Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ken Oliver Crafts/Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!
The hop will run for two days...
(March 4 and 5, 2016)
with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver and Impression Obsession blogs each day at 8:00 AM EST. 
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams blogs for a chance to win.
(only one comment per blog please)
The more blogs you visit the better your chances to win. 
Ken Oliver will be giving away a set of Color Burst to two lucky winners and 
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 to two lucky winners! 
Comment entries will be open until 9:00 PM EST Sunday March 6th. 
Winners will be announced March 7 on Ken Oliver and Impression Obsession blogs. 

So sit back, grab a cup of tea and follow the links...you are sure to find lots of lovely inspiration. 

I am pretty giddy about this hop as I design stamps for Impression Obsession and 
I am over the moon to be on Ken's Media Team.  
Today I am kicking off this hop with a piece of home decor.

To get started I lightly spritzed the watercolor paper with a bit of water. 
I then sprinkled some of the Turquoise Color Burst and using a paint brush painted it out. 
I like to keep the strokes going in the same direction...once I had the watercolor paper covered I sprinkled just a tad more to get the darker areas...it gives it more texture. 
Next I lightly spritzed some water droplets so I had some lighter drop areas...then dry with your heating tool.  
 Don't you just love that yummy texture??? 
I then cut the colorized watercolor paper into 1 3/4 strips.   
 Then it was ready to be adhered down with just a bit of the paper beneath showing. 
I think this adds not only texture but some dimension as well. 
 Setting my background aside as now it was time to work on some embellishments! 
I cut out the Butterfly Block..one of IO's new dies...oh, do I love this one, wink. 
I used my handy dandy Tool-it-all...Ken's fabulous new tool...I will be doing a post about this thing. 
There is SO many tools in this one gadget...but I have to save something for another time..hehehe. 
It works great to take out all those trash pieces from the intricate dies...you will love it. 
Once I had the die all nice and ready to be painted, I put a bit of Metallic Mandarin
on a clear block and dabbed the color on to the butterfly with my finger. 
 I needed some words...I used on of my newest sentiment stamps with Impression Obsession. 
(It is stamped using Jet Black Archival)
Some of these sentiment stamps are made bigger for use in art journaling and home decor projects...
This is one of those...it is Delight in the Beauty.
 I used the Metallic Mandarin to cover the entire sentiment piece and then a touch of the Copper around the edges just to give it some variation. 
 The flowers needed to go with everything else so I painted on Copper.
(I put a bit on an acrylic block and spritzed it with some water before adding to the flower.)
Once all the components were done it was time to put it together! 
 So there you have it...I added it into a frame and have a lovely, dimensional piece of art. 

Now it's time to see what everyone else has been up to...
Hop on over and check the next hopper out! 


You can find a full list of participants on Ken Oliver's or Impression Obsession's blogs. 

Hope you have a fabulous time hopping around today...thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies used:

Ken Oliver's Color Burst
Sepia, Turquoise, Lime Green, Chartreuse, Terre Verte
Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals
Metallic Mandarin, Copper, Iron Oxide
Ken Oliver's Stick-It
Ken Oliver's Tool-it-all
Ken Oliver's Best Ever Craft Sheet

Impression Obsession:

Other:
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Jet Black Archival Ink, Flowers, Black shipping tag, Lace, 
Doily, Acrylic Block and Heat-it tool

(check with your local stores or visit Scrapbook.com or The Funkie Junkie)
(You can order stamps and dies from Impression Obsession)

90 comments:

  1. Oh my! I love all the sparkle and how this all came together! TFS!

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  2. Oh my LOVE what you did!!!! I'm so inspired!! Hoping I win so I can try to make something as beautiful as yours!!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous ... I love how you used the panels.

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  4. Beautiful piece! Love the colors and the dies!

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  5. Wow! Beautiful! I didn't realize that you could get the color burst in metals. Stunning results!

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  6. What a beautiful decor piece. Rich colors. And I adore your background technique!
    These color burst are so much fun to play with. Can't wait to get the metallic colors!

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  7. Beautiful picture! Love the colors.

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  8. Great job! I love your project. It is simply stunning!

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  9. Holy smokes! This is so inspiring & beautiful.

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  10. Just beautiful creation. I didnt realize Ken Oliver had so many cool products. I would love to play with all of them. thankyou. suzschultz23@aol.com

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  11. Copper and turquoise . . . a favorite combo of mine. Your art is beautiful.

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  12. These butterflies are just beautiful and ushering in the season of spring in their amazing way!It truely is the difficult stages of life that makes your true beauty burst. Love that powerful message!

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  13. Wow! This is gorgeous. Love the colors you chose to use and adding the Metallic copper just really makes the project pop. Thanks for sharing how you created this project.

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  14. Lovely creation! Beautiful color combo too! I love the butterfly die and stamps!

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  15. Gorgeous, and such a great way to stretch your supplies!

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  16. Beautiful. I have not seen liquid metals before, on my list now. Thanks

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  17. Just my cup of tea! Dimensional art work. This project is a perfect example of how to create home decor using mixed media... watercolor paper, stamps, spritz of Color Bursts, add a sentiment, with some metallic color, a flower to add dimension and a picture frame...what's not to love. Your explanation and thought process was appreciated.

