Friday, August 27, 2010

Extra Special Blog Hop!

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



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.
I have four projects featured in this book, but this is my favorite- 'The Secret Fishing Spot'. I loved creating this card, I used one of my favorite color combinations, Spring Moss and Ocean Tides. They go together so beautifully. I also love it because I love water coloring, it's how I started when I was a rubber stamp newbie. I know I use colored pencils a lot more now, but there is nothing in my opinion that compares to the look of water colors!
Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
Stamps: Impression Obsession 'The Fishing Hole', 'Cover-a-Card Flourishes', 'Sentiments II'
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Perfect Match Ocean Tides, Fresh Snow
Ranger Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Barn Door, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Paper: Heavenly White card base, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, and Spring Moss
Martha Stewart Wrought Iron edger punch, brayer, 7/8” grosgrain ribbon, Papertrey Ink Spring Moss twill/button, paintbrush, green adhesive backed pearls, Scor Pal, Ranger Inkessentials white gel pen, Stampin' Up Word Window/Modern Label punches
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 other designers who are participating in the blog hop are as follows:


Thanks for stopping by!

193 comments:

  1. I love those colors too Kathy!
    Your coloring is beautiful also!
    Sweet card!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  2. You do sooo many awesome cards its hard to pick a fave but this one has got to be the top-its awesome

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  3. I actually have that book on my Amazon Wish List ... had no idea so many of my "friends" would have work featured ... woot woot.

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  4. Kathy, THIS one is my favorite! Congrats on the book!!! hugs

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  5. What a beautiful card! Awesome! Awesome! This book looks like a definite must-have... thanks for the chance to win it! I can't wait to see it in person.

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  6. Gorgeous! I think this book may have to come live at my house very soon.

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  7. This is one fabulous card, Kathy! It really caught my eye as I was flipping through the book! I'm thrilled to have been included in this project with artists as talented as you!

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  8. The colors on your card are beautiful! Watercolor can be challenging, but I am looking forward to seeing this book. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Awesome-LOVE it! I can't wait to get a copy of this book!

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  10. Beautiful! Your coloring is amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on the book.

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  11. Your card is gorgeous. Whether it be watercolor or colored pencil, your creations are always amazing.

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  12. Looks like a great book to have. Thanks and blessings

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  13. Your water-coloring is so detailed and well done. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Oh my gosh that is a stunning image....you have created a real atmosphere in that little scene....love it.

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  15. Gorgeous card, colours and details. Congrats on being included in the book.

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  16. This is terrific! I love the shading and the bow! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What a beautiful card!!!! Love how you've coloured it too! Congratulations on 4 featured projects!!!

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  18. This card is flippin' awesome!!! I live in SC and I love the marshes along the coast here. Such a beautiful scene. Congratulations!! ~jeni :)

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  19. This is my favorite card so far! I love everything about it!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book.

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  20. This is GORGEOUS! I loved the the first time I saw it! Thanks for all your hard work!!!

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  21. Great coloring! If the book can
    teach me how to color so effectively,
    I will definitely have to purchase it!

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  22. WOW! This is gorgeous! This is my first visit to your blog, but not my last!

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  23. Beautiful card! This book looks like a valuable resource!

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  24. Wow this is gorgeous card, your colouring is so cool! I wish I can win this book, to learn some tips and colour so beautifully! Thank you! Hugs always! G

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  25. This is a fabulous stamp and the coloring is incredible. I like to color but not sure I have the patience for this. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration.

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  26. Excellent! I love new ideas for masculine cards! I especially love nautical themes! Thanks and congradulations on your four entries in the book!

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  27. Lovely card. You water coloring is so pretty. The book is going to be awesome.

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  28. There are several men in my family that would love this card, you are truly an artist.

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  29. Beautiful card..love the softness and color choices. Wonderful coloring. Congrats on the new book!

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  30. OMGosh! This card is stunning. Your coloring is just amazing. I want...no I NEED this book.

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  31. I so agree about the look of watercolors. Beautiful card and great color combo. I am so excited about this book.

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  32. What a GREAT card; love the image and those colors are so 'in'!!

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  33. What a gorgeous piece--I can see why it's your favorite! Congratulations, and great job!

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  34. I love your card! Such great cards from everyone! Congrats on the book.

