Friday, August 27, 2010

Coloring Techniques for Cardmaking...Book Celebration Hop!

Oh my goodness, I have been waiting for this day for so many months!  I've had a delicious secret that I've had to hold on to for what seems like forever!

A number of months ago I was asked to contribute to a new BOOK that has just been released today!   It's theme is so close to my heart because it is what makes cardmaking and paper crafting for me...coloring techniques.   In the book you will find a phenomenal sampling of stunning cards created by some of the best colorists in the industry, you will be amazed.  And can you believe it?!  I'm in there too!    It's called  Coloring Techniques for Cardmaking published by Annie's Attic.   It is such a gorgeous book!


So.....Welcome to the Coloring Techniques for Card Making Blog Hop! Today we wanted to introduce you to this 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.


It has been an absolute delight to be a part of this project, and the excitement from the team, editors and publishers over this project has really touched my heart.  We're really proud of this book.  And I think you will love it.

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.

Today I get to share with you a sneak peek of one of my projects in the book!  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

This Stargazer Lily card is in the Watercoloring section of the book :)  Didn't they photograph it beautifully??   Stamps are from Flourishes Lily of Hope and Tag Lines.  

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:


Star studded isn't it?  I'm still pinching myself!  I know you will really enjoy the hop so have fun!




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And be sure to check out my Flourishes Design Team sisters today for their Flourishes Friday creations!

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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, those flowers are amazing, love your coloring

True :) said...

Christine,
Your coloring of those flowers is perfection!
So beautiful!
Hugs,
True :D

Dawn said...

Woohoo, Christine... YES!! we can finally blurt it out! Awesome my friend! You know I've been a fan of yours for a loooong time!! Congrats gf!! Fabulous, just fabulous!

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...

Wow--love love love the colors on this card!!!

Julia Diane said...

This is a beautiful card... awesome work! 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...

Wow - those flowers are stunning! I can't wait to see more of this book.

Broni said...

Geez, Christine! Can you believe we've been included in this?? It's such an honor and I'm thrilled that we got to do this together!!! Loved every one of your cards!

asela said...

Beautiful coloring! Love how it all turned out.

Ann English said...

Absolutely gorgeous-LOVE it!

Rita Kegg said...

Looks like a great book to have. Thanks and blessings

Terra5 said...

The flowers are so pretty, almost a 3d quality to them. Thanks for sharing.

Linda L said...

Wow that's a total stunner....the flowers are superb.

Yvonne said...

This is stunning... gorgeous tones and photography.

Love how this book has more than one technique too.

Pastor Terry said...

So proud of you! Congratulations on being published.

Becca Feeken said...

Christine, this simply takes my breath away!! Simply gorgeous!! Congratulations!!

Sue W said...

Fabulous card! So pretty - Congratulations!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Took a peek at your cards and they are lovely!! Congratulations on being published ~jeni :)

Dona said...

Sounds like a great book. Congradulations

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This project is so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for all your hard work and for taking part in the hop today!

judy said...

Beautiful card and amazing coloring!

sharon d said...

The flowers are amazing. Your coloring is perfection!

Toni K said...

Beautiful!!! Awesome coloring! Congrats!

Cammie said...

Gorgeous card! This book looks like a valuable resource!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

wow, gorgeous cards, TFS - I shall be back to browse more, thank you for the chance to win! HUgs always! G

Eli said...

Simply stunning! I love the whole thing. Congrats for the publish and for providing lots of inspiration.

barb said...

Great job, beautiful coloring.

Ruth said...

Fantasic Christine, I can't wait to see the book

StampinCathy said...

This is stunning. Love the color combo and your coloring is beautiful. I'm really enjoying all the creative and inspiring MOJO on this hop.

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful card. What a tough secret to keep. So happy this book was written.

Debbie Olson said...

Christine, your coloring is breathtakingly beautiful! Congratulations!

Karen said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Stunning and BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking. Shirley B.

Lisa said...

I love it! I love the colors!

Brenda U said...

Stunning Christine! I love the colouring your chose, but also like the added elements you put on your card, the scored line, the glitter, the paper piercing... beautiful.

Betty said...

beautiful watercoloring - whole card is gorgeous. thanks for a chance to win and the inspiration.

quiltindiva said...

How gorgeous! Your card is so pretty! Love the colors on the flowers.

Anne Temple said...

Such vivid colors. Love your card.

Becky said...

This is stunning. Love the colors and coloring.

Deonna said...

I love this card! Your flowers look so real. The pink is a perfect color.

Kelly Massman said...

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

Stampvanwinkle said...

