Monday, November 21, 2011

A PEACEFUL NUT HATCH

Hello and HAPPY THANKSGIVING week!! I am SO THANKFUL for each of you! What a blessing it is for me to be able to be part of such a wonderful community of gifted people!


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 Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop! The blog HOP starts HERE at Lois's Blog! If you did not start there, you will want to go back and see what she has in store for you!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are Peaceful Nuthatch, A Trip to Lancaster and What a Fox



Todays card uses the beautiful set called A Peaceful Nuthatch.  I recently heard someone was struggling with getting a "nice crisp" image while using acrylic stamps. ONE TIP I would recommend is to stamp on top of a mouse pad. The acrylic stamps do not have the cushion that rubber stamps have and I find this helps a lot!!!

Here are the details to my project today:
I stamped the Nuthatch image onto the White Storm cardstock. I colored the image with my copics. Then painted over the image with Creative Inspiration Paints in GOLD and my Aqua painter. I sponged the edge with Always Artichoke ink and my sponge dauber. The gold layer behind it is the Elegant Ovals Spellbinders

The green ivy is the Holly Lace flourish die from Cheery Lynn Designs. The background paper is from the Premium paper pack from the Summer Garden collection. For some finishing touches I added gold Dew drops with mini glue dots.

We would LOVE to have you hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.


You should have come from Marilynn's blog, she has a REAL beauty to share with you! From here, you will want to go check out Karen's gorgeous tag!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thank you for stopping by!!! I hope you have a BLESSED DAY! Come back tomorrow!
Chrissy D

24 comments:

patty said...

wonderful artwork and the birdie is so lovely!
best wishes to you all, patty

Vicky Gould said...

Awesome coloring and layout, Chrissy. Beautiful card!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Chrissy..this is gorgeous!! your recipient is really going to swoon!

Connie said...

Love your elegant creation today Chris! The leafy swirls work perfectly with the lovely SB oval shape. Excellent coloring job also!
Connie

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Great coloring, and I love the holly flourish!!

Kathy Miller said...

Another beautiful card Chris.

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card. I love the flourishes. Love the nuthatch too.

Lorraine said...

stunning card huni love it xx

MariLynn said...

Gorgeous! I love your coloring on the chest ofyour bird.

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful way to highlight this gorgeously colored image! I love that holly flourish you used!

jimlynn said...

One word......GORGEOUS!!!
Lynn

redwasher1 said...

A Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

Michaela said...

Hi Chrissy
You card is DIVINE! Really love how all the elements blend nicely together. I am so glad I have stopped by.
Michaela xx

Lois said...

I can relate to your comment about using a mouse pad to stamp on. I always use a foam mat for stamping. But back to your beautiful card. I love the layout -- that elegant oval nestie is wonderful as is the flourish. Your coloring of the nuthatch is so realistic.

Tammylee said...

Very elegant! Love the colors and the nestie!

Winnie and Patty said...

Chris--this card is beautiful!!!! I love all the extra flourishes ect! What a wonderful card! TFS

Brenda said...

Chrissy your card is gorgeous!!! I love the details and your fabulous coloring.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Very pretty Chrissy.

Wifey Cookie said...

What a great card! :) Love the colouring!

Hopping by,
Jenny (Wifey Cookie)
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The flourishes draw attention to your beautifully colored nuthatch. Magnificent card, Chrissy!

Selma said...

This is gorgeous and I agree that the flourishes really add to the beauty.

Theresa said...

Love the card. Great coloring and love the flourishes.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and great coloring.