Thursday, August 1, 2013

I'm A Make It Crafty Guest Designer!


Hi folks!  This is a departure from my usual m.o. as I'm sure you have guessed already.  On Facebook not long ago,  Zoe of (Make It Crafty) posted that she was looking for some guest designers for her next release, and I was intrigued.  Then I found out this release was special because it was on her store's 3rd birthday so it was going to be a big bash.  Well that did it, I wanted to be invited to the party!  So you can imagine my delight when she opened the doors up for me and a special group of MIC fans who signed up before the deadline (early bird gets the worm, and all that). So...
Welcome to the very special Make it Crafty Tea Party!
Today, I'm joining the fun with a collection of Make it Crafty fans from around the world, serving you a delicious array of crafty delights to celebrate not only the magical release of Alice in Wonderland but also Make it Crafty's THIRD Birthday!!
What better way to celebrate than a tea party full of Make it Crafty fans?
As you chase the white rabbit down holes, through small doors, around corners and more, keep your eye out for hidden letters, collecting them along the way. Simply decipher the question and then enter the answer at the end of the hop for a chance to win the grand prize!
It wouldn't be a fun tea party without hidden prizes along the way, so make sure you comment as you chase the rabbit for a chance to win more prizes!
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Hopefully you've found your way through the door from KAT, but if you've just fallen down the hole then you might want to start back at ZOE.
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The guests were given the option to play with 6 images from the new collection and I chose to get creative with "Alice And The White Rabbit".
I challenged myself with this image, not only because it is a departure from my usual style of much simpler designs, but also I printed it in "watermark" mode (Word program) so that the lines would be a very light grey and hard to see.  Did it challenge me? Oh yes it did!  Thankfully I have heavy duty magnifier lenses which never left my face the whole time!  Some call this the "no lines" method of colouring.  I think my lines were a medium grey so I am not sure it counts as such.  I've seen other people's "no lines" colouring and you really don't see the lines at all, once they are done.  Maybe next time, I'll choose an even lighter ink, if I feel like stretching my boundaries that much more! 
I coloured this image with mixed media, starting with a base of Copics.  Here is a list of the Copic colours, although I did cover over a good deal of those with Prismacolour pencils and a handful of pastel pencils as well to get this look: 
Hair: E50, 51, 53, 43, 44, BV00, BV20
Skin: E0000, 000, 01, BV20, R20
White areas: C00, 01, 02, 03, BV20, E40
Blue dress: BG11, 01, 53, 57
Shoes: E13, 15, 18, 19
Red coat: R32, 35, 37, 59
Tie: FYG2, V15
Top hat: C0, 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, B21, B34, B39
Background is Prismacolour pencil burnished with white.
Some people use a blending stump to blend coloured pencil.  I prefer to burnish over it with a white or light coloured pencil crayon.  I find it blends better and I have more control. 
I made the sentiment on the computer as well as the little playing cards and row of hearts, which came from a free share file (the hearts and cards did, not the saying). 
Blue and green background panels stamped with Lavish Flourishes from Whimsy.  I thought this would make a great belated birthday card, although having one on hand and ready to go is a bit ironic.  Maybe I'll just have to be late on someone's birthday on purpose in order to give it out.  ;-) 

The fun doesn't stop here and if you head through this door you'll find your way to ALYCE.  (Isn't that cool, we actually have an Alyce on the hop list!!)
Thanks for coming by today!
God bless you!!



113 comments:

  1. WOWZA Crissy your colouring is truly amazing!! Such a fabulous jaw dropping creation Hun! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  2. Great idea with the watermark, thank you for that. Love the picture and the no lines idea is great.x

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  3. AMAZING!!! I am in AWE!!! Such beautiful work!!!

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  4. OMG this is absolutely amazing! Love all your playing cards and your colouring is beautiful! HUgsxx

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  5. WOW - an awesome card! I love your colouring..

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  6. Oh.. I love Alice and the White Rabbit so much... fabulous!

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  7. Oh My, Chrissy this is amazing colouring. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

    Congratulations on joining in the fun of the Alice in Wonderland release Tea Party!

