bloom on Desert Storm...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Welcome to Day 2 of the LDRS CREATIVE BLOG hop!

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new releases. Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! 

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Here's my inspiration for today...

Paper: Neena Desert Storm
Stamps: LDRS Creative Let Love Grow
Ink: LDRS Creative Raven, Coffee Bean;
Copics: skin-E00, E11, E13, RV42, E04, R20 hair-YR14, E37, E29, E49 shirt-BG11, BG13, BG05, BG09 flowers- YG97, YG99, YG93, RV13, RV14, RV12 necklace- C8, C5, C3, 100 feathers- C1, C3 eyes- C1, C3, BG93, BG96, YG93
Other: Prisma Colored Pencils: Mahogany Red, Warm Grey, Black, White, Sky Blue Light, Pale Sage, Pink Rose, Ginger Root, Tuscan Red, Perriwinkle

I love the look of Copics and colored pencils on kraft, but I've always been afraid to try it... So I decided to be brave and give it a go. 

I am LOVING the new Andrea Gomoll stamps! I decided to go with this SWEET girl from Let Love Grow set. Isn't she beautiful?!? And SO much fun to color!
I used Neenah Desert Storm paper because it works well with Copics.

I stamped my image LDRS Creative Coffee Bean ink using a second generation impression (stamped once on a scrap paper, then stamped on my project). This gives a faint line that you can see well enough to color, but disappears when you color so you have a beautiful no line look!

I started by coloring with my Copics as I normally would (though I went with slightly darker colors then normal because the paper is darker).

 After, I added in highlights and shadows using Prismacolor pencils... the added detail with the pencils make it come to life!!  The eyes looked flat until I added a little crescent of Ginger Root colored pencil to the under the pupils....  

What technique have you admired, but been too afraid to tackle? 

I challenge you to go for it! Try it! I'm glad I did! 

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 

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Lisa Relova said…
That coloring is so beautiful! Copic should be paying you for making their markers create such amazing pieces! Just breathtaking!
Sondra Campbell said…
Beautiful delicate coloring. Great use of the combination of coloring options.
cghundley said…
Gorgeous work! Love
seeing how the colors
changed and popped out.
Carla from Utah
Anushree Vaish said…
Your coloring is fabulous!!
Tracey Magner said…
Hi Kassi, I am in LOVE with your card, just stunning!! This is one technique that I also have wanted to try but also to scared, yours came out AMAZING, like WOW, it makes me want to give it a try for sure. I love how it came out on that paper also, awesome. Thanks, awesome post!!!
Lisa Frazier said…
She is Gorgeous!!!
Amy Vitriani said…
Stunning card! This image is so lovely and your coloring is amazing!
Beth Vallone said…
Love your coloring! Beautiful job!
Vonmariedesign said…
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this for a cover of a junk journal or Travelers notebook. I would like to tackle coloring the way you did on this image!!!
Meghan Kennihan said…
your coloring is incredible! This is so creative!
I love that image....and your is so soft and natural looking :) Hugs...Janie
Hjeannie1 said…
Beautiful coloring!!
Lauri Bacalzo said…
The stamp set is adorable and I like the softer colors you used on the card!
Thank you for sharing your talents!
Dana M said…
Fantastic! Love the colors on the Kraft card stock, your first time was an amazing success!
Terri Burson said…
Daaaannnngggg. Sorry, but daaaaannnnngggg. LOL! Seriously gorgeous. Wow, your coloring is impeccable and I'm such a fan of the no-line coloring effect. Add that to kraft and you have one amazing work of art!