Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tag-a-long Day 2 and MFT Teaser!

DAY TWO of my Holiday Tag-a-long!
This feels very festive to me. This is "Ice Skating Flopsey" that will be released December 1st at My Favorite Things. The snowflake at the top is just the perfect size for tags with a hole in the middle and everything. It is part of the "let it snowflake" die from MFT.
I colored him with my copics and airbrushed the background...let me show you how!....
I used three colors from a natural blending group to airbrush the background of this tag. First off the darkest at the top BG78.
A midtone....BG75.
The lightest of the three BG72 (LOVE this color).
I wanted to create little mounds of snow at the bottom like it had been cleared for the little ice rink. I used post-it notes that I tore to create the hill then sponged in snow cap pigment ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.
To give a little definition to the mounds I took my BG72 and dusted just the tops of my mounds.
I did this process a few times moving up the tag.
I stamped my rink on a piece of white scrap paper, shaded a little with my copics and then used glossy accents to both attach it to my tag and give a glossy finish to the top.
The gloss wasn't quite enough punch so while the it was still wet I sprinkled glitter around the edges and set aside to dry while I colored flopsey.
Here is my process for coloring the fur part of flopsey. E42
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Blended together.
I stamped my skating flopsey on my tag with black ink so that things like the fringe of his scarf and his skate blades I would not have to cut out by hand.
Laid my colored image overtop of the stamped image and voila! Makes me want to go skating!
The snowflakes and sentiment that were embossed on the tag were from another flopsey set called "Snowflake Flopsey".
Here are a few details you should know about this month's release:
Teasers begin November 27th and will happen every day until and including release day. You can find the list of designers for teasers each day at 11am EST on the MFT Blog.
The release party will be happening on the MFT Forums on December 1st beginning at 8pm EST (that is 5pm for us here in the pacific time zone).
Don't forget to check out our guest designer contest this month. You can find all that info in the forums HERE.
The big "Hop and Shop" day will be release day (December 1st) where you will be able to hop and see all the goodies on the designer's blogs and then do a "shop" the festivities will begin on the MFT blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Sherrie

Kalyber said...

This is beautiful.

Karen Motz said...

This is amazing Sherrie!! Love the airbrushed background!!!!!!

Janet said...

That's beautiful Sherrie. Thanks for the tutorial.

Tracey said...

This is stunning!! Thanks for sharing your colouring process!

Lisa H. said...

you make it looks so easy! this is gorgeous.

Jana Weaver said...

Wow...this is gorgeous!! Love your shading on there, and all the glitz around the pond!

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous background and Flopsey is just outstanding.

Erin Smetak said...

SO fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to make a tutorial!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh look at Flopsey. tooo CUTE!!

Kary said...

WOW!! Your tag is awesome!! Love it!!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! Love your step by step. This is a little piece of art!

Kelli said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

The coloring is so nice. I can't wait for the release date. I love this stamp!

Susan said...

too amazing for words!

Megan said...

This is absolutely the most beautiful paper crafting project there ever ever ever was. I just can't stand how beautiful it is. I just added a few more markers to my stash and I still need the air brush system. Then. Maybe one day I can try and color like this. Not actually color like this (that day will never come), but try to color like this.

Wendy said...

Wholy crap girl! This is fantastic, love Flopsy on this!

Chris said...

WOW, just WOW

Stephanie said...

Your tutorial is just awesome.....AND your tag just blows me away. So very pretty!

Deborah Anton said...

WOW!! Gorgeous Sherrie!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a a STUNNER!!

Melody said...

Just beautiful!! I am putting the airbrush gun on my Christmas list!

Linda Carson said...

Such a FUN tag! Thanks for taking the time to share the details! Love it!

Eva said...

WOW, WOW.....this is one amazing tag and tutorial...I NEED a Copic Airbrush System NOW, I guess...LOL

Just me... said...

Wow, clearly I have-to-have a copic air brush system! Thanks for helping me add to my christmas list with your amazing tag and tutorial !!! Thank you thank you!

Bonnie Ratzloff, aka Raduse on SCS said...

Your coloring always amazes me especially the airbrush background. Fantastic tag and thanks for the tutorial.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous! GREAT gradation of color on the background! (BG72 is one of my favorite colors, too and NOT just because it's called "ice cream!" LOL)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so stunning!! I love the coloring! Just gorgeous!

Alexis said...

Wow! What an amazing card! Such a great use of your Copics- so creative!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my, Sherrie! This is STUNNING! The colors are simply gorgeous! :D

Sue D said...

Great coloring!!

teegee7617 said...

That airbrushing is a-MAZ-ing!

g said...

amazing tag! your incredible coloring is jaw-dropping awesome as always! thanks for the tutorial!

Jackie said...

This is so sweet! I love the tag you created, and the way you airbrushed is fabulous! Lovely job!

JessicaK said...

OMG, your shading and tones are exquisite!

scrappintlc said...

GORGEOUS. Love the tutorial thank you. The ice looks so flat by using the accents, meaning it makes him look like hes standing on it more flat like 3-D than it just being behind him in a way....not sure if I am explaining myself eery well.

Michele Boyer said...

GADS! This is a work of art! Your coloring is AMAZING!

Nina said...

Wow! This is BRILLIANT!!! <3

Charmaine said...

So cute! Love how this turned out.

Charmaine

Julie said...

STUNNING Sherrie! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me! You are a rockstar!

Anonymous said...

wow!!! what a great tag!!! You make it look so easy!!

jennik

Christina Fischer said...

THUD. This tag is a work of art!