The Stamping Boutique Spring Fever Blog Hop

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Welcome to the TSB Blog Hop! If you’ve just arrived from Amanda’s blog, you’re in the right place. If not, get back there get started. I’m stop 2, so you’re not far off track.

It seems the DT ladies are sick of snow and wanted to bring a little sunshine and flowers to the blog world. Of course, here in Northern California, sunshine and flowers are an almost-daily occurrence, and I haven’t seen snow in 2 years, but they don’t like it when I rub that in.

Tracey made us some adorable spring-time images, which are available through the TSB website now. But, if you participate in the hop, you could win all four images for FREE! All you have to do is comment on each blog in the hop to be eligible to win. You have between now and 6PM EST on Sunday, February 20 to complete the hop.

Our projects for the hop all use one of the four new images, as well as a sketch designed by Amanda. I used the Picket Fence image, and this is my take on the sketch:

To color the image, I printed it onto watercolor paper, then used my Distress Inks as paint. Just smear a bit of the color you want onto your craft sheet, give it a spray or two with water, and go at it with a paintbrush. It’s such a fun technique, and so easy!

Card Recipe:
Paper: Kangaroo and Joey – Smile Line, Bienfang – Watercolor
Image: The Stamping Boutique – Picket Fence
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovals and Petite Ovals
Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone, Old Paper, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick
Flowers: Do-Jiggies

I hope you like my card, and come back to visit soon, but now it’s time to move on to Christy D’s blog to continue the hop. Happy Spring!

33 Comments on “The Stamping Boutique Spring Fever Blog Hop”

  1. Hestia's Helper

    Hooray! Do I get to be the first comment!
    This is great, Christy! I love this soft color scheme!


  2. Miranda

    lovely card Christy, the colourconbo is very beautiful, soft and fresh
    and indeed your fence looks like real wood

  3. Michelle Single

    If your card weren't so darn cute, I'd be sticking my tongue out at you for the weather comment!

  4. alethea

    I love how you have used the distress inks to colour your image. I haven't tried that yet!! But your image looks amazing.!

  5. Jennifer McGee

    I love your coloring technique on this card – as it's my favorite. And your card is beautiful.

  6. Sara

    Christy… Your card is awesome! Thanks so much for explaining your coloring technique! I will definately have to try it! I love all the designer papers that you used and how you distress them too! Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

  7. Marlene Diefendorf

    So soft and beautiful… your bright DP really sets this off. Thanks for the reminder to use my distress inks like paing, I keep forgetting.

  8. Auntie Em

    I love all the texture you got with your painting technique. And your little flower accents match perfectly. Great job!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  9. Mrs Weyremaster

    Beautiful card, love the colouring of the image, I really must try printing onto watercolour paper.
    Thanks for sharing

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