Thursday, January 12, 2012

Both Sky & Earth

**For my CAS-ual Fridays post, please scroll down or click here!**


"When Nature made the bluebird,
she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth,
so she gave him the color of the one on his back
and hue of the other on his breast."
 ~John Burroughs

Welcome to the Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop celebrating the second anniversary of Tiffany Doodles! I'm very honored to have been asked to participate in this event, and super excited to have a reason to create with Tiffany's wonderful images again! This is one fabulous hop...You should have arrived from Collette's Blog. (If this is your first stop, please go back to Jessica's blog so you don't miss anything!)

One of the best things, in my opinion, about Tiffany Doodles digital images that separates them from the rest of the digital images out there, are her photo sketches. I used the Bluebird3 stamp found here- it has always been one of my favorite Tiffany Doodles images...

After bringing him to life with a combination of markers and colored pencils, I die cut a panel and mounted it onto patterned paper, stamped a sentiment and wrapped everything with a bit of string.


I was on a roll and couldn't stop with just one card. On the above card, I used the Lenten Rose image and based a card off of the talented Barb's Barbles Inspiration Photo Challenge... a combination of the yellow flower and the rose colored glasses photos.


Your next stop on the hop is the uber talented Donna Mikasa!
Remember, please leave a comment for your chance to win a Bluebird3 or Lenten Rose image-you choose!
Here's a bit more quick information about the hop, but complete details can be found on the Tiffany Doodles Blog: You have three days to comment on this post and the eighteen other participant's posts-each participant has a featured digi that you could win! All winners will be posted on the Tiffany Doodles Blog on January 18th. Also, Tiffany is giving away the entire January release and all you have to do is create a card or project using a Tiffany Doodles image, blog about it, and add your name to in linkz tool which can be found on Tiffany's blog.

71 comments:

  1. Beautiful, you've really brought these images to life.

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  2. Karen these are both...stunning...your coloring is so perfect i thought both images were die cut panels...(picking my jaw up off the floor!!!) these digis are beautiful, i had no idea...thanks so much for playing along...i love your take on the insp photos and how you combined them :)

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  3. Wow Karen! Your colouring is so fabulous on these amazing cards. I thought at first they were pre-cololured too.

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  4. Wow! These are stunning Karen. You have such a classy and understated style.:)

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  5. WOW beautiful Karen, your coloring is FAB especially on that Bird!! Beautiful job!! It's so nice to get back to reading my friends blogs. Hope you're doing well! :) :) :) HUGS!

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  6. One word: stunning. Actually two words: absolutely stunning. I love both cards.

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  7. Seriously beautiful cards Karen! Great work as always!

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  8. Both your cards are awesome! In particular I adore how you have coloured the bluebird! You are amazing!

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  9. seriously woman...your cards are a-mazing. Your coloring is simply perfection.wow.

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  10. Oh my *goodness* Karen. Your coloring on these images is beyond outstanding - I thought the bluebird was a printed image! Just gorgeous!

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  11. Wow, that paper looks amazing with that bird!

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  12. WOW! Your coloring on that bird is utterly amazing! Gorgeous cards!

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  13. The stamps are amazing! You did a fantastic job coloring!!

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  14. These are sooooo amazing....that bird is so beautiful.

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  15. Absolutely INCREDIBLE cards!! They're gorgeous!! I love the flowers.

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  16. Beautiful Karen - everytime you work with that bird image I am blown away. Love how you mixed in some patterned paper too :)

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  17. Beautiful cards! your coloring on the bird is perfect. The hint of coloring on the leaves on the flower one is neat. i wouldn't have thought to do that.

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  18. Oh my heavens, how do you do it? I thought for sure you had used watercolors to paint your images. They are stunning! I have both of these digital stamps and never use them because my coloring skills are lacking, but this is some amazing inspiration!

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  19. These are gorgeous projects. I am so inspired - thank you!

