Thursday, November 29, 2012
Morgan Fitzsimons Blog Hop
Today we are showcasing a few digi stamps by the lovely and talented Morgan Fitzsimons.
We have some blog candy for you too. Winner will be selected Monday Dec 3rd.
Each lady will be giving away a digi stamp and on the last blog we will be giving away all 4 digi stamps to one lucky winner! You won't want to miss this, so be sure you hop all the way through and comment on each blog as make sure comment on the last one for sure. The rules are really simple, and it won't take you very long to hop and comment on each blog.
1. Leave a little love (a quick comment)on all 4 ladies blogs.
2. On the last blog leave a comment letting us know your favorite digi stamp by Morgan Fitzsimons
3. Be a follower of Scrapbook Stamp Society
Here are the two cards that I made to showcase Morgan Fitzsimmons' wonderful designs.
The first card is a cute teddy bear duo getting ready to decorate their house for Christmas. You can find this great image here.
I colored this image using Crayola Brand Colored Pencils, then blended with Gamsol ( a liquid odorless mineral spirits). I struggled a little bit with this image because I wanted it to stay soft and fun. I ended up using to many earth tone colors which in the end, made it look a little dull. I completed the card by add in a sheet of Christmas paper out of the Recollections Jingle Bells Signature paper pad. I trimmed it to 6 x 6 size cutting it carefully to retain the ribbon looking swirls on the right hand side. I then used those swirls as a means of attaching my candy cane buttons. I completed the look with a cute bear button in the bottom holding a candy cane.
The second card I have today is a wonderful vintage image of a mom and her young daughter going to a Christmas Party.
I truly love this image, but honestly, I was intimidated by the beauty of it. I decided I was only going to highlight the mother and daughter duo and leave the rest as the beautiful piece that it is.
I tried to retain the vintage look and feel of the card by using a sepia colored paper covered with snowflakes. I then added the lace ribbon and a beautiful pearl button to highlight the ribbon. Finally, I added the sentiment "Together with Family".
This image was colored with Crayola Brand Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol.
You can find this beautiful image here.
Here is the complete list of participants for this blog hop. If you happened upon my blog by accident, please make sure you start at the beginning with Nataliya and visit each blog along the way. There is a wonderful prize at the end, so remember to add a little blog love (a comment) on each blog, then stop at the last blog and tell us which image was your favorite of Morgan Fitzsimons.
Nataliya - http://lovecraftsforever.blogspot.ca/
Katherine - www.delightfuldesignsbykatherine.com/blog
Kimberly- http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com (You are here)
Kim- http://theartisansattic.blogspot.com/ (go here next)
Scrapbook Stamp Society blog- www.addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com (make sure you like this page to see a lot more work from some very talented ladies)
Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog today. Your comments area always appreciated and will help me continue to improve my work.