Thursday, July 9, 2015

Coloring Fun Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts



Hello!  I'm happy to be hopping along with Waffle Flower Crafts today for their Coloring Fun Blog Hop!  There are a bunch of us hopping along and of course there is a chance to win a prize!! :)  Fun, right? 

Since it's Shark Week, I used the fun new Tiger & Lily Stamp Set for today's card!  I pulled out my colored pencils and gamsol to color with:


When I color with colored pencils, I like to use Memento ink because it doesn't bleed with the gamsol.  I've been experimenting with paper and currently I like my Stampin' Up! Whisper White paper the best.  It is sort of waxy and the pencils blend nicely on it.
I stamped out the shark and colored him in using a medium cool gray Prismacolor pencil.  I went over it with gamsol to blend out the lines and then added some shading with the same pencil.  I blended that out a little and then went over the darker parts with a black Pitt Pastel pencil and blended it out with my finger.  I used a black Prismacolor pencil for his mouth, coloring pretty hard.  I blended it out and then darkened it a bit more with the Pitt Pastel pencil.


Once the shark was colored, I diecut him out using my Tiger & Lily Die Set.  I also cut out an orange patterned paper circle using the Flower Circle Die Set and two strips of matching patterned papers.  The patterned papers are from the Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 pad by Doodlebug Designs.  I loved the colors!
Next, I put my card together.  The white card base was embossed with a cool chevron pattern.  I splattered it a little with some gray mist.  I added a panel of vellum to the center and stamped the sentiment and a couple of pretty blue waves.  I layered the patterned paper strips next and then added the circle with dimensional foam adhesive.  I added the shark with foam dots as well.  To finish it off, I added a few matte black epoxy dots to offset the sentiment.

Are you ready to check out the giveaway?  Nina will be randomly choosing from the comments on the following blogs.  Leave a comment on any of them before midnight on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 13, 2015.





Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have fun hopping along with everyone!!
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Kristin said...

Love that little shark and agreed - the patterned paper is adorable!

Becca4296 said...

Nice card

Wilma Z said...

Great coloring and beautiful card!!!

Birgit said...

What a fun card! Great coloring and design. Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane Loughrey said...


Your card is adorable.

Cardsbymaaike said...

cute and colourful card, it's given me ideas on how to use up some washi tape..well i say use up, but...lol anyway i love how bright and cheerful your card is, thank you for sharing

Peggy said...

Love the bright colors and fun stamps! Great Job

Jan G said...

Great card. Shark is too cute.

Joyce McIntosh said...

Cute card. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I really like your card.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the tips on using color pencils and gamsol to color. I really like the papers that you used and the embossed background is perfect.

Sandie said...

Loving the bright colours and the fun sentiment!! xo

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

What a cute card, Tessa! The bright patterned papers really highlight the cute shark. Such fun to visit your blog today! ♡

Beth said...

Cute card, Tessa! The chevrons were a good choice for the background of the shark!

Unknown said...

hihi! I love the card, it has such a party-ish feel! And the sentiment makes me laugh!

Rita Z said...

Cute, cute card!

Unknown said...

Great colouring and such a fun and happy card!

Bobby said...

I never thought of a shark smiling but the sentiment really works on your card.

Unknown said...

It's shark week at Waffle Flower....­čśŽ so fun!

stempelfrida said...

With your nice colour combination, the shark does not look so scary any more! ... hopping on stempelfrida

Kristine Boydstun said...

Love the patterned paper! Excellent color pops for coloring on the card!

Cindy H. said...

Wonderful coloring on this adorable card!

Caly Person said...

I feel like I don't see many embossing folders get used anymore - so I was happy to see it on your card! Thanks for the cute card!

Anonymous said...

Great card!

TeresaC said...

Fun card, Tessa!! Makes me laugh!!

Unknown said...

This is so darling. I like the fact that you blended in some pattern paper too. I can never figure out how to use them!

Danielle Dietz said...

Oh my gosh. I love the sentiment!

MarthaG said...

I never would have thought of using that embossing folder to make choppy waves - very clever happy card!

Holly Saveur said...

great card!