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  35. what a cool card and the way it is displayed is really cute!

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  36. Congratulations! Your card is amazing! Such talent!

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  37. Beautiful work. Lovely colours.

    Shirley B

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  38. Beautifully done! And I love your background paper.

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  39. beautiful coloring - and perfect w/the papertrey papers. thanks for a chance to win and the inspiration.

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  40. This is beautiful. The colors do go very nicely together. Thanks for a chance to win one of these must have books.

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  41. I just LOVED this project Kathy! Your range of colors and coloring here is just stunning and so well showcased on this card.

    Beautifully done!

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  42. This is gorgeous, love the image and fabulous coloring.

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  43. Stunning card! Your coloring is superb!

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  44. I LOVE the color combination that you used for this card. And the way that you colored the image is just outstanding. All I can say is WOW!

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  45. This card is OVER THE TOP! Fantastic!
    What a fantastic prize to be won! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. Oh my, this is wonderful.
    Congratulations!!

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  47. Wow thanks for the chance to win a book! wonderful card!

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  48. JUST amazing! AND you did this with water color? OH MY? I bow to your skills! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. Congrats! This is such an exciting time for all you talented ladies! Your creation is gorgeous! Fabulous coloring!

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  50. What a lovely image! I have trouble with water color, even if it is the most forgiving of techniques! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  51. I so want to be able to color like this. This card is stunning! The book will be a must have for me.

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

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  53. Congrats on having 4 published. Annie's Attic is a great company. Will be following your blog. Thanks fosr the chance to win.

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  54. What a dramatic card! Can't wait to get my hands on this book and to start learning new techniques! Blessings.

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  55. Fresh and soothing card! Awesome design!

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  56. Wow! I'm the first to comment! I just want to tell you that when I first saw your card, I exclaimed out loud, "Oh my goodness!" That is an amazing card. You are belssed with wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing.
    I'm signing up to be a follower.

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  57. Wow, that card is just amazing. I think I defintely must have this book!! ;)

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  58. Oh so pretty! Congrats on being published!

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  59. Very nice card. Looks like a lot of work went into the coloring. TFS.

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  60. I love your coloring. Reminds me of this calendar of fish and fishing boats that my great grandfather had hung in his kitchen. :)

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  61. Congratulations on being chosen as a contributing artist for this new book! It looks like a must-have to me:) I love your gorgeous card!! I agree the colors look fabulous together and your watercoloring is so lovely. The sign on the outhouse makes me smile:)

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  62. you guys do the best work. thanks.

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  63. Wow I've never been the first to comment before! :-) Let me be the first to say congratulations then and I LOVE your card!

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  64. beautiful card
    great coloring and image

    greetings karin

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  65. great card. thanks for the fun blog hop

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  66. Love your card! Congrats on your publication!

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  67. Absolutely love this image and the soft watercolor effect. Watercolor is also one of my favorites, but now am trying my hand at copics. Can't wait to see the rest of your samples in the new book.

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  68. WOW! So much talent on this hop! I love all the coloring techniques...this is just so serene! I LOVE IT!!

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  69. Fantastic card. Congrats on being published.

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  70. This card is really lovely! I would love to learn how to watercolor and this book looks like the perfect tool!

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  71. Congratulations !! Such a beautiful card, I am so looking forward to checking out this book.

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  72. Beautiful card! Can't wait to see the book. TFS!

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  73. Beautiful card! Can't wait to see the book. TFS!

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  74. I have some stamps ready to go to try to watercolor but have been to afraid to do it. I think you have inspired me. I love the card.

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  75. Wow! The detail is astounding!

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  76. Congratulation on your accomplishement. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Congratulations on your wonderful contribution to a great book!

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  78. I am enjoying looking at each designers coloring. I hope to get better with more practice.

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  79. WOW - this is a really beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it and keeping us informed about this great new book that's being released. Can't wait to see it!

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  80. Beautiful card! Your watercoloring on this one is SOOOO pretty. :) Looks like a great technique/idea book. Congrats on being published in it.

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  81. I love this outhouse. Beautiful work and I am anxious to see this book.

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  82. 1st comment:

    Oh yeah! I think the comment section is starting to work after all! Many people may have missed leaving you a comment, because there was a VERY longg delay!

