Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flowers tag, Just Rite Blog Hop

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Blog Candy from Just Rite Stampers

I don't usually play along with blog hops, but my dear friend and one of our Regional Instructors, Sharon, invited me to join them for the Just Rite blog hop this week, so I figured I'd play along. I am busy getting ready for the Portland Certification class this week, so if you'll be joining me, I am really looking forward to coloring with you! Leave a comment today for your chance to win (see below).

Beautiful Blossoms Tag
Everything on the tag today started out white. The tag, the paper, the ribbons- they all began life white, and with a little help from Copic they changed.

First of all, my flowers come from the new Beautiful Blossoms oval set from Just Rite. I stamped it in Memento, London Fog onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# coverstock. Then I used whatever colors caught my eye to blend this beautiful tag. In this case, I did NOT follow Natural Blending groups, which proves that you can get something to look great without following the rules :)

The image is so tiny that it is very easy to blend, and coloring took only a couple minutes. I started with BV00 for the centers of each flower, then blended in RV00 to create the base tone for the image. To blend, I simply colored in circles over each petal until the BV00 softened out into the pale pink.

For contrast, I added E04, then softened it in with a bit more BV00 and RV00. My leaves were a simple base of YG11, then I added G85, since it is a nice earthy green that is not too vibrant. I went back with the YG11 to blend in the G85. On the final image I darkened any areas that blended out too much by adding a touch more of the G85. This helps keep strong cotrast in my image, and contrast is what makes things look interesting.

Then I scribbled some W3, Y11 and W1 around the image for a soft background (not pictured in this diagram) and blended it out with my colorless belnder, again by scribbling.

Carefully, I tore out my flower image, then antiqued it using a Memento, Sand stamp pad.

Next, I took my favorite white ribbon and colored it with G85, E04, and BV00 to add to the tag.

Now look at the closeup of the final tag. I colored the background of the tag as if it were wood (see this old post for complete directions) however, I used colors that I had already used in coloring my main image. I streaked in W1, W3, and added darker streaks with E04. I added streaks of Y11, and faded everything with more W1. I added some faint streaks of RV00 to tie in that color as well, then carefully with the tip of my marker I added a few tiny dots of each color. Click on the image to get a close-up on the faux-wood background. I also added more of the Sand stamp pad to the background to break up the pattern as well.

I layered everything together, and I think I am ready to use this fun tag on an upcoming gift. I hope you feel inspired to try something a little different today as well, but before you do, leave a comment for your chance to win...

Just Rite Blog Hop Details:

30 designers, FIVE shopping sprees each day. No one knows where the prizes will be! Each day of the hop JustRite will have five Mystery Blog Candy Prizes hidden along the hop with a total retail value of $600. JustRite will randomly select five mystery blogs each day of the hop and randomly allocate each of the shopping sprees. For your chance to win, simply leave a little love (a comment) on each designer’s blog including the JustRite blog. The more designers you leave comments with, the better your chances of winning. Each day’s comments will remain open for three days. A winner from each of the mystery blogs’ comments will be randomly chosen using Random.org. Consult the listing of designers at the JustRite blog each day (each day’s designers will be different) and start out on your way! Beginning Friday, March 26, summaries of all the winners will be posted on the JustRite blog. Good luck to everyone and enjoy all the JustRite eye candy along the hop!

Today during the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop (Day Two) JustRite and its sponsors will be giving away the following five prizes:

· $200 JustRite Shopping Spree
· $100 Spellbinders Shopping Spree
· $100 Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Spree, and
· Two additional $100 JustRite Shopping Sprees!

Blog comments for Day Two will be open until Friday at 6pm EST. On Saturday, JustRite will announce on their blog which five blogs have the mystery candy for Day Two. You will need to go to the JustRite blog to determine where you need to go to find out if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Now, take this chance and go check out the other fabulous blogs on the hop for more inspiration, and more chances to win!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Sharon Harnist
Sankari Wegman
Marianne Walker
Michelle Wooderson
Linda Duke
Barb Schram
Eva Dobilas
Liz Weber
Jeanne Streiff
Lori Craig
Sharon Johnson
Michelle Woerner
Sherry Cheever
Keri Lee Sereika

Lauren Meader
Michele Boyer
Lucy Abrams
Janine Blackwelder
Edna Morrisedie
Deb Saaranen
Melody Rupple
Charmaine Ikach
Michelle Giraud
Amy Crockett
Lydia Fiedler
Kelly Landers
Amber Hight
Margie Higuchi
Mary Pfaff
Debbie Seyer

576 comments:

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Carol said...

