Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Candy Contest now closed. Winners announced on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog!!
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If you have come here from Elaine's blog, you have landed in the right spot! Today marks the release of the new January images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  I have 4 new fairy images which I really enjoyed drawing.  Also, there are 4 new fun and funky images from Annie Rodrigue, and 4 adorable images from Jean Grant as well as two new sets of coordinating sentiments. You’ll get to check out all the images throughout this fabulous blog hop!
If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog.  All the Krafty Girls plus two of her Krafty illustrating artists (me and Annie, to be exact!) are participating in this hop, as well as a few guests too.  And we've posted links to the next person on the hop to make it easy for ya.  You'll get to feast your eyes on sixteen samples from the new release if you do the entire hop!  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop - that will give you sixteen chances to WIN some blog candy!  Kimmie is giving away packages of stamps from this new release to three lucky commentors who have left comments along the way! 
And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!   PLUS, Kimmie has a special on right now that lasts through to Monday. 
  If you want to get hopping right away, I'm sending you over to- Nikki's blog, as she's your next stop on the hop.  Go see what she made with one of the new release images!
  Here are the colours I used on Bird Fairy .   Card details listed underneath the close-up photo below:  
YR0000, 000
Y26, 28
N0,1, 2, 3, 5
C5
R22,81, 83, 85
G21, 24, 28, 29
E00, 02, 04,11,15, 30
B93
BV23 
Colourless blender

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For the background that looks all dotty, I used the brush tip of whatever colour I used, and made different sized dots.  To make larger dots, I pressed harder.  To make smaller dots, I just didn't press as hard.  I tried to mix the size of the dots randomly so as not to form a specific pattern.  However, I did loosely follow the outline of the image and drew it out into the background.  You can really see that just above her feet and around the bird.  I made a dot pattern that mimicked those shapes.
   I used light colours in close to her body (like N1, 2, 3, B93) and then really light colours as I got further away from her bod (YR000, 00, N0).   Underneath her, I wanted darker shadows, so I used N5.
It really is not difficult, it only takes patience to cover the whole area one dot at a time.  I am guessing it took fifteen minutes to do all those dots, but I really didn't watch the clock so I'm not sure.  I kind of get lost when I'm colouring, and time just stops.  I love it so much that I don't pay attention to how long it takes.  I just enjoy making something beautiful.
   The pink swirls are from a Cuttlebug die I have.  It is a whole plate with several die cuts on it, including a large tag, a medallion and two borders. It is one of the borders that I trimmed in half and placed on both sides, but I tucked some of it behind the image so thats why you don't recognize it.  Plus I thought it was overkill with the swirls, so I actually ripped some of them off! lol.  I was hoping no one would notice the tear marks, but I guess I hid them in behind the panel well enough!
 As to my use of the  Frameability, please don't credit me for that!  I saw it on Yvonne's blog first and took a look at her tutorial, then made my own tweaks for this project.  Talk about jaw dropping moments, if you haven't seen her blog, please do!  Right now she is influencing every card I make!  I go to her blog, find a card, put it up on my screen and mimic a lot of what she does (or at least try to!).  I put my own spin on it, but really I try to emulate her a lot. Here is a link to her beautiful blog: http://yvonne-anabelle.blogspot.com/

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you win some blog candy! Bless you! 

106 comments:

  1. WOW! What a fabulous image! Love the flowing hair and pretty wings, very mythical!

    Beautiful paint too!

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  2. 1st.
    I am floored by your card. You truly are a master artist. One day, I hope to be able to accomplish the coloring you do.

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  3. Wow tthis is stunning, It looks like its be painted.

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  4. OMG! Just gorgeous! I'm speechless and I don't want to hop on! :)

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  5. This is stunning, Crissy!! Love the new fairies!

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  6. I love the fairy's I have seen tonight but I really like the colors in yours and she is so elegant. Looks like she's sitting pretty!

