Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year...

As the card says, Happy New Year!

I am just tickled pink to be kicking off 2016 with The Greeting Farm and today is my first official post as a Farmer! As you know a new challenge is issued at the beginning of every month over on the TGF blog and we are starting this year with an easy one... Anything Goes. So why not make a resolution to dust off an older TGF stamp in your stash or ink up a new one and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate? Better yet, grab one of the fabulous digi stamps from the store and really get creative. 

Which is just what I did for my sample card today. This pretty party girl is New Year Anya and rather than printing her out at her normal size I decided to blow her up extra large so that she would make a BIG impact. At this size I didn't need to find a sentiment because her paper crown is all the sentiment I need. I also cropped Anya so that she would fall in to the corner of the card which gave me some space to play with a bokeh effect in the background. All I did was sketch in various sized circles in a very light yellow, Y000, then used some dark W8 and W10 Copics to fill in the rest of the space. Then I added a bit more yellow and the colorless blender to fuzz the edges. The smaller white dots were added by taking the eraser end of a pencil and using to stamp white ink on the card. I think it looks like we've caught a snapshot of Anya right as the clock strikes midnight.  :)

Be sure to stop by the TGF blog to meet the rest of the new team and check out their fabulous inspiration as well. And you can check out all of the challenge details while you are there too!

Laters!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (New Year Anya)
ink- Papertrey Ink fresh snow
Ranger Waterfall Stickles
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E51, E34, E35
clothes- B01, B06, B18, B39, C1, C2
background- W8, W10, Y000, Y00, 0

8 comments:

Aileen (mum) said...

Totally brilliant, love the whole look. Your colouring is so so good.

Tracey Ann said...

So creative! Love the vibrant colors and contrasts. This truly captures the "snapshot of Anya right as the clock strikes midnight". Beautiful, Amy!

Leanne said...

Happy New Year Amy! So happy for you to be back on the TGF team! Congrats!

Super sweet card, love the affects you created!

Juls said...

Gorgeous!! Loving her sparkly dress and the fabby background xx

ScrapMo said...

I'm totally in love with this card!!!
Happy New Year ♥

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this card is totally Amazing!!!!!! What a really FABULOUS NewYears card!!!!!! I had the day off Friday and woke up at noon!!!! MY whole daily schedule was thrown off. I can't believe I am just now seeing this Amazing creation!
Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Hugs, Heidi & Brooke

CraftyPaws said...

Omgee that bokeh effect you created is beautiful! Definitely trying that soon. TFS and inspiring! Hugs Kristina

CraftyPaws said...

Omgee that bokeh effect you created is beautiful! Definitely trying that soon. TFS and inspiring! Hugs Kristina