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Friday, August 27, 2010

SUPER EXCITING NEWS!!!!! Join me in the "Coloring Techniques for Card Making" Book Release 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.

This is one of the five cards that I have published in the book!

It is entitled "Birthday Bloomers"
The stamp is from the "Bless My Bloomers" set from Clear Dollar Stamps and the paper is all from The Paper Temptress.
(please see the card recipe at the end of this post for all of the details)

I was so honored when asked to join this amazing group of ladies as one of 12 contributing artists! I am very humbled because these are the artists whose work has inspired ME. I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! ;)
It was such a fun project to be a part of! The hard part was not telling people until we were told we could go public. It takes months and months of behind the scene work to get such an amazing book to the shelves!
We were told to grab a tissue before we opened the book. It is truly amazing seeing my cards photographed by a professional photographer, with details written by a wonderful team and edited by some of the best craft editors in the business! I did need the tissues!
After I skimmed through to see my cards (admit it...you would have too. LOL!) I went back and studied every page and photo. I am still in awe! I just know that anyone who gets one will refer back to it time and time again for inspiration, tips and techniques.

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 more blogs you comment on the better your chances of winning!
The designers who are participating in the blog hop are as follows:
Trudy Sjolander - That's me!!!

Thanks sooo much for dropping by! I really really would appreciate a comment on this card! ;)
If you aren't a follower yet, I would LOVE that too!

Hugs and happy hopping!
True :D

CARD RECIPE:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Bless My Bloomers"
INK: Memento - Tuxedo Black
COLORING: Copic markers # YG67, G21, Y11, E35, YR04, R08, R02, V17, BV00, Y06, and colorless blender. Color Box cat's eyes in Warm Violet and Wisteria
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wizard, round and scalloped round and square and scalloped square Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, and Swiss Dots embossing folder, ScorPal, piercing tool, Hobby Lobby's Richard Stanley Collection purple ribbon, All Sorts of Things brads in Grape, double-sided foam tape, glue, sewing machine and green thread, Ranger Stickles in Stardust, Diamond Glaze
TECHNIQUES USED: TECHNIQUES: Stamping, alcohol inking, sewing, tole', 3D, embossing
SKILL LEVEL: Medium
ADDITITIONAL COMMENTS: : I stepped it up by layering, and adding Stickles glitter glue and Diamond Glaze over the coloring

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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love your coloring! I can see why they asked you to showcase beautiful coloring. Love it.

Kim J said...

Trudy, this is beautiful. I love this card. I just might have to buy this book and learn how to do it. You make it looks so easy! how exciting to be published!

Good job, True!

Dawn said...

FABulous card True!!! just beautiful! I'm so hyped to be in the same book as YOU!!

SmilynStef said...

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

Broni said...

All of your cards in this book are fabulous, Trudy!! Wasn't this the most fun??

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Wow wow wow! That's awesome! I am so happy for you, True! Your coloring is top notch, you ARE worthy! ;)

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Beautiful beautiful card

Terra5 said...

You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing!!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Yvonne said...

Congrats on being included in the book... you deserve it. Your cards are stunning.

This is a fabulous idea for a book... can't wait to see it.

Susan said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for sharing. I am adding this book to my wish list!

Ann English said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Wow...congratulations! Definately a gorgeous card. Love the coloring on the pot. ~jeni :)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

You ARE worthy!!! I'm not at all surprised that they selected you to make cards for this book. Your coloring in awesome!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Congratulations True! What a wonderful recognition of your talent. I'm so proud of you and happy that you are being recognized for that talent! Your coloring is always first rate - this card is gorgeous!

Big hugs,
Linda

Toni K said...

Congratulations! I would cry too if I were published at all! Your card is awesome!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Each of your wonderful cards were a GREAT ADDITION to this book Trudy! Thanks for all your help!

judy said...

Beautiful card; you really know how
to make your images very vibrant and
alive!

thesewingroomandmore said...

BEAUTIFUL blog! I would love to win the book! I could really use the tutorials!

Ellie A. said...

Beautiful card I love the details. This book was made for me I know it was :) Happy Weekend!

Kym Weber said...

