Tuesday, 11 January 2011

High Hopes Challenge #100

The gang is back with art and MEGA PRIZES!

  • 1st prize is $100 worth of High Hopes Stamps*
  • 2nd prize is $50 worth of High Hopes stamps*
  • 3rd and 4th prizes will each receive $25 worth of High Hopes stamps*
* retail value. Unmounted or cling mount.

This week is the High Hopes Challenge #100 and it spins me out because I remember our very first one! I haven't joined in in a challenge for quite some time but for this one I didn't really want to make a card. I have been a bit hooked on 3D stuff lately so I made a little scene on a mini canvas.

To cut a long story with a craft knife short, I used the cutie Dwight, Remembrance Tree and Rocks and cut them all out! I always start these things before I realise how long it will take to do it. For a tutorial on how I watercoloured the little guy, click here.

TO THE BLOG HOP! The next person on the list is Andrea so head on over to her blog. If you have come in half way you can find the details on the hop at the High Hopes Blog.

146 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow Amy, you're CLEVER! Your canvas looks amazing.

craleeim said...

soo amazed at the creativemess

Jamie T said...

Thanks for sharing. I ave this stamp and will use some of your ideas!

CraftinGranny said...

This is one of the cutest cards I think I've ever seen. Great inspiration and adorable project! "Hugs" Carol

vicmbee said...

very cool canvas.. love it

bramirez001 said...

Beautiful! I love this project. Keep inspiring us.

Petra said...

Ich liebe dieses Motiv.
Ein wunderschönes Werk von Dir!
GlG
Petra

Gab said...

Wow, that is just adorable!!

LindaR said...

WOW! I love this!

Nikki said...

This is just too cute and you've colored it wonderfully
hugs Nikki C

CreaRenata said...

Wowzer! This is great! Love the scene you created!

Hugs,
Renata

Ria said...

Ohhhh Amy this is totally gorgeouss!! Love the scene you created!!!
hugs Ria

LorraineW said...

This must have taken you days - surely. It is so wonderful. Just every little thing is great and altogether it works so well.

kerryd said...

So clever..love all the colours

Carola / Calle said...

Waht a lovely card. Hope I have luck in this blog hop

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is brilliant.
luv
Debby

Tiiti said...

Wow, this is so wonderful project. Love your design and the coloring is so fabulous!

D K Crafts said...

Love the images you have used and the scene you have created. Beautiful colours. Donna

Marianne Brødbæk Møller said...

I looks really fine, I would like to color theses stamps.

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

What a stunning card.
Congrats to the 100th challenge.

Hugs, Nadine

Elizabeth said...

Love the scene and the colors.

Lillian said...

How adorable is this cute dragon - wonderful coloring, love how everything went together to make a pretty scene - fantastic!!

kimkraft said...

I Love your Canvas! My grandson would too! I hope you don't mind if I take some of your ideas and run with them....

Amanda R said...

I was speechless when I saw this, absolutely amazing and way more work than I would probably do but so definately worth the time.

Melissa said...

Oh Man Amy, your cards are always so amazing.I can sit and look at them for ages and ages, with all your layering and colouring

Josie0602 said...

Oh my! Your creation took my breath away! If only I had a little bit of your talent!!

Ted said...

Amy, this is mind-blowing! I love the 3-D effect! I should try something like this but your warning of "how long it takes" frightens me a bit! ;) Great job!

Donalda said...

Hon this is just adorable. So much detail dear. Hugs

Myriam said...

I love this card! So playful, I really like the scene you've created. Nice coloring!

Hugs,
Myriam

Angela said...

Wow! That is beautiful. Great coloring.

Angela
Simple Creations

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, your coloring results are amazing! Absolutely gorgeous!

joy said...

Amazing card. Love the little dragon.

Anonymous said...

what an adorable card, i must agree with how amazing your coloring is! thanks for sharing
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Sally Cicada Designs said...

WOW!! This is so great!! Love the 3-D effect and your colouring is fantastic as usual!!
Hugs,
Sarah :o)

Paper Bagley said...

I Love your work...3D is a fav of mine along with fussy cutting...Thanks for the invite, Tootsie

Darlene said...

OH MY GOSH!! What a fantastic canvas! I've never seen these done before and I sit here in awe. How talent must just ooze from you! :-) Thank you for sharing. I will be visiting often to be inspired!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gail Lass
glass@swlaw.com

Deonna said...

What a wonderful project! I love the dimension and your coloring is perfect.

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely card very well done. Take Care

Shelly said...

Ohhh I love your project! These would be great little home decor items! Your coloring is grand too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

OMG this is such a beatuiful card. I just can't say enough about it. I love the dragon he looks so real and cute. Your tree also looks real. I wish I was so talented, but I'm not. Thanks you for sharing this! Sandy

Jenn Joncas said...

