Happy Little Stamper Watercolor Challenge – June 2017 – Mask

Hello! I’m very excited to be here with you for our  HLS Watercolor Challenge.

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

Here’s my card, using Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Dies.

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   img_4037_edited-1I smooshed my watercolor panel onto a craft mat that I had sprinkled with Brushos Crystal Color and spritzed/wetted. Then, to add some large, impressionistic bold flowers, I added more Brushos through a stencil. I did some stamping, masking and heat embossing with the butterfly and flower stamps. img_1984_edited-2Then, I did a combination partial die-cutting with a HLS Butterfly Die and also some fussy cutting to cut out the butterflies and flowers. I attached all of the pieces of the panel, including the cut-out pieces, in puzzle-like fashion, onto the front of a card base. I added foam tape to the flower/butterfly puzzle pieces. img_1978_edited-1I added white details with a gel pen. I stamped the Sending Hugs (Doodle Flowers) sentiment on black cardstock. I heat embossed and fussy cut that. img_1986_edited-1I hope that you are inspired and that you going to enjoy joining in too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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 Doodled FlowersButterfly Dies

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – May 2017 – Red

 Welcome back to Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenge.

All of our Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist. The only rule is that you use water coloring or a watercolor technique on your entry. You may enter as many times as you like and you do NOT have to use HLS products to enter.

This month’s challenge:

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to welcome our Guest Designer, Helen, for this challenge!

Here’s my (I ❤ RED and butterflies 🙂 ) card using Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Dies and HLS Doodled Flowers for the sentiment.
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First, I stamped some hearts and then die cut the butterfly.  img_6446_edited-1

I added some swipes of red to the die cut, hearty panel.

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I heat embossed the sentiment in white on another panel and then watercolored various shades of red on top.

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I allowed the panels to dry and adhered the red panel to a white card base. Then I added the die cut panel with foam tape.  img_6452_edited-1

My teammates and I are excited about this monthly watercolor challenge and we sure do hope that you are going to enjoy joining in too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer Challenge – Carol

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you today for  Happy Little Stampers’ July CASE the Designer Challenge with Carol.

I am excited to be CASEing Carol’s sweet card for July!
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  I chose to CASE the colors, the stitching and the one central focal image in Carol’s card.
IMG_8039editedI used a stamp from Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday and a die from HLS Butterfly Dies.
This butterfly is going to flutter over to my conservatory.
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I hope you’re excited to CASE Carol! Please stop over at the challenge blog to see the super CASEs by my teammates on the HLS CASE Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace

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AAA Cards Game #65 – 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

Hi! I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #65 & our 2nd Birthday Blog Hop. We’ve got lots of Birthday Fun awaiting you!You should have come to me from Justine.

Here’s my card:

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I’d like to say a BIG ‘Thank You’ to our all of our great sponsors!

I used some products fr0m Happy Little Stampers, a Butterfly Die, to cut out multiple white butterflies. I also used a Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamp.

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Here’s my question:

I love butterflies in general and butterflies on cards too! I don’t think I’ve seen a butterfly stamp set or die that I don’t love.  Do you have a favorite butterfly stamp set or butterfly die? What is its name? Please leave your answer in the comments for your chance at a $10 So Suzy Stamp gift certificate. I’ll choose my favorite answer!

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers’  Fun Birthday Sentiments.

 Fun Birthday Sentiments

Can you spot my Treasure Hunt word  in this next photo? Look closely!

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Well, this butterfly is going to flutter over to my Butterfly Conservatory now! I hope that you are inspired to play along. Next up in the hop is Sandie.

You’re going to want to visit all the other DT blogs to find their questions and treasure hunt word.  If you get lost along the way don’t worry, here is our Blog hop order:

Ceal
Coralynn
Jane
Jenny 
Justine
Melissa (me)
Sandie
Sarah
Stephanie

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace
Melissa
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Places I’m Playing:

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Seize the Birthday with toppings: Adding Dimension.

 

Rainbow of Butterflies – Just Because -1-layer

Hi! I’m here today with a one-layer stencil card.

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Here’s my homemade stencil.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

I’d like to play this at CASology:

Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #230-#231 – Anything Goes

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