Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Case Study Anniversary Blog Hop: Blooming Great Day
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to be playing along with the Case Study 2nd Anniversary blog hop today. The Case Study design team (along with past muses) is having a blog hop to celebrate the second aniversary of this fun challenge blog. I hear there are some fun prizes if you decide to play along, too. Leave a comment on each blog along the hop to be entered to win. You can find all the information to join along in the challenge over on the Case Study blog.
This week's challenge is Signature Style or create something that best reflects your style. You should have come from Eva Dobilas' blog. If not, hop on over to the Case Study blog to start the blog hop at the beginning.
I was so honored last year when Iwona asked me to be the muse for the challenges one month and am excited that I get to play along again. I love the concept of the challenge where designers inspire each other in their creations.
This week's challenge of Signature Style is definitely an easy one. I've been creating lots of cards this year with colored images. Hey, I'm sometimes a kid at heart and still love to color. :)
I decided to use this adorable little bear image from Lili of the Valley called Blooming Lovely. It's been too long since I played with my adorable Lili of the Valley stamps (I miss working for LOTV! More on that another day. . .) and I had to get the cute little bears when they released them in June. The stamp comes with the sentiment I used on my card.
I colored the image with copic markers on copic x-press it cardstock. (Marker colors listed below.) I used some patterned paper from Studio Calico's Heyday paper pad. I added lots of stitching and some buttons and capuccino baker's twine. I also used an assortment of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I am playing along with the current Wild Orchid Crafts challenge which is Round in Circles (or use circles on your card). I used a doily and buttons so hopefully that is enough! lol
I didn't have any rose buds in the right shade so I lightly colored the tips with a copic marker. Then, I used my copic blender marker to make the color bleed down the petals. They turned out pretty darn close to the color of my cherry blossoms. I also added some stickles to the butterfly, bee's wings, and hearts, but it's kind of hard to see in the photos.
Okay, time to hop along to Andrea Ewen's blog and see what beautiful things she has created. Thank you again to Iwona for inviting me to play along. I am truly honored to get to play along with such amazingly, talented designers.
Blooming Great Day card supplies:
Stamps: Blooming Lovely (Lili of the Valley)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), off white
Patterned Paper: Heyday (Studio Calico)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: petite oval nestability die (Spellbinders)
Embellishments: 4mm white rosebuds, 15mm cream open roses, 2 tone cherry blossoms (Wild Orchid Crafts), cappuccino baker's twine, paper doily, aqua buttons
bear:E23, E25, E27, E29
flower: custom marker (1.2 YR30, 1/2 YR31), YR31, Y35, Y38, E53, E55, E57, E59
leaves/stem: G40, G43, G46
pot: E13, E15, E17, E19, E18
sky: BG0000, BG000