Sunday, July 5, 2009

HHC38 Lots and Lots of Polka Dots!

Today's challenge at High Hopes is hosted by yours truly, MEEEEEeeeee! Am I excited? Nah... well, just a little, tee-hee! All I want you to do this week, is to go nuts with polka dots. I LOVE polka dots. So get dotty and use as many as you want on your card/project! This first card displays Willard Weather Ant, which is one of the stamps that are up for grabs in the weekly blog candy giveaway on the High Hopes Blog! To enter the contest, simply join in the challenge and link up a photo of your creation to the comment section on the High Hopes Blog under this week's challenge. Why not join in? You could have a chance to be a winner!
The second stamp to be given away is called Sitting Bee. I didn't get a chance to make a card with him this week, but here is a sample of a card I made a few weeks ago with him on it.

I colored Willard's body using Copic colors:
YR21, R59 (hands and antenae)
E15, 17, 19
Boots and Umbrella: YG63, 67, YR02, RV42, B02, 12
Ground: Y28, E15
B000 on droplet of water

Here is a closeup of the coloring:

I couldn't help myself, I had to do another one (told you, I LOVE polka dots!!)! ;-) I was pleased to use the stamp in the HH catty that Tina named after me, Crissy's Snuggle Bear. After I drew her, I was like, this is me! This is me when I was a kid anyhow, always with a Teddy bear at bedtime, and loving my blankie!! So she had to carry my name. Sigh... oh those happy memories of bedtime, giggling, and being tucked under the covers by Mom and Dad... ok, now I'm getting really sappy on ya! ha ha, sorry!

Here are the Copic colors I used on "Crissy":
Flesh: E000, 00, 01, 11, R83
Hair: YR21, E51, 33
PJ's: RV42, R22, E04, BV23, plus a Signo gel pen (white) for the polka dots
Blanket: BG15, 18
Bear: E33, 35, 37, 49, R59, YR21
Ground: Y28, BV23

And here is your closeup:

Very busy getting ready for High Hopes' new release this month, so I didn't get a chance to do any Copic tips this week. Stay tuned for the upcoming sneak peeks! They will be coming soon!
Take care and God bless!


  1. Love them both Crissy, they are darling with all the dots!!!

    (Didn't have time to play yet but mine will be up this week;-))

  2. Your coloring is just amazing! :D Thanks for the inspiration, I might try to scraplift the first card..It had such a great layering:D

  3. I love your images, chrissy! This card is just terrific! Love the colors, your coloring and the distressed edges! This stamps should be on its way to me soon! I can't wait and thanks for your comments on my cards!

  4. Oh My Gosh!! Too cute is what I have to say! I love the shading of the image, Love It! and what fun with the polka dots dp:-) really nice job on this card

  5. Both of these cards are fantastic, Crissy!! And thanks for the challenge....I LOVE polka dots so this was right up my alley!! Have a great Sunday!!

  6. Ooooo, they are all wonderful!

    Can't wait to see the sneak peaks!

    Hugs, Kelly

  7. Hi honey these are both really gorgeous stunning cards, i love them both, beautifull layouts and fab papers. hugs pops x

  8. Hi Chrissie your colouring is fabulous and I can never wait to see what is next that you have created, love your blog and your work, huggies June xx

  9. What a gorgeous cards Crissy,l love the images and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  10. Thanks for the great challenge Crissy, Oh I love your cards and I adore your Crissy's Snuggle bear, Super colouring as always. Big Hugs, Nikki x

  11. Both of your cards are absolutely adorable, Crissy!! Your coloring is always amazing! Hope you had a great weekend!

  12. Gorgeous cards, Crissy.
    Fabulous challenge, I just love polka dots!! Your coloring and details are awesome.
    I love them both!!

    Karen x

  13. So cute Crissy!! I love your cards and I can't believe you draw these images. They are just adorable! You have so much talent!! xx

  14. Good going Karen. Your cards touch my heart.

  15. I am totally into polka dots at the moment so LOVE these cards. the first one is just too cute, love the image and how you have distressed all the edges! just fab!

  16. Hi Crissy;
    Your characters are so delightful and charming.
    You inspire me as well!
    Thank you for your comments re: my paintings.
    I'm so glad you liked them and the little dog as well.
    I love to do the whimsical type of paintings and also dog portraits. And yes, i do have a long list of paintings i would love to get to as well, but have been blocked lately. Thankfully the drawing part never seems to dry up for me, just the painting side of things. Do you ever get blocked? How do you get out of it when you do?


  17. Thanks the great challenge. I always wonder your amazing colouring, your cards are fabulous.

  18. Korttini haasteeseen! En valitettavasti omista yhtään High Hopesin leimasinta! Toivottavasti kuitenkin kelpaa!

  19. Fantastic cards!!! I especially like the shading on the pajamas

  20. two fantastic creations Crissy, wonderful.. love the dotty theme. hugs rachxx

  21. It's a little like Christmas waiting for your new designs--can't WAIT!! These two cards are really sweet--I love your shading, especially on the bear!! Thanks for the fun challenge!
    Blessings my Friend!

  22. Love the polkadots on both cards!
    I also like the doodling around the girl image and both layouts. Colored perfectly as always!

    Sunny regards, Renata

  23. OMG.. I just found your blog through Niki Estes (big fan of hers) I am adding you to my blogroll.. your creations are AMAZING! Your a copic masters.. you colors your images so beautifully!

  24. Oh this is just gorgeous Crissy, such fabulous detail and expert colouring.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  25. Beautiful creations, love the polka dots! Stunning!
    Erin x