Good morning! I have a special treat for you today…. One of my favorite companies is turning two, and I am lucky enough to help Studio Katia celebrate as a stop on their blog hop! You should have arrived from the unbelievably talented Kristina Werner’s blog, and your next stop is the amazing Galina Filippenko! There are some spectacular guests along the way, some stunning eye candy, and some amazing prizes! (Stay tuned to the end to see how you can win one of FOUR $100 CAD gift certificates to the Studio Katia store!) Studio Katia is releasing 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments!
I’ve had a love affair with Studio Katia‘s florals for quite a while…. They’re just gorgeous, particularly the peonies (and we all know how much I love peonies…)! For my projects today, I chose to work with some of the brand new sets that have been sneak peeked all week long and combined them with some of the older sets in Studio Katia’s repertoire. Let’s get started on the details!
For my first project today, I wanted to do some pencil work with that absolutely gorgeous new Lovely Blooms stamp set. These beautiful bouquet images are so wonderful to color; they really are so convenient, because you get a lovely, full bouquet without having to do any time consuming masking! Plus, you can completely change the look depending on what medium you use, the color scheme…. really quite versatile!
To start, I used my white pigment ink pad to stamp the floral bouquet onto some Toned Gray colored pencil paper. I then used my Polychromos pencils to do some no-line coloring (yes, this took me longer than I would care to admit…. but look at the detail on those flowers! I love working with colored pencils because the depth you can achieve is just incredible.) on the main Lovely Blooms image. My best tip for working with colored pencils: layers. Adding layer upon layer of color helps achieve that depth and dimension that is unique to colored pencils. After I had finished my coloring, I trimmed down the pencil panel and added a strip of purple glitter card stock (I found it in my stash, so I have absolutely no idea who made it, sorry!). Next, I added a sentiment from Spring Bouquet stamps and a die cut “friend” from the coordinating Spring Bouquet die set. A few jewels finished it off!
For my second project, I wanted to add combine of the charming sentiments from the brand new Birthday Greetings with an older floral set: Blooming Bunch. This giant bunch of peonies is just stunning… a very unique size and shape of peony, and it includes fully open peonies as well as buds. Just beautiful. I heat embossed it on some Canson L’Aquarelle watercolor paper using Ranger Blush Pearl embossing powder. I love using non-traditional embossing powder colors for flowers, just to see something different than plain old black!
For this bouquet, I watercolored the bright bubble gum pink and lovely coral pink peonies using my Daniel Smith watercolors. The pink peonies were a base of Opera Pink to which I added Quinacridone Rose and Rose of Ultramarine, while the coral peony is a base of Quinacridone Coral and Quinacridone Red. The foliage is a combination of Amazonite Genuine and Pthalo Turquoise. I will link all of the colors individually below.
While my blooms were drying, I die cut one of the lovely Darling Ribbon and Dotted frames and a sentiment strip from some plain white card stock. I also lightly blended some Frosty Pink ink from Altenew in the corner of the card base just to add some interest. I backed it with acetate, then added foam tape around the edge to create a shaker. I filled it with various styles of bling from Studio Katia’s line. After my bouquet was sufficiently dry, I fussy cut it out and added it to the corner of my shaker front. The final step was to stamp my greeting from the new Birthday Greetings set, which fit just perfectly on the little dotted sentiment strip from Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames die set.
Now, for some GIVEAWAY information! Studio Katia is generously giving away two $100 gift certificates to the Studio Katia store on each day of the hop, so four total! All you have to do to be eligible to win is
Well, that’s all for me today! I am so grateful to have been asked to hop along with these stellar artists…. truly, make sure you stop at each stop on the hop, because they are all wonderful! Here’s the full hop list, in case you got lost:
A breath-taking duo of floral cards, Emily! You’ve elevated the Lovely Blooms to stunning with your colouring! Seeing the peonies paired with the new sentiments: wonderful! Inspired and inspiring creations! Thank you for the smiles!
