Saturday, December 18, 2010

Make It Crafty Blog Hop

We are blog hopping today to reveal some absolutely gorgeous new images from Make It Crafty "The Secret Garden Collection" that you will be able to incorporate with all of your favorite characters. They have been designed for ‘Spring and Love’ so they are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Friendships and more. Along the way you need to look for puzzle pieces. They won’t be on every post so you need to keep an eye out for them. The puzzle pieces make up one of the NEW images. At the end of the hop there will be an email form where you can submit your answer. This is so that your answer is private. All the correct answers will be placed into a draw in the order that they are received and random winners will be chosen. Also when you make it all the way to the end our big surprise will be revealed.

You should have arrived here from Ruby's blog, if not return to Zoe's blog and start at the beginning. For my post today, I have created a scene using 3 of the new images. 


Using Adobe Photoshop Elements, I combined Petals and Palings,The Ivy Swing and Daffodil Dell to create what I call My Secret Garden.  Doesn't it look like a great place to relax.  I printed the images onto Cryogen paper with my inkjet printer then used my Copic markers, a lot of Copic markers, lol.  I airbrushed the sky and just a bit in the grass/dirt area.  Finished size is 8.25" square.

But that is not the only way to win, there are SEVEN hidden prizes along the way that could be rubber or digital stamps so make sure you leave a comment as you hop to ensure you have a chance at winning additional prizes! Place our blog hop blinkie on your blog for even more chances to win! Make sure you comment on every post as we will randomly select a commenter from a random post and if they have the blinkie on their blog they will win a choice of one rubber stamp and one digi stamp from the new collection.

Over $200 Worth of Prizes to be Won!!
1st prize - Rubber Collection
2nd prize - Whole Digital Collection (10 digital stamps)
3rd Prize - Four digital Stamps from the collection
The hop will end Friday 24th and the main winners will be announced Christmas Day!
Random winners will be announced at a later date.

So now it is time to move on to Sheila's blog.  Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your puzzle piece.  Good luck and enjoy the hop.

103 comments:

Karen W said...

This is beautiful!! Great combination of images and coloring!

Marley said...

Wow! I love this scene you created and your coloring is FANTASTIC!! Thanks for this great hop.. hugs x Marley

Annika said...

There's so many good ideas on your card, love how you have repeated and positioned the images to create a seamless scene!
Hugs
Annika

Linda Peterson said...

I always love looking at your work---It is absolutely beautiful as usual!

Larisa said...

It is adorable!!! very nice and gentle image))

Tara said...

WOW!! A true feast for the eyes! One creation, three images!! These all work perfectly together and your layout is divine.... thanks so much for sharing ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Oksana said...

So gentle colors! Wonderful card!

Дашик said...

Beautiful Project!!Thank you so much for sharing!

BlackBird said...

This scene is fantastic.

Auntie Em said...

So pretty! It looks so serene and peaceful. What a lot of nice colours you used on it. Awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing! :o)

Elsina said...

Love the coloring and set up of the scene!

Гульназ said...

Cool project! Super!

michele hileman said...

I just love it all the images are great together

Nannieflash said...

Sandy this is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured to. Very serene. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Sandy - love how combine all the images! Have a great weekend!

Angela said...

I love how you combined so many images for you Secret Garden! This is wonderful! Beautiful coloring! hugs, Angela

Amanda R said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! Great job!

Debra said...

Beautiful Thanks for the inspiration!TFS and thanks so much for the hop!

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Lil Sis said...

Looks fabulous I definetely would love to be relaxing there, you have created an amazing scene.
Hugs Beccy x

Вероника said...

Originally, just and peaceful combination of colors!

yvonne said...

Love your creation! So much to look at
Yvonne x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

So clean and sweet! Love it!

Juliep said...

This is very pretty. Love the image and your coloring.

Christina C. said...

How extraordinarily special! Your card is gorgeous.

Mote said...

