Friday, March 04, 2011

Tiffany Doodles Spring Blog Hop

Okay, so what do we have to do to get Spring's pretty little tail-feathers to show?

I say BLOG HOP!
Anyone else game?

Today is the start of a 3-day Blog Hop at Tiffany Doodles starring ... Tiffany's Design Team.
Each Team member will be giving away an image from the delectable Tiffany Doodles portfolio, so make sure to check them all out, become Followers and leave a little sugar in order to be eligible for the random drawing for each Design Team member.

In addition, there is going to be a Grand Prize given away at the Tiffany Doodles Blog - a $10 gift certificate to Tiffany Doodles' store. To be eligible for the Grand Prize, you'll have to become a follower (if you're not already) and leave comments along the way and don't forget to stop at the Tiffany Doodles blog at the end of the Bunny Trail to let her know you've completed the hop.
For my image giveaway, I've chosen the Petals Up image.  It's a lovely Daisy-type flower soaking up the sun. 

I used the same image on my card, but I added another, flipped it for mirror image and made it slightly smaller so it'd look like it was on it's way to being a bouquet.  I colored the image with Copics (V91,93,95,YG11,63,67,B10, Y00) and used Nesties and punches for the mats.  The image is cut 'out of the box' so the flower tips hang over the edge of the circle.  The designer paper is new from Stampin Up.  To finish off, I added some lavendar pearls, eyelets and a pretty organdy bow.


Also, our regularly scheduled Tiffany Doodles Card Challenge will be back on March 7th like clockwork. This challenge lasts for 2 weeks, so you've plenty of time to whip something up. Tiffany is one of the 'best-est' at giving away prizes!

Tiffany has such fabulous art in her store, that you're sure to find a bunch of images that suit you, and she's always coming out with more.

Now, to get down to business ... here's our Blog Hop Map!

Official Site Tiffany Doodles
Tiffany Richards Tiffany's Garden
Collette Landwer Heaven Sent For You (you're here)
Donna Mikasa 3 Umbrellas
Jillian Foster Inspired By
Jodi Ann Lee Inked Inspirations
Joy Taylor Less is More
Karen Baker The Bald Dragonfly
Kim Schofield Paperie Petals
Lindsay Amrhein Note to Self
Lisa Summerhays Lisa's Handmade Cards
Shannon Neparko Desert Design Studios
Simone Naoum Designs by Simone
Sue McRae Inky Fingers
Willemien Katerberg Styles in Paper
Head back over to Tiffany Doodles Blog when you're done and let her know you've completed the blog and to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.
 
Next stop on the Blog Hop is Donna's 3 Umbrellas.  Make sure to check her and the rest of the ladies out. You're in for a visual treat.

Remember, in order to qualify for prizes you must do two things:
1) Follow this, and every blog along the way
2) Comment at every Blog Hop stop!

Happy Designing!

In the meantime, here's another card I whipped up this afternoon - have had this image colored for several days, but just now found inspiration in the poem - don't laugh - I have a picture up in my bathroom with the same verse from Emerson - "Aha" moment, lol.  Okay, it's alright for ME to laugh at me.

I colored the image with Copics and wanted to keep the grass fairly bright, so I used soft pink and greens as a backdrop.

Have fun on the hop - Remember to be sure to comment!

25 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful card. I love the 3d effect you gave your flowers. Just lovely:)

Willemien's Blog said...

Love how you matted it.. great card Collette!

Tiffany said...

Hey Collette! LOVE your daisy card! like how you made 2 flowers! Sweet!

Kim said...

So pretty Collette! I love how the flower is just peeking out from the circle. Lovely!

ike said...

Stunning card and beautiful colouring. LUV it xx

Kay Long said...

Beautiful card Colette....love the technique you used and the coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Moments by Marla said...

Your card is just amazing. I love the way you took one image and made it into 2. I like to layer images, but hadn't thought of doing a mirror image. Thank you for sharing.

SuzieQ said...

Great colors and love how it pops.

Jodi said...

Beautiful colors you have used for your card!! Great papers too!
Hugs
Jodi=)

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful coloring!!

Lisa R said...

Lovely card. Great idea making two images. happy crafting

Scrappy Rat said...

I signed up to follow your blog. The way you colored those flowers is amazing. So realistic!

Cherina Miller said...

Very pretty, love the coloring on the flowers...they almost look real!

donna mikasa said...

Lovely card! I like how you overlapped two of the daisies--your coloring is fabulous!

Keely Yowler said...

I love your beautiful card, Collette! Just gorgeous!

Keelyyowler@aol.com

Sue McRae said...

I love the feminine feel of this card!

MicheyMoo said...

Oh this is lovely - love the doubled-up image and your colouring is divine!! xx

Karen B. said...

So so pretty! Love your colors.

Joy said...

Beautiful card Collette, love how you added 2 of the flowers together, stunning! Hugs!

mitch1066 said...

Love your cards!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the fussey cutting of the flower.Great card. Thanks.

Roxy said...

the coloring on the flowers is beautiful, looks like alot of detail i cannot imagine i could ever create to that degree :) extremely pretty

Nana Donna said...

Fabulous card, I just love the way you colored the flowers
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Simone said...

This is gorgeous Collette :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Absolutely beautiful. I have been following your blog and trying to learn from your awesome copic coloring. Your flowers are exquisite.