Reverse Confetti's May Sketch For You To Try challenge is winding down, so be sure to get your entries in soon for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! You have until noon on the 29th to link up HERE. Here's our May sketch: And here's my ...

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  1. You Color My World - May SFYTT
  2. Altenew Stamp/Die/Embossing Powder Release Blog Hop + Giveaway
  3. Hang In There
  4. Wednesday in the Works: Round Top Tag Treat Wrap
  5. Hey Friend
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You Color My World - May SFYTT



Reverse Confetti's May Sketch For You To Try challenge is winding down, so be sure to get your entries in soon for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! You have until noon on the 29th to link up HERE.

Here's our May sketch:


And here's my loose interpretation of the sketch:

You Color My World

Can you even see the sketch? Blobs of paint for the three squares?


You Color My World

The paint blobs were done with both watered down re-inkers and watered down acrylic paint. The sentiment and paintbrushes are both from Reverse Confetti's new Work of Art stamp set. I used a coordinating Work of Art Confetti Cuts die for the paintbrushes. 

This was quick and so fun to make!



Thanks for stopping by!



    

Altenew Stamp/Die/Embossing Powder Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


I'm super excited to participate in Altenew's May 2017 Blog Hop! Altenew is releasing some fabulous new products, including stamps, dies and even embossing powders. You're in for a real treat with today's hop!

If you're already hopping along, you will have arrived here by way of Yoonsun Hur  If not, and you'd like to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew blog to get started. When you're finished here, you'll head to Therese Calvird (I'll include the full hop list at the end).

PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE:
In addition, I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. Just leave a comment on today's post. I will announce the winner at 9 am EDT on June 2.


Okay, ready for some projects? I had a lot of fun playing with the products I chose to work with! I have three cards and two card sets to share.

ENCHANTED IRIS: 



My first card features a beautiful new floral set called Enchanted Iris. Altenew has the best floral images!

Thanks For Your Thoughtfulness

I have two patches of Siberian Iris in my yard, and I look forward to those blooms every year! For this card, I stamped one of the iris images repeatedly and randomly, then embossed in white, and watercolored the flowers against a gray background.

Thanks For Your Thoughtfulness

I used Zig watercolor markers. I confess to having not been a huge fan of the Zigs, but they do have some magnificent, intense hues that are perfect here! I may be coming around!


Thanks For Your Thoughtfulness


Thanks For Your Thoughtfulness


Stamps: Enchanted Iris
Dies: stitched rectangle
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, light aqua
Paper: watercolor paper, white card stock, stone card stock
Other: Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, paintbrush, clear embossing powder, ink blending tool, dew drops, silver metallic embroidery floss, foam adhesive




CRAFTY FRIENDS and PATTERN PLAY - DIAMOND: 



This next batch of cards were all created using Crafty Friends and Pattern Play - Diamond.

You're So Talented

Crafty Friends is a ginormous set filled with wonderful sentiments perfect for crafty types! Pattern Play - Diamond has one extra-large background stamp as well as two smaller diamond trios, one solid and one outline.

I started this card by stamping and heat embossing the large diamond pattern onto watercolor paper. I knew those embossed diamonds would be perfect for creating little puddles of varying saturation.

I don't know if this is going to make sense, but I really appreciate the extra-large size of the background image in Pattern Play - Diamond. With a typical card panel-sized background, if you want your card to be horizontal, you have to rotate the stamp and the diamonds will run horizontally too. This stamp is large enough that your diamonds can be oriented in either direction, on both vertical and horizontal panels, too. It's a little thing, but appreciated!

You're So Talented

I am totally dedicating this card to each and every person in the crafty community!


You're So Talented

I did this background with Zigs, too. I just kept building up the color until I had the depth and saturation I was hoping for.

StampsCrafty FriendsPattern Play - Diamond
Dies: stitched rectangles
Ink: Versamark
Paper: watercolor paper; stone and charcoal card stock
Other: white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers, water brush, foam adhesive, teal sequins


Keep Calm and Make Cards

I wanted to do another, lighter blue-green background, this time with the beautiful Antique Silver Embossing Powder. Isn't that silver gorgeous?!

Keep Calm and Make Cards

See how the diamonds are still vertical on the horizontal card? That's thanks to the extra-large background image.

Keep Calm and Make Cards


StampsCrafty FriendsPattern Play Diamond
Dies: stitched rectangles
Ink: Versamark, teal
Paper: watercolor paper, white card stock, vellum
Other: Altenew Antique Silver Embossing Powder  white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers, water brush, ink blending tool, foam adhesive


Crafty Friends Blue/Green/Yellow Card Set

The sentiments in Crafty Friends just keep going and going. I wanted to create a design that I could relatively quickly mass-produce. In addition to the large background in Pattern Play - Diamond, there are also two smaller images of three diamonds, one solid and one outline. These are perfect for building fun patterns, including argyle.


Crafty Friends Blue/Green/Yellow Card Set

Here I've overlapped the solid triangles and then stamped the outline in the spaces in between.


Crafty Friends Blue/Green/Yellow Card Set

Once I had my images positioned in my MISTI and the measurements figured out, it was a breeze to whip up a whole set. I typically lose interest quickly when trying to mass-produce, so to keep it interesting, each card is slightly different.

StampsCrafty FriendsPattern Play - Diamond
Dies: stitched rectangle
Ink: Versamark; aqua, green, yellow and navy ink
Paper: white and navy card stock
OtherAntique Silver Embossing Powder, sequins, silver thread


Crafty Friends Pink/Orange/Yellow Card Set

I made a second set, this time with a warmer, brighter color combo.


Crafty Friends Pink/Orange/Yellow Card Set

Between the two sets, I have eight cards, each with a different Crafty Friends sentiment.

StampsCrafty FriendsPattern Play - Diamond
Dies: stitched rectangle
Ink: Versamark; fuschia, orange, gold, and dark gray inks
Paper: white and charcoal card stock
OtherAntique Silver Embossing Powder, sequins, silver thread


For more May release inspiration, be sure to stop by each stop on the hop:


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Hang In There


Hi there! I'm over on the Queen & Co. blog today, with a couple more contributions to May's flower focus. With so many different Queen & Co. floral embellishments, from fabric flowers to bling to toppings and more, there's something to fit just about any style.


Hang In There

I loved adding Pom Flowers and Sparklers to my stamped hanging basket. They add some fantastic texture and dimension!






Floral Thanks

For my second card, I've combined blue and green flowers over tag shaker. White-on-white is one of my favorite looks, especially with some light ink blending for subtle contrast. 

For lots more photos and card details, please see my full post today on the Queen & Co. blog.


Thanks for visiting!

    

Wednesday in the Works: Round Top Tag Treat Wrap


Hi there, I'm on the Reverse Confetti blog and YouTube channel with a Wednesday in the Works project and video -- a cute little tic tac wrap made with the new Round Top Tag Confetti Cuts and decorated with Take Flight and Miso Happy.

Hope you'll take a peek!




    

Hey Friend

Hey Friend

I have a super quick card idea for you today using some beautiful floral and bling embellishments from Queen & Co. I'm working with a sweet springtime color combo, but today's card is very easily adapted to any color combo.

I started with a top-fold white linen card base, then adhered a loop-de-loo of black striped Twine to the card base. Next I added a trio of flowers and accented each of those with smaller flowers and bling in the same color as each flower. 


Hey Friend 

To complete the card, I stamped a sentiment in aqua ink and added two vertical strips of patterned paper from the Flirty Florals 6x6 paper collection.


Hey Friend 

See how easy-peasy, quick and breezy that was!

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