Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop - Tuesday, Jan 26th

Welcome to the first day of the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop... and welcome to my blog!!! The Sweet Pea Design Team Members have some beautiful art to show you on this hop. I am the 3rd stop along the hop for today; hopefully, you've already visited Mag's blog and Connie's blog. If you haven't, be sure to go back and check them out... there is a prize to be won here!!!! A gift certificate to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps!!! You don't want to miss a chance to win that! In order to win you must visit all of the blogs on the hop and post a comment at each blog. And I'm not the last blog on this hop for today. I'll direct you to the next Design Team Member's Blog at the end of this posting.
A winner will be selected from those of you hopping along with us on Tuesday, and another winner will be selected if you hop along with us on Thursday and post a comment to all of the participating blogs on that day too!!! Two chances to win!!! What more can you ask for?? For more info about this blog hop visit the Sweet Pea Design Team Blog.
And be sure to check out this enchanting image at the Sweet Pea Stamp website. She is the Haiti Relief Image and will be available Jan 29th. 50% of stamp sales of this image will go to Doctors' Without Borders.


And now ... let's get on with the Blog Hop...

It is my pleasure to work with 'Black Rose Fairy'. She is one of the images from the Ching-Chou Kuik Fantasy Art Collection on sheet #7, and is available on Sweet Pea Plate #29. I couldn't stop at just one card, so I've made 5. Each of the images was painted with Twinkling H2O's and after the paint was dry I added some highlights with a sakura glitter pen.
For this card I cut the image out using a nestabilities die and my Cuttlebug machine. I used the next size larger in the same nestabilities dies to cut and emboss a piece of gold card stock, mounting the image onto it. I looked through my tons of decorative card stock packs and found the multi-colored paisley and the gold embossed green pieces. I cut and ripped each on a diagonal and then attached to the rust-colored card. Once all the pieces were attached to the card it looked 'unfinished', so I got out my fabric flowers and chose 3 coordinating colors attaching them to the card with a large gold brad. I think this may be my favorite of the 5 cards I made for this blog hop. Check out the rest and let me know which is your favorite....

I trimmed the upper half of the image for this card, but left the vines that are part of the bottom of the image.
I cut a piece of core 'dinations card stock slightly smaller than the light blue card. Core 'dinations card stock is a type of card stock that has a color core, rather than white. You can tear or sand this card stock to achieve some unique results. I ran the piece through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder and then sanded the raised areas to get the tone on tone look shown. Before attaching the embossed piece to the blue card I punched 2 rectangular holes in the left side and slipped a silver ribbon through to simulate a bow. Then using a thin silver thread I attached a silver charm to the center of the bow. I ran my image through a xyron and attached her to the lower right of the card. The card still looked bare to me, so after rummaging through my stash I found a large silver leaf and attached it across the top of the card.
There are many ways to work with this image. For this card I used a nestabilities die to cut and emboss the image in my Cuttlebug. I then mounted it onto a piece of background paper that a friend had given me. That piece was also embossed with a cuttlebug folder. I edged the layer with a silver krylon pen before attaching to a piece of decorative card stock that was also edged with the silver krylon pen. The purple card was punched with decorative photo corners and the matted image slipped into the corners. She didn't seem quite finished so I took a silver star bead, ran some purple wire through it and strung some small seed beads to the ends of the wire, curling the wire on each end so the beads would not fall off.

Here is an easy card to make with the Black Rose Fairy, or any of the fairies that are available at Sweet Pea Stamps.
I trimmed the image, leaving none of the background. Starting with a piece of lavendar card stock slightly smaller than the dark blue card, I ran the piece through the cuttlebug with the script embossing folder. But before I did that I rubbed my adirondack denim dye ink pad onto the embossing folder so that the 'unraised' areas of the piece would look shaded. I used a 'ticket' style corner punch on the piece and then attached a wine colored ribbon down the center of the card vertically. After attaching that piece to the dark blue card I attached the image in the center and added some silver peel offs in the corners and edges of the card. That was just the little extra that the card needed!

Here's another very simple card made with this wonderful image...
After trimming the image I mounted her onto a piece of decorative card stock that had been cut and embossed with a nestabilities oval die in my cuttlebug. I cut a piece of purple card stock slightly smaller than the orchid card and ran it through the cuttlebug with one of my cuttlebug embossing folders. Then I used a decorative corner punch on the piece. Before putting all the layers together and attaching to the card, I edged the 2 layers with a turquoise marvy metallic marker. I also used the sakura glitter pen to add highlights to the embossed areas of the purple card stock. After attaching all to the card I punched a couple of rectangular holes in the center near the bottom and slipped a purple multi-colored ribbon through to simulate a bow. Can you tell I'm drawn to purples and blues??

Be sure to leave a comment on my blog so you are eligible for the gift certificate drawing that will be held at Sweet Pea Stamps. And now it is time for you to move on to our next Design Team Member, Jennifer.... so hop on over to Jennifer's blog.
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog on Thursday, Jan 28 for the 2nd day of the blog hop.

67 comments:

Kristy Young said...

WOW cant believ how many cards you made, and all so gorgeous.
Kristy x

crafty amy said...

Wow 5 cards and I love them all! I think my fav is the one with the script embossed back ground. Thank you for the inspiration. I am off to continue on the hop.
X Amy X

maiahs_momma said...

Beautiful cards :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Wow! Just wow!!! They are all beautiful! But I think #2 is my fave! I love everything you made!

Brocéliane said...

lovely cards :)

poupetteval said...

your cards are so beautiful :!!!!! love your style

gina g said...

Beautiful cards lovely image but looks so different in different colours. luv gina xx

Nicola said...

