Tuesday, May 1, 2012

TGF Release Party!

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WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's MAY RELEASE party!
Today is the day that our FOUR NEW STAMPS are available for sale in the TGF STORE!   We are thrilled to introduce Cheeky Geeky, Prince Ian, Princess Anya 4 and CC Riley into our TGF 'cast of characters' and are excited to hear your thoughts about them as we know they'll be going home with a lot of you today! 

This has got to be one of my most favorite cards EVA!!!  Last week, I had design team deadlines looming over me and was running on no mojo.  I was becoming desperate when I decided to stamp the image on a piece of paper and call it good!!  LOL  No....Seriously!!  I created this simple card and that's when I remembered some canvas I had and thought I should at least stamp the image on that. (Thinking... it wouldn't be as lame as the paper idea, LOL!!)  I liked the look and got curious about what it would look like using Copics....and the rest is history!!  :)  

Being the first time I tried coloring on canvas, I thought I'd share with you a little of what I learned.
I was surprised that it was almost like coloring on paper.  The ink does blend into each other better,  I didn't need to use darker colors in order to achieve the rich shading.  I was careful to not oversaturate the canvas with my Copics to avoid bleeding out of the lines.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and that transferred to the canvas fainter than I liked; so AFTER I had colored the image I then used my black .003 Copic Multi-liner to darkened the lines.

Hoodie: YR23, Y17, Y15
Hair/Eyes/ Shoes: E44, E43, E42, E41
Skin: E11, E00, E50
Pants: BG18, BG15, BG11

Okay, I still have one more project to show you...


Another simple layout but sometimes, less is MORE!!   :)   I used Schoolhouse papers from October Afternoon and Echo Park's Dots & Stripes (Soda Fountain).   The notebook edge border is from EK Success.  The sentiment was computer generated using Rough Typewriter font and printed on a fishtail banner die.


Hair: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E50 (Cheeks R02)
Headband/Glasses/Tie: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Skirt: W7, W5, W3, W1

There's still ONE more chance to WIN the ENTIRE MAY RELEASE today, so be sure to participate in our BLOG HOP with the PREMIERE FARMERS and stay tuned TOMORROW to find out who won the prize and also who our MAY GUEST DESIGNER will be!   For now...here is your blog hop order:


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!

59 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wow, both cards are beautiful, but your canvas card is so cool! Your coloring looks so beautiful on it! You have inspired me to pull out my canvas - um, if I can find it, lol!

Annie Rose said...

This is AWESOME! I think I'm going to have to try this technique. So cool. :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

June Nelson said...

Wow how bloomin clever are you, never thought of stamping on canvas, brilliant, I love both they are coloured so beautifully, just briliant xxxxxxxxxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Cool cards! Thanks for the tips on colouring on canvas, must try it.

eva said...

awesome!! thanks for the canvas tips! will have to try it.

Maria Therese said...

Very very cool cards!!

Emma said...

How Gorgeous are these cards! And that canvas colored Creeper is just Stunning! Love how cool this looks!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE both your cards are Amazing!! love the coloring on canvas. Came out really Awesome!!!
hugs, Heidi

Tracy Valure said...

They are both so cute! You always come up with most amazing sentiments!! Love your canvas card. Great idea. I know quilters use copics on fabric alot, haven't played with that much before...but I like the results!

Hugs,
Tracy V

Tracy Valure said...

They are both so cute! You always come up with most amazing sentiments!! Love your canvas card. Great idea. I know quilters use copics on fabric alot, haven't played with that much before...but I like the results!

Hugs,
Tracy V

Blankina said...

It is great to work with different materials...must try canvas too.
Great stamps and cards, would love to get these new ones...
Have a great day and see you soon..
Ciao Blankina

Tracy said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you used the canvas.

Suzi McKenzie said...

Two wicked creations, Love the texture from stamping CC Riley on Canvas, works so well.

I have to say that Cheeky Geeky is my new favourite TGF image, she's adorable and i love how you've coloured her.

Really awesome work, Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Carol Meadows said...

Good going on trying it out on canvas, what a success. I really like it! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Christy said...

Great great cards! I love the image on the canvas. What a creative and cool idea!! Love the coloring on the 2nd card as well. What a fun sentiment!!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Love the card with canvas,very cool look!

My Handmade Expressions said...

Dear Wendy thanks for sharing this amazing card with us. I LOVE the look you achieved combining canvas and copics, Brilliant! I'm definitely going to give it a try.
Hugs,
Paola

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, these are both amazing, love the stamping on canvas, that was so cool.

