Friday, August 27, 2010

Exciting News... Coloring Techniques for Card Making Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Coloring Techniques for Card Making Blog Hop! Today we wanted to introduce you to a brand new, must-have book that has been written to help shed some light on some of the hottest trends in coloring techniques in paper crafting today.

ColoringTech Book

Coloring Techniques for Card Making features three of the most popular coloring techniques in card making today--water coloring, colored pencils and using alcohol-based ink markers. Each chapter showcases one particular technique and includes an introductions that will help you choose the products that are right for you, and will walk you through the steps to creating one of our featured projects. Easy-to-follow instructions, detailed materials lists and helpful coloring tips will make it easy for you to achieve stunning card-making results. As a bonus, enjoy a chapter that focuses on ways to highlight and accentuate your projects with products such as glitter and gel pens, shading techniques and methods for creating the look of texture with color.

Here is one of my cards you'll get to see in the book! We have Chickadees flitting around the yard all year round, so this one is a real favorite to stamp and color!

2271123999_Chickadee

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.
Stamp Set: Our Daily Bread designs
Ink & Reinkers: Memento from Tsukineko, Ranger Industries Inc
Other: Sakura of America white gel pen, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug embossing folder from Provo Craft, Stamp Positioner by EK Success, waterbrush

We are pleased that you have joined us for the hop! Be sure to leave a comment at each blog along the way to be entered for your chance to win a free copy of Coloring Techniques for Card Making!

The designers who are participating in the blog hop are as follows:

Keri Lee Sereika 
Debbie Olson 
Jeanne Streif 
Trudy Sjolander 
Asela Hopkins 
Broni Holcombe 
Kathy Menzies 
Christine Okken 
Dawn Lusk you are here!
Laurie Wilson  
Sherrie Siemens 
Chrissy Le

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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty, love your coloring

Anonymous said...

love your card, gorgeous.
laura huffman

True :) said...

Dawn,
Your bird is colored so pretty! I love how you left the rest of the card simple to focus in on the beautiful birdie!
Hugs,
True :D

SmilynStef said...

I actually have that book on my Amazon Wish List ... had no idea so many of my "friends" would have work featured ... woot woot.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Such a sweet beautiful card.

Julia Diane said...

What a beautiful card! This book looks like a definite must-have... thanks for the chance to win it! I can't wait to see it in person.

Jackie said...

That little bird is just beautiful!

Ann English said...

Gorgeous, Dawn! Oh, how I'd love to get this book!

Broni said...

Woo hoo, girlfriend!! I just love how they photographed your beautiful card! How thrilling that we got to work on this together!!

Susan said...

Beautiful card, lovely stamp! Thank you for sharing your project - I can't wait to get this book.

Cheryl said...

Dawn,
I'm SOOOOO proud of you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! What a great opportunity for everyone to see your amazing work!

asela said...

Big fan of your coloring! Love all of your cards. Beautiful!

Sue W said...

Congratulations Dawn!!! I love the card that was featured too! This book would be a must have for any card maker........Keeping everything crossed!

Rita Kegg said...

Looks like a great book to have. Thanks and blessings

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Congratulations Dawn!!! What an honor! Your coloring is amazing ~jeni :)

Terra5 said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the way your birds are so lifelike! Thanks for sharing.

Linda L said...

He is certainly a cute little fella Dawn. Looks like a great pub.

Yvonne said...

Love the cards along the way in the blog hop. I can see this book is going to be a winner.

Francie G. said...

This is all so exciting, Dawn! I'm so pleased for you and the rest of the talented ladies! What a wonderful book, filled with such talent! Would love to have a copy!

Becca Feeken said...

Congratulations Dawn!! This is so pretty!! I would have guessed you on this one!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I can't believe all the fabulous artwork in this book.

judy said...

I love your coloring of this beautiful image--
lovely card!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Eeeek This is awesome! I love this!!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

Cammie said...

Beautiful card! This book looks like a valuable resource.

sharon d said...

