Friday, April 27, 2018

My Sweet Petunia and Visible Images Blog Hop

Welcome to today's Blog Hop featuring My Sweet Petunia and Visible Image. 
About today's hop. 
There are prizes of course! Two lucky commenters from the hop will be chosen to win one of two prizes: a $50.00 shopping spree at:
and a $50.00 shopping spree at:
You must leave your comments no later than Monday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM Central time and the winners will be announced Tuesday, May 1st, on the My Sweet Petunia and Visible Image Blogs.

On to the cards I made for this hop. My first card is my favourite. The colours and yes, the sparkle speak to me. 
 Starting with my background, inside my Misti, and using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick I began sponging, adding the colours as I went around my paper. I sponged on the first colour, the wild honey in the top right, moving next to the spiced marmalade on the left. Once finished with the marmalade I went back over the blending with the wild honey again, which I find helps to blend the inks beautifully. I added in the worn lipstick bottom right, blending over with the marmalade. 
 I then pushed my spritzer bottle to get water up the hose, removed the top and shook the hose part to release the water.
Next up using VersaMark embossing ink, I stamped my image, and heat embossed using   
I really love the look. The colour of the sentiment looks deeper here as it is just stamped, it fades and changes colour once dry ... gotta love that! To keep with the style of the card I stamped the sentiment using Picked Raspberry Oxide ink, using the Memories sentiment from the 
Express Yourself stamp set. I added several layers of ink and heat set when finished.
 As I did not have any cardstock that I could use for matting, I made a piece using the wild honey and spiced marmalade inks. 
 To finish, I die cut my panel and attached it to the matted piece, then attached to a pale pink cardstock.

While I had the stamp set out I thought I would make a second card. 
In my Misti and on black cardstock I stamped the little butterflies using the cracked pistachio oxide ink. I then coloured the butterflies with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer. On heat resistant acetate, I then stamped the butterfly using white pigment ink and heat embossed using Nuvo Glitter Embossing Powder. It is hard to see in the picture, but it is very pretty. I die cut the acetate and adhered with matte glue, then added sequins to cover those ink dots.

 And, my third card for today. For this card I used the beautiful image called Born to Perform
The background is done using Distress Oxide Inks. I used a Q-tip to make the spotlight circles, and stamped using Ranger archival ink in Manganese Blue. I have done a video on this card, which you can find below the card.


I hope you have enjoyed these cards today. Now on to the rest of the hop.
You should have arrived here from Sharon Traynor's blog, and up next is Becca Cruger.

66 comments :

Lynda Hall said...

That sparkly butterfly is divine! Love it. Great colours too.

Loving this hop!

Lynda
x

Tenia Nelson said...

What GORGEOUS cards!!

SumBunneh said...

I love the crystal look of your first butterfly... the second is beautiful too!

*Leaves a slice of birthday cake for you*
xx Erika

Joan B said...

oh wow that sparkly butterfly is stunning. I'm buying that embossing powder because you enabled me!!! What gorgeous cards.

Jane said...

3 lovely cards, all so delicate xx

A colored mind said...

Fabulous cards, I just adore your sparkly butterfly <3

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards full of beautiful blending, sparkle and drama xx

Zoe said...

Fabulous cards, first one is my favourite xx Zoe xx

JanetB said...

All three of your cards are beautiful, and you have inspired me to get out my Distress Oxide inks and blend a few backgrounds!

Bernie Simmons said...

Just Stunning x Love the black card, white butterfly x

Becca Cruger said...

Well I'd say the colors and sparkle speak to me too! You're a woman after my own distress-ink-loving heart! Thanks for sharing your art!

Nicky Nicole said...

Lovely cards ! That sparkly butterfly is divine! ♥♥♥

Gerrina said...

All beautiful and love the orange and pink colourcombo! TFS and giving new inspiration!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards and colors!!!

inkybliss creations said...

Beautiful projects!!
Lisa xx

Karen Saalfield said...

Kia, Both butterfly cards are pretty, but the pink one is my fav. That is an awesome stamp. I like the ballerina too. You make such beautiful backgrounds.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!! Especially love the sparkly butterfly and that sentiment is perfect!

Patti H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations! LOVE that awesome butterfly! I need that stamp.

Dawn Haddad said...

