Friday, January 8, 2010

Move over Herbie...

a new love bug is in town and her name is Anya. ;)

Greetings and salutations to you this fine Friday.
I told you that you would be seeing Karate Anya's head popping up on some different bodies before too long and now that day has arrived. :)
This first time out I've mixed her not only with Dress Me Anya's body and dress but also Angel Anya's arms to get that great giggly look. Is it weird to say I love an Anya's head? Because I do, LOL... she was so much fun to put together!
The card base is also 'frankensteined' together from a bunch of different pieces in a Basic Grey card kit that weren't necessarily intended to go together but ... what can I say? I like to fiddle with things. :)

And since this week's Anyone for Anya Challenge is 'anything goes', I'm thinkin' this will work for that.

Now, I have to share... sweet miss Donna just gifted me with some Paper Trey Ink cardstock for me to stamp and color on and at first I didn't think it would be that much of a difference from the Georgia Pacific I've been using... I mean, cardstock is cardstock right? WRONG! OMGosh, I started using it yesterday and as I'm coloring there was absolutely no color bleed (something I've had to account for constantly with the GP) and the blends are soooooo smooth! I look at Anya's face and it looks pillow soft... truly, I want to reach out and poke her like the Pillsbury Dough Boy LOL! I love it! And now I'm afraid there will be no going back for me... I'm a PTI convert. Thanks again Donna... I may just have to send you a card so you can see the difference. :)

Alrighty I'm back to the world of all work and no play... well, some play otherwise... uhhh... you know how the rest of the saying goes. ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Paper Trey Ink
card base, strips, alphas and chipboard ladybug (Basic Grey)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (digi Karate Anya, Dress Me Anya and dress, Angel Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Prima Got Flowers
gems- Doodlebug, Hero Arts and Kaiser Craft
Copic Spica clear glitter pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E35, E99, E37, E29
dress- RV32, RV34, RV19, RV69, YG21, YG23

39 comments:

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy, she is soooo sweet. I just love this card. The colors and her sweet little hands...I love it! I see what you mean about her face. She does look like a cherub....lol...I think you have made need to purchase the karata Anya. I sooo wish she was rubber though. I have never tried the PTI for my Copics. I guess I'll have to give it a try. Have a great day at work. Lisa G

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fabulous!!! I'm just getting some things done and prepared and then soon I'll be getting some Anyas altered myself.

Love the colours on this one, and Anya is soooooo cute!

I really want to try the PTI cardstock...hmmm, I feel a spending spree coming on. LOL!

Kit said...

I love this card and very fabulously altered

margie c said...

I'm a huge Herbie fan! My dad and I use to watch them all when I was a kid :)
Adorable card! Love how you stamped Anya together, she's a beauty!
Doesn't PTI CS rock?!?! I converted a few months ago! I refuse to buy anything else to color on ;)
TGIF :*)
~ margie

MicheyMoo said...

Awwww.....now who doesn't love a cute reference to good ol' Herbie.
Anya is definitely a cutie-pie and I love, love, love how you've made a brand newy all for yourself by mixing a few together.
Gonna be brave enough to do that for myself one of these days.
Hope your day is a great one. Today is my last official holiday (not counting the weekend), back to the grind on Monday. :)
(And Summer has finally arrived down here...just in time for me to miss whilst I'm at work.....bummed.)

Kris said...

Amy, you ROCKED this card!! i'm struck by the LOVE BUG!!! this is so fridgin' AWESOME! how cute is she!!! your talent so diversified and creativity, well beyond an explanation... Fabulous card girl!!! i'm so in love with it! =D hugs, Kris

kadie said...

This is FaNtastic!! How can you not love Anya's head? :) Have a great weekend, Amy!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

Oo, such an adorable card!!! I love it, so cute :)! Thanks for sharing :)! Have a great weekend!

donna mikasa said...

Kelly directed me to PTI cardstock and I was hoping you'd love it. Enjoy...and continue to dazzle us, no matter what you use!

Another great alteration....Love Karate Anya's 'do! And I can't help but think that Ruby's facial expression looks a lot like Emma Pillsbury.....

Angela said...

She is so cute Amy!!! I have tried PTI once and I have tried Gina K's Cs. I do Like the PTI better. But for the price I also buy GP!! I am loving your valentine card!!
Hugs
Angela

Rachel said...

I think PTI, Gina K and Prism Simply Smooth are all comparable, I'm glad that you are a convert!!!

