Monday, February 16, 2009

High Hopes Design Team Entry

You all have heard me mention High Hopes Rubber Stamps before and how much I absolutely adore them. Well, they have a 'Guest Designer' spot available and I decided to apply. If you are interested in applying you can find the details HERE.

The challenge was to use this sketch:



I ended up flipping the sketch and modifying it just a wee bit in order to make it work for my Posing Bunny image. The image in relatively large and when using the sketch in a vertical presentation it took up the whole card front and really hid the layers behind it. So I flipped it to a horizontal presentation. I also had the same issue with the greeting (greeting is by Clear Dollar Stamps). Even though I chose one of the smallest greetings I had...it just didn't fit anywhere on the sketch. So, instead I chose to add the greeting directly to the image panel.

Here's my sample:



Details:

I decided to "paper piece" some of the features of the Posing Bunny. I stamped the image on white cardstock twice and then again on pink and yellow paper. I cut out the different portions that I wanted to piece (the hat, the ribbon, the lace on the hat and the bunny tail). I still wanted more dimension so I ran the pink hat portions through the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. Next I colored my bunny using prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. I then used my Frost Blue Copic marker and outlined the whole image to make it pop. And lastly I glued all the pieces onto the colored image. I also used dimensional adhesive on the tail to make it stick out.

Here's a close up of Posing Bunny:



So...what do you think?

Jane

21 comments:

Kristine B. said...

Oh Jane, that's ADORABLE!! Love that bunny :) Good luck with the GD entry!!

Wackie said...

It's just gorgeous. I sure hope they pick you as a guest designer because you certainly did their stamp justice in my opinion. Keep up the great work and can't wait to see more.

StampnInkLady said...

Jane, What an adorable card! I love the bunny and would love to know how you embossed the hat with the dots! Good Luck on making the Design Team! Hugs Lori

JP Card Crazy said...

Jane This card is awesome..as is all your cards!!!
Judy

Anonymous said...

Very innovative in using your images and fitting the design! Also like how you added texture to the paper pieced hat! Good job, Jane!
va

Jennifer Hodge said...

Your card looks Fabulous! Good Luck, I love High Hopes Stamps and have quite a few.

Deb said...

It is beautiful Jane, I love the bunnies embossed hat, such a great idea, love the pretty colours!
Have a great evening, Debx

=o) kel said...

that is just BEAUTIFUL!!! good luck... i hope you make the design team!!

Anne Marie Peterson said...

Jane, that turned out soooooo cute!! I love the paper piecing, and the swiss dots on the hat are fab!

stampvamp said...

this is absolutely, positively TOO CUTE!!! love how you did the bunny's hat!!! I LOVE this stamp!!

Seleise said...

I love how you turned the sketch!!! It's so cute! The embossed hat is fabulous as is the coloring!!! Good luck!!!

Marcia P said...

Wow Jane, this is super cute. Love the embossing, especially the hat, what a great touch! Good luck!

:) Marcia in Oz

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is so totally adorable! Oh my word the hat is FABULOUS!!! Good luck on the DT spot!

Yanitza Ramos said...

What a gorgeous card! The bunny is sooo cute and loved the color combination you used. Great job~!

Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE your little bunny. This is why we never have enough stamps. Someone else always has something that is so out of this world cute.

laurlynn said...

Great job, Jane. Couldn't have picked a better image, love it. Good luck with the entry.

Carolyn King said...

Sooo stinking cute! You did a great job with that image---Good luck!

catt871 said...

This is really cute!!! I love her hat!!! Good luck!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I just love this adorable card. They layout was great from the sketch and the colors chosen is great.

Kelly said...

Really cute card!! I do have a question because I really liked the dotted hat.... How have you run just that bit through the folder? Thanks :)

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the Easter colors, terrific shading on your bunny, and the paper piecing of the dotted hat -- GENIUS! Good luck with the DT :) Kel