Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blog Hop -- Courageous Carl

Welcome to my blog today!
There's a blog hop on and you have landed near the tail end of it.  
If you have come here from Ellie's blog, you are right on track!
(In case you are new to blogland, a blog hop is a fun little thing where you hop from one person's blog to another.  The blog you hop to next is always highlighted and linked so all you have to do is click on it to get to the next blog that is participating in the hop.)
If you happen to get lost along the way, the entire blog hop rotation is posted at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for your added convenience. 
This hop will be running from Sun May 1 thru Sun May 8 at noon. 
There will be 2 free digi's given to two random commenters, so increase your chances of winning by commenting on all the blogs in the hop!  The grand prize winner will get to choose 5 digi's of their choice, AND will get a chance to use those digi's as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of May!  How cool is that!
And just to let you know, the digi images that Whimsy is selling to help raise funds for Japan are going on sale at 50% off from May 1 thru 7!  Here is a direct link to the Help For Japan images. 
I'm showcasing one of my latest digi illustrations: Courageous Carl.  He is available now for purchase from Whimsy Stamps.
I printed Carl onto high quality water colour paper - Arches 140 lb cold press.   I used a laser jet printer and had to heat set because of the thickness of the paper.  But once I was done, he was ready to paint!
I got out my artist quality water colours for this one.   I love water colouring as much as I love Copic colouring!  This is actually a commissioned piece I am doing for a friend, who intends to frame it and put it in her brand new nephew's room.  It was fun to make a mini water colour painting based on my illustration. 
I am also entering this digi stamp painting into my own challenge.  The challenge for the month of May is "Flowers".  Here is a quick link to my challenge blog so you can read up on all those details, and join in if you can! 
Why not head on over to Tina's blog to see what's next! 
Thanks for hopping by today! 
God bless you!


  1. Absolutely ADORABLE Crissy, I LOVE this image and your coloring sweetie!!!!!

  2. Awwww!! He's just too cute!! Love the watercolouing--looks like a picturebook illustration!! Lovely shading & your background is amazing too!!!
    Big Hugs,
    Sarah ☺

  3. WOW! He is fabulous Crissy! My son would love him! stunning colouring too - the grass is amazing! hugs, Jane x

  4. Lovly Lion, looks like a painting.


  5. Crissy, this is fabulous...Your coloring is just awesome. Sure wish you were around me so I could get some lessons. :)

  6. Ooh Crissy, I love this Courageous Carl !! He is so cute :) And what a amazing color work!
    Hugs Anneke

  7. This is stunning Crissy...your friends nephew will love it!...fantastic work as always...

    Take care
    San x

  8. Wow,Crissy this is beautiful. Absolutely love the watercoloring!! Just amazing!

  9. Wonderful! I love Carl and how you painted him.

  10. He's just so, very, truly adorable. Who can resist him! BEautiful!

  11. What a fun and cute lion Crissy!! I just love him!! Your coloring is over the top. You are quite talented. Can't wait to print out these images!!

  12. He's gorgeous Crissy!! Such a kind face!
    Esme x

  13. I love this image! Carl is a magnificent lion but the flower shows he has a soft & gentle side... gotta smile when you see it!

  14. Crissy, I love this image, It speaks volumes to me about the gentleness of our LION and the beauty of Him. thank you for sharing this with us and thank you for making him for us. Your the greatest :)
    hugs Cathy K

  15. OMG he is even more gorgeous, i have suhc a huge thing for lions, this is breath taking, hugs pops x x x

  16. Awesome coloring as always!
    I love your work!

    True :D

  17. Crissy, this is amazing! Your painting is just beautiful and the lion is adorable!