Sunday, April 3, 2011

Anyone for Anya May Calendar Page/Easter Card Challenge!

Happy Sunday and Happy April! It's the first challenge of the month here at Anyone for Anya? and we're switching it up a bit for you. You can still continue with our Birthday Calendar challenge each month OR you can follow the alternate challenge for that week. This week it's Easter Cards or your May calendar page. I just love this birthday calendar so I will continue to bring you my pages as they come each month. This month I used my NEW favorite Anya Flirty Anya! Isn't she the cutest?! I just love her flirty pose and the flower in her hair - she was a dream to color! If you haven't heard, The Greeting Farm has launched a NEW challenge blog and to celebrate with their first Farm Fresh Friday challenge it's to use anything NEW!

I wanted to also show a close up as I LOVED how she came out. I have been practicing and practicing with getting pleats with my coloring and I think this is my favorite so far! Also, used a new color combo of warms with her hair. It's a softer shade of black that I love. Also, at Copic Creations, it's pretty much an anything goes with Your Favorite Copic Technique and I just LOVE using tip to tip shading with blush. My favorite combo for a deeper blush is taking my R20 and lightly touching the brush tip to R89, then I do a few strokes on the side of my paper and when I'm satisfied with the color I then do her cheeks. Another favorite technique is coloring "shiny" hair using flicks with my brush tip!

Challenges I'm Entering:
TGF Farm Fresh Challenges - Into the new (new stamp Flirty Anya)
Sugar Creek Hollow - April Sketch
Copic Creations - #47 Your Favorite CopicTechnique (tip to tip for the blush on her cheeks with R89 & R20; shiny hair)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers
Card Makin Mama's - Embellish It
Delightful Challenges - Use Flowers

Paper: Echo Park Life Is Good; Xpress-It Copic Coloring Paper
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Flirty Anya
Copics: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R89, R01, W3, W7, Y26, Y28, BG72, BG75
Embellishments: KaiserCraft Pearls; Make it Crafty Laser Cut Chipboard Swirly Corners, American Crafts Ribbon in Sparkle
Adhesive: ATG, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Zap Dots in Black


Cec said...

What a great project. Your colouring is fabulous and that paper is so bright and happy. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Heide said...

What a happy project. Great coloring and love the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs, Heide


Hi Carisa
A gorgeous project,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week,

Hugs Dianne xx DC-Design Team

RoseC said...

Carisa, your calendar page looks wonderful with your beautifully colored Anya. Love those cheeks and that hair. Nicely done! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Leanne said...

Hi Carisa!! Love your calendar page, especially with flirty Anya all dolled up. Very pretty!! Thanks a lot for playing along with our FFF challenge. :)

Renee Matarese said...

I love that corner embellishment and the fact that you created a calendar instead of a card! Very unique project. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!

Lourdes said...

Hello Carisa!

Love the way you paint Anya's stamp. It's wonderful! many details of shadows in Anya's hair!....You are a Copic expert!.....

Hugs from Spain


Patti P. said...

What a interesting idea...I have done the BC's before but never in a larger page, as you have done. Thanks, you have my wheels turning. You did a fab job with your coloring...this makes me happy. Thanks for joining in at Sugar Creek Hollow. GD/DT