Congratulations, True! What an honor and so rightfully deserved! Your work is so amazing! This card is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so beautiful! Just stunning! Way to go girl!

~Hugs~Kym

Sue W said...

Congratulations.....Gorgeous card Love how you popped up the flowers and the green stitching is great!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Gorgeous cards, thank you for the chance to win! Hugs always! G

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Shari said...

Sharilynn said: Wonderful cards! They made me smile!

Eli said...

Your card has my absolute favorite color combination. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Ruth said...

You are worthy your card is wonderful

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This card is gorgeous and so inspiring. I just love the colors, layout, and your coloring. I need this book.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Such a pretty card True! I love your colors...and application. Congrats on the new book!

Francie G. said...

Congrats! This is so exciting! Such talent all in one book! Your card is beautiful! Your blog is filled with beauty! TFS!

see mary stamp said...

I can hardly wait to get my hands on this book and see all the beauty inside. Love the card you posted today.

Lisa said...

WOW! This card is beautiful! I just love it! Thanks for sharing.

Mom & Dad Nugent said...

Beautiful card, not just the coloring, wonderful design.

featheredheaven said...

This is my 1st time on your site & I have to tell you I just love this card! It's beautiful!
I am very new to cardmaking, stamping,etc, & look forward to learning so much more.

Debbie Olson said...

Trudy, what a beautiful card--congratulations!

Whimsey said...

OM Gosh, stunningly beautiful - love the soft colors!

Gail said...

Wonderful card, thanks.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I'm so thrilled for you! Great, amazing card!
CONGRATS!

Brenda U said...

You definitely are worthy, this card of yours is awesome! I am coming back to look at your site in detail later today.

Betty said...

beautiful coloring w/the copics - thanks for a chance to win and the inspiration.

Anne Temple said...

Love the colors and a chance to win one of these must have books.

ChristineCreations said...

Your work in the whole book is beautiful Trudy! This card is just gorgeous! Love the popped shimmery flowers. I'm still pinching myself too! This is such a fantastic day!

Deonna said...

Your card is Stunning! It is so bright and cheery. I love the colors.

Becky said...

wow..this is stunning girl, love the colors and stitching.

Kelly Massman said...

Your card, as usual, is absolute perfection! I'm already a follower! What a fantastic prize to be won! Thanks for the chance!

Kari D said...

Love your coloring....and paper piecing too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica said...

First of all Trudy, I have to say, what a beautuful person you are.That smile has to light up the room when you enter it!
I can only imagine what it feels like to be published! Congrats on being selected for the book! And your card is certainly worth being included. Thanks so much for sharing.

Stampvanwinkle said...

How pretty Trudy!!! Congratulations

virginia said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win a book! wonderful cards!

Anita said...

Congrta! You deserve it!

TracyJ said...

This card is beautiful!!!! I sure am excited about this book...I really could use it!

BethieJ said...

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

Deb said...

True, I follow you on the Clear Dollar site. Your cards are always great. Luv your techniques and helpful tips. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nana Donna said...

Congratulations, your coloring of images deserves to be showcased!

Louise Fox said...

Your coloring on this beautiful card is sensational. If I can learn just one technique on how to give so much dimension, I will be well pleased with the book! Blessings.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely card. I really like the color combination. Its easy to see why you were asked to be a contributor to this book. BTW, new follower here!

Laurie Wilson said...

All your cards are so gorgeous Trudy! You deserve to be in there! I really love this purple flower one too!

Sharla said...

Love the card and all the detail!! What a great idea for a book! I must have!

littlen said...

Very pretty card. TFS.

Cindy H. said...

Congratulations on being one of the contributing artists in this new book! I love your beautiful card and the gorgeous coloring!!

Sandy said...

Lovely card. I am a beginner with copic markers and I have a lot to learn. Looks like this book will be a must have for me.

Queen B said...

Great card! I love how you've picked up the green throughout the card - subtle but really nice. :)

Debbie said...

what a pretty card. thanks for sharing.

ginalovesdave said...

What a beautiful card! And thanks for a chance to win!

About me said...

It's TRUEly amazing! Congrats on your publication!

craft-princess said...

