Friday 15 May 2015

It's All Clear Now - Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Big Blog Hop Finale!

Let me introduce you to our hosts today - Stampendous! and Clear Scraps! Woot woot! :-)

Yes, this week both design teams have been playing together creating beautiful and original projects - if you missed the previous posts be sure to check them out. You really don't want to miss all this creativity that's been shared this week!

My first contribution this week was this shabby chic Mother's Day card that I shared on Monday. But, in case you missed it, yesterday I also shared a Father's Day card which was my DT make for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

When I started working on my DT assignment I was surrounded by lots of delicious Stampendous and Clear Scraps goodies so I HAD to throw them all in the mix :). My card features a really cool technique with gold leafing on acrylic sheets - if you'd like to find out more, hop over here to see my full tutorial.

And since we're having a blog hop, of course we also have prizes! We have three prize packages up for grabs and each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents (NB. the winner must have a US shipping address).

But there's also a little (or not so little ?) surprise for Aussie crafters! The Stencil Specialists, one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US players! For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering: a Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould, A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems. WOW… what a fantastic prize package!
Here's what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning. Visit all the participating blogs throughout the week and leave some love to let us know you've visited. The more love you share, the higher your chance to win. And most importantly - prepare yourself to be totally inspired!
And now it's time to show you my humble offering for today's hop - a CAS card! I know! Me and CAS don't usually play together (I confess, I am a devoted follower of 'more is more' approach lol). But this time I just wanted to keep the design fairly simple to showcase this fabulous Jumbo Parrot stamp set. This card is soon going to fly to my big brother for his upcoming birthday. We have a bit of a family 'story' involving parrots so I couldn't resist the possibility to use this theme for my brother's card :).  

My card is quite media-licious as I used a lot of different mediums (is it just me thinking that the word 'media' somehow doesn't sound right...?).

I started off by stamping my lovely birdie onto Authentique Nomad paper (Adventure collection) and coloured it with Inktense pencils. The colours I used are Bright Blue, Hooker's Green, Dark Aquamarine, Poppy Red, Sepia Ink, Cadmium Yellow, Golden Yellow, Tan and Iris Blue. After colouring I fussy cut the image.

To create my card I used one of the acrylic sheets from the Mixable Lovely 5.75 x 7 Album which I secured to the card's base with Adhesive Sheets. To create the 'colourful jungle' background I added lots of splatters using DecoArts acrylic paints (Bright Green, Red Alert, Bright Yellow, Ocean Blue as well and white and black).

Once the paint was dry I stamped the Grunge Birthday sentiment with Jet Black StazOn. For the background I used BoBunny Sweet Life -Inspire paper which I stamped with Emerald City StazOn Mini and also splatted with paints.

That's all from me and I hope you enjoyed it :). Here is the list of the inspirational makes that await you today:

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! Don't forget to also check my Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for more ideas on using your stamps and acrylic sheets. And if you've enjoyed my offerings, how about signing up to follow my blog so you can see what's I'm up to in the future? :)

Have a fantastic and creative weekend!

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Pamellia said...

I'm with you Joanna, I don't really do CAS, but you have pulled it off swimmingly! This is just gorgeous! hugs :)

Unknown said...

Great background. Very lovely card.

Unknown said...

Your brother will love this fab card Joanna! I love the clear look and will have to get this product. I see a mini album featuring it in my future lol. The parrot stamps rocks too! xx

barbara macaskill said...

I am allergic to CAS! I break out in hives and can't breathe if I try to go near CAS.
LOVE your parrot and all of the splatters are perfect in my opinion! I bet your brother will love this! TFS!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. The parrot is colored so nicely. the background is great. Love these clear sheets.
thanks for sharing
Illinois -

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That bird is awesome!!! Great coloring. TFS

cghundley said...

I love your parrot!
Great card, neat way
to make the front
Carla from Utah

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cars is so pretty! I love the splatters and your coloring on the parrot is so pretty too.

Pam Hornschu said...

Another wonderful Asia-licious project! Love the paint spatters and the border of paper at the top.

Jan Garber said...

Thanks for showing all those steps! I would never have guessed how you got so many textures and elements onto that one card! Gorgeous!
Jan- Arizona

Kristine Reynolds said...

fabulous birthday card!

GinaF said...

Awesome job on this card! Love the coloring on the parrot and all of the splatters! Such a treat. said...

I just love how you made your beautifully colored card!! Love how the parrot's feathers fall down and the splatter of paint on the clear front! Such a great affect and so artistic! Am so inspired!!!!

Janis said...

This parrot is awesome!!! Love the spatters of colors!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Tracy Welham said...

That's gorgeous! Very unique! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

McStamper said...

Great card. Love the bright colors.

LaChelle Unger said...

Asia I just love your work! What am awesome card!

Unknown said...

Love it! the colors, the texture, the layers....all awesome!

Sue D said...

Fabulous. I like the colorful bird.

Jean said...

This is just wonderful!

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