Just beautiful Christine. So happy for you.

Kari D said...

Wow! I learn so much at each stop in the blog hop. You have such amazing coloring and use of white space to highlight your flowers. [note to self: you can leave white space!] Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!What beautiful color! And yes they did photograph it at it's best! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Francie G. said...

Christine, this is so exciting! Wow! Congrats! Your card is just beautiful and of course the coloring is fabulous!

colleen said...

Such a pretty card... congrats on the book!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job on your entry... looking forward to seeing all your submissions!!

BethieJ said...

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

Lori Craig said...

Oh my goodness! What a treat!!! Love that you are featured here in the Coloring Techniques book. OF COURSE you are right where you should be. Congratulations! {{Christine}}

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Christine! I'm so excited for you and the others I could burst! Of course, who would be more perfect for the watercoloring section of the book? It looks like a beautiful book, and it's a beautiful card, too. I simply MUST have a copy!!!!! Congratulations on this honor!

Deb said...

Your watercoloring is beautiful. Hope the book can teach me!! Congrats on being published.Thanks.

Beate said...

Congratulations, Christine! Your coloring is amazing and I am excited for you to see your creations in a book about coloring!
Beautiful card!
Hugs and smiles

Louise Fox said...

Wowsa! Beautiful card! The book is an exciting concept and I can't wait to start learning some of its secrets contained within! Blessings.

Laurie Wilson said...

Vibrant and cheerful, WOW, the coloring is outstanding! All your cards in this book just blow me away.

Marisa said...

Congrats on being published!! What a wonderful book to be a part of :) You go girl!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful flowers and coloring christine
it's a beautiful card



greetings karin

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine.. How exciting.. I love your work..

littlen said...

Beautiful card. TFS.

Queen B said...

I really need to try this watercolor business. Great card and congrats on being in the book!

Cindy H. said...

Your card is just gorgeous!! Love you beautiful watercoloring. Congratulations on being a contributing artist in this new book. Looks like it will be a must-have!

Debbie said...

am enjoying the blog hop. thanks for all the eye candy.

ginalovesdave said...

How STUNNING! Beautiful work!

About me said...

SOOO cute! Love your coloring!

craft-princess said...

Very pretty in pink!! Great work and congrats!

Marie O said...

Congrats on being published. your card is beautiful. This is a must have book.

Terry said...

Beautiful watercoloring! I would love to learn this technique.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations !! Such a beautiful card, I cannot wait to check out this book.

Debbie F. said...

Such a pretty card!

Lori said...

I bought that stamp hoping to learn how to make those lillies into Stargazers. Yours are beautiful and I am planning to follow your design all the way.

vicky said...

Congradulations on your accomplishment. What a cheery card.

Pat said...

Congratulations on your wonderful contribution to a great book!

ChristineZ said...

I so love to color and this book will be a must! Your coloring always inspires me and your card is as gorgeous as always.
whim6915

Anonymous said...

I love everything I have seen so far.

Laurie said...

Another stunning card, Christine! I'm loving the way each project shown has been photographed and can't wait to see this book in person!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful job with your coloring of the lilies. Inspiring.

Traci S. said...

Oh Dear Christine~

It wouldn't have mattered what type of camera they used or what type of light--if any. All of your cards are just incredibly beautiful...and I love when you watercolor. You put so much color into the lilies...this card is so beautiful...from the paper piercing on the top, to the little details in the lilies!

Congratulations on such a success!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rhonda Z said...

I love your card. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

Candy said...

Just gorgeous! Congrats on being selected for this wonderful book.

Wendy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win :).

Shell said...

Beautiful card. Love that pink and white. Congratulations on bing in the book!

Traci M said...

Christine, your colored creations have always inspired me, and I am sure you will have so much great instruction in this book!! Wonderful news, congratulations!!
Your card is amazingly beautiful, too!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting. Beautiful card too!

Donna K said...

beautiful stamp and gorgeous coloring. star gazers are my favorite flower. can't wait to see the book.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is absolutely STUNNING, Christine!! Congrats on your pub too!! Woo hoo!!!

Audrey T said...

What a gorgeous card! Pink is my very favorite color and I am really loving all of the pink on your card! :)

Paula said...

the quality of the work is amazing thanks for sharing

Cheryl said...

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

sandra said...

Congrats!
That is amazing book!
Your flowers are perfect!
Hugs!
Sandra!

AShu93 said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love your coloring, the bow, the border accent, the pierced flourish, well, I love it all!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Christine, I always LOVE your work, and this is no less...gorgeous! Fabulous colors!

