Peaceful Blendabilities

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberHappy Mother’s Day!  We have another Monday Montage blog hop for you this evening.  There are ten of us participating, so just click on the tabs at the bottom of each post to navigate your way through all of the blogs.

I decided to play with the new Blendabilities markers that Stampin’ Up! will soon be selling (demonstrators were able to order them a month early).  Blendabilities are alcohol-based markers that come in sets of three shades (light, medium, and dark) of the same Stampin’ Up! color.  Now, I am definitely still quite a novice at using these, but I thought I’d share my first card using them.

Peaceful BlendabilitiesI started by cutting a card base of Daffodil Delight card stock.  I then cut a piece of Modern Medley dsp and stamped some splatters using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the Positively Chevron background stamp with Daffodil Delight ink.  I brushed some Gesso over it with a paint brush just to tone that down a bit and add some texture.

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Then I had some fun with the markers.  I love how easily the colors blend!  I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Peaceful Petals stamp set using Memento Black ink.   Then I used the Cherry Cobbler package and the Daffodil Delight package for the flowers, and the Old Olive package for the leaves.  I also used a Cherry Cobbler marker to color the rhinestones.

Well, you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog to check out her amazing post.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can go visit Wendy Weixler’s awesome blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten posts.

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Watercolor Blossom

Watercolor Petals


These Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes make quick work of card making.  I stamped the flower and leaves using the Peaceful Petals stamp set, and then watercolored them using an aquapainter.  I added a strip of Watercolor Wonder dsp and some Gold Baker’s Twine, and then a little punched Boho Blossom and an In-Color Dahlia. And I was done.  Pretty easy!

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Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake

Sounds like a food-related post, doesn’t it?  But, no.  It’s just some of Stampin’ Up’s fun color names for a color combo that I have been loving lately — Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake.

Cantaloupe RoseI had pretty much forgotten that I had any of this Natural Composition Specialty dsp left. It adds such a pretty touch with no extra work — love that!  I also used an edgelit from the Adorning Accents set, which I haven’t pulled out in a long time.  It’s fun to use some old goodies and pair them with new things.

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Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Peaceful Petals
Ink:  Staz-on Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Natural Composition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack


Peaceful Petals — FMS118

It’s good to be back with another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Jen Mitchell has a great, simple sketch to get us back in the creative spirit.  She is so masterful with making CAS cards that are so beautiful.

I decided to use a floral image from the new set, Peaceful Petals.  It has some beautiful images that are perfect for coloring.  I used a blender pen and my ink pads for coloring.

Peaceful PetalsWe hope you can join us for this first challenge of 2014.  You can go by the Freshly Made Sketches site and check out what the rest of the design team made for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Peaceful Petals
Ink:  StazOn Black, Strawberry  Slush, So Saffron, Old Olive
Paper:  Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments:  Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Stretch Ruffle Trim, White Baker’s Twine, Needlepoint Border embossing folder, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die (scallop circle), 2-1/2″ Circle punch