Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!  Today I am playing along with the CASE Study Challenge blog in their 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop.  I was lucky enough to be a muse for one of the months a couple years ago and always have fun getting to play along with their challenge.  I love the idea of a challenge centered around inspiration of another card maker.  Isn't that why we all share our creations?

Anyway, after you take a peek at my creation, be sure to continue hopping along and commenting to be eligible for the prizes being offered.  If you haven't hopped along or get lost along the way, you can go to the Case Study Challenge Blog for the full list of those playing along with today's hop.  I definitely recommend going along the hop because there are always lots of amazing creations from really talented card makers.

If you're hopping along, you should have arrived from Eva Dobilas' blog.


The theme of the anniversary hop this year is Inspiration.  I get inspiration from lots of different things including other card makers, challenges, sketches, etc.  For my card today, I drew my inspiration for the Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge (which is ending tonight, but they'll have a new one for August).


Since I got back to creating cards more again, I've mainly been making cards with colored images.  For my card today, I chose the Pom Pom stamp from Lili of the Valley.  I just love this image, but have never used it until now!  I used the sentiment that comes with the Sunny Days and Smiles stamp.

The patterned papers I chose were a little too bright so I sprayed them with a white mist to try to tone them down a little.  I like the paint splatter look it gave the papers.


I colored the image with copic markers (listed below in the supply list).  After coloring the image and the grass, I masked the image and used some cloud masks before spraying the sky with a copic marker and my air compressor.  Then, I added a little shading to the clouds after removing the masks.


I used an assortment of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some pearl spray and a silver filigree corner.  Again, I added some stardust stickles to the flowers.  (I can't seem to stop doing that because I like the sparkle it gives! lol)

Okay, it's time to hop on to the next blog, Andrea Ewen, to see what gorgeous creation she has to share with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and have fun hopping!

Niki

Sunny Days & Smiles card supplies:
Stamps: Pom Pom, Sunny Days and Smiles sentiment (Lili of the Valley)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), white, kraft
Patterned Paper: Howdy Doody, Dolled Up (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Embellishments:
crocheted lace, pink twine, butterfly charm, sno cone button (MFT),  flowers:baby pink aster daisies, 1" aqua cottage rose, 3/8" aqua open roses, cream semi-open roses, baby pink rose buds, 5mm pearl, pearl spray, silver filigree corner (Wild Orchid Crafts), stardust stickles (Ranger)
Copic Markers

skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
wings: YR30, custom marker (3/4 YR30 & 1/4 YR31) Y32
hair: C2, C4, C6, C8, C10, 110

pinks: RV00, RV32, RV34
skirt: BG70, custom marker (3/4 BG70 & 1/4 BG72), BG72, BG75, BG78
shoes: pinks listed above plus W2, W4

grass: YG61, YG63, YG67, E35, W8
clouds: W00, W0, W1

112 comments:

Petti said...

Beautiful card!

Jocelyn said...

A stunning card Niki. Your copic colouring is brilliant. Thanks for listing your colours - it definitely helps us newbies ^_~

Eva said...

WOW....Niki, your card is super sweet...love your coloring and the pretty embellishments!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Impeccable as always, your colouring and execution! Love this card! So glad you have you on board today :)
Thank you for joining us for the Anniversary!! <3

wienerhoneymooners said...

Amazing coloring and design! Love your framing. So beautiful!

Wonderful inspiring work for the Anniversary Blog Hop!!
-Kimberly Wiener

Tasnim said...

This card is so lovely! Beautiful coloring and great use of embellishments!

Shona Chambers said...

This is so gorgeous and I know many little girls that would love to receive this card!! Beautiful colours and embellishments.

ileana said...

OMG! this is soooo sweet! love your colors, your coloring the glitter on the flowers... everything! have a nice day :)

~amy~ said...

Super sweet card...love the cute image and the cluster of blooms!

Sam Simpson said...

That image is so cute and I love how you have coloured it. You have definitely inspired me to dig out my lilly of the valley stamps.

JayTeeZe said...

Such a pretty and cute card!

Alina said...

Such a cute card! The stamp is adorable!

Cris G said...

