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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Big News at StampNation!

Hello!

It's time for the big reveal over at StampNation!  Starting today, Catherine has added a new member to the fabulous and talented Design Team, and her name is....<insert drum roll>...


KRISTY, the creative genius behind the stamp company Some Odd Girl.  Kristy will be doing exclusive coloring and Copics tutorials for the members of StampNation, and I can tell you the excitement there is built to fever pitch! 


For the next FIVE weeks, every Friday, Kristy will be adding a new lesson to StampNation.  After that, you will find a new lesson on the last Friday of every month.  



Now with an expert colorist in residence, StampNation just keeps getting better and better.



The topics of her first five lessons are:

1. Intro to the markers (types, nibs, etc)
2. Color system
3. Smooth Coloring
4. Blending, 3 Color Basic Blend
5. Shading Basics



From there, she will create her lessons based on member feedback.  



If you haven’t joined us at StampNation yet, learn more about it here.

OK, on with the challenge and blog hop at hand.

First up we have the blog hop.  The SN Design Team is doing a blog hop to introduce and welcome Kristy to our team.  Each of us have used a Some Odd Girl stamp set on our project.  Follow the links below to see each of our projects...
Shea (you are here!)

Isn't she cute?  I colored her with Copics with plenty of airbrushing and stamping in the background, some custom colored flowers and a sentiment cut from my Silhouette Cameo.
That sentiment consisted of separate letters and I learned how to WELD my letters together to make a one-piece word.  It means I'll never have to pay the big bucks for a word die when I can just make my own out of any font I want!  I do love my Cameo...


I did it again to the rest of the "happy birthday" sentiment on the inside, this time using a different font.  
We’ve hidden TWO 1- month subscriptions to StampNation along the hop…comment on the blogs in the hop to enter to win.  The more blogs you comment on, the higher your chance of winning!  The winners will be announced on Monday, March 31.
We are also using SOG stamps on our StampNation Challenge cards this week.  Here's mine.  Yes, it was supposed to be a peek, but I got rather mixed up for some strange reason and can't remember which end is up and made the wrong card to be peeked at, so I'm sharing BOTH of my cards today.  Some weeks are just like that.


Same image, entirely different treatment.  This time I paper pieced the little cutie and colored the beak and legs with Copics.  I've popped the little rain hat up for a bit of added dimension.



One lucky StampNation Member that participates in the challenge this week will have her choice of one Some Odd Girl stamp set, or 3 Digis.  (You do not need to use SOG products to win, but if you have them we would love to see them.)  Winner will be announced on April 9th.

So hop along with us for the chance to win as well as to welcome Kristy and see what the rest of the team has created for you!

Happy hopping!


42 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Just the cutest darn image I have ever seen. I love the scene you created for him!

Heather North said...

You do an amazing job with your coloring! Do you know I've had my Cricut for over 7 years and I'm still not really sure how to weld objects? Will you show me how you use your airbrush to create your background scene? That is amazing! I also love your cute little paper pieced ducky. I always forget I can do that with stamps.

Kristie Goulet said...

So stinkin' cute! Both cards are awesome!

Lynda said...

Coloring is terrific! Love the paper piecing and your choice of patterns and colors! Great card.

Nora N. said...

Oh!! These cards are amazing!! I LOVE your coloring. I am in love with the fun background you created too!! Fabulous!!

Linda Coon said...

Love the cute ducky////the coloring is fantastic...I gotta have these stamps

Linda Coon said...

Love the cute ducky////the coloring is fantastic...I gotta have these stamps

Barbara Rosen said...

Your cards are oh so cute!

Joni said...

Great card. Jemimah Puddle Duck is one of my favorite Beatrix Potter characters. Your card reminds me of this.

tdd said...

Love this duck

Thordis said...

Love that duckling it's SO cute... And Stunning cards :)

Aunt Mary said...

Love this little guy. And the bright vibrant colors really pop. Fantastic job.

KrisCrafter said...

Both cards are just "ducky"!! Makes me think of spring!!

Michellew said...

Oh he's so cute Shea!

Fran said...

Such a "happy" stamp, love those boots!

Neesey said...

Nice touch with the paper piecing. Such a cute lil duck. Great cards. TFS

Bratnana said...

So stinking cute!!!!

Kimberly said...

OMG that duck is so cute!

Pam Sparks said...

adorable! You did a fabulous job creating with this image! love both your cards!

Angelique Vela said...

This image is just adorable. I think I need this one, too!

Susan said...

I just love the little duck you choose to color and showing two uses! Beautiful.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Adorable x 2~! TFS

Nadine Lange said...

Does that card scream spring! So fun.

Susangail Powell said...

Shea, that duck is adorable!!! He would make anyone happy!!

Moira said...

OMG, I can't believe how adorable that stamp is. And your colouring is just stunning. Great, great card :) TFS

Jannette said...

Super Cute card! I now have that song "I'm so Happy" running in my head and that card makes me Happy.
Love it!

Donna Cala said...

Your coloring skills are fantastic! Love the card you made.

Laura Miller said...

Wow - I really liked the two techniques using the same image. LOVE it - - totally changes what you focus on. Great job.

Linda K said...

Your cards put such a smile on my face - thank you so much x

gail moon said...

these are all so adorable love the stamp also more markers in my future

Karen said...

I love your 'welding'. Such a cute duckie!

Amanda said...

Your coloring is great! And how neat that you figured out how to weld your letters to make your sentiment!

Peg said...

Awesome stamp and color

Linda Wilkinson said...

Shea this little ducky made me smile big time just like you do♥ You ladies are doing an awesome job welcoming Kristy to StampNation♥ I loved her first video & look forward to see what else she teaches us at StampNation♥

Maree McIntosh said...

Glad you showed both, love the duck

Melissa F said...

Adorable Duck and wonderful textured background and layering! The duck is walking right out of the cameo scene, amazing!

Rita Montgomery said...

"I'm so happy" that you posted this adorable duck card. Just Great!

Sara said...

I love what you did with this image! The background for the first and the polka dots on the second are awesome!

Deborah Long said...

Sooo cute! Nice work!

Allison Cope said...

Awww.... super cute ducky creation Shea! Great paper piecing of your second little critter too!

Heather said...

I just love how you did both of your little duckie images....OMG..great coloring on the first one and I love LOVE the paper pieced one...he is just darling...love those colors!!
Hugs
Heather

Debbie Bonczek said...

Oh my gosh . . . that duck is just so happy - that sentiment just completely fit. Adorable. And congrats on welding letters.