Friday, March 16, 2012

Welcome to Crafting By Designs Blog Hop!



I hope you all are having fun hopping along and seeing all the wonderful little pieces of art created for Crafting by Designs (CBD) blog hop. If you have come from Rene’s blog, Life in the Craft Lane, you are in the right spot. Do you think you are lost? If you have the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, then head over to Doris’s blog, Mom’s Been Scrappin’. That’s the very first blog in the hopping lane. You can also visit CBD’s site to see the line up.

We have a package of goodies that one blog hopper could win. What do you have to do? You need to leave a comment with an email address on each blog that you hop too. The winner will be announced on Tuesday after Random.org lets us know who won. Easy peasy. I know that the blog hop participants like followers too.

Along with this CBD Blog Hop, we have a fun challenge for you to enter. The challenge theme is “Wings and/or Blooms.” You are invited to join in with this challenge at the CBD's site. We want to see anything you want to create, but you must have wings or blooms, or both, on your project.

My project is a card using a new {ippity} stamp set “Be Brave, Branch Out.” This time around I colored with my Prismacolor pencils, and not my Copics. I really like the way everything melded together. I usually pick my DP first, and that would dictate my colors, but I colored first and then looked for paper. Turquoise and oranges/reds are becoming one of my favorite color combos.


Supplies used: Color: Prismacolor pencils, Spicas, opaque white pen. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; DI in Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Spice Marmalade. DP: Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection. CS: SU in Basic Black and Kraft. Dies: Exotic Butterflies Small from Cheery Lynn Designs; Madera Corner from Memory Box; Blossom Four from Spellbinders.

Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Sentiments – Things with Wings
Winged things, Things that Fly, Things in the Air
Craft Room Challenge – Vintage Shabby
Little Darlings Challenges – Colors of Spring

Your next stop on this “Wings and Blooms” blog hop is Tammy Martinez’s blog, Whimsically Me. Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to all your comments. Have fun!
Aletha

34 comments:

Suzanne Russell said...

I love your variety of die cuts and colors and layers-such a beautiful take on the challenge.

Tammart Designs said...

All I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW! This is an amazing card!!!! I really enjoy all the different styles of birdhouses and this one is a beauty. Great detail and colors. Thanks for the inspiration this morning.

Gwen said...

Aletha, this is gorgeous! Love all the details and the stamp is wonderful, as usual with ippity!

Gloria Sauve said...

Another gorgeous Aletha creation! In a word: spectacular!!! (and inspiring).
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Hugs,
Gloria

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Hello Aletha, what a stunning card. It's just so beautiful.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Aletha I can't believe your piece is colored with Prisma pencils - the colors are so vibrant!! Absolutely beautiful project :) Hugs, Doris

Elaine said...

AJ this is beautiful, I loveall the sparkles they make it POP. Hugs Elaine

Julia said...

Beautiful card, Aletha! I love this stamp set, and your colors are great!

Berni Cuttino said...

Your card is so stunning and striking. love the image and dp.

Cindy said...

WOW!!!!! Beautiful!!!

Danni said...

This is amazing! what a gorgeous card, wow!!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Gorgeous!! Will certainly take part!!

Anita Kejriwal said...

This is lovely!!! The colouring is so nice.

Anita Kejriwal said...

LOvely colouring Aletha!!! THanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Elisabet said...

Aletha my gosh your talent just know no end!!! Stunning as I knew it would be, :D
Hugs,
Beth

Sharon said...

Aletha - you are my Ippity Goddess! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs,
Sharon

StampersBest said...

beautiful card - the colors you used are just amazing

CTgirl said...

What a beautiful, delicate card, so pretty and feminine! Just lovely!
Rene

jengd said...

Absolutely beautiful Aletha! Fabulous colors and coloring!

Deb Fortin said...

love your artwork. funny that you did your colouring first then found paper to match. that's what i did this time and that is so unlike my usual method too.
great inspiration. thanks for sharing.

ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely Amazing!! I have always adored your wonderful gift of coloring and just how fabulous ALL your projects looks.

Today is another of those wonderful days...!

Happy Spring....and Hugs too,
Lisa

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous. TFS.

jusaweecatnap said...

Elegant bird cage. Love seeing the inside sentiments; we rarely get to see those on cards.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful creation and lovely shabby colours.
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very pretty terrific colours, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

{Chrissie} said...

Wow, wow, wow. This card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it. Amazing job!

marla said...

Amazing card. I love the colors and the images. Thanks for sharing

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Maria said...

Such a gorgeous creation with beautiful colours - they look great together. I love the birdcage. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby/Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x

Jessica said...

Aletha, this is truly a masterpiece. I could stare at it all day. Happy to be hopping along.
:O)
Jessica
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Ames Crafts said...

Stunning! I never lack for words. Wow! You can really tell the amount of work you put in. Wow! My best compliment to you is I'm now following your blog. Thanks for sharing.Francis Ames, AmesCrafts

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! What an utterly beautiful card!

Julie said...

My goodness,this is exquisite! Gorgeous card!,thanks for joining the LCI anything goes challenge. Remember to leave a comment on the LCI post today for a chance of winning one of the day's new release digis! hope to see you there,Julie.x

JenMarie said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!

DesignerDiva said...

I'm sorry I'm so late with my comment this week!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with the Ladybugs and I hope you will join us again soon
Laurie x

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