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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Monday, April 13, 2009

New challenges are afoot...


Don't ya love a good challenge to get your blood pumping on the start of a new week... Well, we have just the thing for ya, go check out the brand spankin' new challenge blog...Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog. The first challenge is TODAY!!! The challenge is to make a card for an occasion/celebration....its wide open. This blog features Whimsy Stamps, so if ya got 'em...use 'em. If not, thats OK too...but in order to win some great freebies you have to use a Whimsy stamp image, sorry, them's tha rules.. we really want you to join in the fun. But after seeing all the great projects on the blog...I'm sure you will want some Whimsy Stamps too. Whimsy's images are too adorable.
My card featured above is a card that I made to congrat-EWE-late all of the new Design Team for this blog....a lot of them are brand spankin' new too (including ME!!!....bwahahahaha), but they are a bunch of very talented ladies {waving to team...over there---->near the top... see them waving back}.
You can click on any name and learn a little more about them if ya likey.
Card deets: Image was stamped onto white card stock, I colored it with color pencils, mineral spirits and blended with a stump. Then layered onto light blue textured card stock (found at Mikey's). The DSP is from Me and MY Big Ideas, I added some lt. blue ribbon, then layered it all together onto some more lt. blue textured card stock. I paper toile'd the head and cut out an extra flower from the dsp for more dimension. I used my paper punch to poke holes near the lamb's neck to insert the ribbon. Some white brads, some twine and a sentiment printed from the computer (added to a tag) completes the card.

Hope you join us today for the challenge, we will be back in two weeks with another challenge. But if you guys like the challenges, then we might be back sooner.....depending on popular demand.... I sound like a commercial....{waiting on musical interlude} until later.
Gotta split........TFL

13 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Crystal...what a fantastic card. Your shading on your lamb is spectacular, and all the dimension really makes this card POP. Fabulous job.

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Crystal - as always I LOVE your creations. This one is so cute and cuddly. I love the detail you put into your projects from the coloring to the eye popping layers. YOU SO ROCK!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love this card Crystal! The 3d effects are fabulous as is your coloring. Great layout and papers too. Awesome job with this challenge. :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Crystal love the layering and fab colours, Hugs Debbie x

Justine said...

O My goodness this is amazing. You really did a fantastic job. Congratulations on the DT position

Kerry D-C said...

Such a fun card, Crystal! That fun paper is great with this "whimsical" (pun intended) image! :)

Jacilynn said...

Soo Cute! I love the layering you did and the sentiment is too cute! Great Card Crystal!!!!
Hugs
Jacilynn

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your blog!

Alex said...

Fabulously cute Crystal - I just love what you did with the lamb!!! Colors are great, love all the details - just a ROCKIN' way to start the challenges! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Enfys said...

How cute is this, fantastic colouring Crystal.
hugs
En x

Cheri Howard said...

Super cute! I love the way you layered and popped up the head!

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

I LOVE YOUR LAMB!! OMGOSH how cute is he!! Your coloring is perfect!! He has to be the cutest I've ever seen!!
Great card!!!
hugz
deb

Crissy Armstrong said...

Your coloring is astounding. Love this!