Oh my. Both of your cards are just stunning! I love the colors and the details. The second card is amazing with it’s fancy shaped shaker.
Deepti Aggarwal says
Wow!! Beautiful cards..I’m speechless. your colouring is simply wow…
Rubeena I. says
Beautiful cards, Emily!
Kirsty vittetoe says
Gorgeous cards, beautiful colors!
Karen Buchanan says
Fantastic cards, the coloring is beautiful, thank you for the inspiration
Kathy McConnell says
Beautiful cards, exquisite coloring!
Both cards are beautiful but that shaker card… wow! Love it! Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia love their products
Janet D. says
Your cards are seriously gorgeous, WOW!
Lee-Anne Cross Designs says
I love these floral beauties. Your colouring is simply amazing!
I love love love that you used color pencils. Your layering is gorgeous and so is your color combos. Beautiful, thanks for sharing
Mirella Rogan says
Holy moly, these are some gorgeous cards! The first one is especially WOW, I just kept staring at it for a few minutes when I opened your blog. It’s just so beautiful! I’d love to hang it on my wall, LOL!
Wow those are beautiful cards! I love the look on the gray pencil paper!
Teresa Doyle says
Emily., your pencil work is amazing and those peonies are water coloured perfectly. WOW, well done!
Beth Holt says
Marie Maksud says
so beautiful colors. I love your cards. Thanks so much for sharing your work to help us
Missy V says
Gorgeous cards and beautiful coloring. I love Stuido Katia’s flowers. Thank you for the inspiration.
Joy Meadows says
Stunning cards! Love them both, but peonies are my favorite flower, so that card is the best!!
Jeanne Beam says
Both cards are gorgeous. Love your colors and the shaker card is amazing.
Thanks for sharing…
The coloring on both cards is perfection.
DUMONTIER Marjorie says
Oh my !!! I’m completely speechless in front of two masterpieces like your cards here !! Congratulations !!
Andrea Cockrell says
Just found your blog through the hop for Studio Katia 2nd birthday and had to say that your peonies are the best and most beautiful yet! Thanks for sharing
Michele F says
Em, this was worth every second, and millionth stroke of those pencils! I’ve gotta admit, the water colored one is almost as wonderful!
June Ramsamy says
Both cards are absolutely beautiful, love the colours and design
preeti d. says
Beautiful cards 🙂 the coloring of the blooms is wow!! thanks for sharing xoxo
Brenda Kuder says
Beautiful florals. Your shaker card is interesting and different.
Kathleen Griffin says
Your cards are beyond inspiring! You have crazy mad skills!
city cottage vintage (@cottagebird) says
I love these stamps and your coloring is amazing!
Teresa D says
These cards (especially the first one) belongs in an art gallery. 🙂 Stunning work as always – you are more patient than I am with regard to coloring but sure admire the results!
isabel z says
I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you!!!
Sandra Colebank says
Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors.
Wonderful coloring on both of the floral florals. Thank you.
Absolutely breathtaking! These are so beautifully colored.
Amazing cards. Thanks for inspiring us.
Lindar C says
Wow! Just stunning!
Brandi R says
Gorgeous cards! LOVE your coloring ♥
Lovely cards. I love your designs.
Wendi J says
Your coloring is fantastic.
Gorgeous cards! Love floral images to color. Your shaker card is beautiful with the cut out frame due, glad you used it so I could see it to know the size on a card! I always enjoy your coloring.
Royleea Love says
Gorgeous just gorgeous……
Dana W says
Gorgeous cards!! I love your coloring!!
Robin Brothen says
Beautiful cards – that what shaker card it just stunning!
Lois Duncan John says
Stunning cards!! I love your colouring!
I didn’t even realize there was such a thing as a white pigment ink pad! I love both the cards, they are stunning.
Fonda Rush says
Your coloring of the florals on each card is stunning!
kathy dumpert says
Your watercoloring card is so pretty and I love the addition of a shaker!
