Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sundays with Crissy - Choppers Chilaxin'

Hello all & happy Saturday!!

I am so excited to share the news with you all -- I am a proud new member of the Sundays with Crissy team! I have not been shy about telling you all how much I *love* Crissy -- as a person and as an artist. She is my favoritest. We worked together on the High Hopes team for quite a long time & I was devastated when she stepped down. Well now we are back together & I couldn't be happier! Except --- **GASP** -- the first theme was to make a SIMPLE card. Simple?? What? I had to look it up in the stamper's dictionary! I just don't DO simple!

While I *love* all of Crissy's current designs, I am partial to the High Hopes images she drew. I do plan on using some of her newer images -- as you saw in my post HERE -- but I will also be using lots of the High Hopes so expect lots of blasts from the past! For my first card I really reached into the archives -- Choppers Chilaxin -- I think this is one of the first stamps I received from HH & it's always been one of my favorites. I stamped him onto Cryogen White (love the shimmer) & colored him with my Copic markers. I *had* to add the matching sentiment of course. Added some scored lines around the image & voila -- a simple card. I had to then hide it so I wouldn't add anything more to it. I'm lucky I found it to take the photos!

Hope you can see the Stickles I added to the water -- & a bit of clear glaze to his lemonade & sunglasses.

Thanks again to Crissy for allowing me to be part of your team!

Well I am off to get some errands done -- we were at the State Fair yesterday ALL DAY -- a total of 12 hours -- I am exhausted & way behind on everything. School starts soon -- in fact my son has his open house for middle school Tuesday -- & I haven't bought so much as an eraser! Lots to do -- LOVE this time of year :)


uksharon said...

This is fabulous Michelle - your colouring and design is so cool!
Looking forward to getting to know you better, Best wishes, Sharon

Mary Lou said...

Cool card Michelle!!! Wow outside of Milwaukee how neat~~I live outside of Green Bay :)
Too funny about simple cards~~I think many of us are like you LOL
Great coloring with your copics and I am excited to pick up a few pointers from you on using colored pencils~~any tips or tricks are appreciated :)
Welcome and Happy Day!!
Smiles...Mary Lou

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card Michelle. I love this image and your coloring is as always great. Congrats!!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love your design.
Congratulations on your DT post.
Love, Mel. xx

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Michelle!!

Niki Estes said...

Michelle, this is so cute! You do simple pretty easily if you ask me. (I'm struggling, too! lol) Have a great weekend!

Alberta said...

Adorable. Great coloring. Love the added sparkle in the water.

Melissa said...

This is adorable!! I, too, love Crissy's High Hopes images, so look forward to seeing your creations!!! :)

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Awesome card Michelle and great first post!! I am so glad you said yes to Sundays With Crissy!!!
Sarah ☺

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

YAY YOU!! I am so happy for you!

LOVE your CAS card Michelle - totally rocks! I think CAS cards take me just as long as layered cards - it's a whole different way of thinking - and it's soooo hard not filling up all that white space.

Looking forward to more of your creations using Crissy's images.


Crissy Armstrong said...

I too struggle with simple. I should try that "hide the card" trick on myself so I'll quit adding stuff... ha ha, you made me giggle with that one. SO happy to be teamies again Michelle!! I missed you and your awesome sense of humour and your beautiful art! I love what you did with Choppers -- you are great no matter which sort of card you make!
Love the scored lines -- I'll have to remember that for my next KISS card.
HUGS!!! Welcome to the Crew!!!!!

Linda . J said...

Congratulations on your post at Chrissys and you card is beautiful, love the colours, I look forward to working with you as I love Chrissy images too.
Hugs Linda

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Michelle. Well for someone who doesnt do simple, you've made my favourite simple card that I've seen in a while! I love this! It's just super, you got the simple look just perfect. Looking forward to working with you and seeing more of your designs. CoB

Elise said...

Oh Michelle! This is so cute and cool! hehe! Love the stickles you added around the water too!

ps ... wish we had a state farm fair! Sounds like fun! :)

Big Hugs,

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