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  20. As always.... stunning cards! I sure miss having you on the team! Your cards are always a piece of art! I love how you add inspirational poems to your posts too! I appreciate that! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

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  21. A-Mazing....you + birds = perfection! Both cards are pieces of art girl!

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  22. Amazing, Karen, just beautiful!

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  23. You make the digies come ALIVE!!!! Love your artistry in this!

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  24. Karen, your colouring is STUNNING! I thought the bluebird was a die-cut pre-coloured image. WOW! I also love the background paper you paired it with. And more gorgeous colouring on the roses... Must go now and scrape my jaw off the floor...

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  25. Beautiful cards Karen! I love the colors of the flowers on the second card!

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  26. The Lenten rose is amazing.... I will have to CASE that sooner than later.....

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  27. you do the best work on those birds--totally frame-able, karen:) and the floral card is just so pretty! happy weekend!

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  28. Of course I loved the bird and then I scrolled down to the floral and it is beautiful! Love the colors.

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  29. Inspiring work Karen! Love your bluebird! He looks just like the one of the bachelors hanging out in our nesting box this winter!

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  30. What a beautiful bird! Your coloring is amazing! You have very pretty cards on your blog!

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  31. very nice cards. Lovely images that you used!!

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  32. both cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  33. both cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  34. Your work with these beautiful images is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Fab images and cards Hun love them

    Hugs Wendy

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  36. This is a beautiful card. Nice work.

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  37. such gorgeous cards, Karen--your coloring is awesome! you really bring Tiffany's digis to life!

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  38. You do beautiful work - you brought these images to life!

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  39. Both of your cards are awesome. The coloring such perfection.

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  40. Gorgeous cards, The bird is so lifelike!

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  41. Love the Lenten Rose card - beautiful!

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  42. I too am a nature lover - that blue bird is out of this world!

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  43. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Wow... I just love the bright colors on both! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and Happy Creating Sara

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  44. These are both gorgeous cards!! Very pretty! TFS!

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  45. *GASP* Karen - you really brought that bluebird to life!!! Absolutely INCREDIBLE coloring!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that card! I just can't stop staring at it!
    Your second card is equally as beautiful! You were on a SERIOUS roll!

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  46. I just absolutely LOVE your two cards here! You are one amazing colorist on top of being a super duper artist!!


    TFS~

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  47. Beautiful cards! Gorgeous images and I'm amazed by your coloring! So pretty!

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  48. Lovely images & great coloring. I love the bird image.

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  49. Wow Karen both cards are fabulous but I am speechless on your first card. Your coloring is amazing! AMAZING! Awesome job my friend!

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  50. OOOh, how lovely! Both your cards are beautiful!

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  51. These images, after you have touched them, come ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. Both projects are beautiful... lovely coloring!

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  53. Both cards are just stunning Karen, but that gorgeous bird image you colored is amazing! Such a sweet and inspiring post too!

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  54. Stunning, stunning cards, Karen! Wow, every element in itself is gorgeous but that string really ties everything together. And I love the simplicity of the flowers with the sponged edges.

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  55. Wow! These are beautiful! The coloring you have done is so realistic! Just amazing! Stunning cards!

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  56. You've always done wonders with that sweet bird, and the lenton rose is stunning, and one of my fave perennials... Beautifully used, beautiful creations...

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  57. Oh my! I cannot believe you colored these images! I thought the bird was clip art LOL! You always amaze me!

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  58. These are magnificent Karen. But I must say your rose card is stunning...I think my favorite ever from you!!!

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  59. Whoa, these are stunning! The coloring on the bird is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!

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  60. Both cards are beautiful! Your coloring on the blue bird is stunning.

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  61. OH MY! These cards are GORGEOUS! I LOVE that second one--those colors are perfect for flowers! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  62. You bring these photo style images to life Karen with some amazing shading :)
    The Christmas rose is just fabulous...one of my favourite flowers :)
    Jenny x

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