Guess How Much I Love You

October 03, 2020 117 Comments

Guess How Much I Love You

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be part of this Colorado Craft Company October release: they secured the licensing rights to the designs of the world renowned children's book illustrator, Anita Jeram, and I have spent all of last week coloring these amazing illustrations!

Anita's and Sam McBratney's beloved children's book, Guess How Much I Love You, has sold over 43 million copies and has been printed in 57 different languages.

Today, I share with you all the images I painted, with more detailed photos of each on my Instagram and Facebook accounts between the 3rd and the 7th of October.

I painted each of these images with distress ink reinkers and finished them off with Faber-Castell polychromos pencils. 

You'll notice that I took some creative liberties with the images, turning the hares into female protagonists. My six-year-old daughter is always asking difficult questions about our patriarchal society and often gives me pause ... so, of course she saw a mama hare and a daughter hare in this book. And she inspired me to say, "well, why not?"

I love that the book isn't limiting. It is the love between a big one and a little one (no matter their gender), or could be between a couple in love or two friends. To quote the website: "there is a universal truth at the heart of Guess How Much I Love You that enables it to have an extraordinary relevance to many different people."

I hope you'll like my interpretation -- it's my first time painting animals, so go easy on me. 

To celebrate their new release illustrated by Anita Jeram, Colorado Craft Company is generously giving away a $35 gift certificate to their store for each blogger participating in the reveal! To enter the giveaway, simply leave me a comment telling me which of the new sets is your favorite. I will leave the contest open until the end of the day on October 7, 2020.

Please also make sure you visit each of these artists below. Each one of them has some amazing inspiration to share. Lastly, don't forget to shop for these stamps and, in Anita’s words, “create something delightful today!”

Adrienne Kennedy


Angelica Conrad

Bibi Cameron

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Chris Dayton

Daniel West

Debby Hughes

Emily Midgett

Erin Thompson

Jennifer Gross

Jennifer Kotas

Jennifer McGuire

Joe Sysavath

Kathy Racoosin

Kelly Griglione

Kristina Werner

Laura Volpes

Mansi Bhatia <--you are here

Marci Snee 

Nichol Spohr

Sandy Allnock

Sara Torzullo

Traci Jenkins

Yana Smakula

Koren Wiskman

 

Supplies

Curious about the products I use? I have listed them below. (These are compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. As always, I was not paid to do this post and I only use products from companies I love.)





17 Responses

Betsy Wise
Betsy Wise

October 03, 2020

Birthday wishes is my fav, but they all are darling.

Cathy Barbera
Cathy Barbera

October 03, 2020

Beautiful cards with such sweet images.

Lisa Wise
Lisa Wise

October 03, 2020

Love your creations! The ice cream set cracks me up!

Cheryl
Cheryl

October 03, 2020

Amazing cards!

Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan

October 03, 2020

Snow Happy and Birthday Wishing are my favourites, but they’re all amazing, really! I love how you coloured these images, with the clothes. So fun!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

October 03, 2020

Beautiful card!

Dalis
Dalis

October 03, 2020

I can’t pick a favorite, but I love how you added clothes to your critters, such a creative idea!

— -Dalis

Ryan W Taylor
Ryan W Taylor

October 03, 2020

Great release! So much inspiration!

Melanie Allen
Melanie Allen

October 03, 2020

Wonderfully sweet card! Your colors are great.

Penny Mann
Penny Mann

October 03, 2020

I love how everyone is making these their own with such beautiful coloring.

Andre M.
Andre M.

October 03, 2020

Beautiful colouring of these darling images, so much gorgeous inspiration on your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Terry gust
Terry gust

October 03, 2020

Your colors are so rich and vibrant. Stunning❣️ Thank you

Jackie Parkins
Jackie Parkins

October 03, 2020

Your cards are gorgeous! My favorite set is the one with the cat in the Christmas tree. We have 3 cats, so no more Christmas tree for us.

Bernadette
Bernadette

October 03, 2020

Love these images and the book has been a favorite for a long time. Enjoyed looking at all of your creations and I liked the liberties you took!

jean marmo
jean marmo

October 03, 2020

The world needs these right now! Just amazing! Love the critters!

Barbara Deichl
Barbara Deichl

October 03, 2020

Absolutely Stunning. What a fun image to color—and you did an outstanding job. This will be fun to follow along as more images are released. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Gorman
Linda Gorman

October 03, 2020

Your card is adorable! I love this new release❤️Thank you for sharing!

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