Welcome to the first ever blog hop combining Scrapbook Place and Scrapbook Stamp Society...and I have a huge surprise!! If you hopped here from Carolyn's blog then you are in the right place. The hop begins at Scrapbook Place or if you lost your way you can look below at the hop order.
This hop has wonderful designers from the Scrapbook Place using amazing images from artists of Scrapbook Stamp Society to create some delightful cards for your enjoyment. Each design team member has used an image from Scrapbook Stamp Society in their creations.
For my card I used Morgan Fitzsimons Fairy #3.
Inside the card simply says " Missing You" so there is a nice size area to write a personal message.
I used Copic Markers to color this and even learned a few new techniques. The main thing I learned is how to add pleats and show movement in the fabric of her dress. (Click here to see the original stamp.) I found it quite the challenge. The other thing I wanted to do was have her wings look very soft and delicate with colors not too harsh but enough to 'get noticed'. I am happy with the way these turned out but I am not happy with my scanner because the image lost so much. I wish you could see how the colors of the wings fade into each other. I used a mask for the clouds in the sky and I never did a tree, couldn't even find how to make bark so for a first attempt I guess I am ok with it although it is my least favorite result in the image. I just don't think it does the stamp any justice. I used 2-3 colors for each flower and leaf (some tip to tip blending). I also added Stampin Up Pearls to the center of the small flowers. I hope you like it.
I must say I am so disappointed in my scanner. This card is very sharp looking in person and it is so dull in this scan. It washed out the colors that blend into each other and in the past I always blamed the lousy results I got on my laptop. Now I have a brand new super duper suppose to be great for images computer that cost an arm and a leg and I get the same results.....tells me the computer wasn't the problem. I guess I will have to save my pennies again and this time buy a better scanner, one with a large format.
Please leave a comment on each blog in the hop. There's a prize today from Scrapbook Stamp Society, that will given to a winner selected at random chosen on Sunday afternoon. The winner will be announced and posted both on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog and the Scrapbook Place blog. Good Luck everyone!
....and now for the huge surprise.
....and now for the huge surprise.
Welcome the newest member of my family!
Damien was born 7/17 @ approx. 1 PM by emergency C-section.
4 lbs., 4 oz., 17 1/2"
despite his small size, he seems to be healthy with no complications.
Now since I had my surprise for the day, I am going to pass one on....I am offering blog candy but I am not going to tell you what it is. Random.org will pick a winner and if you are the winner, you'll find out when you get it so be sure to leave me a comment.
Your next stop is at Teresa's blog to see her wonderful design.
Here's the full blog hop order in case you get lost.
Scrapbook Place - http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/
Carolyn, Luv My Cards, http://luvmycards.blogspot.com/
Susan, Sue in CT, http://sueinct.blogspot.com/ <== You are here
Teresa, T's Scrappin' Spot, http://teresasscrappinspot.blogspot.com/
Karissa, Live Laugh Love Scrapbook Stamp, http://livelaughlovescrapbookstamp.blogspot.com/
Holley, Holley's Blog http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/
Judy, Dragon Crossing, http://dragonhomer.blogspot.com/
Linda, The Scrap Lady's Craft Heaven, http://scrappingheaven.blogspot.com/
Scrapbook Stamp Society - http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com/