16 January, 2015

TIMI Blog Hop!




Hello!
I'm so excited to welcome You to our Craft Stamper Magazines very first Take it, Make It blog hop!

If you have landed here from Craft Stamper Blog Hop post, you are in the right place! On the blog hop post you find the complete list of our blog hop links. I hope you visit all our talented designers: Elizabeth, Jackie, Jolande, Kymona, Linda, Nikki, Renee, Shirley, Tracy, Trish, and Zoey!
 
Our TIMI January challenge is called ‘Take A Stamp’. It's really simple: Just use a stamp somewhere in your art! In other words, use stamping on any kind of project; a card, a tag, a layout, a piece of home decór - you name it! How cool is that!

The project I am sharing today is this card:


Making it was so much fun!

I started with misting the background with light purple and blue colours, and stenciling some random gel medium stars on the sides. Gel medium acted as resist on the background, so when I rubbed some darker blue and purple inks on the background the stars kept the original misted background colours. 



I continued with stamping the girl image (using black StazOn as I was stamping on gel medium, too), and covering it with masking fluid.



Then I added more stamped textures on the card: I used black and dark blue inks and my text, cracle, and zig zag stamps. Once finished I removed the masking fluid.

For the upper part of the card I used one of my favorite techniques: Stamping on tissue paper (same stamp and technique I used for my paper mache horse makeover project here). I trimmed the stamped image to fit on the card, and glued it down with gel medium.
 

I hope you like my little card!
 

Our Craft Stamper TIMI blog hop has amazing prices for you to win: You can win this below fabulous mixed media substrate pack and my original card you saw above :D 
To win, simply leave a comment on this post!

There are 12 stops in our blog hop and 12 mixed media substrate packs to be won!! All packs will include the projects featured in the blog hop posts. Isn't that great! Just make sure you visit them all!


So, leave your comment here, and then hop along to the next blog, the fabulously talented

Once you’re all done with the hop, don’t forget to enter our main January challenge. All the details can be found here. The January challenge price is truly fabulous - yes, everything you see in this box below:





Happy blog hopping and happy stamping!

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126 comments:

  1. Hi Elina, I love everything about this card,the different layers of mediums you have used. I've had some masking fluid for ages n never used it! Never thought to use it with other mediums. So now I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration. Xxx

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    1. Thank you Jane,
      It was not too long ago when I discovered the masking fluids myself. Loved them from the first trials! So easy to use, and they make masking so much easier than when using a piece of fussy cut paper over the stamped image. The masking fluid mask stays on its place, the mists don't run under, easy to remove.... I hope you give it a try!

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  2. This is just beautiful Elina. I love the fabulous colours. thanks for a great blog hop and a fabulous prize too
    x catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine for joining our blog hop!

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    1. Kiitos, mukava välillä kokeilla jotakin itselle vierasta värimaailmaa. Haastetta ja iloa samassa projektissa! :D

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  4. aivan ihanan kortti!! =)

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    1. Kiitos Sanna! Osallistuthan myös tammikuun leimailuhaasteeseen - siinä on todella upea palkinto!!

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  5. Beautiful card Elina, I love those gorgous colours and all the interest from the stamping xx

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    1. Thank you Kanda for stopping by and joining our blog hop! ♥

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  6. Beautiful card..Love the colors..

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    1. Thank you Shannon for your kind comment! ♥

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  7. Mixed media marvelous! An inspiring gorgeous card! In awe...
    ~c

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    1. Thank you Carol for stopping by! I'm a big fan of your cards - you are a true CAS master!

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  8. Love the card. the colors are so vivid. The girl chasing her dreams is fun.
    I would use this card as a decoration for my newly remodeled craft room. It would remind me to keep dreaming.
    thanks for sharing

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    1. Mary,
      I could not agree with you more. I think we need to be reminded to keep dreaming ♥♥♥
      Thank you for your kind words. Keeping my fingers crossed in the raffle!

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  9. Lovely colours on your card xx

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    1. Thank you Georgie for stopping by! ♥

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  10. Stunning card. I love mixed media cards but I struggle to create them all of mine seen to end up clean and simple but I am determined to change that this year!
    Elaine

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    1. Hi Elaine, thanks for stopping by!
      I loooove CAS style mixed media cards. The best thing about mixed media is that there are no rules. Clean and simple is just as good as grungy and stuffed :)
      I so hope that you give it a try! You will love it!

