Sunday, May 31, 2009

HHC33 No Corners!

This card was inspired by the lovely Diva Niki and her challenge for us today over at the High Hopes Blog. She would like us to create a project that has "no corners!" I thought I could get away with making a rectangular shaped card if I lopped off the corners with my corner rounder punch, and I was right!! She said it fit the challenge perfectly! Some of the other Divas are doing round cards and other shaped cards too. If you want to join in, don't forget to link a photo on the HH blog so that you can have a chance to win some HH stamps next weekend!
I stamped Tidy Up Tillie onto Manga Drawing paper by Canson using Tsukeneko Tuxedo Black Ink (the best one to use when coloring with Copic markers).
I colored her and the pink background using Copics (colors pictured below). To add the highlights on her overalls and shirt, I waited about five or ten minutes after coloring them in so that the paper was dry thoroughly. Then I used my colorless blender to remove color in the places I wanted to appear lighter.
I did a lot of doodling on this card with my Signo white gel pen on the front and a purple gel pen on the inside. Plus I used my CB a lot, with various dies and templates. I wanted to give this card to a lady I know who works very hard at our community center as the care taker and manager of the place. I hope it helps her to feel appreciated for all her hard work!

Close up of the image:


Colors used on her blonde hair:

Colors for the remainder of the image:

Be blessed in God's amazing love for you today!
Thanks for visiting!


  1. A wonderful card Chrissy, love all the different shapes and your image has been coloured perfectly

  2. Beautiful card and colouring Crissy, I love how you have put Tillie on the inside too, Loving the nestie shapes and your doodled frame. Have a wonderful Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  3. Great card, and super way of using spellbinder dies! your coloring is gorgeous as always :)

  4. Super cute card, beautiful coloring and layout.
    Hugs, Christine :)

  5. Crissy, this is so cute! I love the colors and all the layered nestability die pieces! Your coloring is always amazing!

  6. What a beautiful card Crissy,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Hey Crissy,
    Love your card--beautiful colouring, design and inside!! Very cool use of ribbon too! Love it!!! Thanks for the tip about waiting and then using the colourless blender I guess I need to be a little more patient :) 'cause I never have had very much success using it--I'll give your suggestion a try. Have a blessed week!

  8. Awesome card, Crissy.
    Love the color combo and of course your fabulous coloring. The inside looks wonderful too.

    Karen x

  9. As always Crissy you have done a fantastic job.. love his card that you have made Tillie, looks

  10. SO SWEET! Your coloring is awesome and this image is so darn cute!

  11. I think all the colors you used are great! no corners:-) It's nice to have a change isn't it? The rounded corners look really nice with the rest of the layout! and the shading is awesome!
    Xmichele Spera

  12. This is so adorable! Your coloring is always amazing and the receiver is going to flip over it!

  13. Its absolutely fabulous Crissy, the colouring is amazing, oh how I do wish I could afford some copics, Gorgeous darlin xxx

  14. Oh I love Tidy Up Tillie! She's adorable and you've coloured her so beautifully Crissy! What a sweet gift to the lady at the community centre...she'll love it.
    Have a happy day
    Fiona x

  15. wonderful card Crissy. I love this colour combo, so fresh and pretty.

  16. Wow, what a wonderful card you've made, And a supercute image.


  17. All your cards are amazing and your coloring is best.

  18. LOL and this is like my youngest daughter Samara she is always trying to clean up but always ends up in a mess, image is gorgeous and the colours are amazing as always, hugs Pops x xx

  19. Such a cute and thoughtful card to give her! Beautiful colors on this. xx

  20. Hi Crissy:

    Love your blog. All filled with my favorite stamps. You are doing a great job. Thanks for sharing. Just joined as a follower but I don't have a blog set up yet. Have a great week!

    Brenda Snider

  21. So many beautiful cards in here... :)