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

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Karen said...

Sounds like fun! I LOVE your tag...thank you for the details!

debb said...

Beautiful tag!

Beth said...

Very Pretty!

Shirley said...

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

kmassman said...

Very pretty tag--I would use it as a bookmark!

MarieL said...

Very pretty and so quick to make

Keri Lee Sereika said...

So pretty Marianne! Love the colors you have put together on this one!

Carol said...

So delicate. Wonderful and thanks for sharing!!
Cargo

Gretchen said...

Just lovely! I love how you color- absolutely beautiful!

Linda w said...

What a gorgeous tag Marianne.

stamp on...

Murphy said...

Thinking Spring with this project...love the colors!

barbie_love said...

You are such a great instructor I always love your ideas

Selma said...

Y.our tag is beautiful

Janet L. said...

I love your project. Great happy colors and details!!

Deanna said...

Love your tag--Tags just seem to add that extra touch. Thanks Deanna

Deb said...

Beautiful tag! Beautiful colors!

Norine said...

love the tag so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Eva said...

Ohhh...Thank you so much for showing us how to color these gorgeous stamps...love your tag!

Chrissy said...

Lovely book tag!

Lori Craig said...

I love it when you get paper crafty! ;)

SHARLENE LEBLANC said...

VERY LOVELY TAG

Anary said...

Hello Marianna!
Great project! Wonderful teaching skills..you rock on!

imastampin said...

I love your project Marianne, and of course the wonderful instructions! Thank you!

froggie635 said...

this is cool and thanks for the wood technique

joni said...

Gorgeous tag!!!

Sherry Phipps said...

Great tag!

Margie H said...

A great tag and wonderful COPIC coloring info - thank you! I need all the help I can get - LOL!

Janet Swofford said...

Your tag is beautiful. I love your coloring and all of those ribbons! Thanks for sharing.
Inky hugs,
Janet

Gloria Westerman said...

Awesome tag.....great job on your coloring....even on the ribbon....thank you for sharing with us today....

PamS said...

This is a very pretty tag. I love all the details that you put into it.

Stacy said...

That is beautiful and thanks so much for the detailed instructions for those of us that are detailed recipe followers!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Very pretty tag. Love your little tutorial!

stephanie said...

This is beautiful. Love the tag.

Sharon said...

I love tags. Thanks for sharing the directions.

Kazan Clark said...

Hey You!
awesome taggie - thanks for the awesome little tutorial :) I also love those ribbon stands - super festive!
See you soon
Hugs
K

Melissa S said...

Beautiful!!

danelover said...

love the tag, beautiful ribbons...

JULIE said...

I love the tag! You really know how to work those copics!

Lillabell said...

love your tag

Pat said...

Very pretty tag!

Nancy said...

Beautiful tag! Sure wish I could make friends with Copics. May have to search out a class here. : )

Geri said...

Thanks for the tutorial Marianne! Love the tag.

SusanH said...

Love the tag! (and the coloring instructions)

Angela said...

nice tags. I really like and appreciate your step by step coloring instructions.
TFS

Laura said...

Beautiful tag! The colors are just beautiful.

Karen said...

Amazing tag! I love it!

Hugs,
Karen

Gail said...

beautiful tags..artfully done..tfs..loves ya

Diane said...

Gorgeous.....tags are a favorite of mine!!

Sillyfilly said...

So pretty. Love your tag.

jpmayo said...

This is so beautiful and elegant! Lovely :)

Luanne said...

The ribbons are a darling touch! I love how you used them. TFS!

Diana said...

So pretty, and I really like the colors you used.

Kim said...

So pretty!

drwarrenankh said...

Love the tag!!!

Mary said...

Love the tag and thanks for the little color tutorial!

craftymom205 said...

Great tag. Love the colors.

Tammy said...

Love the details....great tag!
smiles...Tammy

wendy said...

Very pretty, thanks.

pam said...

Thanks for your great details. I love my copic. Just been using for avery short trime but loving them. You girls make it look so easy.

jackielwatson said...

Beautiful, fun, simple and of course gorgeous. Thank you for a lovely tag and details.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

love love love the cute tag.

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful.

Nancy said...

love the hydrangea!

June said...

Very pretty!

brrck said...

Markers are so under rated. You do a beautiful job.

kreativekelley said...

Really cute...... love the tag

Rona said...

very pretty

Sonshine Memories said...

What a cute tag. This would be so cute on a gift bag. Thanks for sharing your technique with us.

Deborah Young said...

Love the colors! See you soon in Phoenix!!!

Cheri said...

