Saturday, June 22, 2013

Patriotic Blog Hop with Flower Soft


The Impression Obsession designers are teaming up with the Flower Soft team for a fun patriotic hop! Hope you'll join us! If you're here because you're a regular reader of my blog and you'd like to view the entire hop, head over to the Flower Soft Blog to get started. If you're already hopping and you've come here from Jeanne's blog, you're doing just fine!

Make sure you leave comments on as many blogs as possible for a better chance at winning prizes!! One random commenter will be chosen to receive a $25.00 Impression Obsession gift certificate, and another commenter will be chosen to receive a $25.00 Flower Soft gift certificate.

So many Impression Obsession images are a perfect match for Flower Soft, especially the sentimental scenes. I went a little different route, and chose a favorite image (Candy Jars) that is so fun to customize for different occasions (Halloween was especially fun!).


I used Polar White, Ruby and Ultrafine Ocean Flower Soft on the rock candy sticks. The image was stamped in Memento ink and colored with Touch Twin Markers. The jars are covered with a wash of white acrylic paint, and I used a Prismacolor pencil (Sepia) to add some deeper shadows. The sentiment can be found HERE. I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil to create the wood grain on the table...


... and here's a close-up on that fun Flower Soft! I love the slight transparency of the Polar White - the blue shows through just enough. And ooh, that sparkly red! So fun.




Ready to hop on? Your next stop is Cibele's blog, Flower Foot Designs. Hope you enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!





P.S. Here's a full list of everyone involved in the hop today, in case you get lost or hit a hiccup in the line. It happens!



    58 comments:

    Lorie said...

    Stunning card, Dina! Absolutely gorgeous coloring, and detail!

    Dawn said...

    how FUN is this!!

    SherylK said...

    What a FANTASTIC creation. I LOVE candy shop stamps...and the flowersoft just gives it that wonderful pop!

    Marjorie said...

    Great theme colors. Very festive. Love it!

    Catherine Kraft said...

    Your card is a wonderful surprise, so detailed and the shading is absolutely gorgeous. I've really enjoyed studying this art work. Great job~~

    Patti Senter said...

    Super card, I really like this candy jar stamp(s)! The flower soft really makes it pop.

    Anonymous said...

    What a fun card and the flower sot on the candy is so cool Lynda

    Anonymous said...

    Eileen L. said....

    OMG what a great idea for a patriotic card, I love it. Finally I have some ideas to use my flower soft and a reason to buy more colors LOL.

    wannabcre8tive said...

    Wow, Dina, this is awesome. I love it.

    Dottie L said...

    This is amazing I have got to get this stamp.

    Lisa said...

    Love the coloring!! Gorgeous card!

    Tracy said...

    Love the rock candy! Reminds me of the candy display at the Red Mill :-)

    Laura Love said...

    This is AWESOME! What a perfect way to use the flower soft to add texture! LOVE this!

    Lucy said...

    Wow! I love your card! That candy jar stamp is awesome!

    catdidit said...

    Oh that rock candy looks awesome with the flower soft! Gorgeous design!

    Angelika said...

    Love love love your candy jars, and so do my kids! I would have never thought of this theme, but your card is absolutely perfect, with beautiful colors and coloring, and oh so yummy!

    Sandra said...

    what a fun card - love the rock candy!
    Sandra ltb

    SHartl said...

    WOW! This is amazing! I love the added texture from the flower soft and the fun colors!

    RachelB said...

    Wonderful card!

    lisa808 said...

    So yummy! Love the rock candy sticks.

    Karenladd said...

    Yikes, this is so cute! Love how you made those sugar sticks so dimensional with the Flower Soft. Clever and imaginative!

    Anonymous said...

    Wow! I can't believe that is the Flower Soft on those candy crystal rock stick things! You did an amazing job! The whole card is just too sweet! Love it!

    Chris R. from Iowa
    ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

    Natalie said...

    Super fun card, LOVE the rock candy sticks! So creative and clever.

    Ileana Artuffo said...

    Beautiful card!