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  18. BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the detailed instructions. I haven't used any of the Ken Oliver items and now I can see that I MUST! Your finished product is stunning! Thanks for sharing. This was fun! 😊

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  19. Gorgeous! I like the split panels you created for the background. The butterflies and sentiment panel are beautiful.

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  20. You did a beautiful job on this! Love it!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful job on this.

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  22. this is just so beautiful! as a cardmaker, i rarely venture out into making larger pieces but this has inspired me to "spread my wings"!
    tfs, sandyh

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  23. Oh, WoWzers! A-mazing! Thanks for showing how you did this beauty!

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  24. Your piece is so beautiful and, of course, I love that sentiment. Playing with the pigments is so much fun and gives a great background. Having those narrow strips of white showing gives so much bang for so little - thanks for that tip! The metallic colors sure add a lot so I see I need to try some of them.

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  25. Wow so gorgeous. Love the colors you used.

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  26. Beautiful! It's amazing how much interest you've added by cutting your background into strips.

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  27. So pretty! Love the composition.

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  28. This is amazing. It would look perfect on my wall. Thank you

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  29. Wow! Beautiful project!!! Love it!

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  30. Oh My! Absolutely stunning! Love every little (and big) detail! AMAZING!

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  31. Butterflies are special right now and I love your blue background.

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  32. This is lovely, Yvonne!! Love everything about it!

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  33. Fantastiv project. Beautiful color!

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  34. Love the background for the fabulous butterflies.

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  35. This is LOVELY, Yvonne! I LOOOOOVE the depth of the background you've made & the texture! IT'S GORGEOUS!!!! You have enhanced the beauty of this piece with the butterflies, the flowers & the sentiment! I also didn't know Ken Oliver had metalics in the Color Burst. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  36. So very pretty!!! Lovely sentiment!!

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  37. Totally gorgeous! Love the colours together and the butterfly sentiment a lot :)

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  38. Oh wow - this is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing! I have to get those metallics - they make all the difference!

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  39. Stunning! I love that turquoise color!

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  40. Yvonne...what a lovely piece of art you ended up making...At first I thought your project was going to be a "water/ocean" piece because I wanted to jump into that "Aqua" ...but the sky background for the butterflies was LOVELY too! Thank you for such a detailed lesson...hope I can make a background like that!

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  41. Beautiful work, and I love the stamp and dies. 😊

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  42. If I send you my address can you please send me this picture for my new stamp room?!? LOL This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  43. WOW! It's beautiful and you made it seem so easy (sort of). You are an artist!

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  44. Beautiful background to showcase your lovely butterfly sentiment and butterflies. Thanks for sharing your special creative talent.

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  45. This is beautiful, what an amazing idea.

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  46. This is incredible! This is one of the first times I have seen the liquid metals, everyone is using the color burst in the videos, I usually dont like the metallic look, unless Im doing metal stamping but this is beautiful!. I wonder if these metallic's can be used on stainless steel?
    The strips of blue with water drops in back really make the colors of the butterflies stand on on the page! I just really love all the flowers and accessories you used here. Thank you so much for showing your art

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  47. This is stunning. My metals just came in the mail today...

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  48. What a lovely bg to show off all the beautiful butterflies and flowers as well as the great sentiment. I just came from the Mesa (AZ)stamp expo, and had a chance to watch a Ken Oliver demo - what fun!

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  49. Oh my --this is gorgeous. I like how you cut the paper in strips for the background.

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  50. WOW! Love the colors and the layers. Especially all of the butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing

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  51. This card is so beautiful! Such a work of art. The composition of the colors, parts, and design all lend to a beautiful project. Very nicely done!

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  52. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Love the colors !! Beautiful job

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  54. Wow, Yvonne. Your project is a work of art!

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  55. Beautiful love all the colors and the butterflies are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Wow. This turned out beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial. Love it!!!

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  57. I love the subtle background in blue and those gorgeous die cut butterflies!

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  58. Very pretty! Love the stamp, dies & colors you used! Thanks for sharing your steps!

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  59. What a gorgeous project! The butterfly looks great in the liquid metals!

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  60. Color burst looks such fun. Pretty project here too. x

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  61. So, so pretty! And the copper looks so beautiful!

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  62. Love the butterflies and the stripped background Great job!!

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  63. Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. Love all the textures and dimension in this piece. The liquid metals were just the right touch and that butterfly is beautiful.

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  65. Stunning! This is gorgeous.

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  66. Stunning colors! Great techniques, too. I love the look of the metallic.

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  67. Wow your creation is beautiful! I love the stunning background and the gorgeous butterfly, so inspiring!

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  68. Beautiful piece of art, the colors are lovely together.

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  69. Beautiful art piece. It turned out great. The background piece is gorgeous. Thanks

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  70. Great use as paint. Loved the result!

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  71. Beautiful framed piece! I love the color burst watercolor background!!! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  72. AWESOME! I absolutely love how the Color Burst moves and blends!

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  73. This is OUTSTANDING!!! Thanks for the tutorial, and thanks for the chance to win. :o)

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