Tuesday, 16 August 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - Blog Hop





AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop
Come and join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month as we have fun sharing a new set with you!  

How to Play :
To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they've created using this set.
It's not a requirement to comment on all of our blogs, (though we love it if you do :)) just remember to add your name to the Inlinkz link on any of the blogs for your chance to win this fabulous set! The hop will run for one week!

Along with each of our blog hops we will announce our special deal that will run for the same week.
- The special deal  for our Blog Hop is to receive 20% off Squared Posies for the next two weeks. 
- The prize for this weeks blog hop will be the set Squared Posies




Hello! ready to hop?


Our Blog Hop starts and ends at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog. If you came here from Andrea's blog you're on the right track, when you leave me you'll be heading over to Kylie's  fabulous Blog.  This week we feature the beautiful Squared Posies designed by Andrea.


I decided on a set of note cards featuring each of the squared posies for my project with a 'belly band' to keep them together.




This is officially my second attempt at sponging a large area though this time I didn't use 'that man's' special tool!  I found out that what I have are just felt pads and not the correct foam ones...which might explain the difficulty I had with my first try!  So....  I've used foam daubers to sponge these until I get the right sponges :).  


 I stamped each image with VersaMark and embossed with ABS opaque vanilla embossing powder then masked and sponged with distress inks.   This is a great way to colour a flower if shading scares you or you want to produce a bunch of cards quickly.



 OK, off you go to see Kylie's beautiful offering today, don't forget to grab the AnnaBelle Birthday Bash Blinkie here
I'm back Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations hope to see you then.


Supplies:
AnnaBelle Stamps: Smooth White card, Squared Posies, Opaque vanilla embossing powder, 6mm Sprinkles in Cherry, Lime , Pumpkin and Lilac, Twine.
Other: Rangers inks: Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Tattered Rose,Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey. DSP Prima Fairy Flora. Paper Piercer.
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24 comments:

CardArTart said...

Wow, that sure is a stunning affect. Now I know where I'm going wrong with the sponging - i cheated and cut up felt for my tool thinking it would save me some $, obviously it doesn't work so well :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a wonderful set Sue... it would make a great gift!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful set Sue! Very pretty!

Betty Benton said...

These are just gorgeous, Sue! Your sponge daubers worked perfectly!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful cards - love the idea of sponging over the image - looks so fab!

Eemeli said...

Oh, these are such a cuties! Love the sponging ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Isha said...

WOW!!! stunning set of cards. This set of stamps is just so make me want it:)

Marion said...

Really pretty. There is something special about sets!

Olga said...

That is one gorgeous set of beautiful cards!!!!

Theresa said...

Love this card set. Your colors are beautiful. And the sponging is lovely. The right tools do make a diffeence.

aileen (mum) said...

Ohhh Sue I am so jeaslous you make it all look so beautiful and easy. I have to try this it just took my breath away

anita said...

lovely effect! I really want those stamps!

Sue McRae said...

What a beautiful set of cards! Love how your sponged backgrounds have a watercolour look to them!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous set of cards Sue! I love your sponged flowers!

Trish and Treasure said...

Beautiful cards!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh I love this affect... and will be tryng is very soon... Nice and simple yet elegant too!
Love the box you made too.. do you have directions for that??? I'd love them!

Lillian Child said...

Okay, these cards are going to have a spot in my "favorites" on pinterest! Amazing effects - my favorite is the purple with the yellow - just striking!

Ida said...

So very pretty! I love the sponged backgrounds.

Susan Hogan said...

Sue these look lovely - great use of the resist technique!

Andrea said...

Just beautiful Sue! What a great idea for some quick cards!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So soft and pretty love the colors and technique you used!!!!

Kylie said...

LOVE, love, love your stunning card set, Sue and what lovely colours you have used, your cards are simply STUNNING!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sue Kohler said...

such a gorgeous gift set Sue!! the colours are magical as is the embossing! :)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love your card set. They are so pretty. Great way to use the whole stamp set.