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  11. Fabulous mm project! I love your blog header too~

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    1. Thank you Vicki! Playing with digital elements is sometimes so much fun, too :) Glad you like my blog header! ♥♥♥

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  12. A really great card with some cool techniques x

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    1. Thank you Jane for your kind words! ♥

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  13. wow, Elina , fabulous creations! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Lora,
      Thank you for stopping by! I love your colourful cards, they are stunning!
      Wishing you all the best for 2015, too! ♥♥♥

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  14. Hi Elina your card is gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie,
      Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comment! ♥
      Your cards are so stunning! You are a true master of vintage and die-cutting - your projects are so elegant!
      Wishing you a great weekend!
      Hugs, Elina

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  15. Gorgoeus, great stamps and colours.

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    1. Oh Hermine,
      I'm a big fan of you! Thank you so much for your kind comment! ♥♥♥

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  16. This is such a pretty design! Love the colors you picked :)

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    1. Thank you, sweet Dee! ♥
      Happy New Year! Glad you stopped by!

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  17. Hello,
    Nice card, I love the colours!!
    Greetings,
    Elfje

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    1. Oh thank you Elvy! So happy you stopped in my blog! ♥

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  18. This is fabulous:) I'm off for a hop

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    1. Thank you Cheremane for stopping by! Happy hopping - the DT has made some pretty awesome projects for your inspiration!

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  19. You hit a home run with your beautiful card, Elina! It's just gorgeous. Love the step-by-step tutorial you have given us here. Thanks for the opportunity to win a piece of your artwork, as well as the other prizes!!

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    1. Thank you Kay for your sweetest words. They mean a lot to me ♥
      Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  20. Fantastic Tag, wonderful colours. I like the dreams being caught and the sentiment very much.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a piece of your ArT work and the MDF goodies:-) xxx

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    1. Thank you massofhair for your kind comment. Thank you for stopping by - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  21. I love your mixed media project. The background is so vibrant! I love your sentiment choice. The use of tissue paper is fab!

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    1. Thank you Jerrie for your kind words! Playing with stamps, tissue paper and gel medium is always lot of fun!

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  22. Gorgeous card my fav colour combo loving all the layers and stamps used.

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  23. fabulous card great colours and thanks for chance to win too xx

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    1. Thanks Leslie! ♥ Keeping my fingers crossed for you! :D

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  24. Stunning and such fab colours xxx

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    1. Thank you Jilly! During dark winter months one needs colour, lots of colour! :D

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  25. Gorgeous results. I love your saying you have. Dream is one of my favourite sayings on projects and cards.

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    1. Thank you Beth for stopping by in my blog! Dream is one of my favourite sayings, too! ♥

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  26. Stunning card, using my favourite colour palette!

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  27. Fabulous design, Elina! Love the layers and combination of images and patterns. I'm off to buy some masking fluid to give this a try :) Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah for your comment! Would love to see some of your projects in which you have used masking fluid. So easy, you can't believe!

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  28. Beautiful card in ultra lush colours Elina,must be hard for you to part with it ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Donna, thank you so much for your kind words ♥♥♥

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  29. Beautiful tag you've created lovely colours you've used blended into it and the way your catching the word dream is really kewl :)

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  30. THis is just beautiful! I love the colors!

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    1. Thank you Jean for your kind comment! ♥

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  31. Such a great art project!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by in my blog and for your kind comment! ♥

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  32. Such a great project! I love the colors an the layers.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! Love your talent - your projects are so inspiring!

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  33. Lovely colours!

    Well done x

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  34. Great card and I love those yummy colours !
    Corrie x

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    1. Thank you Corrie for your kind words! Vibrant, strong colours - yes, they are my thing :)

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  35. Oh, my goodness....this is gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors and that image! Thanks for detailing your process. I am interested in trying masking fluid. Thanks for the inspiration!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Janis for your kind comment. You really need to try out masking fluid with stamps. You'll be amazed how easy and fun it is to use!

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  36. Great card and a good reminder to try out all of those different techniques.

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    1. Thank you Claire for your sweet words! ♥

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  37. Nice card!
    I suppose that the harlequins are stamped on tissue paper, aren't they?

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    1. Yes, they are. I used simple white tissue paper and black Archival ink. Glued down with gel medium. A fun technique!

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    2. I'm so happy that I will be able to admire your wonderful artwork IRL, because my comment was selected to win. :-))
      Thank you so much in advance!
      I also appreciate it that you react on all comments.

      greetings, Trix

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    3. Hi Trix,
      Warmest congrats to you!!

