You should have arrived here via Aga Baraniak's blog, but if not there is a complete list of participating blogs at the bottom of this post so you won't miss a thing!
Hop along and leave comments on each of the participants' blogs because there are some fabulous prizes being given away to two lucky commenters: a $50 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia or a $50 shopping spree at Visible Image.
You have until Monday, April 30th 11:59PM CST to leave comments and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1st on both the My Sweet Petunia and Visible image blogs.
I used DARE TO SWIM today for my first card.
I made my background using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique and Distress Inks. When it was dry, I used my Original MISTI, and lined up my stamp where I wanted on the watercolor panel. I did this for the sentiment as well, closing the lid, and slightly readjusting, according to the grid lines.
I added some diamond glitter paper for a sparkly background, as well as some aqua metallic thread. I love how it turned out!
My second is a rather free form design using
I made my background using acrylic paints, stencils, and my Gel Press. I decided to cut it off-square, and gave the black and pink back panels some interest by scoring at random intervals. My MISTI was perfect to restamp my images on top of the paint to get a solid image over the texture.
Thank you for stopping by!
Here is the complete list of the talented designers hopping today.
Your next stop is: Eileen Godwin!
Jellyfish is so lovely.. beautiful colours :)ReplyDelete
*Leaves a slice of birthday cake for you*
A lovely underwater scene!ReplyDelete
Fantastic backgrounds Judy! Very striking.ReplyDelete
You've used beautiful colour combinations on your cards and they make the stamps pop. gorgeous work xxReplyDelete
Great vibrant colours! They go so well with these stamps... TFS!ReplyDelete
Lovely bright creations xReplyDelete
Whenever you can add sparkle - always add sparkle! Simply beautiful designs!ReplyDelete
Lovely designs x loving the bright colours xReplyDelete
J'aime les deux.. la 1ère pour le fond des océans qu'il faudrait préserver et la seconde parce qu'elle est pleine de peps et qu'il faut voir la vie en couleurs ! ♥ReplyDelete
Wow! Awesome cards and colors!!!ReplyDelete
Great designs. Fabulous colour!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous projects. Beautiful colours xReplyDelete
Fabulous colourful projects, hugs P xxxxReplyDelete
Two very different cards...both fabulous. Love your colour choices.ReplyDelete
I keep hearing about the "Gel Press," so I am assuming it is NEW????? CAN'T WAIT to look for it! Your cards came out WONDERFULLY! I LOVE the backgrounds you've created & the images are STUNNING! ;) SUPER JOB! ;)ReplyDelete
Beautiful color combo blend, great jellyfish stampReplyDelete
lovely backgrounds for these wonderful stamps, Judy!ReplyDelete
Very pretty cards!ReplyDelete
two fantastic projects :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Wonderful sentiments too! I absolutely love the different color choice combinations for each card!ReplyDelete
I just love these cards Judy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, love the fine detail the thread gives.ReplyDelete
These look great Judy, I need to get out my Gel plate...can't live without my Misti.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. Love the Jellyfish card, the color combination and the sentiment. Awesome!ReplyDelete
Awesome cards! Love the added sparkle& that divine jellyfish!ReplyDelete
Amazing cards! Gorgeous backgrounds and color combinations. Great texture and dimension.ReplyDelete
I'm just starting out with a gel plate and loving discovering what you can do. Really love the eye card and vibrant background - must have a go at that!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic! Love the second one especially - such fun, vibrant colors.ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards Judy. Love the backgrounds. So colorful! Great images.ReplyDelete
Awesome cards! Love the pretty colors you used together.ReplyDelete
Love these! What a great idea to apply that thread at a very interesting angle and love the bright pop on the second. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your cards are beautiful ! I love your work with the colors.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards, love your backgrounds, perfect for these images, Cathy xReplyDelete
Pretty backgrounds! Love your color combos and the jellyfish and eye images!ReplyDelete
Lovely- great colors!ReplyDelete
HIya Judy thank you for sharing your fab projects, love the colors, the background and thank you so much for the inspiration Hugs Terry xxxReplyDelete
These two are gorgeous ! In color and in stamp choice. XxReplyDelete
beautiful cards :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards ..... great colour combinations xxReplyDelete
The background make the stamps really pop. Beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration.
Really love your dare to swim card! Great reminder also ;)ReplyDelete
Love the sparkly thread, 2 fabulous cards xxReplyDelete
Мои любимые дизайны штампов в красивом исполнении! Очаровательные открытки!ReplyDelete
Beautiful backgrounds for these fun stamps! Love your cards!ReplyDelete
love over your Gelli plate creations. Love the colours you have used.ReplyDelete
Lovely cards and gorgeous backgrounds!ReplyDelete
love these colorful cards - very creative:)ReplyDelete
Love the jellyfish.ReplyDelete
Stunning pink and yellow card background...super trendy!ReplyDelete
Awesome cards...great colors!ReplyDelete
What a stunning pair of cards !!ReplyDelete
Great colors on the backgrounds--love the jellyfish.ReplyDelete