The amazing Courtney Kreeber has organized an awesome hop of crafters in the community that you may not have heard of before along with the help of Renee Moran. I’m thrilled to be a part of the group! The first hop has a friendship theme to bring us together, especially as most of us don’t have any crafty friends IRL. I got so excited, I couldn’t stop at 1 card, so I made 3!!! Let’s get to it!
First up is a super fun card made with My Favorite Things Sunshine and Friendship set. I had such a great time coloring up all these images with Prismacolor pencils that I had to include them ALL! The background is ink blended with Distress Oxides and a blender brush. I added accents with a white gel pen to the images and added a black gelly roll pen to the eyes and noses of the critters. The sentiment from the set was stamped in Versaclair Nocturne and heat embossed in clear. I love how this card turned out! I didn’t blend out the coloring with Gamsol for the critters so they would have fur like texture. Next up is something a little different…
Like many card makers, I love coloring floral images! This beauty is from Ink On 3’s Dogwood Flower set. Again, I used my Prismacolor pencils to add color, using only the pencils this time to blend. The simply fabulous sentiment (pun intended) is from the same set. I used a frame die from Spellbinders called Candlewick to showcase the focal image. A few sequins from my stash in pink and black, and this card was done! This card came together surprisingly fast, given that I colored while watching my son play video games. The rest just fell in place!
This last card is another critter scene. I bought a few *cough… bunch… cough* of MFT’s sets with Christmas money and I was eager to use another one. These cuties are from a set appropriately named Squirrel! and were also colored with Prismacolors. Same routine… oxide background, Prismacolors, sequins, done! And what about that sentiment… I love that we’re all crazy about this hobby and that y’all *get it* when I say I had so much fun I couldn’t stop!
Well, that’s it for me today. Big shout out to Courtney for pulling this together!!! I’m just as eager as you guys to check out the rest of stops on the hop. Next up on the hop is Teresa with a YouTube video at her channel, so head on over and see what she created. And be sure to swing by Courtney’s blog and YouTube channel for all the details and the full list of participants. Be sure to subscribe along the hop to the crafters that made you smile today! And to leave a comment here if you liked my cards! And click the links for more info on Courtney, Renee, and the Facebook group of crafters.