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  7. Your card is downright gorgeous! Love it! and the stamp is so beautiful - gotta have it! lol

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  8. Love your card the way you color is wonderful!TFS Hugs Sarah

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  9. Gosh Crissy, this card is absolutely FAB! The colouring is superb, wow! I love your new header too. Take care, hugs Sharon

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  10. Chrissy - this is just outstanding! Your colouring just shines. You're one amazing artist! Good luck with the release and wishing you a wonderful Sunday! Kram - Anki

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  11. I love your fairy's. This is my favourit! I just have to have her. She is so lovely on your beautiful card! Just perfect.

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  12. OmG I thaught i had seen my favourite but that was so not true!! This is my favourite of the whole release!! She is gorgeouss Crissy!!
    hugs Ria

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  13. Hi Crissy,
    This is far & away my favourite image of the new release. Your colouring on this card is simply amazing & I love the background, it just adds to the magic! Love it!!
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  14. Everything here is absolutely stunning, love it, your fairy designs are so fab!

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  15. Crissy... She is just STUNNING...Your colouring takes my breath away and I am just speechless on how much I love your card and your designs... REALLY elegant and beautiful! Xx

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  16. Wow - shes amazing. Love how you have coloured her!
    SuzyX

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  17. Wow i just think the colouring is inspirational it's absolutely gorgeous i love the dots shading I think this the best i've seen yet!!

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  18. wow this image is stunning and your colouring is amazing!love the embellies too
    hugs amanda xx

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  19. Wow this is just so stunning the image beautiful and colouring amazing.
    hugs Mel

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  20. OMG! This is an absolutely amazing card. I love it. Thanks for the hop.
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  21. this is absoloutly gorgeous i love the colours you have used to colour her in it is just incredible

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  22. absoloutly gorgeous i love the colours you have used they are beautiful xx

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  23. OMGoodness - I am totally speechless. Your colouring is stunning and your fairy images are just adorable. Just fab.

    Hugs, Mette

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  24. What a fabulous card. The images and all the details are so magnificent. I love the dottie backgrond. How did you make that? Just with the tip of te markers? Warm winter wishes Marja.

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  25. Oh gosh, Crissy, this is amazing! Tree fairy was my fave, but I'm afraid Bird Fairy has now taken over, LOL! What amazing colouring! Such a WOW card! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Sem x

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  26. Great coloring and love the frame cut out thing:)

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  27. Wowzer.......you knocked this baby right out of the park....your colouring is AMAZING.....sooooo gorgeous. TFS

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  28. Crissy, I don't think I can quite express how gorgeous I think this is! STUNNING! Your colouring is so beautiful, and the background is perfect.

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  29. wow amazing colouring in the image, it looks great

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  30. GOSH I just simply cannot get over this gorgeous design!! We really need to get together so we can hang out and colour.....and so I can learn at the hand of the master!!! You are a ROCKSTAR!!

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  31. Crissy you are an amazing
    woman. Just love your fairies

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  32. Your new images are lovely, and your coloring is fantastic!

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  33. Crissy - you have another hit with this new fairy line of stamps. This card is WOW! WOW! WOW! There is so much detail - you have done a fantastic job with it and thanks for sharing it with us.

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  34. WOW! The coloring is STUNNING! I simply love the details to this card - it is so incredibly beautiful; the image is stupendous - just love! WOW!

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  35. I am speechless Crissy ~ this is stunning! Gorgeous image and fabulous card. I'd love to see a video on how you've coloured and shaded this beauty. I'm just in awe of your colouring and your gorgeous card layout. Congrats on another wonderful image release! Hugs, Maria

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  36. Crissy this image you drew is just freakin' fantastic! Your coloring looks so real on her dress, and I LOVE the way you did the background!

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  37. What a beautiful card Crissy!! You put so many little details into it.

    Jenn (:

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  38. Wow! Your coloring is phenomenal! I love how you did her hair and skin...simply gorgeous!

