Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sheena A Little Bit Oriental Blog Hop!



Crafter's Companion is excited to launch another gorgeous collection from Sheena Douglass called “A Little Bit Oriental”. This collection has four beautiful stamp sets, four 5x7 embossing folders, a paper pad with 48 sheets of coordinating pattern papers in16 designs. All of these wonderful new products are available right now on the Crafter’s Companion website.

To celebrate this wonderful new release, the designers have been busy making some wonderful projects and we can’t wait to show them off to you. Hop along and don’t forget to leave comments along the way because we will be selecting a random winner who will receive one of the lovely new Sheena Stamp Sets (winner’s choice).



I chose the set Koi & Waterlilies to use the large koi fish. I love the orange and black of these fish. I used my Spectrum Noir markers (Blender, OR1, OR2, OR3, BG10, BT2, and True Black) for the fish and fussy cut him (or her?) out. I used my Embossalicious 6"x6" folder, Regal Damask, to give the black background some dimension. I chose the Tranquility sentiment from the same set as well. I diecut it out in a simple circle shape, punched a hole at the top, added some simple ribbon and used some small rhinestones to add sparkle to this. Simple and elegant :) 


To get the spots on the koi, I took my blender pen and colored in the area that is white so the paper is saturated with the blender. It will make the surface wet to apply the spots. Then, take your BG10 and dot it on in non-uniform patterns, as it would appear on the actual fish. Then go over that with your blender again. The BG10 will bleed into the white area making it appear soft around the edges, more natural. Happy coloring!

Here is a list of the designers blogs who will be sharing projects today:
Deb Felts (Guest Designer)

Good luck and have fun hopping around!

20 comments:

Lieve said...

A totally different koi than on Mary Dawn Quirindongo's card. But yours looks nice too, and happy ! Great card !

Cathy said...

Love your koi against the dark bg, he's beautifully coloured. Thanks for explaining how you did his splotches :) Cathy x

BethAnn M said...

Very dramatic! Thank you for the tips on making spots. BethAnn M.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty, Miss Lady!!! The Koi just ROCKS!! :)

Denise said...

Your Koi Fish is awesome! Love the sparkle on the Tranquility symbol too.

Deb said...

Oh WOW! This is stunning! Love the dramatic color contrast!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card. TFS

Irene Watson said...

Wonderful card!love the black and orange and thank u for colouring tips!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome card!!!Love the stamp,great colors!!!

Bonnie said...

Great colors, the black background really makes the orange pop

Iris said...

Amazing card. Love the Koi.
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Serena said...

Beautiful coloring on the koi! Love the orange and black color combo!

Pat said...

A really dramatic card. The Koi stands out beautifully against that lovely black embossed background.

marylouh said...

Beautiful. The coloring is great and he really stands out on the black background. Great job.

Sue D said...

Very vibrant koi against the black background.

Karenladd said...

So striking and dramatic! A beautiful card!

SHartl said...

The orange koi fish just pops against the black background!

StampNK said...

This is really fabulous with all the colors against your dark card base!

Teresa Melling said...

This card is amazing! I just love the colors!

Leah the Orange said...

this is so pretty - i love the way the koi is colored, and that BLACK PAPER?! oh my goodness, it's perfect!

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