Wednesday, 31 August 2016

STAMPlorations Colour Blooms Blog Hop and Linky Party


We're having a blog hop and linky party at STAMPlorations to celebrate the launch of Shery's new Colour Blooms colouring book for mixed media and cardmaking.  It's available here and it's filled with pages of blooms for you to colour and then add to your projects.


The page that I chose to work on is divided into four sections.  I used Distress Inks as watercolours (well, what else did you expect from me?) then cut out the section to use on my card.


Having adhered the panel to my card, I stencilled some Cosmic Shimmer Gold Pearl texture paste through the ARTplorations Dots All Over stencil, and once that was dry I drew around the edge of the panel with a Neocolour II crayon, diluting it with a wet paintbrush.

To finish my card, I added a dragonfly from The Bee's Knees Winged Things that had been stamped onto spare inked card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some fabulous inspiration from the team, leave comments and play along for loads of chances to win (there'll be a downloadable sampler on the STAMPlorations page so you can participate).
  • 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

34 comments:

  1. And a dragonfly. Of course. The golden dots are a great addition.

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  2. Beautiful coloring, Shirley! Such soft tones, and I really like the texture and a dragonfly you added. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  3. You're the queen of Distress ink watercoloring, Shirley! You know how much I admire your artsy mixed media cards -- and this one's currently at the top of my list! Love that blue dragonfly atop the dahlias.

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  4. This is beautiful. We both picked the same page to color. I love how yours turned out. The dragonfly and the texture of the dots are fabulous.

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  5. Love the pop of blue, Shirley! Had wondered what you might use for colouring your page. 😁

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  6. LOVE seeing your dragonfly on the coloring page!! FABULOUS texture too:)))

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  7. This is so pretty, Shirley. I love the dots, the colors and the dragonfly. Beautifully done.

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  8. This is so pretty and I love all the details you have included. The dot and dragonfly are the finishing touches!

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  9. Such loveliness! The multi-media additions make it extra special!

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  10. Stunning! Love the textures you added along with the pretty dragonfly.

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  11. Great coloring.
    Love the dragonfly.
    Great addition to the card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. Shirley your cards are soo unique! LOVE the coloring using DI! :)
    Suchi xx

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  13. So pretty, Shirley, love the golden dots, they anchor your design. :)

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  14. Shirley, love love love your mixed media card. The dots are perfect embellishment on it.

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  15. Fan of a dragonfly on a creation - love your card! TFS

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  16. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Another gorgeous 'feels like fall' card - love the colors and your beautiful distress ink water coloring :)

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  17. Beautiful card! Love the addition of the dragonfly...

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  18. This is so gorgeous with the coloring! I love the addition of the dragonfly over top too! :) TFS

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  19. Gorgeous card Shirley. I love your added eb paste stenciling and crayon framing. Your dragonfly is the perfect embellishment too. TFS your textured mixed media beauty my friend. Hugs, nancy

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  20. Love how you added the dragonfly! Perfect touch.

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  21. Oh I love this one! This is one of my favourite cards on the hop! Just gorgeous with the dragonfly! Your colouring is beautiful and I like your card design and colour combo!

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  22. A fabulous card Shirley and Love the added dimension

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  23. Such a lovely card! Great addition the blue dragonfly!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. This is lovely. I love watercoloring. I'll send you my address. LOL.........okay, I was serious.

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  25. Gorgeous soft colouring, Shirley ... so perfect with that delicate little libelule! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. I also love to color with distress inks))) You've done so well, I love your card! And the texture paste add so much interest to it, I love it!

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  27. great design and amazing colouring!

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  28. Pretty colors and textures! Lovely card!

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