Sunday, September 7, 2008


I did this little mini painting on watercolor paper using three stamps from the Jungle release at High Hopes.  I used the lion and two of the leafy trios.  Ok, if you don't know which ones are stamps, that would be understandable! Basically, the leafy stuff closest to the ground on either side of him are stamps! The rest I filled in by drawing them with black ink pen.  I used Tombow's to color and water to spread the ink around.  I am a bit disappointed with the colors on here, they look faded, and are much more vibrant in real life.  Ah well.  This painting is a gift for a special lady I know. I did it just for her.  And she doesn't know it yet, but soon it's going to come to her in the mail as a surprise!

37 comments:

  1. Look at you blogging!!! Your painting is gorgeous!

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  2. congratulations Crissy for your new blog!! I am proud of you!!

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  3. Crissy,

    Welcome to blogging! Your page is lovely, but your art is out of this world! You just blow me away with your creativity!

    Any help you need, just let me know!

    Love,

    Heidi

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  4. OMG!! Gorgeous!!! I am just in awe of your work! You absolutely amaze me.
    This person is a very lucky lady!
    PS I had to do a little "drawing" of my own with your designs...I hope I don't get into trouble!
    Here I added land and sea (Leilani hulas on the card)...
    http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/aloha.html

    and here I changed "Riley" into "Rileigh" by adding longer hair and a bow on the hat...
    http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/sewing-on-cards.html
    ~Lacey Stephens
    www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

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  5. So cute. I love it, and it looks beautiful. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled!

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  6. It's gorgeous, Crissy!!! That's one lucky lady to receive a Crissy Armstrong original!!

    Your blog looks great and hey, I'm the first to comment!! Haha!!

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  7. Welcome to the blogging world Crissy. Your blog header looks fabulous and I also love this wonderful mini painting. The recipient will be one lucky person. Love and Hugs, Nikki x

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  8. Hey Crissy...Welcome to blogging!! Your blog looks wonderful and it is so nice to see you here...Yay!!

    This painting is over the top Beautiful!!....the coloring and colors are totally Fantastic!! This painting just jumps right out...Love it!!!...leaving you with a Bloggin' Hug...Ila

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  9. All I can say is...WOW! I can not wait to see more! :0)

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  10. How great you started a blog!! Love your first card that you showed. Beautiful colouring/painting. I am so lucky to have some HH stamps. And looking forward to see more of your work!!
    Love from Holland,
    Jacqueline

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  11. wow, this is stunning crissy, so vibrant and full of life..well done to your new blog it looks wonderful. hugs rachxx

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  12. How wonderful...it matches your banner, LOL. She is going to absolutly love it!!!

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  13. WOWZERS! Your artwork is fantastic! Love this scene, it's so sweet. Elizabeth Bead Diva

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  14. Hi

    What a lovely blog and what a wonderful card. Your coloring is simply perfect.

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  15. what a lovely blog, and what a wonderful painting. Your coloring is perfect.

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  16. Welcome to Blogland Chrissy. I'm excited about your blog and have admired your creations and colouring for some time. Hugs, Maria

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  17. this is fabulous. I've just discovered these images. they are adorable. I'm saving so I can make a purchase. thanks for sharing. Your creativity and your talent are amazing

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  18. Hi Crissy, congrats and welcome to the blog world;o)

    Gosh this painting is so stunning, wow!!!

    {{hugs}} Inge.

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  19. I love your cards. Good you started a blog so we can see them.

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  20. Congrats on your blog - I look forward to seeing more of your artwork.

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  21. Ila was right...your artwork is...breathtaking!!!!!!!

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  22. Wowwza Chrissy. You are one seriously talented girlie. Welcome to Blogland. I've put a link from my blog to here - hope that's ok - so that I can keep coming back to see what's new xxx

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  23. WOw,great card, beautiful coloring,welcom to bloging!!!
    Hugs from Holland Agnesxxx

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  24. Congratulations on your new blog! You are going to have so much fun. I'm so excited for you and for the rest of us who are lucky to view your fabulous artwork. Absolutely adore your King of the Jungle painting!

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  25. Hello my dear namesake, such a lovely surprise to find you've started a blog and how beautiful it looks too. I love your Leo painting, he's very majestic. I look forward to visiting often and I've just enjoyed a nice cuppa looking at your wonderful gallery feed. Hugs, Chris

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  26. Ahh, I think your image is beautiful. Congrats on starting your own blog, I will definitely be stopping by regularly! Love the High Hopes stamps.

    TFS--
    Suzanne Dean

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  27. Congratulations on your new blog...looks pretty amazing already. Wonderful painting of Leo...I may even have to get my stamp out now!
    Carole ;-)

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  28. I'm going to camp out on here!!!!
    Thanks go to Ila for telling us about you. :) I can't get over the jaw-dropping colouring!! Amazing. I can't wait for you to put up a subscription thingy. I'll be haunting you. LOL
    Viv xx

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  29. Yah, it's about time you started to blog; I've been following your work on SCS and am thrilled to have you join blog land!!

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  30. Your painting is Gorgeous! Love all the colors you've used. Just knocks my sock off! Very Nice....
    Congratulations on your new Blog.

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  31. Your cards are so beautiful, I love your painting - such an inspiration
    Kate
    x

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  32. I am so glad to see you have started a blog! I have always loved your work! Congrats and welcome! I look forward to your fantastic art!!

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  33. You have encourage me to put my love for God in my blog...I dont want to feel embarrased about it...I thank God for you, Crissy, God bless you..I put you blog in mine...I feel proud to have a sister as you, loving the reason of our lives so deeply...I want to speak about Him as you do...Here in Spain is very difficult but I have the best..and I dont want to hide it.
    God bless you always
    Begoña

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