Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to our 2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop. Even though our entries did not make the finalist cut, they represent our best work and we put our hearts and souls into our finished projects. I hope you like our showcase.

Watercolor Poppies Card

For my first card I wanted to do something that was just plain pretty. The special elements I put into this card were the color scheme and the creped filter paper poppy. For the background colors, I was inspired by all the navy blue and emerald green I had seen together this spring. I then thought it would be fun to use the DSP stacks and turn the paper different ways. For the poppy, I punched out several scallop circles out of creped filter paper and died them Primrose Petals with my Aqua Painter. I glued them together and topped them with a small Summer Starfruit Circle that was spritzed and sponged in Early Espresso.

Next up please visit the FABulous Joan Robertson at the Daily Stampede

2013 Artisan Blog Hop Entry Participants

1. Brenda Quintana 2. Joan Robertson 3. Lauri Ingram 4. Laura Mellinger
5. Kandi Phillips 6. Lisa Hensley 7. Anna Black 8. Pamela Staples
9. Tina Munzke 10. Cindy Major 11. Mary Haugen

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Pleasant Poppies (W 132061, C 129499); Friendship Preserves ((W 131919, C 127913); Papillon Potpourri (W 132058, C 123759)
  • Card Stock/Paper: Watercolor Paper (122959); 2012-2014 In Color DSP Stack*; Creped Filter Paper (129393); Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Summer Starfruit (126839)
  • Ink: Versamark (102203); Primrose Petals (126858); Gumball Green (126861); Summer Starfruit (126991); Early Espresso (126974)
  • Tools: Heat Tool (129053); Big Shot ((113439); Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003); Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch (129404); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309); Aqua Painter (103954); Color Spritzer Tool*; Sponge Dauber (102892); Paper-Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187)
  • Embellishments: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Early Espresso Embossing Powder (128980)

    * product has retired

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    1. Brenda, this is gorgeous! I love how you used the poppy background stamp, and added the three dimensional flower. and thank you once again for organizing this opportunity for us all to share!

    2. Brenda, I love the wonderfuls moment when I realized that one of the poppies was 3-d. I actually gave a little gasp. It is beautifully created. I am also a big fan of the color combination (blue and green) and it sets off the poppies beautifully.

    3. The dimensional poppy is so unique and is perfect for that stamp. So sorry you didn't make the finalists, I was pulling for you. Thanks for starting the blog. Sue

    4. Brenda, the card is wonderful. The butterfly is totally amazing with the details and coloring but I'm partial to butterflies. The crepe paper poppy is amazing and unique. Would love to see the details of the poppy up close.

    5. So beautiful! I love the crepe paper poppy! It was such a special touch! Great job!

    6. Pretty card Brenda! I love all the different patterns and colors together!

    7. I love everything about this - gorgeous texture, layout and color palette!

    8. Such a pretty, pretty card! Wonderful colors!

    9. I love this card! Especially the dimensional poppy! Thanks for sharing!

    10. Brenda, this card is amazing! I love the creative way you did your poppies and the vibrant combination of colors and patterns.

    11. This is so fun! The poppy is great!

    12. This is gorgeous Brenda! I love the details in the label and the butterfly and especially the crepe paper flower! Such a stunning card!!

    13. Your card is fabulous! So sorry you did not place, but look forward to seeing your other items.

    14. What a fun card! The crepe poppy is perfect.

    15. LOVE these bright colors and the happy design. thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us.