Janet said...

Cute card THANKS FOR SHARING!!!!

Dot J Freel said...

Cute card with great boy colors!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card! Love the colors!

Marty said...

I love your card--the shark is fantastic!

RobynM500 said...

Love this card, and the stamp set. May have to buy it.

Texas JennyWren said...

Tessa, the colors and the patterned paper are so perfect for this card. TFS

JanetB said...

Very cute card, I love all the papers and the sentiment.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Cute card! I love the texture you used on the background.

Eva said...

I love the background!! Cute card!!! ;)

Unknown said...

Smile til your cheeks hurt cracked me up! Love it!

BeckyR71 said...

Great card, fun colors and patterned paper adds a real "pop." Thanks for sharing your creation.

Denise Evans said...

This is an adorable card. Love it!

Brandi R said...

What a happy card! Love the design ♥

Jackie said...

Perfect for Shark Week, I love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun you get to play with such an amazing line up of designers! Very cute card - I really like that shark

Chrisi said...

It's just great - I do laugh a lot so this gives a new perspective to sharks

Unknown said...

I just can't help but seing this as a SMILING shark!!!! LOL!! LOVE it!!!

CRB Flynn said...

Fun card, love the vivid colors!

Preacherwife said...

I love using gamsol and colored pencils. It is good to see a card made with these.

cheryl l. said...

Nice card design!

Sandy said...

Such a fun card, super cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring. Love your design!

Lynn Gauthier said...

Your shark is awesome!!! Totally love the sentiment. I will have to try the gamsol...very interesting!
Thanks so much for sharing with us!

liz said...

Cute! Makes me want to getout my patterned paper!

Mary-Anne V said...

this is such a fun set and love how you used colour pencils. I also like the splash of colour with the strips of paper.

Anonymous said...

What a cute card! I can't believe anyone would be able to avoid smiling after receiving it! (Those patterned papers are just awesome!)

Kimbra Huber said...

love the sentiment,, on to the next video.....

Beastybunny said...

Great card. Love this shark! He can be used for so many occasions!

Christine R. said...

The shark image is so awesome! I love the design, layout, and coloring of this card!

Unknown said...

Another great card! Love the inspiration.

nannersmom said...

Love the fun colors you chose for teh shark card. Makes me smile.

Cheryl H said...

I love the shark!! Your card is adorable :)

Happy Stamper said...

This shark set is really popular! I bought the cute monkey set, but this one will be next! Thank you!

Unknown said...

That shark does make you smile!

Simply AJ said...

Fun card... Thanks for the great inspiration!

Craftykthy said...

Cute card great coloring

Marty B said...

Very cute card & great layering!!!

Bunny said...

Love the colors on the papers you chose. It looks like the shark is jumping out of the blue sea and the orange is the sun setting. Great embossing folder. I have to laugh at myself because I didn't realize that there are dies to go with these and I told one of the other girls in the hop how great she fussy cut her images. Oh geez! No wonder it looked so good!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Really cute card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your card, Tessa, the layers and dimension you added look fabulous with the shark!

Unknown said...

Great coloring on your shark. The sentiment makes me chuckle. Fun card I like it.

C Aguirre said...

Nice card! What a fun choice of colors!

Kim Faucher said...

This is so very cute!!! The colors are great with these images!!!

Tonya said...

Super cute stamps in this release! Thanks for sharing!

pamboe said...

Your textured background is great for the shark image,

Nancy Richards said...

Love the textured paper in the background! Colored pencils and gambol is one of my favorite mediums, thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love everything- your colored shark!! The embossed background and your bright colors! My cheeks do hurt!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute shark and I love how you used him on your card.

Unknown said...

fun card, love the bright colors!

Unknown said...

So bright and fresh!

Unknown said...

So bright and fresh!

Unknown said...

So bright and fresh!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a fun card! Love it:)

Ruth said...

These are very cute stamps.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tips on colored pencils. Love the cute card and sentiment.

Judy said...

Great kid cards. Love the shark. Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

Fun, fun, fun! Great use of product and love the colors.