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  39. This is just jaw-dropping amazing, Crissy!! Love how you did the background, & of course your coloring rocks!! Hugs to you sweetie!

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  40. Oh wow!!!!
    What a beautiful, beautiful card!
    Your colouring is superb and I love your gorgeous design and detail!
    Wonderful!
    hugs
    kim x

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  41. Your fairies are awesome Crissy! Wow you rock girl and your card is fabulous, I love your colouring! Hugs, Nikki x

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  42. GOREGOUS!! The image, your coloring, everything!! It's just beautiful!!

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  43. Stunning card...stunning images!! Love your new line with this release!
    ~Lacey

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  44. OH MY, that is the most beautifully colored fairy I've ever seen! She is so gorgeous and so life-like...I just love your images...what a blessing to us! ;-)

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  45. WOW! WOW! WOW! I am just totally and thoroughly blown away by the beauty of this card, Crissy! This is absolutely, phenomenally, stunningly gorgeous! Oh how I wish I could colour like you...well, that's what separates an artist, such as yourself, from mere mortals,smile! This is my absolute favourite stamp,hun! She is just so ethereal and beautiful and I love her to bits! I hope you draw some more fairies for us!
    Big Hugs,t

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  46. Wow, your talent is amazing. I love your stamps and your coloring skills are beyond amazing!
    xoxo, Christine

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  47. Crissy, this is absolutely stunning! The fairies are gorgeous and your coloring is just amazing!

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  48. Crissy....WOW I am blown away by the beauty of your card! Your coloring, your art work...EVERYTHING! Amazing ans stunning! Awesome work!!! I am loving all of the new fairies!!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  49. THUD!!! That is the sound of my jaw hitting the desk! This is incredible!! Not only does your drawing of the images blow my mind but your cards are absolutely stunning! Your talent amazes darlin!! xx

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  50. What a totally gorgeous creation! From the image itself with is just beautiful to the whole card itself!

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  51. Wow Crissy. She's absolutley gorgeous. I love her delicate wings and the colouring is OMG just makes me spechless lol
    oxo
    Ildiko

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  52. Beautiful card! Your coloring is just out of this world. So amazing. It makes her look so realistic. I love all of your new images!

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  53. This is so amazing! You are da Bomb! The card design is amazing and your fairy is out of this world. :)

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  54. I'm lost for words this is a stunning card. The image is so mythical and beautifully coloured.
    Nx

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  55. Wowwwwwwwwwwww what an amazing talent you are!! I really love the stamp and your colouring is stunning!!

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  56. This is just fantastic! You are so talented!!!!!

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  57. this is such a beautiful image, and the colouring of it is just amazing!!! also love all the fancy corners you have added!!

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  58. Crissy I have fallen head over heals in love today with your fairies, I love them all the you and the girls have made such a wonderful job with them, Hugs Avril xxxx

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  59. She's so beautiful, love you background.

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  60. Oh my goodness ,,, this is absolutely stunning ,,, the image and your colouring are just fantastic ! :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  61. Oh my!! This is breathtaking gorgeous! I simply {heart} it...wow!

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  62. I absolutely love this card! Your colors are fantastic and the wonderful fairy is beyond description! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  63. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Simply stunning, love how you did the background! Also love the new fairies too!

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  64. Crissy this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your coloring and that dotted background you made is incredible!

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  65. This stamp is just to die for. Love the way you colored the image too. Beautiful!!!

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  66. WOW! The way you colored that fairy looks like she could come alive!!

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  67. Hi Crissy
    Your angels are sooo beautiful, love your card, your colouring is awesome. I just love your carousel horses too....they are absolutely gorgeous!!

    Hugs
    Karen x

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  68. I am really lovin this stamp and how you all use it very differently. Awesom and very pretty card!!!