Wow you have been busy creating all these beauties Chrissy and each of them so different.
Nicola -x-

gila said...

Oh, so viele tolle Karten, sie sind alle wunderschön
lg gila

Angela said...

Beautiful Cards and so many different looks with just one image!!
Hugs:)
Angela

jennifer said...

wow you have been so busy, very pretty cards

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!

Tammy said...

WOW...look at you go with all the different cards!! Love them all!!!

roses_r_red_1 said...

wow! 5 bautiful cards! such a pretty image. sarah xx

deborah said...

superbes cartes
bisous
deborah

JulyeB said...

Oh another beautiful fairy, I love blues and purples too , I'm not really a pink girl at all and bright and sparkly blues and purples at that. The more images i see the more I add to my wish list it getting so long I don't think I 'll ever get it all thanks for sharing your fab cards julye

Brandi said...

Lovely cards and such an awesome variety! :)

Melissa said...

These are so cute! They would make a cute gift set for someone special.

Melissa said...

These are so cute! They would make a great gift set for someone special.

Betty said...

No way am I trying to pick a favorite out of those :) Nicely done!

W Scraps said...

OH MY WORD! Look at you overachieving! :) Great job. My faves are #2 and #4 but #2 took my breath away! I literally gasped when I saw it!!! I love the leaf, I love the color, I love the embossing folder you used. It's just beautiful and delicate. You did a wonderful job! :)

Alex said...

All of these are just beautiful. I really like the leave that was added. It is so fitting with this fairy.

scrappyjan said...

boy oh boy you have been busy!!
Love the cards and that stamps is beautiful!!
I just went and purchased my relief stamp I LOVE that stamp!!

hugs, Janiel

Scrapmumur said...

Your cards are very beautiful.
Hugs, Mumur

Tanya Rudd said...

What a great way to showcase a new stamp. You have made each one unique.
Hugs
Tanya

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous set of cards with a beautiful image.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Colleen Porter said...

Love what you did with that stamp. I just got it in the mail a few days ago & you have given me inspiration to use it!
Colleen

Michelle Rivera said...

5 great cards. hugs michelle
www.love4papercrafts.blogspot.com

Holley said...

Nice work. Think my fav is the one with the embossed script in the background. Lovely!

Kinsey said...

I love this set of stamps.

Jacie said...

all 5 are really cute cards great inspiration!!

Jacie said...

all 5 cards are really cute great inpiration!!

Judy Applegarth said...

Wow - what a great job!

Connie said...

Wow Chrissy! You put the rest of us DTs to shame!! Love your art!!
Connie

Mag said...

Wow Wow Wow I really love your cards and the backgrounds are wonderful !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Crazy Creations said...

So many cards and they are all great .Great job !!Hugs Sarah

COCO said...

wo very nice cards !!!
hugs coco

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Wow! Look at all those pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Micki said...

Oh wow girl you've been busy. I love all the cards, but the first one is my fav. I love the dp paper colors and love that you used H2O's. I dug mine out too.

Love it.

elenor said...

Really beautiful cards you've made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

http://www.metrobloggen.se/paltbarn

Jenny said...

What a beautiful bunch of cards!! I love how you showed this image in so many ways :)

Kerry said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!! All those cards!! WOW! what a treat! :)

Hilde said...

Lovely cards!

Sammi said...

whoah!!! You have been busy and each and every one of these cards is beautiful!! Love them!! My fav is the last one... purely for the colours! I myself am a bit of a purple freak too! haha! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful creations with us!
Sammi
xxx

Fantasy ART by Ching-Chou Kuik said...

they are wonderful. Love the colours you use!

hugs, ching chou

Pam Palmer said...

Chrissy,
How great to see so many different ideas to present this image - so hard to chose a favourite, well done!
Pam Palmer
Canberra, Australia

Pam Palmer said...

Chrissy,
Love the ideas yu have given us of how to use one stamp for these 5 cards. Love them, the script one is perhaps my first choice. Thanks for sharing!
Pam Palmer
Canberra, Australia

Emma said...

Wow, all of your cards are just beautiful!

alicaz said...

oh wow, so many cards and all so pretty! great job! my favorite is number 4 with the script in the background.

Anita said...

Wow! All your cards are amazing!

CathsCrafts said...

What beautiful cards. I especially love the silver leaf and thread effect you used on that card... they are all stunning.

CathsCrafts said...

I love all of your cards. I especially like the silver leaf and thread effect you used to fill in that space it works beautifully with your image.
Cath.

Dawn said...

these are all amazing! what wonderful looks from the same stamp! So beautiful!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a gorgeous collection of cards!

Linda w said...

I can just imagine all the sparkle on these cards from the Twinkling H2Os.

stamp on...

lorena b. said...

Lovely work!

Alison Zimmerman said...

They are all lovely cards! I think the last one with purple hues is my fav! Thanks for the inspiration!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Chrissy! Sorry I am so late in visiting! These are all so pretty, but I think #2 is my favorite - I love the artsy/collage look to it! :-)Traci

DQ said...

Love how you used the one stamp for different cards.
Love the embossed one

DQ said...

Love how you used the one stamp so many ways. Love the embosed card

Tammy Miller said...

I can't wait to see the DT's newest creations and the brand new stamps!

Pam said...

Thanks for telling me the steps and products used on your cards..I'm not familiar with all the wonderful products out there. Your cards are fab!

grandmalee said...

OMG! These cards are to die for! Love your coloring & color choices! Gorgeous!

KymKreates said...

oh my gosh all of them are beautiful!

Nancy said...

OH all of these are gorgeous:O) Fab job!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful!

xoxo,
Lori

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous cards, I love your coloring and layouts!
Hugs, Christine