Monday, June 23, 2014

DecoArt, Stampendous, & Princeton Artish Brush Co: Perfect together!

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I'm so excited to be participating in this week's collaborative blog hop with DecoArt , StampendousPrinceton Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe. Artists from around the world are joining together to show you what you can do with stamps and acrylic paint!

There will be prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics. Princeton Brushes, through Willow Wolfe, is supplying a Select Brush Set and a Catalyst Wedge. Stampendous is giving away a Stampendous Creative Palette!

How can you win? Simply hop to each blog and leave a comment! Three winners from the states will win the fabulous package. BUT because we have so many international players this time, DecoArt has agreed to mail out three nice sample packages to international commenters as well.

I'm the last stop on the hop!  You should have arrived here from Jessa Plant's blog.

Here's my card! 

Cowgirl Boots was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was set aside while I worked on the background. 

Americana Bleached Sand Acrylic paint was sponged over 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore to create a neutral off-white base. I pulled out my new DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics from DecoArt's new Mixed Media Program to use on this project. Titanium White, Blue Green Light, and Cobalt Teal Hue Media Fluid Acrylic paints were mixed on a palette, dry-brushed over the Bleached Sand background, and allowed to dry. Burnt Sienna Media Fluid Acrylic paint, also from the new line, was watered down and brushed over the aqua/turquoise-ish layer.

Americana Bleached Sand Acrylic paint was sponged over a scrap of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock, then dry-brushed with Burnt Sienna Media Fluid Acrylic paint. Watered Burnt Umber Media Fluid Acrylic paint was brushed over the Burnt Sienna layer, then a bit of watered Payne's Gray Media Fluid Acrylic paint, was brushed over it to deepen the color a tad. One-Step Crackle was brushed on and left to do its thing. I was delighted to discover that this combination yielded a wonderful cracked-leather look, which you can see in the following close-up photo!


Metallic Gold Media Fluid Acrylic paint was sponged around both painted pieces of cardstock. A Doodlebug Frills fringed border was sponged with Old Paper Distress ink and the card front was assembled.

More textures were needed, so I searched my stash and found very old natural-colored Twill tape, a horseshoe charm, and a buckle die, which I used to die-cut thin cardboard. The buckle and the metal charm were painted with Metallic Gold Media Fluid Acrylic paint. These pieces were added to the card front, which was adhered to the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

In case you missed anything and/or want to revisit, here's today's blog hop list!

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria) 

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Julie Robertson (UK)

Asia King (Oxford, England)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

Kathi Rerek (New Jersey, USA)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day's posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.

Here are the Official Rules.

49 comments:

  1. Cute post for the blog hop! Love those boots. Suz xxx

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  2. very very cute, I love the background effect and the colors.

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  3. A great start to the week. Fun.

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  4. Your card is fantastic! I love the background!! Such a fabulous hop with amazing products!!

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  5. Yee Haw! What a very cool card! Thanks for the instructions.

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  6. This is absolutely amazing! What a showstopper this is!! Great use of the goodies and you have inspired me! TFS!

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  7. Very different use for the paints

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  8. Love, love, love the background on this. It is so perfect for the stamped design and the embellishments. Thanks for the details on how you created the background look! Everything just came together perfectly!

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  9. How cute! Love the background!

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  10. Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.

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  11. Your Cowgirl Boots card is FANTASTIC! Love the extra embellishments and the background is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week!!

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  12. Such a fun project! I love seeing all the different ways to use all these fabulous products.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Your card is so fun and really authentic! Could send this to my true cowgirls!! LOL! Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118641771408974144/

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  14. boot scooting. Fun card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great card. I love the cowboy boots and the twill ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. Hi Kathi, I'm so happy to see your name in the blog list! :)
    Well, back to your artwork... Wow! Your card using the Decoart paints is absolutely fantastic!! So very clever and beautifully executed. I love your painted backgrounds and your choice of image, also the detail of horseshoe shape! Great work, and fab blog hop, I'm very happy to join in. Bises Coco

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  17. Woooowzers! Fantastic card Kathi! I love your colouring on the boots and your background look superb!:)

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  18. I'm in love with your background layers and they fit perfectly with your stamped image. Cool card (:o)

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  19. Love it! Need to go boot scooting! Too cute!

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  20. That's such a cute card you've made Kathi! Lots of people would love to receive that card, I'm sure.

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  21. love love your card. what a bunch of great techniques. i have always shied away from burnt umber, never knew how to use it. i will definitely follow your tutorial and get some experience with it now. thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. Love the rustic feel of your background with the fun cowgirl boots!

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  23. Fabulous inspiration and thanks for a chance to win :)

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  24. Very cute, especially love your coloring skills!

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  25. Love the colors and texture and also the horseshoe and buckle.

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  26. Wonderful idea would love to try this product...

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  27. Hi Kathi! Such a nice surprise to find you here on this wonderful blog hop! Your card is so cute! It has lots of charm and personality :) great job!

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  28. What a cute card! Love your textures!

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  29. Wow, Kathi, this is so cool! Love the image & coloring! And your bg papers are fabulous! Really love all the texture you created on them. And the embellishments are perfect! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  30. What a fun little card. Thanks for sharing the techniques you used. Looking forward to trying them out.

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  31. Picked up some great tips here, thanks. Your card is fabulous!

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  32. This is just the cutest...lovin' those cowgirl boots and the background is fabulous!!

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  33. An adorable card that would brighten up anyone's day. Love the layout and colours.

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  34. Loving this! What a great background.

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  35. How cauttttteee is this card!!! OMG I just adore this!!! I would love to create things like this... Thanks for Inspiring me! <3 xo

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  36. She is very sweet and sassy;) adorable project! thanks for sharing it, -con

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  37. That is just really a very cute card.

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  38. What a fun card, but the background you've created is seriously amazing

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  39. Love the texture from the sponging - great background to a fun card.
    Alison x

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  40. I love the background - it has a wood-look to it

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