Do you ever buy supplies because you just HAD TO HAVE IT but then it sits in your craft room waiting to be used. It seems I have quite a few of those items and I'm using some of them today.
This hop came about for just that reason.
Some ladies were talking about all the 'NEW' items in their craft rooms and how they can be forgotten so they decided to do a 3 day blog hop showcasing those products just for fun. This is day 3, if you've missed the first two days I have links below for you along with the links to everyone who is hopping today.
And what's a hop without prizes?
Well, there's a bunch of those too.
I broke out my Altenew Alcohol markers, alcohol blending solution and Yupo paper for this first card. This was my first time playing with the solution and I have to tell you, it's fun!
I don't have any bottle of alcohol ink which is generally what I see people using with this technique. But I do have alcohol markers so I used those and it works beautifully! I started with three colors: Evergreen, Warm Sunshine and Dark Chocolate and brushed them onto some Yupo paper. Here's a short video showing how I made it. I'm still learning how to do videos so I hope this shows everything okay.
Once it was all dried I used another neglected item - my SSS Stitched Circles dies - I have no idea when I last use them and cut out quite a few circles. Next I used a, you guessed it, another long neglected item, the Beautiful World stamp set which was part of Catherine Pooler's Beautiful World SOA Collection. I stamped the swirley image with Midnight ink onto most of the circles and laid them out onto the white panel so as to get a feel of where to place the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with Midnight ink and added the circles - one of the circles was too big so I cut it to fit.
My next card uses a stamp set that I HAD to have but then hardly touched it.
Lawn Fawn's #awesome set.
I stamped all the images using Midnight ink and then colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils. I layered it onto a card base with craft foam. A very simple but I think cute card.
I hope you enjoyed my cards and are encouraged to get your supplies out and have some fun.
Check out these prizes!
COMMENT TO WIN!
You must comment on all the blogs on all three days to be eligible.
Winners will be drawn on Monday July 23rd.
Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 each)
CAS-ual Fridays - $25 gift certificate
Catherine Pooler Designs - $25 gift certificate
Stamplorations - $20 gift certificate
Right at Home - $20 gift certificate
Some of the stops along the way are offering up their own prizes so be sure to check them all out.
Ingrid - prize pack
Allison - $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
Ilina - Prize Pack
Tracie - $25 Catherine Pooler Gift Card
Nanette - Prize Pack from Catherine Pooler Designs
Susan Powell (you're here)
Jennifer Cerizo (GO HERE NEXT)
If you missed either of the last two days the links are right below
and thanks so much for visiting!
stamps: #awesome (lawn fawn)
ink: Warm Sunkist, Dark Chocolate and Evergreen Alcohol Markers (Altenew)
paper: Whisper White thick (Stampin' Up!), Yupo (Ranger)
accessories: Alcohol Blending Solution (Tim Holtz), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), Stitched Cricle dies (SSS), pencil crayons (Prismacolor)