Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stamping Bella Blog Hop


Happy Halloween! Welcome to the Chichiboulie Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella...you are at the very end of the hop! Since it is the eve of November I wanted to use Poppy Bittybloom because here in Canada we celebrate Remembrance Day November 11th!

As many of you know reds can be really tricky to work with in the copics. They are dye rich and can get away on you quite easily! The trick is to not add too much ink and give yourself a "buffer zone" around the outline of the image...don't color too close to the lines. To color I used R11, R14, R24, R29.

I love the shape of her flower so I HAD to use my blossom dies from Spellbinders. I colored my image first then ran the smaller die through my machine using the embossing mat...so that I didn't cut my paper. I left the die in place then airbrushed around it so that when the die is removed you see that pretty white border. I then took my largest blossom die and cut out my image. That top flower is only ONE layer of paper!

The beautiful scrolling felt piece is from Prima, I manipulated it a tad so that my sentiment would fit. This sentiment is also new to me from Stamping Bella, so glad I bought it!
Here is a really close shot of the coloring....if you click on the photo you can see it even bigger! Eeeek, remember that I am working with red....
I did my shading and grounding around the image with my prismacolor pencils. I said it yesterday but don't want you to miss this....make sure you do your marker work first!

How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Monday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!

60 comments:

Nancyroo said...

what an original card idea! Love it.

Davis Family said...

Aren't you the talented one. WOW!
I mean stunning...

Great job lady!
em

Karolyn Loncon said...

Hi Sherrie!! {{[waving}}} Where do I begin with the absolute fabulousness of this amazing project?!! Okay - thank you for the Copic lesson - your tips are BRILLIANT! Love that Prima trip, and the sentiment - mind blowingly cool!! You a-MAZE me!!

Jessabells said...

love the card. thanks for the chance.

GabrielaD said...

oh my goodness this is just stunning!!! Great job!.

Dana White said...

WOW!! What a stunning card - love the layout & the use of the sentiment block

Jennifer Scull said...

that is so pretty! love the ChiChi stamps from her! :)

sglassic said...

Wow!!! This IS beautiful!!! Love your coloring!

Pinky said...

now THAT is a gorgeous way to end a blog hop - your card is stunning. I love the concept and every last detail.

Laura Evans said...

Your coloring is incredible! Love the use of Em's new definitions. Thanks for playing!

Karen Motz said...

GORGEOUS!!! Or, shall I say Beautiful, as the definition says! I totally hear you on the reds...they're tricky but gorgeous to work with!!!

marsha said...

So gorgeous! I love your reds - what an awesome job coloring! Also love the die you used.

marsha said...

So gorgeous! I love your reds - what an awesome job coloring! Also love the die you used.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Sherrie. Love the cute image, the fab coloring... that felt is gorgeous. TFS!

Sparkle said...

What a gorgeous card!

Mary said...

What a terrific card - love your layout!

Bonnie B said...

Beautiful card Sherrie. I admire your creations everyday. Awesome artist. I have yet to color my 1st card. lol I am a bit scared.

Lisa H. said...

ooo, and ahhhh! LOVE it! great colors. tfs!

Melinda said...

Very beautiful! You did an absolutely excellent job on the coloring!

JenMarie said...

Love this, super sweet!

Giffysk8s said...

Your coloring is fabulous! Love the grass. Nice use of that sentiment, too!

Angie Williams said...

I love how you made this. It is beautful!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Wow! This is stunning & quite unique. Your color is lovely. TFS!

Michellem said...

This card is truly spectacular!! What a beautiful use of Copics between your gorgeous coloring and use of the airbrush machine not to mention the Prima vine - all in soft reds and kraft!! If I were you I'd never send this card to anyone - I'd keep it forever!

Dianal said...

What an absolute stunning card .... love how you used the reds ... and great that you gave us a mini tutorial on how to use them ... reds are a problem for me

Great card and thanks for sharing!!!

Carolina said...

Gorgeous card Sherrie! Love all the way you framed her and your coloring as always is so amazing!

sueincanada said...

Another stunning card.

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, Sherrie, this is absolutely brilliant! What a stunner!
TFS!!!
Blessings, Maria

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!!

Jackie said...

WOW! I love your work and this is no exception, she is stunning! Someone else used Copics and colored pencils - they are definitely a winning combination.

Terri said...

This is super cute, wow on the coloring! TFS!

arlene said...

WOW! I don't even know what to say, your card is breathtaking. A wonderful end to another fantastic hop.

Denise said...

Absolutely fabulous. And your coloring is the best!! Really nice job!!!

Christine said...

This is so elegant and pretty! I would want to frame this card if I received it! Thank you for sharing!

Melody said...

Everything about this is beautiful! Love the flourish, the sentiment and the colors you chose to work with!

dolcreations said...

This is just stunning! wow!
Christine

leenda said...

Looks FABULOUS! Love your arrangement!

Jessica G. said...

Stunning effect with the die cut combo and beautiful coloring on your fairy, too!!

Ezmina said...

A wonderful card!! Love the over all color and effect!!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, beautiful card. Love that sentiment and felt scroll you used. Very unique card.
JoAnn

Jana said...

Fabulous card. Love the shapes. And your coloring is great.

readinglinda said...

Oh. My. Stars! This card blew my mind. Super impressive!! Great colouring, and great layout. Congrats. God bless.

Jane B. said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

mom2maddy2000 said...

Wowee! This card is so unique and so beautiful! Great job!

Sara said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Very novel idea!

Robb_eeie said...

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WOW ~ what a stunning card! Your colouring and shading is superb, and thank you for disclosing your 'artisitic trick' for using red Copics :o)

Kimberley said...

Nesties and copics?! Amazing!

Kimberley said...

Oh my goodness, stunning!

Lori Kae said...

This is stunning and so soft and delicate! Great job!

Arianne said...

O wow, what an amazing card!
Thanks for sharing!

Silvia said...

OMG! I love the card layout. What a beautiful card you have made.

Kerry J. said...

Wow - this is stunning!! Love everything about this Sherrie!!

Kandi said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Very unique layout! Love your coloring too!

Tracey said...

Wow! Love it!

momcgw said...

Oh my...jaw dropping beautiful....love this card.

Rosana said...

Hello from Spain!!! I love your blog so colourful and interesting. I have a prize in mine, if you want it. I look forward to your visit.
Kisses

Conniecrafter said...

wow that is beautiful, great idea, love teh coloring and the perfect shape for the image!

Cassie said...

this is so pretty sherrie. it's one of my favs from the week --- and just saw your copyright notice.
could you please email me at
casserole14 at gmail dot com?
thanks!

Jessica said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Spectacularly lovely job, Sherrie, but who wouldn't expect that from you?! :) (no pressure) but I have viewed many of your creations in the past and all are as lovely as this. YOu have a wonderful mind for creation, and this little bitty poppy bella bloom within a bloom is no exception. :) Hugs, Kelly