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Friday, August 11, 2017

Catch A Wave Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Catch A Wave
Blog Hop

Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!

You should have arrived from Marji-
but if you need to catch the first wave in
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win 3 digital images of your choice

Be sure to check out her shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!

For this blog hop, I decided to make another page for my ongoing album,
please check this links for the other pages: monthly-challenge-61CCC3 challenge and each year.

Here is the 2 pages together with a transparency in-between:

Here the supplies, I used and the steps:

1.- Water color the image from PND: Mermaid Ellie in Clam Shell and cut strips of specialty paper included in a monthly kit from Hero Stamps:

2- color the waves from the specialty paper with a liquid ink, which has a nice shimmer to it

3- add the paper strips to the background and add some bubbles to the watercolored-image using the Nuvo Chrystal drops, also included in the monthly kit from Hero Stamps:

a closer look to the bubbles:

4- Add some dimension with glitter paste  and stencils from BoBunny:

5- Add the image to the finished background. I also cut some photo mats out of mesh and I made one out of the step 2-prepared wave papers. and add some die cuts and some sequins:

I stamped: The world is your Oyster, you are the Pearl.

For the transparency:
1- add sponge some waves using Fluessiges Edelmettal from Viva and a Hero Stamps stencyl:

2- some dimension

3- the title: Como Peces en el Agua (like fish in water):

4- adding some finishing touches with enamel accents: fish-eyes, whole in the letters to make them more readable:
finished transparency
 I left some space in the middle for a picture:

the back:

The front against the other page:

I hope you enjoy my mini-tutorial and on-going pages for this Galveston trip mini-album.

Now SURF on over to Miranda-

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge #61

Happy birthday month dear scrappers,
A new challenge at Connie Can Crop here You can read further....
"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""Welcome to August! 

Summer is in full swing and when I think of summer here I think of the ocean and sunsets and the gorgeous colors they bring! So these colors inspired me to come up with the challenge this month.
Entries are due by Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
the mini-album by Heart of Texas, 

This month's challenge is 

Create a project using Watercolors somewhere on it!

You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered name it! 

You can create anything you'd like as long as you use watercolors and be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge.
Please create one layout, card, or other project. 
Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 
When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win 3 digital images of your choice

Be sure to check out her shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook HERE


My take on this challenge is actually part of an on-going not-so-mini-album, I have working on since 3 years.
I made this album as part of a CCC3 challenge and each year, I add more pages to it. I like to experiment different techniques on each page, here I did watercoloring on the mermaid image (from Paper Nest Doll, nautical-mermaid-avery) with pearl watercolors:


1. add glitter paste to the splahes cutouts from Connie Crafty Cart:

2. Punch out sand-dollars and add sand texture paste:

3. Use these 2 liquid inks to add some teal to the background using a Hero Arts waves stencil:

And to the speciallty paper.


It is difficult to capture the pearlescence color of these watercolors.
I used a flower die to cut the rock out of a leftover paper from: 
this layout,

I added some sequins here and there to make pretend bubbles:

And some alge diecuts from speciallty paper included in this set.

ups I flipped this image:

The sand-dollar ins partially glued to add the picture bellow.

I tried to add layers and texture using the waves from the speciallty paper.


liquid glass (CTMH), Bazzil paper, Hero Stamps/die set, sequins, and much more.

Thank you for checking in and I appreciate your feedback and following.
Many blessings

Some fun challenges:

hand stamped sentiments: hss-inspiration-challenge-269

Thursday, July 20, 2017

DT: Bloom

Dear scrappers,
This is my DT post for Connie Can Crop. I made a card using the digital image, 



Here is my card, made with many leftovers from other projects:


Some close ups: 

I tried to add as much shine as I could using the metallic stabilos  and the dazzles. The leftover sunflower sticker had some glitter on it and the cabachon in the middle. I included
 some vines leftover cuts from an old project to add some dimension to the image as well.

I used the following materials: including rub-on sentiment and Authentic 6x6 paperpack from Connie's Crafty cart ...

I hope you enjoyed this card and decide to join us in this month's challenge:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #60
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, July 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

thank you for stopping by

Here some challenges,
 I'm participating :