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Global Stamping Friends Hop – Color Challenge

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This hops around every month on the first Friday. There are folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. Each month is a different theme, and this month it’s a color theme:

I’m so happy because Lemon Lime Twist is one of my favorite colors right now!

And, because I wanted to show you that you don’t have to come up with something *brand new* every time you want to sit down to craft, I’ve actually taken the basket card that I posted yesterday (click here to see that one), and changed it up to use these colors! Crafting can be easy!

Here is my ‘new’ take on an ‘old’ design:

I’ve kept all the same elements, and added a few more along with changing to the new colors. Since we don’t have Blends markers in Island Indigo or Lemon Lime Twist, I used the ink pads to water color with Blender Pens. Just squeeze the pad while it’s closed to get a little ink on the lid, and start painting!

I wanted to add a few more bonus leaves, so I used both the Magical Mates and the Eclectic Layers thinlits to get two varieties. I sponged a bit of color on them, too. The sentiment used here comes with the Blossoming Basket stamp set, and behind it is a little piece of the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

For the watercoloring, I mixed the green and blue to get varying shades for the flowers. I really like how they turned out. I added a few rhinestones, and I even kept the sparkle with some Wink of Stella:

For the basket, I made sure not to color the entire area so you could still see the patterns. Early Espresso can be a pretty dark color if you use too much of it. I added some of the ink to the Basket Weave embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. It gives it a bit more depth.

I hope you enjoyed this version on my card. Remember during Sale-A-Bration you can earn this stamp set and embossing folder bundle for FREE. 🙂
Contact me if you have any questions on that!

Now, have fun hopping around the rest of today’s blog hop!
Click the “Next” arrow to continue on, or click on any of the names below if you get lost or want to hop around.

  1. Jan Musselman 
  2. Karie Beglau 
  3. Libby Dyson
  4. LIsa Ann Bernard 
  5. Anastasia Radloff 
  6. Tricia Butts 
  7. Amanda Bates 
  8. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter  <— You are HERE
  9. Claudia Perry
  10. Jenn Curtis Charles 
  11. Amanda Farlinger 
  12. Courtenay Heuston 
  13. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  14. Kimberley Anne Morris
  15. Marieke Bart
  16. Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
  17. Amber Thompson
  18. Sarah Mcdermott

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Sale-A-Bration!

If you are unfamiliar with Sale-A-Bration, it’s the time of year to earn FREE products and get great deals! You can click here to read more about all the fantastic details of what you can get. But, it only lasts though the end of March, so don’t wait too long!

This year, there was a second release of NEW Sale-A-Bration products, so I used the new Blossoming Basket Bundle, which has both the Basket Weave embossing folder and Blossoming Basket stamp set! You can earn this bundle for FREE with a qualifying order.

I used Calypso Coral as the border, with Crumb Cake for the base. I used the Basket Weave embossing folder with ink on it to get the color in the creases. It gives it so much more depth that way.

The sentiment also comes from a Sale-A-Bration set, Heartfelt Blooms. I added a few extra leaves behind it using the Eclectic Layers thinlits.

I used Memento ink to stamp the lovely basket, so I could color it in with the Blends markers. I used several colors, to get various mixtures and shading. I love how the flowers AND the basket turned out! I added Wink of Stella to make it shine:

It’s hard to photograph sparklie flowers, so here’s another shot:

I love how this one turned out! If you want to earn this bundle and make this too, just contact me or place your order on my online store.

If you’d love to see even more lovely projects with Sale-A-Bration in mind, then please take a few minutes to hop on through the rest of today’s blog hop!
Happy stamping!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the “Next” image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started!  If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!

Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:
Crystal Komara
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Nikki Daigneau