Miriam Prantner says
Such beautiful coloring! These new flowers are so pretty!
jen f says
Really beautiful! Studio Katia has such pretty florals and you showcased them well!
Julissa Padilla says
How can I forget the power of pencils. Amazing coloring.
Julissa Padilla says
Cathy Morris says
Lovely cards! The Studio Katia stamps are so versatile!
Patt H. says
Stunning cards, Emily! The coloring is wonderful & I love both designs!
Love your cards! Thanks.
SUSAN G. says
Beautiful cards, excellent coloring. Well done! Thank you for sharing.
María Alba Negrón says
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous floral cards, and I love the dies you used too! Beautiful details and coloring!
Treva Grett says
Beatrix Revhelyi says
So fabolous cards, thank you for sharing them! Happy 2nd anniversary Studio Katia!
Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens says
Your colouring is stunning. Great floral cards.
Mary McCaslin says
Please disregard my contact submitted earlier…I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your work and truly love your skill!
Hi Emily, those flowers bouquets are simply breath-taking! I adore the colour palette you used!
Patrizia Beck says
Shaker cards! I LOVE shaker cards. *lol*
Beautiful cards and coloring ! 💜
Patrizia Beck says
Oh, and those colours … I need to try and be able to recreate this!
ANDREA HASTILOW says
Emily I’m so glad you’re in this hop as I love the work you do on florals. These two are just as beautiful as others. The colours are so soft and the petals look so delicate they look like you can touch them x
Maria A says
Gorgeous card, just love the colours x
Michelle Hackett says
Love your coloring on the Lovely blooms stamp set.
Lisa Says says
Both cards are stunning and these flowers are beautiful ! Your colouring is a work of art !
Wow! Stunning coloring of the images! The flowers look so realistic. (I also love that glitter pen in some of the photos!) Thank you for the inspiration but I doubt I’ll ever be able to color as beautifully as you!
Cindyellen Robinson says
whoa. do you teach pencil coloring classes? those flowers are amazing. really. Peonies are my favorite flower
Renée Storch says
Wow, beautifully done!
Rachelle Oltean says
I really like the flower colors on the gray card stock.
Kristine Boydstun says
Your cards are beautiful ! Your coloring technique is fantastic.
Keely Jones says
Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
marcia m says
Wow! Simply spectacular cards & coloring!
Gorgeous floral cards!
Both of your cards are beautiful, I can see why you like peonies! Thank you for sharing.
melanie allen says
Those are beautiful cards! Wow!
Vivien Lee says
What beautiful cards. You inspired me to purchase the stamp sets to recreate these cards!
Kim Salito says
Your cards are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.
These are beautiful! I love the colored pencil on the flowers! So detailed!
Sharon L. says
Gorgeous cards, especially the one with all the purple lusciousness!
Cathy Lillie says
Gorgeous florals! You did a fantastic job coloring the flowers in both mediums. I love how much depth and dimension you got with the colored pencils. Beautiful cards!
You always blow my mind away!! LOVE IT!
Anita Sorensen says
Beautifully colored! That flower spray is truly versatile .
Another fabulous release by Studio Katia! Congrats on 2 years and more to come. Great hop.
Sabrina Radican says
OMG!!!… Your cards are so breathtakingly beautiful!! They are so stunning, so beautifully colored!! I just love the rich gorgeous colors that you chose!!
Teri S. says
Your cards are drop dead gorgeous!! I can only imagine how long it took you to colour them. The blending of colours is so very well done! This is such a fun release & generous give-aways too.
Dana M says
Gorgeous cards! Amazing coloring and composition.
Tammy B says
Your cards are just beautiful! I have peonies like this in my yard, in a very pale pink, and I can’t wait for them to bloom.
Monica W says
Both cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
Jacquelyn Harmon says
Love your cards and coloring…so elegant!
Shelly P says
Your cards are stunning! You showcased the new Studio Katia release beautifully! I so wish I could watch your process on video! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations!
