20 March 2009

Kadoodle Snail Wagon

Hi everyone, a card today for Stamp Something where the theme this week is think spring. I love the fresh spring colours, pinks, blues and greens and I've used these colours in the card, buttons and water colouring of the image. The Snail Wagon image is my Kadoodle design available at the Craft Barn and I've water coloured it with Ranger distress inks, added some stickles and glossy crackle accents to the snail shell. The background is blue core'dinations card which has been partially embossed at angles with the Argyle cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded and distressed on the edges. To decorate I added the three colours of ribbon, buttons and Woodware sentiment.

I'm doing a colouring technique demo tomorrow at the Craft Barn from 10am-4pm so if anyone from blogland is in the vicinity and has any time to pop in it would be lovely see you. Take care and see you tomorrow with my BasicGrey Challenge crad. TFL. Chris


Donna said...

Hi Chris, this is such a sweet card and what a wonderful image, such a cute little snail :) love the way you have randomly embossed the backgorund, just brilliant :) hope you have a lovely weekend :) Donna x

Nina I. said...

Wow!!!!! This is really stunning!!! Love the colours and the colouring is beautiful!
Hugs, Nina

Sharon said...

Love it Chris. I hope to come home tomorrow being able to colour my backgrounds just like that!!

debra said...

aghhhhhhh this is one sweet snail love the spring colours, andthe image is so cute will have to get some of this crackle to try.
hugs Debra xx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Chris.I adore your image it's so cute.Coloured beautifully as always.Love the touch of embossing too.I wish I lived nearer so I could come watch you demo.
Cass xxx

Mada said...

The card is so very elegant and the snail dude is a sweetie.

I hate it that I cannot attend your colouring demo. Maybe you can make a new video with it? :)

I love how you paint the background around your images. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll ever have the necessary eye for producing that.


Sandra said...

Hiya Sweetie. Awe... I love your little snail, and your colouring is flawless as always. Fab card for pretty much any occasion.
Have a great time demoing at The Craft Barn tomorrow I'm sure everyone will learn lots from your fab colouring techniques ;o)
Sandra xx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

wow!!! chris this is a piece of artwork!!! excellent :) ♥

Karen said...

Wow Chris, love this stamp and what a great job you do of colouring - just wish I lived nearer so as to come to your demo - have a great day,

Karen x

Dawn said...

Hiya Chris

Well this is gorgeous as ever - love that background and och! I so wish I loved doen your way - I'd be camping out all night for a front row seat!! lol

Lucky peeps getting to see your colouring first hand!

Have a great day at "The Craft Barn"



CraftyC said...

Stunning card Chris, you've coloured it so beautifully. Good luck for tomorrow, will have to get down there one day, cant be that far!!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a sweet image!! Your coloring is amazing!! Gorgeous!!

Tasha said...

Chris i am in love with this little fella he is so fabulous and this card is delightful, the colours are freash and make for a beautiful card
love tasha xx

Riet said...

ohhhh Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Morning Chris....well what can i say other than "GORGEOUS",love the image,how cute is that snail and coloured as always to perfection.
Great background...must get my embossing folders out.
Wish i was near to the Craft Barn,i would love some colouring lessons from you Chris,anyway have a lovely day with your demo's,
Take care
San xx

Wendy said...

Great card Chris fab image
Wendy x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous snail and fabulous card you made with him.
Have a fab time demo-ing.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the cute image and and the beautiful colouring. Good luck with the colouring lessons, I'm sure you'll blow everyone away with your techniques. Michele x

Love to Doodle! said...

So, so cute and so, so beautiful....Have fun today....xx

card crafted said...

Who's the Daddy?! Chirs is!!!! (of colouring, that is, lol) SUCH a great card Chris!

I know you'll say that anyone can do it, but I seriously would never be able to get an effect like you manage, even if I had a ton of practice. :D

Kudos Chris!

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Oh wow, he is just so cute, I absolutely love him and your card is so fab !


Jo x

Larissa said...

Hi Chris.

What a lovely card! Really cute image! Love your background with the coredinations paper!
I hope your demo went well!

Have a good sunday!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris is is so fantastic!
Your colouring is out of this world!
Such wonderful embossing!
Love it to bits.
So sorry I missed you!
kim x

Tab said...

Chris, well what can I say......I love that little snail, how cute? Well I can defo feel a spend coming on now LOL, just love him! Oh I do wish I lived near to the Craft Barn, I would have loved to come and watched your demo. Have a great time!
Hugs Tab xxx

Erin... said...

WOW how cute is this???? Love your coloring and what a sweet image! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining the Stamp Something Challenge!

Bev said...

Too cute for words!! This really made me giggly Chris, such a darling image and fabulously coloured too xx

Kim said...

Oh gawd missed that one, wished I had known, was soo bored went and had a hair cut, mmm the amount of stamps I could have bought with that money...lol

This ickle fella is soooo cute, a real muts have in ya stash... fabulous card...

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is just stunning - love the colouring and how everything compliments everything else

TaraG said...

Such a splendid spring image, Chris! Love how you embossed the cardstock and the colours are fabulous! I so wish I could've attended your demo, Hun!

fishlips said...

How sweet is this Chris the image is just 2 cute...Wow I've missed viewing all your lovely creations each one is just so unique and so eye-catching, they just make my mouth water11111

Steph said...

I love how you've coloured this image in, it's really amazing especially the background colours x