Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Make it Crafty - Fun Challenge: Anything Goes!

Our first Make it Crafty technique challenge has come to an end and wowsa, I was blown away by all of you that entered! I think you made it mighty tough for Zoe to choose some winnahs. Be sure to check out the Make it Crafty blog to find out if you won! For our first fun challenge at MiC we're doing ANYTHING GOES. Can't get any more fun than that! I had a blast coloring up this adorable little Olivia from TGF's OA-Journey set. I stamped the image on Xpress It Blending Paper available from Make it Crafty! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this paper after hearing all the rave reviews from all my Aussie crafting friends - and wow, I am happy to report it lived up to all they hype!! I love this paper & think I have finally found my favorite paper to use for coloring with Copics. I have tried neenah & others but really didn't care for them. The neenah bled outside the lines & my hammermil seems to soak up way too much ink. You won't have either of those probelms with this Xpress It Blending paper! Plus it's just the right amount of weight to cut out images. MiC has a great sample pack if you want to try it out pre-cut to the perfect size for stamping images. I love this as sometimes I want to try something out but really don't want to buy a big pack if I'm not going to love it. You can find the sample pack HERE.

For my card, I used this week's sketch from 2S4Y, check it out - I love their sketches!

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E57, E37, E30
Clothes: E40, E41, E43, BG09, BG75, BG72, BG10, R46, R29, R24, R20, C8, C5, C3
Bear/Suitecases: E37, E34, E31, E30, E07, E08, E13


Jill said...

Love your new look blog Carisa! Fantastic colouring on your card (as always!) and I love the map backing paper. Jill x

Zoe said...

Carisa!! Isn't it exciting when you fall in love with copic paper! hahaha I felt the same when I first tried X-Press it. Well your colouring absolutely ROCKS. The highlights are brilliant and I love the worn look on the suitcases! The map background is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs xxoo

Renkata said...

ohhh wow she is ready for a world trip :) Very sweet card, love the embelishments.

Jacilynn said...

This is a fabulous card! I love it. Gonna have to try some of that paper :)

Patricia Mae said...

She came out so cute, Im so glad to here you like the X Press It paper I just ordered some and I was hoping it was all that it was said to be.

shulsart said...

Carisa, what a fun card and your background paper and embellishments are just so perfect for this adorable little girl.

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness this is ADORABLE!!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Sylvia said...

Love all your layers! Great card!

~kelly marie~ said...

So sweet! I love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 2s4y!