Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Avery Elle Blog Hop Starts TODAY!


Today is a fun day because Imagine Crafts® / Tsukineko® & Avery Elle have paired up for a blog hop!  There are going to be a lot of amazing projects on the hop today showing how well Avery Elle and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko products work together.  We also have a fun giveaway, so be sure to visit all of the blogs participating. 
This week we are showcasing Avery Elle® stamps.  You know I love to make Master Boards using inks, paints and stamps and the stamps that I received from them are PERFECT for this.
I’ll be using To the Point™ and Bright Days™ stamps on my Master Board.  As usual when I make a Master Board I begin with a large piece of 140# watercolor paper.  This time I will not apply gesso to the paper I’ll just start with color.  I decided to mix my own spray inks this time with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® All-Purpose Ink™.  I did this by mixing equal parts of color with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko™ Ink Potion No. 9™ Blending Solution.  I used the All-Purpose ink in 10 Green Apple, 19 Cerulean Blue, 20 Tropical Lagoon, 71 Platinum and 11 Lemon Yellow.  I mixed five separate spritz bottles of inks, one of each color.  I sprayed the API mixture (All Purpose Inks) through different stencils and then blended the colors with additional sprays of my Ink Potion No. 9.  I had a separate piece of water color paper to blot the stencils on and ended up with two different looking Master Boards.  When these are dry they can be used as backgrounds or for Art Journal Pages.
Now my Avery Elle® stamps will come into play to create the next layer of interest.  I will add small lines, chevrons, circles and starbursts in IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn™ ink in Jet Black, IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™Wedding  Dress white and with clear IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®Versa Mark™ Watermark  ink and IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™in Clear.
Once this is completely dry I can start cutting it up and making projects, in this case I’m making some cards.
Once this is completely dry I can start cutting it up and making projects, in this case I’m making some cards.


Then start decorating the background.  In this case I made what looks like a dandelion (snowball full of seeds) all ready for you to blow on it and make a wish.





The next card is stamped with one of Pam Carriker’s Poetic Portraits, then Avery Elle’s “Merci”.  I added a smear of white gesso pushed through a circle stencil from the office supply store.  When everything is dry I matted it on black card stock, glued it to a white blank card and gave it a quick spray of IMAGINE Crafts® Goosebumps™ Texture Spray.

I really had a lot of fun with Avery Elle® stamps; I’ll be using them in other projects during the course of the month of June.  In case you want to try any of the products that I used today I have included a complete list of everything I used.
Product List
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®All-Purpose Ink in the following colors:
11 Lemon Yellow, 10 Green Apple, 19 Cerulean Blue, 71 Platinum and 20 Tropical Lagoon
IMAGINE Crafts® GooseBumps™Texture Spray
IMAGINE Crafts Ink Droppers™
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®Ink Potion No. 9™ Blending Solution
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®StazOn®Solvent Ink in Jet Black
 IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™Wedding Dress white
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®Versa Mark™ Watermark ink
IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™in Clear
140# water color paper
Black card stock
Two white 5” by 7” blank cards
White gesso

Tools
Avery Elle® stamps::To The Point™ and Bright Days™
Pam Carriker Poetic Portraits stamp
IMAGINE Crafts®Multi-Purpose Squeegee™
Stencils
Scissors, Cutting tool, adhesive


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog today.  If you would like to participate in the Blog Hop just click on the next blog on the list.  You won't be disappointed there are a lot of very talented people on this team!  Have a great day.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
 Nina Yang
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Donna Mikasa
Kasia Curry
Linda Lucas (Lovely Linda)
Emily Lanham     
Maureen Cronin     
Jennifer Ingle     
Naghma Husain     
Now it is time for our giveaway! Leave a comment below and/or on any of the posts in the hop to be entered to win.  We will be selecting two random winners.  One will win a $50 Avery Elle gift certificate and the other will win $50 worth of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko product! You have until June 14th to comment for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, June 17th.
Thanks for hopping with us!!



62 comments:

  1. Man.....these projects are "Out of this World" AWESOME!! You ROCK, Miss Renee!!!

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  2. Love the colors and designs you played with on these backgrounds! Both cards turned out terrific!

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  3. amazing background :) love it

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  4. amazing...love what you've done!

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  5. Renee- MERCI for the amazing background, how'd you know that I love that palette of colors?

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  6. awesome art journal. love the texture.

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  7. so gorgeous. i love seeing these stamps used in a new way!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  8. Your cards are fantastic Renee! Amazing backgrounds~I had no idea that you could mix ink potion No.9 with API and create a spritz. Awesome colors too!TFS

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  9. Wow, Renee, Wow! I always love the mixed media look but cannot pull it off myself. You make it look so easy and the result is amazing! Love!

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  10. I love the mixed media effect!

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  11. What a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing a great photo tutorial of Tsukineko products.

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  12. I love looking at your stuff Renee - and it always sounds like it just pours out of you! Beautiful! You inspire me!

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  13. a great way to use those stamps xxx

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  14. Love these Renee! I made my wish...
    Okay, it didn't come true...You are suppose to be at my house showing me how to do this, lol ;D

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  15. lovely, liked how you put the leaves with the stamps,beautiful .

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  16. Cool background papers created!

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  17. I really love your project Renee, so beautiful background and cards.... Merci merci merci hihi !!! And thank you for the chance to win ! (no time to go elsewhere, but happy to come on your blog !). Best wishes, Coco

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  18. wow what interesting and unique art...great use of the stamps

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  19. LOVE these! So much texture yet no additional weight! Great cards!~TFS!

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  20. Great backgrounds and use of these stamps.

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  21. Fabulous designs--love the colors!

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  22. Well this is different approach, but it works! Very cool!

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  23. Great projects! I really love all the layers and how you incorporated the stamps!

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  24. Fab project!! Love the technique you use!! Thanks for sharing

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  25. Gorgeous cards. Love the technique and the colors you used.

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  26. No matter what you create, Renee. they always come out beautiful!!! What beautiful background and cards. I've never heard of Avery Elle, but now I will keep an eye out for them. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  27. Such fantastic projects! I love the textures and all the details:) I wish I could touch them, lol!

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  28. Wow! Your cards are really amazing! I love how you played with these stamps and colors and all the fabulous texture...Gorgeous cards!

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  29. How artistic! I love your creativity! You make coloring the background look so easy, but I know it must certainly take skill!

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  30. Wow! I am still a bit timid when it comes to mixed media, but these are so inspiring!

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  31. great backgrounds for these!

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  32. Loving this Renee - fabulous colours and images - you are amazing! {{{hugs}}}

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  33. Love your creative take on the stamp sets.

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  34. Gorgeous colours. Love the all the texture the multiple stencil give to the background.

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  35. Amazing... And looks like so much fun too. Wonderful idea with the stamps. I love it.

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  36. Love the backgrounds you made with the stamps. The colors are awesome also!

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  37. Such an AWESOME Creation!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  38. Such a different way to use stamps. Didn't even think about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. So interesting to see how you use the AE stamps on your board. Fabulous colored BG you achieved with the inks too.

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  40. Your art journal is soooooooooo cool!!!

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  41. we're really into mixed media and backgrounds at the store; this is gorgeous; hope you don't mind if I share this on my blog with full credit to you! just let me know!

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  42. I just loooove how you use the stamp to create a flower! So clever! And this bright green is fabulous! Love your projects

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  43. All these comments...I kept having to scroll down! Love your background...gorgeous green and stenciling! She is beautiful as well!

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  44. These are awesome! Love the way you used those images... and the mixed media background is fabulous!

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