    However, I think your card is fabulous! I really love the image...you could color it in so many ways. I haven't tried regular water coloring (even thouh I have some.) but, I might if I am fortunate enough to win this very generous give-away!

    Congratulations on your big accomplishment!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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

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  84. What a cool card!! I love the image and the background paper is perfect. Congrats on being in the book!!

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  85. I love watercolor also. It has such a soft look. Can't wait to see what you have to show us. Your cards is so pretty. I love that stamp.

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  86. Such a great card! I am SO excited about this book!! :)

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  87. If only I could color like this this thanks for sharing

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

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  89. Your coloring is just fantastic & I love the colors of your card.

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  90. Congrats!
    This is amazing book!
    And your card is stunner!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  91. Katarina, what a gorgeous card and exquisite coloring! Wow! Can I come over and color with you?? Thanks!

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  92. Lovely card, what beautiful colouring! I'm just starting out with Copics, but I'd love to learn other techniques too, so this book would be fab! Congratulations on being in the mag!

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  93. What a wonderful card. Watercolor is my favorite medium also. TFS

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  94. OMG, you've used my favorite stamp - I love the outhouses from IO. Your card is just perfect and I can't believe I'm the first to leave a comment. Congrats on the book.
    TFS,
    Barb S (FL)

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  95. No wonder you are in this book...this is beautiful and the colors are also. TFS

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  96. So pretty and with much detail in your coloring :)

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  97. wow, lovely card and yes I love those colour together good work

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  98. Beautiful card with amazing coloring! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

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  99. love the card - beautiful colors!
    Sandra

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  100. Love the choices you made on this card. Probably why it was chosen. Congratulations!

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  101. This is amazing truly a work of art! I haven't tried watercolors yet. Maybe I should get the book and start, LOL. TFS, Mary M

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  102. the card looks amazing and your coloring of the reflection is stunning

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  103. I couldn't agree with you more,
    watercolors hold a special place in my heart. Your card was beautiful

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  104. What a great watercolor project. Congrats on the book and I can't wait to see it for myself!

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  105. This card is a beauty and the book as well! Congratulations Katharina! No surprise here you work is in the book ;)

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  106. A beautifully coloured scene . Love the background paper but mostly love your " bow and button embellishment"

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  107. Love the image and the way that you've colored it. The color that you chose are gorgeous!
    R/

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  108. This looks like a fabulous book! A must have for sure! Your card is so pretty. The coloring is gorgeous and the ribbon treatment is so impressive!

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  109. Wow - what a fabulous card! LOVE the water coloring - I absolutely adore that scene! 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!

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  110. Beautiful card. I really need this book.

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  111. This card in wonderful. Can't wait to get the book. Congratulations.

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  112. Your coloring is just stunning! I'm hoping I win to learn to color better.

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  113. The colors and all the detail on your card is stunning. thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. Very pretty card! Can't wait to see all that's in this book. Not being an artist, I need it badly!

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  115. Oh, my. This card is fantastic.

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  116. The detail in your card is awesome. I will be so happy to see the book.

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  117. Hermosos trabajos...
    Dulces y tiernas las tarjetas.
    Felicitaciones.
    Besitos desde Argentina

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  118. Just beautiful! And that image...maybe I could color it (with a little help from the book!) Great card!

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  119. Just stunning. I agree, that color combo is beautiful together.

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

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  121. Fabulous masculine card. Love the use of watercolor. Would love to learn more about this technique. God bless!

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  122. This is a great card. I can't wait to have a peak at that new book.

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  123. Absolutely love the colors you used in this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. The colours you have chosen are great and I love the detail in your image.

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  125. Very pretty. Can't wait to see more.

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  126. OH, my goodness! This card is stunning! Just gorgeous!

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  127. Lovely card and great book too!

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  128. congratulations on being included in this book! I hope I win it! your card is lovely with the watercolor.

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  129. Beautiful Card...I am sitting here with my fishing pole and what is that at the end of my fishing pole...WOW I just fished a GREAT PRIZE... Coloring Techniques for Card Making...YES!

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  130. Looks like a FABULOUS book - and congratulations on your cards being featured! And your card is just gorgeous!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Shannah

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  131. Wow how beautiful is this. Really like the reflection of the reeds in the water. TFS the card and the opportunity to win the book.

