Monday, March 10, 2008

Hanna Challenge #7 and SOME NEWS!

So I have some news . . . I have been asked to be a permanent member of the Hanna Stamps design team! I am so excited because the girls on the team are so talented and I feel like I can learn a lot from seeing their work. Plus, Hanna Stamps is a company that is FABULOUS! The stamps are gorgeous, Kristi is sweet and awesome and even leaves comments on all the cards I make with the Hanna's (isn't that awesome for an owner to do?? I know she has a busy schedule and it is sweet for her to take the time). For now, I anxiously await the mailman daily, new stuff should be coming to my mail box soon. Be sure to check back here on my blog to see previews of the new Hanna stuff.

Also, this FRIDAY -- 5 new sets will be released. You have got to head on over and check those out. Oh and another cool thing -- Kristi is now selling copic ciao markers on her site, and I just love how they are arranged. I think I am going to get some as soon as my budget allows me. I have wanted them for a long time but always felt a little intimidated not knowing which colors to buy, but the guesswork is all gone, you can just buy them by the season -- YAY! Those are available now, so if you have been fence sitting, at least go check out what is there . . .

And now to my Hanna Challenge card *Challenge #7* -- in the forum on SCS, this challenge was posted and can I just say these were the hardest colors ever for me!!! I placed my emphasis on the ballet blue, my favorite color of the three, and then worked on working the other two in. Please pardon my faux pas on the card of using two different plaids together. I noticed this after I finished and was tempted to change the ribbon to a solid, but just left it. Hope you like it anyway. Image was colored using prismacolors and gamsol. The hardest part of the challenge was to add bling, but I managed to add some waterfall colored stickles on the dress and slippers, as well as the little blue crystal brad circles around the sentiment. Stitching was done on my sewing machine, I was lucky enough to have this thread that matched perfectly!!! Hope you like the final result!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps Domestic Goddess Paper: Ballet Blue, More Mustard Garden Green, Whisper White, scrap green plaid (Paper Pizazz HOTP-20236) Ink: Timber Brown Staz On, Garden Green Accessories: Sponges, SU Rhinestone Brads (Ice Circles), green gingham, waterfall stickles, sewing machine, primsacolor pencils and gamsol

16 comments:

JenMarie said...

Fabulous card, love the stitching!
And, C O N G R A T S ! ! !

JenMarie said...

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Tangerine Dream said...

Cute card! I just love Hanna! Congrats on the DT!!!

Claudia said...

Congratulations! I view your blog daily and love your cards. Keep up the good work and have lots of fun on the design team! Also - I love the new rainbow colors on your blog - it looks great!

Jen said...

Congrats Amanda on becoming a design team member for Hanna Stamps. You've got talent Baby!

Shannon said...

Congrats! Job well done! Maybe one day I will get the hang of coloring...but until then I will leave it up to you pros!!! Way to Go!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you. :-)

Nardi said...

Congreats on making the DT! Can't wait to see what you continue to create.

katiesniche said...

Congrats on becoming one of the design team!!
Your cards are fabulous!!!

I'm tagging you! I hope you'll play.
Rules are at: http://katiesniche.blogspot.com/2008/03/ive-been-tagged-by-tonya.html

Have a great day!!

Teresa said...

Adorable card, Manda! P.S. I'm tagging you! Details on my blog . . .

Katherine said...

I love this Hanna! Your doodles are adorable.

Melzie said...

wahahhaha!! Fab! :)

Godelieve said...

Congratulations!!

Helen said...

Congratulations! And what a wonderful card - great sentiment, made me LOL!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Welcome to the Hanna Team, Amanda! I'm just tickled pink for you ... and for the team! What a splendid addition! I hope you enjoy being with us. The stamps are delightful, as I know you've already discovered!

(((hugs)))
Bev

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congratulations Amanda! I knew it was only a matter of time, you are WAY talented!

~Meredith