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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Natalie said...

Fabulous tag, your coloring is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for your tutorial! That's going the extra mile :-)

Katherine said...

A wonderful little tag. Thanks for not only sharing the finished product but your process as well.

Gail said...

The flowers are making me want to be out in the flower beds, but still too early here. Beautiful tag! Gail S.

kathy s said...

It all matches so perfectly as you always do pretty tag

Pati said...

Thanks for your great details! I've enjoyed your work, your artistry for awhile now. I'm inspired by your work and I'm slowly accumulating copics. : )

Yvonne said...

Ok...now I have to have some copics...very pretty!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful tags!! I love your blog!! You have helped me a lot!!

Smita said...

Great work... I'm in love with this hop too... Thanks for the chance.

Cheryl Nelson said...

lovely!!

csheldon1 said...

neat tag

roxej said...

Love your work.The tag and coloring make me to play with my copics

Anna said...

Lovely tag and a great tutorial!

Lisa said...

WOW I love everything you create!!! Thanks so much for sharing

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful tag! thank you for the technique tips!
wish I was taking your class!
Thank you for participating and sharing!

Kathy said...

Good work on the tag!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely gorgeous colouring of this image!!! Who wouldn't want this gorgeous tag on their gift??!!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

very pretty!

Kristyn said...

Pretty tags! love the project

TAS said...

Wonderful coloring. So pretty!

Chris R. said...

Love your tag!

Jan Castle said...

Wish I could just wiggle my finger and color like you do!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Court :) said...

Cute tag, your instructions are great. TFS:)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love, Love, Love the tag. Beautiful!

amky said...

I love the image and the colours you have used

AndreaA said...

Beautiful!!!!
That all I can say it is Just Beautiful!!!!

Leigh said...

So pretty.

dclouser said...

Love your tag. Hydrangeas are my favorite!

Stampinsilvia said...

Perfectly colored, as always! Stunning!

Danisha said...

Lovely tag!!!!

Barb said...

beautiful tag. could be used for so many occasions.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Beautiful!

Kim G said...

I love the way you used a tag for your idea today!!

Louise said...

Nice tag, love the way you can mix copic colors

Marilyn said...

Love the tag -- very pretty shading.

Gwen said...

beautiful tag!! love your coloring

Stephanie said...

Thanks for such detailed instructions

Donna VW said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for the details.

misse336 said...

Love your book mark tag! Beautiful.

Rama said...

Love your tag and the coloring.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty tag. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Dawn said...

lovely tag M!!

ladybugg61 said...

I SO appreciate a detailed tutorial - thanks so much! The tag is lovely.

AndreaA said...

What a pretty tag!!

Lianne Carper said...

What a beautiful tag. I always forget about making these little gems!

ann marie said...

cute tag,thanks for the direction

wendyp said...

gorgeous tag!!!

Sonya said...

Sounds like the largest and craziest but most fun blog hop I've ever seen. I really LOVE your tag. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jessica said...

Just beautiful Marianne! As always! TFS

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tag. It is just gorgeous.

Alyssa S said...

So beautiful! I'm glad you played along :o)

Toni said...

nice tag

Carol said...

How fantastic, and shabby chic looking!
Cargo

Loretta said...

Thank-you for the magnificent samples for inspiration!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty tag.

stampinbygenny said...

I am a stamper who hasn't yet made the jump to Copic markers because I know I will become obsessed with it. I know I'll have to make the jump because of the beautiful projects I see from talented people like yourself. Love the tag and the colors you used to color it. I just stumbled upon your blog from SCS and now it's bookmarked.

TFS

stampinbygenny said...

I am a stamper who hasn't yet made the jump to Copic markers because I know I will become obsessed with it. I know I'll have to make the jump because of the beautiful projects I see from talented people like yourself. Love the tag and the colors you used to color it. I just stumbled upon your blog from SCS and now it's bookmarked.

TFS

PatsyB said...

What a beautiful tag! I think we get so hung up on cards that we forget all the other things we can use those stamps for!

stampingsue said...

Beautiful tag, so pretty.

Sue

marilyn said...

Love the tag!

marla said...

Great tag. You truly do make wonderful things with your Copics

marla said...

Great tag. You truly do make wonderful things with your Copics

Donna said...

Love the tag.

Bonnie said...

Such a beautiful tag !!!

Catherine said...

Very pretty tag!!

Stacey Ezell said...

Very pretty! Thank you for taking the time to share the details too!

Starla said...

Oh WOW!! I love the wood grain background!! (and can't wait to try that myself!)

Staci said...

fun tag!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing your card-art with us today.

naneruth said...

Nice tag!

Rita Qualter said...

That tag is just great!

Kay said...

This tag is great, and of course, you are a master at using the Copics. I'm really glad you decided to do the Blog Hop!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful tag!

Simply Shaz said...

Very pretty tag!
Shaz x

robynb316 said...

Really beautiful. I'm am new to copics and love that you give details on your coloring techniques. Thanks for sharing.

miislucky said...

Love the tag!

christi said...

i love the mixing of the ribbons and the coloring.

Sherrie said...

Way to go Marianne...your tag is beautiful and I love not following the rules:)

Teresa said...

Pretty tag.

laobernolte said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful flowers.

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful tag.

Lenoria said...

Gorgeous tag!

BurningRubber said...

How lovely!

Sabine said...

Love your tag..love your idea!

Kim's Life said...

What a pretty pretty bookmark! Love the details! Thanks for sharing!

jediannie said...

Love the tag!

Julie Overby said...

Fabulous coloring job!

SnappyStamper said...

Super cute - love the idea!

StampingJan said...

Beautiful Tag! Thanks for sharing with us!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful tag, love the way you tore out the floral image!!

