Sunday, December 11, 2011

I ♥ winter...

Hidee ho!

I hope all is well this morning. I'm having a wonderful weekend so far with a whole lot of nothin' scheduled for the rest of the day, LOL!

So there was a vendor challenge sponsored by Copic over at Two Peas In a Bucket during the month of November which I played along in. And on December 1st I found out that I was one of the lucky winners selected to receive a prize pack from them. Too fun! Well, it came yesterday and there was a set of six Sketch markers included that I already had soooo... I'm paying it forward over on my YouTube channel. That's right, if you would like a chance at winning this set of secondary colors then just head on over, become a subscriber, and leave a comment on this post... easy peasy! I'm leaving it open through the 20th and I'll have a video drawing the winner on December 21st. :)

Speaking of YouTube, last week I did a video coloring dark red hair on this Kraftin Kimmie Eva stamp and got a request to show how I colored the rest of her. Yesterday turned out to be the perfect day to finish her up so that I could get Eva onto a card for today's post. I paired her up with the new Winter Park papers from Echo Park and pulled all of my Copic colors from it, which you can see here. I had originally planned to see a lot more of that cute house paper in the design but when I came across that large "what I ♥ about winter" cut out I just couldn't resist building the card around it. I seriously love it with Eva because I can totally see her ditching that shovel and going back inside to a warm fire, hot cocoa and maybe even a winter hottie. ;)
I don't know if you can see it very well but I used a 'new to me' product on this card... those flecks of white in the background (I was going for the look of falling snow) where spritzed on using an October Afternoon Paper Doily Sprinkler. I have Erin (scrappyhour09 on YouTube) to thank for enabling me to give these a try. She has been using the Studio Calico version of these spritzers and I've really loved the look so when I had the opportunity to grab some OA ones during a Black Friday sale I couldn't pass it up. If I'm not careful I can see a new obsession forming... LOL! Thanks Erin!

Okey dokey, well thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you come back tomorrow when I'll start sharing previews of the new SOG Valentine release! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Echo Park (Winter Park)
stamp- Kraftin Kimmie (Eva)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
Liquid Applique
Studio 112 rub on stitches
October Afternoon Paper Doily Sprinklers
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, W1, W3
hair- YR04, YR18, E09, E18
eyes- BG96, BG99
clothes/shovel- B93, B95, B97, E55, E35, E57, E47, E49, R05, E07, E19, BG72, BG75, BG78, YG95, YG97, YG99, W1, W3, C0, C2, C4


mariska said...

Hi Amy!!

What a lovely card! Love the idea of it. And the stamp is sooo cute.

Hugs Mariska

Leanne said...

how very cool for you Amy. thanks for sharing your prize!
ok, she is seriously cool. love her hair and her outfit, i don't blame her for wanting to ditch the shovel and go in the house and sit by the fireplace with some hot cocoa. yes, i can see the snow, that's a pretty cool new product, i can see how you would become addicted. enjoy the rest of your sunday!! ;)

SuiLan said...

Perfect card Amy, gorgeous coloring and I love the new technique you tried for the snow. As always love the hair coloring!

chrilvian said...

aaah great card
yummy yummy
hot chocolate

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I'm going to have to watch the hair video, I love the coloring.


♥Rach♥ said...

She's so sultry and fun, LOVE it! Great, fun card and so creative as usual :0)

Mette said...

As always Amy a gorgeous card. I love these quirky stamps and you colour them to perfection.
Gratz on your winnings :).

Hugs, Mette

THERESA said...

Absolute gorjuss, stunning coloring and those specks(spritzer,lol, see i did read) sure looks good!!
lotsa luv

Unknown said...

Love this card! Eva is so stinkin cute!! I love the idea of using sprays for falling snow..Brilliant!=) Im always happy to help enable you haha.

Cindy H. said...

Love this card!! She came out great! I love how those slacks turned out, they look like suede:) Your coloring is always fabulous. Congrats on being one of the winners - so exciting!

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a cute Eva, coloured up just so perfectly. Congrats on your winnings!
Have an awesome Sunday Amy~

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Congrats to you! How exciting!!! and so thoughtful of you to share!
I am loving her red hair! I've been practicing, but nothing to share yet, lol! Such a fun wintery card! I would like to add that snow and snow angels are things that I love about winter too :)
Enjoy the rest of your relaxing weekend!
hugs, margie

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy, I love how this turned out. You already know that I think she looks spectacular and I love, love how you have used the sentiment. I so agree. I think she is more about looking adorable outside than actually working up a sweat with that snow. lol... I have to go check out the snow stuff. It looks awesome on your card. Have a great Sunday my friend. Hugs, Lisa

Maria Therese said...

Veeeeeeeeeeery cool card!!

Shirley N said...

Too cute Amy, perfect layout for her! Have been a subscriber on your YouTube site for some time now and have been enjoying all your videos, thanks so much for doing them! Enjoy your Sunday!

Lau W said...

Congrats Amy !
And your card is fabulous as always, such nice colouring !

Kylie said...

Seen your video tutorial on this KK image and couldn't wait to see it on your card. I think the piece in the middle makes it and your hand coloured images would look awesome anywhere. Congrats on your win and I applaude you for passing it on. So generous.


Crafty Loops said...

Beautiful card Amy. Lee x

Kimberly S said...

She is just so cute, and as always your coloring is fabulous! hugs, Kimberly

Just Me said...

I loved seeing another red hair subscribed to you you tube...thanks!

Heidi Brawley said...

Congrats on your win. I did go check out the video site yesteday. Love this card. Love how you colored her red hair. It is beautiful. Hugs, Heidi

Jas said...

Lovely card Amy, TFS!

Juls said...

this is fab! Love the image! fabulous colouring, and I Love the tick list!! Hugs Juls

AtStudioD said...

Gosh Amy, your coloring is just so amazing!! I hope to get this good one long have you been copic coloring? I don't remember if I've asked this already, it's just so amazing. I love it.

Please consider recording yourself giving classes via youtube videos. I'm sure you'll have a huge following... and I'll help spread the news/info.

x0, Damaris

RiNNE said...

What a fun card! Amazing use of that checklist! Such a great way to incorporate it into the card! Fab coloring!