What an amazing card Amy!!! Dwight is one of my favs (: he's just too cute!!

Kelly said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

Mary J said...

Wow, this is mega amazing!!

tracy said...

a fantastic card I love your colouring.
Tracy

Juny84 said...

What a nice Card with the sweet Dragon !!!!

Many Greetings Jenny

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

amazing!! beautiful job! love your colouring.

Pat said...

I got such a laugh from this card! You did a great job with the layout and coloring!
Hugs, Pat Smith

majsan said...

Oh; how cute!! Loved it :)
Count me in for the bloghop. Ìt`s so fun!

Lillian Child said...

ohmygoodness ! I literally gasped out loud - what a fabulous 3D effect you've created, and those bold colors are PERFECT, especially the blue "bubble" and red toadstool top! This is so very creative!!

I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Renae said...

It is so cute. I think it would look great on a card also.

Trudy Osborn said...

Oh MY! This is incredible! I love your scene, and your coloring is fantastic. The depth you have created is amazing.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I just love that dragon blowing bubbles. How fun. TFS.

Elaina said...

It may have taken you a while to do but it was well worth it. I love what you have made, it is so much fun.

Jaline said...

This is amazing, wow. Happy to have found your Blog and you are in my Feeds now. Thank you

Katharina Frei said...

What an adorable szene Amy. Totally love it!!
Katharina

Anita C said...

I absolutely love this!! What a great job you did and I love the images. I recently have been playing with 3d and made a few shadowboxes. I love your canvas idea!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your canvas is fabulous! Would look great on anyone's wall!
And you got me thinking about the old challenges and I had played in the first one too ... Here's mine!
Lynne

Tracey said...

This is absolutely stunning Amy :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

CraftyGirl said...

Your art work is my favorite so far on this hop. Love, love, love it.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Stunning creation love the tree

Donna said...

Absolutely darling! I loved that you didn't make a card..the scene is just too cute. Great work!

Kellie said...

Amy, I just love your creations. Keep up the wonderful work and inspiration.

lynn said...

Your card is so vibrant and cute too.

Christy Beans said...

Oooooh, I LIKE this idea. *sounds of craft wheels spinning madly inside my head* Thanks for the tutorial - I'm new to stamping and am teaching myself to watercolor. I just ordered a bunch of Distress Inks, too. Happy hopping!

Melissa M said...

Love your canvas art. This would be adorable in a child's room. Thanks for the new idea!!! And of course you can never go wrong using one of Dustin's cute dragons!

Julia said...

Absolutely fantastic. Love the card and the colors. Too cute!!!

Lori said...

I love how the images "pop" off the card...wow. Great job!

Gramma said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!... Did I mention your project is awesome?

Debbi said...

So cute! Love the dragon.
*smiles*
debbi

Dee in N.H. said...

It was worth how long it took! I love your dragon! What a great piece!

monica said...

This is just great!! And the watercoloring tutorial is awesome!! Will give it a try

Carol Dee said...

How cute, Don't you love Dustin's Dragons?

Miss O said...

I love the canvas. The Dragon on the mushroom is fabulous. I loved the tree also. This is a fabulous idea, I would have never thought to use canvas and my stamps.

Margaret said...

What an adorable project. I'd love making these for some friends.

Denni said...

This is amazing! I love the coloring and the piecing you did - worth every minute!

maryf said...

Oh my gosh - the fabulous coloring and the detailed cutting you did is amazing. Great job!

Pam In Colorado said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!! Thank You for sharing it!

Peggy said...

WOW! These are out of this world!! you are WOW! loving this blog hop I have seen so many awesome projects. Thanks for sharing....
peggy@bubbesbiz.com

Nancy R Grimes said...

You did such a nice job coloring.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous scene! I love that you put so many images together!

mema said...

your card is totaly AWESOME!!!!
Pam
aka mema

Lisa Summerhays said...

Oh Amy, your skills always make me want to buy the images you color. You make them look so perfect! Lovely as always!

Lisa Summerhays

MarikaGabez said...

Beautiful card! So lively and full of life.

Greetings from Slovenia

beyond the invisible said...

This is stunning!! It's very cheerful... lovely.
hugs, jolanda

Jetty said...

Wow, awesome! Makes you smile when looking at it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julye said...

What a fab fun project it's quite stunning,thanks for sharing.

dini said...

Adorable! I love your little scene. Thanks for the hop!

Bev Karolak said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! It makes me feel happy just looking at it! Thanks!
From flood ravaged Queensland, Australia

Glitter Girl said...

Love the 3D effect and I had a sudden yearning for summer and smores.