Deepa said...

So glad you played along! Your tag is beautiful - thanks for all the details!!

Wanda Thomas said...

Cute tag!

merrymstamper said...

pretty tag! thanks for sharing :-)

Beth Norman said...

Thank you for your wonderful tutorial.

Pat S. said...

I love those blossoms! Thank you for a chance to win!

mylambboys said...

Very pretty! Love the tag idea!

lennie said...

Love the tags!

tinkerbug said...

Love the tag idea, so different from a card.

Becki B said...

Love the way you transformed white to fantastic!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is such a pretty tag!

Tara said...

So pretty!! What a great tag... thanks for the detailed directions!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, gorgeous tag - your colouring is so pretty!
:o)

KellyS said...

Beautiful tag. I'd use it in my garden journal with pride.

Mary said...

Marianne,

Great tag. Love the instructions. Thank you for sharing all your talent with the world. I can't get enough coloring in. Have a wonderful day.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Very pretty tag

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Pretty tag...

Craftingfuntime said...

Wish I had your talent
Betty

candyscorner said...

I love your detailed explanation of which colors to use where to get the effect you achieved!
Candy

bensonkjb said...

Gorgeous take, wonderful instructions. Thanks for sharing!

krussellstudio said...

Awesome job with the tag. I love what you did with the colors and how great it looks.

Sandy said...

Wow! Awesome tag... love the blog hop!

Judy said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing the directions!

Vee said...

You have the best ideas. I find myself buying a lot of items in white and making them into whatever I want. Great job.

DutchPaperCrafts said...

Very beautiful-love the coloring!

Vintage Ritz said...

Great project. I love the colored sheer ribbon. Just goes to show that those copics are probably the most versatile tool in an artist's studio.

Brenda E. said...

I love what you did with the background of this tag. Beautiful colors.

Brenda E. said...

I love what you did with the background of this tag. Beautiful colors.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag & thanks for the instructions!

Shirley N said...

Thanks for the tutorial on your beautiful tag!

Cathy said...

Great tag! I love that you colored "outside of the box". It's good to challenge we students to break away from the norm occasionally.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Nice tag! I love that stamp!

Nancy said...

I especially like how you colored the tag itself. It is fabulous.

Kim C. said...

Very nice job.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Love the background!

Glenn & Beth said...

Love the tag and the detailed directions! thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to share with us!

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing the colros too. Awesome tag.

Connie H. said...

Love the details -- you make it look so easy to color beautiful geraniums!

reeree62 said...

Love it, Marianne! Of course, u are the QUEEN of coloring... LOL! :o)

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

This project is so much fun! I love it! I LOVE that you were able to color your ribbon with Copics too! I never thought of that! Thanks for sharing! *Hugs*

alliecat_40 said...

Love the tag!!

Christine said...

Beautiful tag!! I'm so glad that you decided to play along. Have fun in Portland.
xoxo, Christine

CorrieW said...

very nice, thanks for the detailed tutorial it helps alot

Lola said...

This sounds like fun. Wish I had of known sooner.

almquist7 said...

very cute.

Kim160 said...

Beautiful use of flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy S said...

Wow--the blossoms really pop against the woodgrain background. Thanks for the idea!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Nice book marker!

StacyC said...

Very nice...

Jean said...

This is a beautiful tag for a gift! thanks for the Copic tips too!

Shirlann said...

Thanks for sharing!

Maripi Aldanese said...

I just love the tips you provide.

Beth said...

Very Pretty tag!

Marisa said...

Lovely

Yvonne Wilson said...

Oh I like!

Yvonne

Margie said...

This is so pretty! I love the sheer ribbons!

terryfictimes said...

Love your tag. Thanks for giving us the details.

luv2bestampin said...

What a pretty tag to put on a present.

Carol<>< said...

very pretty!
Carol N<><

AShu93 said...

Glad you participated on this hop, your creations are always beautiful!

dekalbc5 said...

Love the flower, good work with it!!

Pam said...

What a pretty tag!!!

Diana N. said...

Wonderful bookmark! My thanks for the detailed directions and diagram for where you used what copic markers. I'm just a beginner and still trying to figure how to use them.

Ruby said...

These are really lovely! Thanks for the instructions too!!

Mariana Grigsby said...

So pretty!

Sarah A said...

Love those flowers - you gave me some inspiration with your tag. Thank you

Sarah

Nora said...

Awesome tag, Marianne! Glad you found a little bit of time in your crazy schedule to play.
Have a fantastic weekend!
♥hugs♥

Piali said...

Beautiful Tag!!! loving the new stamps.

Vani said...

Love the tag!

Thanks,
Vani

Sherry said...

Too cute thanks for the help

Dana said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us and your tag is beautiful.

TJ said...

This is a very sweet bookmark.

morningDove said...

i love that you colored a white ribbon to your preference for your project.

Adirondack Annie said...

Beautiful Tag! Thanks so much for the detailed Copic Coloring Chart up put up. That's exactly what someone like me needs! LOL! That was "JustRight"!

Ronnie said...

SO pretty!

Diane said...

Looks like a nice and quick project. Beautiful job!

Anne said...

So pretty! Love it!

Pat E said...

The faux wood looks great and I love the self colored ribbons.

smarch said...

Beautiful tag - how creative you are. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and smiles :o)

Hannah said...

cute tag. I love your shading!

Michelle said...

Love your pretty tag!

ChickieChirps said...

Lovely tag! I love the idea of colouring in the ribbon too!

Arabella

Kathryn B said...

Such a pretty tag! Thanks for letting us see the colors you used!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love your tag. Pretty colors.

Terry said...

What a wonderful tag!!





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