Thursday, December 3, 2009

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks... dressed in holiday style

in the air there's a feeling of Christmas.

Greetings and salutations!

So before I get into today's card I just have to go off on a bit of a Glee tangent... not a whole lot of singing last night but man, SO much DRAMA! Poor Mr. Shue, are you doing ok Rinne? I know how much you like your Shue. ;) My big question mark for the episode is why can't the Glee kids go and draw funny faces on the other club pics too? I know, I know, it would be petty and they are above all that but man, sometimes drawing a funny mustache and glasses on the yearbook photo of that one kid who's never nice to you can feel pretty darn good... (insert innocent whistling smilie here...) ;)

Anywhooo... my card today is for this week's Diedrich Dare sketch and as you can probably tell there is a bit of altering going on with this one too. I used Lolli Anya's head (after I wiped away the lollipop from the side of her face and drew in the missing section) and Dress Me Anya's body and Summer Wardrobe dress. I drew in sleeves on her body as well as shoes on her feet. Oh and the bags are from the Summer Wardrobe set too, I just added a bit of crumpled crepe paper coming out the tops to make them look like gift bags. Whew... that's a lot going on to get one little Christmas shopping cutie but well worth the time I think. :)
And even though I don't need any more Christmas cards this year what can I say... I'm in that festive frame of mind and I don't think I'm going to shake it any time soon so why fight it?
Alrighty then, another day another dollar... hope you all have a wonderful day! Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- American Crafts (green) Pebbles Inc (red)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Lolli Anya, Dress Me Anya, Summer Wardrobe set) Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
American Crafts ribbon
Doodlebug gems
Copic Spica black glitter pen
Copic multiliner pens 0.3 and 0.1
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E31, E25, E29, E49
clothes/bags- R24, R29, E07, BG0000, BG000, B00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17

44 comments:

GobeaGirl said...

Children laughing, people passing.Meeting smile after smile. Hi Amy, I may not be a child, but I sure am laughing.....I love your card! You just cost me more money honey, I just have to buy her now, so that I can play...lol..Great card...I was soooooooo happy that Mr Shue caught his wife finally..I just can not stand her. She is sooo mean to him. I know it has been a coupl of (clearing throat) years since I was in high school, but the kids that would draw on the pics usually did it to their own...So I don't get that at all....I really thought that their mattress routine was soo cute. I was really laughing when the owner kept jumping...Smiles to you. Lisa G

Angela said...

Oh Amy, I am so loving this altered Lolli Anya!! She looks just too darn cute with her shopping bags and that pretty little Christmas dress. And you colored her so beautifully. SO creative!
Hugs,
Angela

Kris said...

Wow-wee Amy!!! this is the cutest shopping Anya card i've seen!!! wow! so very darling! love her outfit too... she's sure in the Christmas spirit! LOVE it! hugs, Kris

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG! (squealing)...get out of here! This is TOOOOOO Cute! And how FUN it's for the Dare-you are amazing, Miss AMy! Now can someone fill MY hands with pretty shopping bags full o' stuff please? LOL!

☼ Cheryl* said...

I loveeeeee it!!!!!!
I wish I could alter images as nice as you.

Saskia said...

Great card!!

Saskia :)

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wowzers Amy, another amazing card, i love the cute Anya you've created, and you card has a wonderful xmasy feel to it. So bright, fun and happy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all :)

Have a great day
Suzi
xxx

Tammy said...

Another brilliant card Amy!
I always like to look at your card and try to figure out what pieces you've used and see how close I was to what you actually used.
Glee - I hear ya. But I loved the Jump number!!
Only 1 more episode left right? And then nothing until the Spring...Oh how will I survive?!

Lysa said...

Wow- you girlfriend are AMAZING!

Claireabelle said...

Amy she is just fabulous!!!
xx

Gabby said...

I am a lover of your work Amy! I'm an Amy fan though and through and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how you've altered Lolli Anya! Can you believe mine still hasn't seen ink? Now I need to sit with all my Anya's to see how I can begin my altering trip. GORGEOUS card!

I have to say I'm guilty of doing the mustache and glasses...not to mention blacked out teeth and "pimples" on the year book pics of those I could not stand! LOL!

Jenny said...

This is awesome. I love coming to your blog for inspiration...
Psst, I posted a card using one of your designs!! :)

Jenny
crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

Biscuitlid said...

ooh Amy I'm glad you made another Christmas card. This is my favourite out of all of yours so far so it gets a huge thumbs up from me!

It's adorable, just love what you've done with the dress and the bags

Victoria
x

Tammi said...

