Monday, April 4, 2011

Help for Japan Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!  The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause.  Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work. 
For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.  

If you have landed here from Crissy's Blog, you are right on track cause my blog is the 2nd stop in the Hop.  Crissy has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer it.  The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  


The hop runs from now through til Sunday, April 10, at noon.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people. PLUS there will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set.  So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.  

My project features the fabulously talented Crissy's digi Heartfelt Angel.  I coloured her with Copics and sponged Tim Holtz' Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the background.  Papers are a combo of Webster's Pages and Basic Grey, which I distressed with, believe it or not, a pair of scissors.  The lace, gold ribbing, doily, Prima rhinestone flourishes and butterflies are all from my stash.

Next you'll want to visit the blog of my uber-talented friend Lisa to continue hopping.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your support of this very worthy cause.


I'm entering the following challenges:


Good Luck Hugs,
Maria

30 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all the details and the bit of glitter on her wings.

Lori said...

Beautiful, I love the shading on her dress and the gorgeous gold colour!

Renkata said...

wow maria, this is amazing card.
What an adorable image you have coloured fantastic.

*Vicki* said...

This is so precious Maria!! LOVE the coloring and the added butterflies!! ;)

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card!

Marie-Anne

Deb said...

wow, this is stunning Maria, love your colour combo and those pretty butterflies!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Maria...love your choice of colour scheme,her dress looks lovely!

Take care
San x

Aartje said...

What a beautiful card is this. i love the stamp. Lovefrom Holland Aartje

Karen said...

Now I wouldn't have thought of all gold and she looks amazing! Just love it! Super well done on this one.xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Maria, your coloring is wonderful, and I love all the embellishments you've added.
hugs
Donna xx

Trina said...

Oops, looks like I forgot my comment earlier... Lovely! The black accents really pop!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty!!!!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Maria~~WOW this is gorgeous!!! Love your coloring and truly love the webster pages~~they are a card by themselves sometimes:)
Hugz and blessings

LindaS said...

Wonderful colors/coloring. I especially love the pearls from behind the wings. Of course I add the help from Japan - I am going to need the image anyway.

Makiko Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for helping to rebuild my home country!

Mary J said...

Wow, wow, wow - I love this! Great colouring!

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring to. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sylvia said...

WOW Maria, this is absolutely STUNNING! Love your choice of papers and colors and the coloring is fantastic!
{hugs} Sylvia

Bea said...

Your card is lovely :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week

Bea

laney said...

Beautiful card and beautiful colouring!!
Thanks for joining us for this months challenge at Bling it ON hope to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Patsi said...

Stunning card love the swirl detail. Thanks for joining us at bling it on xx

Chris said...

this is so pretty your bling is gorgeous.

Kendra said...

This is a gorgeous image! Love all the details from the lace to the black pearls! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Elaina said...

Really pretty card, I love the way you have made the wings stand out.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous!

Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Lin said...

Stunning. I love your bps, absolutely perfect for the image and the colours you chose!

Thanks so much for popping by our Things With Wings challenge at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

Anonymous said...

your coloring and shading on the dress is perfect.

Ildiko said...

Oh my this is gorgeous, off to hopp
hugs
Ildiko

shell said...

This is just stunning, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

Anonymous said...

hi maria i'm madrina and I saw all your tickets.
all that are very beatifull.
julietta's tickets are very awsome

Madrina