Monday, May 16, 2011

Sneak Peek Day Two and More CANDY!

Edited 5/16 @ 10:15pm:  CANDY ALERT: Susana is giving away a fantastic prize,  including a full set of the new release, to ONE lucky winner.  To be in with a chance, all you need to do is comment on each of the sneak peek posts over the next few days.  A winner will be drawn at random from the comments left on the designers’ blogs.  Full details on the prize can be found over at the SCACD Store Blog.  The winner will be drawn after 7pm PST on May 19th.

So... if you haven't already commented on Elaine's and my sneak peek posts, you'll want to do that now!  I'll have another puzzle piece for ya tomorrow with another fabulous designer :)
A Surprise for You!!!
Welcome friends!  It's a very special Monday because I have the honor of sharing my Sneak Peek Card with you - yay!!!  In case you didn't have the opportunity to read my post yesterday, Elaine rocked Sneak Peek Day One Here.  You'll definitely want to drool over her fabulous work!

Also, I forgot to tell you that SCACD has a brand new Designer.  Join me as we welcome Melanie Holtz!  I am looking forward to working with you, Melanie.  I already can tell that you are a 'Sweetheart' : ) 

Now... I present to you... Sneak Peek Day Two - Water Babies by Carmen Medlin for SCACD.  This cutie will be available May 20 along with the rest of this FABULOUS collection!  Carmen's images are so detailed, giving them that extra special something, making them so much fun to color!!!  The name of this new release says it all:  Natural Beauty Collection!

I began stamping the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Cryogen White paper.  Of course, I've used my fave copics again to color.  Honestly, I have no desire to change lol!  I LOVE my copics :)  Hair:  E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Body: V99 V17 V15 V12 V01 V000/B18 B16 B14 B12 B01 B00; Shells: E15 E21 B16 B14 B12; C7 C5 V99 V17 V12; Seaweed: G28 G24 G21 G20; Background: B00 B000 V000.  
The rocks have a touch of B00 for shading and then I smothered them with Glamour Dust!  My sweet friend Mandy takes the most fabulous photos of her sparkly creations... sorry - you'll have to put up with my inferior ones... IRL the sparkle factor on this card is out of this world!!!

The oval and scalloped oval were die cut with my (large) nesties... I used this fun water paper I picked up one day at my local craft store.  To give it more dimension, I covered each water droplet with Diamond Glaze as well as creating some bubbles around the image.  The shells and her lower body also received a thick coat of Diamond Glaze.  The color and sparkle shows through beautifully.

Although subtle, I embossed the lilac cs with a 'circles' quickutz embossing folder.  Deep edge border punch by MS using white cs gives a nice 'pop' against the darker colors.  To soften the edge, I've added a bit of lace and stuck on a few white dew drops for more interest.  I adore the look of pearls and lace!  Don't you?  Susana has similar 'drops' Here.

This card was feeling 'undone' still, so I added some sparkly roses compliments of Diamond Stickles.  Susana has similar roses Here.

So what do you think?

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ramblings - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Fancy a Punch?
Tuesday Throwdown #48 - Die Cuts
My Time to Craft #140 - Scallops
PaperPlay wk 19 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #34 - Punches
Alphabet Challenge - B is for Brads and Bling (dew drops ok?)
Crafty Creations #118 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - Circles (embossing folder, brads, bubbles, oval?)

Blog Candy!!!  Details HERE.

Ha Ha Ha Ha... why use lots of words when all you want to know is where? Hee Hee...

New Product Alert!
AND... Here's a sneak peek of a little bit of my own BLOG CANDY coming very soon!







Have I told you lately that I love you?  I dooooooooo, I doooooooo!!! See you soon, my sweet friends

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~

57 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh!!! That is just stunning! I love the whole thing and your coloring/shading is DA BOMB!!!! Awesome!

alethea said...

This is a such a gorgeous image, made even more so with your colouring and embellishments!! LOve it!! OOHH and I can't wait to see what your blog candy is!! looks yummy!!
hugs xx

Mary Lou said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Lori this is Brilliant!! The coloring is beyond beautiful~~What great paper:)
Oh so adorable with tons of spectacular detail!!
Yummy more candy :D
Hugz and blessings

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your card!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
Thanks for this chance to win.
And looking forward to seeing your candy too!

Melissa said...

Very cute card, you did a lovely job!! TFS

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and the sparkle.

Kirei na Kami said...

Lori, Lori, Lori....your card is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the soft, cool colors AND all the wonderful *sparkle* and *shine*!!!! As always, your coloring is on point!!! Sweet and beautfiul all rolled into one perfect creation:) I LOVE IT!!!!

Hugs!!!
Carolyn

kurlygirl said...

Oh, wow! Your card is beautiful! I love the new image!

Becky said...

Stunning card. Gorgeous colors and coloring. Love the background paper.