Your card is so pretty. Can't wait for the book.

Toni K said...

Congrats! Gorgeous bird!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Wow, gorgeous artwork! Thank you for the chance to win! HUgs always! G

Eli said...

Your bird is stunning. Wow. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the book.

barb said...

love the shading behind the birds. Very inpiring.

StampinCathy said...

This is just breathtaking and super inspiring. Your coloring is just amazing. I would love to color like this.

Ruth said...

Dawn you are a wonderful artist, the chickadee warmed my heart. Congrats on being published in this super book.

Whimsey said...

Soooooo beautiful; love your coloring; such a delicate card!

see mary stamp said...

What a beautiful card. So excited about this book.

Karen said...

Wow! I've got to order some of the Daily Bread stamps, I don't own any. After seeing this, I have to have some! Beautiful!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Dawn, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful. The whole book must be amazing. Shirley B

Debbie Olson said...

Dawn, this is so beautiful--love your coloring! Congratulations!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I just love that bird! Congrats with the book.

Brenda U said...

I love the background you created around the bird with the mix of colours, just awesome!

Betty said...

such a cute card w/lovely coloring. thanks for a chance to win and the inspiration.

Becky said...

Wow this is gorgeous,,awesome coloring.

Anne Temple said...

The touches of blue around your bird really make him pop. Thanks for the chance to win.

ChristineCreations said...

The day is finally here! :) Blessed to share it with you Dawn! Your projects were all gorgeous. I especially love your sky...you blended the colors in such a dreamy way. Awesome work!

Deonna said...

Stunning card! Your bird is colored perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty card! What a fantastic prize to be won! Thanks for the chance!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Dawn this is so elegant. Congratulations!

virginia said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win a book! wonderful card!

virginia said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win a book! wonderful card!

TracyJ said...

Wow! Don't know that I can ever master this, but I think the book is a must have for me and will help me improve, at least! This card is gorgeous.

Jessica said...

I love this card! Chikadee's are my favorite birds! And Cardinals. I love this little stamp, I'm off to check out where I can get it. Thanks for sharing.

colleen said...

Sooooo pretty! Congrats!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I cant wait to see this book in person!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Kari D said...

BIG chickadee fan myself! LOVE the way you have so skillfully colored this little bird! Looks as though it could fly off the page at any minute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Deb said...

Your bird is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win this great book. Looking forward to more great ideas.

Louise Fox said...

The background water coloring you created for the bird is amazing! Can't wait to read about how you did that in the new book! Blessings.

Laurie Wilson said...

So pretty and lovely coloring on this bird, very natural looking!

Bonnie said...

A lovely, lovely card. New follower here. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Sharla said...

Love your card, thanks for the chance to win!

Queen B said...

So many ways to color that I never even thought about! Great card and congrats on being in the book!

littlen said...

This would make such a pretty holiday card. TFS.

Cindy H. said...

What a sweet card and so beautifully colored!! The chickadee is a favorite in our yard, too:) Congratulations on being one of the artists featured in this new book! Looks like a must-have!

Debbie said...

great card. great blog hop. thanks.

ginalovesdave said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I love chickadees and love how you have colored it!

About me said...

Your birdy is gorgeous!

craft-princess said...

So soft and beautiful! Great card!

Marlene said...

Oh Congratulations!!! I am SO going out and buying a copy of this book.....this is wonderful!

Terry said...

Your card is so cute! Chickadees! I'd love to see your technique on coloring this card. Thanks for opportunity to win the book. Congratulations!!!

jkreucher said...

WOW! Huge Congratulations Dawn!!!!
What fun it would be to have this book.. there is always something new to learn in the world of shading and highlighting!
I think It will be a must have for sure.
I am so happy for you!!
Hugs to you..
Judy

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to see the book. TFS!

Debbie F. said...

Normally I am not a "bird" person, but I really like your card!

