This is Barbara and for my card today, I used Lily Pad by DoveArt Designs.
Even though there are flowers, I thought I would create a masculine
card so I picked out some papers with greens and browns. I also used
some Balsa wood in the layering to bring in some natural elements.
Another warm weather friend for you today...but I wouldn't give it a hug. This tall Cactus is a fun one to color. I did the background using glossy yardstick and the Copic airbrush system. It is a fun way to make paper that coincides with the stamp you are coloring.
I love using tip to pallet to bring a second color into the coloring that normally might not blend well together. for this one I added a little R89 with the YG03 to add color to the tips of one of the cactus clusters. Just don't forget to clean off the YG03 before putting it away or you will have a surprise next use.
This is a similar view when you visit parts of Arizona. The red rocks jutting out of the ground like some mars landscape. The heat radiating up and drying you to the core. I wish I could enjoy the beauty from the inside of a air conditioned bubble...oh wait I can....DONT get out of your car. It is a sight to see though. This stamp is now available through C.C.Designs.
I love adding purples or blues over oranges and reds. It really give a pretty accent to colors. Don't think you can't add crazy colors in almost the "normal" to give it that special touch.
Living most of my life on the coast, this brings back so many fond memories. I lived in Oregon, on the coast in Eureka, CA., and in Dutch Harbor, AK...now I live in the hot desert of Arizona (what was I thinking?). I am definitely a coastal girl at heart and look forward to the sound of the seagulls and the crashing of the waves with the sand between my toes and that smell of salty kelp that is drying in the wind. For now I can dream (and color up images) of the sea.
I love this stamp (from C.C. Designs). It is a very calming scenery. I can almost hear the water trickling under the bridge in the stamp Bridge Over Water. It is a quick and easy image to color and makes a great feminine or masculine card depending on the colors chosen for the paper.
Trees with details are so easy to color. Keep in mind you want to keep a highlight to separate the "clusters" of the different positions of the leaf areas to give the illusion of depth. Literally this is just a bunch of fat smooshy dots places over the detail of the stamp, semi-blending from dark to light. This could be a beautiful fall image by just changing the color of the foliage in the trees too.
This is Barbara here and I wanted to share my card from the blog hop release. I used Parrot Duo to create a card I could send for any occasion. Sometimes just sending out a card to say hello is perfect.
The Copic colors I used are:
Y000, 08, 21
R11, 08, 29
B02, 04, 06
T2, 6, 8, BV23
E43, 44, 47
YG00, 01, 13, 06, 23
Hi all, hope you are all well and getting your crafting on! How could you not with this beautiful new release just waiting to be touched by your creative hands :)
I had the pleasure of colouring up the gorgeous Gazebo Overlook stamp twice!
Here is the first one I coloured, a night scene, which I was so happy with until I decided to fussy cut it and yep you guessed it I accidentally cut off some of the edges so I made the best of what I had and cut it into a rectangle, which isn't bad but not my idea look.
Copics I used were -
Gazebo - R14, 24, 27, 59, Y21, 23, 26, 28
Sky - B79, 69, 66, 63, C0, 1, 2, 4
Hills - BG75, 72, 78
Water - BG000, 01, 05, 07
Cliff face - W3, 5, 6
Trees/Greenery - YG99,97, 95, 93, E44, 47, 49
The second one I coloured, a daytime scene, looks much nicer in real life, the photo doesn't do it justice.
Winners!! Thank you all for the sweet comments and for taking the time out of your life to admire each DT members blogs for inspiration. The winners have been chosen randomly. Congrats to the winners...
Well, you have made it to the end of the hop. Wasn't that awesome?!! We really do hope you enjoyed it. Now just leave a final comment telling us the favorite new stamp or card created and then come back Sunday to see if you have won. Remember you can go grab the stamps now at one of your local or online stores or direct from CCDesigns.
If you missed the hop you can start back at Jennifer Dove's blog and go from there. Here is the blog hop list.
Howdy! This is Barbara and for this card I've used DoveArt Studio's Tall Cactus rubber stamp. I was looking for a soft male card for a graduation so I chose colors that were less bold. Then I doodled around the stamp to give it a border and created a simple card.
Bonjour! This is Barbara and I've created a birthday card using DoveArt Studios' Boat Harbor stamp. I wanted to color a little bit of water and these boats also allowed me to add in some colors. The cheese cloth was used to symbolize a fishing net. I still see cheese cloth but I think that's because I made it. LOL
Here are the Copic markers that I used for coloring:
I set out to create a card but ended up with an envelop instead. This uses the Country Shed rubber stamp and it was stamped on balsa wood. I planned to add a little color but the balsa wood started to disintegrate so I ditched that idea and went with a monochrome focus.
I did, however, manage to color the leaves with Copic colors E11, E23, E25 and YG93.
Truly a stunning collection Jennifer and your Back Porch is definitely one of my faves. Such a peaceful scene and your coloring and design is so amazing. I'm also partial to Water Mill because it reminds me of where I grew up but all of the stamps are truly inspired! Fabulous Hop! Thanks so much for a chance to win. xxD
Please contact Christine with C.C. Designs to claim your winners stamp at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoyed the inspiration you saw along the way. I think the Design Team did a great job. All you need to do now is leave a comment below telling us your favorite in the new release or the card you found super yummy. Here is one last card before you comment.
If you didn't get a chance to see them all and comment, please follow the links below and check them all out. You can also head over to C.C. Designs and get the release that is now available to be shipped to you.
each design team member's blog (Blog roll below). If you are starting on the DoveArts Studios blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning.
2. Leave a
comment on each blog.
the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release. Come back on Sunday morning to DoveArt Studios blog to see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns.