Thursday, March 01, 2018

My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) and Ink Blot Shop Hop

I am talking bird talk today as part of a blog hop between Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia.
We are happy to have you join us for today's hop. There are beautiful cards to share with every one and prizes too.
 Everyone who comments on every blog of the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes offered, one a $50.00 shopping spree offered by My Sweet Petunia and the second prize offered by Ink Blot Shop consisting of your choice of 2 stamp sets, which can be seen here and here.

I did two cards for the hop today, using the stamp set called Flopsy Birds, which I just love. How fun are these birds?
and my Mini Misti.
This is the first card I did, and I named her "Show Off". 
I first started with the stencil where I mixed up some Color Burst paint powders. I painted the stencil design on watercolour paper with my damp paint brush loaded up with paint, using a #10 round sable brush. I personally swirl my brush in water and run it through my fingers to reduce the water, then pick up my colour. This leaves me with just enough water in my brush that the paint does not run under my stencil. I first painted using the yellow, then quickly added the alizarin crimson over it ... changing the colour to these beautiful shades of oranges and pinks.  
Once finished and dried I ran it through my machine with the wonky rectangle die. It was time to stamp the flamingo which I did in my Mini Misti. Leaving her in my Misti I started to paint the flamingo and as I wanted her to be the star of the show, I used the left over paints from the stencilling and dropped in some yellow, as well as adding lavender just over her eyes. I added a toned down yellow to her bill along with a grey and black ink, which I also added to her feathers. 
Putting my card together, I added the stencilled panel to fun foam, attaching to my card base, then attached the large grasses to the stencilled panel. I fussy cut the flamingo, styled her and attached her using foam dots, and finishing with sequins.

This is my second card, which I have named Chirp Tweet.
Again I stencilled a background on my card base. Once I finished the stencil I attached vellum over top, gluing under where the frame would be. I then die cut the frame and propped it up on foam dots. In my Mini Misti I stamped the images I wanted to use and watercoloured them, then fussy cut the birds and the branch. I added white gel pen to the bottom of the birds then styled them and attached using foam dots, and glued in the branch. I put my card back in my Misti and stamped the sentiments on the vellum, and finished with a few sequins. I have done a video doing this card which you can find here.


I hope you have enjoyed today's cards. 

Following is a list of the design team members that are participating in the hop today.

You should have arrived here from Jeanne's blog,

if not, you will want to start at the beginning which you can find here.

Next up is Ceal.





Products used: My Sweet Petunia MISTI Mini, Ink Blot Shop Flopsy Birds Stamp Set, Impression Obsession 6 in 1 Rectangle Frame, ARTplorations Leaf Stencil, Crafter's Workshop Feathers, Impression Obsession Grass, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles, Neenah 110lb Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press 140lb Watercolour paper, 36lb Vellum, Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson, Ranger Archival Inks Monarch Orange, Bright Tangelo, Paradise Teal, Vivid Chartreuse, Jet Black, Zig Clean Colour Brushes Orange, Carmine, Light Carmine, Light Orange, Light Green, May Green, Wink of Stella, White Gel Pen, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Dried Marigold, Foam Dots, Sequins, Fun Foam.

40 comments :

  1. I adore your cards, Kia! Thank you so much for sharing your creative process with us. And the MISTI makes just about anything possible, right? The stamps are adorable and I’d love to have them ALL. LOL. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  2. WOW! Your cards are dynamic. Love the backgrounds you created. They're perfect to set off those adorable birds.

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  3. These are so creative. Thank you for sharing. You’ve made some really amazing cards.

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  4. These are really neat cards. Love the birds.

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  5. Kia - these are both great! I especially love the "Show Off"...the colors just pop! ♥

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  6. Love your cards, the birds are so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. WOW! These are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your techniques as well.

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  8. Fantastic cards! You've got mad fussy cutting skills!

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  9. Wonderful cards..... Flopsy Birds is my new favorite!

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  10. These birds are just
    too cute and love your
    cards! Beautiful inking.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. That show off card makes me want to put on my flip flops! :)

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  12. Delightful cards! I just love those cute birds! Awesome colors and details on your cards!

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  13. Oh, sweet Kia! I loved your video and love hearing your voice (and CC in the background -- hehe!). What gorgeous cards, and I love these sweet and darling birds! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Truly love them both!! Warm hugs! xoxo

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  14. LOVE the colors you choose!! FABULOUS!!!!!

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  15. Love the flamingo!! Fabulous card!!

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  16. Cute, clever, darling cards.

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  17. Those birds are so darn cute! Like your card.

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  18. Wow--great backgrounds for these fun birds.

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  19. Oh those colors!! And those birds are too cute!

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  20. I like the colors you chose. Awesome card.

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  21. I love that you named the birds!!! Such fun cards!

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  22. Lovely cards! Thanks for the great video :)

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  23. Oh my!!! Awesome cards and colouring!!! Flamingos are simply stunning!!!

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  24. Really pretty cards. Love your coloring

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  25. Great cards - your watercoloring backgrounds and images are so pretty. Loved hearing your bird in the background too - what a helper !

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  26. Lovely cards and awesome backgrounds:)

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  27. I have not used color bursts but love the vibrant background it adds at these tropical birds!

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  28. Kia, I am especially taken with your flamingo card. Probably because corals are my favorite color, but I love the way you made the coral pop by using the bright green grasses behind the flamingo...is there a die for the grass?

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  29. Love the tropical card.
    The design is fantastic.
    the shaker is cute in a more
    subdued way. Both are great.
    thanks for sharing
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  30. Fantastic cards! Perfect balance of beautiful and cute!

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  31. Oh my, what fun cards. I think 'Show Off' is a stunner!

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  32. Love them. I need to buy some color burst 😉

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  33. Love the card with the flamingo. I do have that background, is that a die? Will have to try it with my brushos. I have a few flamingos, will be fun to try. I liked hearing your bird chirping in the background too.

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  34. The flamingo is adorable!! I love you you colored him a sort of coral, like they really are, too.

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  35. Your backgrounds are just gorgeous and those birds are too sweet.

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  36. These are two great cards !!
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  37. Super fun birdie cards and love that you used the MISTI to do the stamping today!! Love how colorful they came out too!! Vibrant and such adorable images!

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