Friday, January 11, 2013

New Beginnings and a New Team!

Good Morning everyone! Today is an exciting day for me cause I finally get to announce that I have been selected as one of the new Inspiration DT members for Make It Crafty. I tell you, this group is not only a lot of fun but they really inspire you to take your coloring to the next level and that is exactly what was on my "to do" list for this year.

Today we are also having a blog hop and I will put the entire list of names at the bottom of the post but if you are following along you should have arrived here from the wonderful Trudie. My card is a "New Beginning" for me not only because of a new team but also because of learning how to merge images and trying out adding chalk pencil for some extra depth (thanks Kim!).


Now for some reason to get my photo accurate in color my butterfly looks black in the first photo, the second one it more true to color. This is a chipboard butterfly from the Make It Crafty store and they are so detailed. I have heat embossed the butterfly with tinsel glitter and used a viva decor pearl pen for the body. My images are merged in a word document then I used some copic B00 reinker and a cotton swab to make the background leaving some areas white for clouds and adding depth with some C1 and purple colors. I forgot to write down the purples, sorry. Ok, next on the blog hop is the talented Viv and if you comment on all the blogs you might just get lucky and win something. Just sayin!


36 comments:

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Amanda, I'm with you, learning new techniques and stretching myself creatively is on my to do list as well, it's going to be fabulous to have company along the way!

This is an amazing card, I love her hair, it's awesome.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Trudie said...

How exciting is this!! Woohoo!! What a team we have been welcomed into! Am looking forward to getting to know you better over the coming months. Gorgeous card BTW, I love how you have made your clouds! xxxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Amanda. Congratulations on being on the design team. I am sure you will have fun playing with the lovely images.
Best wishes
Margaret, Sydney Australia

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fabulous card. The cloud background is amazing! Congrats. on the new DT.

Zoe said...

Welcome to the team Amanda! What a way to start! I love that you tried making a scene first up and look at the results!! xo

Alyce said...

oooooh love it amanda!!!!! this is AMAZING! Her hair is so cool and i love the scene and how you did the clouds. I can't believe you were worried about this!! hehe. That butterfly is oh so pretty too :) AWESOME-O

...just Barbara said...

Welcome to the team and I love your project! Great scene and her hair is adorable!! :D

Adriana Morales said...

Congratulations on making the design team, trying new techniques and also your beautiful card.

Blessings,
Adriana

Chitra Nair said...

Beautifully colored Amanda..

Carla S. said...

Congratulations, Amanda! Your card is fantastic! Great merged scene and awesome coloring!

Anita said...

Congrats on your new team Amanda! This card is amazing and your colorign is stunning girl!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Congrats!!!!

I gotta say - her hair is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I said it before, I'll say it again, this image is just beautiful! I love all the attention to detail you put into it. Great to be working with you!

Shanna Shands said...

Congrats. Your coloring has always been top notch too me. Can't wait to see your version of the next level!

Shazza said...

fantastic, love her hair especially x

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, that MIC crafty image is awesome. One I don't have yet, Humm , I hear it calling me. LOL the background is awesome and that beautiful butterflie really sets the card off. I love it, thank you bunches for sharing with us. hugs, Cathy K

Fiona Powell said...

What a cute image. Love the way you have coloured it in and congratulations on making the team.

Fiona

Mary J said...

YAY!!! I just love being on the same teams as you Amanda!! What a fantastic start - a stunning card, especially that purple hair!

Corinne said...

Congrats on the MIC team.... This is super fantastic, great job... love the colors...
Hugs

Elaine said...

Awesome!!!
Congratulations on your DT..though of course I know you will be amazing and any DT would be honoured to have you!

Love the hair OMG the hair!!
Wish I was brave enough (and young enough) to have purple hair!
Fab use of chipboard too...I'm never sure what to do with the stuff!

Big hugs
Me xxx

cosie said...

I love copics and like you need to up the anti so will be following along this year. Fantastic card.

Leanne said...

Congrats Amanda!! Love the card and I have to get that image!! Love the purples and the way you did the background!
:)

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE this Amanda - and so glad you took a separate pic of the butterfly - it's worth a special look. Welcome aboard - lovely to have you in the team.
xXx

Дашик said...

Your card is fantastic!

Daria.

EmbossingQueen said...

Love the merged images Amanda. The sky looks fantastic and I absolutely adore that purple hair. The butterfly is stunning. Congratulations on joining the team.

Kathi said...

Congratulations on your new design team gig! You're going to rock it and they are very lucky to have you!!!

Your card is fabulous. I love the image and how you colored it!

Bron said...

I still loving your card, think I might have to call Dibbs on it, LOL! The butterfly looks amazing and I just love the scene.
Hug from Bron :-)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Amanda and congratulations on your new DT position
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Julie said...

Your card is adorable. Beautiful coloring!

Hugs,
Julie

Maryann said...

It´s gorgeous and your butterfly certainly don´t look black here, but has my alltime favorit blue color. Sooooo gorgeous card, really beautiful.

Sharman said...

Congrats Amanda. Your card is just awesome.. Love the colors

Beth said...

Hi Amanda ... so glad you've joined the team! Wowzer ... love your project and look forward to seeing more!

Danielle C said...

Congrats! Gorgeous coloring! Love the scene you have created. I must try the sky!
Danielle:)

Jennifer Dove said...

LOVE the hair!! Welcome aboard

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a cute card. Love the colors you've chosen!

Julie Z said...

WOW! What a colorful and interesting card. Hard to imagine one of your cards without all the beautiful papers you always find. But....who needs it with this great scene! So many great elements - the clouds, her hair, the butterfly....just an awesome job.
Congrats on the new design team - Woo Hoo for you (and so deserved)! And yea for me too - so many great new things I'll get to see through you ;-)
Now as far as taking it to the next level...your coloring is already fabulous! Can't imagine where you're going to go from there; but I'm sure it's going to be Amazing!! Maybe some of it (a little tiny bit?) will rub off on me lol!!

Fabulous job and congrats again!!