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This is me. This is what my life is all about. I will let you into my head a bit... feel what I'm feeling, see what I'm creating, understand what I'm learning. Enjoy my journey right along with me!
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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! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.
LBP009: Horse Friends
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.
2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.
Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is featuring "On the Road" projects, or those with a travel theme. I'm going to be honest, I really love the card I'm sharing today. It's really different from what I normally do, and I think it came out great. I've got all of the instructions below in case you'd like to make it for yourself.
Supplies: Stampendous: SSC1254: Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper
Zig Clean Color Markers: 044, 060, 061, 062, 065, 068, 072, 075, 092, 093, 302, 400 My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Water Brush Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Glue Dots: Pop Dots
1. Stamp the part of the luggage image you'd like to color with VersaFine ink on Canson's Mixed Media Paper.
2. Color in the image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers and the water brush.