Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On The Tenth Day of Christmas...

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a leaping

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In case you landed here randomly, you have come into the middle of a blog hop for Whimsy Stamps! If you have come here from Vicki's blog, you're right on track!
We are "singing" the Twelve Days of Christmas on this hop, so each person's post begins with a verse from the song. We hope you'll really be in the mood for Christmas by the time you reach the end! Denise will be your last stop with some details on how you can enter to win all four of my debut release stamps, along with some other surprises. (btw, the quality of these stamps is top of the line, deeply etched red rubber!)

Now for my card:
This is "Jolly Puppy Kisses" which I drew for my new release with Whimsy. I just love to draw Santa! Every time I do, it just puts me in a really good mood!
I colored Santa with the following Copics. I broke it down into sections so that you can see how I rendered each area:

WHITES:
Beard and eyebrows: W00, 1, 3, 5, E70
Trim on suit and hat: BV20, C5, E50
Mittens: E30, E70
I used all these colors sparingly, and left a lot of the white space, well, as white space, with no colors added. White is difficult to render because it really reflects a lot of what is around it. Yet it has shadows on it too that you have to choose a color for. I wanted the white of his beard to look different from the white of his fur trim and mitts too, so I chose different color sets for each of those white areas.

Skin: E00, 01, 04, 11, R02, 81, 83
Boots and Belt: C0, 4, 5, 7, 9
Belt Buckle: Y28 and Stickles
Red suit: R35, 37, 39, 89
Stocking: G28, B12, C4 for shadows
Pup: E53, 55, 15, 18
Background and ground: R0000, 000, 00, B0000, 93, 60

I have discovered that by using the lightest shades, in this case R0000 and B0000 for the background, I can make it look like softly sponged edges! I'm really happy Copic came out with those very light colors!

If you want to continue on with the hop, your next stop is Lisa's blog!
Have fun hopping, and singing the Twelve Days of Christmas with the Whimsy DT Choir! ;-D

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84 comments:

  1. What a happy card! Can't help but smile when you see it. I think the happiness you feel drawing Santa must rub off on all who view it when you're finished! Love the candy cane embellishment and the snowflakes too!

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  2. So So Sweet!! Love this stamp and you've coloured it beautifully--nice layout and embellies too! Congratulations on this new stamp venture!!! I am going over to Whimsy right now to check out their site!!
    Hugs!!!
    Sarah

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  3. Crissy your designs truly are amazing sweetie!! Love this card too - your colouring just rocks!! xx

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  4. AWW!! Crissy, I so much LOVE your images for Whimsy!! You're so talented and I'm so thrilled with designing creations with them!! :) Your coloring is off the charts awesome!! I really adore the candy cane embellishment too!! HUGS

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  5. So happy you were able to join us for the hop Crissy! I do adore these images and you've colored Santa perfectly! Thanks for the Copic list too, now I need to get me some more! Beautiful holiday card, love the candy cane accents! :)

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  6. wonderful card. love the accents you added to it and the image is just the cutest

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  7. Hi Crissy this is by far my fave stamp! it is cuteness and christmas all in one I adore it you have done a fantastic job!. Joey.xxx

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  8. Crissy your designs are truly amazing ! Love your card too - your colouring just rocks!Hugs Debbie xx

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  9. I just love your card. That is the sweetest stamp. I love the little puppy with Santa. How cute.

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  10. Crissy - your work is just stunning - loving the new designs too!

    Rx

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  11. Fab new image. Your layout is lovely. Thanks for taking the time to say what colours you used where it really helps us beginners at copics.


    Hugs Beccy x

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  12. gorgeous Crissy....your images are fantastic!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  13. oh wow, fabulous card, your colouring is so amazing, perfection, so love all the embellishments too! hugs debx

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  14. Wow Crissy! This is adorable! Incredible colouring as always and I just love those super cute candy canes! Thanks for creating such gorgeous images for us to play with! ~x~

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  15. Thank you SOOOOO much for being a designer with Whimsy stamps..I'm super excited! Your images are just amazing and I *heart* them very much! Can't wait to see what is in the future releases!

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  16. Oh what a fab card. Got to say love the candy sticks. such a lovely touch to a beautiful card.
    And the image ... oh so cute

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  17. AAAWESOME!!!!!!!
    Adore these new stamps,
    Hopin On
    Hugs
    Angie

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  18. Wow Crissy, you did an amazing job on drawing all of these WONDERFUL stamp images!!! I love them all, seriously!
    And your card is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
    {love} Sylvia

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  19. Amazingly beautiful Crissy. I didn't know you were so talented and famous. Wow! This stamp is gorgeous. Hugs, Sharon

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  20. Such a jolly santa and this illustration is stunning, colored perfectly
    smiles
    Paola

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  21. what a happy Santa...and your colouring is stunning!
    xxx Margreet

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  22. Wow, beautiful...love your coloring. Beautiful image as well...

    Hugs,
    Vicki

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  23. That santa looks really happy love the colours. Christine x

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  24. wow, what a happy card, with bright strong colours
    hugs andrea

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  25. I love your colouring, really effective. x

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  26. Hi Crissy I am loving all these images of yours especially the kitty ones. Love this card, his glittery belt buckle is adorable. Debs xx

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  27. This card is gorgeous Crissy! I am so loving all these images on this hop! Love the way you did Santa's belt buckle. And the candy canes you added are so cute!

    hugs
    Mary

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  28. Oooh I love this image. I like the way that you have coloured in the beard too. I shall have to see if I am too late for this blog hop, and if I am, I shall have to do it anyway so I can see the new releases. ;0)

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  29. Oh WOW! Chrissy - this is awesome. Your colouring is sensational; Santa's suit looks really velvety. I love the effect you've got on the fur too. Those candy cane embellishments are the cutest!
    Sharon xx

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  30. Beautiful card, Crissy. Your image is adorable and your colouring amazing. Fab layout and just love that ribbon!!x :)

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  31. Great card. Lovin' all these new images. Keep them coming - they are great.
    Andrea.xx

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  32. I didn't know there was a blog hop going on. I LOVE your card, and I'll start from the begining!

