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Thursday, February 24, 2011

SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 - Shower of Blossoms

Hey there, I'm back with day 2 of the Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peeks.  Today I'm sharing my most favoritest (hmmm...is that even a word?) set in the whole release!  It's called Shower of Blossoms.

If you want to work on your coloring...this is the set for you!  I sat down to color these images and totally got in the zone and spaced everything out around me.  Don't let the detail freak you out though.  Illustrator, Marianne Walker, gives some awesome coloring tips for this image on her blog, I Like Markers.



Copic coloring:

Umbrella; BG99, BG96, BG93, E37, E35, E34  Bunnies:  RV21, RV00, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, E31, C2, C1, 0  Flowers:  R01, R00, YG05, YG03  Bushes:  YG97, YG95, YG91, YG23, YG21, G82  Ground:  W5, W4, W3, W2, W0, W00, E31  Shadow:  C3, C2, C1, C0  Rocks:  W4, W3, W0, W00, E31  Sky:  B24, B23, B21, B000

OMGosh...this is only the second time that I've used the X-Press It Blending Card from Copic.  Wow...how can paper be so freakin' amazing!?!  I could color all day long on that stuff and my colors wouldn't bleed!  And blending???  Forget about it!  Seriously awesome paper!  I definitely need to get some more of that stuff!


Copic coloring:

Flowers:  R01, R00, R000, R0000, YG05, YG03  Pot:  BG99, BG96, BG93, R01, R00, R000, R0000, YG05, YG03  Bunnies:  RV21, RV00, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, E31, C2, C1, 0  Ground:  W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, E31, C00  Sky:  B24, B23, B21, B000






I wanted the image to be what stood out on these cards so I didn't do much with the layout.  Layers were cut from Basic Black, Fern and Neenah.  The Neenah layer was embossed and sponged with Blush Blossom.  To create the matting around the image, some of the layers were run through the Big Shot with a Nestie.  They were cut down the middle then adhered to each side of the image.  Rhinestones from my stash complete each of the cards.
Copic coloring:

Skin:  R00, E02, E01, E00, E000, E15, E13, E11  Hair:  N10, N8, N6, N4, N2, N0  Flowers:  R01, R00, R000, R0000, YG05, YG03  Clothes:  BG99, BG96, BG93, R01, R00, R000, R0000  Bunnies:  RV21, RV00, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, E31, C2, C1, 0  Ground:  W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, C00  Sky:  B24, B23, B21, B000

Okey-dokey...well, that's it for me today.  Make sure you leave a comment before you go!  The comments that you leave on my blog (and all of the participating blogs) yesterday, today and tomorrow will count towards your chance to win blog candy.  To be eligible, please make sure that you include your contact information when you comment.  The contest will close on Saturday, February 26, at midnight.  Comment daily for more chances to win!

Don't forget to stop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to share a little love!  Here are the links...

Amber Hillman
Bev Gerard
Deb Felts
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Stagg
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Latrice Murphy
Lori McAree
Melyssa Connolly
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Stephanie Serrano
Tammie Edgerton <== That's me!


Thanks for stopping by!




SUPPLIES
STAMPS:  OCL's Shower of Blossoms
PAPER:  X-Press It Blending Card; Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Fern; SU Basic Black
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Blush Blossom
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8; Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; sponge; Sakura Clear Glaze Pen; rhinestones from my stash; adhesive; Glue Dots
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECTS:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

30 comments:

Heather McNally said...

Wonderful cards! Your coloring is amazing!

Marthamh2 said...

The coloring on the cards is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

All Stunning!

Kendra said...

JAW-DROPPING! These are amazing! YOU are amazing!

amazonmother said...

These colors are spectacular! Awesome Tam!

Pam said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!

Indya said...

Great work -- Your coloring is FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for sharing =)

Barbara Moore said...

Oh my gosh - Absolutely wonderful coloring and the card are beautiful. I can't wait to get this set!

Gale Varland said...

Every time I look at one of your cards, I am more amazed by your coloring. Images like this are the perfect canvas for you. They just let your style and artistry shine through.
Thanks for sharing. :)

Kisa Peters said...

Hey...these look familiar! : ) GORGEOUS AS EVER!!

Lillian Child said...

Wonderful coloring! I adore these bunnies!

croppixie said...

OMG!! Your colouring is amazing! Fantastic.

Candy said...

Awesome coloring and detail! Wow!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! This set is beautiful, and your coloring is amazing :D

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!!!....these are SOOOOO beautifully colored. Wow Wow Wowwww!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh - BEAUTIFUL coloring job! WOW! Thanks for all the details to help us improve our coloring skills. These bunny images are really intricate and adorable.

Sue D said...

Fabulous coloring and thanks for the review of the paper.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my word, your coloring is INCREDIBLE, Tammie!!! I could just sit and stare all day...

Bev Gerard said...

Both of these a absolutely remarkable, Tammie! Gorgeous color work ... Wow!

~Bev

Donna said...

How beautiful are these images! I love a Chinese theme and these bunnies are adorable! Your coloring is beautiful!

Donna said...

Beautiful card. I love the coloring!

Joan V said...

Oh how beautiful. Let me pick my jaw up off the floor. Hehehe. Your coloring is awesome and I am sure the artist of this set is beaming with joy at what you did with her illustrations. The bunnies under the umbrella is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day. :)

Dori said...

Stunning!! Absolutely stunning!! Your coloring is just beyond amazing!!

bernietom47 said...

These are Stunning!!! Your coloring is spot on beautiful! Gorgeous!!!!
Blessings Bernie

Ronnie said...

Your cards are SO beautiful! You have an amazing talent for coloring!

Wendy said...

These are soo Stunning!! Your coloring is outstanding!!

Wendy,aka Roo

Anniebee said...

Wow!!! These cards are gorgeous! The design is exactly what stands out on them because you did such a fabulous job coloring them! I'm definitely going to have to try some of that paper you mentioned. I have been using Gina K but if the Copic paper works better, I'm all about it! Thanks for the link to the coloring tutorial too. I'm a new follower and love your blog.

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

FibreJunky said...

Wow!! Your colouring on these images is just stunning!!! I remember seeing the first image on Marianne's blog. I am seriously impressed. All 3 cards are staggeringly beautiful. Just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Muchos Gracias for your blog post. Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog article.Really thank you! Want more.

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