Friday, May 11, 2012

The Mother of all Blog Hops!


Welcome to the 3rd annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clears Stamps!   Over the next two days, we (customers and trendsetters!) will be featuring some of our favorite There She Goes Clear Stamp sets!   Not only that, we’re going to give YOU a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
To find out how, please go to the There She Goes’ blog and read the simple instructions.

So… We could choose any set we wanted and I had a bunch of sets in my top three, and this is one of them: Egg-stra Special. I just LOVE the illustrations and the girl is too cute! I used to think it was more of an easter set, but the sentiments are not holiday related, they’re just cute! So here’s my card:
 
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I used some lovely Pink Paislee patterened papers and “buttons.” The buttons were plain and had some resist embossing on them so when I inked them with distress markers (Aged Mahogany) a neat little pattern showed through. (ps…I used this week’s iSpy Sketch for the layout.)

I coloured the image with Distress Markers on watercolour paper. I find that it takes a little “fiddling around” with the markers to get the hang of them, but as I tell my students, knowledge transfers and I am finding all of my Copic expertise is helping me get the hang of the blending/shading a little quicker than I expected… YAY!
 
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After I was done colouring I cut the image out with a Spellbinders die and inked the image with the die on top. I love that look..
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65 comments:

  1. Gorgeous coloring and design!

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  2. Stunning colouring - a gorgeous card Tobi!

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  3. I love your sentiment banner and your colouring is gorgeous.

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  4. Gorgeous, love the way you've laid it out, your colouring is great and I love the sentiment banner, it looks fab :)

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  5. Awesome card! Love your coloring!

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  6. Oh my gosh...I thought I could resist the urge to buy the distress markers, but after seeing THIS card....crud. I think I'm hooked. Your card is amazingly beautiful. :)

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  7. LOVE the water-colouring, I agree with the commenter above...may have to invest in some of those distress markers. The technique is so perfect for the image of the little girl, and you're right, the sentiment fits anytime of year. Lovely card!

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  8. Very cute card, love the vintage look, you gave to it. Well done.

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  9. terrific card, your coloring rocks!

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  10. love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joy

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  11. love how the coloring came out with the distress markers! I'm thinking about getting them!!!

    Great card :)

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  12. So sweet. I love the coloring and the vintage feel of the card, and I like that curved line where the background pieces come together.

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  13. Your shading blows me away...it's out of this world !
    Gorgeous card :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. Your coloring is fantastic. Love your card.

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  15. Gorgeous coloring! Great card!

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  16. Adorable!! Love your fabulous coloring!!

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  17. Oh, this is cute--love your coloring.

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  18. Very cool effect Tobi - I don't know if I have ever seen anyone color with distress markers before.
    ~Meredith

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  19. What a sweet card. Love the coloring and the black just makes it pop. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  20. great card! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Tremendous coloring work. I sure hope Copic techniques 'transfer' to other markers - yours sure did!! Very beautiful card!

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  22. SO rich looking Tobi! What awesome work!

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  23. Stunning!!! Such rich colors :)

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  24. Wonderfully rich and warm - the use of dark paper with sentimental prints and the spellbinders focus area is wonderful. And your coloring is wonderful as well. Love this terrific card with its wonderful sentiment and image.

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  25. your colouring is AWESOME - looks so antiqued

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  26. You colored this with Distress markers?? I really like the look! Fantastic job!

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  27. Your coloring is phenomenal. This card is really special!

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  28. Sweet card --great coloring.

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  29. adorable card, love your design

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  30. Okay Tobi - your fantastic coloring with the markers makes me wnat them!!! :)

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  31. Wowie!! Love your Sweet image and Fabulous coloring! Super take on the I-Spy sketch too! Love this! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  32. Wow! I just love the look of this card! What a great stamp!

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  33. Wonderful card! Great coloring! Love it!

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  34. Gorgeous card Tobi - fab colouring & design :)

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  35. WOW!! Such a CUTIE card!! I LOVE the FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND!! =)

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  36. Gorgeous and such amazing layering and touches.

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  37. Wooo love the distressed look on this card! TFS!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  38. Beautiful card, love the colors

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  39. Tobi, this is so pretty, it has so much character!!

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  40. So lovely!!Pretty colouring!!
    TFS
    Rene

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  41. Wow! This card is so pretty! Really love your coloring!

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  42. This is super cute! Great job!

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  43. Very cute card! Such a cute little immage!

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  44. This girl is so sweet, and this card is adorable. (I loved this little set so much, I bought it. LOL) Love what you've done with it in the richer colors!

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  45. Great card...love the buttons.

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  46. This is so gorgeous, Tobi! I love your coloring :D

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  47. Wonderful card!! Love the colors.

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  48. Your coloring is simply gorgeous!

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  49. This is so pretty! I just love your coloring! Amazing card!

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  50. This is a really cute card. Great coloring

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