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  33. Crissy, without a doubt you are the most talented artist I know. Congratulations on your new stamp line and you have showcased this santa to perfection! Hugs
    Pinky

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  34. Thanks for these wonderful heart-warming images. I love how you have coloured Santa. Domino, XX

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  35. What can I say Chrissy, your images are super fabulous, each and every one.

    Hugs Ali x

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  36. love it crissy!!! all the images are fabulous and so much fun to play with!! love those candy canes adn santa!!!

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  37. Fabulous card Crissy the colours are brilliant & such a cheerful santa too fab images
    Annes
    ps just adore your header

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  38. I have just got to have all four of these gorgeous stamps you are so talented. I will be watching closely your work as I think you are very talented and a wonderful inspiration.

    jayne
    xx

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  39. WOW i just LOVE this car, its sooooo close to my own style :) LOVE the candy canes !!!

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  40. Another beautiful card Crissy, and I am loving these fab images. Hugs Jo x

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  41. Hi Crissy, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet santa image and I love the candy canes.

    Lisa x

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  42. Gorgeous card Crissy love the design and the colour combination is beautiful.

    Hugs Linda

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  43. Beautiful card! I love all the new images.

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  44. Love this Santa and he's pefetly coloured. Shell x

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  45. Another gorgeous card, really loving all your new images! Beautiful details as well.
    Jenni x

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  46. WOW! Love all your new images, they are fabulous!
    Stunning card, your colouring is amazing x

    Jenny x

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  47. Crissy this is beautiful... love all the hints of sparkle!!!

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  48. Awesome designs you have created. Just love them. Your card is beautiful and thanks for giving us the colours you used, so beautifully done.
    Marion

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  49. I'm so enjoying seeing your designs - love your card and thanks for the colour tips!

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  50. Hi Crissy



    The new realease looks like its going to be fantastic the new images look fab and I love the tip on shading the white parts


    Emma xxx

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  51. Crissy, you have done it again darlin!! ANother amazing release of super adorable images!! You never cease to amaze me!! Love your card!! Such a sweet image!! xx

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  52. Wow Crissy, you're very talented! The images are adorable :) this card looks amazing!
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  53. Chrissy what a gorgeous card.this image is definitely my favorite the little doggie is just like my puppy Dylan i love it.All of them are just so cute.
    Trish (-:

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  54. Oooooh......I love this! The details are spectacular and the image is adorable!!! I'm so glad your onboard as a designer now! woo-hoo!!!!

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  55. Great job and I LOVE it when people tell what copics they used! Great job!

    Denise Wells
    mamascollections@aol.com

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  56. Very sweet card! I love all the new stamps. :)

    Cheers
    Susan

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  57. This is so sweet!! I love those little candy canes in the corner and all the embellishments just bring this card to life. We're so lucky to have you on board Whimsy and I'm just thrilled to be designing with your wonderful images :)
    - Ann

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  58. Wow! You are so talented. These are great!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  59. What a cute Santa with his little puppy. You are truly a talented lady Crissy, I always love your images, they are all so darn cute!!

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  60. Your stamps are so adorable! And I love your card - not your usual Xmas colors - which is why I like it - it goes beautifully together!

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  61. this is just beautiful. So love the bright and happy colours you have used here and the image has been coloured beautifully.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  62. Qu'elle est belle cette carte !!!!!

    et les illustrations sont magnifiques, moi, j'adore !

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  63. love the candy canesm the whole card is so cute

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  64. Cute images, and your card is beautiful!

    I'm so glad to see you join Whimsy! I've been buying their stamps since they debuted, and your images are sure to keep me coming back! =D

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  65. Love the card and thanks for the coloring instructions. Your images are wonderful.

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  66. Very pretty card and the stamp images are just so cute. Love the little candy canes too. Pretty papers.

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  67. I do so love this image! And I love Christmas and this song! Your coloring is excellent (Santa's shoes and belt look so shiny!) - I hope to get better and better with the Copics and I learn so much from all of you! Now, "on the eleventh day of Christmas...."

    Jackie

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  68. Fab card like always!!
    Congrats on all your images!

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  69. Love this cute santa with hhis little dog.Grat card.

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  70. I have been catching up on your Christmas cards. They are allll so fun and cheerful, love them all!

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  71. You're new images are adorable! Great card Crissy!

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  72. You are amazing! What a very Happy & Sweet image and your card is gawjuss as always!

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  73. What a stunning card and thanks for sharing the copic recipe with us!~~ just love that info!!
    Your images are fabulous--I would love them all!!
    Thanks Crissy and blessings
    Mary Lou

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  74. Oh, this is so sweet! Your coloring is just amazing! Congrats on the new line!

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  75. Love this sweet card!! Your coloring is wonderful. thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, Renee

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  76. Totally adorable Crissy, you're so good at drawing Santa's. Your coloring is amazing, as always!

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  77. Great card Crissy! I love the colours!

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