New Release Tuesday

Welcome to a beautiful Sunshiny day here in Vermont and to a brand new, new release with The Stamping Chef.  Tamara has three amazing images from her new “Espresso Yourself” line that you may have already seen as they are in the store.  Before I get on to today’s post, Tamara is offering up this image for free when you purchase 2 from the store in celebration of the crowning of the new King.

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I also want to say a sad farewell to two of our Sous Chefs, Danni and Audrey has both decided to step down but we are now welcoming Shell, Krista AND Sandra to the kitchen and we are VERY excited to have them. and now on to today’s release.  Tamara has 4 new images today, three of which are from the ‘Espresso Yourself’ line.

CarolynCarolyn

Jackie – Sponsorship CoordinatorJackie

JeariseJearise Jearise 2

KimberlyKimberly

LisaLisa Lisa 2 Lisa 3 Lisa3

LynneLynne Lynne2 Lynne3 Lynne4

SandySandy

Shell

Shell

Our fabulous artist Tamara

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Vicky

Vicky

Amanda

Amanda

Tina

Tina

Monday Spotlight

Good Monday for everyone!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

We had loads of fun last week with our “BitterSweet” over at our Fan Group.

Our fans could request a new digi which they had to use for their project.
This week it was BitterSweet!
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The entries were overwhelmingly gorgeous, allthough it pushed some ladies out of their comfortzone, but that’s making this hobby so exciting!
Sharon Gerber Brown, really made this image into a great project.
with her awesome coloring which makes BitterSweet, Bittersweet =)

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So we’re going to name her winner of the week, and she can pick out a digi from the shop!

If you want to play along with our group challenges, just hop over to our FB group
cause this week we’re going to use a Celebration digi

The image for this week is “Bithday Bash” and also the theme of our challenge.
This image will be free from monday 12pm CET till tuesday 9am CET.
After that our members will receive a 50% discount coupon to enter the challenge still.
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So I hope we can welcome you to our group, and to see all your TSC Projects!!

Have a lovely week!!

♥Tamara

Spotlight Saturday Designer

 Hello and a Happy Saturday to everyone!!

We are so glad you stopped by to visit as we share today’s Spotlight Saturday Designer!!

Please join us as we welcome Yolie  aka “Just Yolie” as our Spotlight Designer!!!

I’ve been paper crafting for over 9 years and blogging for almost three years now. I live in Southern California with my husband, Michael of 10 years.I love travelling and shopping for paper crafts that is.I have serious addiction to all things crafty and I strongly believe I am not alone. I love my crafty space. I am in the process of re-organizing or should I say organizing and loving my “new” finds.I hope you enjoy my card inspired by one of my favorite shows, The Big Bang Theory. I have to admit I’m geeked over Sheldon. {smiles}I’m looking forward in seeing your creations. Have a lovely weekend. – Yolie AKA JustYolie ♥

Yolie’s fabulous card features the adorable digi  “It’s all about Chemistry”

You can see more of Yolie’s fabulous designs on her blog 

Every Saturday we will feature a follower of The Stamping Chef as our very special Spotlight Guest Designer

If you would like to be a Spotlight Guest Designer – send us an email to infothestampingchef@mail.com

Simple add Saturday Spotlight Designer in the subject line and we will get you on our calendar!!

As a Spotlight Designer you will be able to chose an image from the The Stamping Chef store and share a little about yourself and your creation right here on

The Stamping Chef Blog.

Thursday Tutorial Primsa Pencil Coloring with Amanda

Prismacolor pencil tutorial

Please bear with me everyone, this is my first ever tutorial, so I really hope you don’t have any difficulties following along and that I have been clear enough in my explanations.

This is my personal technique I have developed through trial, error and practice. It works great for me, but may not be for everyone.  Remember that not everything comes out perfectly the first time and that these results are ones that I feel I have perfected over time.

I use regular printer paper for coloring with prismacolor scholar pencils.

When coloring, I like to layer a few pages on top of each other to make the surface a little softer. I find I get a more even result this way.

Which ever area of your digi you decide to start with, imagine where the light would hit it, if it were a 3D object (for this tutorial, imagine the light is infront of her). Then try to picture where the shadows would be (for her pants, shadows would be on the sides of her legs, since they are rounded, under her zipper, under her shirt and around her belt.) Trace the areas, pressing firmly with your colored pencil.

      

Color inwards, pressing firmly towards the areas where shadows would be, and releasing pressure on pencil as you get further away from the outlines you’ve previously made.

                               

For this shirt, your shadows would be under and around her arms, under the cookie and under her neck. On the cookie, under her hands and the bottom of the cookie, and the outside of the chocolate chips.

