Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2 Hip Hop

Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Hip Hop for July 2. Happy Independence Day!! I'm gearing up for my annual tradition - I watch the "Independence Day" movie, then head over to my uncles for a family BBQ then to fireworks. One of my favorite days of the year....

This week, we're featuring the July KOTM, a pocket full of.... Isn't it the cutest? I always think everytime I get a kit that "this is my favorite so far" - which typically lasts until the next kit comes. ROFL...



I was totally inspired this week by the color palette greens, violets and plums that I've been seeing in the stores lately.

1) I miss you



Colors used:
Prismacolor: Raspberry, Tuscan Red, Warm Grey 10%, Mulberry, French Grey 10%



2) Let's Patch Things Up


Colors used:
Prismacolor: Blue Violet, Dark Green, Violet, Limepeel, Imperial Violet

Someone asked me what makes me choose between the copics and the pencils. To me, both medium yield very different results. The copics are a cleaner smoother look; the pencils are a bit more homespun. I like my copics for animal and people images, and also for images with larger coloring surfaces. Because I have the sketch markers with the brush tip, I am not yet as skilled as I want to be at controlling the brush tips with smaller tight coloring images - so with the smaller stamps, I will often defer to the pencils - at least until I sharpen my skills with the copics some more. :)

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38 comments:

Christi Snow said...

oh wow, Wendy! the color combinations on these are simply gorgeous! I adore both cards!! smiles...

Stamp said...

Love the way you put silk flowers in the pocket! SO cute!

Lynn Ghahary said...

Oh I love the pocket full of flowers. Wonderful job Wendy! :)

Candace H said...

What beautiful cards! Love the flowers in the pocket!

JenMarie said...

Oh WOW, beautiful colors!

Lisa H. said...

very cool! love all those flowers popping out of the pocket!

scrappypug said...

gorgeous.. love the colors and the pencils... I need to pick up some more colors...

Renee' Dezember said...

Very pretty Wendy - TFS

StampinCathy said...

Now this is some WOW cards here! Great colors, layouts, and love your special touches on both cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

cjs said...

Really LOVE that pocket full of 'posies' - great colors & design!

Yvette said...

Wendy, these are sooo cute!!! Love your pocket full of flowers!

Purple Princess said...

Love these cards!! Wonderful!!

Rhiannon said...

total cuteness! I love the little flowers popping out of the pocket :)

Shemaine Smith said...

gorgeous cards and beautiful coloring. I almost bought some Copics at the Hobby Lobby last week and changed my mind. I'm just not ready.

JessicaK said...

Wow - love the pocketfull of flowers Wendy - so beautiful.

Sherry Campbell said...

Soooo cute! Love that pocket!

BonnieRose said...

wonderful!

Rona said...

Beautiful!

chickadee3357 said...

Beautiful!! I really like both of those cards!

Martha said...

beautiful work, love your coloring

Suz said...

Beautiful cards - I love the way you don't use copics & still get a great look. Very inspiring for us who don't have any or many

BishopsMommie said...

cute.. love the pocket full of flowers..to to cute!!

dougnat said...

EEEEK! love love love the way you used the KOM on your projects!!!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful! I just love your coloring on them!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors you chose,yum!

Karen J. said...

Gorgeous color combos..love how just about anything can inspire us!!

Ramsey said...

Wendy! I'm so glad I got to come to your blog again! I have missed it! Awesome cards! I love the pocket of flowers!

StacyC said...

Love your cards... Have a great holiday weekend.

Tam said...

beaUtiful! tfs.

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra

FibreJunky said...

Pencils, Copics...yup, all depends on the look you want. Both can be gorgeous. I love what you did with the flowers and the pocket. Great colours, too.

Marcee said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

BloomingPink said...

GORGEOUS as usual! LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with both cards today.

I just might have to bookmark this and CASE it!

Jennine said...

Great idea with the flowers... the ideas going through my mind are endless right now... oh how i can't wait for my set to arrive.

Heather Brown said...

Wendy those are CUTE!!! You work well with purple... it's a stumbling block for me... but for you I love it!!!!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Love your coloring with the pencils. Do you blend with gamsol/OMS after coloring? Thank you!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! How pretty! I really love the flowers coming out of the pocket!

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

These cards are just beautiful! Hugs!