Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Special Guest Paula Dobson - 'Love Hope & Sunshine'



Welcome Everyone

Today I am joining my fave group 'The Crazy Crafters' for a Blog Hop with Paula Dobson, organised by Kylie Bertucci.


Strolling through Paula's blog for the hop, well it was just, mind blowing! 
I came across some truly gorgeous creations. 
BUT
 I was looking for something special to CASE,
 and also something I hadn't tried before. 

I found both, in the card below.


 Paula Dobson

Isn't it just divine! 


I am not really sure what the technique Paula used is actually called, but Paula used a word 'Smooshing' and if it wasn't a word before, it is now Paula! haha.


 So I have called this technique 'Watercolour Smooshing' hehehe

I had a bit of a play for an afternoon and came up with this version, using the same format as Paula, just different stamps.

'SUNSHINE WISHES'




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Using resist embossing for the images, a technique where you stamp your image with versa mark then add the embossing powder and heat, all before applying any coloured ink.
After having a quick read as for what to do to for the technique, I made a start.

I made my window sheet just slightly larger than the card front & played. Assembled the ink colours I wanted and my spritzer  + a few baby wipes (I always end up with ink in places it shouldn't get)
I first tried applying the ink colours separately.  That worked OK sooo I then tried it again doing them all together. Both ways worked well.
'Smooshing' the window sheet around and bouncing it too!
I was loving the effect!

I loved it so much I tried another.



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And another!

But this time with a twist


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And one last one! LOL

 Just to use up the card that I had cut my words from for the first two cards :)


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Here is a picture of them all together.

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Another showing the inside of one.

It's my thing following a theme through to the inside.

Nearly there, I promise :)

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And the last pic shows the inside of the Black 'LOVE, HOPE and Hugs' card.



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OK!

NOW
I have a little treat for you.

 I made a tutorial about the water colouring technique I used for these cards.
I am still relatively new to these videos (only my second one to date) So forgive any newbie errors.





OK! I have finished lol

But I hope you haven't finished,
 not quite anyway.


If you have just joined in, please look for the list of names below to follow and progress further through the Blog Hop.
You are currently with me, Kim Oliver.
Just click the name after mine (or before if you like doing things different) to see more wonderful creations.








If you would like to purchase any items that I used to create with today, PLEASE use the carousal below. Click the item you would like and it will take you straight to my store.



Thank you so very much for stopping by.

34 comments:

  1. WOW! All beautiful cards Kim. You've created such a wonderful variety using the smooshing effect. The hummingbird one is captured beautifully. It's fabulous that you have done the inside too. Love them all and thanks for sharing the video tutorial too. :) xo

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    1. Thank you so very much Juana, I really enjoyed creating with this technique & I think it shows through.

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  2. Great cards! Yes it is smooshing. All colours blended in so well together. Love the combined techniques of heat embossing and smooshing.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, it is such a fun technique :)

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  3. Wow! I think you've really got this smooshing thing down pat! The colours are gorgeous and I really couldn't pick between the cards - they're all beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, I had a ball creating with this technique :)

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  4. Great collection of cards Kim.....the colours and ideas are great

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    1. Thank you Vicki, so happy you enjoy them :)

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  5. I really love how you have done the background on these cards Kim. Awesome Job. Angexo

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    1. Thanks heaps Ange. I had so much fun, it is a technique I will be using again for sure!

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  6. Oh wow I love this ! All cards so beautiful I can't wait to try it ! Would you mind sharing how you stamped the humming bird ? I'm guessing after the smooshing ?

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    1. Hi Cheryl I heat embossed my images to the left first, then stamped the first two parts of the hummingbird coloured layers in the area I wanted it. I Then slowly filled in the areas smooshing the ink all around it. When dry I stamped the very last image & very gently added a bit of the last colour smooshed style. Hope that helps xx

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  7. WOW you have really outdone yourself here Kim ... they are all stunning works of art :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole, I certainly had so much fun playing. If this is being an artist then WOW everyone should do it :) it is a blast.

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  8. Love your cards, especially the bird! And terrific video, you're a natural & the technique is so fun! I'm off to go smooshing! lol! xx

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    1. Ooooh Jessie I can't wait to see what you do with this technique. It is soooo much fun. Thank you for the lovely comment too x

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  9. Wow Kim, what an amazing set of cards. The hummingbird looks so cool. I can't pick a favourite, love them all!

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    1. Thank you Kirsten I was unsure about that little hummingbird until I finished the final stamp of her. Then it just came to life. Thank you for thaking the time to comment x

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  10. Fantastic cards! Love the backgrounds!

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    1. Thank you so very much for your kind comment Nanette, always appreciated x

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  11. Kim, I am picking my jaw up off the ground right now. You have nailed this technique! I adore every amazing card you made. It has been such a pleasure to hop with you today xox

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    1. WOW Paula, thank you! It was an honour being able to CASE something as beautifully created as your card. I was hard pressed choosing as they are all so lovely. Thank you also for taking the time to comment on my blog x

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  12. wow stunning cards. I really love the one with the bird. well done

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  13. Oh my goodness KIM! These are all just unreal, great technique too xox

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    1. You are very kind Deli. Thank you for taking a moment to let me know you appreciate my creative efforts also, your comments are always appreciated x

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  14. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I loved the cards and knowing how you make the beautiful water colors makes me want to make them right now. Thank you again.

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    1. You are most welcome Ceresa & thank you for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed the tutorial too x

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  15. love the "smooshing technique" - the bird is just amazing Kim xx

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    1. Thank you Sue :) I thoroughly enjoyed playing with this technique...I think I might have said that before lol, butI have to keeps saying it because it's true! hehehe

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  16. Oh Kim, your hummingbird card is simply stunning! WOW!

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