Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sorta Back, and Blog Candy

No I have not fallen off the face of the earth lol. But I have been a busy beaver trying to create order out of chaos. I did not want to take longer than necessary by dividing my attention between that and stamping. There was one thing that I have also worked on though in that time. And that was to create a book with all my colors, mediums and names shown. I find this is a great way to see exactly what a color looks like. I won't tell you how many hours this took me, but thankfully in the end it should save me plenty of time. This was my first attempt using my Bind It All. I was not totally successful. I find the instructions they give are not half as helpful as what is on the website. That being said, I did not think to look at the website until half way through. So there are some mistakes, but I am still happy with my results. Now i can have the fun part of decorating my book :) . The really scary thing here is that these lists do not include my reinkers . I will be doing a separate book for that!
Book cover is Cardboard covered with Afternoon Tea DP and Groovy Guava CS. Wire is decorated with SU In color ribbon and May Art ribbon.

This lists my water based markers on Fabriano Studio watercolor paper. Chart had to be done by hand because printer toner ( or whatever it is called ) does not adhere to watercolor paper. It is a mix of SU and Tombow. ( this list has 2 pages ).

Color pencil on Stampers Select White.
Twinkling H2O's on PaperTrey Stampers Select White.
Copic on Stampers Select White.
Watercolor pencil on Fabriano Studio watercolor paper. The entire book consists of 11 pages of color charts on those mediums mentioned above.
Ok now for the Blog Candy. Up for grabs are High Hopes Scotsman and his Scottish dog. And a Magnolia little girl from most recent Club kit. That is a total of 3 un-mounted stamps for one person. All you have to do is leave a comment here about what sort of projects ( other than cards) and tutorials you would like me to cover. Anyone can participate from anywhere. I will draw on Friday.( actually my daughter will draw on Friday). Must answer question in order to be placed in draw! Good Luck!
Hugs,
Sophie


47 comments:

Lorraine said...

First of all LOVE your blog.
I have some beautiful patterned acetate which I would like to use for a gift box. I am thinking of putting a 3 dimensional card in it. I'm not sure how to glue/stick it together. Would it work and stay in one piece?

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Good grief, girl! No wonder you haven't been around lately! You've been a busy little beaver!!! Hope to see you around more! (And hopefully we will both have a good mail day sometime this week! *wink*)

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow you have been busy, have missed you, would love to see tutorials showing how to use the Twinkling H2O's whenever I use them I always wind up messing it up for some reason. Anything you choose to show would be informational for me.

Pegg S said...

I love this idea to keep track of colors, etc! What a beautiful book! I love your marker tutorials - I refer back to them time and time again. So I would love to see more about coloring tutorials - esp Twinkling H20s. I get horrible water lines whenever I use them. COPIC tutorials would be really great too! Thanks so much!

wendy peatross said...

I love your tutorials. They are explained so clearly. I would love to see something on coloring shading and blending. especially with colored pencils. I need to learn this.

MichelleO said...

OH MY this is wonderful! I really should do something like this as well, but man I can see the many hours you put in this! WOW!

I will pass on the chance for the stamps... he he I have them already! But love all that you do! And look forward to more tutorials!
HUGS
MichelleO

Tricia said...

What a wonderful project! I love all of your tutorials on coloring. I would love to have you talk us through your "thought process" when designing cards... layout, embellishment choices, why you choose which coloring medium, etc. Also - I'd love to know how the bind it all actually works! :)

Cindy Vernon said...

I would like to see tutorials on how to use acetate and on different card folds.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What cute stamps! Wow what a great job on your book and I bet it took you hours and hours but all that work will be well worth it in the long run! I would like to see you do a tutorial on acetate cards. They fascinate me but I haven't had the nerve to try one.

Alyssa said...

Wow! what a ton of work! I've been trying to make a catalog of my stamps and that takes forever too! I would say to just keep doing what you're doing. I appreciate the tutorials that you have given and love seeing your cards. Maybe if you also scrapbook, I would like to get ideas for layouts and what not. Thanks for the chance! :o)

Raisa said...

You have really been busy! I've been looking after You every day, so it's good to have You back. And greetings from Finland.

Sharron Lynne said...

I love your tutorials. I would love one on color matching and blending.

sandie994 said...

I do okay coloring with pencils and OMS but have a terible time with markers or watercolor so any tips on those would great. Would love to win these stamps!!

Kathy said...

Any and all projects you cover would be great! I need to know about them all!! I would LOVE to see a twinkling H2O coloring tutorial as I have been thinking about getting some but am hesitate!!

Welcome back and thanks for the opportunity to win these adorable stamps!!

usafcole said...

As a beginner, I would love to have advice on how to "mix" papers and match ink colors to them.

chelemom said...

