Monday, December 17, 2012

Annual Sweet Pea Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps annual Christmas Blog Hop!!

Each year the Sweet Pea Stamps design team loves to create a hop for Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea Stamps as our gift to her for Christmas. We are all in awe of the lovely stamps she offers and want to show our appreciation for her kindness and generosity.

Below is my rendition of the beautiful "Face #1" by Karen Middleton.

 This SP artist makes the most lovely stamps!  I used Cryogen papers, Provo emb folder,
punches, Copic and Distress markers and set some punched snowflakes on the 
paper before airbrushing color for a subtle background.
I may have overdone the "picket fence" highlights?
What would a blog hop be without some candy? Only one lucky person will win these gorgeous rubber stamps. Just leave comments along the way - each time you do you will earn another chance at winning!  The more comments you leave, the more chances you receive!

This year the hop stops are:
Connie     <you are here!!

 Thank you for stopping by and good luck!  


Crafty Kitten said...

Wow such a simple but totally beautiful card. Love it.
Dawn xx

Alex said...

Beautiful Connie. The highlights in the hair are so necessary and nothing I would have thought to do. I really like the way you trimmed the image and have the shadowed flakes on the background.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful, fabulous image.

greetings karin

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Connie! Love the soft colors and the wonderfully-colored image!

postalorphan said...

Lovely card - she looks so pensive! The snowflake accents are perfect.

Love crafts forever said...

I love this image, and i really like how you colored her. Beautiful card.
Hugs Nat

Randi WS said...

Beautiful card Connie! Love the background papers and that image is so gorgeous!

Hugs, Randi

sweetpeastamps said...

Wow Connie, this is stunning, you did a beautiful job with this image. Thank you for the blog hop

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done Connie!!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Beautiful card Connie, I love it. That's a great image too. I don't think I have that stamp but now that I see your card, I want it! Great inspiration.

loyaz said...

No way, I love your picket fence highlights. You did a great job on this image
loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net