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    MiC DT

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  8. OMG this is a card in my style. Love the coloring, the plaing cards and the flowers. Amazing

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  9. Beautiful colouring and love the extra details on the card!

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  10. OMG WOWIE, FABULOUS coloring... Awesome card..super embellishments
    hugs

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  11. Fabulous work, your style of colouring is amazing
    P x

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  12. Oh dear.. OH dear... This coloring is beyond... I don't even know what to say really! It's SO fantastic and one detail I can comment.. The hat on the White rabbit.. PERFECTION! :D I studied it for a while and will take that way of lightning and shadowing with me when I color next time. Such a great job Chrissy!!! xx Madeleine

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  13. Gorgeous card i love the playing cards x

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  14. Your work is amazing - and your "no lines" colouring looks fabulous. Great work

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  15. Love the way you coloured her hair. aileen

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  16. Such fabulous colouring on your image Crissy, love it!

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  17. Absolutely spectacular Chrissy! Your colouring is something to aspire to. ~Amy.

    craftnerdiscool.blogspot.com.au

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  18. Wow - totally stunning card. Fabulous colouring and gorgeous details.
    Denise xx

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  19. Fabulous card Chrissy. Beautiful colouring and the most amazing detail. xx

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  20. Amazingly gorgeous, Crissy! I'm completely mesmerized by your colouring - fantastic details and design also, but it's really hard to take my eyes off your image! So great to have you with us! Hugs Delphine xx

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  21. This card is so pretty. The colors and the shading are just grand. You really did a great job. The embellishments are nice but the coloring is grand. I love it.

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  22. AMAZING colouring wow, Alice's hair is gorgeous!!! :) I love the "cards" on your card very very cute!!

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  23. Absolutely stunny Crissy, your colouring is out of this world. Hugs Lisa xxx

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  24. Oh wow this is an awesome design with stunning colouring and such a wonderful fun theme.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  25. Wow, it must be really difficulty coloring with such light colored lines. I need to take a closer look at your site!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Oh my word, I'm in love with this very beautiful card, your colouring is stunning, and I just love that superb design.
    Love, Mel. xxx

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  27. Absolutely stunning!! I love everything about this, the coloring is gorgeous, and the playing card border is perfect!!

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  28. Crissy...I am speechless! This is MAGICAL!!!!!! Love the way you brought LIFE to this image!!!
    God bless

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  29. This is so amazing. The coloring is spectacular and all the details are beautiful. What a wonderful job.

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  30. WOW, what an incredibly gorgeous card. You coloring fantastic and it was nice with all the playing cards. Thanks for letting me see, greetings from NORWAY

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  31. Amazing! the shading and blending and everything is just wonderful. The embellishments work so perfectly together.

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  32. Chrissy this is fabulous, I so love how you have used the small playing cards, brilliant xxx

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  33. OMG, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! Great job coloring and your card is fabulous!

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  34. Hi Crissy, haven been studying your coloured image because, OMG, you are brilliant girl!! Wow I wish I could colour half as good as you can.... Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Frea

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  35. Your coloring is superb! Gorgeous cards and your attention to details is fantastic. Love the use of mixing your coloring mediums. I've never attempted burnishing with a crayon..added that to my list of new techniques.

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  36. THUD!! You did it! I knew I would have to pick my jaw up from the ground... Absolutely beautiful Crissy. You are just magic with colour and detail and you have done fabulously with the faint lines. I love the playing cards too and you reminded me I have some mini ones around here somewhere I must find! hehe

    Thank you so much for being part of my very special event. Big Squeezes my friend. xoxoxo

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  37. Oh my hat! This is just incredible! LOVE, love, love everything about it!

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  38. Oh dear....I can't remember if I left a comment here....was just blown away with the images,colouring embellishments and everything. Sorry if you've ended up with two comments from me.

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  39. This is totally over the top. Wow. This is unbelieveable coloring. Beautiful....

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  40. WOW! Your coloring is just exquisite! I adore it! xxD

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  41. Wow Crissy,your coloring is amazing,fabolous card!!
    XXX Heidy

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  42. Fantastic card, Crissy! Your coloring is absolutely spectacular!

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  43. All I can say is WOW. Your coloring is so beautiful!

