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 :

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

    Loving this hop!

    Lynda
    x

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

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

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

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  4. 3 lovely cards, all so delicate xx

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  5. Fabulous cards, I just adore your sparkly butterfly <3

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  6. Gorgeous cards full of beautiful blending, sparkle and drama xx

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  7. Fabulous cards, first one is my favourite xx Zoe xx

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

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  9. Just Stunning x Love the black card, white butterfly x

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  10. 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!

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

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

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  13. Wow! Awesome cards and colors!!!

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  14. 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.

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

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

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  17. 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?

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

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  19. 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!!! ;)

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

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

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  22. My favorite is the sparkling butterfly

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  23. 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!

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  24. Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your process.

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  25. Beautiful cards, loved your video too, Cathy x

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  26. 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!!!

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  27. beautiful cards and great video. Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. These cards are so magical!

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. just gorgeous ! will be trying those techniques

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  32. gorgeous cards Kia. so well done.
    :) Karen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. Stunning cards and a fab tutorial, thankyou xx

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

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

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

    Creative hugs,

    Lins ;)

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  43. 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!

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  44. beautiful card,love the back ground.

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  45. very beautiful

    hugs Annemarie

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  46. Love the colors you did use for these great cards!

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  47. Очаровательная открытка! А фон - космический!

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  48. 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.

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

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  50. love, love, love the butterfly card!

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  51. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

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

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  53. 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

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

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  55. Wonderful cards. The black is my favorite.

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  56. OMG these cards are just gorgeous :)

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  57. That’s a magnificent set of cards !! All your backgrounds are really stunning !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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

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

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