Monday, February 1, 2010

Pinch me!

The super talented Mary Giemza emailed me a couple weeks ago asking if I would be a guest designer for the Copic Creations Blog! For anyone who listens to me harp you should know that I think this is THE BEST copic blog on the WORLD WIDE NET! I seriously LOVE that site!

They have challenges the 1st and 15th of every month to spotlight a technique or color challenge. Not only to they provide links to tutorials for the featured technique, they also have a sponsor who donates a generous gift to a lucky random winner who plays along in the bi-monthly challenge. It is just a fantastic copic resource and for anyone who has asked me for tutorials I strongly suggest you check out this blog because it is all there right at your fingertips. It is MY go-to website and I hope it becomes yours too!

Without further ado, this is my card.



Today's challenge is Feather Blending and we are using the technique to showcase some new Victoria Case images being release by Susana's Custom Art & Card Design. This little one is from the Aurora Collection. Besides basic blending, feather blending is something I strongly encourage everyone to learn. It is so versitile and I use it on just about every image I color. If you've ever wondered how I do hair....it is just several layers of light feathery strokes using the feather blending technique. If you want a soft blend, add your layers while those beneath it are still wet, for crisper lines, wait until your previous layer is dry. Or like I do, add several layers while the colors are wet, then let them dry and add a few very light defined strokes.

If you have difficulty blending two shades of the same color family together, try feathering those colors together and you may find it easier. That is what I did on her hat. Or be daring and feather two different colors together like I did on her skirt. Use a light touch and ....Practice! Practice! Practice! Before you know it feather blending will become your #1 Copic Technique and will take your skills to a higher level!

Finally, I would like to thank Mary and the entire Copic Creations DT for inviting me as their Guest Designer today. You girls ROCK and I encourage everyone to check out their work!

26 comments:

Terri said...

Who wouldn't want one of the best to be a guest designer and of course you proved it with this beautifully colored card. Darling image too, btw! Congrats!

Janette said...

Not in the least surprised at your fab news,your cards are simply amazing.x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Absolutely stunning, Linda. And really, I'm not all surprised that you were asked to be a guest, your Copic colouring is always superb! :)

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Linda! wow wow wow !! So very awesome to have u join us!! Your site is one of MY "GO TO" blogs for sure!!This is incredible!! :)

K1 said...

Congratulations, Linda! Gorgeous card as always.

Tammy said...

Congratulations!!! WOW...this is so awesome!!! I would love to know what colors you used on her!!!!

Nina I. said...

I really LOVE your work!!!!! I have visited your blog for a while;-))) Your colouring is fantastic!!!!! And the colours you use is wonderful!! I am a big fan;-))

Hugs from Nina;-))

Renkata said...

Wow, what a beautiful clolouring.
I love it.

Denise said...

Congrats Linda! Those of us who follow you are not at all surprised! Your work is awesome!!
Denise

Jenn said...

WOO HOO!! Congrats on the Guest DT spot - your card is gorgeous!!!

Susana M said...

Hi Linda
That is a stunner of a card and your technique is off the charts :o)
Thanks So Much!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

leenda said...

Guest? You should be full-time!! Your coloring is always amazing! Thanks for the tips of how you achieve your flair!

Gloria Westerman said...

Congratulation, you are the best....

sophia landry said...

Love your card as usual!! Congrats on being chosen as a guest designer, you so deserve it! I will be sure to con't my stalking over there! :)

Pinky said...

A designation well deserved Linda - you super colour queen!
Congratulations!!! Hugs, Pinky

CraftyViolet said...

Congratulations and I'm not the least bit surprised that they asked you to join their team. I love the way you colour your cards.

Sue from Oregon said...

Mary sent me LOL! I now I know why...Wow!

Sue from Oregon said...

Mary sent me LOL! I now I know why...Wow!

mycardz said...

Your card is a total stunner Linda! I (we) am so honored that you were able to join us for the CC challenge. I am in awe of your talent and can't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing it with us today. You're the best - Mwah! :) hugz, Mary

Renata van Miltenburg said...

It doesn't surprise me that they picked you...your colouring is always stunning!! It is so gorgeous that your card doesn't need more than nice papers and a great image!!

I would love it if you would make a card for my card action for little Daan, the 4 years old son of my sisters friend. He has an incurable brain tumor. You can read the story HERE.

Warm greetings, Renata

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

this card is so Freaken gorgeous...too cute....Not sure why your so surprised....your copic colouring is fabulous....Congrats!!!

Louise said...

Not surprised! You are the best at coloring!
Congratulations!

Fru Larsen said...

Wauw - fatastic coloring! And a really sweet card!

paulatracy said...

All I can say is that this little girl looks like SPRING!!!! She is stunning, just gorjuss-er than on the SKYPE!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Linda! This is gorgeous!! We are so happy you joined us on the Copic Challenge! Your talent is amazing. You have colored this pixie to perfection. And I just love how you did the grass! Beautiful!

crazymomma said...

Wow you're coloring is amazing!!What a beautiful card.

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