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Tiddly Inks Fun with Animals Hop
Today is an exciting day! I am participating in a big Tiddly Inks Blog Hop along with their Design Team and some other Guest Designers. I hope YOU join in too! You can add your own project with the Fun with Animals theme on the Tiddly Inks Blog page.
If you prefer just to look around, then here are the details.
All day today (8/10/17), starting at 8:00 AM CST (Dallas, TX is the closest city)
How to Participate:
Visit each person's blog below or those in the Inlinkz list and leave a comment. The blog hop will start at 8 AM and you are welcome to visit blogs all day. Then stop in and chat with us in the Facebook Group page between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky commenters will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate.
There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 GCs worth $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below. These GCs will be randomly won by people who leave comments on that blog. You may win more than once by commenting on multiple blogs. In addition, two blogger participants will be selected from the Inlinkz list (announced August 13) to receive a $10 gift voucher. Who to visit:
There will also be random prizes or freebies throughout the DT blogs, so be sure to comment and visit each one. :) The link list is at the bottom of my post.
How cute are these partying pups?! I just had to use them. I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then I fussy cut them out. I wanted something really vibrant and dimensional for my background, so I decided to use Radiant Neon Amplify! from Imagine. If you haven't worked with this amazing stuff before, you've just got to try it!
I pulled out a big background stencil from Stampendous (this one is the Waves and Dots Metal Stencil) and taped it to my paper and work surface. Then I squeezed lots of colors all over the stencil as you can see above. Next, using my Paste Spreader, I spread the color across the surface of the stencil. A few areas didn't get filled in, so I used my finger to spread extra color into the empty areas. I didn't want the colors to mix too much. After that, I removed my stencil, cleaned it and heated the Amplify! with my heat tool. And that's when the fun begins! You know how every time you use embossing powder, it's fun to watch it melt? This is the same idea, except the Amplify! puffs up! Check it out:
It's sorta like the puffy paint for decorating shirts in the 80's. And don't those colors look great with the colors for these party animals? I used some foam squares to pop them up off of the surface. My card base is yellow, but it needed some shine, so I used 2 Fireworks! Sprays, also from Imagine. Now the base has a splattered shimmer to it. I also die cut my sentiment twice to get a layered look. It's an old QuickKutz die set, and I added some Wink of Stella to the dark teal layer for a little more sparkle.
Here you can see them dimension and shimmer from all of the different elements. It really does look like a party on a card, right? So, if you've made it this far though my post, congratulations and thank you! Please click on the 3 little bars in the top right corner (next to "search") to follow my blog, and find me on other social media platforms. Also, I am giving away a $5 credit to Tiddly Inks to one very lucky person that leaves me a comment. Please be kind, and leave me some love below for your chance to win. And then check out the rest of the hoppers in the link list below. Thank you so much for stopping by. And a HUGE thank you to Christy Croll for sharing her wonderful images with all of us, and for putting this fabulous hop together. Have an inspiring day!
Hello! I am excited to bring you my first of two posts today. This post is for the House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop. My second will be for Aurora Wings. You can click HERE to see that post. But don't leave yet! Read to the bottom of my post to find out how you can have a shot at winningMy House Mouse project features the adorable Nurse Mouse stamp. My full instructions and supply list is below. Supplies: Stampendous: HMP62: Nurse Mouse DWLX7026: Chevron Stencil STF082: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Others: My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 024, 028, 029, 050, 052, 064, 065, 069, 071, 072, 090, 091, 092, 094, 095, 096, 098, 222, 260, 302, 900, 901, 902 Imagine: Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher, StazOn White Opaque, Sponge Dauber
Canson Mixed Media Cardstock
Ranger: Water Brush Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Red Cardstock: unknown Directions:
1. Stamp the image with VersaFine on to Mixed Media paper. This paper holds water well, so since I used a water brush…
Seasons Greetings! Today I have a project for the latest Aurora Wings Challenge which is "Holiday Spirit." I decided to take the theme as a two-fer. Not only is this a holiday card, but the "spirits" are flowing too.
I used the Wine Sprite for my card, and gave her a Merlot look. I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here's a closeup.
I found a lovely paper in my stash from Wild Rose Studio from their Holly Lane collection. For my sentiment, I had some pretty red glitter cardstock from DCWV that I die cut with an old alphabet set from QuicKutz. I also added some sequins from a few different Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. The sequins and the sentiment were all glued on with On Point Glue from Imagine.
On my card base, I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then Peeled Paint Distress Ink. After I adhered my background to my base, I added Rock Candy Stickles to the edges. This gave just a touch of sparkle.
Hello! The January 2019 catalog from Stampendous is officially out! You are going to love the new products, especially the new die set that the team is featuring this week. It's called the Windorama Die Set and it is so versatile and fun! I will be suing this die set quite a bit! I am also using some of the newest stamps, including the Small Hellebore. I love hellebore flowers... I have some growing in my garden. I love their deep and unusual colors, which I tried to capture in my project for today. My full instructions are below. Supplies: Stampendous: RS-Q241: Small Hellebore DCP1012: Windowrama Die Set 6CR011: Dahlia Collage SSC1308: Script Sayings DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 040, 046, 047, 053, 082, 090, 095 Imagine: VersaMark, Sweet Plum Memento Ink, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Lavender and green cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Posca Pen: White
Canson Mixed Media XL