Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Peace, Sweet Saviour

I made this card using scraps of background paper I created over the year. The top right is embossing resist, with a snowflake stamp from PSX. The top right panel is alcohol inks. Bottom panel is a piece of glossy cardstock that I tortured, really. I sponged sage green chalk ink onto glossy white cardstock, scribbled with Versamark clear pen then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, scratched and scraped with an exacto knife, then sponged lightly with chestnut brown dye ink. I really went to town on distressing it. It is my favorite panel! The middle left panel was made by dabbing dye ink pads directly onto glossy cs in random swishes! Not hard at all.
I colored the image with Twinkling H2O's. I love the gloss of that paint.
I lightly swished a green Tombow pen along the ground to show a bit of grass here and there.
White highlight dots on the cheeks were made with white acrylic paint.
The star has glitter glue on it.
I stamped "Peace" using Jet Black Stazon ink. It was hard to get it to take to the clear embossing on that panel.
The main stamp is called, "Sweet Savior" and can be found at High Hopes Stamps, as well as the "Peace" greeting stamp.
The sketch for this card and the above entry is from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge on SCS.
TFL, and thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. glad you are blogging now!!! I adore this image and your coloring knocks my socks off!!!!


  2. Hi Crissy; I found you at SplitCoastStampers, which I had forgotten that I belonged to, and the first card I looked at in the gallery that I was completely mesmerized with, was this adorable card. So I checked out your blog, and lo and behold, you are not an ordinary stamper, but you are an amazing artist! Wow. Then I checked out the High Hopes rubber stamp site, and discovered that they are CANADIAN. Wow! Then I found out you work for them, and are also Canadian. What a small world! I live in beautiful BC. I really enjoyed looking at your artwork!

  3. How cute is this! I love High Hopes stamps and this is no exception. You did a beautiful job with it. I love what you did with the main image, and your panels... Well, let me just say, FABULOUS!

  4. Simply gorgeous colouring as usual, Miss Crissy!! *hugs*

  5. Oh this is so adorable Crissy. Your colouring is awesome and the image is tooo to the store now to bag that one. Debbie x

  6. Wow, your coloring is so amazing! Your background paper is incredible too...I love how all the pieces coordinate and they way you used them behind the image-fantastic!

  7. I hope you know just how AMAZING this is.... seriously . WOW .

  8. Beautiful! It took my breath away when I first saw it. So much to study, all the fine details and love you put into this gorgeous creation!
    You're amazing!

  9. This stamp is gorgeous! and what you've done with it is amazing. Your cards are so beautiful. Just wonderful.

  10. This is adorable, Krissy! I love that image and your coloring!

  11. Absolutely love this one Crissy. The lion and the lamb are such wonderful symbols this time of year! Great all the coloring and all your so called "Scraps" that really don't look like it. Wonderful!

  12. WOW CRISSY! This card is just AMAZING... I am lost for words it is so fantastic!

  13. Oh Crissy, I LOVE this card. Such an adorable image and your colouring is just Wow! Hugs, Nikki x

  14. Was für eine süße Karte.Die Farben und Papiere passen toll zusammen.

  15. What more can I say! I echo everything everyone has said.
    I could totally lose myself in your fabulous coloured images.
    You ARE a true artist Crissy.
    Viv xx

  16. Oh my gosh...this is the sweetest EVER! I love the rosey cheeks! (Such amazing detail in your coloring!)

  17. Oh WOW.. This is amazing. I love your coloring and the sketch. the stamp is SUPER. Gorgeous card.