A beautiful and lovely card. Your coloring with Copic markers is pure perfection!

Michelle said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing! Beautiful card!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats with the 3th anniversary over at case study and your card couldn't be lovelier so much details love it.

Renuka said...

Seriously.. this is jaw-dropping awesome.love that image and the glitter. TFS!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card using that darling image...you made her come to life!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So BEAUTIFUL! So many lovely layers, gorgeous colors, and perfect coloring!!!

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Kristie Goulet said...

Cute and very creative card.

JanLee said...

The card is beautiful and I love the glitter on the flowers. It is fit for a fairy princess! Your attention to detail is outstanding.

cm said...

Gorgeous card; your colouring is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your inspiration to inspire us!
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Mickie said...

Aww, this is soooo cute!

Sandra Miller said...

What an incredible masterpiece. Detailed intricacy. LOVE the glitter accents and the way it all comes together. LOVE it.

Jeanne J said...

Oh Niki this is stunning! I love the sparkly flowers, beautiful coloring, and perfect stitches. GORGEOUS! Thanks for the close ups so I could soak it all in.

Vickie said...

How adorable is this!!!!! I love all the elements you used to create this beauty! It really puts a smile on my face, too.

Ariana Garber said...

Lovely Colors!

Marlena M. said...

Brilliant idea to use those bright papers, but tone them down for your purpose. Beautiful work~

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable image, I love this card!

Barb Ghig said...

The details on your card leave me breathless...Absolutely GORGEOUS work of art! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and card with us!

Maria said...

beautiful card

Betty Sue said...

That is the sweetest card!! Love your coloring and the sketch is perfect!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is just the most darling card ever!

landerson213 said...

This is gorgeous. So intricate. I love the coloring of the stamp and the layers...the flowers are beautiful with just that hint of glitter around their edges. Amazing. :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Shawnna Silvius said...

Oh my! It's just so darn cute!! Love it, love it, love it!

Franz♥ said...

Totally cute Niki, just adorable!

Thanks for your fab take on Chelsea sketch and for joining us at CLP Challenge Blog this month.

Hugs, Franz:)

Deepti said...

OMG this is gorgeous :) love the trail of little sparkly flowers :)

Lindsey said...

Oh, wow! Your coloring is amazing as always, I'm in love with that darling little girl, and I'm in total awe of all your fabulous embellishments.

Karen Day said...

So sparkly & pretty, Niki!

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Niki, beautifully coloured image and I love your clouds - the shading makes all the difference.
Pauline
x

Judy Tuck said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love it!!!

dj said...

Fantastic...so much detail...the coloring...the flowers...the glitter on the flowers
all beautifully put together!!

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Cyndi said...

This card is so pretty! I love that you blinged up the flowers with Stickles...I'll have to try that.

Kim Heggins said...

Just so stinkin' sweet! I love that little angel and her tilted skirt and antenna...so fun.

Mandy LaCroix said...

That image is adorable! And your coloring - top notch! I wish I was good at that! :)

Misha said...

Isnt she just the cutest little fairy!!!

Lucille K said...

Love the sweet image on your card. So many wonderful details here, especially the little butterfly charm :)

Linda S. Putri Russ said...

I love how you frame your image with those pretty glittery flowers. The fairy is so cute and the coloring... WOW!

Karen said...

What a cute image! Your coloring is fabulous!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a sweet image and wonderfully coloured. i love also how you toned down the patterned paper by misting it!

Elise said...

Wow Niki, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Really love these soft colors and your sky is amazing!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That is such a sweet image. Love all of the flowers framing it. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! So many beautiful details, and fabulous coloring!

Harriet Skelly said...

That image is adorable and your coloring is outstanding!

shirley-bee said...

What a beautiful card! I love that image!

said...

lovely girlish card, really pretty

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card! That stamped image is so sweet!

loulou said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours and the stitching, but those clouds are magnificent.

Nan said...

Lovely card. The image is super cute. And I love the idea of spraying white mist to tone down the colours.

Christi Conley said...

So cute - that image is adorable & you colored it perfectly :)

Gretchen said...

nice job coloring the stamp, and the flowers are so pretty!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous card! Such a wonderful mix of papers, stitching and flowers. I love the white mist you added to the papers - so pretty. Your colouring is fantastic.
Darbaby on SCS

justasiam said...