    Mary Ann said...

    WOW!Gorgeous card!Love the coloring,stamps,everything is AWESOME!!!

    Denise Bryant said...

    Fun card! Candy Jars is a favorite design of mine also.... so fun to do in different colors for different occasions! The added Flower Soft looks great on it!

    Katie said...

    Great card! Love how you used the flower soft on the candy! Love the red, white and blue coloring of this stamp! Great job! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

    Sandy (Cheesy) said...

    This is a really striking card, Dinah. And I really appreciate your thoughts regarding the way colors can change up a single image. So true.

    Shona said...

    Very cool card! I always think of FS for, well, flowers, but love it as candy on this super fun image!

    Linda Beeson said...

    Yum! Not only are those candies too cute the colors you used are the best!

    Anonymous said...

    Totally blown away with your card. Colouring and design is amazing and love the added touch of twine.
    Thanks so much for sharing

    Ali N.Z>

    Jo4Him said...

    What a great card; love your creativity. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing

    Carol H. said...

    Love, love the colors! You have an amazing talent--thanks for sharing!

    Phyllis McCallister said...

    The jar looks so real I want to tap on the glass! I love the way you used flower soft on the rock candy! It makes me want to take a lick. Thanks for sharing!

    Lynden Blossom said...

    I'm here via Kittie Kraft's blog post today. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the creativity as I continue here! Clever idea...Fluffy Candy! Pretty card ;-}
    Lynden

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    Craftyfield said...

    Stunning card ! Love the coloring (great tip for painting glass)and of course the flower soft extra dimension...

    mockoo12 said...

    Makes me feel like I am in the candy store.

    Heather Jensen said...

    This is super cute! I love the red white and blue theme. The rock candy detail looks amazing too. :)

    Diane said...

    What a cute and clever card...I LOVE it!!!

    Susie said...

    Yum! What a fabulous design using reds and blues. Perfect for summer and the Fourth of July! Wouldn't it be fun to decorate a Fourth of July with all these candy jars. Delight and sweetness to my eyes and soul, Dina!

    Hugs,
    Susie Lessard ~
    www.summerwalkdesigns.com

    Carol McCready said...

    Your card is fantastic. Now I have a
    craving for rock candy.

    McStamper said...

    Dina, as always a wonderful card. What a creative use of the flower soft.

    Janis said...

    Stunning card. I am in the presence of an artistic genius! (Bows low...) Fantastic job. Love the texturing that you colored on the gum or candy balls in the tall jar! And your coloring of the jars and contents is spot-on perfect. Amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us. I am truly in awe.

    Loly Borda-Towery said...

    Wow! Fabulous coloring and the added flower soft. TFS

    Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

    HOLY COW!!! It must've taken a long time to color all the "goodies." Looks yummy!!!

    Vickie Sanders said...

    Wow what a super cute card. TFS

    Nana Rogers said...

    Love the candy... The rock crystal candy looks so good with the flower soft on it. Amazing..

    Laura said...

    Way awesome card! I love how you used the Flower Soft to make the candy pop.

    Christine Kiehl said...

    I may have missed the hop day; but not the project inspiration! Still hopping along. Love your card, fantastic details! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with the blogger world!

    Sue D said...

    I like all the colorful candy!

    September Whisenant said...

    Simply gorgeous!!!!

    Michele said...

    This has to be the cutest card ever!! Love the addition of the Flower Soft to the candy!

    Robin Sachs said...

    Such a beautiful card! I love how colorful it is!

    Deb said...

    LOVE this card!

    Cynthia Clark said...

    OMGosh, this is amazing! Love the colors and the use of flower soft. I really want some hard candy now. Amazing work.

    Kelly Flaherty said...

    Reminds me of small town general store candy counter...

    Jean Bullock said...

    Your red, white and blues are so pretty. Such great coloring! The card layouts are wonderful too.

    Larissa Heskett said...

    WOW!! This is AMAZING!! I LOVE the card and your INSPIRATION for using the Flower Soft!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)