Monday, October 6, 2008

High Hopes Blog Hop Stops HERE!


You found me! If you are playing the HH Blog Hop, you need look no farther! This card displays the blog candy I will be offering for this round! It includes Albert, dragon prints, the ribbon/rose 2 piece set as well as the saying "Bewareth...".
I will close this contest on Thursday Oc 9/08 at one o'clock EST. Everyone who comments on this card will get a chance to win the blog candy! I will use the numbers for your comment, and let my DH Mike pick a number from a hat. I will announce the winner in the afternoon on Thursday!
I colored Albert with three mediums; Prismacolor pencils, Twinkling H2O's, and Copics. I never combined all three before, but I do like how it turned out! What is great about starting with the Prismas, is the waxy binder in the pencils form a coating on the paper that the Twinkling H2O's can sit on. This protects the paper from warping and pilling as the water does not soak in, but stays on top of the surface. The Copics on top of that provide deeper and more vibrant colors. It is fun to layer colors and mediums!
I must add that I case'd this card off of Michelle (a bit!) because I loved her idea of fitting Albert into an oval. Look at her beauty of a card here.
TFL, and have fun playing today!

111 comments:

  1. This is just too cute! Awesome job with the coloring!!

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  2. I *love* Albert!!!!!! Is he named after Fat Albert by chance??? :) I hope I win!!!

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  3. Very nice card! Great colouring! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  4. Chrissy, this is gorgeous. Albert is luminous. Thanks for answering my question re copic over prismas. I think I will have try all three! Thnaks for the opportunity to win these fab stamps! Hugs Jeanette

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  5. Fabulous coloring! I love to layer colors from different sources too. It really extends your color range. Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I just love Albert's teeth and his sweet eyes (well I like his belly too). Your blog candy is too wonderful to pass up! Your blog is fabulous and I check it daily.

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  7. Albert is just TOO cute! He is on my wishlist...the new stamps look super yummy, I have loved all the eye candy!

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  8. Hi Crissy!!!! I just LOVE how this card turned out, so stunning!!!! Also LOVE these blog hops, so much fun!!! Thank you!!

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  9. What a beautiful card. Love your coloring. And the new stamps are so cute!!

    Anja

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  10. Absolutely adorable. Your colouring is great!

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  11. Oh my gosh, my boys would love Albert! I love this layout! I hope your husband Mike picks me! Thank you!

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  12. Very cute!! I love all the colors you used, great job!

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  13. The blog hops are a lot of fun. I love looking at all of the awesome cards and your Albert is no exception!

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  14. Hi Crissy
    Albert is adorable and the sentiment is hilarious!! Thanks for wonderful blog candy ... I'm loving the blog hops too!!!

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  15. Albert is just too cute. I really like this card. I've just found your blog and your talent is incredible. Your cards are gorgeous and the coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing your blog.

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  16. Ahhh your card is so adorable ;) I loveeee dragons and purple is my favorite color :)
    I love how you colored Albert!
    hugs Ria

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  17. Gorgeous card!!! Albert is too cute! Awesome blog candy!!

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  18. What a FUN character! Love how you colored this monster!!

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  19. Well you have been busy while I've been away!! Suchfabulous colouring as ever. It's always such a treat to visit you Crissy.
    Viv xx

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  20. Adorable! Love the purple you chose and that dragon and footprints are just way too cute! :)

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  21. I found you!! These dragons are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  22. OH this is super CUTE and I love the colors!!

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  23. OMG- that sentiment is hilarious! You did a fabulous job coloring him, the shading is perfect and then of course the fact that he is adorable and a HH is to boot! Thanks for the chance to win and thank you so much for sharing with us! Heidi

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  24. Oh he is sooo cute!!! And the sentiment is cute too!

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  25. oh wow!, your card is stunning, the colours are so vibrant, your colouring is amazing and I love that spotty ribbon, great blog hop, thanks for a chance to win
    lv Gill x

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  26. Crissy this is so very adorable and your coloring is outstanding as usual!! Love the dragon!! Great blog candy!

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  27. So cute and wonderful coloring. I would love to win!

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  28. What a beautiful card with awesome coloring! I love the dragon stamps that were just released.

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  29. So cute! I love the colours in your card. The bewareth saying just makes me laugh.

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  30. Cute! Love that you colored the dragon that way. So original - usually see green on dragons ALove this combo!

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  31. What a fun card! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  32. love it!!! you did an awesome job with the coloring plus I love purple. never thought to do that.