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh Lori you really outdone yourself on this one!! Totally amazing coloring and all the extra's are out of this world! Spectacular to say the least!! Five stars g/f! *****

nana_cindy42 said...

I absolutely adore this! I'm so glad I found this group of blogs doing this type of coloring and shading. This stamp is so cute and what you've done with it is exquisite!!!

Iris said...

oh my! what a stunning creation Lori! The colors are amazing, your coloring spectacular and the whole card is perfection!

Hugs,
Iris

Sharon said...

Wow your card is stunning, love the little mermaid, and how you used so many different things to make it work.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous image!!

AShu93 said...

This is the most adorable mermaid I've ever seen! I love how the water drops make it seem so real, like she is truly underwater.

Shazza said...

beautiful card Lori, love her x

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Love all the sparkle and the colors you chose. Isn't she just the cutest!!! How perfect that you had the water paper in your stash!! Yes, I do love lace and pearls and they go so well on this card. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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slbela59 said...

so cute! love the coloring!

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Erla Maria said...

Beautiful card and coloring. The water drops make the card perfect. So realistic.

Randi WS said...

WOWZERS!!! Lori, your card is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !!! Wow, I love your coloring and all those details! I really feel like going underwater now!! ;)

Thanks for sharing this amazing project, and for the detailed description of your card :)

Lots of love,
Randi WS

cdjcape521 said...

Wow, love the coloring and the way you did the water on the paper~~fabulous!

Carmen Medlin said...

Oh, this turned out so lovely, Lori! I really like how you did the scales on the tail, extra shiny :D
God bless!

Crystal said...

Lori WOOOWEEE this is beautiful, you did such an amazing job on this new fabulous image, I LVOE LOVE the added water brilliant!!!!!

Kimberly said...

I love how you colored her. The water bubbles are genius.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is adorable and I love the glaze on the water drops and around the image.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Jennie Reedy said...

so pretty, love your work!

Tracy said...

Really beautiful card. Love the glossy effects and this image is adorable.

miatagal said...

What an adorable image. I love your colour selection, my favorites too!

Rufus said...

Lori, you did this image proud! Great card, the thing that jumps out and ties it all together for me is your perfect paper choices. Then to gloss each of the water drops!! Stunning card.
R/

sharman said...

Lori this is over the top. I love love love the water bubbles. So stinking cute. The image is a cutie. I love how you did the scales also. GREAT JOB............

Cole said...

Oh wow Lori - the details in this card are phenomenal! Such beautiful coloring! I used a stamp today that I had won from you awhile back....thought of you :-) Hope all is well my friend!!

Laura Love said...

I love the colors you chose - very pretty! I love this stamp it is so cute! You really put a lot of work into this creation and it turned out stunning! Very clever using the diamond glaze all over the bubbles on the background paper - love it! Thanks for sharing!

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week x

craftyb said...

Fabulous creation! The image is adorable and your colouring and colour scheme is PERFECT! You've everything so well thought out on your card - fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colouring! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and Alphabet challenges xx

Karen said...

TOO CUTE, I love your colors and background and the little seal just steals my heart

bluucaca said...

What a gorgeous card love the image so pretty thanks for the chance to be able to win some goodies

Lynne in NI said...

Aww she's adorable ... lovin all your glitz too and your DP is just perfect!

Julie P said...

Lori your card is lovely and the stamp is so cute,Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Your card really pops with the beautiful colouring, the cute image and the sparkle and shine. Love the enhanced water droplets!

Julia said...

All I can say is WOW !! Amazing collection. Beautifully done.
Hugs,
JuliaB.

Christine said...

Adorable card! That image is so cute!!!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Thank you for joining us at Alphabet for our B for brads and Bling. Wonderful projects
Hugs
Tamara

Brenda said...

Absolutely amazing card. I love all the water on your card. There is so much dimension and texture. Just fabulous!!!
Bren

Mae said...

How lovely. I love how the diamond glaze looks on her lower body. It really makes the colors pop!

Starla B. said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! I love the colors you chose, and your shading is fantastic! The water looks amazing!

xx Star

Sheron said...

Such an adorable image and I love the colors, thanks for a chance to win some goodie's

Sheron

Cindy said...

OMG!! This is a beautiful card!! Your coloring is just awesome!! You are so talented!!!

Vicki said...

Oh, I ADORE this image!! Truly love it. Your coloring is beautiful!!

Crafterkhush said...

This is my fab image so far.. Just makes the color pop out...

Larisa said...

Very nice card! Great effect of water you made here - it looks fantastic!

THERESA said...

WOW, that is so stunning, your coloring is perfect,love it!!!
lotsa luv

Jeanne S said...

Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!!!

Connie M. said...

This is just oh so pretty and adorable all in one! What wonderful coloring!! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Hugs!
Connie M.
RRDT

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