ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Day 4 and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Friday, December 11, 2015


It's day four of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.  You'll find all the deets on the Stencil Blog Hop right here, as well as lots of amazing inspiration from the Design Team.




What's better than one blog hop?  How about two?  It's time for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop thanks to the amazing Amy Tsuruta!  Hope you can join in the fun...lots of prizes!

I was going for a sort of "northern lights" feel on this.  The background was made by smooshing three Distress Inks on my craft mat and adding in some Inka Gold before I misted it with water. Then I just dragged my watercolor card stock through it.  Great technique, inspired by my sweet friend, Loll! She has a tutorial here using just the Inka Gold.  I am totally in love with this color combo:)

Next, I added some white crackle paste through my ARTplorations Coffee Cup stencil and let it dry. The sentiment was curved to mimic the roundness of the coffee cup.  There's a lot of very subtle shimmer on this from the Inka Gold, the Frantage encrusted jewel kit and the clear mini beads...wish you could see it in real life :) The final touch...some snowflake brads I've had in my stash forever.

Stencil Blog Hop Prizes:
  • FIVE (5) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by December 13: 
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.


Challenges entered:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Anything But Cute:  You've Got Happy Mail



Back soon with more my sweet friends...

55 comments

  1. Wowzers LeeAnne! This is gorgeous. Love the sparkle and the crackle. The colors are amazing. GREAT JOB!!!

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  2. WOW, love the colors you have used. Gorgeously sparkly card:)

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  3. Wow!!!! This is amazing! The detail on your project, great northen light colors!

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  4. This is so pretty Lee-Anne :) Love the soft colours you used and the sparkle is amazing! I really need that stencil.
    Kate xx

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  5. Very pretty Card ..Liked the blings n colors !!

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  6. WOW!! This is so gorgeous!! LOVE the colors and all of the sparkly snowflakes on your design here! :)

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  7. Love your colours on this one and that stencil is just perfect

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  8. Ooooooo! Beautiful Lee-Anne. Northern lights indeed! I love the smooshing technique. :)

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  9. Oh, Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the stencil! Wonderful background and added bling!

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  10. This is gorgeous Lee-Anne, your background colours look absolutely fabulous. Carol x

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  11. Gorgeous card, Lee Anne, I love what you did with the stencil! A time for friends and family, Happy Holidays!

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  12. I love the swirl of colors and that great embossed cup! Gorgeous card!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  13. Color me blown away - LOVE!! The background on this is fantastic and all the extra sparkle is just perfect!

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  14. That is just fabulous! Those colors are swoon worthy! I need to remember that combo! :)

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  15. Whirlwind of color displaying the coffee cup, and the beautiful colored background. Beautiful card.

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  16. This card is so perfect with Christmas and coffee theme...so stunning! :)
    Suchi xx

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  17. Very pretty. Love that beautiful colored background. TFS

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  18. This is so pretty, love your card! Awesome colors and background.

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  19. Amazing smooshing! What fun colors and they work so well together. Love the curving sentiment on your cup too. The sparkle is so festive and pretty. Great card. Bev

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  20. Loved the background inspired by Northern light and crackle texture !

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  21. What gorgeous colors and I love the shinies!

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  22. Holy cow Lee-Anne, this is my favourite one yet!! That background is just stunning and I love the crackle paste, adds so much texture!! You should really enter this into our Happy Mail challenge this month at Anything But Cute, it's such a perfect fit for our theme. hugs :)

    http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/12/challenge-8-youve-got-happy-mail.html

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  23. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!love the colors and the bling!

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  24. Crackle paste!! Forgot I wanted that. Your card is delicious by the way! Love the background and the bling and the stencil and the crackle! Awesome!

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  25. So kewl with the crackle paste it's a great card

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  26. wow the crackle and the colors are gorgeous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  27. Gorgeous glitter and texture on your creative design. I would love to have a cup of tea with you my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  28. Those colors are just stunning - beautiful card.

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  29. Lovely textured cup and what lovely background!!

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  30. Beautiful! Love the colors and the sparkle!

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  31. Pretty swirl of colors on your background! Very cool :-)

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  32. Love this crackled cup stenciling with gorgeous color BG, totally swoon me away!

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  33. LOVE this Lee-Anne. The background is incredibly gorgeous - wow. Well - for that matter - the entire card just makes me feel happy and warm inside. It is a gorgeous make. You are so talented. WOW. j.

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  34. This is the prettiest wintery card :) the sparkling snowflakes is a cool touch !

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  35. So beautiful! I love Inka Gold. In your photo it appears to look like opalescent sparkle. So pretty! Wish I could come see it IRL.

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  36. Now This is my kind of fabulous! Stunning, gorgeous, unique and scruptious colors! I could go on and on.

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  37. Such an awesome use of this stencil! Looks amazing~

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  38. WOW, that is one gorgeous looking cup of coffee, LOVE this!!!

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  39. Lovely mixed media approach to the coffee!

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  40. WOW ... AMAZING! LOVE the colours of your background with all the shimmer and shine of your frantage. And I LOVE this stencil ... so awesome done in crackle paste. xx

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  41. Such gorgeous card with beautiful colours and awesome texture! Loving your shimmer and shine background!
    Thank you so much for joining in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs! Branka DT x

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  42. Beautiful card! Love the colors and texture

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  43. What a cool background!!! So wintery and festive!

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  44. Background is so dreamy! Love the sparkly snowflakes.

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  45. Background is so dreamy! Love the sparkly snowflakes.

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  46. Wow! What a beautiful card with that shimmery colorful background! The crackled coffee design is wonderful against that brilliant backdrop! Love your non traditional colors! Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  47. Gorgeous!!!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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