Friday, May 3, 2013

Pinspired - Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop!

Just in case you are new to either Pinspired or Crafter's Companion, let me tell you a little bit about them both:

Crafter's Companion
Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we havve exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!

Pinspired Challenge Blog
Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challenges launched in January of 2013. Our DT, or as we like to call them, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins. We will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post. That's 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want. You can take from the colors, the style or the technique - whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.

From May 3 - 5, we are showcasing Crafter's Companion stamps from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection.

You have TWO chances to win! You can hop around and comment on all of the blogs for one chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion
 (May 3 - 5, 2013).

For a second chance to win, you can play along!

 Use the image above to create a project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog.
 You have until May 9, 2013 to participate for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion. If you create and comment on the Blog Hop, that is two chances to win!

Here is the full Hop List:

Trena (me :o)

*********The InLinkz to play along is on the Pinspired Blog**********

We are hopping today with inspiration and creativity!!

Now, to share what I made with Sheena's flowers!!

I featured Sheena's lovely Iris:

Sheena's A Little Bit Floral EZMount Stamp Set - Iris

I enjoy scenic stamping - putting together a variety of images to create a whole scene. When you start with Sheena's images, you only need three stamps to create a stunning scene. :o)  The iris is backed up with images from her just as lovely Lakeside Shore set

I started by stamping the image closest to the front - the iris, onto semi-glossy cardstock.  I masked it with a low tack tape and stamped the land and tree branches in the corner. The detail of Sheena's images look so pretty on glossy!

 I used a stylus to add color.

After adding the base color, I darkened some areas and blended others using a pointed blending tool.

Now, remember to leave a comment and hop around!!:o)

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


aaga said...

Wow, looks like a photo!

Doris said...

That's not a card--it's a work of art!

Khristen said...

Amazing technique, you are so inspiring to me!!! What a lovely image.


sanketi said...

Love it!

Natasha G.P. said...

It's like a photo with the iris in the foreground. Nice.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Oh neat. This is amazing. Wonderful job.

sharon g said...

Thanks for showing us a step by step tutorial. I'm trying to learn to color better.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

it totally looks like a photo, fab job on the iris!!!!

maria f. said...

Beautiful. I can hear the birds chirping in the woods...

Emily H said...

Wow! This is so clever and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

beautiful work

shari said...

love the way you combined the stamp sets. Beautiful TFS

Tracy MacLoughlin said...


Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card!Love your flower,great coloring!!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Trena... Your projects are always inspiring. This care is beautiful!!

Sue D said...

Very unique--I like your scenic stamping.

barbara macaskill said...

What a unique card! I would never have thought to do the trees in the background! Superb job! Just goes to show that thinking outside the box works out more often than not! TFS!

theresa dickinson said...

loving the landscape you have done, great way of showing a tutorial too xx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love what you have done with this card it looks so real. Great idea and wonderful coloring. thanks for sharing how you did this.
Linda K.

Christiana said...

Just a stunning card all around! You rocked it, Sister!

Purple Princess said...

Wow!! Stunning!!

Denise said...

Gorgeous Trena! Looks like a photograph with the it's 3-dness.

Tan's Hobbies said...

What a beautiful scenery!!! Love the coloring, this creation is awesome.

PS: Big hugs from your new follower, Tan!!