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  33. Hi crissy,
    I have forever admired your work....And so i hope you don't mind if i ask a question....
    when adding all your vi brant colours together all at once can you tell me why you would add an alchohol based marker as well as a waterbased marker together.I was told because alcohol and water actually repel one another that mixing them would cause the different inks to smear...my question is how did you succeed and having this not happen...do you mind sharing a trick of the trade?

    Thanks
    Phebe

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  34. Hi Phebe; I don't know how else to get in touch with you to answer other than here, so I hope you come back to read my reply to your question!
    I had initially colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. This covered the paper where ever there was color, with a layer of wax, as that is what is in colored pencils to bind the pigments together.
    Anyhoo, the watercolor sat on top of that and when it was perfectly dry, that is when I added the Copics in a final step. It didn't smear at all, probably because I waited until the paints were bone dry. This was an experiment for me, and I really had no idea if it would work or not, but obviously it did, so you can try it for yourself and be successful too!
    Thanks for your comments!

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  35. You did such a great job coloring! I've never thought of using all three mediums before, so now I'll have to. =)

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  36. Your card is gorgeous! I have never thought of combining so many mediums when colouring. Normally i only use 1 maybe 2 if i am missing a colour, but you have brough t back the fact that with this hobby the posibilities are endless, thanks for the reminder!
    R

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  37. Hi Crissy:
    Thanks so much for all you wonderful comments on my blog. I am honored that an artist like yourself is so supportive of my work. ALL your cards are just amazing...inspirational.
    Have a great day!!
    KAREN

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  38. I have been admiring your work on SCS for years and recently took the plunge and ordered a bunch! This is adorable, and a really awesome blog candy! Your coloring is beautiful!

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  39. Gorgeous card! I love it so much!! Plus, it's in my fave color!! Super Adorable!! :))

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  40. Thanks Crissy
    I definitely will try that.
    Phebe

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  41. What a fabulous card! Albert umps right out at you with the way you have colourd him. TFS the technique.

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  42. Albert is adorable and the coloring is outstanding!! The highlights are glowing even in a photograph. Also, he looks very satisfied (must have already had dinner)!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  43. Oh he is just adorable!! I would love to have him!! Thanks for the chance at it!!

    :)Kathy

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  44. Such a cute card. I love the colors and the way you colored Albert. Awesome blog candy.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie's passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

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  45. I love your card and I love the way you have coloured it.
    Looks great. Best regards, Nadine

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  46. Albert is absolutely adorable! I love the different shades of purple and blue as well. I must place an order for him and his friends pretty soon.

    Vannessa

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  47. Crissy, this card is just so beautiful. I absolutely love the colours.. I think I may just have to case this card if you don't mind..

    love n hugs..
    Jo xx

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  48. Hi Crissy, LOVE adorable Albert !! Your card is stunning ! Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win some fabulous candy xx

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  49. Hi Chrissie
    This is just gorgeous, as always. You've just given me an idea for a piece of colouring I was struggling with, thank you!
    Luv'n'Hugs
    Gayle x

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  50. Ahhh Albert is so cute and I would love him, he can keep the baby HH dragon that I got, company.

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  51. One word. ADORABLE!!

    Thanks.



    sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

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  52. Finally I found HH Hop! :-)

    Albert is sooo cute I HAVE TO get him to be my own.

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  53. A verry Beautifull card with verry nice colors!!

    But I've seen today more than the Candy because I have been visit al the DT members blogs and see the beautifull DT cards they have made. That's already a Candy to.

    I adore dragons. And this dragon will come and visit my home once upon a time ;)

    greetings Ilona

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  54. The colouring is just excellent and I love the idea of layering the H2O's over the Prismacolor pencils! I just got some H20's and now I can use them to make images really pop!
    I learned something new and perhaps a chance to win some great stamps!

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  55. I absolutely adore the dragon. Beautiful coloring and he is just plain cute.

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  56. ooohh he is soo cute
    love it!
    stampgreetings from the netherlands
    sylvia

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  57. crissy, your card is toooooo beautiful!!!! I specially love your coloring, so stunning!!!well done!!

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  58. OH! Albert is soooo cute! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance for some sweet candy!

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! As usual, I love your card. So Cute! I love the deep rich colors and the sentiment is so funny!

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  60. Love the card. I am going to have to look up the twinkling H2O. I haven't heard of them and will have to find out more now...lol
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Kathy

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  61. Oh My gosh, what a great card, excellent coloring...

