(That's how Kelly starts out her posts).What a super exciting hop we have for you today, and all to honor our wonderful blog friend, Kelly! Kelly goes out of her way to feature card artists and CASE them on her blog. I met Kelly when I first began blogging, and she's been inspiring me ever since! You should have reached my blog from the wonderful and talented Kara Vrabel!
So let's get to three of the many many inspiring cards from Kelly:
Just look at those amazing colors together! Kelly's watercoloring was super inspiring to me, I just had to try it! You can see her post and video HERE.
Keeping with the watercolor theme, I love Kelly's cutout of that gorgeous leaf, and the side detail is amazing! You can find this card HERE.
Something about CASEing Kelly from when she CASEd me just seemed like a fun thing to do! It may have been a CASE, but the card is all her own. Kelly has MAD coloring skills, and often makes cards that say, "hello".
I decided to give Kelly's water color technique a try and painted these blooms from Verve, Be Blessed. The pink ones use the same colors as Kelly used on the first card. Many times Kelly uses white pen to add highlights to her coloring, so I did that here too. I followed the second card with the design edging the side, and die cut an opening to highlight one flower. The "hello" sentiment, of course, is similar to the third card, and ends with "dearest friend" because Kelly has to be one of the dearest friends in Blogland!
Here's a close-up of the cutout detail:
Inks: DI Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Dusty Concord
Dies: Verve Be Blessed, Mamma Elephant Hello
CS: PTI Royal Velvet, Watercolor paper
Other: Zing Purple embossing powder, White Gelly Roll pen
What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions, djkardkreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.
Ardyth Percy Robb
Kara-Lynne (You Are Here!)
Maria Sabina Raita
Martha Lucia Gomez
Thanks for coming over to visit! I hope you're having a great day! Enjoy the hop!