Stephanie said...

Wow, this is FANTASTIC!

mackbrad said...

This is just super cute - I love everything about it!

Jerri said...

what a wonderful card. So full of animation! Very creative.

Maxine said...

Your card is AMAZING!!! I wish I could color like that, and the 3D is so cute!

kaz said...

Wow what a beautifully coloured card, amazing.
Love it.

rhonda said...

this is adorable! love all the demension!

Courtnay's Creations said...

the dragons are one of my favs!

lady-sonja said...

This is amazing! Great work!
Hugs, Sonja.

Jennifer Dove said...

Okay..this is WAY cool. Amazing coloring and nifty idea :) Thanks...hopping on.....

Ginger (Games) said...

Wonderful card. TFS!

Minnamanna said...

Your creation is gorgeous!

stephanie said...

Gorgeous, love the dragon

Shazza said...

this is just brilliant, love it x

Darla said...

So, so cute. Love the tree.

a.k.o said...

What patience you have for cutting and coloring! The results are marvelous!

SusuK said...

What a Card. Amazing :0)
And Happy New Year 2011 from Finland!

TN Granny said...

I love your card and I especially love Dustin's stamps.
God Bless

for2nately said...

Very detailed & adorable!

Raewyn said...

Your colouring is just awesome - I will definately need that tutorial!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

This is fantastic. I'm signing up as member.

Ildiko said...

OMW this is gorgeous, I love the canvas idea
hugs
Ildiko

Jnett's Place said...

WOW, fabulous card!

Maggie Crawford said...

Yeah 100th Challenge!!

Stephenie said...

Love the scenery!

Gale Varland said...

Too cute. Love the bubble blowing!
Great background also.

cardsbycara said...

Gorgeoussssssssss!!

Merlene said...

What an amazing piece of work. I love it.

Melissa said...

awesome card!!

Clara said...

Oh I love this! I have this dragon stamp and I'm going to try this scene idea too! TFS!

Lacey Stephens said...

I love this!! You did such a great job with these images! I'm so glad you were able to participate with this awesome challenge - wouldn't have been the same without you!!
Big hugs!
~Lacey

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous!!...your coloring, dimension and details are Amazing!!...Hugs, Ila

Jan Garber said...

What a sweet project! You need your talent to be on stage! Such a talent and patience! Thanks for sharing!

Roxie said...

This is outstanding, I love all the details in your scene and the great job of coloring the images. thanks for sharing!

Angela B. said...

Love your card so very cute!! Love that dragon! Blog hopping on for your 100th challenge!

tomsgal said...

Love the dragon and Dustin Pike. Even more I love the 3D! Great idea!

Julie said...

On the blog hop - your dragon card is so beautiful. Love his bubbles.

x

Michelle said...

You are on a ROLL with the 3D projects! This is fabulous --I just love these dragons :) Thanks so much for letting me be a part of the festivities, it's been so fun!

Kylie C said...

Your colouring is amazing, this canvas is stunning, well done.

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

That is really a pretty card. I like the design of the stamps and how you put them together.

Jennifer Moore said...

Wow, what a great project. I would love to have that decorating my house.

Monique H said...

Oh my gosh what a cute project ... love it!

Kel said...

Super cute, luv the dragon and your coloring is wonderful -- all these blogs are really inspiring me to get creating again. Will be adding yours to my reading list.

Juut said...

Wow! Amazing project! I love your coloring.

Mary said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project!!

Shelly said...

This is fabulous!!! Your coloring is exquisite.

I was hoping I'd find a picture of your Dotweiler. I've never seen one, but would love to.

Andi said...

Someone needs to build you a frame so you can put that amazing canvas on your wall. Thanks for sharing

Stempelfan said...

Stunning card. I love your coloring.
Congrats to the 100th Challenge! Thanks for the chance to win a candy.

Hugs from Germany
Sonja

CatWoman said...

This is a great scene you put together. Cute, cute, cute!

Belas Creating Place said...

Hello: I just love scenery cards..they are so nice to make and to give. Your cards is exceptionally beautiful. I love the creativity and the colours you used. Okay I now have to order that little dragon..he is so sweet. I am celebrating along with you ladies. xo Bela

Deb said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the layout.

Deb H.

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

This is absolutely amazing! You have done a fantastic job as always. Thanks for sharing with us. Tanya R.

Ahuefa said...

OOMMGG, what a scenery! just to cute, I like it a lot!

Heather said...

WOW... I can only imagine the time you put into this. Such attention to detail..What an awesome card !!!!

osirisandloki said...

i just love the dragon image...dustin pike is great! and what detail have you putin to this card.

Brook said...

So cute and creative. LOVE it!

Elizabeth said...

I love this!! TFS