13 January 2012

Make it Colourful Guest - Create blades of grass

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good week! I'm very happy to have been invited by the lovely Zoe [ace copic colourer and Magnolia teamie :)] to be a guest this week on Make it Colourful, so thank you Zoe and thank you to the wonderfully talented Make it Colourful design team for making me very welcome. 

The challenge is to create blades of grass so I've water coloured a fairy glen full of grasses for the sweet Vixie to sit on her toadstool in. My card is made completely from water colour paper with an extra panel where I stamped and painted Vixie and the mushroom background which I've lifted up on dimension tape. I've continued the scene from the panel onto the card base and just inked around the edge of the panel with some distress ink for a little definition. Vixie and the Whimsical mushroom background are both beautiful quality red rubber stamps and you'll find the links to them below. I was also able to use the gorgeous chipboard butterflies which come from a set of butterflies and leaves, they're very pretty and delicate and I water coloured them and added glossy accents for shine.

I hope you'll pop over to Make it Colourful and join in the challenge if you can and I can tell you that the DT  samples will make your eyes pop :D, they're the masters with copics.

Enjoy your day.


Crafting Queen said...

Wow Chris this is stunning!!!!

Marja Sch said...

OH wow this is so gorgeous. Just perfect. Hugs Marja

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi lovely,
Jaw on the floor again!!
OMW what a stunning piece of art!
Love your grass!!
Well love it all of course.
So delightful to look at.
The butterflies look fab!
Love Mel. xxx

Jane said...

Wow, your grass is definitely the star of the show - a beautiful summer meadow teeming with flowers - simply stunning.
Hope you had fun joining in with us at MIC.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just beautiful Chris, love the colours thanks so much for sharing. Blessings in 2012., Shaz in Oz. x

Marimer said...

Hola, Chris, hacia varias entradas que no venia, ahora tengo nuevo PC y creo qye no voy a tener los problemas que tenia antes.
Estoy alucinando con esta tarjeta, es que parece en 3D, tiene tanta profundidad que parece que sale fuera del papel, preciosa, preciosa.
tus anteriores proyectos increible, los de Tim y el que hiciste en el curso, geniales.
Besitos y un gran 2012 te deseo.

Elaine said...

Right, that's it, I'm throwing my toys out of the pram. ;-)

GORGEOUS, Chris, just gorgeous! Belongs in a frame. :)

Debbie Dolphin said...

My jaw is too!!!! LOL
WOW Chris Ive said it all before!!! AMAZING!!!
Hope you are well xxx
Debbie xxx

Denise said...

I'm with Elaine - toys have definitely left the pram!!!
This is stunning, amazing, gorgeous, beautiful and.....I LOVE IT.
Denise xx

Dawny P said...

Oh lordy this is another stunner Mrs!!! I am bowled over by the colour in this - it's a work of art - and as always, your amazing talent. Hope to see you soon - maybe at Brum if you're going. Huggiest of hugs, Dawny xxx

Christina C. said...

Good heavens, this is another PHENOMENAL WORK OF ART, Chris!!!!!
This takes my breath away.....your artwork is amazing!! Very impressive!

Fiona said...

Exquisite work again Chris. *(in awe of your incredible talent.)*


Lau W said...

Superb colors, such a nice scene ! Great work !

Zoe said...

Oh Chris, I nearly cried when I saw your creation but I am certainly not surprised. You have been my idol since my humble beginnings and your masterpieces have always had me drooling. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given me to push myself harder and do better. AND thank you so much for joining us this week. Hugs xxoo

Angela said...

Oh MY Gosh Chris, this is absolutely STUNNING. I can't pick my jaw up from the floor and I can't quit looking at every detail you have added and colored to this gorgeous scene. I am in love with your creation and your amazing water coloring. I would frame this as it is way to pretty to let anything happen to it.

Myrna said...

Your cards are always a work of art and this one is no exception!! GORGEOUS Chris!!

Judi said...

OMG,Chris! You've absolutely excelled yourself with this one, it's just too beautiful for words!!

Hugs & a Happy Weekend


LAURA KANT said...

Oh WOW, Chris this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Laura

angelwhispers said...