What an incredible tag and excellent directions. Thanks for inspiration and participating with such a great entry.

Joanne Gilch said...

Your tag is so lovely. Like you said, "just rite" for an upcoming gift.

Debbie Bernhisel said...

Thanks for the idea for the tag, and also thanks for the details you include with post!

Cindy Vernon said...

Thanks for the wonderful directions! The tag turned out so pretty.

Diana said...

very pretty!

Linda said...

Your tag is very pretty.

jjellii said...

This is fabulous, I too would use it as a bookmark!

amdiluigi said...

Thanks for the great directions. Great look.

auntie lisa said...

A very pretty tag. I like the faux wood idea...would be great on a man's card with some sort of wildlife stamp. Thanks for the idea.
Lisa

lynne said...

What a great tag, love the colors and design. thanks for sharing....

Cynthia Dever said...

Lovely tag

jan farnworth said...

wonderful tag and love your coloring.

Carol said...

So glad that you decided to join the Hop....this is fabulous and love your details and creativity!

Playing with Paper said...

Really pretty tag!

Stephanie Gruss said...

Excellent coloring! I could see this tag used as a bookmark. Thanks for the directions and backlink!

Dawn W said...

gorgeous coloring on your tag. You girls are all having too much fun.

marcelle schauer said...

Nice hints on coloring, we need all the help we can get. Thank you

connie said...

beautiful tag!

Tina said...

Beautiful tag! So great of you to join the JustRite hop. I love your coloring techniques and the fact that you give alot of helpful tips with Copics. TFS!

Sally said...

great tag! Thanks for sharing

Kristie said...

Love it! The ribbon adds just the right touch!

Dorthy said...

Love the tag and thanks for the details instructions on coloring the flowers.

Marjorie said...

Love tags and they can be so personal.

kim.mom said...

Very pretty tag!

Synthia said...

Creative. Thanks for sharing.

Danka Doo said...

Beautiful tag. I always love seeing what you do with Copics. You are so talented!

Danka Doo said...

Beautiful tag. I always love seeing what you do with Copics. You are so talented!

Summer Braxton said...

thanks for the coloring help!

DebraK said...

Love this geranium stamp! Your color shading is wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely love your tag...

Vicki said...

Love the tag..might try this for a bookmark as well! Thanks!

Vicki said...

Love the tag..might try this for a bookmark as well! Thanks!

Alicia said...

Beautiful tag! Wish we did tags when I took your Copic certification class last April. :)

Glynis said...

What a beautiful tag :O)

larue said...

What a sweet tag. Very very pretty.

José said...

What a lovely tag.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful JustRite stamps!

Doris said...

I don't usually do blog hops either, but was enticed by the opportunity to add to my Just Rite collection. Thanks for sharing!

Kimme said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Lisa Nagata said...

Beautiful tag...I haven't done tags ...I think I might just start...thanks for sharing:)

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love it!

Amy said...

Nice. I just love to visit your blog to see gorgeous copic coloring. Thanks.

jovialjudi said...

Beautiful tag! I find there are so many ways you can use them. Great job and I appreciate your directions. TFS!!

Gale Varland said...

Very pretty tag. Thanks for the instructions along with it.

1CardCreator said...

This is just so pretty! Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Alina said...

Lovely tag!

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

Lovely Tag, and thank you for the how too!!

Teresa said...

Your tag is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

Thanks for another great idea! I agree, it could make a nice bookmark.

Kate Pape said...

Beautiful tag. Love the woodgrain look.

Sita said...

Beautiful tag!

Anonymous said...

Fun project!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag! Very delicate. Thanks for the directions on how you did it.

Connie said...

Very victorian with the ribbon. I like it. Looks like something I might be able to make =)

Brenda said...

Very nice tag! Nice job on the coloring!

nina said...

Lovely tag! And yet another wonderful Copic tutorial - thank you!

Holly aka Toy said...

Eek!! How awesome, girl! One of these days I'm going to bribe you to fly to Colorado to give me private coloring lessons ;). You amaze me!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson.

Chickus said...

Nice tag! Great idea to use multiple ribbons on top!!!

Sheena said...

Very Pretty!

Sue in Grapevine said...

lovely tag & great instructions.

JoAnn said...

Very nice tag! TFS!

Velta said...

What a great gift this would be...your coloring is awesome...love that JustRite image!

