Friday, July 1, 2011

TGF's Blushin' Into Summertime Blog Hop!!!

**This post will remain at the top for the TGF Blog Hop - if you are looking for newer posts, please scroll down!**
 
WELCOME to the JULY RELEASE event....my first DT blog hop with The Greeting Farm! Today we have not one...not two...but SIX new releases at the Farm and they are all waiting to come to you, rock your creative minds, and quite possibly, even make you blush :)

....and of course, you know what that means! The BIGGER the release?  The BIGGER the prize!  Can you believe that ONE lucky winner will take home ALL SIX of the new stamps...the ENTIRE July release!  That's one BIG prize! 

What's more?  Well, we are SO excited about our July stamps that we didn't want to stop there!  IN ADDITION, one lucky winner will ALSO be randomly chosen to take home the new Blush Society line, that's 4 stamps in all for this month!   Both winners will be drawn as a result of completing the Blog Hop and going back to the TGF Blog to leave a comment...so be sure you get your entry in....and hey!  Who DOESN'T love a bunch of amazing inspiration on the way!



My project today features the always adorable Oliver from the new OA-Summer Fun set. I couldn't wait to color him up after seeing the amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT on Tuesday and I knew he would be perfect on my birthday calendar that I'm slowly but surely completing! :D It was such a challenge to color his goggles just right but I think they came out alright - I used a LOT of colorless blender on them to make it look like you were looking thru them to his hair. Then I added a few strokes of Copic Opaque White to accent them.
Here is a little closer look - I also followed fellow farmer, Jen Shults Deconstructed Sketch Challenge for my project today!

So, yeah!  Let's get started...and don't forget to START on the TGF Blog, or head back there in case you get lost along the way :)


Thanks so much for the awesome welcome as a new TGF Farmer this past week.  I can't believe we're already through with our first week of previews and I'll be seeing you VERY soon around blog land. Good luck to all who enter and ENJOY the JULY RELEASE at The Greeting Farm!


Challenges I'm Playing:
Deconstructed Sketch - #8
Scrap Creations - Anything But A Card
Scrapbook Sisters - Summer Fun
My Mum's Craftshop - Something Old *my DP, Something New *my stamp
Some Odd Girl - Bright & Blinding
Paper Play - Anything But A Card
Moving Along with the Times - Here Comes the Summer Sun




Supplies:

74 comments :

ddinak said...

WOW!! I didn't even think about the hair color coming thru the goggles but once I read it, it totally looked right! Great job! thanks for sharing!

Christa said...

oww so sweet, ilove this one its awesome hugs christa

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Carisa this is FANTASTIC!! WOW! Your coloring is wonderful, LOVE your take on Jen's sketch right down to that adorable button, and that calendar is SUCH a cute idea! GREAT JOB! Congrats on your first TGF release under your belt! So glad to have ya!

Autumn said...

This is just adorable Carisa, I love it!! Congrats on making the new TGF DT that's just awesome!!
xxAutumn

Naomi said...

Carisa, this birthday calendar is SO cute and such a great idea! You did a phenomenal job colouring Oliver and his goggles!

Danielle Daws said...

Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for the tip about the hair under the goggles!

Melissa Hortin said...

Amazing card Carisa. Oliver is so cute and you have coloured those goggles beautifully. Perfect!!

Amy said...

Cool idea to make a decorative birthday calendar and Oliver is absolutely perfect for the June page! Love this! :)

Ziro said...

What a cute card you've made! That stamp is my favorite.

Karla said...

Wow, this is awesome! Thanks

Maria Therese said...

Oh this is so pretty sweetie!! Amazing coloring as always!!

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Oh my...tis is a cutie...Love him!!! And your calender is such a great idea!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Jenny V. said...

Wow this is cool! He is such a cute! Good job!

Grace said...

carisa!!! this is a fab fab fab card!!! so cute!!!

http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/

yvon said...

Oh, what a cute little guy, he's adorable. And you colord him beautiful.
Hugs, Yvon

Chrissy said...

Such a fabulous image, and your colouring is wonderful, great job.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Debs M said...

your colouring is awesome and i love the caleder page, fantastic job on the goggles x

Aideen said...

Wow-the hair is super!! U did an awesome job with this :) x

kris said...

That is an awesome calendar page!! Love it!

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

He's such a darling. Your coloring is truly fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lynda Nielsen said...

awww too cute, I just love making calendar pages, and your is super fabulous! I love this little Oliver.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Lynda

Denice said...

I'm still picking my jaw off the floor! Everything about this card is perfect!

:)x Denice

Sue D said...

Great calendar page and I like how you colored the goggles.

Cheryl said...

Wow, beautiful coloring! Amazing job on the goggles! What a great idea with the birthday calendar.

mforquer said...

