Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring in my step with Sweet Pea Stamps!

A good friend of mine recently asked if I had any Sweet Pea Stamps because they were "so your style" LOL I had secretly been coveting the SPS for sometime but just never took the plunge to add any in my collection. Then I saw they had a sale and I was all over it! So, I finally got my first set of Sweet Pea Stamps a feww weeks ago and was so excited when they arrived! I finally cut them out and got inky yesterday with this darling stamp! She's part of a big sheet of rubber with a pirate-y theme and two sentiments (one of which I used on this card!)

I had a lot of fun with this Friday Sketch. I also used a fabulous tip to tip coloring technique with my Copics on the flowes. I also colored my very bright yellow prima flowers with R29 to match the flowers on the image and tone them down a bit. Speaking of copics - there is a fabulous sale going on at Carpe Diem - you can get sketch markers for $3.95 each!!! That's an insane deal and free shipping over $50 which is SO easy to do and if you're not ordering at least $50 worth, there isn't really a point! LOL I have no idea how long the sale is supposed to last so if you are thinking about it, just do it! Oh, and a tip, it doesn't show the sale price until you put it in your cart ;)

I also finally played with my new Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots I recently won! I watched the product spot light HERE with Tracy Weinzapfel and couldn't wait to try them out finally! It's a bit of a different technique as I'm usually a smoosh and wait girl and this product you just lightly place on your project! But I am loving it now that I understand how it works! I wanted to give a bit of a side view to show the depth achieved on the prima flowers with the LSD - ooh, probably don't want to abreviate that one, eh? LOL

Gosh, this is a long post, but this card has so many different details that I do want to show! I love the Lasercut Chipboard Embellies at Make it Crafty and used the swirly corner ones on this card. I actually put some washi tape down one some CS to create a bit of a background to peep thru the chipboard and then spritzed with some Glimmer Mist and added a touch of stickles because it just wasn't blingy enough for me yet!

And finally, if there is something that you MUST.HAVE with your crafty staples it's a CLEAR Atyou Glitter pen! I love this for adding just a touch of shimmer like I've done on the flowers. And it's GREAT because since it is really clear it doesn't distore the coloring you've done when you put it over it! It's really hard to photograph but really looks fab IRL!

Challenges I'm Entering:
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Hello Spring
The Beary Scrap Challenge - Spring
Friday Sketches - #147
Do You Stack Up - Shine On
The Paper Shelter - Flower Power
The Pixie Cottage - Sparkle

Supplies used:
Stamps: Sweet Pea Stamps © ching-chou kuik's FantasyArt Collection, sheet 33 plate 126
Paper: DCWV Once Upon A Time, Arciver's Kraft, Coredinations
Copics: E000, YR000, YR00, E21, R20, R01, R81, R85, R89, V99, YR07, Y17, Y21, R46, YG67, G99, C1, C3, C6, C8, 100,
Embellishments: Stickles in Yellow, Maya Road Trinket Pins, Prima Flowers, Swirly Corners Chipboard by Make it Crafty, Yellow flower trim from Etsy
Adhesive: ATG, Helmar Quick Dry 450, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Carisa, Her hair looks amazing, and I love the corner embellie.Thanks for the heads up sale...may have to take a peak...and the glue pen sounds good too...I usually struggle with PVA and a paint
Fabulous job..

WencheP said...

I love the image and your coloring is stunning! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Debs said...

Great card , your colouring is awesome, thnks for sharing with us at The Paper Sheter this week.

Viv said...

Gorgeous Cara-Ris! LOL! I love this stamp,and your colouring of her hair is perfect! Wouldn't have thought of using these colours for hair, looks fab! Viv xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Carisa....this is GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!!

KymKreates said...

Your creation is a masterpiece!!

Thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!
DT Sweet Pea

Jamie said...

Great card, I love the big yellow flower. Thanks for joining in our Beary Sweet Challenge, good luck in winning one of our birthday presents!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Nanda said...

Wonderful card and beautiful colord. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Janna Werner said...

Hi Carisa! Wonderful card, love the colouring of her hair so much! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week :-) Janna

JazzyH said...


Cards By MI said...

Hi! Totally ADORE your colouring. It's smashing. It all looks fantastic! thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Sadilla said...

Youe card is very nice.... and the hair coloring is amazing!!!!!
thanks for sharing at the pixie cottage

Suzi Mac said...

Stunning card, love the image and your colouring. Great layout too. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Suzi x

Unknown said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Beary Scrap Spring challenge.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh Carisa, this is gorgeous! Your coloring takes my breath away - nice job! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet challenge. :)