Annette Gordon says
So pretty. Love the flower cluster arrangement. I have such a horrible time trying to do my own flower arrangement out of stamps. So this stamp is perfect. Your colouring is amazing! really makes the flowers pop!
So very pretty! love the colors!
Kim Teets says
The first card is my absolute favorite on this blog hop!
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Cards!! SUCH AWESOME Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!
Dawn Jones says
I love peonies and yoours came alive for me. Thanks for such beautiful cards.
Sharon youngblood says
your cards are always so beautiful, you are such a way with colors!
Susan Ann Standish says
Gorgeous cards!!! Love the colors
Terrie D. says
Your cards are so gorgeous! I love how you colored the flowers 🙂
Deb Hardy says
Oh my gracious, Emily; your cards are just stunning. I LOVE the blush embossing. It gives such a soft look. Your love of peonies comes through in your coloring–amazing.
jen f says
Super beautiful coloring! Love this paper you colored on too!
Wendy Lambert says
Oh my, your cards are just gorgeous. This is how I want to color someday!
Sue D says
Lovely floral cards. I like the colors.
I can’t believe how vibrant the colors are on your floral images. It’s incredible! I’m going to have to spend time learning this! <3
Karthikha Uday says
Wow!! Stunning cards!! So beautiful they are!!
Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m totally in love for your stunning cards!!!
Denise Mlady says
This flower stamp is beautiful. Your coloring is amazing and really made the stamp shine.
Sophie Farah says
Oh wow I just LOVE how much depth and dimension you have on your colored flowers! I am blown away by how beautiful both cards are!! 🙂
Mary-Anne V. says
I love your use of pencil crayons ! Simply gorgeous cards!
KariLynn L says
WOW!!! Both of your cards are gorgeous. I just love how you coloured with the coloured pencils, the effect you got is just lovely. Love the shaker card, so beautiful.
KariLynn L says
Both of your cards are spectacular! Love how you coloured with the coloured pencils, it is beautiful. Love the shaker card with the watercolored flowers. Both cards are so different, but both stunning!
Laurie Brown says
Oh wow!!! Those flowers are so very pretty!! Your color choices are perfect!
Lisa Petrella says
Tara Prince says
Renee Milner says
Wow, your coloring of these lovely stamps is terrific!
Cassandra Macvicar says
Your colouring and watercolouring is just lovely. You have a great eye for colour. These cards are beautiful.
Gail Alcorn says
Love the flower stamps and you rocked them with your coloring!
Amy Cooley says
You’ve really made these flowers come to life…so gorgeous!
Ilda Dias says
Emily your cards are gorgeous! LOVE the coloring as always!
Beautiful cards,thank you!
Mateja P says
Beautiful colouring. Love both mediums. Flowers look gorgeous 🙂
WOW! Love the coloring you did on the florals for both of your cards. Very pretty!
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Wow! Your coloring is so beautiful! TFS!
Liz Ford says
You really know how to knock someone’s socks off with your coloring/paintings of these lovely flowers by Studio Katia! My goodness the polychrosmos pencils look so lovely on the gray cardstock. I am sure it did take some time to color in but you are totally correct; it was worth it! The water coloring you did is marvelous. I now have a new blog to follow!! Thank you for your inspiration.
Carol Henderson says
Wowser! These cards are breathtaking! I kept thinking of a wedding as I was looking at them. Thank you so much!
Marisela Delgado says
Lovely, lovely cards, Emily!
Kelsey Thomas says
The coloring on these cards is so beautiful!
Ericka Strange says
Gorgeous cards and I love all these beautiful flowers! So stunning!
becky j says
Your cards are gorgeous. Love how soft the florals are and the beautiful colors you chose. Just lovely.
Anja curvers says
Wow stunning and gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.
Emily, the first card is 😍 the stamp is gorgeous but your coloring in my favorite colors ♥️💜💙
Engineered Baker says
OMG! MIND BLOWN!!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! Love your shaker card!
Anushree Vaish says
F. Andre says
Your colouring has brought these blooms to life on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.