HEY FRIENDS! First of all, thank you for all of the well wishes. I’m still not fully mobile, but getting a little better each day. Ten more weeks of non-weight bearing activity – sigh! But this week marked a couple of milestones — my first post-surgery manicure, my first post-surgery haircut, and the first day of school for a class that I co-teach at Johns Hopkins University which I attended via Zoom.
I’ve also started coloring a little each day. I still tire easily, but coloring is my therapy and I can only hang out in bed for so long before it gets both monotonous and depressing. So when Amy Kennedy asked if I wanted to participate in the new Anita Jeram release, I jumped at the opportunity to get in a little color therapy. Be sure you read to the end – we’ve got a blog hop and giveaways that you’ll want to get in on!
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This release is a little different. We all know Anita Jeram for her adorable bunnies, mice and other critters, but this time she is taking us to new depths with mermaids and friends.
I selected the Seas the Day stamp set to create a little beach scene. I wish that I had been able to film the coloring because this was really outside of the box for me.
Landscapes are challenging, especially water and skies and this one features both. It took me a few tries just to get the beach the way I wanted it. But I just had to push through any trepedation for what might happen. Sometimes Copic coloring is just a hot mess until suddenly it all comes together and that’s what happened here.
- Anita Jeram Seas the Day by Colorado Craft Company [ CCC | SSS ]
- Stitches of Love by Penny Black [ SBC | SSS ]
- Copic marker coloring (see list below)
- Additional supplies listed in the thumbnails below
Once the coloring was finished, I kept the rest of it simple, using the Stitches of Love die to create a decorative edge and stamping the sentiment with Versafine ink. I also used a white gel pen to add a little more splash to my waves!
- Giveaway 1: The designers will be giving away a stamp set from this release (your choice) to a lucky winner that drawn from all the comments left on each designer’s social media hangouts.
- Giveaway 2: Colorado Craft Company will be giving away a complete bundle of this release to one chosen winner that has placed an order using affiliate links (HERE’S MINE!). Winner randomly chosen by 3C on February 2nd.
- Giveaway 3: Colorado Craft Company will be giving away 3 sets to 3 randomly chosen winners on Instagram. To enter, go to: https://www.instagram.com/coloradocraftcompany/ for details.
See the Colorado Craft Company blog for full details on all giveaways.
- Colorado Craft Company
- Amy Young
- Bibi Cameron
- Daniel West
- Donna Hitz
- Erin Thompson
- Jenn Shurkus
- Jennifer Gross
- Jennifer Kotas
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Kassi Hulet
- Kelly Taylor
- Michelle Lutz
- Nancy Sheads <- That’s me!
- Sandy Allnock
That’s it for me today! See you again soon!
COPICS: C1 (seagull); Y38, YR04 (starfish); E53, E55, E59 (post); BV20, E30, E31, E55 (beach); YG03, YG17, YG67, YG97 (grass); B000, B00, B12, B14, B16 (ocean); Y000, Y00, B00, B12, B14 (sky)
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53 thoughts on “The Way of Water Release (3C) and an Update!”
Wow I love you colors and ink blending! So realistic!
That really did come out amazing! Good die choice 😉
So glad you are back to creating! You make such lovely cards and I live near the ocean and I love this scene with the seagull and starfish!
Such lovely colors!
Your sky and water are both amazing.
Such a pretty card! Love, love your coloring. Thank you.
Beautiful card and very glad you are feeling better. Thank you
Your card is beautiful and the blending on it looks amazing. Do you have a video of this?
No. Thanks to my limited mobility, I wasn’t able to film it. But I’m going to do it again as soon as I’m back to working in my studio.
Absolutely stunning! Love your beach scene!
Love all the beautiful details in the water! It makes it sparkle! Super coloring, awesome composition!
Your hard work at coloring is amazing in results. These are wonderful stamps too!
Gorgeous coloring!! Hope you’re back on your feet soon.
Lovely! Especially like your foaming waves! Beautiful!
Your landscape is truly impressive. The seagull is fun!
You have created such a beautiful scene with these amazing new stamps. I just love this collection!
Your coloring is delightful. The scene is peaceful and yet bright, I love that combination.
Loving your card. The coloring is beautiful and I’m loving the detail you gave to the waves. So glad to hear you are on the mend. Art is therapeutic and infectious to just feeling a little better .
Fantastic scene, love the colors and your coloring is amazing
Love it. Especially the water. This is such a great release from CCC.
Love the design and the coloring.
It’s amazing how different all the artist on the Blog Hop have so many great takes on this set. I like them all & really gets the ideas flowing. You did a great job. I love the Seagulls & the Walrus the best. Never was into mremaids but I do love the one with the penquins. Would love to win the whole set of course
This is incredible! I never create backgrounds with my alcohol markers but maybe I should try it out! You created such a lovely setting for this stamp set!
What a great card! Really packs a punch.
Fabulous coloring and glad you are improving.
Your coloring is amazing!
Beautiful card. I love the simplicity of it.
Amazing beach scene, really well done!
Fabulous beach scene with the seagull! Beautiful colors and details!
Glad to hear that you are recovering from the surgery. Hang in there!
Simply stunning 🤩
This is gorgeous. Love the scene and love those seagulls.
I really like your edit on the stamp set. You chose 1 character choosing to seas (seize ) the day, which is for each of us to choose. You gave a complete scene as well.
Your card is amazing! I love the difference the white gel pen made to the crest of the wave. So realistic. I am loving this release. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Being sick is no fun!
Your cards are amazing. Get well soon
the background is stunning
WOW! Beautiful coloring!
Gorgeous scene, love how you created the water
Pretty coloring! Lovely card.
So glad you’re feeling better. I know a little zshuzshing up can help a lot. Your card colors pull me right in 😊
Beautiful card ,love the colors and the design. Hope you are feeling tip top soon!
First and foremost, May your get well journey be as short and positive as possible! Bit Kudos for taking that time for very important self care! yay! Secondly, what a beautiful card you crafted for the blog hop!
Beautiful landscape, looks so realistic. Love, love, love your card
beautiful card, love the coloring!
Lovely coloring – I have to say, there’s nothing like coloring to help heal the body!! The sand turned out perfect & I love the white dots on the waves – fun scene! (It’s one of my favorite stamps from the series) ♥️ Heal quickly – keep on coloring to keep your mind busy (color therapy is the best!).
So good to see that you are back making beautiful cards and posts! I am sure that it feels so good. Also thanks for the supply list. I needed paper and bought some with a great discount from your blog post.
Glad to see you back! This card is just so cute, and your coloring is beautiful! Heal quickly so you can get back to the studio…💜💜💜
You created such a wonderful scene! I love your background. Thank you so much for this.
Beautiful card! I love the background and how you made movement in the water. I like the more simple cards like this, I think they mean more. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
Beautiful cards and I just love your copic colors. Makes me want to go to the beach!
Can’t wait to get this stamp set!
There’s something about coloring that helps your mental well being isn’t there? Lucky you to be asked to color up and oh how I pray you’ll continue to get well. One step at a time. Take those naps and remember that they do help your body. Beautiful card that would make a good prize.
Love your card!! Hope you get well!