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3.07.2014

Please welcome Kathy Racoosin!

Hi everyone! Today we have the talented Kathy Racoosin joining us again! I've known Kathy for a few years now dating back to our Hero flickr days. Meeting her in person at CHA was one of the highlights of my stamping career! She is so warm and exudes such grace and elegance, I couldn't be happier to feature her here today! I hope you get a chance and stop by her blog and leave her some ME love after you've feasted your eyes on her amazing work! She has a giveaway too! ;)

http://thedailymarker.blogspot.com/

And now I'm passing this on to Kathy! Take it away!

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Hello My name is Kathy and I have been making cards since I was little girl. Every weekend I would check out the comics in the newspaper looking for a cute "Ziggy" drawing to copy. I would recreate Ziggy on notebook paper for card and use some crayons or colored pencils to add color. When Copics came to the market my love of coloring really exploded.


I "met" Kryssi in the Hero Arts flickr group and was a huge fan of her work from the start. It's such a joy to see her designs in stamps that others can create with and COLOR!

I have been sharing tips and tricks on my blog "The Daily Marker" since 7/2009 and I thought you might like to see a few of my all time favorite .


1. color image with some alcohol markers
2. find a rag with lots of texture
3. moisten the rag with the solution press lightly on the image with the rag for a second then lift
4. dry with a heat gun from the back of the paper
5. i usually always make the eyes larger & like to add enamel accents. Be sure to practice on some scrap paper before adding the enamel accents to your image.
6. the final result





It's been such a honor to create cards with this beautiful release. Thank You Kryssi and Angela.

73 comments:

  1. Love the bunnies and butterflies! Thank you for sharing the technique.

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  2. HOW FUN TO BE "FEATURED" KATHY!!!! CONGRATS!!!! Your COLORING IS ALWAYS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOVE the TEXTURE you've added to your BUNNY!!! (I LOOOOOVE BUNNIES!) AND I LOOOOVE the BUTTERFLIES you've been doing too!!!!! THAT is SUCH A SUPER IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!;) ((((HUGS!))))

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  3. I have followed Kathy for such a long time that it doesn't surprise me that she's a feature guest!! She's so talented and sweet! Thanks Mama Elephant for sharing your excellent products!

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  4. Sooo cute. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  5. Congrats for being featured over at this blog your coloring is amazing and I'm so in love with those bunnies it's a pity they are sold out. I think they are one of the items you simply gotta have,

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  6. Super cute! Love Kathy's work an instructions, always so helpful!

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  7. These honey bunny cards get me every time! Hopefully I'll get some time this weekend to ink them up and try out Kathy's coloring technique.

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  8. So glad Kathy is with your company.

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  9. Love your work Kathy and the bunnies are too cute!

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  10. Love your wor Kathy - and I agree the Mama Elephant images are great - and this release has a lot of really sweet images!
    Sandra ltb

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  11. Love your cards and your wonderful detailed instructions! Great fix on the card too. Never would have known. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. WOW!! AMAZING!! LOVING the creations for today!! =) THANKS for sharing!! You're coloring is AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  13. I am SO happy to see you spotlight Kathy, she's one of my ALL time favorite designers and one very talented gal! I love her work, especially here magnifiant Coloring and I also love her blog and follow her daily

    As for this adorable bunny set, I am dying for it to come back in stock, as I LOVE it more and more every time I see it and it's sold out all over!!

    Hope you'll have it soon!!

    Happy Crafting and Congratulations Kathy!! You ROCK!!

    Lisa

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  14. Love your work Kathy!
    I've been a follower of yours for a while now

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  15. Dude! Kathy rocks. That is all.

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  16. Kathy has so much talent and these stamps are perfect for her coloring skills!

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  17. Congrats Kathy! Your designs are always awesome.

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  18. Congrats! Adorable cards and fabulous coloring tips!

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  19. Love Kathy's designs. And her butterfly project! ;-)

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  20. Super awesome coloring on those super cute bunnies. I need to try it! Thanks for tbe tip!!

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  21. Popped on over from the Daily Marker! Love the "fix" and will need it, as I am an aweful speller!

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  22. Great cards, and awesome coloring. Love it!

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  23. Really beautiful cards and butterfly's!

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  24. Your coloring is just gorgeous!

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  25. loved Kathy's designs for the Stampede! Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  26. I have to learn colouring like you!

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  27. Great tip and I love those colorful butterflies

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  28. Congrats on your feature, Kathy--wonderful work, as always! LOVE the butterflies!

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  29. Kathy is one of the best at coloring and making things "pop"! Thanks for showcasing her work!

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  30. Love the coloring techniques so awesome!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! And congratulations on your feature :-)

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  31. Kathy is extremely talented & Love seeing the new bunny set. super cute!

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  32. Kathy has got to be the premier colorist of this hobby...I love how she always shares her knowledge too.

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  33. Adorable!!! Thanks for the tutorial! 😉

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  34. Fun creations here.
    Thanks for all the
    instructions.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Kathy amazes me with her coloring! Love these cute bunnies!

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  36. Love Kathy's work. Great tip on the textured bunnies. Love those guys.

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  37. Congrats to you for being featured on the blog. Very exciting. I sure can see why you were asked to show your talents. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Cute cards Kathy and congratulations on being the feature person!

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  39. FAbulous and love this bunny.

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  40. A great looking bunny! Those butterflies look great too. Nice that you could meet in person.

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  41. Congratulations on being featured on the blog, you must be very excited. The bunnies remind of Easter they are so cute and those butterflies are just beautiful. Good job

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  42. WTG kathy! congrats! You are so talented so I am not surprised that you get asked to be a guest! Amazing card!

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  43. It's a fun card. She is a great designer and she did a grat job with your honey bunny set!

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  44. Kathy, I love your creative process, coloring and gorgeous cards. I just adore this cute honey bunny set and can't wait to be able to ink mine!

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  45. I'm here visiting from Kathy's blog to say thanks for the giveaway! I'm a blog addict & have been seeing a lot of your stamps being used this year!

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  46. Hey I remember Ziggy -- :) Great work, Kathy! Love Mama Elephant and the inspiration I get here on the blog!

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  47. What an awesome card! loved the butterflies!

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  48. absolutely love your tips!! that coloring tip is so FUN! i love that little bunny image!! :) and the bunny butterfly is so fun!!

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  49. Kathy, love your cards and I purchased the Honey Bunny set because of your inspiration.

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  50. Gorgeous work - thanks for sharing.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  51. Your cards are great. Love the decorated butterfly idea.

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  52. Such fun and wonderful cards! Love those butterflies.

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  53. Super awesome as always Kathy. I NEED those bunny stamps! When will they be back in store?

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  54. Love her style and her coloring is so amazing~ of course the super cute stamps make it an even more amazing combo~ :)

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  55. I had a file box full of pictures I pulled from magazines, etc and would use them when I needed something to draw for flyers or school projects. So I'm right there with your Ziggy! I had some of him too. Love these bunnies!

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  56. These are super cute--and you can't beat Kathy's coloring skills! :)

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  57. Kathy Racoosin is amazing with Copics. I love seeing how she colored your Honey Bunny stamps!

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  58. Kathy is amazing...I love all her work! Thanks for featuring her....she's the best!

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  59. Awww, fabulous work from Kathy!!!!

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  60. Beautiful cards and great tutorial! I really love the Honey Bunny stamp set...so cute!

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  61. Love these tips and love Kathy's work! She is a true artist. Love these bunnies and the new origami set! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  62. Cool cards! And Love the bunny butterfly.

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