Lynne Phelps said...

Beautiful tag and great technique tips! Glad you are playing along!

Donna said...

lovely tag!

goldyfish said...

Beautiful Tags. I now know what I will spend part of my income tax money on. I neeeeeed the copic markers.

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

I so want your coloring skills! Beautiful tag!

Linda

I so hope that a Copic class can come to Colorado Springs or Denver!

Kim said...

great coloring on your tag.

Roxanne24 said...

How pretty!

mary said...

Really a neat idea for a tag.

kwilli1 said...

Love it!!

penanink said...

So pretty! Your detailed instructions are appreciated.

Debra said...

Very elegant tag...great blending job on the flower.

Debra Dukes

leenda said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing the colors you used.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fabulous project!

Jenny L. said...

I'm glad you decided to play along on this blog hop; your tag is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

Iris said...

Very sweet tag. Iris Soscia

Mary Jean said...

such a pretty tag!!!

Judy said...

Beautiful tag.

wustaz said...

thanks for the deets. I love what you did

Jill said...

A refreshing take on tags!

Earline said...

What a lovely tag love the detail

Liz in MO said...

nice

Janine said...

Such a pretty tag - so carefully coloured

shannon said...

Love the tag, pretty colors!

Helen said...

Very Pretty.

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful tag!!

charlotte said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

LINDA said...

I love how you too a simple
tag and made it beautiful
Linda J.W

Olivia said...

I love your tag...very nice idea!

Jessy said...

i love all your coloring tutorials!! fabulous tag! :-)

southernscraps said...

Beautiful tag!

MrsETaylor said...

I love how you explain things when it comes to coloring. This is one of my favorite stops every week

aggiesgirl said...

I love this tag

Stephanie said...

What a treat to see you join this blog hop. Love the tag and appreciate the coloring detail!

Theresa said...

Very pretty!

Barbara said...

Barbara said...
very nicely done love the colors

Auntie Jill said...

Adorable tag - could be a perfect book mark!

Eirene said...

cute!

M!ssPr!ssy said...

Love it. Just joined the hope. Learning about some new blogs that I will have to add to my reader

Alaine said...

Thank you for the instructions!!

Colorado said...

Lovely work! Thank you for sharing.

Chris K said...

Great idea. Thanks for all your coloring hints!

Margaret T said...

Nice tag, and very nice that you gave coloring instructions. Some people still need them.

veronica said...

i wish i had copics, so that i could take your class.

can-log said...

The tags are beautiful.

Debbie said...

This is a pretty tag.

Colleen C. said...

Great tag. I love the colors!

Kelly said...

Your coloring is great. Thanks for putting the colors on the chart for us to see.

Isabel Z said...

I always learn so much on your blog. Thank you.

Lya Lin said...

looks like so much fun!
thank you!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful tag!! Thanks for sharing!!

liannallama said...

so pretty! Thanks for the coloring lessons!

Sarah said...

I just love purple!

Sparkles! said...

What cute tags. Thanks for the copic color directions as well. It would make a great gift tag for a beautiful bunch of spring flowers!

TN Granny said...

Beautiful cards as usual!
God Bless,
Jeanine

Becky E. said...

Really like making tags and yours is beautiful.
Becky E

jan said...

I can hardly believe all the materials started out white! Thank you for all the great directions.

Jan

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

What a great idea, this tag is just beautiful.

Shauna said...

aren't bookmarks fun? Maybe I read too much :p

Katie Renz said...

How fun seeing you play Marianne! Great tag.

Chloe said...

Great tag! Thanks for the instructions too.

luv2scrap said...

I love this tag. It's really pretty. I wish I had your talent for using those copic markers.

Juliana T said...

the tag is colored very prettily. good job!

Lana said...

Very pretty tag!!!!!!Love it

Kay said...

I Love your tags.......Very gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing!! ♥

GrammaR said...

Love the colors! Thanks for the instructions for coloring. Hope your Portland class goes well.

basicstamper said...

Great flower tag/ bookmark!

Elaine said...

Wow, I can't believe this tag used to be white!! The coloring is fantastic!!

Debra said...

Very pretty tag! Love the breath of Spring!
Debra

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

you are super talented...very pretty!

enjoy *~*

Lake Side Living said...

Very pretty! Thanks for showing. :)

Jessrose21 said...

Very pretty tag. Thanks for giving the colors you used. It's so helpful!

Simone P. said...

Great details! Wonderful tag!