Stunning! I would be on cloud 9!

inkdwings said...

Your card is breath taking. I hope this technique book is only the begining of the learning process for techniques. I can't wait to own one of these books.

Marlene said...

Congratulations!! How exciting! I just pre-ordered a copy of this book!

Sally Watkins said...

Sweet little pot of flowers!

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Beautiful card but then all your cards are beautiful! TFS!

Beverly S. said...

My dear...you are worthy!!! :) Beautiful card....can't wait to get a copy of this book. I "need" it. :)

ChristineZ said...

What a beautiful card! Congrats on being published in this wonderful book!

Lori said...

wow, Not only is the card that you have for the blog wonderful, so is your gallery. My jaw flapped open. You are in the group of the best that you belong in.

jkreucher said...

True!! What a gorgeous card, and as always your coloring is outstanding.
This magazine is such a great idea. always fun to learn new shading and highlighting ideas..
Congrats!!
Judy

Pat said...

Congratulations on your contribution to a really great book!

Laurie said...

This is a beautiful card - I love the look of texture you've achieved. Can't wait to see this new book in person!

Shell said...

Way to go, True!!!! How exciting!! The card is beautiful. You are so deserving of this honor. Great job.

Candy said...

Just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent and techniques. So inspiring.

Wendy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win :).

drewzangel12 said...

Such a great card! I love the purple inked edges :)

Paula said...

What amazing talent

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I can't wait to get a hold of this book!

Traci S. said...

Wow! I was so excited to see that you design for CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS that I left my comment some where else, I think. Please delete this if it is a second comment.

I love this card! And, yes, if I were ever talented enough to be published in a book...I would look ahead to my work, too!

This card is just beautiful. I love purple and yellow...my wedding colors! I would have guessed that this was watercolored...but no, it is mostly COPICS. I guess it is your very talented way of adding the highlights to it that makes me think of watercolors.

This is just wonderful. I love the sheer ribbon bow under the flower pot. Wow! Your shading and highlighting is just amazing. You shouldn't be surprised you were asked to star in this book.

Thank you for the generous offer to possibly be chosen to win this important book/tool. I know I need every little bit of help I can to make my coloring better.

Congratulations, again!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

AShu93 said...

Congrats! You are definitely worthy - the card is beautiful. Purple & green are my favorite colors (usually not together, but done a great job with that).

sandra said...

Your card is so gorgeous!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Beautiful card...love your coloring! TFS!

Barb S. (FL) said...

True - your card is super fantastic..
TFS,
Barb S (FL)

Lynda said...

Thank you for sharing your lovelu card with us. I would love to have a guide to help with my Copic coloring.

Ruby said...

This is gorgeous! Your colouring is fantastic! I can see why you have been featured in the magazine! I'm just starting out with Copics, so this book would be fab!

Trena in Naperville said...

Great coloring! Congratulations on being part of a fabulous design team Trudy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, so glad you got to contribute! Thanks!

Cheryl Walker said...

Wooohoooo and Congratulations True, so well deserved!!! You do such beautiful work hun!!! Love the coloring on this tooo!!!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

True... your cards are ALWAYS so beautiful.

Kerri said...

Congratulations, True!!! Your card is gorgeous, and your coloring is always fabulous! Beautiful work, girl:)

lynne said...

wow what a beautiful card no wonder they wanted you in the book can't wait to see them all

Patti P. said...

So glad that I found this hop at Broni's blog...you are all so talented and I have enjoyed seeing your work and look forward to the book. TFS. Love the colors in this card.

Bernadette Bliss said...

Congratulations! Your card is
beautiful.

Mary said...

Wow that's great to get published! I love your coloring technique, its truly amazing. I could surely use this book! TFS, Mary M

Merry S. said...

Your card is gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color. I have to have this book so I can learn to color like you!

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

Yow!5 cards in one book. That is impressive. This is a georgeous card. I'll have to get the book and check out the rest. Congratulations!

Sandra said...

first visit .... but I will be back - Love your style!
Sandra

Chrisd said...

Congrats on being included in the new book and what a great card.

Cassie_lu said...

your coloring is beautiful and the use of glitter just amazes me

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- what a fabulous looking/sounding book! Thanks for the info and I am off to hop.

