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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Staedtler & Stampendous Hop


Hi there!  Today Stampendous has teamed up with STAEDTLER to bring you beautiful inspiration that is sure to lift your spirits!  

The card I have to share features Stampendous Air Scapes Perfectly Clear and Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear stamp sets.  I love that the Air Scapes set has three different "scenes" included.  I chose to use the castle setting.  What a fun bunch of images to color!  Before I stamped the images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on watercolor paper, I lightly ran STAEDTLER Ergosoft Aquarelle watercolor pencils across my paper.  Then I blended the colors with a wet paintbrush.  I love the way the colors blended to make the sky.  After the paper dried completely, I stamped my images and colored them using the same pencils.  I thought something was still missing, so I added a few cloud with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I have to admit I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!  I don't know if I can give this one away!



Each day we’ve posted the list of all participating Design Team Members. You’ll want to leave a comment EVERY DAY on EVERY BLOG because at the end of the week the STAEDTLER Designers will each give away one package to someone who commented on their blog this week. Their prize package consists of:
Staedtler Prize Package
Staedtler Prize Package
Oh yeah!! But wait there’s more! Each day the Stampendous Design Team Members will pool their daily comments and choose one random winner for our prize package – our new Hot Air Scapes and Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamps plus aJumbo Handle to use with them:
Stampendous Prize Package
Stampendous Prize Package


Here's a list of who's hopping today.  Be sure to leave comments along the way to be in the running for these great prize packages!  You don't want to miss out!






Krissy Fossmeyer   (that's me!)

Well, that's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Now it's time for you to hop along.

Take time to get inky today!

33 comments:

Kailash said...

Love the soft coloring, the balloons have great flow as if they are up up and away. A very serene scene you created!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love the fun scene you created and your coloring is terrific!

jengd said...

Lovely scene you've made here! I really like the way you colored the sky!

Sue D said...

FAbulous balloon scene and great coloring.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Gorgeous scene, you showcased the stamps and colors beautifully. TFS

Maria said...

love it

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous coloring and I really love the way you colored your sky!

Yolanda said...

I love the way you created the sky. Will have to try watercolors next time.Thanks.

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful scene you have created! I love the clouds and the soft colors you chose for your palette! TFS!

Yolanda said...

Your colors are great. thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic scene and coloring! A beautiful card!

Iris said...

beautiful card

seaslay said...

I love air balloons and the way you color them is so cheerful. Thanks

Chris Wooten said...

Awesome what fun...I had not heard of that company yet. Love all this fum and inspiration. thanks

chris@iwooten.com

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the colours and the scene you created with these awesome products.

Pam Hornschu said...

Love that wash of color in the background, Krissy! Wonderful layering of color to create movement!

Laura Turcotte said...

Very nice---love those balloons!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Carolina Kathy said...

great card! Looks like a painting.
Carolina Kathy

Rhea Weigand said...

what great detail. Wow

Bunny said...

Lovely colors. Very nice card. Watercolors are an amazing medium.

Denise Bryant said...

Very pretty card... love your coloring!

Barbara said...

I love watercolors and think this is a fabulous card. You did a great job!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card and so fun to think of floating over castles!

bzyPTmom said...

What a fun card--love the gorgeous background and that fun castle. Great job!

Heather Rogers said...

Really Beautiful and airy! You have captured the feel of the scene!

littlebitoftoto said...

So very pretty, I never think I like ballons and then I see a card like this....I DO like them!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Carole said...

Wow! This makes me wish for a summer day. Beautiful coloring on the balloons.

Angelica Chambers said...

Your sky soooooo good! Beautiful billowy clouds for the beautiful balloons to float through as you wave goodbye to the castles below... Wait! Take me too!

Carol said...

Beautiful soft coloring!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Moore said...

I love the little scenes that are made with the balloons. Thank you.

Janis said...

Your card takes me to a magical kingdom!!