I love the addition of the white mist and glitter to your card...it is so much more elegant that way! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Marianne said...

Such a sweet card and image and great colouring.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Your colouring is fantastic & there are so many gorgeous elements!

michelle pepper said...

Your card is just so beautiful - and those stitching....wow!

Donna Cala said...

Every time I visit your blog I am completely blown away by your coloring talent. You bring the images to life. Fabulous!

NhDeSiGnS said...

Just adorable & amazing details

Andrene said...

Simply adorable and a great job coloring! Love that image too!!

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty!

Nadège said...

So cute! Love the sparkly flowers!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! Your card is so beautiful and elegant!! All the small details. It is a piece of art!!

Pam W Merwin said...

One word ~ GORGEOUS! So many special details - loving the layering and the stitching. Your coloring and masking are amazing.

judkajudi said...

I gasped when I saw your card!! Amazingly delightful!

Nonni said...

So cute! I love the image, your coloring and the flowers. Gorgeous!

Jane said...

Such an exquisitely pretty card and I love LOTV stamps.

Dana said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the image and the coloring is amazing!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

She is so cute!!! I LOVE the flowers and the glitter on them as well as the little branches around it!

Kristen said...

Excellent layering, love the details!!

Bhawana said...

stunning, pretty colors and gorgeous card indeed. I adore it.

Benwah said...

Lily of the Valley stamps are so cute. I always love the cards made with them. Great work. thanks

Beneta

Corysnana1 said...

Love your Lili of the Valley fairy! Beautiful colors.

Terri E. said...

Great coloring.

Kathy Mc said...

Gah, your coloring is beautiful and I like the toned down paper tip you shared. What a fun Blog Hop!

Gilu J said...

The coloring is absolutely amazing.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

Beautiful sketch and loved how you made an awesome card based on it. lovely colors used and so beautiful flowers.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful card, and i love your coloring! Great job!! Thanks for sharing

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is AWESOME!! I am LOVING your take on this!! Such a FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, such gorgeous colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Message Keeper said...

Beautiful card with great coloring!

christi said...

sweet card. love all of the different embellies you used.

Tracy said...

Beautiful card! I love all of the detail!

Janet Zeppa said...

Oh my this image is adorable and your colouring is fantastic!

Gayatri said...

OMGee! How cute is that little girl's image? Aww! I love it :)

Emily H said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the layers!

E.T. said...

Oh my word! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Gillian R said...

So cute, I love those lili,of the valley fairies

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card. I like the flowers and the image used.

stolenGLANCES Images said...

amazing copic use. oh how i wish :)

Lynn said...

Oh,. such a sweet little pixie ... great detail . thank you for sharing.

Carol Cel said...

such a sweet card!! terrific coloring -- love the glitter too

Ruth G said...

I love it! The coloring, the girl, the clouds, the flowers, the stitching, the metal accents, the crochet trim, the button all work together to create a wondrous, beautiful and sweet card! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

byheleng said...

Your card is gorgeous! Your work on the stitching, layering and the flowers are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

joy said...

Very beautiful card - I love the white misting over the colored paper. And, the flowers are just so pretty.

Robin said...

Just fantastic! Really wonderful!

Sue Speck said...

A magical card for sure - sheer enchantment!

Nan said...

Lovely card. The image is super cute. And I love the idea of spraying white mist to tone down the colours is brilliant!

Nandini
http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card & fabulous colouring Niki!

Happy Dance said...

Love that little fairy image, and your coloring is brilliant. Sweet misting idea, and those flowers are just right on your creation! Great card. Bev

Kanan Pandya said...

It looks like a cute picture in a frame. Love each element on your card. The flowers, beautifully colored image, all the glitters. Very very pretty card. :-)

jordanbev5 said...

Love ALL your beautiful layers of gorgeousness! The little girl stamped image is so cute, too! Wonderfully done!

Karin Bertsche said...

such a lovely card!

Lea Brawn said...

A wonderful card. Such pretty colours and what a fabulous image.
Best wishes Lea x
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