Wow you did it again!! I LOVE her and that you made her into a shopping girl, soooo cute! I'll have you know I bought this stamp because of you, your such an inspiration, now if only I could alter a "tiny" bit like you! ;) ~Hugs

Kerry said...

OMG Amy, totally awesome!! You are amazing girl!

jascrafts said...

Wow, beautiful card

RiNNE said...

I know!!! Buwahahahahahaha!!! You should've seen me last night while watching Glee! I kept saying, "Oh my God! OMG! OMG!!!!!!" when he found the baby bump! Poor Mr. Shuester! So sad that after next week's episode, it won't be on till April. But then, I found out that the DVD Vol. 1 will be out after 12/29.

Anyway, your card is just lovely! Such amazing altering and coloring, Amy! My faves are the tissue paper (genius!) and her outfit! And that paper is too cute! have a great day!

1LuvnMama said...

OMG! This puts me in the mood to go shopping! So adorable and I luv it! :)

donna mikasa said...

Love how you altered Miss Lolli! Love the 3D tissue paper--genius!!

WickedPixie said...

Cure, cute, cute!! I LOVE those bags!!
Thanks for not giving too much away about Glee - I am aleays at least a day behind in watching it - in fact that is where I am off to now!! :-)Traci

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Absolutely too cute! I love those pigtails and wow you alter like a mad woman! Hmmm...wonder what's in those pretty packages.

Tasha said...

What a gorgeous card - i love the way you turned Loli into a shopoholic lol!
Love it
love tasha xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Another beautiful card from a talented lady.
mwah
Trace

Jackie Thomas said...

OMG..you are so clever. I love the way you alter the images. She looks amazing. Have a wonderful weekend. xo Jackie

Alleena Burger said...

I Loooove the shopping bags. If you get a few too many Christmas cards made I am sure there would be a multitude of people willing to use them, me included :o)

Alice Wertz said...

OMG!!!! you are AMAZING, Amy!! she is just the cutest little shopper!! too cute!

itsabrt said...

This is phenomenal Amy!!! The crepe paper so rocks! Beth

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous Amy love the details and your altering is stunning! Love her cute bags too! Hope you are well there's a little award for you on my blog, Big HuGs Kim :)

Crafty Jenn said...

This is abfab Amy!! I love it! Lolli Anya is my new favorite. The crepe paper is the perfect touch. You think of everything!

I agree with your Glee statements. Kinda disappointed that there wasn't that much singing, but Teri's fake pregnancy had to come to light sooner or later. Mr. Shue's reaction broke my heart. But man, wasn't Sue in here ripest form?! She's so blunt and insensitive. I love it though. Can't believe there's only one episode left. :(

Shirley N said...

Amazing job, Amy! I love, love, love this!!!

Carisa said...

That is adorable!!!

I had to skip over your first paragraph when I checked your blog out earlier cuz I hadn't watch Glee yet, LOL, but now that I have O-M-G!!!! Thank goodness, finally, the fake pregnancy is OUT. I LOVED his reaction, only b/c it had me in tears b/c it was so authentic. Gosh, this show is so good I can't stand it. Now, if only Finn would find out that Quinn isn't carrying HIS baby, LOL.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Wow, that's some impressive altering you've done! It's so flawless that before I read your post I thought "wait, I haven't seen that stamp before! where is it in the shop?"

tamara davis said...

how creative to make that beautiful image with so many different elements! It definately makes me want to pull out all my stamps and see what I could do with them if I had some imagination!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is sooo cute! I love the alterations and attention to detail.

Jodi said...

A Super Adorable card! I just love the altering you did on her and how you made her perfect for the holidays!! Love her candy cane dress!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Randi said...

Super cute!! Love how you altered her!! The shopping bags, with the tissue...amazing! I am so THRILLED to see you at the Dare blog this week!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Super adorable!! Love your altering!!

Kelly Booth said...

HOW did I miss this???? She is SOOOOOOOOOOO cute Amy!!!! Love what you did with Lolli!!!

Jacqueline said...

How amazing!!! Your coloring is astounding!! I LOVE how fun this card is! Perfectly ADORABLE!! Such inspiration here! :D

Cassie said...

oh.my.goodness. this is just so darn adorable! i love your shopping anya!

Tonje said...

Love the altering you've done on her. Super cute!

Cassie said...

one of my weekly favs.
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Javablustamper said...

OMGosh!!! This is ADORABLE!!! SO happy you could play along!! Have an AWESOME day!




Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very cute, I love how you coloured her hair! superb! Thanks for playing the Whimsical Wednesdays challenge this week.