Monday, April 4, 2011

Help For Japan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!  The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause.   Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work. 
For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice)  by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.
You have come to a last stop of our hop. If you have landed here from TINA's blog, you are right on track.  If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Crissy's blog.   She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it. 

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people. 

The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 10 at noon.  There will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set.  So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  

Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.  

Now on to my project: 
I have used Heartfelt Angel in my project today.
She is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the background is done with soft pastels and dry blending stump.
The flowers are from Prima, covered with Cosmic Shimmer paint. I mixed together several colours of Flower Soft for the centers. The laser cut chipboard is from Make It Crafty. I covered the ribbon (which was originally coldish pink) with the shimmer paint also.
I distressed all the edges with Distress Paint in Tea Dye.
This is a last stop of our hop. I hope you have enjoyed yourself and are considering contributing to that very worthy cause!

Challenges I'm entering:
Crafty Pad -  Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges -  Things with wings
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Romantic and Fancy
Scrappy Frogs -  Flowers and Lace
Allsorts -  Blooming Blossoms
Crafty Emma - Children
Wee memories -  Favourite Colour or Colour Pallet (yellow)
By the Cute & Girly - Cute and Girly
Card Makin' Mamas - embellish it
Fabulous Friday - Use Bling
Pals Paper Arts - Punches

Thank you so much for stopping by!


angelwhispers said...

Loving these images Annika and wow I just love how different yours is with the prisma pencils just so magical and looks fabulous!!! Chanelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just totally amazing girl!! I love your coloring with your pencils and your layout is stunning!! ;)

Lori said...

Stunning effect with the prismacolours on the kraft stock, this is brilliant, love all the little extras too!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and all the wonderful details. Beautiful work!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So nice Annika! There are so many fun things on this card! Love the layers and the paint over the edges! The chip board and flowers are great too!

Viv said...

Gorgeous Hun! Love all the extra touches like the painted edges and shimmered flowers and flowersoft.
Your colouring as always is amazing!!! Viv xx

Deb said...

wow, it is so beautiful, your colouring on Kraft in amazing!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Dawn said...

A magical creation! Love the image!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad for our Flowers Challenge!
:Dawn xxx

Sandra said...

Stunning card your colouring on the kraft card,amazing!
Brilliant work as rock girl!

Take care
San x

Dorcas said...

Another gorgeous coloring job, Annika! You always have so much to feast the eyes on. Your distressing and finishes and embellies all make for a really special card!

heidy said...

Can't stop looking at your card,everytime I blink there is something new to discover!
Gorgeous Annika
Hugs Heidy

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & embelies,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

ruth said...

Wow! Gorgeous colors! And just the right amount of bling!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Merry said...

Oh wow...your colouring is just amazing and then the papers you have used are perfect. Such a beautiful card.

Trina said...

As expected, your card and coloring are fantastic! I love the highlights in the bubbles and the distressed edges! Perfect!

Unknown said...

Oh my Goodness!!! THIS is ADORABLE, BEAUTIFUL, LOVE IT!!!!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic choice of colors and embellies Annika. Your cards are always such beautiful pieces of art and I love visiting. This is absolutely gorgeous! "Hugs" Carol

Heather Rogers said...

I feel like all I can saw is WOW...every time I come here. Amazing coloring skills girl. :)

LindaS said...

Amazing card. I love the crackle paint frame and the layers of borders. Wonderful desing. TFS.

Nerina said...

What amazing colouring - wowzers! And your embellishments are beautiful! Thanks for playing along at the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card, Annika! Your coloring is just awesome! So so gorgeous!

Marlene said...

I've run out of compliments. Dang. You take my breath away EVERY TIME.

brenda said...

Adorable card Annika.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Renkata said...

wow Annika,
way to go girl, this is awesome colouring. The background is amazing. All details make your card so precious and wonderful.

Karen said...

I cannot believe you've coloured on kraft and got it looking so lovely! A very nice card with so much detail. Really pretty.xx

Mary J said...

WOW!!! Amazing colouring - adore this card!

Nannieflash said...

Stunning colouring on your card, and such a lovely card design. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Annika I saw your remark about the heart circle die, I was left a comment yesterday that if I use wax paper with the die, it should release the card, I havent tried it yet but will give it a go and see if it improves the release, its so easy to tear the edge at the moment its worth giving it a go. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Crystal said...

my goodness, your card just blew me away! your coloring is beyond amazing & the details are just absolutely wonderful!! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! this week & please join us again soon! hugs!

Sylvia Blum said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW... Annika... you leave me speechless (once again)
I am now at the end of the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop and I have seen so many gorgeous creations along the way.. but here on the last stop I find a true piece of (card) art! It's incredibly gorgeous, amazing, wonderful, perfect, fantastic, fabulous etc.
This card sure is worth being framed!!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Maria said...

Another jaw-dropper Niks! What a way to end the hop with a Bang Bang ~ thank you ma'am. Drooling in awe over so many of your elements and of course no need to mention your magical colouring too. Hugs, Ree

Unknown said...

Wow!! This is stunning!! The details and your coloring are beyond fabulous! Thank you for helping Japan.

melsanford said...

Oh gorgeous card! The image is beautiful and your colouring is stunning :-) Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

CraftyC said...

Wow, adorable as ever Annika. She's beautiful and so is this card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Pat said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Carla said...

What a stunning card! I love all your gorgeous details. Thanks for playing at the PPA!!! Hugs,

Unknown said...

Such wonderful details. So talented. Love your blog title! It put a smile on my face. Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Annika! You sure brought her to life!! Love your coloring on the kraft!! Gorgeous design and details!

Maureen said...

This is gorgeous and looks so different coloured in pencils, well done.

Mary Lou said...

Oh Annika~~This is SPECTACULAR!!!!
I like your coloring on kraft cs:) Gorgeous embellishing!!

Eli said...

really nice: it seems a painting!

Unknown said...

Oh WOW I'm speechless, this card took my breath asway, what a fab finish for this blog hop.

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