Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7-20-10 Blog Candy!

Hi everybody,
I have some blog candy for you. Just make a comment on this blog to win a swell prize. After I receive 100 comments, the winner will receive the hand painted card shown in the previous blog entry titled Hand Painted Card. In addition to the card made by me, you will receive everything needed to reproduce it, the set of Origami Crane stamps, paint, brush (a new one!), embossing powder, embossing inkpad, cardstock and Copper Pearl Pen. Good Luck!

83 comments:

1922 Designs by bev allaire said...

will I be the first post - we'll see. As usual - love it Michael.

Bev A

Sandra said...

WOW! Great blog candy! Thanks for the inspiration and fun!
Sandra

Diana said...

Awesome blog candy.....looks like a fun technique....Thanks bunches :)

B said...

Thank you for your generosity - sharing the techniques and blog candy too!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful technique! I can't wait to try it. Donna
craftangel20@hotmail.com

jjwoolz said...

Smashing card Michael! Thank you for something else fun to do with your crane, love it!

jennifer said...

absolutely yummy candy!!! the kind that would make you want more and more ;-) gorgeous card!

Scrap That said...

This card is beautiful and looks like it is a lot of fun to make!
Thank you for the generosity and opportunity to win a fabuous prize!

sockamom13 said...

love this technique! as usual love the art. Have to try this one!

Sarah Stainback said...

Wow Michael, you've done it again! Great candy,
and wonderful card.
Sarah Stainback

Anonymous said...

I love this Michael. Thanks for sharing with us. Gayle Robb (grobb@comcast.net)

gingerbaby said...

This looks sooo cool. I can't wait to try it.
hugs,
Brooke
bbassett1@frontier.com

dorism6220 said...

You always have such great ideas!

Jill P said...

Such beautiful colors!

mandy said...

fun card and cool colors

Trena in Naperville said...

I really dig the colors! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this card Mike.
Would love to win it.
This is the second time I have posted this. The other was the first comment. Wonder why it vanished.
Let's see if it stays in this time.
mary l.
marmar4@comcast.net

Dorothy said...

I want to try this technique as soon as I gather the materials I'll need!

Debbie said...

Wow, I found more than one place to leave a comment. Does that mean that I have twice the chances to win? I really love your work and would be so happy to receive the materials to do this.
Debbie in LA

cgl1539 said...

Woohoo what a great candy prize.

Hetty said...

Great card and such a fun technique, Mike!

momzilajn said...

Great idea! and you are very brave, doing this technique on the nice kitchn table with only a paper towel! LOL. I would need the whole table covered with paper, and I would still make a mess! LOl.

Diana said...

Michael,
You make things that look so beautiful and very complicated look soooo easy. I just love this. Thanks for sharing

Smullis said...

I love the card. The construction of the background is brilliant. You always have such great ideas!

Erika (for Arianna :) said...

Wow, you really are good! I wish I had that talent :)

Jennifer S. said...

The card is fabulous. And thanks for the opportunity to win some great products!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mike,
Once again I am adding a comment ... not sure where you want them to be as there are several comment opportunities among these pictures. Really like your work. I've been looking at so many of the examples on the Yahoo group.
Thanks for sharing.
Shirley Wilson

Booknplays said...

I love this. I need to go get some acrilyc paints!

Plumcrazy56 said...

Oooh, my favorite colors! You make it look so easy, Mike. Thank you for your blog candy offerings. I'm more of a "looky loo" than a poster, but I do use the techniques I learn from you.

Queen of Dishing said...

Great card!

bastelkatze38 said...

Wow, this technic looks very good and I really must try this.

Chel said...

me, me, me! (pretty pretty please)

Love all you do!

dmackeartlady said...

Hey Mike! Another good way of using up your leftovers!! And who would know?!

Linda said...

What a great card, and I really love the colors. Have a great day. Linda E.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours and the card!

Heidi (wiggleshw@yahoo.ca)

Erin-Joi said...

The card is lovely! Just the inspiration I need as I gather journal stuff for a trip.

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Mike, I'd be honored to get a card made by you! It's beautiful, and you made me want to use colors on paper. TFS and thanks for the chance to win. You're one of a kind!
Dorly Weitzen

Miranda said...

Hell Mike, love your card and use of technique and colors! Great!
There is a lot of movement in the card and the bird is centered in the middle! Keeps me in my mind that I must be centered among the chaos of life!
Creative greetings of Miranda

Jan Hobbs said...

Mike, I'm always inspired by your designs and stamps. Having a number of the stamps gives me lots of choice when I sit down to make cards.
Jan

Ann D said...

Another great card by Michael Strong. What a great idea. I can hardly wait to try this technique so I hope I win.

Natasja said...

This technique looks great, just like your card!

Cyndy said...

What a fabulous card!!! Love, love, love the technique and can't wait to get my paints out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love this technique. Would be thrilled to be the lucky winner.

pat-czap

Anonymous said...

