Thursday, December 1, 2011

Challenge card with Little Artist

Hello people, welcome to my blog today!  I made this card with my monthly challenge in mind, over at Sundays With Crissy. I wanted to make this an easy peasy challenge because I realize this time of the year can be a very busy time.  So if you do join in, feel free to create as your heart tells you, and enjoy the process! It's Anything Goes! 
On my card, I used "Little Artist", a digital image I did for Whimsy Stamps which was released last month.  I printed her on a light brown/grey pastel paper and coloured her with pencil crayons.  
I see so many cards these days where people have coloured the image with pencil crayons on Kraft paper.  I don't have any Kraft yet, so I thought the pastel paper I happened to have in my stash would do the trick.  I think it did ok.  I would like to try out the Kraft though, to see if it works any better.  Outside edges of the main image panel were painted with Copic White. Here is your close-up:
I made and printed the sentiment from my computer.  The die I used is a new Shapeology Die from Whimsy called Elegant Notables 1.  I just love it and will be using it often!  The swirly leafy die cuts are also from the Shapeology collection at Whimsy and are called Vines Die Set.  They are destined to see a lot of use too!  I just love the die sets that Ann comes up with for Whimsy.  
The flowers are also from Whimsy, from their Whimsy Buds collection.  They were white but I used my Copics to add a touch of pink to them. 
Pink and neutral DP layers are from Basic Grey.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will join us over at the challenge blog Sundays With Crissy.  
Be sure to check out what my DT has been up to all through the month of December.  They always come up with inspiring creations!
Aslo note that today is the digi release day over at Whimsy.  All the Whimsy artists have new digi's in the catalogue today.  I have four new digi's pictured below, all snowmen images.  Here is the link to my digital line at Whimsy Stamps:
*NEW Snowman Skating*NEW Snowman Angel*NEW Snowman Santa*NEW Snowman Top O' the Mornin'
And of course there is a mini bog hop on to showcase all the new digital images.  Go to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for all the details and the links to the nine DT members who are showing off the newly released images in some pretty awesome creations!

Be blessed and know that you are loved! 


  1. So beautiful card Crissy,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Your card is stunning Crissy,coloured beautifully,love the

  3. Absolutely stunning, such beautiful coloring. I love your images. I have one on my blog now. You inspire me to learn to color better. I love all your creations.

  4. So beautiful, Crissy ~ wow I don't see you using pencils very often ~ must be nice to be a MASTER in ALL coloring media!!!

  5. Hi Crissy. Your blog is so inspiring and full of beauty and light. It is nice to visit and see your amazing cards.
    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog the other day and for bringing your friend too! It was lovely to see your comments. I was most encouraged by your words. By for now, and happy painting! Ross

  6. WOW Crissy is this alittle you with lighter hair :) LOL
    Just darling and what great thinking yo try a different paper--I don't think I am that daring. Really like the copic white border~~gonna have to check that product out. Love the card you made--wonderful sentiment!!@
    Hope you have a lovely week

  7. Gorgeous card, Crissy! I never thought of printing the image onto pastel paper. Great job! Your coloring is beautifully done. Wow!
    Love those dies too. Pretty Pretty!
    Happy Huggies ~

  8. Your Art as always is Absolutely Fantastic and So Cute!!..Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!..Holiday Hugs, Ila

  9. I became your follower, it's just stunning how you paint your images.
    I want to see more, can't wait!!
    Bye bye, xoxo Annette