WOW Chris this is amazing your colouring is just magical what a clever lady you are! Chanelle xxx

Renkata said...

dear Chris
you know I am very fond of your colouring and painting.
Amazing grass, do you have some video tutorial how do you pain this amazing grass.

Marga50 said...

Wauwwww wat mooi. Groetjes Marga.

Karin said...

Only one thing to say Chris:
Your painting skills are amazing and I love the colors :-)
Hug Karin

Leanne said...

Hello Chris! I am a new fan! this is beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous, really out of this world awesome! I can't stop looking at ur card.

Lou said...

Hi!Chris this really is soooo gorgeous**,the colours and the image-all just amazing.
Hope you are doing ok?
hugs Lou.xxxx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
I think everyone has covered what I would wish to say. Stunning as always.
The grass is beautiful. I am also intrigued by your sky. I love it.
Exceptional. I am struck dumb LOL.
Hugs Maz

Anonymous said...

Unbelieveably beautiful Chris! My gosh, I wish I knew how you did this! Spectacular coloring!!

hugs, Angela

Sarah said...

Wow, this is truely awesome - just love the image and your grass is..... well fabulous. Someone will be so pleased to receive this card Im sure.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs SarahS

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my...my heart skipped a beat when I saw this!!!

Papirdilla said...

OMG! This is AMAZING, Chris!! I just love this very beautiful creation. You're the best!!

Wish you a great weekend:)

Sandy said...

Out of this world beautiful!!

Cami said...

OMG Chris, this is STUNNING! What a masterpiece (again!) you have created. Your coloring is really out of this world...like looking at a canvas and I could just stare at this forever. You leave me speechless!

June Nelson said...

My mouth has just dropped down to the laminate!!!!!! I have never ever ever seen such a beautiful creation!!!!! oh my goodness please may I save this picture just to keep loking at, I dont know how you do it but you do it big time and with perfection Chris, oh my goodness oh my goodness, no me names not matilda lol but this is just so magnificent I cant end me commnet!!!!! brilliant!!!!!!! your just the top cardmaker to me xxxxxxxxxxxx

G Peplow said...

Hi Chris, Gorgeous colouring and such a cute image, I love this sweet card:0) I hope you're well, hugs Gay xxx

Julie said...

All I can say is WOW!!! This is STUNNING! You are a perfect addition to Make It Colourful. I have always been so impressed with your coloring and you have been a HUGE inspiration to me to improve my work. This piece goes beyond coloring. It is pure art. It should be framed. Just fabulous!


Fleur said...

Hi Chris, WOWZER !!!!
This is truly amazing, absolutly stunning artwork. She looks so pretty and the flowers/grass are so lifelike
hope you are well.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Isabelle Norris said...

oh WOW !!! This is STUNNING !!!

Monique said...

What an amazing card Chris! I love it. Your grass is wonderfull! I want to be able to do that too!

Hugs Monique

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, amazing and stunning. What an a talented laydee you are xxxx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

I ditto what Zoe said lol!!!!

I'm always leave here so inspiredthank you and under my book you are the Queen of landscape scenes!!!!

BOWING TO THE QUEEN!!! Always a delight to come around and PU PU PU PLEASE come back and play with us at Make It Colourful.We lurve lurve your work,
xo Ruby

I've had received emails from some followers that tell me they like my work so much they save it on their desktop to look at all the time and I always thought that was a bit creepy and perhaps weird in a way???


I'm a big fan Chris sorry lol! <3
dope!!! that makes me a weirdo :( tehee

Patti Jo said...

I could just stare at your artwork for hours!!! So tantalizing and beautiful!!! You sure have a special artistic touch Chris!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Klare said...

Amazingly talented. I just love the detail put in to your backgrounds. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Could you do a tutorial to show us how you create grass and sky. I have a few stamps that have a grassed areas. but I have no idea how to colour them. I have no idea where to start. yours look so lovely like summer meadows and I would love to be able to archive this.

Karen Petitt said...

I just popped over from Craft Stamper magazine Chris and this is so beyond gorgeous!
I use watercolours a lot but have never got this effect - it's gorgeous.
One of the comments above is asking for a tutorial - I would love to see the step by step and how you achieved this look too - so can we please have a tutorial?
TFS Karen x