Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Stepping

Hi Precious Peeps!  I am having a blast colouring up my new images, and this one was particularly fun to colour with all the fresh spring colours.  We don't see any blooms yet where we live, but we will very soon, as the last of our snow is melting away! 
I drew this carousel horse for Whimsy Stamps to celebrate spring, and so I named her, "Spring Stepping".  She comes in a set, complete with a matching accessory image of new spring leaves, and a couple of cute little sayings.  I have used the entire set on this card. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin B's - Challenge #49  Spring or Easter
Moxie Fab World - they have a photo for you to be inspired by and my lovely friend Carolyn King chose it! Hi Carolyn! Waving!! xx
Paper Sundaes - A multi-fold Spring or Easter card
Cute Daisy May Challenge - Anything Goes

Here you can see the extra fold I gave it, with the little card on the front of the main card.  The little loops of the bow keep this part closed:

Inside the little card on the front:

Inside the main card:

I don't usually go all out on the inside of a card, but this one is for someone really special and I wanted to take the extra care and time to do it up right!

Here is a list of the Copics I used on the image:
G20, 42, 43, W00, 1, 3, 4, 5
Horse's white body:
W1, 3. 4
Horse's main and tail:
E40, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49
YG17, G07, 40, R20, 21, 22 24
Butterfly, Saddle and Bridle: 
BG11, 13, 15, YG17, G40
Center of lilies, top and bottom of image:

Thanks for coming by for a visit today! God bless you!


  1. This is beautiful Chrissie. I love the fresh spring colours you have used and the hidden flap is lovely.
    Sandra x

  2. I adore what you did with the image, and how you dotted the shadows. Fantastic.

  3. hey sweet girl....(waving right back attcha!) Thanks for playing. You know I adore your work...this illustration is just magical as is your marvelous card! (hugs)

  4. Your card is beautiful I have seen many of your horses this week and they are fabulous your a very talented artist thank you for taking time to share with us at Ooh La la
    I do hope you visit again

  5. This is stunning Crissy! A beautiful image and a gorgeous card! I always love your work! xx

  6. Lucky is the friend who receives this treasure Crissy. It's just lovely.

  7. Just gorgeous - love all the fun details! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  8. this is so beautiful Crissy, your colouring is so amazing! hugs Debx

  9. WOW! AMAZING coloring!! Just stunning! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's!

  10. Oh neat, I really like the format/fold! Such a pretty card!! I'm glad you joined us with this weeks Paper Sundaes challenge.

  11. Utterly stunning Chrissie, no other words fit, thank you for playing along at CDM this week, Hugs Avril xxxx

  12. wow Chrissy......amazing card......your colouring is so gorgeous......and all the details......just love it!
    xxx Margreet

  13. Wow Crissy, this is so beautiful, the colors are perfect.

  14. Oh wow. This is stunning! Love the idea for the mini card on the front too. Hugs, Zoe xxoo

  15. What a gorgeous creation... just fabulous. Everytime I see your name now in blogland I have to giggle thinking of that cute Youtube video with you and your daughter laughing... (coloring with copics for fur)... and yeah, I am a wheezer and snorter too :) thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  16. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous colouring. Thanks so much for playing along at CDM. Hugs

  17. Wow, how beautiful is this card, totally in the same style as the merry-go-round where the horse is at home !!

  18. Wow! Crissy, this is drop dead gorgeous! The opening is a brilliant idea. Beautiful papers and such amazing colouring skills.
    Awww.... thanks for your kind words on my carousel creations; it means so much more coming from the artist herself. Thanks.
    Sharon xx

  19. Hey Crissy! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  20. Is there a tutorial on how to shade with the dots around the image?

    Great job