Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations alumni Blog Hop. If you are here just 'cause, ((hugs)). I would invite you to hop over to Olga's blog to start at the beginning of the hop. If you came here from Selma's blog, you are right on track.

As you hop from blog to blog, leave comments as you go and a name will be chosen from all comments received to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations. All comments left before midnight Friday, February 3rd will be eligible to win. Check back Saturday, February 4th on any of the blog hop blogs to see if you are the winner. Good luck!!

Wow! It's been awhile since the last time I was able to use my Heartfelt Creations Stamps!!


I used the Clematis Cottage image combined with the Holly Berry Filler set to create a wintery chickadee scene. *squeal* It turned out pretty well, I says to myself.

I used Capella paper from basic Grey since I wanted a softer winter look without being overtly winter; that is no snowflakes, no poinsettias, no icicles or any other winter stuff n' such. I used a white gel pen to put snow on the roof top and ledge. The lighting of this image makes me think of the very short days in January, just as the days are getting longer, but shadows are frighteningly long at 2pm. At that time, the world has a soft golden glow that makes it feel alright despite the weak sun and frigid temperatures.


I am quite taken with the little house, since I stamped it in a lighter ink and coloured it dark. Many of my guiding lines disappeared and I did get a little tense as I was colouring, until I reminded myself that I am the artist, and every ubitz is an opportunity for embellishment!


copics used today; W1, T3/5, E04/07/30/31/53/55/57/59/79/87, Y0000/000/23, BV0000/000, G94, colourless blender

Clare's blog is your next stop, and I've provided the hop list below if you feel at all lost. Enjoy!!

Selma
Loretta (you are here, and I'm so glad you are!)
Clare
Carla
Marsha
Linda 
stamps; holly berry filler set, clematis cottage set (heartfelt creations)
paper; capella (basic grey), flintstone, white canvas (bazzill), kraft (american elements), x-press it blending cardstock (copic)
ink; london fog memento ink (tsukineko), antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo distress ink (ranger)
accessories; say it in crystals clear flourish (prima), grey satin ribbon (offray), pre cut doily (dollar store), white gel pen (sakura) 

45 comments:

Olga said...

Oh My Stars!!!!! Loretta this is absolutley gorgeous, so deep and rich in color and that image is awesome, your coloring is perfect in every way!!!

Becky said...

WOW Loretta....this is fabulous! So much detail and I love the image you created!!!

marsha said...

Loretta, your coloring is just amazing! This is an exquisite creation, and you are so gifted!
Hugs,
Marsha

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous card! Your birds are colored to perfection!

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, Loretta! I love the papers and bling! The combination of images is perfect and so is your coloring! Gorgeous!

Selma said...

Loretta this is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!! Wow. Your coloring is fabulous, All I can say is gorgeous.

Benzi said...

Wow! I am a bird and birdhouse lover so you can be sure I love this beautiful creation. Love your post about how you wanted your card to look. You certainly achieved it.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Loretta, your birdhouse looks so real. I love your bling and your layers. Stunning creation.
Blessings,
Teresa

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is beautiful!

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful card, Loretta! I love the weathered bird house and the branch with the beautiful pine cones. Used to see chickadees all the time around my feeders in Texas but since moving to Mexico -- nada! Of course, I've been blessed with other types of birds that I've had to try to identify -- we have orioles and hummers now!

Barbara Colbert said...

Fantastic job of coloring...that birdhouse and birds look real!!!! Excellent creation!!!! VERY nicely done! Great showcase of those stamps!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the layout and the BG paper, but I am most impressed with the coloring on this image. A photograph couldn't look any better. Great stamp great job coloring.

nan cee said...

Birdhouses are one of my favorite stamps and I love you you put this one together!

Becky said...

wow...your coloring of this is fabulous! Love this beautiful bird house and birds.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

This is gorgeous. It looks positively painted rather than a coloured stamp. Amazing!

Antonella said...

Your card is stunning!!! Your coloring is so lifelike I absolutely love the chickadees and the birdhouse and the simple elegance of your card! I am hopping on through.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Judy I said...

Beautiful card.

Carla Murphy said...

Had my socks on... you just blew them off!!!

Sandy said...

What a pretty card. All the beautiful things going on here -- I'm still holding my breath while I look. Then sigh with awe. Love it. You did a fantastic job.

Nicki [LittleTed] said...

This is gorgeous Loretta, your colouring is amazing!

Nicki, x

Flutterby Trina said...

AMAZING... so glad i have found your blog! x

Judi said...

Oh this is so lovely. So soft and calming. Beautiful job of the colouring too.

grace creations said...

You really are an artist! You coloring of the stamped designs is just wonderful! Love it!

Linda Carson said...

Squeal is right! I'd call it picture perfect!!

Clare said...

Beautiful, Loretta! Your coloring is exquisite!

I set my blog to post at 12:0lam this morning, and it didn't do it. I must have done something wrong. Anyway, it's there now!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks! this is just too exquisite! your coloring looks like a printed poster!! perfection...sends me back to coloring 101 (-:
I keep going back and taking in every detail...

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I just love this stamp and your coloring! Beautiful paper and card design

Kym Weber said...

This is absolutely stunning and breathtaking! The image is wonderful and colored so beautifully! So realistic looking! Spectacular card!

Donna said...

OMG Loretta, what an Elegant card!! I just love it. Takes my breath away gorgeous, the coloring is awesome, the birds are just beautiful!! You did a super job on this one!!
Hugs
Donna

Janett said...

This caed is amazing. I can't tell you how much I love everthing about it. You colors are perfection

Evette K. said...

A really terrific card...wow!! Love the copic coloring and the birds are fab. Thank you for sharing this so very creative card. ekc

Cyndee Scholet said...

The pine needles just seem to jump of the page. I thought it was interesting how you combined the pearls with the rhinestones on the flourish.

Bonita said...

This card is a work of art. So beautiful. Thanks

creativearts said...

Gorgeous card! I love eveyrhing about it! The birdhouse and chickadees are so loving! Your coloring is beautiful.

lisa808 said...

Awesome card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--great coloring.

Rene said...

I love birdhouses and collect them. This is such a beautiful card..THS

Vail said...

This card is beautiful, love the colors in the bird house

Nan G said...

Wow! Beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous!

Teresa said...

When I first saw your card I wasn't sure if it was a print or a stamp. You made it look so real. Beautiful card.

Linda SS said...

So beautiful looks like an oil painting. Good Job!!!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful cards!

Donna Oates said...

Loretta, the card is sooooo gorgeous! I am a chickadee fan, too! Between flowers, birds and trees - God's creative genius shines through! Beautiful job coloring the birds and bird house. I love the softness of the colors. Just beautiful!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous colouring!!! love your design!

Dina K. said...

This is AMAZING, Loretta! I love the way you built this image. So beautiful, and your shading and coloring are spot on. *sigh* I miss my studio......

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