Pat K said...

Your card is "truly" lovely, you are a talented artist

Melisa Hunter said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to be able to colour like you!

Rufus said...

What a beautiful card! What a joy to be asked to participate in such a book! Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance,
R/

Sharon said...

Your card is gorgeous! This looks like a fabulous book! A must have for sure!

Shirley-anne said...

I really need the book ! I knew this before I started blog hopping but now I am even more convinced than ever . I love your shading around image .

Sandy said...

You are TOTALLY worthy - your card is fabulous! And to have 5 in the book? You ROCK! 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!

Cathy said...

Trudy, Your work is beautiful, can't wait to get the book and try some of the techniques of the pros!!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure that I will need this book.

adetia said...

Congratulations on the book! I just started with Copics and I'd love to see this book for myself!! :)

JoAnne said...

You are worthy! Your work is wonderful and you are an inspiration to all of us. Congratulations!

Jan Castle said...

Very sweet card!

LindaR said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sylvia said...

This card is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win.

Robbie said...

What a gorgeous card! Very worthy of publication. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these issues!

Marsha said...

What a darling card. Looks like a wonderful book too.

arnold said...

Your coloring is beautiful. I can hardly wait to get the book and learn from you.

MARES said...

Hermosas tarjetas. Excelentes trabajos! Felicitaciones.
Besitos desde Argentina.

Donna said...

Love the details on your card. Great looking book, & I'm looking forward to owning it!

Helen said...

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

Bernadette Bliss said...

You're surely well deserving of the honor. Your work is stellar!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Your card is just lovely, as usual! Not surprized you were asked to join in!

Janine said...

very pretty card and I love your colouring of these flowers

Peggy said...

Trudy, wonderful coloring and card. Congrats! I would love to learn to color like you and the other ladies. God bless!

Carey said...

I love the card! I can't wait to see the book.

Beachsidelynn said...

Love the card. Looking forward to seeing your other cards in the book.

Elle said...

One of five cards published? If the other four are anything like this beautiful card then I HAVE to have this book!

Linda said...

Lovely. Can't wait to learn more.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty! I love all the detail to make the flowers so real looking.

Swr4him said...

This is a perfect birthday card. This is my first time to your blog and it will not be my last!

akagreenhouse said...

Your card is beautiful!

Jana said...

Lovely card and coloring! I've never been to your blog before and I'm excited to have found it!

Yvonne said...

Lovely card and book looks great too!

nanavf said...

What an exciting thing for you to be published in this beautiful book. And so many entries! Your card is beautiful!

A Touch of SOL said...

Beautiful card...Love that you added lots of DAZZLE with glitter glue and Diamond Glaze...Thanks for the opportunity to win
Coloring Techniques for Card Making

Shannah said...

Congratulations on being part of such a fabulous book!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Shannah

Kalyber said...

What a beautiful card.Thanks for sharing it and the opportunity to win the book.

Diane said...

Your card is beautiful!!! If I don't win the book, then I'm surely going to buy it! I've been trying to get Debbie O. to write a book for years. At least some of her work is in this one! LOL To me, she is just SO talented! Doesn't she inspire you? She is amazing. But then, YOU are too!!! Congrats on being chosen for the book!!! I'll be looking for your name in future publications! :D

Lori Barnett said...

Beautiful card! This is my first visit to your blog. I love your work! I can't wait to get this magazine!!! GREAT idea!

Karen said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the chance to win.

GrammaR said...

Beautiful card! And yes, I would have skimmed for my cards, too! Congrats on being a part of this book.

katrynka said...

Great book, great card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat S. said...

I love your purple :)
Thank you for a chance to win!

Natalie said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the coloring, of course! Looking forward in purchasing the book, I think it is a must have for my library!

jperr said...

Your card is lovely. I love how you popper it up.Please pick me.
Jocelan p

Judy said...

Your card is beautiful! Great coloring!
Congrats on the book!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the dimension you have given to the image!

Rose said...

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

Karen said...

Loved the layering - just beautiful work.

Sue said...

SOOO pretty! I love this and the layers and colors are gorgeous! Would love to win!