Sandy I'm glad to be with you as a team :)))) I hope we will be friends and cooperate :)))) I hit your hand on the pictures! Beautiful song. We have done a wonderful blog-hop!

Patricia said...

Very pretty Sandy I love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing.
~Patricia

~Vittory~ said...

lovely card which is full of peacefulness!!!

Renkata said...

Such a divine gardan, beautifly coloured.

Ina said...

What a beautiful scene you created ith these digi's. Super!

Kiksisworld said...

I like your scene. Wonderfull job with the coloring!

Hugs
Kiksi

Tracy said...

These images are just amazing and your combination is just beautiful!

Cathy said...

Beautiful scene. It's just lovely!!!

Hugz,
Cathy Lee

FitterTwit said...

Such great coloring... good job!

Bettina said...

love the scene! a beautiful card. hugs

Kim Kelley said...

That is gorgeous! You are extremely talented!

Dana said...

What a great place to hang out and enjoy the birds and flowers! Lovely!!
Hugs~
Dana

Rene said...

Gorgeous! So wonderfully created!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Creativity with Dawn said...

I love the scene and it is wonderfully colored. I want to go to that place and spend some time there!!

Natacha said...

Oh i just love what you did with the images!! you did a great job

Sandy said...

Sweet Card Sandy -- I've just jumped into winter and it looks like you all are swinging in to Spring!
sandy

Chrissy said...

Lovely coloring,you are all so clever. Loving the hop.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Pat Moore said...

Loving the blog hop. I wouldn't have know about it except I read it in your blog. Your coloring and detail is wonderful.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Absolutely stunning work!
cporter519 at yahoo dot come

Zvenit said...

Hi! Never tryed scrap-boking before - but this idea is so interesting! So just want to have a wonderful walk through the amasing blogs. Thank you!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Gorgeous and so beautifully coloured too.
Rebecca Minor
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Frea said...

Hi Sandy, how cleverly done!! Such a pretty picture!! Greetings, Frea

LINDA W. said...

What a great scene you made with
three images...great coloring

Julia (Myshilda) said...

The combination of images is beautiful! So is the colouring! love the result so much!

Lynette said...

Great job with the photoshop, the images go together seemlessly. Beautiful coloring and I've been wanting to try that airbrushing one day.

Carisa said...

this is awesome. i love how you combined the images to create this scene. your coloring is flawless!!

Aussie Loz said...

oh wow, this is so pretty - who needs Tilda! ♥

Judy said...

Love what you did with the images. Makes you want to sit in the swing and take in the beautiful surroundings. Look outside and all I see is snow. Thanks for your talent.

Mandy said...

Sandy this is beautiful, so pretty
hugs Mandy xx

dmbennett said...

Beautiful scene. Love the way you used the images and how you colored them. Soooo great....

Gunvor said...

Hi!
I love the scene you've created. Beautiful coloring.
Gunvor E

Anneke said...

Beautiful card Sandy!!
Hugs Anneke

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! It looks like a wonderfully relaxing place.

Jennifer

Valgut said...

9a sent le printemps ! Très jolies couleurs qui donnent envie de mettre le nez dehors ! Mais en France, c'est que de la neige...
Bonne scrap'continuation
Valérie

Connie C said...

Sandy, What a calm and peaceful place you have created. I think I want to visit there every day! Great design, and excellent choice of images. Makes me realize how versatile this set is! Thanks for the great inspiration. :-)

Viv said...

Sandy this is an amazing bit of digi manipulation! Love how you've combined so much to create a beautiful garden! Viv xx

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous piece of art Sandy and so detailled!

gina g said...

Beautiful creation the garden looks so peaceful too. luv gina xx

Crafteezee said...

You are always so inspirational Sandy, love your scene, you made it look so easy! Hugs Tracy x

KimberleyG said...

Very pretty scene, nicely done!

Lenoria said...

Sandy, I love your scene and I have enjoyed this blog hop! With all the various parts of the world when it comes to "art" we all blend so perfect together.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so much work Sandy, but my goodness it's gorgeous!

