Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hellooo Hoppers! + Blog Candy!




Hey there, Hoppers! Having fun yet? I hope so! If you're hopping along in order, you probably arrived here via the site of the one and only-Tory Bray.


If you'd like to go back to her beautiful site, just click HERE.

For those of you who did not arrive here on your way through the VC Rocks Blog Hop-WELCOME to you also! This is the first blog hop of the short-seasoned VC Rocks group which I am a member of, and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it! Read all the way through for a chance to win some blog candy from me!



For today's project, I did a bit of watercoloring with my Watercolor Crayons and a Blender Pen, and I used a stamp set that I just recently purchased. The stamp set is called Homegrown, and as you might expect, it includes fruits and vegetables! I have wanted this set for a long time, but thought it would not be versatile enough to use for very many occasions, so it kept getting bumped to the bottom of the wishlist. Well, I finally just broke down and ordered it, and I'm glad I did.



As you can see, aside from the watercoloring, I also used my Big Shot machine (can't live without that thing) to texture the Early Espresso piece that is placed behind the images. I love how the textured piece gives the card a little extra dimension. Another thing I love is stamps that coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches! As you can see, the "Homegrown" image fits nicely inside the oval punch, which also layers perfectly into the center of the Decorative Label Punch (another fave). It makes it so easy to dress up a card with layers when the punches go together like that!




Well, I hope you've enjoyed taking a peak at my project!

Become a follower of my blog (subscribe, or click Follow, then enter your email address) for your chance to win the prize.

What is the prize, you ask? Well, it's a set of these cards shown here today, which includes 2 each of the cards you see, plus handmade coordinating designer envelopes, a matching notepad, and pen. This would make a very cute gift for someone-male or female, or you could always keep it on your own desk or craft station!


Ok so...from here you are headed over to The Love of Stamping-a fantastic blog by my fellow Rocker, Barb Furlong.

To get there, just click HERE, and you'll be on your way.



By the way, if you've gotten lost, you can find the complete list of stops and pick up anywhere you like at the VC Rocks homepage.


Just click HERE for that, and you'll be all fixed up!




28 comments:

  1. Gasp! These are fantastic with the coloring, the simplicity and elegance. Thanks for the fun.

    Your roomie from last year,

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

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  2. What beautiful cards. You did a great job coloring them.

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  3. These are awesome. The coloring is unbelievable! I have wanted this set for a long time, too, but wasn't sure if I would use it. Cards like these will probably take me over the edge, lol.

    thanks for sharing.

    hugs,

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  4. These veggie cards are wonderful, Angela--they make me want to get out in our own garden!

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  5. So cute! They are great. Makes me want to go eat my veggies!

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  6. These cards are really cute --now I want this set :-) What type of paper did you stamp and color on ? Did you use watercolor paper? Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower of your blog
    Kathy T

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  7. Aww...thanks everyone for all your sweet comments!

    A little more info for ya: I stamped and watercolored on the Naturals Ivory cardstock. I have found that if u do ur watercoloring with a blender pen like I do, u can get away with that. If ur an aqua painter fan...ya should probably stick to watercolor paper! Lol The Naturals cardstocks are a bit more hearty than our regular Whisper White and Very Vanilla.

    The accent colors used on the cards are as follows: tomato-poppy parade and always artichoke; the artichokes are on river rock, then always artichoke, and the purple onions/turnips are of course on rich razzleberry and always artichoke.

    The textured layer is Early Espresso on all of them and the card bases are made using the Naturals Ivory also.

    Oh yeah and the cards are sized at 5 1/4" square to fit in the mefium square envelopes.

    Hope that helps...

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  8. Your veggies really look so real! Very nice job. I signed up to be a follower. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  9. Gorgeous cards! I have just moved up the Homegrown stamp set on my wish list.

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  10. Great job. The watercoloring is beautiful. I just became a follower.

    email: stampnscrap2003@hotmail.com

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  11. Your watercoloring is absolutely gorgeous on these cards. Thanks for sharing. I'm already a follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  12. Your coloring is PERFECTION on those veggies! Love it!

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  13. Your watercoloring is fantastic!

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  14. The veggies look so real. Just gorgeous

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  15. I too like this set & just not sure what to do with it. The watercoloring is rich....:)

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  16. Great job with the watercoloring. Thanks for the tips.

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  17. The artichokes are wonderful. I want to pick one an eat it!
    Sharon L

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  18. Beautiful. I agree with Sharon above, makes you want to grab one and crunch on it.

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  19. Super job, this set has been on my list for a long time too!

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  20. You are linked to the wrong blog! Please check the master list.

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  21. Great job, I love your project. Mmmm, need to move this stamp set up my list too. I just love fruits and veggies. Couldn't follow it is whited out.

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  22. I love your items! Great job!! I didn't know I needed this set until now. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I am always looking for Masculine card ideas and these are great! I always lean towards frilly pink cards and my hubby does not want a pink bday card!!

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