Monday, April 2, 2012

Hello spring

Mornin'!
So it's back to the daily grind for me today. Unfortunately I was not a winner of the Mega Millions lotto drawing this past weekend so work I must. I guess I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed for the next one. ;)

My card is for the TGF Farm Fresh challenge to CASE one of the challenge team gals who have recently completed their term. And I knew just the card that I wanted to CASE. It was back in February when I first saw how Lisa tore the corners of her paper to reveal a second print below and, even then, I knew that I wanted to give this technique a try. So I inked up Easter Anya and altered her mouth a bit by wiping away the original open one and tracing in a more closed smile. She's colored up nice and bright to go with some more of that fun Doodlebug paper that I've been enjoying lately. I kept the over-all design pretty close to Lisa's original, though I did tend to go a bit crazier with the tearing. What can I say... I really wanted to see those jellybeans, LOL!

I also ended up doing a super quick little video tutorial on how I color grass. After posting my Masa card the other day I had several questions about it and this seemed as good a time as any to share how I go about grounding character stamps in a lush yard of green grass. You can see the video here or over on the CMC blog. :)

Alrighty then, I'm audi. Catch ya later!



Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper/die cut- Doodlebug (Hello Spring)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Easter Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown and Tim Holtx tumbled glass distress
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Marvy Mega Giga scallop circle punch
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
clothes/basket- Y11, Y15, Y17, RV10, RV52, RV55, E40, W00, RV00, B0000, YG03, YG17, BG01, BG05, Y38, YR18, V12, V15, V17
grass- YG03, YG17, G46

23 comments:

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Such a cute & springy card, Amy!

Deb said...

wahou !!! wish i could make such beautiful cards !

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. What an honor! I think your card is adorable and if I had used this paper for that card design I am sure that I would have torn a lot in order to see those jelly beans. I told Jerry(as I got this pad in the mail Saturday. Yay!) that I am calling them Jelly Bellies as their so tiny and so cute. Anyway, I watched your video last night when I was putting my card up for today. Love it as always my friend. I didn't win any money this weekend either, so I will work while Jerry and the M&Ms play this week. lol.. Have a great day. Hugs, Lisa

Nancy Thomas said...

What a happy/spring-y card! Well done! We didn't win any money either unfortunately.

Annette said...

so darn cute...i love it..

Stephanie said...

How cute! I love the jellybean paper and Easter Anya looks really sweet:)

Janine said...

aaaaaaaah so cute

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute Easter card, love all the pastel colours..

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is Super Cute!!! I love her new smile!!! Much better then the original one! She is a cutie!!!
have a Great week! I didn't win either darn it!!!
hugs, Heidi

Tonje said...

Cute, cute easter card. Love the torn corners!

Cami said...

Adorable Easter card with sweet colors. Thanks for the vid tut on grounding and creating grass! I will definitely try this! Have a great week, Amy.

Dangina Martinez said...

Aww, This is just Precious! I love your coloring and that adorable DP.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Leanne said...

Super cute Amy! This one just screams SPRING!! to me and I just love it. Those jelly beans peeking out are fantastik, great tribute to Lisa. Loved watching the grass tutorial, didn't think about using the chiseled side, so thanks for that "tip" ;) hehehe
Have a good week!
;)

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fantastic Amy! Love how you've colored her hair...awesome!!!

Craftdee said...

Another cutie, love the torn edge look, it is a great way to get another pattern on to a card in a "casual" sort of way, TFS Donna

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

I have been following and learning from you for quite some time. I LOVE your coloring to the max! It is always just so amazingly gorgeous. Is there anyway you could do a tutorial for this hair color! I would LOVE to see it! :)

XoXo,

Katie

Arabella said...

Awww this is so sweet Amy! I love how you alter the stamps to suit you and those hair colours are awesome! I might have to add that combo to my book!

Arabella

Arabella said...

Awww this is so sweet Amy! I love how you alter the stamps to suit you and those hair colours are awesome! I might have to add that combo to my book!

Arabella

Chelsea said...

Sooo cute!

Lissa said...

This is just DARLING! I'm a HUGE fan of Doodlebug stuff, so I totally LOVE everything you've been doing with these. ;) I'll have to go check out your grass tutorial because the grass I colored last week came up kind of sucky. Well, at least it looked better the grass in my yard. Must have been on the other side. hmmm...

mousekemom said...

Love the jelly bean paper...just adorable and you did Lisa proud! Thanks for playing along at TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge!

RiNNE said...

Great job on coloring an oldie but goodie! Love her colors and coloring!