Unknown said...

what a cute and pretty card! great job on the coloring! i still need lots of practice with the color pencils.. maybe trying with a different paper like you suggested.. hmm..

Lady Fair said...

What a fun card, the sentiment goes perfectly with the toothy shark! Your coloring was gorgeous, too.

Barb said...

Love the fun card!

Ainslee Nolan said...

That shark is so much fun!

grammypat said...

Would never have thought of using patterned paper for this card but it works beautifully . Great job.

Jung A said...

cute card! love the embossed texture!

Bev said...

Love the shark card. Your coloring is awesome.

Beth H. said...

Great card! Love all of the bright colors and texture!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I agree that there are papers that are better for different techniques, and I'm interested that you found Stampin Up to be good for gamsol. I have never been satisfied with the results, but I haven't tried a bunch of papers either. I'll have to pick some up and give it a try. Thanks for throwing in that tip! Your card is super cute too! Off to check out the rest of your blog :-)

Barbara said...

This card is so cute. It has great design, dimension, bright colors and a fun shark.

Sonya said...

So cute! love this fun stamp set so much.

Barbie said...

Great card and fun stamp set. Love the sentiment.

Amye said...

Nice coloring job on the shark. He's a cutie.

Karen said...

Shark Week in Card Land!! He's a cutie

Karen said...

Shark Week in Card Land!! Such a Cutie!

Nancy said...

Love your fun and colorful design!

LauraJane:) said...

Super fun collage elements and colors:)

cghundley said...

Fun card! Great
design and lovely
coloring.
Carla from Utah

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this sentiment! The embossing on the card base adds some great subtle texture and love those papers.

Satori said...

Great card, pencilling, and colour choice!

bzyPTmom said...

Great card--love the shark. I like colored pencils too!

Sharla said...

This is so fun!! Love the embossed background and that shark is hysterical! Love it!

Lura said...

Love your patterned paper choices - great color combos. That sentiment is my favorite in the set. Cute card all around!

Julie B said...

Adorbs! Thanks for sharing!

Pocono Pam said...

Really loooove the shark! Great card!

Unknown said...

I can't help but smile when looking at the big ol' shark. the color combinations are very pleasing to the eye!

cm said...

Your colouring is amazing and who knew that sharks could be 'this' cute! Fabulous card!
~c

Nikki said...

Great card!

Barb said...

So cute and fun! Love the sentiment too.

Christiana said...

You did awesome! I love your bright, fun card, and that shark image is so fab! So much great inspiration on this hop!

Kathy Krug said...

Love this sentiment with the stamp. Great card.

Heather B said...

Really cute card! I like the "simplicity" of it.

Deb Kane said...

Love this cute little card, and those bright DP's make him pop!

Deb Selby said...

I love that shark. Like the bright colours and the look of the pencils and gamsol.

Bo┼╝enA said...

What a fun card! Great coloring and design. Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs,
Bo┼╝enA

Bo┼╝enA said...

What a fun card! Great coloring and design. Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs,
Bo┼╝enA

Bo┼╝enA said...

What a fun card! Great coloring and design. Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs,
Bo┼╝enA

CraftyPaws said...

Great colors on this shark card! Love it!

Unknown said...

This shark is so adorable, thanks for a chance to win

Sabrina said...

What an adorable card!!!

Judie said...

Love the embossed background and the patterned paper! Super cute card!

Judie said...

Love the embossed background and the patterned paper! Super cute card!

Shari said...

Such a cute card. Love the shading on the shark. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nancy L. said...

Cute card!

Unknown said...

Cute!!! perfect card for my little boy!

CathyW said...

I love the color! I want to try water coloring even though I am not an artist!

Crystal DeJesus said...

Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Summer image, bright colors = perfect card. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Cute Card

SassyStamper76 said...

love this little shark! Cute card!

conil said...

Terrific, colorful collage-y effect on this sweet card.

Jana said...

Cute card!

Unknown said...

Great card, love the bright colors used!

pakosko said...

I really like all the textures you used.

TLady said...

SO CUTE!!! LOVE all the different colorful papers you've used & the embossing folder too. PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!! ;)

Eva Bussom said...

