Thursday, March 18, 2010

DIGITAL D'Illusions and BLOGGERS CHALLENGE



Hello! Welcome to the Digital D'Illusions themed Blog Hop forFirecracker Designs By Pamela and my Bloggers Challenge THINK SPRING project!

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

As I mentioned above, todays BLOG HOP has an OPTICAL ILLUSION theme... I had NO IDEA what to do, so I went to trusty GOOGLE for some inspiration! I typed in OPTICAL ILLUSION and soooo many ideas came to me - but I settled for this image. I printed it up, cut it apart and then added the yellow cardstock and the cross.

For the BLOGGERS CHALLENGE, we are supposed to THINK SPRING, so my next project will show that! Although for my family - we think of the Resurrection as the beginning of spring!

Details for the first project: Easter Blessings from FIRECRACKER DESIGNS BY PAMELA and the words on the inside of the card, I typed and printed ... the Happy Easter is part of the set! THe background is from Google!

Ink & Cardstock: Black, White and Yellow
Accessories: Gems, Dimensionals, Printer, Copics, Paper Snips, Circle Cutter



Here are the details for my second project
Digital Image from Firecracker Designs By Pamela, Image is called For the Birds
Stamps: Just Breathe from FCD too!
Cardstock: Printed Optical Illusion from the internet, ballet Blue, black, White
Accessories: Ribbon, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Copics, Dimensionals, White Gel Pens, Paper Snips
Techniques: Airbrushing, Out of the Box



This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

BLOG CANDY!! One winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess…so you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog so you don’t miss out! It’s like a treasure hunt inside a blog hop…he he he Prize this month?? 5 Free digitals!! For the Birds; Audrey; Giroid-Hey There!; Manaone; Warm My HeartThe winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to the talented MICHELLE'S BLOG and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!


Chrissy D

38 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Very cool card, I couldn't help staring at that circle paper!

FireCracker082 said...

wow, love the wild illusions...that background just hooks you huh?? lol

Ursula said...

So fun, Chrissy! Love the cross and the so appropriate phrase on the inside! Love how you colored the birdhouse! Both are beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great illusion BG's- I had to call my hubby over to look at them (I'll have to google them later...)! I love all of the gorgeous cards you are making for Easter with that pretty set- I want that set! I love the birdhouse as well- your coloring is fabulous, as is your illusion there too!

TesaB said...

I think I've started every comment on this hop with a WOW (or similar) and it for sure applies here too. It's like magic and you did TWO!!! Love your work, Chrissy!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is really cool!! I feel like I'm looking in to the eyes of the Snake from Jungle Book!! Mesmerizing!

The cross card is such a neat idea. I make cards for a local church and I am so going to have to borrow your idea - they'll love it!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Those digi prints turned out so brilliant! Great way to use them in your projects! Happy Spring!

kc_froglady said...

Both are great backgrounds you created Chris! I really like the bold color in the second one and the first one with the cross your inside of the card is as wonderful as the outside!

Juliet A said...

I think my eyes are still wiggling! Great idea to use these as backgrounds!

Donna Moore said...

Chrissy I am so enjoying your work with these designs! Great illusions and I do so enjoy your presentation!!
BTW, a huge congrats on your win with ODBD!!

Robin Merriman said...

Very cool cards - so unique with the digi images!

Cyndi and Shelby said...

Far out, man!

Marlene said...

Your card is gorgeous. I'm seeing spots, however. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful card, great job with the illusions!

BarbaraW said...

Great cards. Those backgrounds are really eye-poppin'

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Well those caught my eye in more ways then one! I agree that the Resurrection is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Beautiful job on both cards.

Connie Paxman said...

Chris you really made this challenge interesting with the optical Digital...and theme of the "Resurection"...
I love optical digital stuff..I take my pictures all the time and alter them...so maybe I should use them on cards..
Thanks for the inspiration.
connie paxman

GCgirl said...

Very cool illusions...but the sentiment won me over! Great cards :-)

Diana said...

Wow......that background is really optical illusion - my eyes are still trying to recuperate from seeing that. Makes for a really unique card. Thanks for sharing.....

Gerrie Johnnic said...

My eyes are going in circles, lol! Great card, gives a reason to the season.

li-bee-ti said...

Well, this illusions gave me a headache... LOL
great job!

Lisa said...

Love the stamped images, but I'm a little nauseous from the optical illusions!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...those optical illusions POP off the page! Love how you added the elements over them! Great job.

Tami Black said...

I've never seen anything like this -- it definitely grabs your attention and makes you want to create. Beautiful job and I love the spirituality of your cards!

Selene Kempton said...

Fantastic clolors. I love that cross!! Gorgeous!!!

Debbie Yates said...

That's cool...love your design!

Gayle said...

I've been to your blog before because I've always enjoyed your work. You are so creative and this FCD blog hop shows once again how good you are. I love what you did and would never have thought to go to google for ideas. I never think of that simple idea. I love your ideas. Thanks so much for being a part of this for all of us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Lois said...

I really like optical illusions. Well done.

Patti Chesky said...

Wow! My eyes are totally flippin' out now. Cool idea to use the optical illusion!!!

Chrisd said...

Chrissy,
Your work is the tops! I just love the cards and your excellent coloring. WOW!

sheryl said...

Great cards, Chrissy! I really like the first one with the cross and the optical illusion background--very creative and unique!

tisha.grin said...

Wow, what a great card!!!! Definetly "pops". Great job!!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, how clever to google that and come up with this visual! Wonderful and thought-provoking card!

tonistamps said...

I love the bird house cut out like that. Great job on your spring cards!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful cards Chris! Love that birdhouse! :D

Lori said...

Your illusion card is so cool! Definitely a challenge--I wouldn't have known what to do for that kind of challenge, either.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

I love both of these! The first one because of it's totally different look and feel and because of the religious relation. The second I love because I collect birdhouses and this is sooo pretty!