Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I'm working on the images for the next new release so I won't go into a lot of details about these cards. I will just say that I made two of them, the snowman and the woodland Santa for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast this past Sunday and as a result are a CASE of Paula Tracey's work. Worth having a look-see!
Merry Christmas everyone, and happy holidays! See you in January! God bless you!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 12/23/2008 11:11:00 AM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday's challenge today is "Flower Power", hosting by Diva Ying from Malaysia! We are to use flowers somewhere on our card; punched flowers, flower stamps, Primas, metal flowers, flowery patterned paper, any sort of flower! If you want to join in the challenge, you can go see all the samples here at the High Hopes blog, and then leave a link to your card in the comment section. Your name will then be entered into a draw to win two free High Hopes Stamps!
Hope you enjoy my cards today! I am really busy drawing the next release stamp designs, so this is a shorter than usual post.
I used Tombow pens on all three images. Punched up the colors in places on Tinks and Mudzie and Chopper with Copics.
Thanks for looking and God bless you!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 12/07/2008 09:25:00 AM
Monday, December 1, 2008
This week's High Hopes Challenge at their blog , hosted by Diva Amy, is to make a card using metal somewhere on your card. Could be metal brads, wire, charms, foil, anything made of metal. The first one I did is with Gavin the Givin' dragon. I colored him using Copics, and went over parts of him with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to blend the colors a bit more. Lots of sparkle on this one, on his gifts and wings. I used a glitter glue. Metal photo corner, metal charm, and metal around the heart on this card. I would not send it through the post because of the fat paper ribbon I wouldn't want to squish.
For this sample, I used an older stamp, Hopeful moose. I colored it with Copics and used a tiny bit of Prismacolor pencils over top to blend the colors a bit more. Then I covered the whole thing with Versamagic Clear, and used Ultra Thick Embossing powder and heat set. I put on three coats to make it nice and smooth and glossy!
I got the idea for the sketch from SC203 over at Splitcoast Stampers. The cool idea for the checkerboard edges came from Mutnik's super gorgeous card here, also on SCS. I couldn't help but copy that great idea! I drew the checkerboard design using the chiseled tip of a dark blue Copic marker. The metal on this card are the flowers! I found a bunch of cute metal flowers at our local dollar store and bought a bunch in different colors. Fun!
I also got to use my Martha Stewart Crystal sparkles to make a snowy look all over the flowers, on the top and bottom of the frame, on Mudzie's antlers, and all around the edges of the card.
Now if you want to play the HH Challenge Metal Madness, don't forget that there is blog candy to be won by a randomly chosen winner if you link your card at the HH blog!
Also, Diva Ila is giving away a HUGE package of blog candy, with High Hopes AND Magnolia stamps as well as a raft of other crafting supplies! Be sure to check it out!
TFL and God bless you today!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 12/01/2008 08:05:00 PM