Zoe said...

Sandy you are the most amazing scene creator. I just love how you placed the fence on top of each other to create one long one. Brilliant idea. And the colouring! My gosh, it is so perfect that one could imagine it is a printed poster. I am so happy to have you on this fabulous team. hugs xxooo

Marie (Mazz) said...

just so BRILLIANT...I love that fence and the whole scene is breathtaking, the colouring is perfection :)

Laney said...

This is very pretty!

Nikki said...

you've combined these together perfectly it's gorgeous :)
hugs Nikki C

Charlene said...

wow you did a fantastic job combining and coloring the images...it is a wonderful piece of art that you have created. Thanks so much for sharing. I wish you a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas season.

emmanuelle061180 said...

très joli coloriage!! Bravo!!

THERESA said...

Sandy, this is so amazing, would not mind sitting in (your) secret garden........lol, your detail is stunning as always !! lotsa luv

Millinda said...

ооо похоже на сад моей мамы! ей бы очень понравилось=) и мне нравиться!

Sheila said...

You totally rock my friend!! you are the Queen of scenes for me there is no other!!.
This is just awesome Yoda, love all those images together perfection!.
Merry Christmas my lovely cyber friend, hope you & Zeke have a wonderful festive time <3.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Diane said...

What a beautiful, peaceful scene you've created! These images are so beautiful!
Diane x

Janiel/ janny said...

Whast beautiful painting/coloring Sandy!!!
hugs, Janiel

Ms. Jen said...

These are just so beautiful combined together! Happy Holidays!

Pastila said...

Great! Great! You spent much time for this work! Bravo!

Tini said...

OMG Sandy - what a fantastic coloring..and what a great work. Love your card!
Hugs Tini

Bente said...

Wonderful combining!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card and love all the colors. Edna

CardArTart said...

Oh Sandy, can I come sit in your secret garden, it's so very serene!

Gab said...

Wow, your secret garden is just amazing. Love how you combined a few images and your coluring is fantastic!

alethea said...

I love how you have combined all these images to make this scene!! Just gorgeous!!

Julye said...

Beautiful scene you can just imagine a child has just left the swing and run into the house for tea, and almost see the swing gently moving. Thanks for sharing and merry christmas.

RubyM:) said...

HI Sandty nicley done combining all the images are so clever.YOU COLOR LIKE FROM A STORY BOOK WOW!!!!!!!!!this is just amasing hun,RubyM:)

Only By His Grace said...

Such an adorable scene Sandy.
It has such a serene feel to it.
Your coloring is beautiful
Hugs Maz

Sherry said...

This is one of the nicest uses of the background images. I love it.

Olya Mariage, said...

Who will come to this beautiful garden with sweet birds? May be me... in my dreams:)) It is fantastic!

tati4ka said...

Hi Sandy, the scene you created is really fantastic and very romantic! I'd like to go on your swings!

Mystery said...

Здорово раскрашено!

Shannon said...

I just love your creation. AWESOME!!!!!

Lorraine said...

wow wow wow this is awesome i love it xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very lovely, but the swing looks a little lonely too.

M.J. Rutledge said...

Gorgeous scene. I want to be the one to be sitting on that swing.

RuthAnn said...

Very cute, takes you away from the snow to a warmer, more relaxed time. Great coloring and detail. Thank you for sharing.

usmc_honey said...

adorable. i love the way that you have colored the image.

Beth said...

Very sweet card! I love your blog header picture, too cute!
~Beth

Shirl said...

Such nice coloring and the airbrushing is a great addition. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon in Arizona said...

I LOVE your garden, Sandy. It looks so peaceful, and must smell wonderful. I can just see myself sitting in that swing. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a WONDERFUL Holiday. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Светлана В.С. said...

Beautiful! I like it a lot.
I like the stamps like that.

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, you are so clever combining all those images and your colouring is amazing.

Thankyou for the opportunity to win goodies on your 1st Blog Hop.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year