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  69. Girl!!!!!!!!!!! Man we must just not have the same copic pens lol I can't get mine to do nothing near as beautiful as yours!!!! You can make them markers do things no one else can. This is just beautiful!!!!! Oh I just love it dear. Big Hugs

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  70. Wow!!! This is just such a gorgeous creation. Simply beautiful.

    stamp on...

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  71. She is divine!! I love this image and your frame is fab! Love the colouring x

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  72. Absolutely stunning Chrissie, these stamps are gorgeous.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  73. What a fantastic papercrafting project and all of the little details push it over the top. Thanks for sharing the special things you added to this card.

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  74. Wow, she is stunning! All the images along the hop have been just so fantastic!

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  75. Wow! What an absolutely beautiful card. Your talent is wonderful.

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  76. Wow!! Amazing job coloring her. She is so detail to me...I can't believe you did such an amazing job with her and everything else. Awesome job!!

    xoxo

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  77. All I can say is W-O-W! This is simply stunning! You never cease to amaze me both with your illustrations and coloring!! WOW. Pardon me while I pick up my jaw. I love it Crissy. hugz,Mary

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  78. Love the colour combo and embellies and of course the gorgeous image you have really bought this fairy to life Crissy
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  79. omg!!! i might just as well give my supplies to charity if i ever thought this is what my work should look like!!! and then you sent me to yvonne's blog! wow!!! you ladies ...i can't find the words to describe your talents!!! i'll be back for the eye candy but i don't think i will pursue stamping as a technique, i'll just stamp sentiments and get excited when i emboss them...oh no! what if i win the free stamps!!!!!

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  80. Your card is perfect, I love your beautiful fairy, your coloring, the special background - just everything !!!
    Hugs and be blessed,
    Mo

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  81. Wow Chrissy, Everything about this was special! Love the fairy and your background is wonderful.

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  82. I agree with everyone else, what a great job on the coloring. Love her hair, love her dress, just love it!!!

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  83. WOW, she's fabulous Crissy and so very beautifully and skillfully coloured. The card design is amazing too, love how you did the frame and I just got this set a while ago and definitely need to use it now that I've seen yours. Wonderful background, it's perfect for her. Snowy hugs, Chris x

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  84. wow.....you do BEAUTIFUL work. :o)
    Love the dot background...it's totally stunning!

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  85. Oh my goodness Crissy!! This is just amazing hun!! I just adore this new image!! Beautiful coloring and details for sure!! You rock lady! HUGS

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  86. This is stunning Crissy! That fairy image is just gorgeous and your coloring amazing as always! I can't wait to check out all the new images! Happy New Year!

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  87. Wow, Crissy...this is so stunning! Your coloring is just unbelievable. I've just stared and stared at this gorgeous fairy. I love the little diecut "tendrils" coming around from the back too. Absolutely lovely.

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  88. These are just beautiful Crissy! Hugs Jan.

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  89. Wow, it is stunning, so love your beautiful fairy and the amazing card you made with her, hugs Debx

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  90. Wow Crissy--your new stamp images are amazing! I especially love this one and the way you coloured it--wow--really like how you shaded around the image too!!

    Hugs,
    Sarah

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  91. OH.WOW.
    unbeleivable talent you have hun! I want this card!! love the attention to detail (the dots in the background? seriously! so great!)
    thanks hun!

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  92. Wow! What a stunning card, it's truly a work of art. I love your new illustrations for Kimmie and will definitely be purchasing them! :)
    Hugs, Christine

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  93. Crissy I loved your card and stamp so much that I just had to buy it. Thanks for all the wonderful work you do.
    Diane

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  94. Your fairies are absolutely gorgeous Crissy, just love them!

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  95. This is a stunning image and you have coloured her superbly! I am loving your pointillism and I think I shall give it a go! A beautiful card! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  96. I always try to leave a comment because I know how nice it makes you feel. Your technique for the background is gorgeous. I will try it, but I use pencils to color, so I'm not sure what I'll use. Maybe I can at least purchase a few of the neutral colors.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Debra
    http://www.designsbydj.blogspot.com

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