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn~

You KNOW I could really use a few pointers with my coloring, so hop I must! I really like this card. I love all of your bird projects. This is so beautiful, at first, I thought it may have been done on vellum.

I love your coloring...as always! Amazing! And, I love the colors that you chose...the blue and white...it tends to feel wintery!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Brenda said...

Every project is georgeous

Laurie said...

What a beautiful card, Dawn! I'm loving each project I've seen and can't wait to look at this book in person!

Beverly S. said...

Your chickadee card is beautiful....a work of art!!! Congrats on being in this inspiring book.

JACKIE M said...

Big Congrats Dawn, I love your card the colouring is just beautiful

jackie :)

Rhonda Z said...

Beautiful

Candy said...

Just beautiful. Congrats.

Shell said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on the book!

Donna K said...

wow, what a lovely job coloring. can't wait to get the book. thanks

Audrey T. said...

What an adorable little bird, and such beautiful coloring!!

Paula said...

lovely thanks for sharing

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on the book.

sandra said...

This is must have book for sure!
Congrats!
And your birdie is amazing!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Traci S. said...

Dear Dawn~

Two things! I forgot to say, "CONGRATULATIONS!!!" This is a huge success. I was just concentrating on the card you made. I am proud of you! You are so talented. 'Tis true~

The other thing is a question...
How will we know where and when to look to see if we happened to be fortunate enough to win this "Coloring Manual." It sure looks like a must have!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

AShu93 said...

Your card is really pretty & I just love how they accented the photo with berries just like you colored them.

Ruby said...

Beautiful! You can almost touch the bird, it's so lifelike! I'm just starting out with Copics, so this book would be fab! Congratulations on being in the mag too!

Lynda said...

Beautiful coloring, Dawn. Congrats on being selected to be one of the contributors to this very useful book.

Barb S. (FL) said...

That bird is colored so real like it blew me away. I love the touch of blue around him. Congrats on the book.
Barb S (FL)

Patti P. said...

Congratulations, you are so deserving...love the coloring and the accents of blue. TFS

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

So pretty :)

lynne said...

lovely stamp lovely card thanks for showing us your wonderful work, can't wait to see the whole book

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing the way to do things.

Merry S. said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the bird! I hope I win a copy of this book so I can color just as beautiful.

Sandra said...

you are the master!
beautiful!
Sandra

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

This card is georgeous! Congratulations on being in the book.

Mary said...

Congrats on being published. I love working with reinkers too! Great job on the chickadee. TFS, Mary M

Cassie_lu said...

such a sweet card and I really like how the image stands out

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful card, Dawn -- congratulations!

Chrisd said...

Congratulations and that chickadee is gorgeous!

Shirley-anne said...

Thank you for chance to win book . I feel as though I have already benefited by all the new techniques /inspiration I have seen here. Loved the image on your beautiful card.

Melisa Hunter said...

This little bird is adorable! Such wonderful colouring! I'm putting this book on my wish list. It looks fabulous!

Jodi said...

Wow, Dawn congratulations!! I am sooo very happy for you!! Your talents are amazing!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Linda Carson said...

Well, it's a no brainer to have your artwork in a book! You should publish one all by itself!! Your artwork knows no bounds! Congrats Dawn!

Rufus said...

WOW, looks like he's about to fly off the page!
Marvelous,
R/

Sharon said...

This looks like a fabulous book! A must have for sure! Your card is truly amazing!

Shari said...

Wonderful card!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - your card is fabulous! Love the coloring - the image is fantastic! I need this book - as I have purchased colored pencils and alcohol ink markers, but don't have a clue what I'm doing with them! Thank you for the opportunity!

Cathy said...

Dawn, OMG I know a celebrity....I have admired your work forever and your chickadee is beautiful.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Beautiful card. I really need this book.

JoAnne said...

The card is wonderful and I cannot wait to get this book. Congratulations.

Jan Castle said...

Sweet little bird!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

LindaR said...

Beautiful! I only wish I could color like that! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rene said...

