Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Painted Autumn Inspiration

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back!!! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! These are a group of past and current Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Artisan journey. Glad to have you here! We have 9 of us this month so don't miss a one!
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we were to take the colors and technique inspired from the Painted Autumn Suite in the Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog. There are plenty of colors to choose from in this suite that could say Autumn or even Spring. Colors are Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. Technique inspired would be to do watercoloring too!
I must say that you can not pick up this stamp set called Painted Harvest and create nothing but pure WOWSERS with it! No matter what colors you use with it too!
I am loving this color combo of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I was inspired by the Painted Autumn DSP pattern to create this project. 
Here are some tips to create this project:
- I use Crushed Curry for the larger flower image then stamped Cajun Craze of top with the smaller flower image. The depth you can get with this stamp image is AMAZING! 

- I did cut out the stamped (in Early Espresso) center of the flower and added some sponging on the edges before I added it to the center not popped up. 

- I loose cut some small flowers in Crushed Curry to mimic the tiny flowers in the paper pattern. I added a Basic Pearl Jewel to the center. They are also stamped with the flower center in Crushed Curry for a faux sponging look.

- The leaves where stamped and watercolored to bleed the color then cut with the Leaf Punch. Add some Gold Mini Sequins and piece of Burlap Ribbon behind the flower.

- I did stamp in Crumb Cake on the card base with the other leaf in this stamp set.

- I took a piece of the DSP and added it to a Very Vanilla envelope. Do you do that too? I like that it finishes off the card package.

Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a project and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Now move on to my bestie across the ocean, Susan Wong
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Watercolor Christmas

 Welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! A selection of former Stampin' UP! Artisans from all over the world got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 

We want to help as many customers, fellow demonstrators and the crafting people at large to get in the holiday spirit so this month at the Crafty Carrot Co. has a subscription option. Here's how it all works. Our November Online Program consists of five videos with PDF tutorials and a month-long creative challenge! Prizes too!!! 
Join us on this month-long crafting fun!
Option #1 - For FREE access purchase your currency equivalent of minimum US $15 in Stampin' Up! product with your Crafty Carrot Co. Demonstrator. Use my host code CF3YJFVG if you are in the US.
Option #2 - OR use your own stamps and SUBSCRIBE for US$15 - wherever you are in the world! Click button below to register now!
Whatever option you choose - do so before October 31st for your access to our November creative community! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN and let us get ready for the holidays together!
 Let us get back to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Project Kit which happens to be our product focus for the October interactive rewards program. 

These are two of the cards made into treat holders! They are simple to make and only require the score on your paper trimmer. I scored 3/4" from the center of card score line on each side of it. Then score 1" on each side. You want to fold back at 45 degree angle. Hard to understand? I will upload a video on how to make it soon!


Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next! Hop on over there and say hello!