Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop

Hi, everyone! Welcome to Skipping Stones Design's Blog Hop to celebrate the release of a new stamp set, "Always Here." I am thrilled to be part of this blog hop. My super talented friend Krissy Ng is one of the masterminds behind the designing of this gorgeous stamp set. Congrats, girl! So proud and happy for you! =)

If you just happened upon my blog today, you'll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design Blog. You should have arrived from Amanda Sewell's blog.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another fabulous sketch from Maren Benedict! We'd love for you to play along with the sketch and link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. Just remember to use the keywords SSD040 if you are uploading to any onling galleries. Here is the fabulous sketch:

Here is my card:

Isn't this butterfly gorgeous? I am in love with the intricate designs on the wings! I stamped it on a piece of rustic cream cardstock and colored it with Copic.

The sentiments in this set are very versatile. I love the elegant look of the different fonts!

I spritzed some pearlized water before I stamped the backgrounds with distress ink. All the paper edges are inked with tea dye. The seam binding is also dyed with tea dye to match.

That's all I have and it's time to send you to Dina Kowal's blog! Just in case any of the link broke along the way, you can always go to Kandi Phillips' blog for the master list! Have fun hopping! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Skipping Stones Design (butterfly, sentiment), Hero Arts (backgrounds)
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
corner rounder: Fiskars
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Copics used: V15, V12, V000, BG01, B000, B0000

43 comments:

cashemere said...

Hi Alice!!!
I love this paper and the butterfly too. So beautiful, like always!
I love your work!
Kisses from your brazilian friend,
D├ębora

Jingle said...

Wow! This is stunning, Alice! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

down_memory_lane said...

Oh my this is beautiful!!! I LOVE the wheat and subtle background and the vibrant colours of the butterfly really pop. :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Alice, this is so gorgeous!! Love it!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE what you did with the new stamp set! You sure know how to make them shine!! xoxo

deesdesigns said...

Stunning! Love the butterfly!

AnitaRex said...

WOW! Your card is soft yet striking at the same time! :>

Laura O'Donnell said...

just beautiful!

Kryssi said...

i just knew you'd make me proud, alice! so glad too have you on board with me, your card is just lovely!

skippy stamps said...

A-mazing card!! WE'd LOVE to have you as a guest in an upcoming month! Would you email me? Thanks for teh inspiration
~hugs
Heather

Chelsea said...

Very pretty. I'm loving this set!

Jane said...

Gorgeous!!

Stephanie said...

I really like this card and set

BabyBokChoy said...

Tea dye, wow, did you make the tea and dye it or is it in an ink thing that I could buy? I'm hoping for the latter!

Holly said...

such a pretty card Alice! I love the soft background of the wheat like grasses!

Amy said...

Just when I think I can't be any more amazed by the cards you make, you put something up like this...it's breathtakingly beautiful Alice!

~amy~ said...

wow...lovely job...

Diane Jaquay said...

Gorgeous card Alice, LOVE that beautiful butterfly!

Helen F. said...

Alice, this is such a lovely card! Loving this set of stamps :o)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I just LOVE this Alice!

Dotty Jo said...

This is just lovely Alice, that butterfly is gorgeous and I love your stylish take on the sketch! Jo x

slinkycat said...

Very Beautiful Alice! You always have such amazing detail.

Leanne x

Tasha said...

WOWZER Alice this is sensational. The butterfly is beautiful
love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

Rather nice site you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

Julia Kuree

~kelly marie~ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that butterfly!

Courtney K said...

so, so pretty alice!

Camishel said...

Love how you did the butterfly..gorgeous!

Chelsea said...

Oh yes, the sketch if fabulous and so is your card. That butterfly is also Fa-Bu-Lous!!! lol Really Alice, your work is always so beautiful.
Luv,
Chelsea

Kelly Booth said...

this is just gorgeous Alice...Love it and sop Proud of Kryssi too!!!

Tyggereye said...

Gorgeous Alice. That butterfly looks embossed. I love the colors. Its an amazing card. :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the wheat background as a soft setting to your gorgeous butterfly.

Stamping Cafe said...

This is stunning, Alice! Love everything about it!!

donna mikasa said...

Such a beautiful card, Alice! LOOOVE that butterfly and Kryssi's sentiments are pretty awesome! Love the mixed fonts!

Sasya said...

this is simply beautiful!!!

Mirabelka said...

gorgeous card! very connected to the nature. fabulous background!

Silli said...

WONDERFUl...I love the bg, love the colors... Great work...always.

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

This card is so beautiful!! Love this new stamp set!

Tiffany said...

Wow, so love the subtle look of the grass stamp!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautiful!!!

Jill said...

So soft and pretty! And the coloring on the butterfly--WOW!

catnap said...

I love what you did with the butterfly, and the papers and background you chose. Beautiful card.

Barb's Boys said...

Beautiful, so soft.

Monika Reeck said...

ach my Alice so wonderful Bfly...love your take on the sketch dear

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