Tuesday 10 July 2012

Scrapbook Boutique July Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge


Today I'm joining the girls from Scrapbook Boutique for the July Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge, hope you'll join us for both.  

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Sue K's  blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Tuesday 17th July. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Wednesday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

I think you'll enjoy the prize this month from Penny Black   

Why not play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration and "make one for the boys" You could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.
(Link your project on the SB Blog before 31/7/12)

I had some fun with Distress ink markers for the main panel on my card.  
Just scribbling some ink to the back of an acrylic block and spritzing with water, then pressing to some watercolour card.  Love the way it blends the faded jeans and worn lipstick.  
Then I flicked some watered down faded jeans over the dried card and sponged some areas I'd masked with a heart shape. 
Next I added stamps from Prima Marketing Musicale stamp set.  
It's starting to take shape but I wanted to add a bit of sparkle, so sprayed some Mister Huey's Calico shine over the card and wrapped some silver twine, finishing it off at the back of the card.

My base card is 4.25" x 5.5" with a layer of embossed blue card. The  folder is Spellbinders 
M-Bossabilities - So Trendy.
A layer of gingham card from lilybee designs 'Double Dutch' followed by two banners hand cut from core'dinations card stock. 

I'm loving how much fun you can have with these new distress markers......Have you tried them yet?

Off you go to Therese's blog I'm sure her beautiful project will inspire you to join in.........



Angela said...

wow! so many techniques Sue! I love the spritz look and the effect it made, will have to try that!!

Vicki said...

Great work Sue. Not sure my scribbling would come up looking so great! TFS. Thanks for the opportunity.

Elaine coustley said...

you have put a lot into this creation a real beauty. Love the embossed background colours have worked well.x

Unknown said...

Always love your creations, so different and extremely lovely..x

craftieodmae said...

I love the card, the layout and paper are awesome!!!!

Karen M said...

Lovely card - great colours and design, hugs x x

Melissa M said...

That splash of red really draws you in, love the card.

Jacquie Hay said...

Great design

rawie said...

Love this card, love the colours

Carolyn said...

great card I love the effect of the spritz

Sue said...

all those techniques together make for another gorgeous card, I am loving the embossing too! :)

Granmargaret said...

Great card Sue
I am glad you joined the blog hop.

lostinpaper said...

Looks like you had a ball with those markers.... I'm trying not to buy them, but I know that won't last for long, especially looking at this. Great masculine design Sue, love the pop of red!

Janelle said...

What a great use of the distress markers to create a background. I've just got mine and now I can have some fun with them. The colours have worked really well together. Thanks!

spikeyjen said...

Am so loving the blue cards this month, the touch of red is nice and the stamping is wonderful

Danielle said...

Love the colors you have used! Great work..