Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome to the Class Act/Chapel Road Blog Hop.

Welcome to the first Class Act/Chapel Road Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from the talented Gini's blog, you're in the right place. If not, you might want to start at the Class Act Insider  so as not to miss out on any of the great art work from the team.

You will see the newest releases from both of these lines on this hop. Our Theme will be BRIGHT COLORS, any bright combination.  Please leave a comment on every project of each design team member, and have your name entered into the draw to win a free rubber stamp from our Class Act line of stamps. If you leave a comment on each of the Design Team member's projects, that will give you 7 chances to win. A random winner will be chosen. Below is the order to hop around! The blog hop will end on Thursday August 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and the winner announced the following day.


Class Act Insider
Suzanne
Sheila
Holly
Gini
Barbara -You're HERE
Chelsea

With a theme of bright colors, I immediately knew which stamps I wanted to feature on my card. I had fallen in love with the new release -- Harlequin. To begin my card, I stamped the Harlequin on white cardstock. I just love the detailed lines of the character. I used Creative Inspirations Paints to paint the image because I thought that the shimmer would add to the bright comic look of the character. The sentiment panel behind the harlequin was first dry embossed using a brass stencil and a stylus. Then I used the brass stencil to stencil white paint over the diamonds. I stamped the sentiment on that panel. On the orange panel, I stamped the  mask and some of the words from the set randomly all over. All of the layers were adhered to an ivory card base.

I hope you'll leave a comment here for a chance to win and then head over to Chelsea's blog for the last stop on the hop. Thanks for stopping by.

20 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Love the colors on your image and background. Everything really pops and shows off the harlequin beautifully!

Jennifer Roach said...

Thanks for sharing this card. Perfect combination of stamps.

Anonymous said...

Wow you did a fabulous job with Harlequin. Love the colour combo.
Sue Allen

Ellie said...

You've done a fabulous job on making this card!! I love the colors!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow! My mouth fell open when I realized your painted that clown! Wonderful, wonderful job! Beautiful card.

Barbara said...

Wonderful choice of colors and stamp! Great card!

happyone said...

Wonderful card Barbara, just love your talent!
Hugs, Sheila B

craftystamper said...

Wonderful, wonderful card. Not only are the colours bright, but there is lots of texture, and a variety of techniques are used. Love it.

Sandy said...

Your work on the clown is absolutely fabulous! Then you chose such great bright colours in your backgrounds to set it off.

SherylH said...

That is a great image of the jester and the use of the embossed diamond background suits it perfectly.

Chookarooni said...

A very fitting card for the stamp - and so many layers!

Theresa said...

I really like the background on this card. It really makes the image pop.

Di's Place said...

What a cool card

McStamper said...

What a neat card. Love the colors.

beadz said...

This card turned out so fun!
hugs,
Gini

Donna said...

It's a wonderful card down to every little detail! The colors are superb. My favorite part is the background using the stylus, brilliant coloring, and the stencil. Very pretty! The other stamps used are so full of texture in the coloring. Very innovative! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Somerville said...

How fun! Love the colors and BG!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Such a great card. Really like the harlequin background you created to go with it.

jennifer said...

really neat, love the Pierrot.

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful creative style you have! Fabulous creativity!