Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sweet Pea Blog Hop "Soft Goth Night"

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps New Artist Release Blog Hop! If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, please return to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog.

Sweet Pea Stamps is excited to announce its newest artist:

Elaine Cox

Elaine creates beautiful and whimsical fantasy images. Including, fairies, mermaids, and ALICE!!!

Today, the Sweet Pea Stamps DT has previews of each of the amazing new images. Including a new sheet of Alice in Wonderland images. For all you ALICE fans, this sheet is a first in a series of Elaine Cox Alice Sheets that will be released by Sweet Pea Stamps. In addition, a companion Alice sentiment sheet is also being released today! Fun Alice themed sentiments to go with all of your Alice projects!

And be sure to check out the brand new Ching-Chou Kuik Fantasy Collection Sheet #10 being released today! Lots of Pirate-y goodness on this sheet!

To recap, there are four new plates being released today:

Plate #34 Elaine Cox's Fantasy Series
Plate #35 Elaine Cox's Alice Series
Plate #36 Ching-Chou Kuik sheet #10
Plate #37 Alice Sentiments

Here is a complete list of today's DT blog hop links, organized by each stamp set:

Plate #36 Ching-Chou Kuik Sheet #10:

Plate #34 Elaine Cox's Fantasy Series:

Plate #35 Elaine Cox's Alice Series:

We will pick one winner for one free sheet of stamps. You must post a comment on each blog posting to be entered in the drawing. We will announce the winner on Saturday, February 27th.
These sheets will begin shipping on March 1st.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

My Blog Hop card uses the latest Ching-Chou Kuik Fantasy Art image from Plate #36 titled
"Soft Goth Night."  I got so carried away with her that I hope I haven't covered it up too much.

Ching-Chou Kuik Fantasy Art image from Plate #36 "Soft Goth Night" which may be seen HERE
Designer papers and cardstock by Daisy D's and DCWV
Metal frame by Studio K
Spellbinder's "Classic Frame" die
Provo Craft "Fancy Borders" die
Creative Memories circle cutting system
Pearls and rhinestones by Kaiser
Roses from the Dollar Store
Large leaf punch by Martha Stewart
Fern leaf punch by EK Success
Ribbon by Reasonable Ribbon
Copic markers
Pop Dots are homemade

I cut base to be 6" by 6" and layered designer paper over that a bit smaller.  I cut a large circle from DP with CM cutting system and folded in half and cut again, placed one on each side.  I trimmed the focal image to fit inside a cut frame by Spellbinders, I colored with Copic markers (I am trying to improve in my coloring, promise!).  This panel was edged with blue and black inks before putting in the large frame.  Then I began adding BLING!  
I love this plate and think you will too!


Faerielore said...

so so so so pretty, this image is gorgeous, love the card you have made with her xxx

Naoual said...

This image is so beautiful and you've made a beautiful card with her!! Great job.

Hugs, Naoual xx

Melissa said...

What a romantic image! Gorgeous card!

COCO said...

OH very gogeous card !!!!! and fabulous stamps !!! I love it !!!
hugs coco

Angela said...

Connie, this is just beautiful!! I love the way you did this card!! And you have colored her just beautifully!!

JAN said...

dreamy delightful and delicate design

Marcea said...

Oooh she is so pretty, I love it!!! Such a gorgeous card .... hop hop hop x

Dawn said...

awesome colors and your coloring is beautiful... great job...

Lorraine said...


Teresa said...

the card is great I love the shape.
Teresa xx

Angelwood said...

Beautiful card! Love your layout and fabulous colors and coloring. hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful card Connie !!! I really love the colors you used and this stamp is so gorgeous !!!
Mag :)

Caroline said...

Stunning card!!! I love this image. caroline x

Micki said...

Ooohhhh Connie, BEAUTIFUL. I love how you colored her! Beautiful!!!!
PS: I LOVED your comment on my blog yesterday, lol. big hugs

Alex said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love how you made her look soft! Just stunning.

Crazy Creations said...

I love your card its great .Hugs Sarah

Etha said...

What a gorgeous card! Her hair color and dress and amazing, I want hair like that :)

Bobbi said...

Oh, this is so cute. Love the frame you used around her.

Gina said...

So pretty! I love the coloring on your image, especially the hair, which is just gorgeous.

Wilfreda said...

Very pretty.

Анюта said...

Like colors you used! and image!

Rachel said...

Just beautiful!


Oh my goodness Connie, wow this is simply stunning!! love this image and the colours you've chosen. YOur work is sensational. What a great blog hop so much inspiration along the way, hugs Linda x

Josephine said...

Oh, that is just so pretty! Gorgeous colours and beautifully done.

Tanya Rudd said...

So beautiful!

Michelle Rivera said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE love your card.

WickedPixie said...

Connie, this is gorgeous! I love your layout and you have colored her beautifully! :-)Traci

Brocéliane said...

what a beautiful card ! :)

Sammi said...

such a pretty image!! Love the colours! and Great layout too!!

Randi said...

Connie, this is stunning! I love the coloring! And, the way you framed her is so cool! It really showcases the image!

Kerry said...

This is amazing, I love all the colors, BRILLANT!

katy said...

it's so nice, i love it.

Diamond Doll said...

Connie what a pretty image and a gorgeous card.
Trish (-:

Fantasy ART by Ching-Chou Kuik said...

Hi Connie,

Love your card especially the soft palette you used.
Thank you for your beautiful creation :)

hugs, ching chou

Annette said...

Hi Connie, beautiful card, lovely layout and gorgeous colours, take careX:)

Elise said...

GORGEOUS work Connie! What beautiful colors you've used!!! love it!

Tammy said...

Your card is so beautiful, Connie!! I love the design of your card and FAB coloring!!!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous love teh colours and thanks fr the how to info

Have a great weekend

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous project!

jigglymills said...

Beautiful card! Love it! :)

Katarina said...

Love whst you've done with the card.

Sandra said...

love these colours, really amazing.
Hugs, Sandra