Color Blooms Blog Hop and Linky Party

I’m here with a post for the STAMPlorations Color Blooms Blog Hop and Linky Party. The party runs today, Wednesday, August 31, through Tuesday, September 6; 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
Today I will featuring some cards I made with STAMPlorations new coloring book Color Blooms. IMG_1200edited
I colored and painted one of the lovely sunflower pages which is divided into different quarters on the 1 page. Here is the uncolored page:
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In this post I’ll be sharing my before pictures (the 4 panels from the page I colored) and the finished set of note cards which I made with said page.
Here the 4 colored panels of the 1 page before:
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Notice that I used a variety of mediums (some in combination) on the 4 panels from this one page.
Panel 1: Inktense pencils (a light application of water with a paintbrush)
Panel 2: Wax pastels
Panel 3: Oil pastels
Panel 4: Acrylic paint and Inktense pencils (without water)
Here is the set of note cards that I made:
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Here are the individual cards.
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Be sure to stop over at STAMPlorations’ blog to check out all of the Blooming creations by a big Color Blooms bouquet of the STAMPlorations girls.
Here’s another look at my set of note cards:
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I hope that you’ve been inspired today!
Grace and Peace,
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How can you participate?
Prizes:
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $10 gift certificate for herself and a $10 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers’ blogs will win a $10 gift certificate
  • ONE (1) participant randomly drawn from the linky party entries will win a copy of Color Blooms and a $15 gift certificate

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PTI June 2015 Blog Hop

  This fun photo for PTI’s June Blog Hop made me smile.

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Aren’t they cute? I ended up making 5 cards to go with this challenge!

Here’s one of my cards.IMG_6657editedOn all of my cards I used PTI’s Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit, designed by Betsy Veldman.

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Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

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For this first card, I made my own white embossed/striped bg paper with a stamp from PTI’s Background Basics-Super StripesIMG_6665edited

I used the negative of the die cut for the card above and the positive for this next card.

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Next, I used an embossing folder, inked up with SU! craft/white ink to make this next card.

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I tried a differnet technique for this next card. This time I used strips of white and gray paper, adhered to sticky label, to make a striped bg paper. IMG_6685edited

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Once again, I used the negative of the die cut for the card above and the positive for this next card.

IMG_6666editedI had fun making my own tag by doing some partial die cutting for this card.

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Thanks for “hopping” by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. Speaking of shoes, like in the inspiration photo? Have you ever noticed how 1 shoe, or 1 sock or your keys seem to go missing at just the exact wrong time!?? Here’s a fun music video about just that. I hope that it makes you smile. It always does me.

This is the Stuff (Official Music Video) from Autumn Johnson on Vimeo.

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P.S. If you aren’t too tired from your “hopping” and you have the time please check out this post for a couple of my fun announcements from today!