Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

We are excited to be back again today here at The Twinery, joining up with Serendipity Stamps for a wonderful 3-day blog hop! Designers from both design teams will delight you with projects created using our fabulous baker’s twine and a variety of products from Serendipity Stamps
You should have arrived here from: Jeanne Jachna's blog! 

Today I've coloured up the beautiful Daylily stamp from Serendipity Stamps:

As usual I sought inspiration from the internet and used this photo as my inspiration for the colours. I used Spectrum Noir markers to colour the image and a black chalk pencil with blending stump to add shadows. 

I love using the chalk pencil to add shadows that make the image seem 3-d. It's all about the parts of the image that overlap - add a shadow and it makes them pop! 


I also added a lot of texture to the card using various techniques, one being embossing the patterned paper. It's not obvious, but it's a neat tactile detail that's easy to do! 
The Twinery Twine used is Matte Black Shimmer


And as if the inspiration isn’t enough – you can also win a fabulous Sampler Pack of Solid Twines:
{$45 retail value}
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Here’s how you can enter to win the twine:
Leave a comment on each participating designer’s blog on the hop (and here on our blog, too!). This is a 3-day hop, so be sure to check back and comment each day.
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address along with your comments so we can have a way to contact you if you win.
For additional chances to win:
- Follow our blog. You can enter your e-mail to subscribe under the “Follow By Email!” heading in the blog sidebar.
- “Like” The Twinery on Facebook and leave a comment on our page letting us know you came from the blog hop.
The deadline to leave comments for the giveaway is at 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, August 1st. Check back here on Sunday, August 3rd to see if you’ve won!
Serendipity Stamps is giving away $25 gift certificate to their shop – you can find the details of how to enter to win on their blog.

Here's the whole hop list: 

Tobi Crawford (you're here)
Next -----> Holly Craft 

13 comments:

  1. Wow - this is gorgeous! Love the stamps and dies you used! I really like how you used the twine too!

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  2. You are amazing! I can't believe your coloring Tobi! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful card. the flowers are shaded so wonderfully. Love the cut of grass at the bottom of the card.
    The embossing of the patterned paper was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing an awesome card
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  4. Beautiful coloring and I like your choice of papers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  5. Beautiful coloring on your stamped image.

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  6. Love your colors. I will have to check out chalk pencils as I am not familiar with them.

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  7. Your coloring is spectacular. The flower looks so real. I also love your papers. makes everything pop. TFS

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  8. Sooooo cuuuute!!! Those are my colors!!!

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  9. Lovely card with
    beautiful colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Oh this is really different I like it!

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  11. Such beautiful colors on this card! I just love the way you colored the flowers!

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