Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Annabelle Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  Today I have the honour of joining the AnnaBelle Stamps team as a Guest Designer!!  Thank you so much to Andrea and the girls for having me today!  Most of you would know that my username at Splitcoaststampers is Wattle - so how could I refuse the opportunity of showcasing this beautiful set called Acacia, which is a WATTLE!!!!  I can't tell you how long I have wanted someone to bring out a Wattle stamp!!!  :)  Not only that, but this set has been designed by Iwona Palamountain  (aka Chupa) and hasn't she done a beautiful job!!!  When it comes to flowers, nothing says Australia more, than the green and gold of our National Flower!

I began with a base of white card, layered with green bazzill and some October Afternoon Fly A Kite DP.  The vertical panel is more green (punched with the MS Woodland Branch punch) and topped with more DP.  Over this I've added some white organdy ribbon and then some white satin ribbon.  I've stamped the Wattle image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (Y21, Y28, Y17, YG91, G82, BG93, BG96, C5, 0).  It was cut out with Label 18 Nestabilities and then I sponged a little Memento Summer Sky around my flowers.  It is matted with more green bazzill cut with Label 17 Nestabilities and the whole panel is popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment is also from Acacia and has been made into a notched tag which is adhered between the white satin bow and yellow button.  Finally I added a couple of pearl drops to the right corners.

Stamps - Acacia (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Green Bazzill, October Afternoon Fly A Kite DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Label 17, Label 18 Nestabilities, MS Woodland Branch Punch, White Organdy and White Satin Ribbon, Yellow Button, Gold Cord, Teardrop Pearls, Foam Tape.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop
Come and join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month as we have fun sharing a new set with you!  
Play along with us for your chance to win the Blog Hop set!

How to Play :
Playing along is now even easier!  You can leave a comment on one or all of the DT blogs and add your name using the Inlinkz tool which can be found on any of the DT blogs.


Each Hop a random winner will be drawn and if you've commented on the mystery DT blog then you will be the winner of the Blog Hop set!   The hop will run for 1 week and the winner will be announced the following Tuesday!

Next in the hop is ANDREA!!!


29 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh YAY! I can't tell you how excited I was, when Andrea told me that you're the Guestie! It's an honour to have the Queen of Copics playing with my stamp, and what a wonderful job with colouring indeed!
I'm stoked. Really.
Thanks so much!! :)

Betty Benton said...

Well, aren't you just the perfect person to be showcasing this set! Your card is just stunning -- love how you stamped on the ribbon!

Leigh said...

I love this stamp set and you've done a fabulous job of showcasing it Kathy. Brilliant.

Marisa said...

I have never heard of a Wattle other than your screen name. I thought they were Lilies of the Valley when I first saw them because they look very similar. How fun for you :) Fabulously coloured and a great card!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh Kathy, this is fabulous. I love the sweet image and your coloring always blows me away. :)
Hugs~

Sue W said...

This truly was the erfect stamp for you Kathy! Lovely card!

Susan Hogan said...

Wattle, this card is beautiful, and the colouring is fantastic. I love it - I too was please to see a purely Australian emblem appear in a stamp set.

nicoleqmullen said...

Oh this is just wonderful, love the new set and love your beautiful card!!

CardArTart said...

You got the colours just perfect, looks wonderful, and my isn't Chupa talented! beautiful stamp set!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Noice that your stamp dream came true, it is a lovely version too... nice job with all the yellow in the BG and the border punch, fabbo!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Simply beautiful Kathy! Love the rich colours and a gorgeous LO!
Thank you for joining us this week on our hop :)
Hugs,
Andrea

Carol Southern said...

I'm with you Kathy, a Wattle stamp how lovely, thanks Iwona. What a beautiful card you made with this image, love it.

Kerry Steger said...

Hi Kathy!! Your card is just stunning! Love your colouring and the balance of all the other elements on the card. Just fabulous!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You've showcased this absolutely perfectly... beautiful card! So happy to have you share it with us!

pam124 said...

Look like I've been "wattled" Kathy. Hope that's not a bad word in Australia. Oooh, I bet your heart sang with delight over this Australian emblem for Australia. You used it perfectly with the beautiful coloring, nestie, color and border punch. Way 2 go Kathy!

pam124 said...

Okay, I messed up the wording on my comment - It's the national floral emblem for Australia! Gee, maybe one day I'll get my brain back. If you find it, send it over. I'll pay the postage!

Patty said...

I love how you colored this image and how the dies pop it out...beautiful!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! This is A-mazing! Love the coloring, perfect use of the SB labels. How wonderful you finally have a WATTLE stamp! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Now how cool is that to have a stamp of your land's flower...and your screen name! This looks gorgeous Kathy- the rich greens on the leaves really sets off the yellow of the flowers.

Ida said...

Congrats on your Guest DT Position for AB stamps. Your card is gorgeous. I had no idea what "wattle" was but now I know. It's such a beautiful flower.

Becky O said...

Annabelle, What a great set for you to work with.I love your card! The colors are wonderful and the flower just pops.

Kylie said...

WOW Kathy,
What a truly gorgeous card! LOVE your design and your colouring is amazing!
I'm loving everything about your gorgeous card!

Take care,
Kylie X

Gab said...

What a beautiful stamp - and I love how you coloured it. Great card!

Sammibug said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Love the yellow background. it really brings out the flowers!

Theresa said...

Great card...lovely stamp and sounds like you are the one to make the best of coloring this flower. Not familiar with this plant but it looks a bit like the lily of the flowers that we have in the states. Lovely job!!

Naomi said...

Oh wow, this is STUNNING! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful card and stamp, and your coloring is gorgeous! I wondered where the "wattle" came from in your user name. All I could think of was that flappy, fleshy, pendulous, wrinkly thing on a turkey's neck, and I was pretty sure that's not what you had in mind. Congrats on your guest spot! You're going to do fabulous things for them!

Sandy G said...

What a lovely card and wonderfully coloured image.

Trexxann said...

The wattle stamp is great and your colouring is amazing!

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