Ruby said...

The photography is very pretty, but your card is gorgeous. Your colouring is fantastic too! I'm just starting out with Copics, so this book would be fab! Congratulations on being in the mag too!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful, vibrant card! Your watercolor technique is ecquisite.

Barb S. (FL) said...

OMG, your card is fabulous - the flowers pop off the card. I love it..
Barb S (FL)

Patti P. said...

These are the most beautifully colored lillies that I have ever seen. No wonder you are in this book. TFS

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love these colors! Great job!

nkm said...

Love your lily!!!

Bobbie W. said...

Congratulations! The flowers on your card are just beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

lynne said...

beautiful, so pretty in pink
just love this card

Donna said...

You did a beautiful job on those lilies - love it! My favorite flower too and pink! I can't wait to see this book, will have to check out Annies Attic for it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work. Hugs*

Merry S. said...

I'm already a fan of your blog, and this card really takes the cake! The flowers are amazing! What an awesome coloring job!

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

This card is gorgeous and yes they did an excellent job with the photography! Congratulations!

Mary said...

As a floral designer I love "your" star gazer! You did a fantastic job, I can almost smell the fragrance, lol. TFS, Mary M

Cassie_lu said...

very pretty card and the use of pink is great

Makiko Jones said...

The lilies are amazing, Christine!! The books also looks like a must have for the coloring lovers like me :):) Congratulations!

Chrisd said...

Marveluos coloring on those gorgeous lilies. Congrats on the new publication!

Linda Carson said...

Yea for you Christine!! Your card is absolutely divine! Congratulations! Nothing like learning from the best!!

Pat K said...

Your artwork is beautiful, love the
color you chose

Susan said...

So very pretty! I love your color choices. The blog hop has been great fun too.,

Melisa Hunter said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the depth in the pink lilies. This book looks amazing and is definitely on my wish list!

Shirley-anne said...

What can I say that has not been said before . Thank you for the inspiration . I loved the pinpricking in top corner , nice touch .

Rufus said...

I love Stargazer's and yours look totally real! Wonderful job!!
R/

Sharilynn said...

Truly beautiful!

Sandy said...

Congratulations and no wonder! Look at that stunning card! Look at the exquisite coloring! Just lovely... 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...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

JoAnne said...

What a gorgeous piece of art, you inspired us all. Congratulations

Jan Castle said...

Oh I love star gazer lilies! Beautifully done!!!

LindaR said...

So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Robbie said...

Very pretty card! Can't wait to see this new book!!

Marsha said...

What a stunning card. Your lilies are wonderful.

MARES said...

Excelente manejo del color y del diseño.
Felicitaciones.
Besitos desde Argentina.

Bernadette Bliss said...

This card took my breathe away when I saw it. Just gorgeous! Congratulations...

Donna said...

Your coloring is amazing! I so love to color, & would love to own a copy of the book- I can use the tips!

Helen said...

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

Peggy said...

Fabulous watercoloring and beautiful card. God bless!

Stephanie Bonniot said...

Those lilies look so real. Great job on the coloring. I can't wait to have a peak at that new book!

Beachsidelynn said...

What can I say, it's stunning. Can't wait to see all the techniques and cards in the new book.

Janine said...

Happy - I would be ecstatic if my colouring turned out that realistic -beautiful lilies and card

Elle said...

Beautiful, amazing, studendous! Your coloring is soooooo pretty. Elle

Alice said...

Wow - those are pretty pink lilies. I would love a chance to win this book. Thank you so much.

NancyP said...

What a stunning card! This book is definitely a "must have" !!

Linda said...

Lovely. Can't wait to see more.

akagreenhouse said...

Your card is so beautiful!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing.

Yvonne said...

Lovely card and the book looks great too!

nanavf said...

How exciting for you to be included in this lovely book. I am hoping to win it! your card is glorious. I am just learning to watercolor

A Touch of SOL said...

The flowers are GORGEOUS. Thank you for the opportunity to win Coloring Techniques for Card Making

Shannah said...

Your card is just gorgeous - beautiful colouring! Looks like a FABULOUS book!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Shannah

Kalyber said...

Stargazer lilies are my mother's favorite. And you've done a wonderful job with the coloring here. Absolutely gorgeous. TFS the card and the opportunity.

Lori Barnett said...

I really love your card. I need to do more water coloring...it's beautiful! Magazine looks fantastic and I can't wait to get one!

Karen said...

This is truly stunning! Thanks for sharing; can't wait to see the book.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful Christine. thanks for sharing and giving us the opportunity to win this must have book - even if we can't color the inspirational works of art are amazing.

