Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Snowman and Penguin fun!

Hi Peeps!  Christmas is almost here and I am so excited!  Here is a card I made using my Snowman and Penguins digi stamp image.  I am happy with how this one turned out!
This was my first time using Zoe's paper from her store, "Make It Crafty".  The paper is one she discovered for Copic users and it is called, "Make It Crafty Blending Card".  I want to say ahead of my next statement, that I get zero compensation for plugging her product.  Now Copic lovers, hear me.... THIS PAPER IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER TRIED FOR BLENDING COPIC COLOURS!!!!!  It is a dream to work with -- I have NEVER seen the Blender pen work like this before -- oh the joy of seeing the effects with this paper -- if you have never tried it before, please go to her store and get some NOW!!! You will not be sorry!!  It is now my new staple to go with Copics.  I can't believe Zoe found this paper-- I always knew she was a sweet heart AND super smart AND super creative.  Well it seems she has reached genius level with the discovery of this paper!!! Oh I can't say enough about it.
sigh... I am in paper heaven now... ha ha ha ha
The die cuts are Ann's own Elegant Flourishes and I love using them! I painted the edges with a gold automotive paint loaned from hubby.  It actually works a lot better than the gold crafting paint I was using!  
I coloured the image with the following Copics:
B0000, 21, 32, 34, 63
C0, 2, 3, 4, 5
RV21 on his cheeks
Blender 0
B32, 21
Now you see the sky and the snow and how I kind of melded the two into each other in a unique way, with no line of demarcation?  That's the beauty of this paper from Make It Crafty.  I could not have done that with any other paper I use!  What a joy to work with this stuff!!
E55, 57, 59
Hat on left penguin:
G24, 28, 29, C5
Red hat, mitt and scarf:
R24, 27, 29, 46, C6, 4
Ear muffs:
R43, 46, C6, 4
Penguin feet: E95, 97, 99, W5
Hat on right penguin:
G24, 28, 29, C5
YR21, 23, 24
White on Penguins:
E50, 51, 53, W2, 3
Black on Penguins:
N1, 2, 4, 6, 8, blender
I messed up the pink on the penguins' cheeks and so I blended it out and then went over it with a pink Prisma pencil crayon :-p .  I also used a grey Prisma pencil crayon to touch up the black parts of the penguin to get a smoother gradation. Here's your close-up:

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Also be sure to check out the new release at Whimsy! I have some new images there as well as all the Whimsy Artists!
Merry Christmas All!
Blessings and Peace!!


  1. This is stunning. I love your colouring and those penguines look like they are having a blast.Fabulous.

    Hugs, Mette

  2. What an incredible card Crissy! Your colouring is absolutely amazing as always!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! xx

  3. That is fabulous! :) LOVE your coloring--it really is amazing--you made it look so real! I hope you have a happy holiday! :)

  4. Crissy, this is just amazing! Gorgeous coloring and I love this image. It is on its way to me now. :) I wish I could try Zoe's paper, but the paper is so heavy that it makes shipping just too much for me. It does look amazing, though! Anyway, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  5. Just Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Wow, this is so gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing and your details are stunning.

  7. Stunning card!

    Thank you for joining us at MTTC for our "Winter Pals" Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Shaz x

  8. Absolutely stunning card and your coloring is AWESOME!! Merry Christmas from us at Papertake Weekly :)

  9. This is beautiful Crissy -- I like yours WAY better than mine, now I'll have to do another LOL -- thanks for sharing the info about the paper, sounds dreamy!

    Wishing you & your family a very merry holiday! Many hugs & kisses!!


  10. Beautiful the image and pretty details. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  11. This card is stunning. I love the coloration of the stamp.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.

  12. Wow...your coloring is AMAZING! I just signed up as a follower and am looking forward to spending more time checking out your work. So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

  13. So beautiful card<I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. Such a darling card! Actually, Stunning is the word! Thanks for joining us this time at Critter Sketch for our "Let it Snow" challenge. Merry Christmas! NancyD

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

  16. Cute cute cute~~you do dream up the cutest most fun lovin' snow peeps!!!
    Mary Lou

  17. What a fabulously adorable image.. Your coloring of this is fabulous.

  18. What a fabulous card. Love your image and design! Sooooo adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage.

  19. Hey Crissy!! you do the cutest image and your card is just uber cute! amazing coloring as usual. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and have a great new yr hun! xxx Steph

  20. WOWZERS!! That's some amazing colouring!!

    Love the penguins.. so adorable!!

    Thanks for participating at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again this week!

  21. Oh my goodness Crissy, this is so amazing - your coloring is just FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing this with our challenge at THE PIXIE COTTAGE:)

  22. This is one of the cutest,darling images ever! It goes on my christmas wish list as I am still buying up christmas stock to play with.

    I am new to Copics and will try the paper too - sounds really promising.

    You're very talented and have a lovely family,
    all the best for the new year!