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 

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

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

  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

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

  5. Beautiful coloring on your stamped image.

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

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

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

  9. Lovely card with
    beautiful colors.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Oh this is really different I like it!

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


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