Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in the Studio Katia September Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the Studio Katia blog and your next stop is Amy Kolling’s blog. There are several giveaways available, which I’ll discuss in detail at the end of the blog post! There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this new September release, but I (of course) couldn’t wait to dive right in to those beautiful florals for which Studio Katia is known! I am really loving deep, saturated colors right now… dreaming of fall, I suppose. I had to do some rich purples and no-line pencil coloring. Let’s get started with the details!
I’ve mentioned this before, but when I want to do a really saturated, colorful card front, that white line around a die cut really irks me and, I think, distracts from the overall effect of the intended dramatic color scheme. My solution: stamp on colored card stock and color with colored pencils! I began by stamping the main image from A Cup of Thanks onto some navy blue card stock using white pigment ink. I then used my Polychromos pencils in shades of deep lavender, teal, silvery gray, and light blue to color the image in a cool, dramatic color scheme. After I’d finished coloring the image, I used the coordinating die to die cut the teacup image.
For the background, I used the new Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies to die cut a rounded, pierced rectangle from the same navy blue card stock. I also die cut that pretty thanks die from some purple metallic card stock three times to create a dimensional die cut. I mounted the die cuts on the pierced rectangle die and then added some sparkle using the new Midnight Blue Crystals and the new liquid adhesive… it’s great for adding those tiny embellishments!
Now, for some giveaway information!
To celebrate Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD Gift Certificates every day of the Blog Hop! That’s FOUR chances to win. The winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on ALL blogs of our Blog Hop.