      

Most important to remember is that people are not flat, but rounded, so their
clothing would follow that shape, as would shoes and other accessories.

                                       

Don’t let the hair intimidate you, it really is no different then the other shapes and areas. Again, her head is round, as should the shadows and highlights.

                                        

Hair doesn’t usually lie absolutely flat to the head. Wherever the part in the hair would be, it usually dips in towards the scalp. This would create a dip (a shadow). Also, there are usually natural high and lowlights in hair, so you could go back and add as many or as few as you’d like.  I used a dark brown for the shadows and blended in a medium brown (overlapping colors slightly to avoid lines in the colors, I find it easiest to blend using a small circular motion.)

One great tip to remember is that since you’re only using pencil crayons, no oil or blending medium, as long as you don’t press too hard, if you make a mistake and add too much shading, you can use an eraser to lighten the area! J

     

So for her eyes, because of the location of the pupils (towards the nose), I figured that would be the darkest and shadowy area, so I pressed hardest towards the inner portion and lightened up as I got towards the outside.

For her skin, under her hairline, above and below her cute little button nose, inside her ears, under her eyes and around her full cheek is where the light wouldn’t reach so these should be the darkest areas.  I used “peach” in the shadows and “pale peach” for the highlight areas.

And here’s the finished product. Lucy looks like she’s really enjoying that cookie, doesn’t she?!

I colored this entire image using only 9 prismacolor pencils (one for each area, two tones on her hair and two on her skin) J

I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with after trying this technique J ~Amanda Brunet

All Boy Challenge

Hi and welcome to another challenge at The Stamping Chef.  We  want to thank you all for taking the time to participate in our challenge and we hope to see you all from now on.

Before we get into the details for today’s challenge we have a winner and top 3 to pick, so with out further adu, the winner of the celebrations challenge is…..

 61.  Lisa Barton Vintage Celebrations

Congratulations you are the lucky winner of 3 digis of your choice from the store.  Please email Tanya and Tamara at infothestampingchef@mail.com to obtain your images.  Also please grab your badge below to place on your blog :)

and now for our top 3.  Please grab the badge below your names to place on your blog.  Great job everyone!!

 45~DEANNE~

9. Gopi

 36. Marji

Congratulations everyone!!

and now on to this week’s challenge.  This week’s challenge is ALL BOY….create a card this has or is for a boy.  Here is what the team came up with this week

We want to thank Mandy ♥ to step up again as a wonderful GDT!!
GDTMandy

Laura

Laura

Lisa

Lisa

Lynne

Lynne

Michele

Michele

Pam

Pam

Sandy

Sandy

SomaSoma



New Release Tuesday

It’s that time of the week where we showcasing our new releases and I will tell you there are some cuties this week.

Before I get on to today’s post I want to share some information with you all.  As the owner of the store, Tamara has been drawing images that she feels aren’t show who she is, and as an artist her heart has not been fulfilled with these images.  That is until recently, and if you have seen some of the images she has colored you know which one’s ones I’m talking about.  So with a lot of support from her design team, Tamara has decided that she is going to follow her heart and work on images that she is inspired to draw and we hope that you will agree with all of us that these images are fantastic!!  So over the next few weeks you will be seeing some changes in the store; images will be moved around or even removed from the store.  I will keep you posted and let you know what images are leaving before they actually do.

So now on to today’s release….here are some amazing projects for you 🙂

Carolyn

Carolyn

Danni

Danni Danni2

Jackie

Jackie

Jackie2

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly2

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa2

Lisa3

Lynne

Lynne

SandySandy Sandy2

Tanya

Tanya

Tina

tina

Vicky

Vicky

Our Monday Spotlight

Good Monday for everyone!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

We had loads of fun last week with our “Lost Fairy” over at our Fan Group.

Our fans could request a new digi which they had to use for their project.
Last week it was Lost Fairy!
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The entries were overwhelmingly gorgeous! But Céline Verdegaal-Dollée’s card was just so amazingly gorgeous!
with her awesome coloring and the warm colors of her paper and embellishments,

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So we’re going to name her winner of the week, and she can pick out a digi from the shop!

If you want to play along with our group challenges, just hop over to our FB group
cause this week we’re going to use a WICKED WEIRD digi

The image for this week is “BitterSweet” and also the theme of our challenge.
This image will be free from monday 12pm CET till tuesday 9am CET.
After that our members will receive a 50% discount coupon to enter the challenge still.
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So I hope we can welcome you to our group, and to see all your TSC Projects!!

Have a lovely week!!

♥Tamara