Marianne...thanks for showing us your wonderful tag and giving the details for coloring it.

Charlette Finley said...

Your tag is beautiful. Love the colors. Great for a bookmaker!

Rebecca said...

Very pretty

Susan said...

Very pretty tag. I love your coloring tutorials.

Emily Keaton said...

An absolutely gorgeous tag!! What lovely work you've done :)

Marisa said...

Lovely flowers and I like the multiple ribbons at the top.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just incredible! Wonderful step-by-step details as well!

Mrs Ham said...

Just beautiful

just me and z said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us! This blog hop is so much fun! :)

Marge said...

WOW! I know I'll never be remotely as good at coloring with my Copics, but I love to come here to see your gorgeous creations & details of how to achieve them!

marianne-g said...

Great detailed instructions and beautiful tag.

Becky said...

Beautiful tag, love the colors.

silvia said...

Gorgeous tag!! LOVE the coloring of the flowers!

Rosie said...

Your tags are so ready for spring, very nice

elderberry said...

Charming, instructional, perfect! Thanks!

Betsy said...

Love bookmarks and hydrangeas...just perfect!

Kathi said...

Great Tag!

littlethingsifind said...

I love that tag! Its beautiful!

Just Jackie said...

Great job in blending colors.

Rebecca said...

Perfectly colored stamp image - of course!!!! Great tag. I learn so much from your blog.

Yvonne Jackson said...

Love your tag and as always your colouring is to die for. Thanks for sharing, I love to follow your tutorials.

Sheri said...

Love the tag!

Auntie Em said...

Now that's the way to use techniques! Love the tag and the fact that everything you used started out white! Who would think it to see the finished work!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

CraftinGranny said...

Just knew your project would be spectacular. I love that tag Marianne and your tutorial.
"Hugs" Granny

Barb said...

Gorgeous tag!!! I love how you colored the flowers - thanks for the tutorial on this!!!

FibreJunky said...

You are always so amazing! I love your tutorials and little tips. They've helped me so much this past year. Thank you!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tag!

pammy jo said...

what a gorgeous tag - i need to learn to color better :)

Cindy H. said...

Your tag is just gorgeous!! Love the colors, coloring and tips. tfs

Mama mia said...

I love it! I never would have thought to color the ribbons. What a neat idea. I'll have to try it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Lovely tag, have a great time with your class!

frillions said...

You rock, cousin. So glad to see you coming out to hop with us. This is my favorite flower stamp from JRS

Gulffire said...

Lovely tag. And thanks for sharing your directions for those of us who are, uh, less than gifted in this area :)

hobbydiva said...

Fabulous tag! I just love looking at your blog...it's fabulous to see the colors you use with the images for us copic challenged people...lol!!!

rudie2shoes said...

The tag is wonderful!

Yvonne said...

Great tag!

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful tag and love the flowers on there. Thanks for sharing and the directions too.

TracyJ said...

The tag is gorgeous...the coloring instruction was very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

LOVE your creation, just beautiful!

CWeist said...

Really pretty, thanks for sharing all the details.

Cyndy said...

Neat tag!

Tracey said...

Very pretty tag. Love your blog!

April said...

What a lovely card....your tutorial is great - as a new owner of Copics, I need all the help I can get!!

Kimberly S. said...

Wow! I can't believe everything was white from the beginning....those COPICS are amazing!! Thanks for sharing this!! :o)

Sharon said...

Beautiful Tag!

tlcmom said...

Great tag! Love the ribbons

Deb said...

Just beautiful, I love tags.

JKB said...

What a wonderful job on your project. Liking new ideas!!!
Thanks!!!!

Banu said...

Beautiful tag. Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. Loved it.

Jessica Christensen said...

I totally love making bookmarks. Your tag makes me think of that. Thanks for showing it.

Kris and Jo said...

Love the copic coloring. Such beautiful colors.

lillianchild said...

The ribbons really pop this tag - great job!

JuliesAddiction said...

Just gorgeous!

Erin said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Susan G said...

I need to try some copics. The colors look so vibrant with these markers. Great idea for the tag.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag, thanks for sharing!

chickadee3357 said...

Lovely tag! I love all the ribbons and the coloring is just beautiful!

Charlene said...

Love your tag! Beautiful!!

Debby said...

Your tag is very prety indeed.

Pat said...

GORGEOUS - quite lovely. love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

What a great Tag! Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a beautiful tag!!

Margaret said...

beautiful - would make a lovely bookmark!

Anneke klerks said...

nice tag!!!!!!!
anneke

Debbie H said...

