Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Little Bird Told Me AND Some Great Giveaways This Month

Two exciting things to share!!

First, the new S.W.A.L.K images are coming!!  Today I'm sharing a preview. Second, I'll tell you about the great giveaways from Crafter's Companion.

Starting with SWALK, there so many cute images!!   The little girl with the bird on her finger is one image, and then I added the sentiment and other birds around her. 

I stamped the images on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers.  I recommend Memento ink pads with Spectrum Noir Markers. I used my color combo chart (which is located on my sidebar - you can click on it to see a larger view) to pick my colors.  I colored all the birds first using CT3, TB2, TB5, and TB6. I continued coloring one area at a time. For her dress and hair bows I stamped the image a second time onto design paper and cut out the pieces, then adhered them onto the base image.

  • skin: FS2, FS5, FS8
  • hair: TN3, TN4, TN6
  • apron: OR1, OR2, OR3. I left a small area in the center of her apron for a highlight and then used the blender to soften the edges. I also used OR1 on her bows for a little shading.
  • grounding: DG2, FS2, TN3
  • I used 1G1 for a subtle shadow on her collar and in the whites of her eyes.

Now for the giveaway news!!!  There's a few ways to win!!

There will be a chance each day in May to win a giveaway prize when placing an order at Crafter's Companion USA Store.

I am excited because there is going to be weekly giveaways on each of the Design Team member's blog's  - so this would be a great time to come check us each out. All their names and links are on my side bar and the sidebar at both of the blog's listed above.For the Blog Giveaways, you'll need to be a follower of the Crafter's Companion Blog, Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog, and the design team team members' blogs. See each DT's blog to see their guidelines.
Each week in May the Design Team will be giving away a wonderful prize from Crafter's Companion on their blogs.  Here is this week's:

WEEK # 1 : The Ultimate Crafter's Companion!!

The all-in-one, compact carry-case which allows you to score, measure, trim, emboss and embellish; create boxes, shaped card blanks, envelopes and so much more… The Ultimate Crafter's Companion is everything you will ever need for your card making projects, in one handy and portable carry case. Includes a 24 full page instruction booklet and a 2 1/2 Hour Project & Instructional DVD which takes you step by step through 12 different projects and detailed instructions. 

Here are the simple rules for my week giveaway:
  1. You MUST be a follower of BOTH the Crafter's Companion Informational blog and of the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog. (I do check when choosing winners :o)).
  2.  Be or become a follower of my blog.
  3.  Leave a comment ON THIS POST to be entered in this week's giveaway
Week One giveaway ends May 8th- Winner will be posted and will need to reply with their address before the next giveaway or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure I have your email address!

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Caryn S said...

Cute stamp! Your coloring is great, especially the hair.

Miriam Prantner said...

She is so sweet! Love how blue the birds are!

Amy E said...

Your card is awesome!! And I didn't know new SWALK stamps were coming out...so exciting!!

I follow both of the Crafter's Companion blogs and yours too now (although I SWORE I followed your blog already...hmmm. That's the second CC DT member's blog that I thought I followed and didn't...?) Oh well...I'm following now!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Emily H said...

Love it Trena!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Awesome job on your card, super sweet, already following you all, thanks!!

Michelle H. said...

Beautiful and adorable card!!
Love the coloring and love the birds!!
I'm following you and a follower
on CC blog too! TFS!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lovely Card and Perfect sentiment to go with this wonderful giveaway. I'm happy that a little bird told ya! :-) TFS & Thanks for the chance to win AJ~ jeria22@yahoo.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

She is super sweet! Already a follower of all the blogs!

Anreda said...

Cute card, love her :)
Thanks for the chance to win these amazing gift ! Hugs, Anreda

Bhawana said...

beautiful card and a wonderful giveaway. I already joined both the blogs and joined you through GFC.

Thanks for the chance dear.

Rach1fun said...

Thanks CC for all the great chances to win :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Thanks for the chance. Loving your projects.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love that little image. Thanks also for a chance to win!!