I have great news everyone that I can finally announce.......I am now an official member of CropStop's CREATIVE TEAM!!!! I am soooooo excited and let me tell ya it's been tough keeping the secret!! You can see the announcement with the list of wonderfully, talented CT ladies on CropStop's blog here. There are 6 new ladies joining the current team (see my sidebar for the CT blog links). You can also participate in CropStop's weekly challenges for a chance to win some prizes!
The other great news is that I get to offer all of you a code to get 10% off your orders at CropStop.com....WOO HOO!! The code is CTRB-01 and it's on my sidebar too! Now go....well wait until you see my post and leave me some love, haha....then GO straight over to the store and check out their awesome products.
Today, I wanted to show you one of the cards I submitted for their Creative Team Call based on a sketch by CropStop's Sketch Artist, Gloria Stengel.
The black cardstock is from Recollections. The map paper and red cardstock came from my stash. I tore it all along the edges and smudged Vintage Photo Distress Ink around it to give it a weathered look. I stamped swirls on the cream dp behind Tilda and used the Martha Stewart French Scroll Border Punch on the black cardstock (love the elegance of this punch!). I handwrote the sentiment with a Versamark Pen and embossed with Stampendous Gold Tinsel Powder.
The flower was cut out from a piece of dp in the DCWV Once Upon A Time paper stack. I covered each of the petals with a lot of Glossy Accents and went along the edges of the petals with Star Dust Stickles (my fave!). I wanted it to look like a jewel. The pearl center is a button I had in my stash (I cut the back off and then glued it down). I took gold ribbon cording from Michaels and wrapped it around the paper to look like a necklace that Pirate Tilda might find in her travels. Everything is raised up on pop-dots...Pirate Tilda, the paper frame around Tilda, the sentiment, and the flower!
I paper-pieced Pirate Tilda's shirt and head-wrap from red paper (I don't have any red Copics....a problem I plan to fix this year, haha). I love that you can paper-piece clothes to get the color you want. I used my black chalk to shade her red dress and head-wrap and then cut out the pieces.
I colored her boots and flag with Copic BV23 and shaded with black chalk. I added Glossy Accents to her boots to make them shine. I used Copic E51 for her skin and shaded with some tan colored chalk around the edges of her face, arms and legs. Her cheeks got a light coating of red chalk. I colored her skirt and the band in her head-wrap with Copic Black and then added Star Dust Stickles.
Here's a side view so you can see the dimension:
I can't wait to start creating cards as a CropStop Creative Team member for the various challenges we are going to have on the blog. This is something I have been wanting for a long time and am so blessed to have this opportunity!
Much love to you all for all your continued support and wonderful comments!