Thursday, April 3, 2008

Six Pencils and a GIFT

Last weekend I alluded to some happy mail that I received--totally unexpected. Well, here it is. This card was created by my friend Crissy Armstrong, an artist for High Hopes rubber stamps.

I found this (along with lots of awesome High Hopes stamps) in my mailbox. Crissy and Tina (Owner of High Hopes) sent them to say thanks for showcasing their stamps on my Prismacolor Pencil tutorial.....and all I have to say is WOW! (totally unnecessary but totally appreciated!)

THANK YOU Tina and Crissy! What a wonderful surprise.

Here is Crissy's card---Isn't she AMAZING!?!??! Her work/illustrations always take my breath away!

Although I really hate posting a card after that one---I am gonna do it anyway. I had to create a card using the new rubber---so I took some time to play a little!

This card was very simple to make. I used the palm tree stamp and stamped it in olive for the background. The darling boy is stamped in Brilliance black ink and I used JUST A FEW (6!) prismacolor pencils to color him in. Just goes to show you that you don't have to have tons to be able to color images. (For this one I used Raw Umber, Prussian Green, Beige, Black, Phinaio Ylw. Grn. Hue, Light Peach.) That is it!

I sponged the background with olive and bashful blue and distressed the edges. Whola! Done and it didn't take long to do.

Gotta love this fella---What a cutie! Check out the High Hopes site for lots more FANTASTIC stamps!


Materials used: Stamps--all by High Hopes; brilliance black ink; olive, bashful blue classic stamp pads (Stampin' Up!); Prismacolor pencils; Odorless mineral spirits; cardstock-olive, white, vanilla (SU!); Designer paper (Basic Grey); brads, eyelets (Making memories); hemp (Hobby Lobby); Cropadile; word window punch (SU!); dimensionals (SU!).

Hmm....It has been a little while since I posted BLOG CANDY.....might be coming soon (*wink!)


Thanks for stopping by!


36 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness both of the cards are absolutly wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing Cynthia

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wow! Lucky you! I love the card you made -- your coloring is awesome. Definitely going to have to invest in a few High Hopes stamps -- they are soooo cute!!

Pam Clay said...

I love, love, love your little guy card! Also I like Crissy split her background into two panels. Cool idea!

Crissy Armstrong said...

You are too too kind, Carolyn! Your card is drop-jaw gorgeous. I love the way the palm tree made such an interesting background in that olive green color! Your coloring is perfection, and I love the fibres on the card; they go so well with the theme. Wow, you are so talented! Thank you SO much, for your kindnesses to Tina and I! Have a {{HUGE HUG}}!!
Crissy

Carol said...

what darling little cards! The sentiments are so endearing and the coloring is amazing! You're both quite talented:)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Very nice happy mail. Love the high hope little boy stamp..I have prismacolors, but never reach for them..I might need a lesson (in person_ soon) lOL
Have a wonderful weekend.. Chris

peanutbee said...

Wow, what a SUPER nice thing of them to do. I have to say, I recently placed my first High Hopes order and the customer service was exceptional! Fast shipping, low shipping cost, and they even sent me a couple *extras*. I'll definitely order from them again!! ...not to mention, their stamps are just ADORABLE!

Great cards by both you and Cynthia!!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous Cammie!!..and it's just like Crissy and Tina to do something like this...They are Fabulous gals! and your tutorial is Awesome!!

Susan G said...

That little guy is just the cutest! Love the twine idea to make it more "boyish." Gotta go check out High Hopes for some shopping.

Laurie said...

What a cute little guy! Gonna have to go check out High Hope Stamps!
Laurie

Stampmouse said...

OMG both are gorgeous. what coloring. thanks for enabling us more and wanting even more stamps those are adorable. will have to check out the high hope stamp site

Karen said...

Your card is adorable as well! I JUST bought myself some Prismacolor pencils yesterday as an early bday gift to myself. Stars must be in alignment...

Donna said...

wow - those kind of surprises are awesome! your cards are fabulous, love your coloring on them, I'm going to have to get some of those stamps since I love to color so much too.

Joan and Amy said...

Ahhhhh, I love both these images. The cards are wonderful. Joan

Juanita B said...

Isn't it nice to know people appreciate you...especially those in business? Both cards are fabulous!! WOW, they do have a lot of stamps and I love their "people" stamps because they're not strange looking. They also have fantastic sentiments. I feel an order coming on, LOL. TFS.

Lee said...

OH that Koala is just tooooo adorable!!! And I LOVE your card!! The colors are awesome!! The layout is so rugged looking....very cooool!!!

Angie said...

I love these images! UH OH, more to add to the wish list! Your card is wonderful, I can't wait to be able to color like that. And your post yesterday about the Inspector and the undies... HILARIOUS! I wonder how many random pairs of underwear he folds at all the different houses he inspects?

dpkennedy said...

You made a great card! I love that little guy! You are one lucky gal..great card from Crissy...I remember commenting on it!

Whimsey said...

Is the blog candy for pregnant people? ROFLMBO - obviously I follow your girls' blogs way too much!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What GREAT mail! WOW. . .it's gorgeous. So is your card! It's absolutely adorable!

Judi said...

Both Crissy's card and yours are great! TFS

Elizebeth said...

WOW BOTH of these cards are amazing!

Rita said...

Oh I absolutely luv this adorable little boy! This card is so darn cute Carolyn! Luv your coloring as usual! That RAK card is awesome, so beautiful & such detail!

Michelle said...

Why were you concerned Cammie, that card of your is contest worthy. I LOVE those stamps.. I am rushing over to the site to check them out. You always have such cool ideas.

Amy Sheffer said...

Both cards are darling! I'm drooling over the coloring on both of them. WOW!!

Rose Ann said...

Awe...Crissy's card is so cute! I love that little bear!

Your card is absolutely adorable, Carolyn! I love your coloring, fun papers, and your layout! Looks fabulous!

~ Maricel Fabi said...

The card you made is SUPER beautiful! I love the color and the image you used. Happy weekend! :)

shel9999 said...

Wow! I LOVE your jungle card! Amazing coloring! And yes, Crissy's coloring blows me away too. You're BOTH super-talented!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are adorable! I have been looking at their site quite often...think I'll go check it out again this morning!

Kira said...

Your little guy is darn cute! Great card for a boy of ANY age. I could also see him in Indiana Jones colours! ;)

And my goodness that koala is just too cute!!! Why must it always be so expensive to get these things in Canada?! I'll just have to go back to my sketch book and draw some koalas. Despite there already being absolutely adorable stamps in existence.

Love the hint about blog candy! ;)

Janine said...

Both cards are darling!!

Sheila from Texas said...

OMG....those are awesome cards. You definitely did High Hopes Stamps justice. I totally understand why they would send them to you!!! Great job!

Sheila

Christi said...

Wow! Both of the cards are fantastic! I LOVE the coloring!

Jenna Jaquez said...

I am a big fan of your designs/cards and especially love your stamps from MFT, wow! If you're ever interested in someone showcasing those babies on cards for free advertisement with Bella Scraps Magazine, please let me know. I know I wouldn't let you down. I could show you some of my work too. Have a wonderful Sunday!!! :)

Linsey said...

this is so adorable! What a cute little guy! gotta check out High Hopes! tfs!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a super cute card!! I love the one you did just as much as the one you were sent!! Fabulous job!!