Shazza said...

wow I love the colouring on canvas! Both projects are fabulous!

jan farnworth said...

adorable cheeky card.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cool cards. I love how you stamped on canvas and colored the image and the the geeky girl card is done up in wonderful colors.

Brenda Lee said...

So creative....stamping on canvas. Love it!! Fabulous job on both cards.

mousekemom said...

Brilliant idea using the canvas. Absolutely love your Cheeky Geeky card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

meine-bastelarena said...

Both of your cards are awesome but Riley on canvas is just - WOW!!! Your coloring is amazing and thank you so much for explaining how you did that! I really want to try this out :)

Simply Sandy said...

beautiful as always...love your coloring!

CherryBlossom said...

OMG! Love Riley on canvas! Now I need to go buy canvas so I can practice this technique! FYI....you color the BEST hair!!!

The Wolverina /// said...

OMGosh those are both so adorable!! I can't choose which one I like better! Neato coloring on the canvas!! :)

Shannon said...

I love both these stamps. I think its wonderful you put copic color codes!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wow, these are just stunning - your coloring is fabulous!!! :)

LaJanette said...

Fantastic cards! I love the canvas card! OMG thanks for sharing your tips:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Olivia said...

Fabulous cards. thanks for the tips! your coloring is amazing as always.

michele dietrich said...

AWESOME cards. love the colors you used on cheeky geeky. she is such a cute stamp..liking the creepy stamps too.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love your colouring of the image.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

stamping on the fabric was an awesome idea!!!! Such a very cool look. Just love it. Both cards are beautiful.

Sue D said...

Very cool cards. I really like the stamping and coloring on canvas.

My Scrap Diary said...

Both cards are gorgeous! The canvas looks stunning and Cheeky's card is not simple, its just right.

Anita said...

Amazing cards! I love the idea of coloring on canvas.

Leanne said...

Hi Wendy!
Wow, your totally rocked these out! Love your coloring on the canvas, she looks amazing! And the simple design is awesome. Yes, she's a new fave. Also a new fave is cheeky geeky. Love your color combo on her. It's so rich and vibrant, and the simpleness is really awesome! Gr8 showcase for this release. TFS!
;)

lati said...

Great cards

Divine said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! Love how you did that canvas. I must try this. TFS :)

mackbrad said...

I love both cards - the canvas is very cool - you are so creative!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These look fantastic Wendy! I LOVE how you color! I tried to color on canvas once, it just soaked up the ink and went all over. Beautiful job!

KanataNewf said...

Both creations are gorgeous - love the idea of stamping on canvas.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

both cards are beautiful! love the shades of pastel for the first card and wonderful use of the canvas. 2nd card is so cool and sexy. great coloring

~luanne

Isoko said...

wow! these are so cute! thanks for sharing your creations!

Tracie said...

Joining this blog hop makes me want to go buy more stamps! Love the canvas idea!

Katya said...

Wow both cards are amazing! Love the Cheeky Geeky (I need it now)and I love your canvas coloring! Thanks for the tips. The canvas technique would be super cute on a canvas tote bag! (Thanks for the inspiration)
-Katya
Katya.bess@att.net

antdoda said...

I love your cards the first one is just awesome!!!

antdoda said...

I love your cards the first one is just awesome!!!

Liza Shepherd said...

OMG I love the canvas!!! I am definitely going to have to try that! Great cards and cute paper!

joy said...

Love the cards. Nice touch on stamping on canvas. Love it.

GCLmom said...

Wendy, There is nothing like a looming deadline to inspire creativity! While I wish you didn't have to be stressed out, I do enjoy your designs. Thanks for sharing what you learned & for the colors that you used. :)

...just Barbara said...

Great idea on the canvas and I love them both! Love the layouts and the colors you chose - soo cheery! :D

Elaine said...

Fabulous card colouful and such a great image , your blog is full of fantastic creations and so I am following Hugs Elaine

Gretchen said...

I love both of your cards. I have never used copics on canvas so that is now something I would like to try after seeing your results.

Roma said...

I just love your cards. I'm going to try out the canvas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Roma said...

Your cards are so cute. Just love the canvas one. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa E. said...

Stunning! I've added you to my follow list!

Denice said...

I'm a little late for the prize, but I'm still going to blog hop and see all these fab creations for the new TGF May releases....so stinkin' cute, each and every one of the new stamps!

As usual...your coloring and DP choices are PERFECT and always inspirational! Thanks for the tips on using Copics on canvas...I'm going to give it a try!

:Dx

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