Love the tag, and thanks for the details!

cropqueen said...

Pretty Tag.

Lorie Hethorn said...

Great Tags!
Thank You for sharing.

doodlebug said...

Your coloring is always so gorgeous!

Linda said...

Thank you for the directions. I'm very new to coloring techniques and I love to see how different looks are achieved.

Sweetpz said...

beautiful tags! i love them!

hugs
juli

Pattie said...

beautiful! so very soft!

Suzanne said...

oh, what a great tag. Thanks for the tutorial. Lovin' my copics.

Cheril said...

Love the tag and I love coloring with my copics.

Nancy said...

Oh what a beautiful tag. Thank you for the directions on how you did your coloring!
Nancy

Bonnie B said...

Beautiful tag. They are one of my favorite things to make. I don't own any copics....BUT if I win...I'm gonna own lots. LOL

patty w said...

Gorgeous tag !

Melissa said...

Beautiful tag!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Wonderful Tag!

Donna said...

I love your tutorials. Such great ideas. Your tag is so lovley!

Dani said...

Ooooh! You are just way to talanted!!!

Burnett's AOK Corral said...

You've got a great eye! The hydrangea is gorgeous!

Anne said...

What a pretty tag. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful tag

Kelly Landers said...

Great bookmark! And thanks for all your wonderful coloring tips!

Diane (djuseless) said...

What a very pretty tag! TFS!

Tammylee said...

Thanks for showing the colors that you used on the tag!

Tammy

Fogarasi Ter├ęz said...

Beautiful colours.

akagreenhouse said...

Lovely tag!

Laurie Marmon said...

I love the coloring and the ribbon treatment you did on this fun little tag. So cute!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great tag. I love it.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

So beautifully done! LOVE your tag!!!

Aimee said...

beautiful coloring...

thestampinglady said...

Great tag--gorgeous flower.

LorraineB said...

Great tag! Love the delicate look of it.

MagnoliaMarmalady said...

This is a wonderful tag, and I like the wood effect! Thanks!

Terre said...

Marianne, thanks for showing how the pro's color this stamp, now I will know how to color my own. Nice tag!!! Hugs Terre

resmith said...

Such a beautiful tag!! I love how you show how you do your coloring with your copics!! Thank you.

Shirley said...

Beautiful tag and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing.


Shirley
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TippyB said...

Cute idea. Love the soft colors. TFS

AK Donna M said...

Love the tag project & colors you used on the geranium. So very nice.

Amy said...

Beautiful tag....Thanks for sharing!!

Miriam said...

What a privilege to have you participating in this Blog! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! Your tag is wonderful and your technique is excellent! It is my dream to some day be able to take a class from you!

SusanR said...

Pretty, pretty tag! the ribbon really adds something special.

sharon said...

Love the tag! The flower is soo delicate.
Sharon L

Shelley said...

love the techniques. great tag

Glenda said...

Thank you so much for the detailed coloring instructions. The finished project is so pretty.

Peggy said...

Very sweet tag. Love the coloring.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

Kathy W said...

Thanks for the coloring details. I love how you used the markers to create the wood background for your tag.

Terri said...

Very cool, thanks for the opportunity to win.

Swedie said...

The ribbons you chose are perfect for the colors on the tag.

Louise Bergmann DuMont said...

A tag like this will be perfect for my Mother's Day gift for my Mom. Beautiful. TFS

Betty said...

Great use of these amazing flowers. Really pretty.

Queen Mary said...

Excellent tag with the ribbon under the image and used again up top -- thanks for the idea!

Tineke said...

Een schitterende boekenlegger!

knag said...

Your tag would make a fabulous bookmark!

kreativeimagination said...

Very pretty tag ,Marianne.
syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

LaurieJ said...

Love the faux wood - a perfect background for your pretty tag!

Stacy said...

Beautiful tag - as usual breathtaking coloring!

Darsi said...

Love the pretty tag and ribbon!

Judy said...

Your tag is very pretty and inspiring.

Vicki Bray said...

What a wonderful tag! Great inspiration - thank you!

Mini Blessings said...

This would be a fun bookmark!

Sue D said...

Great tag--I really like the wood look.

Kristy said...

I love the look of a wood grain you made on your gorgeous tag, and your coloring is beautiful!

pizzaeater said...

I am in love with book marks. I love the colors of the markers you used.

Karen said...

Thanks for the detailed steps in coloring the geranium.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the gorgeous flower!

Mary said...

Love the tag! So many wonderful ideas you all have.

Priscilla said...

Very pretty!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous!

candy61429 said...

Beautiful tag!

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