Susie said...

Congratulations on the book!!! That is so exciting!
Your altered composition book is very pretty...I love the colors and layers.

Maggi said...

Sweet card. Can't wait to see the book

Maggi said...

Sweet card. Can't wait to see the book

Maggi said...

Sweet card. Can't wait to see the book

Maggi said...

Sweet card. Can't wait to see the book

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Whohoo... Congrats there girlie! Very cool and such a great honor.

Janet Z said...

Congrats on the card Trudy! Gorgeous card.

Robert said...

True, I am glad I found your site. The card is too beautiful. The book is a must for all who want to color.

Donelda said...

congratulations Trudy! Such a pretty card!!

kathy s said...

Pretty card- NEED this book bad-I need all the help I can get-I would not consider you skill level medium judging by your card- its great TFS

Kim G said...

Fabulous Card!! No wonder why you are in the book!

Mickie said...

Your coloring is fantastic, beautiful work.

Cindy said...

A beautiful card. Lovely coloring. I hope to learn a lot from the book. Thanks!

paula said...

great coloring on this card. this book looks like a great resource. thanks for an opportunity to win it.

Mary Ann T said...

Love this cute card. I've never visited you site before but the samples that scroll across the top are totally awesome and full of inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the techniques book.

bevyb said...

Beautiful card and you are worthy!! Looking forward to having this must have book and learning from so many talented artists. I have added your blog to my feeds in IE and will be returning many many times

Pamm said...

I love your card! I also love that Journal in the next post! This is one of the things I like about blog hops, you find new blogs to inspire you! Congrats on being a part of this awesome book! I am off to Wal-Mart to find some composition books!

Pamm said...

I love your card! I also love that Journal in the next post! This is one of the things I like about blog hops, you find new blogs to inspire you! Congrats on being a part of this awesome book! I am off to Wal-Mart to find some composition books!

creativearts said...

Your card is amazing and the coloring is so natural!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card and congratulations on the book.

Jen Adkins said...

Love it! I am definitely a reader, so much to learn!

Cookie Salter said...

Can't wait to get my hand on this book. Amazing coloring

Marge said...

What a sweet card!!! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous learning tool!

Sammy Jo said...

What a beautiful testament to a world of color. Great job!

airbornewife said...

Awesome card! I can't wait to get my hands on this book.. looks like a must have!

thanks for sharing, Pam

carrie said...

Absolutely a gorgeous card! I love these colors and your coloring is outstanding. I have just begun to learn how to use the copics, so one day I hope I can blend colors as well as you do. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

CheckerBeads said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just knowing you have 5 cards in this book tells me its quality! Congrats and I love the beautiful cards on this blog hop!!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty card, congratulations on having 5 of your cards published in what looks like a must-have book for those of us that like to color images for our cards.

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous card True, I love the layers and stickles! It makes the flowers just pop.

cdrscraps said...

I LOVE the color combinations you used for this card! Very inspiring. The sheer ribbon adds a delicate touch, too. So inspiring!

Linda Peterson said...

Your card is very beautiful!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is stunning! I can hardly wait to check out the other 4.

lsims said...

Beautiful card. Looking forward to the book. (Thanks for including the Copic marker numbers.)

marilyn said...

What a gorgeous card--LOVE it!

Lucy Chesna said...

Just found your awesome site from splitcoasters...love the card

Lucy Chesna said...

Just found your awesome site from splitcoasters...love the card

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Cute card - the colors and stickles are great. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ola said...

Wow, your coloring is beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Ola said...

Wow, your coloring is beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats on being published in this book True...your work is definitely worthy!! Love this card and I'm sure the others are just as beautiful! TFS

Beautiful Greetings said...

I am so happy for you True! You are definitely worthy of this honor, your coloring is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the other cards!

Mary said...

What a wonderful book for people like me who struggle to color images.

Mary

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Nice card Trudy, can't wait to see the BOO! Woo-Hoo!

jordanbev5 said...

You put such beautiful details in your card, I just love it.

Barbara DeBose said...

This book sounds like it could be my new best friend!!! Pick me, pick me!

Barbara DeBose said...

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

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