Just beautiful!! I am confused as to what embossing powder you used for the butterfly sparkle. Two are listed in your product links at the end of your post. Was it the Recollections from Michael's in Pink?

Pauline Butcher said...

I am like a magpie where glitter and sparkle is concerned, so I love your card, the colours are fabulous too. Hugs xxxx

TLady said...

Kia, this is GORGEOUS! You've come up with another technique for Bokeh! ;) I LOOOOVE IT! GORGEOUS IMAGE TOO! I've also enjoyed hearing your bird! ;) I LOOOOOVE BIRDS! You did SUCH A GORGEOUS JOB on your card!!! ;)

Betty Keefe said...

your ballerina is so pretty against that lovely bokeh DO background!

C said...

Love the soft colours and sparkle on the first project...beautiful job!

Ildikó Zaja said...

My favorite is the sparkling butterfly

Cindy Holmes said...

Oh my gosh I have died and gone to Heaven! I so love your cards! Especially the Butterfly one! I want that Butterfly stamp so bad! Your soo talented! Thank you for the great in detail directions and pictures of how you did each project! Very easy to follow!

Jane B. said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your process.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards, loved your video too, Cathy x

Maura R said...

Kia, Like I said on Splitcoast, these are fabulous! My fave is the ballerina one - love how it glows and how you added small bokeh circles!!!

Lynn Good said...

beautiful cards and great video. Thanks for sharing :)

yoorah said...

These cards are so magical!

Scrapacat said...

Kia - these are spectacular! I would have never thought to stamp oxides on black cardstock. Totally changes how they look. I'm going to try that! Wonderful inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! Love your color combo and the added sparkle on your butterfly card!

Resie van britsom said...

wow beautiful Orange love it

Elisa Ablett said...

just gorgeous ! will be trying those techniques

Karen D. said...

gorgeous cards Kia. so well done.
:) Karen

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! Love the backgrounds, acetate and images. But oh my, the sparkle stole my heart.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Kia. Love the fun backgrounds with those pretty silhouette images. What a fun blog hop.

Susan Powell said...

These are all beautiful!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE that gorgeous sparkle in the butterfly! The background blend of colors looks amazing too! Beautiful card!

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards .... I love the sparkly butterfly xx

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are gorgeous ! I love how you play with the colors. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

The awesome background just highlights the pretty image and makes it pop.

Tracey Thurston said...

Stunning cards and a fab tutorial, thankyou xx

Terry said...

Wow love the colors and the butterfly, amazing background Hugs Terry xxx

martine said...

I love the colorchoice with your butterfly card...Orange and pink....gorgeous !

Crealin said...

Thanks for the video and the inspiring cards you've made.

Creative hugs,

Lins ;)

Teri Smith said...

Honestly, I don't think I could pick a favourite out of the three cards you made. When I fist came to your blog & saw the first card I thought, oh I can see why this is her favourite. Then I scrolled down & saw each of your other cards which are so individual & I was blown away by the beauty of them too. Thank you so much for the video showing your process, as I am a visual learner. I am seriously liking this unique line of stamps!

shy324 said...

beautiful card,love the back ground.

annemarie said...

very beautiful

hugs Annemarie

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

beautiful cards :)

Josette said...

Love the colors you did use for these great cards!

IraChe said...

Очаровательная открытка! А фон - космический!

jules said...

Kia, your cards are beautiful! The first one, however, has me swooning over the luscious colors and glitzy shimmer from the gorgeous embossing. I love how you created that beauty.

Ayoti Mittra said...

Thank you for sharing and beautiful backgrounds Kia. Love all of them
Hugs
Ayoti xx

Char K said...

love, love, love the butterfly card!

Naomi Hanson said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Love the beautiful background for the ballerina...just magical

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Kia and love the beautiful bright backgrounds with both the pretty glittery butterfly and the sweet ballet dancer. These VI silhouette stamps work so well, and of course love tbe Misti too. x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I am a huge fan of white embossing, but I think I love the sparkly butterfly best, too.

Sheila Jordan said...

I adore the sparkle.

kksb said...

Wonderful cards. The black is my favorite.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG these cards are just gorgeous :)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a magnificent set of cards !! All your backgrounds are really stunning !!
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Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the backgrounds and the sparkly butterfly.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the sparkly butterfly!!!

Sarah said...

Just love your butterfly card with the sparkle! so gorgeous.

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