She's just ADORABLE! The colors are great, I love her hair and her little hands are just too cute.

RiNNE said...

You are the BEST at alterations-- and whatever you plan turns out so cool! Love this 'lovebug' Anya. Thought for a second there that this was a new release! Hehe! Cutie's hair and pose are just adorable! Glad you found PTI; Gina K is pretty good too!

Jenny said...

Hi Amy,
Love what you did with the karate Anya digi. She's so cute!

Jenny
crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

WickedPixie said...

She is darling!!! I love how you can do that with TGF images - I was so thrilled when I realized they were all the same size so you could easily transfer items and parts (and I am just twisted enough that I really enjoy cutting them apart and putting them back together again!! Hee Hee!) I am SO glad you got to try PTI!! Nothing else even compares for coloring as far as I am concerened (and I ordered a bit of everything I could get my hands on when I first started Copic coloring!) :-)Traci

HazelQ said...

Such a cutie pie!! Love this stamp :) nice coloring!
Hugs
Hazel

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the little gems in her hair!

1LuvnMama said...

I luv the altered looked Amy! And I'm a convert too to PTI! I've used the copic paper (expensive), and GP (which sometimes bleeds), then bought PTI! Doesn't it just work great! Happy Friday! :)

Susie Sugar said...

Simply Stunning so Sassy !!
Love it
Hugs Susie xx

Shirley N said...

You are just too good Amy, all the possibilities! Cute cute on the altering, luv your card!

crafty amy said...

This has to the cutest frankenstien I have ever seen :D she is so cute and I am loving the sound of that paper I can't wait to see what you have been doing with it your colouring is so amazing anywayI can not believe it could be any better.

Hugs

Amy xx

Tessa said...

beautiful card!!!

Denise said...

So PRETTY! Love this very Adorable image, so cute! You colored her se well. I MUST get that image...LOL
Have a great weekend.
Aloha & Hugs,
Denise

Leanne said...

Great alterations, pretty cute card Amy! I'm always one for cutting and pasting those cute Anya stamps.. Thanks for the tip on the paper, looking to try new paper is always a plus. Will have to purchase some to see the difference from what I'm currently using.. Happy Friday!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... this is super duper adorable, Amy!! Love it!!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Mary said...

She's so cute , I love the way you change heads LOL!! and for the paper I always use Papertrey is the best for me.

Sammi said...

oooh.. this is GORGEOUS Amy!!! xxx
mm... might have to investigate PTI!

Alice Wertz said...

isn't Donna the sweetest?? PTI cardstocks are awesome for coloring!! so glad that you love it!! =)

You have made the karate Anya soooooooo cute!! love it! thanks for reminding me that I should poll out that set of paper to play with..... =)

Have a great weekend!!

itsabrt said...

Amy the way you manipulate stamps is just incredible! What a fantastic card! Beth

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW I always just adore your inspiration and when you alter an image, I love it even more as you have gone and made it that little more your own! Gorgeous colouring as always, love it!
Hugs Kel xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Just adorable! I love her head too, but have so far resisted the temptation to add her to my collection.

Kelly Booth said...

She is SOOOOOOOO cute!! Ha!! I was Hoping you wopuld convert....Yay for Donna!!! PTI rocks......

moccavanila said...

OMG...She is soooo cute! YouROCK,Amy!
I'm so amazed...you make up tomboy girl [karate anya] become a sweet bug!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great layout, lovely colouring and I adore the hairdo!!

Love from AFA?!

Renata

scrapn_momof2 said...

Your card is adorable. I may have to try PTI for my Copics as well. I am currently using GP and having the same bleeding issues. Thanks for the tip.

Tammi said...

Adorable!! Great altering, as always, and how sweet she is with the flowers in her hair! I use Neenah and PTI, love both!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG she is ADORABLE.... Just an FYI, PTI cardstock is Neenah brand, just repackaged, from what I hear. They use the 110 lb, which is wonderful. I actually buy the Neenah 80 lb in White and Cream and i LOVE it. Email me if you want to know where I get it from ;) LOVE what you did w/ her!!! She' SO sweet..a lovebug indeed!

Alex said...

Great card, cute stamp :) Love the colours and flowers in her hair.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Gosh she is just as cute as a button. I love the flowers in her hair. I also LOVE PTI. I still use Neenah for my images just because the PTI does soak up a lot of marker ink. I also love how your "Lovebug" goes with the love bug paper.