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  38. So many gorgeous layers of ink and stamps - just about everything I love! Thanks for the blog hop Karen x

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    1. Hi Karen, I hope you had fun hopping! I think the entire team made amazing job with their projects, don't you think! ♥

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  39. First, the colors and the touch of humor (repeat) caught my eye. But then... You are a genius. Those stars she is catching in her net. I still haven't figured out how you Acevedo that look. Is it just the use of the white on the are to highlight it? Amazing!

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    1. Thank you Maria for your sweet comment!
      The stars were really easy to make; heavy gel medium through a star stencil. Gel medium is such a versatile material to use, for gluing, masking, mixing with paints for extra texture, ...

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  40. Love your mixed media project. I'm starting the hop today and so looking forward to seeing all your teamies work. Xxx

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    1. Thank you Yvonne for taking part in our blog hop! Hope the projects will inspire you! ♥

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    1. Thank you for stopping by in my blog! ♥

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    1. Thanks lulu,
      So happy you stopped by. Hope you liked our blog hop! ♥

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  43. oh wow love the colours and techniques you have used - Fab

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  44. WOW, LOVE the collage of stamps on your card, it's also one of my favorite techniques!

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  45. Great card - love the background colours
    Have a lovely day :)

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    1. Thank you Carol for stopping by! ♥
      Wising you a lovely day, too!

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  46. Really gorgeous Elina! I recently purchased some gel medium - you've inspired me to USE IT!

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    1. Oh I hope you start playing with it! I think it's the most versatile medium. I suggest you also try dying the gel medium with drops of spray mists - it creates a nice, transparent but colourful result!

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  47. Kiva kortti ja loistavat värit olet valinnut. Tuo "unelmien sieppaajanainen" leimasin on fantastinen. Raikasta pakkaspäivää täältä Keski-Suomesta!

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    1. Kiitos Eeva ihanista sanoistasi! Terveiset sinne Keski-Suomeen täältä etelämpää!

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  48. Really gorgeous Elina! I am definitely going to try masking with gel medium. Love your papermache horse too!

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    1. Thank you April for your kind comment. I hope you start playing with gel medium - it's so easy, versatile and fun to work with!

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  49. Lovely colors with your cards.. I love the stenciling of the stars and how they kept the original pinkish color.. Love the image.. my kinda card.. excited to hop with you guys today!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words ♥♥♥
      Happy to hear you enjoyed our blog hop!

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  50. Your card is beautiful. Love that stamp and the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Donna. Glad to hear you liked my card!
      That stamp is one of my favorites, too!

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  51. Beautiful artwork. Well balanced and lovely sentiment . Love the techniques used too. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

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  52. OMGosh! I love that stamp of the lady! What a fun make!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Jackie! So happy to hear that you liked my little card project! ♥

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  53. Ihana kortti - Lovely card. This blog hop is interesting - new to me. I love stamping and it´s so wonderful to see all blogs!

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    1. Kiitos Saila - mahtava juttu, että poikkesit blogissani! Eikö blogihyppelyssä ollutkin mukavia töitä näytillä!

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  54. The detail round the edge of the card is awsome and the colour is so cool! #StampingIsAwsome!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! ♥

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  55. Onpas ihana kortti! Tuota gelmedium tähti tekniikkaa täytyykin kokeilla joskus...

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    1. Kiitos Piiku! Gel medium on siitä huippuaine, että sillä tekee niin monia juttuja. Kokeile ehdottomasti!
      Kävin blogissasi ihailemassa ATC-korttejasi ja innostuin niistä todella. Pitäisiköhän tänä viikonloppuna kokeilla itsekin? :D

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  56. Great project and wonderful advice!

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    1. Thank you Immi for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed our blog hop!

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  57. great textured piece Elina.

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  58. Stunning colours Elina and so well composed. Nikki xx

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! I stopped by in your blog and saw many amazing projects. You are so talented!

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  59. Kaunista katseltavaa ja väri loistava.

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    1. Kiitos Marjut kauniista sanoistasi!

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  60. Lovely card Elina, really like the colours and the stamped sentiment - thanks for sharing it :o)

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    1. Thank you steffi for your kind comment! ♥

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  61. Hey Elina!! I love the colors you used on your card!! The sentiment is so fitting for the lady with the catchers net. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you! So happy to hear you liked my little card!

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  62. I love your card Elina .... the colours are gorgeous and the sentiment is fab! xx

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