Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Little Birdie & Giveaways

May is going to be a GIVEAWAY month here at Crafter's Companion. We will be giving away an Ultimate Tool EVERY DAY in the online store site to a person who purchases something! WOO HOO!
We will also be giving away an Ultimate Tool each week here on the Crafter's Companion Informational blog and also one each week on the Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog!! (US Residents Only)

AND we are going to giveaway something each week on our Design Team's personal blogs as well. (this includes the CC Challenge Blog DT also!!)  You can find the names and links to our Design Teams on our sidebars.

In order to win this weeks Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool here on the Informational blog you will need to:

1.  Be a follower of this blog.
2.  Be a follower of the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog
3.  Leave a comment here on this post by Tuesday, May 8th at 8pm PST.
4.  Send a friend to follow us.  The more friends you send the more times your name will be in the hat to win.

Now let's get on to the project I made for you this week.
New S.W.A.L.K images are coming!!  Today I'm sharing a preview. There so many cute images!!   The little girl with the bird on her finger is one image, and then I added the sentiment and other birds around her. 

I stamped the images on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers.  I recommend Memento ink pads with Spectrum Noir Markers. I used my color combo chart (which is located on the bar to the right - you can click on it to see a larger view) to pick my colors.  I colored all the birds first using CT3, TB2, TB5, and TB6. I continued coloring one area at a time. Stacy and I are on the same wave length this week!! :o) For her dress and hair bows I stamped the image a second time onto design paper and cut out the pieces, then adhered them onto the base image.
  • skin: FS2, FS5, FS8
  • hair: TN3, TN4, TN6
  • apron: OR1, OR2, OR3. I left a small area in the center of her apron for a highlight and then used the blender to soften the edges. I also used OR1 on her bows for a little shading.
  • grounding: DG2, FS2, TN3
  • I used 1G1 for a subtle shadow on her collar and in the whites of her eyes.

Please be sure to visit the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog for the May challenge and prizes!
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Announcing last weeks Giveaway winner!! Congratulations Teresa!
Your card is so sweet. Thanks for sharing
 
Teresa, please email your snail mail address to: bindy@crafterscompanion.com.
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!
Trena

36 comments:

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Wow what a fantastic giveaway. Shared xxx

Paula Huiras said...

Nice card Trena! I like how you did her hair. I also like your "ground" too.
PH

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an AWESOME giveaway! I am a new follower and I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that card!!! So adorable and loving the colors!!

Caryn S said...

Cute stamp on the card! Love the coloring.

Patti J said...

Your card is so sweet - love that new image! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win such a great prize!

Rosie said...

Awesome give-away!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Hugs, Rosie :)

Kathy said...

Trena, this is adorable! your coling is wonderful! and I love this stamp.

Victoria's Place said...

Awesome giveaway!
(did all the steps)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cute image. And the sentiment is perfect.

I sent you an e-mail. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Miriam Prantner said...

I only just found you during your last hop, but wow, this is the place to be! Thanks for all the chances to win!

sharon g said...

I have done all those things. I would love to try out your pens some day.

Amy E said...

"A Little Birdie Told Me" is so perfect for this giveaways post! haha! I'm a faithful follower of all of the above. I would LOVE to try an Ultimate Tool!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Sue in CT said...

What a cute stamp! I use that expression a lot "A little birdie told me". Now a stamp to go with it! You know I have to have that one. I did all the things you asked.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Card. I'm so loving the little girl and birdie. I like your coloring and paper piecing. Question: How did you make the grass is it part of the new stamp? My dear Friend Amy E sent me over. I hope to win the Ultimate Tool. How cool is that. Thanks so much for the chance to win. ~AJ

Bhawana said...

Lovely card. I am already follwoing this blog, challenge blog as well. Would be sending my friend Priya to join you. Thanks for chance.

Emily H said...

This card is so sweet! I love the little birdies!

Happyscrapin said...

I am a new follower and your card is precious! I love the little girl and the coloring!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

great give away...thanks for the opportunity...I'm a follower...of this blog, and the challenge blog

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What a sweet image, fabulous job on coloring her and great ground effects!!
Cindylu

Becky Dunham said...

How adorable! I love that you combined stamps to surround her with birds :)

Rufus said...

Sweet card! Thanks for the chance,
R/

Linda Kirsch said...

Hello Trena,
Love your little card and your helpful tips on coloring with the Spectrum Noir Markers. Just finished getting the last of them.. Now to get some get stamps. Would LOVE to win this give-away,as I am sure so many others would also. Yes, am a follower of both blogs. Thanks for the chance to win!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Great image! already a follower of all the blogs!

littlen said...

cute card. already a follower of both blogs.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Thanks for another chance to win! :)

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

I'm a follower and AJ from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards sent me.

LaJanette said...

What a cute little scene you have created here.

I am a follower of both blogs:0)

Thanks for the chance at such amazing prize; I am dying to have an envelope maker!

Hugs;
Janette

Lisa Rea said...

So cute! I love Dawn's Humphrey card, too! Very generous giveaway - thanks for the chance, ladies!

Trena - great how you posted your favorite Spectrun color combos on the right panel. While I am not a bink marker user, I can recognize a good idea when I see it!

lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

Crafty Pink Butterfly said...

What a cute card, Love it.

Brenda Lee said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I don't think there's a SWALK image I don't like. :) Thanks for the chance at winning a fab prize!!

Kelly Sas said...

I am in LOVE with "A Little Birdie Told Me" and your adorable card makes me NEED it all the more! Your shading of her hair is so perfectly done.

LynzCraftz said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic prizes! I shared on my FB pages.

B. Poteraj said...

She's so cute with her little bird. I love it.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Cute card!! AJ from Scrapbooking and Cards sent me over! I'm a follower!
Thanks!
Angela

Dora said...

Awww this is so sweet, what a cutie and love the colours and style. Thank you so much for the chance to win this fab prize :D xx

Cindy said...

I love the description and details you give us and your choice of a swalk is fantastic too. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy