Monday, April 19, 2010

A Town Scrapper Blog Hop!! (Complete with Prizes!!)

Happy Monday!! I had a fantastic time at Scrapfest on Saturday with my pal Amy! I had a chance to visit with Phebe owner of The Town Scrapper, Bob and Jennie from Skribbles & Scraps and had a chance to hang out with Kimmie and Andrea! Oh...and who else did I run into, but my friend and fellow Scrapette Krista!! Sadly, I completely forgot to bring a camera...but I know that Amy, Andrea and Kimmie were snapping away so they probably will post some pics! I did a fantastic make and take with the amazing Linda Heavens (You must go check out her blog...oh my goodness!! What talent! Be prepared to drool! lol) at the Stamping Bella booth. It was also my first time working with a Stamping Bella image (I know!! I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that, but I think I'm going to have to get me some of these adorable stamps!!) I had never tried out Prismacolour pencils in regards to stamping, so this was a completely new venture for me! I do have some old Prismas from art class hanging around here, so I'm hoping to pull them out sometime and try something new!

We have a treat for you today! The Scrapettes are helping Phebe, owner of The Town Scrapper in Petrolia, Ontario, to celebrate the recent release of her brand new exclusive line of stamps designed by Victoria Case! These stamps are adorable, and have been flying off the shelves at The Town Scrapper! (They were a HUGE hit at Scrapfest!) The Scrapettes have been having so much fun playing with these images and we are excited to show you some of our projects in our two-week long BLOG HOP!! Half of the Scrapettes will be posting projects today, while the others are posting next Monday. You can find a list of the Scrapettes participating today at the Town Scrapper Blog. I also have them listed below.

The Town Scrapper Blog
Melanie (you are here!!)

We thought it would be fun to focus on "Girlie" projects for our hop. You will have until midnight on Saturday April 24, 2010 to link up your creations on The Town Scrapper Blog . Winners will be announced on Monday April 26, 2010 (well, except for the grand prize winner!). What can you win? How can you win?? Well, you have three ways to win!
1. You must leave a comment on every blog on the hop, as two lucky winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left! (Some of the Victoria Case stamps are up for grabs here!)
2. Participate in our challenge for creating something "Girlie". As always, a winner will be chosen from the participants who link up their projects. (Yup...another chance to win an exclusive Town Scrapper Victoria Case stamp!!)
3. There will also be a grand prize winner at the end of the two week hop...but we're keeping you in suspense over that one until next week!! Just make sure to participate, and you're in the draw! (Stay tuned to the Town Scrapper blog to find out when the grand prize winner will be announced.)

I chose to work with "Birthday Sophie". I stamped her on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers. The pretty DP is from My Mind's Eye, and I tied the bow with my Bow Easy. The little blue border was created with a Martha Stewart punch (love that punch!!). The sentiment comes with Sophie.


I sponged the edges with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. Hmmm...Balloons are tricky!! I wanted to try to make them appear translucent. Wondering if I should have had the rear balloons showing through the front one a bit. It's a learning process, so perhaps I'll work on that for next time I colour balloons!




In case you're interested, the Copics I used for Sophie were:
Skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50 and E59
Dress: BG10, BG72, BG75, R81, R83 and R85
Shoes: 100, C5 and C3
(sorry...I'm forgetting the colours of the balloons and presents.)

All the fantastic Victoria Case images are in stock now at The Town Scrapper!! If you are not close to Petrolia, Ontario don't despair!! Phebe will ship worldwide, so feel free to contact her at 519-882-0623 or via email at info@townscrapper.com!!

Have fun hopping stampers! (Don't forget to leave those comments to be in the running for some fantastic prizes!!)

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Exclusive Town Scrapper stamp "Birthday Sophie" and sentiment
Ink: Copic markers, Distress Inks
Paper: Bazzill, MME, Neenah
Embellishments: Walmart ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart punch, Bow Easy

31 comments:

Maria said...

OMG Mel your colouring is utter perfection!! Your learning process comment made me chuckle cause I wouldn't change a thing but we are our own worst critics - lol. Stunning card and I love that perfectly tied bow. Hugs, Maria

Victoria said...

fantastic colouring on this card the light effect if fantastic x

Ann said...

Beautiful!! So soft and pretty. And I agree, your coloring is awesome.

Phebe Meeder said...

beautiful work

Krista said...

Oh she is just beautiful Mel! Gorgeous card!!!! Was great to see you at scrapfest!

BJ said...

Mel,
I'm glad you had a fun visit/Shopping weekend!!
And I just have to repeat what has been said the coloring is awsome. I love the whole card. Thank you for taking time to make and share with us.

KarenB said...

Melanie, your colouring is just amazing!!

Renkata said...

Melanie, your card is so cute. I love how you have coloured her dress, look like so real.

Kim said...

Just stunning! I'm telling you ladybug, you are the bomb on copics, design, and the most beautiful bows EVER!!!! I adore this card and the colors you chose....great job, my friend!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Lisa said...

super job, love the shanding, whens your next class, hint, hint!!!

Bobbi said...

Cute card. Love the colors.

Jacilynn said...

she is so cute! Great card

Kim Sonksen said...

:thud: - what out-of-this-world colouring!
Awesome

Tricia said...

Love that wonderful colouring, Melanie! The patterned paper is beautful. The colours you chose to pull out of the paper/accent are a terrific combination!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh she;s adorable Melanie! Fabulous coloring, my gosh, it`s awesome!

Laura Lee said...

I too think your colouring is amazing.. i would love for you to teach a class.. wow.. i love the gal and your paper rocks...wow again...

Leah the Orange said...

yep, she's GORGEOUS. if not for the actual image, it almost looks REAL. egads, Mel, your colouring is ridiculous!

LOVE the card, girlfriend!

Linda said...

WOW you have done an amazing job with the coloring on your FABULOUS card....I really like the shading to highlight the image!!

Tammy said...

Adorable image...great coloring and super papers and ribbon used.
Really liking these images.
smiles...Tammy

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

OMG! she's adorable! Your card is awesome!

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Melanie, your balloons are just fab! Your colouring is amazing too - I love the soft touch it gives the card ..
xx

Sugar said...

Love the bow, and well..the whole card! Great job!!

Pamela said...

Great card. Love the coloring.

mulberry station said...

Wow, you did an amazing job coloring this beauty! Your card is adorable!

Sheng said...

Simple yet very lovely card. Great coloring.

KmoRakefet said...

Nice card...like a card from the old days very nice :-)

Kylie said...

Oh this is just stunning! Gorgeous image and you've coloured her to perfection!! Love it.

Kylie ox

beadz said...

What a sweet card!
hugs,
Gini

Sandy said...

This is so very cute and I love all the cute colors! ADORABLE!!!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Out loud when I saw your card I said, "Oh My! She is just soooo cute!" SHe really is! I love her and the way you coloed her face really ads life to her! Very special! Wonderful color combo! Great DP!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
Would love for you to hop on ver and follow along with me too.

Tanya said...

This is a classic!!! Wow!! What an AMAZING card!!