Friday, May 3, 2013

Pinspired/Crafter's Companion Blog Hop!

Good morning! Welcome to the Pinspired/CC blog hop, running from May 3-5. So glad you could join us! If you are just joining in, you'll want to head to the Pinspired blog for the hop list and details. If you have hopped your way to my page, WELCOME! I design with Crafter's Companion,  and couldn't love it any more than I already do! Crafter's Companion is offering up a great prize to not only a commenter, but to someone who participates in the challenge as well.


A little about Crafter's Companion and Pinspired Challenge Blog:

Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we have exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!


Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challenges launched in January of 2013.  Our DT, or as we like to call them, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins.  We will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post.  That's 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want.  You can take from the colors, the style or the technique - whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.


The challenge: be inspired by the Pinterest image above. What lovely colors, how can you not be inspired by that? Here's what I came up with: 


I used Sheena's A Little Bit Floral - Magnolia Blossom for this card, isn't that image beautiful? I started with a sheet of pale blue cardstock, inking the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa. After stamping the image, I used my Spectrum Noir pens and a fun technique called palette blending, which you can find on the Spectrum Noir website here. I used CR4, CR1, and CT2 for the petals, LG2 and LG5 for the leaves, and EB2 and EB3 for the branch. Then I stamped the sentiment in the Rich Cocoa I inked the edges with, which comes from the Stamp It Australia Unmounted Stamp Set 60 - Friendship Sentiments. this was mounted on Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic floral paper, which was in turn adhered to a pretty doily. A piece of twine finishes it off!

So if you are hopping along, you should be headed to Lalo's blog next. Enjoy, and if you get lost, here's the lineup: 

Khristen**you are here**

Happy hopping!

23 comments:

sanketi said...

Must get myself this stamp, love it and your coloring is lovely!

Natasha G.P. said...

No way, I LOVE your colors--I would never have thought to use the orange, yellow and pink. NICE!!!!!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow... this is Gorgeous... your colors are amazing and I love how you put color around the card.

sharon g said...

I hate to pick favorites, well, no I don't. Yours is my favorite.

WillieburgScrapper said...

WHAT? The blending on those colors is AMAZING! Great card Khristen!!! Love that stamp- so beautiful!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

such sweet soft colors, lovely!

maria f. said...

Wow. Those blooms are so gorgeous. They look like wonderfully blended chalk. And your inked-edge base is so pretty too.

Emily H said...

Oh wow! So pretty! Fabulous coloring!

Maria said...

beautiful work

shari said...

love the colours you used. TFS

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Simply beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

Wow!Beautiful card!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love love love how you colored the flowers. Great card

Sue D said...

Great coloring on your lovely card.

barbara macaskill said...

All of you ladies are going to make me go broke! I now have to have Sheena's Little Bit Floral stamps! You hit this one out off the ball park! Gorgeous coloring and the background paper fits perfectly! TFS!

Tincan Crafter said...

I really loved your card - the colours and the layers and how everything pulls together is fantastic. You have made me want to try those Spectrum Noir Markers!

aaga said...

I'm glad I didn't miss your creation in the end. :-) TFS!

theresa dickinson said...

loving how you distressed the edges on the blue card, really makes the card xx

Kathy Gayhart Carter said...

Love the stamp and the colors. What a great Work of Art!!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Beautiful card love the way you colored it. Flowers are my favorite so they make me so happy to see pretty ones. TFS
Linda K.

Christiana said...

So pretty. I love the rainbow effect you achieved on those blossoms.

Purple Princess said...

So pretty!!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Super duper sweet card!!! Love the additional of doily and twine. What a Great sentiment too.

PS: Big hug from your new follower, Tan!