Hi Dawn, your card is lovely, I do so want to learn how to colour in properly.
Rene from OZ xo

Sylvia said...

The books looks wonderful and your card is lovely. thanks for the chance to win.

Robbie said...

VERY pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win this book...which I will own whether I win it or not because I HAVE to have it. *Ü*

Marsha said...

Absolutely Beautiful. You are amazing . If that book helps me get even close to your coloring, I am definitely getting one. (Hopefully I will win one!)

Linda C said...

Congratulations on the publication. I have checked out your cards on Sassy Cheryls challenges for the past few months, but never took the time to read your blog. It is fascinating. What state do you live in? Llamas? How many did you have? I am sorry to hear you lost one too. The loss of a pet is always tough. If you need help eating all those veggies and fruits, call me!

PS Enjoyed the slide show. You have a real talent with cards.

MARES said...

Felicitaciones por tus dulces trabajos. Son hermosos y de calidad.
Besitos desde Argentina.

Bernadette Bliss said...

Beautiful card and the coloring is gorgeous.Congratulations!

Donna said...

Love your chickadee image & coloring! I'm truly looking forward to getting a copy of the book- it looks awesome!

Helen said...

Beautiful card. Can't wait for the book to come out.

Lisa H. said...

beautiful card,DAwn. it is so simple and yet, so stunning!

Peggy said...

I love bird images, especially watercolored. Fabulous! Congrats!
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Carey said...

What a pretty card. I can't wait to see the book!

Stephanie B. said...

This is a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us. I can't wait to have a peak at that new book and get some tips!

Beachsidelynn said...

Love the chickadee and your coloring. Congratulations.

Elle Kasban said...

Great job of coloring-love it! This book sounds fabulous! A must have! Elle Kasban

Janine said...

I love the look of your little bird and I would love to get a peek into that book and learn more about colouring.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow, Dawn! What a beautiful card -- and using reinkers...amazing! I love it!

Linda said...

Very pretty. Can't wait to see more.

akagreenhouse said...

Dawn, Your card is gorgeous! I'm not a bird fan, but I could be easily persuaded to love them because of your card!

Jana said...

Really pretty!

Yvonne said...

Lovely card and the book looks great too!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful bird and beautifully colored.

nanavf said...

I love birdies and this little one is darling! Congratulations on being included in this great book (that I hope to win)

Shannah said...

Such a sweet little bird!! Congratulations on being part of such a FABULOUS book!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Shannah

Kalyber said...

I love coloring birds. Beautiful card. TFS the card and the opportunity to win this book.

Lori Barnett said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the coloring. Thanks for the opportunity to receive a free copy of this new magazine.

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful; I'm a big fan of chickadees too. Can't wait to see this book.

katrynka said...

My Mom would love your card, she is a big fan of "little fat birds"!!

Lueyes said...

This book looks wonderful and your card is lovely also!

Pat S. said...

Your card is stunning! Thank you for a chance to win!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congratulations! What an honor!

Natalie said...

Dawn what a beautiful card! Your sweet little chickadee is colored beautifully, of course! I hope I can get this book soon and have it for my crafting library!! It looks wonderful.

Rebecca Johnson said...

The chickadee is beautiful. Stunning. Can't wait to get this book.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Judy said...

Beautiful coloring on the bird! Love it!
The book looks like a great addition for my collection!

jperr said...

Your card is gorgeous.I feel like I could feel the feathers on your big.Great work.Jocelan P

Conniecrafter said...

Sweet card, love your coloring especially the background around the bird is neat!

Rose said...

Great idea! This will likely make a good read and reference.

GinaE said...

Lovely birdie! One of the best cards on the hop.
I sure need to win that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ange Kelly said...

Such a lovely card!

Karen said...

Another beautiful card - very talented ladies.

Sue said...

So cute - love the little bird and you colored it so perfect! Would love to win

Maggi said...

Such a lovely image and beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing

GrammaR said...

Beautiful coloring on your card. Congrats on getting published in a wonderful tutorial book.

