps.  (Did you know that there is a set of stamps given away every week on the challenge blog?  Just join us in the challenge and link to your card on the High Hopes blog for a chance to win.)


Stamps: Gordon Groundhog, Heres the Dirt (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white, dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Archaic (Basic Grey)
Ink: tuxedo black (Momento), dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: Archaic buttons (Basic Grey)
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders), sponge


Inge said...

Hi Niki,what a great challenge card you've made again! Love the look on the face of Gordon;-)
Have a great sunday!

Gail Hermann said...

I love the card. That groundhog is soo cute!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

How cute! Fantastic coloring!

Tab said...

Ooooh love your card, hun! Fab image and the colours and papers are divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

Ann said...

TOO cute!!!

Tracey said...

Love your card Niki! Such a cute image!

kristie larsen said...

ok, that is seriously cute!!

Carolyn King said...

this is just as cute as can be. Great coloring!!! Awesome

Dawn Easton said...

Well isn't he the cutest?! GREAT colour and stitching, Niki!

pat said...

oh he is really cute!!

Carolina Buchting said...

Aack, your card is amazing! Love all the sponging Niki...awesome card!!!

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card Niki and coloured to perfection. Love the stamps used and the BG papers!

Lacey said...

This card is so cute! I love the combination of the image and the DP!! They are perfect together!

karen said...

Fabulous card, Niki.
Love that gopher, fab coloring, love your sewing and great DP.
Karen x

paula said...

Hey Niki,
What a AWESOME man not so fav ones to make! This is just fab and I love everything about it!! ps, I just sent ya an email. Your blog is going into my subscriptions!!

Crissy said...

Beautifully done NIki, I love love love the earth tones you used, this is a great masculine card. I hope your DH loved it!

Kelly said...

Fabulous card Niki, love it!!
Hugs, Kelly