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  44. Wow Crissy this is just fabulous - don't think I've seen anything quite so beautifully coloured - just gorgeous hugs Judith x

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  45. This is just amazing! Your colour work is out of this world... definatly a favourite make of mine! Thanks for joining us for this release xx

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  46. Oh wow. Your Alice is incredible
    Hugs
    Beccy

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  47. I'm in total awe. Can see I'm gonna stalk your site for inspirations.;) Your coloring takes my breath away. Thanks so much for participating and sharing your beautiful creations.

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  48. wow this is totally amazing, superb colouring x

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  49. Your coloring is totally outstanding!!!
    // Monica

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  50. Wow, you have done an amazing job, your colouring is stunning and I can't stop looking at this card. Jules :)

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  51. O M G!!! Im so stunned by the Beauty of this card! Youre Wonderfully Talented,and I am now a follower of your Beautiful work! Wow!! So glad to have Fallen onto your blog,through a Hole of Gorgeous Colour... "Happy Birthday MIC" Thanks for the Awesome Tea Party Hop!

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  52. So wonderful coloring. The rabit is exquisite

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  53. Crissy you have such an amazing talent. I was lucky enough to see a sneak peak of this card on Facebook and just couldn't wait to see the whole thing and let me tell you that you didn't disappoint as your card is absolutely stunning!!!!

    Hugs Mandy xxxx

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  54. gorgeous colouring... and the playing cards are the perfect touch!

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  55. You are just so talented! This is absolutely stunning!! Such gorgeous coloring!! Wow!

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  56. Amazing colouring job! I really like the playing cards surrounding the pair, too. :)

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  57. Stunning Crissy, her blond hair is the real deal, just perfect..gorgeous colouring and love the details and gorgeous image..wonderful card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  58. Hi Crissy, your colouring is amazing and i love your wee cards xx



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  59. WOW I have been dying to see this since your sneek peek.....AMAZING......

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  60. You've coloured Alice beautifully! LOVE the hair and dress, looks amazing!! Great job! X Annika

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  61. Oh Wow!!! This is stunning!! Love this card and you've done an outstanding job colouring this little scene!!!!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  62. wow just stunning absolutley gorgeous.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  63. What a spectacular card! Fantastic design, love all the elements, and your coloring is beautiful! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  64. You are truly a coloring inspiration! LOVE IT!! Thanks for the tip about burnishing with a white colored pencil to blend. I love the look you achieved!

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  65. What a beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing and I really like the playing cards - just perfect for this card.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  66. Absolutley stunning creation. The colouring is out of the world. So striking. An awesome talent. Thank you for sharing. x

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  67. Wonderful card! Love it! And the coloring is just stunning!

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  68. Simply stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!! xx

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  69. wow!! Just wow! Absolutely stunning work Chrissy.

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  70. This is amazing! I absolutely love your colouring, the nearly-no-lines looks fantastic :D I love all the little playing cards too, and your sentiment :)

    Tanya xx

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  71. Your coloring is simply superb! Love her hair! And the added cards really make the image pop!
    HUGS

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  72. omgosh! your coloring is out of this world! love it...xxx

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  73. This is incredible! Fabulous coloring! I'm not a huge fan of the "no lines" but this awesome!!

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  74. Beautiful coloring, esp the hair & folds!

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  75. Brilliant! Awesome coloring and the image is supersweet :)

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  76. Awesome card! Love the composition and the theme followed up in decorations etc!

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  77. This card is amazing. The colouring is gorgeous. I am going to have to clean my computer desk now as I have been drooling while looking at your coloured image! Lol

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  78. Oh my! Such shading detail. Beautiful work

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  79. Wow what a fantastic card, love everything about it ...coloring, cards, sentiment, embellies...what an artist

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  80. Your colouring is perfect! This is my very favourite so far. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

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  81. Hi Crissy, so lovely to see your work again! This is absolutely incredible! Your colouring is amazing as always! hugs, Jane xxx

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  82. What a fabulous artist you are Crissy! Is there no end to your talent? Makes my Trick or Treating release hop project look like childs play! lol
    Hugs,
    Your friend
    Tammy Louise

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  83. Crissy, this is absolutely amazing! Wow, wow, wow!!

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