Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sundays With Crissy

** Edited to Add:  I made the Top 5 at Fussy and Fancy.  Thank you so much Ladies! **

Woohoo, the uber-amazing and fantastically talented illustrator Crissy Armstrong has a brand new bi-weekly challenge blog called Sundays with Crissy.  A new challenge is posted every second Sunday so check it out and get inky.

She is also looking for some crafters to become part of her DT.  The DT Call runs until midnight EST tomorrow, April 30.  Details for the DT Call are here.

Here's my submission, using this adorable Teddy Bear-ing Gifts digi image, illustrated by none other than Crissy.  You have to checkout her line-up of digis at Squigglefly and Whimsy.  Her illustrations have been made not only into digis but stamps as well.  Checkout Crissy's blog for more details but I warn you, get comfy cause you won't be going anywhere for a while.  AND you know as I've already mentioned in previous posts that you'll be drooling over both her wonderful art and stunning colouring.

Crissy's DT Submission
I like to experiment with my Copics and tried a few new techniques ~ well new to me ~ with this card.  To add texture to the teddy, I used the 'nasty rag' technique and I also tried colouring 'transparent' balloons.  My daughters gave their stamp of approval on these new techniques and have asked for a demonstration, with their own digis of course ~ lol.  Copic colours used: Blender, B0000, B41, B52, B91, BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV11, BV13, E21, E25, E34, E41, E42, E43, E53, E55, E59, R20, RV00, RV09, RV13, RV14, RV21, YR15, YR20 & V17.

Flowers and all rhinestone embellies are from my stash.  The gorgeous cupcake charm is from The Townscrapper and I'll have to go shopping again soon as Phebe has a wonderful selection of charms.  The pearl brads in the centres of the flowers are from The Hobby House.  The fabulous star pin, mesh ribbon and floral spacers are from Bunny-Zoe Crafts.

I'm also entering the card into a few challenges:
Crissy DT Submission Close-Up
It looks like the sun is coming out this morning and hopefully it will be a warm day.  Hope you have a great day.



Katie said...

This is fabulous!
I love the way you did the balloons and this image is delightful!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Zoe said...

Wow Maria!! This is just so incredibly stunning my jaw dropped! Your teddy is just adorable and the baloons have been coloured to perfection! I just love the layout and everything about it. Just gorgeous hun. Big Hugs. xxoooo

Gwendolyn said...

Wow, so stunning! I apllied for her desgin team as well, but I don't think I'll make a chance if I see your creations! You are so talented!

craftyb said...

Maria your card is darling!! LOVE that cute character with the big eyelashes!!

You're colouring is fabulous and am interested in this transparent technique - I've never of it, can you recommend a tutorial or where I can find out about it? (Actually couldn't I search for that myself instead of being so lazy?!! lol)

In any case, your balloons are realistic!! Love all the glitter and bling too! bx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Maria! Love the balloons!

Melanie said...

Oh Maria!! What a darling card...and your experiments with different techniques really paid off! Lovely texture on the bear, and those balloons are fantastic! Yet another stunning card to add to your gorgeous portfolio!!


(good luck with your submission!!)

Maria Matter said...

oh Maria, this is a gorgeous card hun! Such an adorable image and colored so beautifully!
Thank you for playing along @ Creative Belli & Creative Card Crew!

Chrissy D said...

WOW Maria = FABULOUS coloring! Love this sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Have a great day!

Jodi said...

This is soooo cute!! I love the bear of course, and I love how you colored him! Very pretty card layout and I love the paper you used too!
Jodi =)

Tanya Rudd said...

So So pretty. Love the flower centers and your image is beautiful. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Liz Williams said...

It appears you are a wiz with those copic markers. This is awesome and love the many details on the card. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge.

Davi said...

Maria, You did a fabulous job on this card! The technique on your ballons is fab and the sweet image, dp, embellies and flowers really make for a wonderful card. Thanks for playing at the Pixie Cottage. :)

KmoRakefet said...

WOWWWWWWWWWW !! how did you make the baloons ???

Great card. Fab coloring !!

Cheryl said...

oh this is one gorjus card hun love it thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage,love hugs cheryl xxxx

Pauline C said...

Wow Maria - this is amazing!! Your colouring is superb. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time.
Pauline x

bonnieR said...

Maria , This is very Wow, The coloring and the different techniques are amazing. good luck on all your submissions.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- beautiful coloring! Such darling DP and love the embellishments. TFS

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is really well done! You had great success with the transparent balloons, wow! And the fuzzy fur on the teddy! Great use of Copic techniques to bring out textures. I love all your colour choices too. I just love the entire card, embellies and all! :-)

Allison said...

fab card
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Anne said...

A fab card with a really beautifully colored image! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Hugs, Anne

Adrina said...

What a cute bear and I like the bling swirl.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage.
Adrina XX

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Amazing card! I love every element of it! That bear is just adorable and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along at CCC!

Janna :)

Krista said...

This is an absolutely stunning card Maria! I love the techniques you did! Your balloons are absolutely perfect! I'll have to try that out! Awesome girl!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, very cute image.

Heather at Crafty Addicts

Beautiful Greetings said...

Adorable card Maria! I love the image and all of the beautiful flowers. Thanks for playing this week with the Pixie Cottage.

Melisa Waldorf said...

What an adorable image!! And the techniques you showed are so awesome! Thanks for the links. Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli this week. I hope you will join us again. Melisa

Paola said...

Hi Maria,

this is a absolutely stunning card!
Such an adorable image and your coloring is so beautifully!
Have a nice weekend.


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card--I love the transparent balloons--beautiful coloring! Such a cute image and perfect papers! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

...just Barbara said...

Wow Maria! Love those balloons - I'm going to have to study that longer, it turned out really well! See, this is why I love this team - so much to share and learn. :D