Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BLOOMTANGLED Blog Hop & Linky Party at STAMPlorations!

Hello crafty friends!
I'm excited to be hopping along with the STAMPloration Girls for the

On August 2nd, I showed you a little sneak peek of the 
pages I colored. Both pages are colored with PrismaColor pencils.
Here are the projects I've made with them:

First up is a birthday card using this page:

 and the inside:

Once the Bloomtangled coloring page was colored, I added a Stick It adhesive sheet to
the back of it, and die cut a section out using one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies.  The card base was lightly stenciled using the ARTplorations Delicate Links stencil
before I adhered the coloring book panel. I die cut the Dragonfly laying dies, added Stickles and rhinestones and adhered once dry. The Enchanting word die was cut three times, stacked and glued, and 
more Stickles added before adhering to the card base. On the inside, I used a sentiment from

For my second project, I created a mixed media wall hanging using the
second page I colored:

Here are some close ups:

I started with a thick piece of cardboard that I already had gessoed and punched holes for
hanging a while back. I used matte medium to adhere the colored page to the board. (I brushed too
much in some areas and the coloring started to bleed. Grrrr! Oh well, I covered most
of the spots up with the die cuts. LOL!)
I painted yellow acrylic paint around the edges. Once dry I used a white paint pen and made
stripes around the yellow area. When that dried I drew in black lines using a Faber Castell Artist PITT pen. At this point I sprayed an acrylic sealer onto the board. I found some beaded fringe and some bright pink rose ribbon in my stash and glued them on the bottom. I die cut two of the Dragonfly layering dies and one of the Flutter Zen layering dies, and added Stickles to them. I also cut three Enchanting word dies, stacked and glued and also added Stickles. It occurred to me when I was placing the sentiment die that it got lost in the background. So I die cut two more in black card stock and glued them on the back, offsetting one top left and the other bottom right so there was a shadow around the word. After all the die cuts were adhered, I added more Stickles to the flower centers, because you can never have too much sparkle! All that was left to do was string some beads onto wire and attach. I also added a few tassels on one side for some more whimsical fun.

Congratulations! You made to the end of my photo heavy and long winded post! LOL!

Don't forget to leave a comment here and on the STAMPlorations blog for your chance to win!

Simply comment on all our blogs and feel free to download the sampler page, color it, create something with it (card, ATC, bookmark, anything) and then link it up to the linky for a chance at the prizes.

Commenting and linking up closes on Tuesday, September 5.

- one commenter randomly drawn from the STAMP blog and designers blogs will win a $10 gift certificate to the store
- one participant randomly drawn from the linky party entries will win a copy of Bloomtangled and a $15 gift certificate to the store

Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 10.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Supplies for card:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Faerie Door
Ink: Memento - Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black
CS: TE; Recollections, scrap
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled coloring book; ARTplorations - Delicate Links stencil; CUTplorations - Dragonfly layering dies, Enchanting word die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die; PrismaColor pencils; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; GC; MISTI; Nicole - rhinestones; Faber Castell - bold black Artist PITT pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte

Supplies for wall hanging:
STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled coloring book;
CUTplorations - Dragonfly layering dies, Flutter Zen 1 layering dies, Enchanting word die
Card stock scraps
Substrate: recycled thick card board
Golden Gesso & Matte Medium
PrismaColor pencils
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint - Primary Yellow
Marvy Uchida - Acrylic white paint marker
Faber Castell - bold black Artist PITT pen
DecoArt Americana acrylic spray sealer
Fiskars hole punch
Webster's Pages - pink rose ribbon
Hirschberg Schultz & Co. - beaded fringe
Darice - 20 gauge wire; wire cutting tools
Cousin - acrylic beads
Ranger - Crystal Stickles & Multi Medium Matte
Fray Check
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
Michael's - jump rings
Jesse James beads - tassels


  1. Innovative, gorgeous showcases of your colouring pages! The wall-hangings...oh my! These would make such lovely gifts...

  2. Thinking about it though, won't you miss the tassels on your exotic dancer costume? Mwah! Jo x

  3. Such a creative wall hanging project, full of fabulous colour and such a great idea. Your card is vibrant and eye catching and love the soft stencilling on the background too x

  4. A lot of gorgeous things !! The little bag is just adorable !!

  5. OMG Chris - gob smackin' gorgeousness here my friend. Love your amazing bloomtanglecolouring (I made that word up) Certainly way out of my comfort zone. Both beautifully created and with the most amazing and beautiful STAMPloration products. So many amazing bits & bobs. Love them...
    PS Still missing you. Hugs.

  6. So beautifully colored and such creative projects.

  7. Love your pretty card and mixed media wall hanging using your Bloomtangled colored page from the fun new coloring book. TFS your wonderful projects, Chris. Hugs

  8. Such beautiful coloring and what great ideas to use them! You are so creative!

  9. Wonderful projects! Your coloring is AWEmazing. Love the wall hanging (I think I have some beaded fringe somewhere in my stash,too! lol). And I just bought the dragonfly and made one already... thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  10. Love the wall hanging.
    The butterfly and dragonfly
    really add to the piece.
    The blue bead hanger is
    a great idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Beautiful!! I love the softness of the colored pencils!

  12. Wonderful makes! The hanging is halfway between home d├ęcor and jewellery...

  13. Wowzers, absolutely gorgeous! I so enjoyed colouring this page, and I can see that you did too! Love, love, love what you've made! My favourite is the first card with the sparkly dragonfly - thank you for inspiring!

  14. Wow! I would never guess these bright and bold designs were coloured with Prismacolor pencils! So awesome.

  15. These are so different and so beautifully coloured. I love the soft colours of the second. I must work harder at colouring.

  16. Your wall hanging was quite the project, Chris, but it turned out beautifully. Your coloring is fantastic on both pieces.

  17. Gorgeous colours on that first card. Love the patterns in this book. Your wall hanging is fun and lovely. Hugz

  18. Awesome it totally..rainbow colors are just faBulous..

  19. Love your colour choices. Fun projects too!


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