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  132. wonderful! love this new magazine idea. can't wait to see all the projects inside!

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  133. What a beautiful image and gorgeous coloring! Can't wait to see the book.

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  134. A beautiful piece of art. I hope this must have book will get me on my way to becoming a water color fan.

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  135. Such a lovely picture for on a card. I want it to hang on the wall!

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  136. This looks like a wonderful book. I can hardly wait to see it.

    Louise

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  137. Cute card (love your bow)!
    Thank you for a chance to win!

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  138. Congratulatons. What an honor to be chosen!

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  139. So true about the look of watercoloring, gorgeous. Your card is beautiful. I'm putting that book on a must have list for my crafting library!

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  140. Beautiful card! I'd love to have the book in my library!

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  141. Terrific coloring of this neat stamp, and love the way you did your ribbon treatment too!

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

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  143. A work of art - suitable for framing!

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  144. Love the outhouse! I think all Moms need one of those. Of course, I wouldn't bother with digging the hole. Congrats on being published.

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  145. This card is awesome! Would love to win this book so I can see your others.

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  146. I just love yor work. So beautiful. Looking forward to the book

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  147. Oh my, what a beautiful card!! Gorgeous!!!

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  148. Love the scene on the card.

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  149. what a delightful card so inspirational- thanks for sharing- your colouring is amazing

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  150. Your coloring is great on this card.

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  151. Your card is so peaceful. The watercolor technique is so beautiful. I want to learn. Thanks for your participation in the new book.

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  152. what a beautiful card - stunning coloring. this book looks like a great resource. thanks for a chance to win.

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  153. So you colored this with Distress Inks? I have tried once but was disappointed with my results, I'll have to get this book (even if I don't win it) to learn your secrets. I love the way that cute image is made to look so elegant with your watercoloring...

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  154. Love, love, love this card! It looks so real! Congrats on being a part of this awesome book!

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  155. Great card! Thanks for sharing and a chance at winning.

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  156. This card is amazing! What talent for coloring! Plus the book looks like it will be a best selle! Congratulations.

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  157. Great card and job of using inks to watercolor this image. Look this technique but not really good at it yet. Thanks for sharing. This book is going to be a must have for me!

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  158. WOW, what an amazing image -- LOVE it!
    Thanks for a chance to win this invaluable resource!!!

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  159. This is a beautiful card and your painting with the distressed ink is wonderful.

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  160. your wastercoloring is beautiful.

    thanks for sharing, Pam

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  161. Beautiful card! I can't wait to get that book now.

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  162. In case you are wondering, i'm in that fishing shack! Gotta win thiw book
    Sharon L

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  163. Gorgeous work..I can see why four projects were featured in the magazine, and I can see why this is a favorite...once again gorgeous

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  164. Oh my goodness what a cute image! And of course you colored it beautifully! Congratulations on having 4 cards published in what looks to be a wonderful book!

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  165. Wow gorgeous watercolouring! Love the colour combinations.

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  166. Such detailed shading! Wow - I'm impressed!

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  167. I sure like all of the sample cards on your blog.

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  168. I love your coloring, it's fabulous!

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  169. Love this card. Great watercolor look.

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  170. I can see why this is your favorite - it is gorgeous!!!

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

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  172. What an intricate image to color! Congrats on being included in the book, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  173. What a beautiful card..your coloring is amazing!! TFS

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  174. Congratulations to you. Your coloring is stunning as aer all of your cards.

    Mary

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  175. Love your adorable card. Would love the chance to win this book!

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

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  177. Just gorgeous! would love to have this book! 8-)

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  178. I agree with you! Spring Moss and Ocean Tides as a combination is simply delightful to the eyes! Your choice of paper offsets your coloring in soft tones and gives a peaceful serenity to this secret fishing spot! Love it. Thanks for your input in the book for beginners like me! Debi

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  179. Beautiful card! Can't wait to see the book in person! It looks great!
    DeniseB

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  180. Stunning card -- every detail; I will look for the book but would love to win it too! congrats on your publication!

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  181. I can not believe all of the beatiful cards you have all made! Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to see this book!

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  182. Wow! I love watercoloring! Such a great card! Congratulations! I can see why your work was included in this awesome book!

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