Janet Z said...

So pretty! Congrats!

Donelda said...

Such a beautiful image and great job coloring it. Congrats on the book.

Anonymous said...

Sweet bird and a great book to have!

Mickie said...

What a lovely card.

Kim G said...

Wow, this book is a must!

kathy s said...

what a cute bird- they are always a challenge and yours is so good- great card TFS congrats on the book.

Cindy said...

The bird card is so sweet. I love the coloring. Hope to learn a lot from the new book. Thanks!

paula said...

great coloring on this card. this book looks like a wonderful resource. thanks for a chance to win.

Mary Ann T said...

Your card is lovely. This is by far the best blog hop I've followed in quite a while. Would love to win the book.

donna calamari said...

A book I could really use. Your card is beautiful.

Pamm said...

So cute! Chickadees are my fav, but I sure can't color them like that! I hope your book can help! Congrats!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at winning.

Jen Adkins said...

Such a gorgeous bird!

Love the book too! I am definitely a reader, so much to learn!

- dlm. said...

Many congratulations on being published, Dawn! Your card is stunning. I really like the way that you are able to layer colour after colour to give such depth to your image.

creativearts said...

Lovely chickadee! Love your coloring around the image.

Sammy Jo said...

Simply awesome! Great job.

Marge said...

Amazing card!!! Thanks for a chance to win a resource that will be invaluable for years to come!

Cookie Salter said...

The bird looks so authentic, can't wait to get my hands on the book. You inspire me

airbornewife said...

Your card is beautiful.

thanks for sharing ~ Pam

carrie said...

Gorgeous card! Great coloring and I really like the way you framed the bird with the blue.

Trena in Naperville said...

Very nice! Congratulations on being par to of the awesome DT!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE~

CheckerBeads said...

Beautiful card! I can't wait to get that book now.

bevyb said...

Your card is beautifully colored and the book is on my must have list

Little GTO said...

Beautiful examples! Just beautiful.
Sharon L

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful bird, he is adorable! The book is on my wish list for sure.

Stephanie said...

I love chickadees too, yours is beautifully watercolored! Congratulations on being included in this must-have book!

cdrscraps said...

Love the card - and your blog!

Linda Peterson said...

It was so exciting to see this book. Can't wait to get one.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is exquisite! Can hardly wait to see more.

lsims said...

Love this stamp and your coloring.

Anonymous said...

How sweet is that little bird! I love it! thanks for sharing your talent!

marilyn said...

WOW - love your card!!! Love chickadees - we have them in our backyard too - yours looks so real!

Lucy Chesna said...

love the card and the book sounds awesome...congrats

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Beautiful card! I've been thinking that I need a resource to learn coloring. This book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!

iluvmybugs said...

What an adorable card...love the chickadee!! TFS

Robert said...

Beautiful card! I need lots of direction and hopefully this book will help. Thanks for a chance to win.

jordanbev5 said...

What an adorable little birdie!! Love your card!

Barbara DeBose said...

This book sounds like it could be my new best friend! Oh random generator...pick me, pick me!

Shannon said...

What a lovely card. Looks like this would be a great book to have.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ahhhhhhh! It doesn't get better than that. A work of pure art! I am so very excited to see you featured in this book & blog hop. You SO deserve it. Your colouring always leaves me flabbergasted with happy. :-D

debi said...

Soft, wintry, elegant and regal...that's what I would label this card. It is stunning how you colored your card to give such an awesome atmosphere of where these birds love to dwell the most. Nice job. Thanks for your input in helping create a book for beginners like me. Debi

Denise said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful coloring! Can't wait to see the book in person!
DeniseB

Terrie said...

Breathtaking work, and I will look for the book but would love to win it too! congrats on your publication!

Barbra said...

Just love bird cards and the birds themselves. This book looks fantastic!

June said...

Wonderful card! Love the chickadee! As a birdwatcher, your coloring is superb! Got to have this book!

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