Sunday, May 15, 2011

Miss Anya Hats Off

Today I've got some exciting news to share AND a give away! I made this card using one of my favorite characters from The Greeting Farm, Miss Anya, which is part of the trio set Miss Anya Hats Off. How would you like to win this very set? Read on for the details. ;D


Today I was featured in The Greeting Farm's newsletter and because of it they have generously offered this 4x6 set as a freebie!! The newsletter features my paper expirements, The Paper Project, plus there are previews of their new releases! So if you haven't received it yet, head on over and sign up for it.

** Give Away Details **

Here's the details - For a chance to win this set, all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post! You have from now until this Wednesday night at 11:00 pm Central Time and a random winner will be posted on Thursday! And speaking of freebies - you can also head on over to Little Miss Muffet's Challenge blog for some delicious Blog Candy!


I started this card over at my Mom's house and snatched up some of her paper scraps - I loved the blues and blacks she was working with and I couldn't resist. ;D So when I got home I finished it up with some felt embellishments and a cheery yellow sun for contrast.


When I started stamping Miss Anya I was working on an uneven surface so I didn't get the whole image. Then thinking I could get the better of my work desk I tried it again in the same spot pressing harder - but this time I ended up with the other half of the stamp missing! LOL Little did I know that my stubbornness to clean off my desk would eventually lead to this enjoyable technique of raising a portion of the image with foam dot - unfortunately, I haven't a clue what it's called but I love the effect! ;D Her hat, head and fore arm were raised.


I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge #40 (happy birthday)
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays #6 (anything goes)
Stamp Something Challenge (anything goes)
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #8 (favorite embellishment - felt diecuts)
Rainbow Lady's Challenge #152 (texture - felt)

Main Stamp: Miss Anya Hats Off (TGF)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen, Magnolia Doohickey Cherry Lace Border, My Favorite Things Die-namics SunShine and My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio

Copic Markers colored on Georgia Pacific White Card Stock:
-skin tone: E00, E11, R11, R12
-browns: E33, E23, E27, E29
-yellows: YR31, Y32, Y26
-blues: BB70, BG72, BG75, BG11
-grays: 0, C1, C3, N2, N4, N6, N8

Did you know? A beanie is a head-hugging brimless cap with or without a visor that was once popular among school boys. However, a tuque is a knitted cap, originally of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. Most tuques are tapered; they sometimes have ear flaps, and may be topped with a pom-pom, this style of tuque is sometimes referred to as a boggan or sherpa. Tuques may have a folded brim, or none, and may be worn tightly fitting the head or loose on top although the latter is considered more standard.
[Beanie and Tuque, Wikipedia.org]

58 comments:

  1. this is a gorgeous card and your colouring is amazing. very modern with the colour scheme and felt embellies! I love these Miss Anya images - in fact I seem to love most of the greeting farm images!!

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  2. wow fantastic colour scheme, i am new to the copic world i feel i learn something new each day, its people like you who make it fun thanks for sharing all your knowledge and your lovely work, .loving miss anya

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  3. Very lovely card. Great colors.

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  4. beautiful card ... and loved your little note about beanies... interesting. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely stamp

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  5. stunning card ,i love the l;ayout and your colouring is perfection
    .tracey x

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  6. really gorgeous, Barbara, so beautifully coloured!
    I would be happy to tell you a little bit about the way I use the colour pencils! ''Techniques'' is such a great word, it scares me, I've never had colour theory lessons, I do it in my own way!
    hugs, Alina

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  7. Gorgeous card, love the decoupaged image. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome stamp.

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  8. your card is so sweet, and your colouring is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win this adorable stamp!

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  9. Wow - your card is amazing. I love the felt clouds and sun, and your coloring.... it's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. Barbara, this card is darling! I love the scene you've created and the background papers are gorgeous. You've done a beautiful job coloring this image! Thanks for offering a prize! ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

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  11. Awesome card, Barbara! Congrats on being featured in the newsletter. I love the colors and the bright sun with the blue papers.

    Jen

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  12. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic! I just found your blog through the TGF newsletter and will definitely become a follower :)

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  13. She is so cute. Great coloring. Gloria M

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  14. Beautiful card! I absolutely love the colors. Thank you for sharing!
    Sabine
    z_bina67athotmaildotcom

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  15. Love this card. The colors are fabulous. She is so sweet.

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  16. I love this design! What a neat card.

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  17. I love your beautiful cards! How sweet of you to offer such a great giveaway! I am looking forward to checking out the paper project. TFS!

