Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CropStop Creative Team & Discount CODE!!

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 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!



Chris said...

Fabulous card Rosemary. Love it.

Paula said...

She's so cute. Love all the detail you put in it! Awesome card!

Rene said...

Yay you!!!!! I am SO happy for you and you deserve it! Your cards are so stunning! And this is no exception...I love Pirate Tilda!!!
Rene :D

justme1972 said...

You card is just tooooo cute!!!!!


PCM said...

Congratulations on your CT position. I was going to apply too, but just don't have the time right now. Gloria is one of my dear friends and an amazing artist.Your card is stunning - enjoy your position.

Danielle Champagne said...

Congrats on you CT position Rosemary! Enjoy!
Your pirate Tilda is very cute. Love thelittle frame you placed aroud her and the gorgeous swirls decorating your image. Very lovely background looks like an ancient map, perfect for Tilda!Lovely flower & very cute cable around the image. Hugs. Danielle.

Pam said...

Congrats Rosemary on the good news.....Pirate Tilda is sooooooo cute and that flower is awesome. I love all the details!
Hugs from Indiana,

Anonymous said...

Wow, gorgeous card!!! Congrats on your DT, that is wonderful! Beautiful work!

Paper Lace and Card Nook said...

Oh what a cutie just love it. Arrrrgh Congrats on a beautiful card. Hugs Carolyn

Deana said...

This is too cute! I think I may have to case this card using Pirate Edwin for my son's Valentines Day card.

Unknown said...

She is adorable! Toooo Cute! :o)

Christina C. said...

Rosemary...CONGRATULATIONS on your CT
position! Your card is adorable with magnificent details! Love the ancient map for the background and all the other fitting embellishments!

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Awesome job, Rosemary.....and congratulations on your CT position!!

Sandy said...

This is as cute as punch!!
Great design work and I love your embellishments!

Cassy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Amazing card. You'll be great on the CT. You're very talented!

Kelly said...

I love your creativity with this card. It has character and is very cute.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Your pirate card is adorable. I love that flower piece that you did. It really does look like a heavy pice of jewelry! Fantasic job with all the details.

Cina99 said...

Love your card!!! and a BIG congrats on your CropStop CT!!!

Kaori Fujimoto said...

Hi!I'm Kaori Fujimoto.I look forward to work with you ;-) Your projects is so adoreble!!

Christel Webb said...

What a cool card:) and congratulations on being on the team. With your talent you’ll be a great asset.


annieb said...

What a cute card. So well done.
I love it's uncluttered look. TFS

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Congratulations on joining the Crop Stop team (one of my fav stores!).

LOVE, love, love your card - the Magnolia is coloured so beautifully, and really love how you embellished your card with the border, gold cord and that amazing flower.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Rosie. Love the way you torn the paper. It really does look like an old vintage map. Lovely card :o)

Iulia said...

Very creative and gorgeous work! I love your coloring too that flower looks amazing!
Hugs, Iulia

Cami said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Rosie! This is most definitely the cutest pirate I've seen, and you have colored Tilda to perfection! Love your handmade flower with all the gloss and sparkle! Congrats on making the CT for Crop Stop! You will do them proud, and I'm very happy for you!
Hugs, Cami

Vicki said...

So happy to have your creativity with us! Congrats!

Becca said...

Congrats on making it onto the CT - they are lucky to have you and your talent! I love your card especially what you've done with Tilda - it's adorable! Hugs, Becca

Janiel/ janny said...

oh ROsemary this is just ADORABLE!!!
Beautiful colors and of boy the details are fab!!
hugs, Janiel

RenateKreativ said...

Your card is so beautiful, I love the design and the colours.
Hugs Renate