Your card and technique are just wonderful. What an interesting and colorful background that I can hardly wait to try. Everytime you come up with something new, you go over the top. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

due to a major career change and accompanying educatin, I have little time to stamp. This project however, is a must-do for me ! Thanks. mike@janenrenate.nl

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike as usuall you make it look so easy. Beautiful card!
Rosie(gramig05)

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the textures. Thanks for the chance to win

Kris said...

I love this technique. I've been playing with it to a degree for a scrappage accent.

Ori said...

Beautiful Art!!
thanks for sharing the technique on how to make this art and for the chance to win.
Fell in love with this crane stamp the first time I saw it on flickr tonight. I hope I'll win :)

texcinlulu said...

Beautiful!
Love this technique.
Great color combo.
Hope I win.

linda said...

I love making my own background papers and this looks like something I have to try. Winning the makings would be great.

carrie said...

Thanks for the wonderful classes this weekend at Memories Live On in Cupertino. I love each of the cards that I made. Look forward to your next visit. Great candy, thanks for the chance to win.

dianelynn said...

Wow Michael! What a great giveaway! I was just coming to your blog for some inspiration and I think I found it! That hand painted card is what I'm going to try right now.
Thanks for the chance to win!
~Diane
dianelynn(at)optonline(dot)net

Dorothy said...

This card is magnificent. I'd love to be able to duplicate it.

Dot

nan said...

Mike: I love this card. Your work
is amazing. I would love to win
the candy. Thanks for your many
hints and directions.
Jean K.

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card! It is truly a work of ART! Thanks for sharing the directions on your blog!
Laura H.

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! Looking forward to your upcoming classes in Monrovia!
Ebony
modeg3@yahoo.com

Irene said...

Beautiful card! I love your techniques and style. Thanks for the chance to win.

olamama said...

Beautiful card and what great blog candy, I would love to win, thank you for your generosity Mike.

Ron said...

Great technique and a simply gorgeous card, Mike!!

Pam Herold said...

wowie! love this card and the technique. Would love to win the chance to make it myself. Thanks for the chance.

NancyS said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card. The background is AWESOME; can't wait to try your technique. Thanks, Mike, for posting the step-by-step...and for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Yolanda said...

What a beautiful card with a wonderful technique Mike. And what an unique chance to win this candy. Wow, oh, I love it.

Jan Ooms said...

I am not into paisley, but this is just such an elegant card and box Mike. Love it.

tlgirl353 said...

Mike- Yummy, yummy candy! I'd love to win this package!

Lynn G said...

HI Mike - I am having a haphazard summer .. not home much and company here when I am at home, so my crafting is on hold quite a lot of the time. I love your stamps and projects and am looking forward to replicating this card.

Lori said...

What a great project! Would absolutely love to win!! Thanks and God bless! Lori in Augusta, GA
lori082259@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a fun project - I just love doing messy backgrounds that turn out to look a hundred dollars hugs Leo in the UK

Lori said...

Wow! What a beautiful card and great blog candy. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Lori

Catherine Kraft said...

Love your card and oh how I'd love to win your wonderful blog candy. I haven't been able to get any of your stamps yet and I'd love to be able to play. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

Blessings,

Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Cynthia H said...

This is something I can do if I try. Your projects are exciting to my eyes. I really appreciate your detailed instructions. Thanks for the chance to win. --cmhawkins

1922 Designs by bev allaire said...

ok now there is just three more to go :) love it!

Firenze said...

Gosh what a lovely card and set of candy! TFS it with us - I'm going to have to try those brush stokes myself!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

AnnetteD said...

Love it - and will definitely try this one too

Kentang said...

Hi Mike,

i wanted to buy the origami crane stamp set for some time now. So i give this a try.

Antoinette

Loes said...

What an amazing idea to make such a beautiful card with paint. I like it very much. You can use all the colors you like. GREAT!!

Inge said...

Ooooh.... Yes! I like this blog candy very, very much!

Greetings Inge

LammieLu said...

Amazing!!! I love the colors. Purple and aqua are two of my favorites. Mixing with the black and red just make it stupendous.
thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

Wish a day was twice as long so I could try this out toooo.
Carla

Monica-FC said...

that would be a great technique to try. so colorful and different. thank you for a chance to win.
Monica
moroni_44484@yahoo.com

Carole Miller said...

I thought I left a comment a long time ago but the system didn't seem to take it. Love the card and the colors. The cranes are neat.

Carole Miller

Cindy N. said...

Just found your site and blog. Your projects are so cool and beautiful. I would like to be added to the chance to win your blog candy please. Thank you so much for the chance to win and for sharing your creativity.

sandyh said...

it's been a while since i've checked out your blog....so i don't know if you have already decided the winner here? love this technique and tried it out. i didn't think i liked the background paper i made but when it is cut out and assembled, it looks like a million bucks!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net