Thursday, April 14, 2011

Simply Sassy GDT Call!

It's no secret how much I adore th Simply Sassy line of stamps by Sugar Nellie! Each time a new release is available, I'm drooling and trying to figure out a way to add them to my collection without spending a small fortune! LOL Somehow a few have still managed to make their way to my home and I love coloring them. I actually missed their last guest designer call because the post was being ridiculous with security so I didn't get my stamps until after the call had ended. But never fear because they are having another guest designer call right now! All you have to do is use a Simply Sassy stamp and follow their sketch. And this tim, I have my stamps safely in hand to play as I please. It was just a matter of figuring out which ONE I wanted to use for my card! I finally decided on Hippie Chick - I love her hair and her expression - calm & peaceful! I also used my dear friend Annika's tutorial on coloring sky backgrounds with copics! It is super easy & fun - definately check it out - I have a new addiction to coloring skies I think!

I also used these fabulously gorgeous sculptured flowers by Prima - omgosh, they are beautiful - almost too beautiful to use - but what good will it do sitting in my drawer?! No, they deserve to be on a card! I am new to creating the crinkled ribbon but attempted to do so with some of my Tim Holtz trim which I spritzed with Glimmer mist Fully Purple and Chalkboard Concord. A tip for using less ribbon when I could only find a scrap is to just cut and adhere on the ends which you will see - the image panel covers the white space where there is no ribbon! Then just adhere the bow where you want. I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the smaller flower so it will have more dimension - I love this stuff - seriously, best.stuff.ever! I was able to make it as tall as I needed - trying to show a picture of the amazing dimension here:

Challenges I'm Entering:
The Paper Variety - Flowers
Gingersnap Challenges - Spicy Supply Challenge Mists
Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Favorite Things
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Layer it Up
PaperTake Weekly Challenge - Truly Dimensional
Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Flowers Everywhere

Stamps: Simply Sassy Hippie Chick by Sugar Nellie; Sentiment by The Greeting Farm
Paper: Black/purple Core'dinations; Jukebox Collection by American Crafts
Copics: Ack, I didn't write them all down before putting away! From memory: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, R20/R89/R01 Hair: E95, E11, YR14, E09 Clothes: BG11, BG10, BG14, B02, V05, V04, V01 (I think that's right!)
Embellishments: Blue & Purple Prima Sculputure Flowers; Black paper flower by KaiserCraft; Ribbon Trim by Tim Holtz spritzed with Tattered Angels Fully Purple Glimmer Mist and Concord Chalkboard Glimmer Mist; Maya Road Vintage Black Pearl Pin, Liquid Pearls in Rougue and Platinum


Sprytebyrd said...

Just beautiful, Carisa!! Love the image, your coloring as always is stunning! I need to come hang out with you and get pointers!

Auntie Em said...

Very pretty card! Love the colours. I know what you mean about using the pretty primas but who can see them tucked away...hurts a little though every time I put them on a card and send it on it's way!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Andrea said...

A gorgeous card - love your colouring and details.
Good luck with the GDT call.
Love, Andrea xx

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

I love all the embellishments you used, and that patterned paper is so cool!

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Chrissy said...

She looks fabulous Carisa...gorgeous colouring..

Robin said...

This card is beutiful.. fab colouring! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is fabulous and a great way to show off her images! You did an excellent job on her face, seriously, it looks great! I need to rewatch her tute and pick up a few more pointers myself. ;D Always learning... always learning.

Rachel x said...

Fab card- I love that image too and really love the colours you've used!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Stef H said...

this is gorgeous.... as is your coloring! love your blog look too.

thank you so much for joining us at PCC.

hugs :)

patti west said...

Wow! Your coloring is superb! I love that helmar glue too. Uour flowers on this card are so pretty! Thanks for sharing w/us at The Paper Variety! :)

Annika said...

Oh you'll HAVE to make a team! Seriously, there's no justice on Earth if you won't! And I WILL be sulking, possibly grumbling. lol
Lush-lush colouring and you so rocked the sky - love the softness of it!
And the card is fab too - OF COURSE. It's you. after all.

Fiona said...

this is gorgeous!! I love how you have coloured this hippie chick..looks great. good luck.


Abby Beard said...

Fabulous card! Love your coloring and those beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! :)

Marilyn said...

I love your card!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Wonderful image....and beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with Gingersnap Creations.

Shazza said...

wow this is so beautiful x

Unknown said...

This is so pretty!! Beautiful coloring and elements! I love the flower embellishments on the corner. Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Natasha said...

Such a stunning card. Good luck on the DT. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Crafting Pal -

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Some beautiful texture and colouring here.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, great image.

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful design ... love how you layered those blooms ... so glad you got Misty with us at Gingersnap Creations.