Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peek Day 1

It’s time for a little winter release from Our Craft Lounge!   They are releasing 11 great new sets – there’s a little bit of sumpin’ sumpin’ for everyone! 

Today I’m going to show you a gorgeous set illustrated by Marianne Walker (you know – I like Markers – Marianne).  You might even actually recognize the image!!  The stamp set is called Shower of Blossoms.  What I LOVE about this set (besides the beautiful illustrations) is the SIZE of the images!!!  Size DOES matter sometimes, ya know!?!  shower-of-blossomes-2-kp

I honestly don’t get to stamp or color very often so I was really excited to take my time and use lots of techniques with this image!  First I started with paper piecing the umbrella – I used a purple grunge-style paper and then I added shading with a few shades of purple Copic markers, once I did that, I finished coloring the image.  Don’t let the detail of the image frighten you from wanting to color it – Marianne gives some great pointers on this image – take it piece by piece – or section by section and really it isn’t too hard at all.  I was actually quite happy with the way mine turned out!!  After I colored each section (the flowers, the bushes, the trees, the rocks, the bunnies) I created a mask of the image.  I first covered up the bottom and airbrushed the sky, then I covered the top and airbrushed the ground.  I LOVE the soft look of this – and it made the sky and ground coloring go super fast!!  I added some shading around the rocks. Then I popped the two front bunnies up and used the shadow the popped up part created as my shadow for the bunnies – I have NO idea if this was the correct placement but it worked for me! 

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Looking at it now, I sort of wish I had popped the very first bunny up a second time – I might go back and do that!   I kept the layout simple.  Often after spending plenty of time on the main image, my creativity sort of fizzles out… so I like to say that I want the focus to be on the image ; )  Ooh!  And I added a wee-little bit of Sugar Sparkly Fluff on the little bunny tail!  It’s a gorgeous image, right? 

Okay – so here’s the GOOD STUFF!!!

Leave a comment (with some kind of contact info) on today’s post, tomorrow’s and Friday’s, and your name will be submitted in my prize drawing for Friday’s blog hop!! 

Be sure to check out all of the other great peeks – and comment there too!!! 

Amber Hillman
Broni Holcombe
Deb Felts
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Jeanne Streiff
Kendra Wietstock
Lori McAree
Melyssa Connolly
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Stephanie Serrano
Tammie Edgerton

37 comments:

Debbie Corbari said...

So pretty Kisa!

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring, Kisa! Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

Amber (bambi64) said...

Out of this world! Love your coloring and the card.

Donna said...

Adorable card. Love your color combination. Those bunnies are too cute!

Denise Marzec said...

BEAUTIFULLY colored, Kisa!! Wow!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic, such a soft pretty card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a sweet bunny image - and your coloring is beautiful. That bow is such a unique color and very eye catching.

Sandra said...

wonderful! I love the dimension.
Sandra ltb

Candy said...

Wow - what detail! You did a great job and I love the colors you picked!

Lillian Child said...

Kisa - it's absolutely beautiful - your coloring and paper piecing are so very lovely! Great job!

Tanya said...

Oh this is stunning! Your coloring is just gorgeous and that image, oh it is just too precious!

Heather McNally said...

WOW! Just GORGEOUS, Kisa! WOW WOW WOW!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Adorable little image! Cute card.

Lori said...

Awwww, this card is so sweet!! Love all the purple!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Kisa, this is SO precious! It totally reminds me of Beatrix Potter. Your coloring is divine, and I love that you popped up the image...really makes it special!

MaGoooo said...

Kisa you did an AWESOME job with your coloring!! The card is just PRECIOUS!

Pam said...

Beautiful, Beautiful Miss Kisa Marie!

Dori said...

Incredible card! Love your coloring and layout

Tammie E said...

Hey Kisa, I think this is my single most favorite stamp in the whole release. You colored it beautifully, my friend!

Barbara Moore said...

Too cute for words!! Love the colors you chose and your coloring! Wow!

Indya said...

This is just amaZING!!! Great work ... Thanks for sharing =)

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and great techniques used.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Deb said...

How adorable! Love this sweet image! It is gorgeous in these rich colors!

Will said...

Such a sweet card!

AShu93 said...

I do recognize that illustration from Marianne's blog. You did a nice job of coloring it.

Gale Varland said...

What a wonderful image! This card is beautiful Kisa. So happy to see you on your blog again.

Kendra said...

This is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is absolutely STUNNING!

Terri said...

Love those bunnies!

Anonymous said...

So cute, great coloring.
Renee Godsey
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

TexasGrammy said...

Love that dimension you've given to the bunny!

Joan V said...

Oh, this is so pretty. I just love the coloring on this card. I also think size does matter. I love this set and a few others!!!!!

bernietom47 said...

Love this card. That image is adorable and your coloring is superb.
Blessings Bernie

Ronnie said...

Those bunnies are too cute for words! TYFS!

Wendy said...

Very pretty, love the purple theme!

Wendy, aka Roo

Anniebee said...

This is soooo sweet! Love it!

Cindy Lou said...

This image and your coloring of it is spectacular! I say this image done on Marrianne's blog several weeks ago, and loved it then, and you have done it so perfectly! Love your added texture and depth. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

FibreJunky said...

Oh how sweet!! I love those little bunnies!!!

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