Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone 😊

I am participating today in a fantastic hop helping the wonderful Kelly Kent celebrate her Birthday.

Lets Wish Kelly a HUGE


You have most likely reached here from the lovely Kristel Rimmer's page.
You are currently here with me (Kim Oliver - KOCreations Cards)
I have NEXT button further down this post for you to click and keep moving through the hop.

For my project today I have created something new.
Well new for me anyway 😆

I have chosen to create a framed sampler with a Ocean/Sea theme.

Here is my project

By The Sea

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I have never created a sampler of anything before and wasn't sure where to start.
So using an A4 sized framed shadow box, I decided to give it a whirl and designed my sampler to fit.
I used only products that will be available from the 2018/2109 catalogue. This catalogue goes LIVE from the 1st June 2018

 Items Used.

  • NEW Bundles (Stamp and Die sets) ~ Sea Of Textures 148358 , Lillypad Lake 148366
  • Carry Over Stamp sets ~ Magical Mermaid, High Tide, 
  • Thinlits ~ Layering Circles Framelits
  • Punch ~ 1" circle 
  • DSP ~ Tranquil Textures 146333
  • Card Stock ~ Whisper White -Thick, Foil Sheet - Gold.
  • Ink pads ~ Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Night Of Navy, So Saffron, Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride
  • Tools ~ Wink Of Stella, Aqua Painters, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool, Big Shot and Stampin' Trimmer.
  • Emebellsihments ~ Share What You Love Artisan Pearls 146927, Copper Trim, Solid Bakers Twine - Whisper White.
  • Adhesives ~ Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals - Mini and Normal,

Close up shot

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I thought a closer view would show a little bit more of the detail in this sampler. I found it really hard to capture a good shot to show it's true beauty.

I am elated with the finish on this even though I struggled to capture it.
This took me 3 days to complete, as I mentioned earlier I had never created a sampler before. I am not even sure what I will do with it lol. Perhaps a gift for someone special. 

Up next we have Denise Beutler

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  1. OMG! I absolutely love your sampler. It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your sampler is just stunning, what a wonderful project!

  3. Truly amazingly amazing, Kim! D xox

  4. This is fabulous! So many ideas here.

  5. OMG, this is incredible! Soooo worth the effort!

  6. well well well you are a super clever cookie now aren't you??!! I wouldn't expect anything less you are amazing Kim xx

  7. This is just perfect! I love love love it! Mandy x

  8. This is just beautiful. Can you give us the dimensions of the white pieces? Thanks.

  9. What an absolutely fabulous work of Art, Kim. Love all the details!! So clever to use DSP to create your layers, works in with the theme so well.

  10. Gorgeous sampler Kim, I love it.

  11. Fabulous project Kim, it is just beautiful in the detail and is just such a stunning piece of ART! I love it so much xoxo


  12. This is fabulous Kim - I love the different sized panels you've used in your design. Thanks for sharing in my birthday celebrations! Kelly x

  13. This is amazing Kim. I can see lots of work in it but you have done a superb job. Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Just stunning. I love the choice of stamps you've used, and the colours are amazing. You'll have to create another one now - you are certainly exceptionally good at it. Just beautiful!


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