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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, May 18, 2009

Happy "BIRD" day!!!

This is one of the freebie images I got from Hambo Stamps... isnt it the cutest??? I made this card for a special person's birthday... It will be mailed out soon. These fellows are all dolled up and ready to rock. Bwahahahahaha.....if ya look real close they look a little confused. Maybe their not sure who's birthday it really is. Well, I guess they will find out soon enough. LOL
I colored them using color pencils, OMS, and a stump. Added some bling to their party hats and will send them on their way!!!
This is how I go about creating my cards....
First, I look at the image and decide whether I want it bright, muted, etc....
Second, after finding just the right paper, I take the paper and image to my coloring table, and color the image to match the paper.
Then, I will add the glitter, embossing powder, chalk the background, etc....depending...
Then I will proceed to cut and layer the card together. Add bling, ribbon, or whatever strikes my fancy at the time.
I rarely color my images first...but I have on occasion and gotten lucky enough to find papers to match. But I'd rather be safe than sorry and color after finding the right paper.
Hope this may help you, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.... I will answer them to the best of my knowledge... I consider myself a "Jill of all trades, Master of none!!" Until later, Birdies.....Gotta split.....TFL !
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14 comments:

~*Joni said...

Birdiful Crystal!! I love their confusion, omword, they are sooo cute. Maybe they aren't confused, maybe they're just old. haha! What can I say without sounding like a broken record? Coloring is perfect, blah blah blah. You know I luv ya. ;) Happy Monday Sugar!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a flockin' cool card. Such adorable chicks...and they look so festive with their sparklie party hats. Awesome job, girl.

Enfys said...

what fab images, I love those little birdies, and you are right, I think they have been on the beers for too long :)
hugs
En x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

BWAH!! HAA!! This made me smile today!! :) I love these birdies!! The hats on them are even more adorable!! :) TFS!

Jacilynn said...

Oh, too cute! Party Animals. Great colors. You rock!
PS. Gianna loved your comment on her card. I wondered why all the comments only said something about Gianna's card then noticed my card pic didn't post. Freakin Blogger. lol
Have a fun day!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Oooh I love your birdies!!

Marjanne said...

Very cute those birds!!

Valerie said...

HOW adorable...the image is just SO cute! great job!

Alex said...

heeheee!! Totally makes me smile, what a fun card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Holly said...

I think they're all looking for the cake! Love, love, love your coloring Crystal! The glittered up party hats are a great addition too.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is fabulous and you even have glitter on it too!

Hugs,

Jana M. said...

This is so darling! I love the sparkle! You rawk, girl!

About Me.... said...

This is a very cute card!!! i love the glittery hats!! just to cute. Blessings Renee

bumblebee creations said...

Congrats Crystal on the dt position for squigglefly! I am looking forward to working with you, and thank you for entering my challenge and blog candy-your card is posted on the squigglefly blog now too! : )