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  18. I love this card! The color combo is awesome and your coloring absolutely rocks :) Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    xx Katie

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  19. Oh' this is sooo cute!! Love that you have used black but managed to make it sunny at the same time!!! Your coloring is amazing!! I'm so going to read your paper project, thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win this cutie!!
    Have a great day!
    xxAutumn

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  20. Wow, your coloring is absolutely amazing!! This is such a cute image made into a such a beautiful card! tfs

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  21. I found you through the TGF newsletter and boy am I glad that you did - you've done some amazing cards - including this one!! This Anya set is my fave so far, I love it (not had a chance to use it yet though!!) And it's called 'decoupage' when you raise parts of the image, just so as you know, lol!! Hugs, Marie xxx

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  22. Your card is amazing. I just love your technique. Thanks for sharing

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  23. I really lilke the image you have used and the whole look of the card. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

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  24. this is an amazing card. I came by after seeing the write-up about your Copic testing in the TGF Newsletter. As a novice Copic user, I have to thank you for all the work and inspiration you give. I will be visiting your blog quite often I'm sure.

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  25. This is my first visit to your blog by way of The Greeting Farm. After skimming through some of your projects, this will not be the last time I visit (you have been put on my blog favs!). Your Copic coloring is amazing. I'll be back later today to check out The Paper Project, TFS.

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  26. Congratulations Barbara for being featured at TGF - that is great!!! Your card today is lovely! Beautiful coloring. Love that image! hugs, Angela

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  27. out of this world coloring! your shading adds so much depth to the image! awesome!
    love the felt clouds & sun too! But mostly LOVE the blue & black color combo!

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  28. I love your coloring!! Beautiful!! I read about your experiment in the TSG newsletter. Thanks so much for the info!!

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  29. Wow that was a happy mistake because your card turned out beautiful!!!

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  30. Love the layers and paper choices! Beanies info great! Tfs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  31. Super great texture thanks so much love Cynthia x

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  32. Congratulations on being published!
    Your card is gorgeous - I so love that Miss Anya image - and love the felt embellies.
    Thanks for the chance to win the stamps.
    Love, Andrea xx

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  33. I just found your blog and love it! For some reason it won't let me follow-help! Your coloring is amazing. thanks for a chance to win.

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  34. Saw your info in the TGF newsletter and had to stop by. Great blog and thank you for a chance to win.

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  35. I saw your spotlight in TGF! Congrats. aNd love this gorgeous card. Thanks for all your information!
    cheers

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  36. This is a really cute card and I love the info on the hats! That is very interesting! I love wearing hats and knowing a little about what I wear is even better. Thank you for sharing! ;)

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  37. Congrats to you!! I love this card. Your coloring is fabulous!! The papers and design are perfect!! I just did this recently, but it was because I messed up the eye after coloring the entire thing!
    Bren

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  38. Love all your work! Thanks for this chance to win!!! :)

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  39. Really really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at craft us crazy!

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  40. Congrats on being featured! Such a cute Miss Anya image, and I love the mix of textures on your card too :)

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  41. Absolutely love your card! Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Of course don't count me for the giveaway, LOL...but I HAD t ocome by and tell you how lovely this card is and thank you again for the amazing project and letting us use it in the newsletter! I can see it's a HUGE hit! Thank you so much for sharing w/ us!!!

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  43. This is gorgeous Barbara... your colouring is stunning! I love the raised section technique too! Great to see you feature in the TGF newsletter!

    Arabella

    PS I forgot to tell you, I use ordinary laser printer card (250gsm I think) for my copic colouring.

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  44. Absolutely love this card. Your technique is amazing. I love the choice in color...awesome card.

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  45. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  46. I really love your Miss Anya Hats Off card. The colors are lovely and the coloring is amazingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for giving us a chance to win this gorgeous prize.

    Best wishes from The Netherlands,

    Marlies

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  47. This is a gorgeous card! Your coloring on the hat is fantastic & it's blended & shaded so well it looks dimensional.

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  48. Love the card and what a cutie this image is!!

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  49. Super card, fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining in with us at Crafty Ann's and Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

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  50. This really lovely - the felt embellis look lovely and it's such a cute image!

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  51. Hi Barbara! Wow, your card is so lovely and all your work too! Congratulatios, dear! And thanks so much for answering my question! xoxoxo

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  53. Lovely card. Only raising part of an image is fun. I do it alot with flowers that have individual petals
    cut out.-But they are still flat and attached at the center.
    Thanks for the great chance to win. Tuques and Beanies eh?. My cousin from Australia called my "tuque" a "beanie" once. Apparently there are no tuques in Australia.LOL. Beanies are popular in Ski Resort towns. Stylish and cover your helmet head from a long day at the hill. LOL.-Used to live in one.

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  54. Wow, this color combo is so super cool :o) Will try that one out soon. Oh,and I'm a huge Anya fan, so that makes your card even better ;o)Hehe.
    Hugs Laila

    http://blog.lolapigen.dk

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  55. I love this card! Great job! Thanks for the contest, too! :)

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  56. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy! We hope to see you again next time!

    Lauren

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