Carissa!! This is a gorgeous card!!! I love how you've colored that little boy so splendidly!! Congrats on making the TGF DT!!! Gorgeous creation!
Hugs,
M

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!! Your bday calendar page is Amazing! This new stamp set is totally adorable too!
~Heidi Brawley

Vicki B said...

gorgeous calendar page and such a sweet little image.

Lena said...

This is just too cute for words! I love how you colored him. His mask looks so real. Awesome job!!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is super cute Carissa! Your coloring is fantastic and I really like this layout! Gorgeous work!

mousekemom said...

What a cutie, Carisa! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
April D

Jacilynn said...

eeek! this is beyond cute! love this little guy.

grandmabonnie said...

Okay so this is the second day I've visited this dangerous blog..one that i love to linger in. Your cards make me want to stop and hawk and say..why cant my cards look this great?

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - this is just too cute!!!!! LOVE the polka dots, the button, everything. :)

amylynne said...

Cute project!! Love your coloring! TFS!!

gobeagirl said...

I am soooo loving this new O&A set, and now after seeing what you and Jen have done with them I soooooo want them. :O) I love your card and your coloring and I love the papers that you have used. Great great card! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

AShu93 said...

What a gorgeous page for your bday calendar.

Jingle said...

Such a cute calendar page!!!

MiaS said...

So sweet!!!

Lisa M. said...

Carisa~ I bow to your coloring prowess...it's going to be a cold day in...Death valley...before I will be that good! Love the summery primary colors you used! Gorgeous!

My Scrap Diary said...

Fantastic idea on creating a Birthday Calender. I was thinking of a regular calendar but this is even better, you get to keep it for a lot longer. And yes, I know what you mean about the goggles but you did amzing Carisa!!Oliver looks really adorable in his bright sunny colors.
Jess M :)

Candie said...

I love all the bright colors you used!

Fairydust said...

The thought you put into your work is amazing! he looks so adorable!

Tanya said...

I love the idea of the birthday calendar. Oh what a cutie! Love the bright colors, and your coloring is fabulous!

margie c said...

This Oliver is the cutest! What a great calendar page :)

scrappintlc said...

I simply must him, he's way too cute. Love the way you colored the sunglasses...they look very realistic.

Lisa said...

OMG is he ever cute! Adorable card and love the papers you used!

Pixichick said...

Your coloring looks great. Love this calendar page.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job!!! Love the color choices, emily h

JLJ Designs said...

Such a cute calendar page! I love the bright colors.

Jen

tracey said...

Your calendar page looks great Carisa. Your coloring is fab!

oasisscrap said...

I love the colors, and such a cutie with the snorkle!

Elena said...

Your coloring is fantastic! Love your cute card so much!!

Karyn S said...

wowee, how adorable. I love these fun summer colours!

Sheng said...

Oh he is so adorable!!! Love the freckles!!!!

Lillian Child said...

This little guy is too adorable - fabulous coloring!

Tiffany said...

Great job coloring Oliver! Your calendar page is adorable!

Jamie said...

Your calendar looks great! I love that stamp!

Jamie
jlieungh23@gmail.com
http://stellardesignz.blogspot.com/

SugarGem said...

Darling card and stamp. Lenae at sugargem

Emma said...

Carisa this is just Gorgeous! I think your goggles look fantastic and you have captured Oliver's hair underneath the goggles Perfectly! Such a fantastic card and colored perfectly, Love it!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cute idea, Carisa! He's super cute and your coloring is fab! Love the dots. xxD

ashlee said...

Wow this is gorgeous,,!! I love this new beach set it's great

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love all the fun bright colors you used in this card, and your coloring job is fabulous!

Erika Valdez said...

NO no!! That is just too much cuteness for me!! I want to squeeze that little guy lol!! You did an amazing job and the goggles look perfect!! TFS and for a chance to win these cuties!!

Jodi said...

Awesome!!!

Brenda Lee said...

What a fantastic card!! Makes me want to jump in a pool.

Theresa said...

WOW! This is one huge blog hop. It was absolutely fabulous meeting you tonight. I hope to do it again. Your calendar card is just wonderful and even more fabulous in real life. Tonight was all my pleasure - thanks for all the tips. Theresa

Anita said...

oh that is a sweet card...love it

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Great Card and just right for us on MAWTT this week with our Summer themed challenge, Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a cutie .. a fab fun calendar page
Lisa x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous calendar page, so cute :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "anything but a card challenge"
hugs Mandy xx

Jemima's Jems said...

Oh my what a cutie:) love your calendar page and your colouring is fabulous:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

sue
xx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW I love this!!! I'm going shopping now for this stamp!! Fabulous colours and design.

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Faye said...

Wow, what a lovely calendar page! Thanks for sharing it with us at MMCS. Good Luck. x

LORi said...

Super Fabulous!!!!HUGs - LORi

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