I would love to see a tutorial on the H2O's. I bought an entire set of them, and they are sitting on a shelf collecting dust!

NormaJ said...

Well, I love following your blog
and your wonderful ideas. One that I would like to try is using
acetate sheets in windows and the
effects you can achieve with stamping and colouring, and also
making a stained glass look too.

Stampin Cats said...

I just discovered your blog and love it. I really liked the masking tutorial, and the window cards are awesome. Please don't stay gone to long. Looking forward to what you will show us next.

Linda said...

I love the book that you shared with us. Any type of ideas like this are very helpful. Thanks.
Linda Peterson

Heather said...

Wow!! Way to go. Organizing can be a task. I know I'm organizing my stamps into a binder. I would love to see more on the H2O's I just bought a package and would like to see your take on them. Great blog by the way too!!!

Rosella said...

WOW! That looks like dedication to me. I would be interested in a tutorial on stamping on fabric, i.e. what type of ink to use. etc. Also a general watercoloring tutorial would be great!

loyaz said...

What a great job. I really have 2 needs - always need more coloring information but also find myself needing information on using papers. I'm having trouble getting comfortable with trying. Thanks
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Marja Sch said...

Oh Sophia this is wonderful. I have only done this for my copics. Maybe I do my pencils to. I would like a tutorial about H20 an dthe way you use them. Hugs Marja

Marja Sch said...

Ohhh sorry I forgot to tell you I have tagged you. Have a look on my blog if you like. Marja xxx

Annelies said...

I'm planning on redecorating my room, and would like inspiration to create something to put on the wall (f.e. canvas). Maybe you can help? Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Alison said...

Wow what a fab project and very useful too. Those stamps you have on offer as gorgeous. I already love your tutorials, cards etc. I would love to see some tutorials on altered art projects using household empties.

Jessica Smith said...

Wow you put a lot of time into your book I love it. I would love to see a tutorial on twinkling h2o's I don't own any yet but I plan on changing that soon and would love to see how you use them.

kim3timemom said...

I'd love to see tutorials on altering projects. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@Yahoo dot com

Maria said...

Thanks for the chance to win your generous candy. I'd like to learn more about Twinkling H2Os so a tutorial on them would be great!

Stampingcaz said...

your colouring is AMAZING!! I will be back thats for sure...

Caz

Anonymous said...

I would like to see tutorials on items that can be made for organization. Also would like to see information about products. Also, review on watercoloring, acrylic painting, colored pencil techniques. More Magnolias please!!!

Tanja said...

I'd like to know more about H2Os, I never worked with them until today. Your Blog is really inspiring. Thanks

Jeanette said...

Wow, you are really gifted. Beautiful coloring. I would love to see a step-by-step tutorial on how you color in your little Tildas from Magnolia. I have never water-colored and would love to try. Love your work.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great project Sophia! It must have taken you a long time to do those colors... but it looks awesome!
Yummy candy! I wouls like to see more cards with different shapes... or folds... that is always interesting. TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

sorry... it's me again... wasn't sure if I pushed the right button... if it didn't go through... here it is again... more cards with interesting folds or shapes... if my first one went through... please delete this one... Thanks!

Malin Pettersson said...

How you match your papers and the colour of the stamp. I find it hard to match the coluors sometimes.
Take care....
Got any mail yet??? :-)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I am totally impressed!! I would like to know how you color your images so beautifully. I would also like to know how to use twinkling H2o's so that I can get mine out of the closet and give it a try.
TFS
Anne

CrazyCards said...

I really like your projects. I would like to see some things to pimp up a girls room. Such like a holder for magazines or a tissuebox or more of this kind of stuff.

Belas Creating Place said...

How about a tutorial on stamping on acrylic? I need some inspiration for albums and photo wall mounts. Lovely art work here.
Bela

MiLaWi said...

I love your book with your color charts! I made one chart and I made it so I could keep it in my box of derwent pencils.

I would love to see a tutorial of twinkling h2o's. I'm not sure what they are exactly and how you can use them.

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I love the idea of that book. I'd love to see a coloring tutorial, especially for magnolia stamps.

cpullum said...

So far you have covered everything I wanted to know on your blog!!
Thanks!
cpullum@yahoo.com

karin xoxo said...

wauw, what a great blogcandy.
I would love a tutorial about copics and h2o's. I love them both so much but I have no idea how to use them correctly.

xoxo karin

Lynda K said...

One of my favorite methods of coloring is watercoloring. I would love to see more watercolor work.

Stinne said...

love your blog. i allways are comming by for a quick look. i love my Twinkligs H2O - so i would love one on color matching and blending.

{stampininthesun} said...

Oh my gosh!! Your color charts are amazing!!!!!Thanks for sharing these!

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