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  62. Thanks for introducing me to this really cute stamp set! I love the Bewareth saying. Perfect on a card for my friend whos a fan of the mythical. Thanks again for the chance at fab candy! ~Rebecca

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  63. This sis sooooooooo cute! I want this set so bad!

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  64. What a great card! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win such adorable stamps!

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  65. Oh I love Albert.. the way you colored him looks like he could just jump right off the card..

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  66. This card is so beautiful. I always study your coloring. It has such a uniqueness about it. I have to try layering all those mediums - it produces such amazing results!!

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  67. He's adorable, Crissy! I love the colors you chose and your amazing coloring!

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  68. oh cute little dragon :)

    lovely card, love the colors.

    MJ

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  69. What a cute dragon, I would love to win him..
    Thanks for the chance/ Tina F.

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  70. The colors on your dragon card are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win him.

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  71. That was a fun HOP around all the blogs & my first (but not last) time visiting your blog. What an adorable stamp and card. That chubby little dragon is just so darn cute!
    idratherbstampin@bmi.net

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  72. OhMyGosh... this is adorable! Fantastic job on your coloring and I love that sentiment!! lol I'm REALLY loving these dragons from High Hopes and I have high hopes that I'll be a winner!! hehehe

    Debi
    aka: SassiAngel on Splitcoast

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  73. Dragons might think I would be crunchy, but I think they are sweet. I am going to my desk now to try the colouring technique - beautiful....

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  74. Awww look at him, he is adorable, love the colouring that you have choosen, the message is just perfect!

    xxxx

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  75. Hello dear namesake and I absolutely love your Albert the dragon card, he's such a cute little chubby! Fabulous colouring as always and I was so interested to read about your combination of the three mediums, it looks amazing! All your new designs are fabulous Crissy, your talent is incredible. Take care and I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the candy! Hugs, Chris.

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  76. Beautiful card. I'm just starting out on my stamping hobby...haven't really gotten the hang of my markers yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. Love the dragon set so much! I am always looking for some cute dragons to stamp with. Love the card a lot. I will have to try the prismacolors and twinkling h2o's together, I don't have any copics :o( Love the card and all the great colours.

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  78. I recently found this line of stamps and am in love!! The images and card samples are wonderful. I can't wait to start buying and buying. Great card and colors. I hope I win!!
    Lisa W
    lnlwhitt@aol.com

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  79. I love Albert. Your card is darling and your coloring is beautiful. I love all your cards. High Hopes stamps are one of my favorite companies. Love your designs.

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  80. Love your use of colors on this card. Gorgeous!!!!!!! Too cute too :)

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  81. He's such a CUTE dragon! I like the colors, too.

    Swedie

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  82. Gorgeous card!! I love the colours you've used, the three different mediums go perfect together. Also love how you have made the ribbon-stamp to look just like the real ribbon you used. Gorgeous!

    xxx
    Mariska

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  83. I love your artwork as always. I just bought some twinkling H2O's--Can't wait to try them out. Thank you for offering blog candy!!
    Heather P.

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  84. How Cute is this card!! I like the colors and the ribbon/rose stamp I like, too!!!

    Hugs, Nicole

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  85. I love how you colored this card. It is awesome. I am in the process of ordering some High Hopes stamps. They have some great detail. Hope I can add these to my newly found collection.
    Lindsey Anderson
    creativeandersonlady@yahoo.com

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  86. I love the color combination and the plump little dragon is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Ann Lind

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  87. Whoooo-hoooo ~ I found you!!!!

    Gorgeous card, lovin' that dragon :)

    Leann x

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  88. I lovee all the High Hopes stamps, and these new ones are no exception. Just fabulous!

    hugz,
    Suzanne Dean

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  89. i love this card...especially love the saying and of course "Albert" is super cute :)

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  90. Awesome colouring!!! I love the dragons :)

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  91. Wow...great cards..so adorable...love the colors..I would love to win...Yeahhh!!!

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  92. Albert is SOOO cute! I love your coloring:)

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  93. Love the dragons! These cards are awesome!

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  94. Love you card, the colouring is great and I would love a chance to win.

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  95. What a cute card!!! I love the brilliance of the colors! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome images!

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  96. Love the little saying on the front!! The dragon is just way 2 cute!!

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  97. I love this dragon and the card hes on is cute also!

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  98. You are definitely the coloring diva! Your work is just beautiful :O)

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