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!