Guest Designer Debra Miller and Relax & Fish Sneak Peek!

Monday, June 06, 2011


Today we have another Sneak Peek! I can't wait to see the catalogue at the end of the month. From the bits I've seen we are going to have some fabulous new images. This is Relax & Fish - isn't it a great masculine image? I had a LOT of fun coloring it.

Like usual, I studied the image.  I actually searched online to get an idea how to color the fish. Is it a Salmon? Rainbow trout? Still not sure. I picked a salmon. Then I compared my general color palette to my TAC paper swatch book and came up with Winchester as a great match for the colors I had in mind.

I colored the image with Copic markers.  I ended up using a lot of colors and even some of the new ones released this year.

Relaxnfish3_djmillerFish: W1, W3, R01, R02, E30; Trees and Foliage: E31, E33, E55, E57, E59, E87, YG91, BG93; Water: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, B21; Fisherman: E21, E13, YR24, W3, YG91

The sky is a light pastel blue chalk.  The edges of the image are sponged with Cognac and Burnt Umber Palette ink.

This image has my Dad written all over it.  So I added "for you Dad" from Thinking of of my favorite word sets.  Also some hemp cord from the local craft store, just a little rustic touch to finish it off.

Relaxnfish2_djmillerSupplies-- Stamps: T-3473 Relax & Fish, Thinking of You, Papers: Winchester SWIC and Cardstock, Copic Caboodles white cardstock, Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Cognac and Burnt Umber Palette ink, Copics, Pastel chalks, hemp cord.

You can purchase Relax & Fish NOW - before the 2011-12 Inspiration Catalogue goes live June 27th - for only $6.95 (retail $8.95).  Contact your angel for details and I'm sure she will "hook" you up.

Hope you enjoyed today's Sneak Peek!

Abundant Blessings,


Visit me at my blog - Cream City Angels

Upcoming Events:

This Friday, June 10th we are having a hop right here. Hope you come back and join us - the theme is "Favorite Angel Company set"...Whatever YOUR favorite is!

Next Tuesday, June 14th, Kerry will have another sneak peek so be sure to check back!

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  1. Debra, I tried to post on your personal blog but google won't let me! THis is breathtaking! The fish alone is perfect but all together everything is so wonderful!! I'm so excited for this set!

  2. Paula-Kay BourlandJune 7, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Deb, that is just gorgeous! I love your coloring, your paper selection, your layout. It is fabulous! I will have to get that stamp set!
    I also could not log on to google to comment on your site. Even re-setting my password doesn't work. Don't know what's going on there.

  3. Gorgeous, Debra! Wow! I'd love one of those TAC swatch books you mentioned!!

  4. this is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. This is Wonderful, just gorgeous!! As usual!!

  6. Love Love Love this one Deb! You used the Perfect copic colors... TFS!
    Can't wait till my order comes!

  7. Great card! Love the softness of your coloring. You would think it was water color!

  8. BEEEUUUUTEEEFUL! Love this! Love the colors and Who cares what kind of fish it is, ITs CAUGHT! PS...I think it's a trout lol...

  9. How can a masculine card be sooooo beautiful!!
    What a wonderful card you have created and I am sure who ever receives this card will be thrilled.

  10. Oh MY! This is just fabulous! Great coloring!!! This stamp is on my wish list!