Teepee said...

Christine your coloring is spectacular. Each time I see your cards, I'm jealous. Thank you for sharing your creativity in this book. Even if I don't win it, I will buy it.

katrynka said...

Such a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lueyes said...

Beautiful card!I can hardly wait to see the book

Pat S. said...

Your card is bee-u-tee-ful!
Thank you for a chance to win!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congratulatons. What an honor to be chosen!

Rebecca Johnson said...

You must be thrilled. Congrats! Beautiful artistry. Card is stunning.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Natalie said...

That lily is done to perfection!! Gorgeous card! Looks like I'm going to need that book!

jperr said...

The flowers look so real on your card,and oh the water coloring is lovely.
Jocelan p

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful painting of the flowers, love the piercing, and pretty border!

Rose said...

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

GinaE said...

Beautiful card and flowers! I sure need to win that book!!!!!!!!!!!

Ange Kelly said...

This book would be an assect to any stampers' stash. Your card is so beautiful!

Karen said...

Hot pink is my favorite color, just great looking flowers

Sue said...

This is a gorgeous card- plus it is one of my favorite flowers! Would love to win this book!

GrammaR said...

Congrats on being published. I love stargazers and your card does them justice.

Maggi said...

Such a lovely card. This book is going to be as a coloring resource

Janet Z said...

Congrats on the book! Your card is gorgeous.

Donelda said...

I am such a fan of watercoloring and you did a spectacular job on those beautiful lilies!!

Anonymous said...

How great to have a book for all these techniques.
carol b

kathy s said...

this book sounds amazing for novices like me- would love to win a copy- your lilies are beautiful TFS.

Kim G said...

Wow, the watercoloring I have seen is outstanding!! Love it!

Mickie said...

Oh WOW that is gorgeous.

dpkennedy said...

Those lilies are stunning! Congratulations! I have to check out this book!

Cindy said...

A very eye catching card! I love the color. Can't wait to get the book and learn how to do it myself. Thanks!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats Christine! I am so thrilled about the book and your place in it. You are so deserving!!

YOur flowers are stunning!


hugs,
Chris

paula said...

beautiful coloring! this book looks like a wonderful resource. thanks for a chance to win.

Pamm said...

OMG! Those flowers look REAL! I am in awe, truly! The card demonstrates perfectly why you would be in this book!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing and a chance at winning.

Jen Adkins said...

Love it! I am definitely a reader, so much to learn!

Sue said...

What a beautiful card and congratulations on book.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Can't wait to see the rest of the book!

kekcastle@hotmail.com

Sammy Jo said...

I've always loved star gazers. Your project makes them even more so. Love the colors and technique.

Marge said...

Your card is simply STUNNING! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous resource!!!

Cookie Salter said...

The flowers are beautiful, make me what to practice coloring today. Can't wait to get the book

airbornewife said...

Your card is stunning!!

thanks for sharing ~ Pam

carrie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the bright colors.

Trena in Naperville said...

Lovely card!!

bevyb said...

Your card is stunning, your coloring of the flowers is so beautiful. This book is on my must have list

CheckerBeads said...

Beautiful card! I can't wait to get that book now. The pink colors are amazing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Absolutely stunning!! OMG! Congratulations on being part of this amazing hop and the book!

Little GTO said...

Wow! This like a whole new world for me. I didn't think you could get such vivid colors. I want to pick the lilies!
Sharon L

Dawn Frost said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! The flowers are truly stunning!

Stephanie said...

No surprise that you were included in this body of work - your coloring has always been so lovely! The star gazer lilies in your card are gorgeous!

Linda Peterson said...

What an absolutely beautiful card!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

I can almost smell the fabulous fragrance of these stargazers. Your card is beautiful!

lsims said...

Beautiful card. Love your coloring.

marilyn said...

GORGEOUS card--love it!!! Your coloring is fantastic!

Lucy Chesna said...

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

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Very impressive coloring of the flowers! Thanks for the chance to win.

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card...your flowers are amazing! TFS

Dizfreak said...

You made them look so real, love the colors, just fabulous!!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

What a pretty card, can't wait to see the BOOK!

jordanbev5 said...

Your card is so beautiful with the bright pink and white! No wonder you were published! I love everything used!

jordanbev5 said...

Your card is so beautiful with the bright pink and white! No wonder you were published! I love everything used!

Barbara DeBose said...

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

Shannon said...

So beautiful! Love your coloring technique! This book is definitely something I need to get. 8-)

Denise said...

Pretty card! Love the colors!
DeniseB

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