Saturday, August 1, 2009

Something different: InStyle Stamps

Mary Giemza, hostess of Copic Creations asked me to join their lovely Design Team this week! It is an amazing blog, with blog candy offered with every challenge! Lots of great companies are sponsoring; go have a look-see if you wish!
I had to turn down Mary's kind and gracious offer, because there is just enough on my plate right now, but any more would be too much to handle, so I won't be joining the team permanently. However, I was able to do this one card as a guest for challenge number nine, sponsored by InStyle stamps! For this challenge, we are showing how to color eyes Anime style.
The cute cowboy from InStyle Stamps is named Tommy. The boot and saying are from High Hopes Stamps. I used Spellbinders Impressabilities for the paisley bg paper! I love how it worked! I just inked it up with White Kraft Ink and laid it down on the brown cs. Then I took my big brayer and rolled it overtop (with a sheet of printer paper overtop). I used white embossing powder on it and heat set. The impression is not perfect, but I think that adds to it rather than takes away.
I would love to get a Crop-a-dile and some eyelets, but until then, I use my paper drill and gold embossing powder to "fake" it. That's how I did the belt holes! I gave the belt and buckle that leather look by smushing and rolling and crunching the cardstock with my hands until it was very wrinkly. Then I brushed brown dye inks overtop randomly. The faux stitching on the belt is made with a piercing tool and a white gel pen. It took a long time to make this buckle and belt, but I love how it turned out!
Tommy is colored with the following Copics:
Eyes: G05, 02, 00
Skin: E000, 00 11, R20
Hat band: E15, 39,97
Hair: YR21,E15,39
Tongue: R20, 85,89
Bandana: R17,27,59
Blender pen used throughout except on face and hair.

God bless and thanks for looking!


  1. Very CUTE card Crissy--as always your colouring is amazing--especially around the eyes and cheeks!!The belt looks cool and until I read that you had hand drawn the stitching I thought you had done it on machine. Thanks for sharing and may God bless you with great inspiration as you work on the new designs!!
    Blessings my friend!

  2. Oh this is just so adorable dear and such gorgeous coloring as always. No wonder they asked you to be on the team. Thanks so much for showing the eyes dear so apprecaite all your help with the copics hon
    Big Hugs

  3. Stunning card Crissy, love the cute image and your colouring and lo is beautiful as always. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

  4. Holy moly!!! I don't think I've *ever* seen you use any image other than High Hopes!! You did a fantastic job with this!! What an honor to be asked to join their dt...but I think your plate isn't just full, it's overflowing, lol!! Don't forget to leave room for dessert!!! Hahahaaaa!!

  5. gorgeous Crissy, amazing colouring as always sweetie, love the way that you have done the belt buckle..brilliant idea. hugs rachxxx

  6. Crissy - wonderful Tommy card! So FUN!
    Love how you used the label die for the belt buckle and your belt, so CREATIVE!!!
    Have fun drawing! Always fun to see and buy new stamps! Wonderful coloring and thanks for sharing your "how to" videos.
    It sure helps me!!! I appreciate it! Just ordered a bunch of High Hopes stamps yesterday!
    Pam Going Postal

  7. Brilliant darlin, I love his little face, and drawing more stamps, cant wait all of your stamps are exquisite, love and huggies June xx

  8. What a beautiful card Crissy,i love the stamp and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  9. Beautiful card Crissy and fantastic colouring!
    Love the gorgeous designs and detail!
    Hugs Linda

  10. Your coloring is so pretty Chrissy! Love how your card turned out! So glad you were our guest for this challenge. =)
    Jodi =)

  11. Fabulous job on your card, Crissy. So glad you at least got to join us for this one challenge. Have fun drawing!

  12. Wow I love this image and the colouring is fantastic.

    Beccy x

  13. Hi Crissy! He is wonderful!! I love the shine on his hair and hat! Such a beautiful blue hat! Great green eye, too!
    You asked about the yellow on Kimmie's hat. After Y21 and Y32 I used some YR24 which is called Pale Sepia, but to me is like a mustard color!

  14. Crissy, your coloring never ceases to amaze me. Brilliant work! Have a wonderful day!

  15. Wow!! your copic coloring is just Incredible....well it's always Incredible...But you sure did showcase this image with it...the whole card is just Fantastic..the way you created the paisley bkg..the brown cs looks like real leather!!...Hugs, Ila