Loves it so much!!!

LoveSnailMail said...

Love the concept and coloring!

Deb Hook said...

Love the colors. the shark is so cute.

Barbara said...

Fun card! Great coloring.

sharrilou said...

Beautiful coloring, your blending is fabulous. Loving the new AD release.

Denise Terry said...

I love that shark...and the colors you used are just so happy and fun!

Janet D. said...

Your card is super cute, and I love your coloring!

sillygirl said...

Just love this saying! So perfect for the shark!
Claudia Gassett

Donna said...

Love the shark with that sentiment! Too cute!

Leslie said...

Great colors. Thanks!

Lindarub said...

Love your card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

The Tiger and Lily set is my favourite of the new release! Your card is adorable!

Unknown said...

Love the shark coloring. Thanks for being part of the blog hop

Anonymous said...

I love this sentiment. Have to get it!

Brithzi said...

Your card is very cute.

Julie said...

Love your use of color! Great stamps, too!

Great Lakes Card Design said...

The more I see the shark in this blog the more I am falling in love with it.

Thanks for sharing

Laura Helen Lester said...

I love the colors and the way you used the strips and circle to highlight the shark! Such a good way to use scraps of fun paper.

cielo said...

Your card is amazing. Love how everything compliments each other from the embossing to the colors chosen.

Linnea S said...

luv your colors!!

Unknown said...

Cute card. Love the sentiment!

Jean Arizona said...

Love coloring with pencils. Thanks for sharing.

rhoffer said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Love your card ideas--thanks!

Kathy Salido said...

So cute, love the embossing and the colors!

Sandy said...

You did such a great job - I never knew that you could achieve this great look using colored pencils.

Beejay said...

I have never used this method before! You can really make pencils blend! Beautiful card!

Shelly said...

Super FUN card, Tessa!

mandalj said...

Great shark - more loveable than the real ones at our beaches! Fabulous blending!

Unknown said...

I like the color combinations you used.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the colours you used.

Unknown said...

Great card with beautiful colors

Couture911 said...

Amazing effect on the shark with only three colored pencils!

Amy C. said...

This is such a fun stamp set! What a cute card!

Anonymous said...

What a cute shark! I like colored pencils, but I use Archival ink to stamp.

Kathy Barnett said...

Cute card and such talent.

Paula M. said...

Your coloring looks great! I liked your use of colored pencils.

Unknown said...

Your color combination is great!

Linda Gorman said...

Love your card! Soooo cute!

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

Very nice card!!!! Thank you for showing it.

Marsha said...

So cute....thanks for sharing!!

Donnadoll said...

I love the shark, but I especially love the way you embossed the background. Clever!

choman9912@aol.com said...

Love all the textured papers you used to anchor the shark! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

I love that sentiment & your fab card!

littlesavedgirl said...

I really enjoyed your tips using Gamsol and colored pencils big time. I have a huge amount of Prisma colored pencils but have not used them in ages, good refresher!

BrendaB said...

Love the bright colors against the embossed background!

Crazy8farm said...

I love how you colored the shark! Very cute card!!

Who knew said...

Fun card. The shark is very cute

Gail A said...

Love how you put the card together with the patterned paper!

Lanae said...

Love the combo of patterns and texture. And I just can't get enough of this stamp set!

Mclay said...

I am new to your blog, Tessa. I love your design on this card. I'm also new to Waffle Flower, so I would love to have some of these items from this release. Love this sentiment!

jan metcalf said...

The shark is winning me over with each new look!

funkycrafter said...

Great mix of texture and pattern. So eyecatching.

Jeri said...

Super card! I love all the texture and layers. That sentiment is just too fun.

Natalie said...

Really cute card I am liking the new release.

Rachel S. said...

Love the shark card with pattern paper.... nice.

Unknown said...

I love the colors and this shark is too cute!

Judy said...

Love this shark image. I really love your coloring on this, great job. Thanks for sharing with us.

Unknown said...

Great card!

Karenladd said...

That is one fierce shark and the colors you used make him really stand out! So fun!

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