Betty said...

Very pretty tag.

Pinky said...

I am so drop dead amazed by all the talent here! You all did amazing work, I love your project thanks so much for taking the time to share with us!

musesmom said...

lovely project, and expert instruction, too! TFS!

Cheri said...

Your tag is awesome, TFS

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty tag with those flowers.

ruth said...

Lovely tag!

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a gorgeous tag! Those primrose flowers look so real!

Suzi said...

Adorable tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

I love your tag! It's hard to believe that everything started out white!

Jo said...

I like how you colored the ribbons on your tag.

marilynwillauer said...

Love your tag. The colors are refreshing. Thanks for sharing!!!

Pat Jandacek said...

What beautiful work! So one doesn't have to buy colored anything, huh! I admire your talent and am going to check that older post you highlighted. TFS

Judy said...

Beautiful tag. Love your colors and choice of materials.

Santaread said...

Very pretty tag.

Bev J. said...

Love the tag with the beautiful blossoms and background-neat.

Ola said...

WOW!!!! I'm in amazement that everything had started out white. I'm fairly new to this crafty adventure & I love learning new things!!! Thank you sooo much for explaining!! The tag is gorgeous!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

catherinedewaal said...

Very Pretty! thanks for sharing!

artfulwhimsies said...

The tag looks great!!!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Lovely! I need to just keep practicing using my copics.

Valerie said...

Thanks a million for sharing and all you do to inspire us!!!
Valerie

Cyndee said...

Your coloring is beautiful! I don't have any copics, so for now, I will just have to enjoy it vicariously.
I love how the ribbons match.

Janet said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions.....that is great.

JPScraps said...

Lovely tag.

marie said...

nice job, you did great.rett

Serstin said...

Love the project!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Dee said...

Very nice. TFS

Yo Glenn said...

I love how you color coordinated the ribbons to match your tag precisely - also beautiful background!

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful tags-TFS

Darlene said...

Such a pretty tag and your colouring is perfect.

BlueInks said...

The tag design is so creative. I just love to look at your work. Great job!

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful work, such tiny work requires a very steady hand with the details, very nice! TFS!

Sew-Ink said...

Fabulous tag! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura Stewart said...

pretty project!!

Lori said...

love this!!!

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

pretty tag

Dianal said...

Thank you for sharing the step by step details ... love the tag!

too-many-crayons said...

Cute tags, lovely colors

lynn said...

Just positively beautiful, your work is always the best for coloring, would love to take a class one day, I must win this stamp set so I can follow your directions to color the flowers. Thanks for your work.
Lynn

Jennifer Richardson said...

Stunning tags! I would be thrilled to get a gift with a tag like that on it! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapenabler said...

Beautiful bookmark!

Jenny said...

This is really pretty :) Thanks for the coloring instructions. I'm very new to Copics and so any help with colors that I can get is really appreciated!

beadz said...

What great inspiration! Very fun hop and lovely project!
hugs,
Gini

Nicc79 said...

Very Pretty!
Nikki
xx
http://nikkis-attic.blogspot.com/

Casmiles said...

I love your tag; beautiful colors.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful tag! You did a great job coloring! TFS!

dldstampers said...

Beautiful tag.

Dorene

Alanna said...

This is so gorgeous.

Beverly said...

Your tag is sooo pretty!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great colors!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful tag!

klasickewpie said...

Beautiful coloring of the stamped image, and so lovely with the color choice of ribbons

cindy ziliak said...

Great directions!

Julie Ranae said...

How nice to have a tutorial along the hop....thank you for sharing.

Suzanne Morse said...

Very nice I love tags

Kimba's Kreations said...

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!

Shannah said...

So pretty!!
Have a great day everyone!

Susan said...

I know nothing about copics, except they are pricey, so the letters and numbers kind of threw me...but your tag is lovely!
I wish each designer was drawing names to win their creations! LOL
Susan

lovetostamp said...

Very nice tag - love the wood look.

LynneZ

Carol said...

So beautiful, the coloring is wonderful!

kksb said...

Your tag is beautiful!

Rhonda V. said...

Awesome tag!! I love playing with tags!!!

Haidee said...

Very creative tag!!

shari said...

Very pretty!!! Shari (cricutrookie)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Tag!!!

Wayne and Ketha said...

Never can have too many tags...so pretty.

Ruth said...

very pretty, love the flowers

Shirley said...

I can see I will need to add to my collection of copics - great tag

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