1 January 2009

Spring Angel

Hi everyone, I hope there aren't too many sore heads around today LOL! Happy new year to everyone once again, lets hope it's a good one (in the words of the song)! A card today for the Stamp Something challenge where there's a great sketch to follow, I really like this one and will definitely use it again. I've water coloured the cute Whipper Snapper angel with distress inks and I'm currently trying to make up a tutorial for this loose style of water colour as I've had a few requests. I don't have a camcorder or a tripod so I'm still trying to get a little video done as it's really about the brushwork so it would be best to see the movement, I'll try not to talk on it but I can't promise LOL! Hope to have it sorted soon. I've done some sponging around the patterned paper and the scored card and also some faux stitching with a white inksentials pen. Hydrangea flower and gem centre from stash.

Materials:
Paper: Blue Canford card, Laura Ashley Traditional paper pack
Stamp: Whipper Snapper 'Spring Angel'
Ink: Ranger distress inks in black soot, weathered wood, tea dye, broken china, faded jeans, worn lipstick
Embellishment: Score board/scoring tool, water brushes, hydrangea flower, gemstone, white inksentials gel pen, sponge, diamond stickles

Back soon,
Chris

37 comments:

Larissa said...

HI Chris

So cute! I am very excited that you are going to do a tutorial about your wunderful coloring! Can't wait to read and see it!! I love the stitiching on your card, it really looks great!

hugs,
Larissa

Kim Piggott said...

Supurb Chris!
Your colouration is just beautiful and I love that sentiment,
hugs
kim xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Happy New Year to you Chris! Again another beautiful card..I am looking forward to your tutorial very much! I love all the faux stitching..looks great! Inspiration colouring again!
Judy xx

Tara said...

My head's fine thanks Chris, lol!
What a stunning card, I love the darker colours, makes such a nice change from sugary pastels!
Ooooh, can't wait to see your tutorial as I think the effects you've created are superb! xx

Mrs Wonka said...

Ohhhhh can't wait to see the tutorial! Your colouring really is out of this world!

Mrs W x

card crafted said...

What a fantastic card! I'm envious of your uber photo taking skills too, lol. SUCH a great, clear photo.....don't suppose you could do a tutorial for that too, could you? I could do with the help, lol

The Vannoy Family said...

Oh! So excited to hear that you are attempting to do a tutorial - you have such a unique style... know it takes time and LOTS of effort... thank you for doing that for us! Can't wait!

Rach said...

a beautiful card Chris, can't wait to see your tutorial..hugs rachxx

Claire Mackaness said...

Wow that Faux stitching is amazing!! What a cute cards

Bev said...

Oh this is fabulous Chris! Wow the depth of colour is just amazing and I love the sweet image. Wow! Just seen the jewelled flower - it's gorgeous. Another amazing card hunny

hugs Bev x

Suzanne said...

Ohh it is beautiful and the colouring is fabulous, your card just sums up how I am feeling today!! Sue :o)

Dawn said...

You get such amazing colour Chris and CAN'T WAIT for the tutorial - book me a front row seat!!
Stunning card - love the sewing too!

Hugs
Dawn
x

Donna said...

Chris, this card is beautiful and the colouring has so much depth, I'm loving the blue and white together :) Donna x

joey said...

ooooh Chris this is gorgeous! I am another who cannot wait for your tutorial!. Happy New Year. love joey.xxx

Sharon said...

Fab as usual Chris. Can't wait to see the tutorial!

Michele said...

Another gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and your colouring is stunning. Hope 2009 is a better one for you and your family. Big Hugs Michele x

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Rica said...

Another gorgeous card, gorgeous colours and gorgeous embellishments.
Love it!!
All the best for 2009.
hugs Heather xx

Bubbles said...

Happy New Year Chris. What a gorgeous card, your colouring is amazing! Love the previous card also, such a fresh clean feel and the image is beautiful.
Joanne x

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card ,so cute and adorable ,the colouring is out standding xxxhugs Dawnxxxx
I wish you and your loved ones a happy & healthy new year!

Taniaj said...

Love the card. its a great stamp and the backing paper with the score board is great. No sore heahere I have had a dry Christmas and New year Tx

Rica said...

Hi Chris,
Me again - I've left you something on my blog.
hugs Heather xx

Dawn said...

Have got an award for you on my blog Chris!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Chris and love your colouring and stitching, must get to grips with my machine, Happy New Year, Hugs, Nikki x

Janet said...

I am so excited!!! I was just going to say I need some painting lessons from you when I read about the tutorial in you post! This card is fabulous as always. I just love your work....you are a very talented lady!X

Sandra said...

WOW Chris....gorgeous card,love everything about it...look forward to your tutorial,
Have a lovely weekend,
Take care
San x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the image and yor colouring is stunning! Look forward to seeing your tutorial. Debbie x

Kristen said...

That blue is just so striking!! And the Spring Angel image as so cute and he is just colored so perfectly! Incredible stitching too. Awesome card!

Jilli said...

I love this card! Everything is just perfect! Can't wait for the tutorial, I defo need some lessons and it looks like I'm gonna be getting some from one of the best! Jillix

Tab said...

Wowee Chris! what an adorable image, so cute! Love the shades of blue that you have used, they work so well together! Can't wait to see the video!
Hugs Tab xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, stunning colouring of the image.
Happy New Year.

Amy Johnson said...

Great colors with this card. It really reminds me of rain.

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `stunning` Clare...
best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year:)~X~

Terrie B x said...

ooops!!!`Soory` Chriss...I meant to put Chriss...lol...

Phree said...

Sweet card - and as always I am in awe of the way you colour images.

Gillian said...

Another wonderful card and such a cute image, love these colours too. The video tutorial above is great, love the way you just go for it and darken the background. It makes the image just stand out. Anyway I would like to wish you a very creative, healthy and happy New Year.

Gill x

Kim said...

Wow!!!