05 March 2016

Ken Oliver Crafts & Impression Obsession Blog Hop



You should have just come from the very talented artist and also my very good friend Dina

We have some beautiful projects to share AND PRIZES to give away!


This is the card I created for this hop, here are the details:

  • Tap a little bit of Ultramarine Blue Color Burst on a piece of watercolor cardstock, spray water as much or as little as you want, I wanted a soft ground so I sprayed a good amount of water. 
  • Tap a bit of Terra Verte Color Burst  on the bottom area of your watercolor panel, spray water and let it dry. I wanted this side a bit darker, so I didn't add much water.
  • On another piece of watercolor repeat the process with both colors. At this point I used the edges of the Ultramarine Blue side, love the little dot and splashes and used it to die-the clouds. 
  • I used the green area to die-cut Grass Border, this one was a lot lighter than the main panel to create a contrast.
  • I used Alizarin Crimson Color Burst for the heart balloons.
  • I stamped the image from Balloon Bouquet and Bunches of Love sentiment on the watercolor panel in Lamp Black Ink, then I stamped it on another piece and cut out the girls and heart balloons.
  • I added all the pieces to a 6"x 6" card base. The watercolor panel is 5.5" x 5.5".



The hop will run for 2 days (3/4/16 - 3/5/16) with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs each day at 8am EST. Visit the fabulous designers from both team’s blogs and leave a comment (please only one comment per person/ per blog) for a chance to win! Winners will randomly be chosen and announced on Monday March 7th.

The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 


Ken Oliver Crafts will be giving away a set of Color Burst and
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificates to two lucky winners!
Making the prize package a retail value of $60 a day!!!



Comment entries will be open until 9pm EST on Sunday March 6th and all winners will be announced Monday March 7th on the Ken Oliver Crafts and Impression Obsession Blogs.

Good luck!

Blog Hop List:

Yvonne Blair 
Dina Kowal

Hope you like it!
Have fun hopping!

93 comments:

  1. That sweet little bouquet of hearts with the silhouette really pops on your card. Lovely project! TFS!

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  2. Your card is gorgeous!!! Love it!! Don't have any color bursts yet, hoping to win some!!!!

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  3. Such a sweet card - I love that stamp! And the color bursts are great!

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  4. This is adorable. The die cuts are so pretty!

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  5. This card is just lovely and think the color burst give fantastic background images.

    Love them

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  6. Love the silhouette girl with all the bright colors

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  7. Sweetness! I love your sky paint technique & the grass is super fun. Great card.

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  8. I love your card - it is perfect! Great job!

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  9. So so cute. Love your card and the colors look great.
    suzschultz23@oaol.com

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  10. So so cute. Love your card and the colors look great.
    suzschultz23@oaol.com

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  11. I have struggled with using the silhouette stamps. You have found the perfect way to use them!

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  12. what a sweet card and I love silhoettes. I also love that tall grass die you used.

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  13. what a sweet card and I love silhoettes. I also love that tall grass die you used.

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  14. Beautiful scene! Love the dimension!

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  15. Such a sweet card. Love the pop of red from the balloons against that wonderful sky.

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  16. Love the use of color, silhouette and sentiment used in this project. Ken Oliver Color Burst makes this card pop and your creative way putting these products together makes it have a personality all of its own. I would love giving this card to someone special. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  17. That sky you created looks so lifelike! The kind of blue sky we see only rarely anymore...loved to pop of color from the balloons, too! Thx for sharing... ��

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  18. So pretty. Love the girl with her heart balloons. Love the your technique of the Color Burst at the bottom as it makes the grass appear as if it's just growing out of the ground.

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  19. Great card. I love the textures. Great job!

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  20. Very cute. The balloons just pop on this. Your background is beautiful.

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  21. Wow! What amazing card! I love the beautiful colours!!!

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  22. This is so gorgeous! Love the colors, the 3d heart balloons.. everything!

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  23. Gorgeous card. Love everything about it.

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  24. Beautiful. I love the clouds. :-)

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  25. the little heart balloons bouquet is very cute and i just love using silhouette stamps over color burst backgrounds!
    tfs, sandyh

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  26. Colors are beautiful. I have always loved silhouettes but have never tried it. Now I have too. Thank you.

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  27. Oooh your background is really beautiful, such a sweet, sweet card...love the sentiment, silhouette and the bouquet of heart balloons!

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  28. What a sweet card. thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love everything about this card - the girl, the bunch of heart balloon and the sentiment. Wonderful.

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  30. Beautiful sky for this great scene. The silhouette is perfect for this card.

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  31. This is SO SWEET! I LOOOVE the Color Burst on the clouds, background, & even on the ground for grass.....you've given this such demension; & you've shown how versatile this product is with the balloons too!!!!!!!!! ;)QUITE PERFECT if you ask me! LOL ;)

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  32. What a wonderful scene you have created!!! It is lovely!!!

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  33. So pretty! I do love the cloud-like effect :)

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  34. So pretty! I do love the cloud-like effect :)

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  35. That is simply adorable! So fresh and fun!

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  36. Loving this. Pretty sky and wonderful hear balloons.

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  37. Giovana...Oh you touched my "heart" with all those "heart" balloons along with the sentiment! It stands out so very lovely in front of that "color burst" background! LoVe it!

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  38. Lovey card Govan a that blue is gorgeous ☺

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  39. So sorry Giovana - predictive text changed your name and I didn't notice 😯

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  40. Ooohhh!!! I'm speechless....!!! Love, love this card! Fabulous any detail, from the background to the balloons-hearts, to the silouette... Any detail is just amazing!
    I pinned it!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481828224/

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  41. Oh I love your card!! Thanks so much for explaining all the steps!

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  42. Adorable card that stamp is on my wish list. I have had it in my cart but it was voted out for one of the new IO dies. LOL I can't buy it all even tho I want too. But after seeing this card it will be in the cart my next shopping trip. LOL

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  43. I really like how you colored your clouds. Lovely card.

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  44. Silhouettes are my fave and your little girl on the nice Color Burst background make a nice combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  45. What an amazing card. Love it.

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  46. What an amazing card. Love it.

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  47. The three d dimension to this canvas/ card is wonderful! I like the girl with the balloons and the fact that it is a silhouette

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  48. opps, sorry I pushed the wrong key, I wasnt done with that! LOL! I think I have to say that the blue is one of my favorites mixed with the green. I love your adorable litle clouds and the grass is one of my favorite die cuts lately! Great job thank you for sharing your art!

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  49. Love the background!!! Beautiful card!!!

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  50. So sweet. love the clouds and the heart balloons.

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  51. Great card. Love how it made it so dimensional with the clouds, grass and the lovely heart bouquets.
    The watercolor background is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Your card is precious. Beautiful scene.

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  53. Your card is precious. Beautiful scene.

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  54. Love the card - I love the dies used !

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  55. Wonderful scene you created,. Love how you colored the clouds. TFS

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  56. I absolutely love your creation. I own this stamp and just can't wait to try it with the color bursts!

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  57. I love the drama that the black silhouette adds to the gorgeous color. Nice!

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  58. I absolutely love this card. I own this stamp so I am looking forward to trying this with the Color Bursts!

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  59. Great card love all the layers and the colors you used. Beautiful!

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  60. Wow. Beautiful card. I really need colorburst in my life.

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  61. Oh my gosh, I love this adorable little scene. The balloons and silhouette are fun against the sky background.

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  62. Pretty!! I love your sky & clouds and the layers of balloons!!

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  63. What a sweet card! I like the soft colors you used here.

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  64. Great card. Love the way you've done the clouds and the grass. I can see a lot of possibilities for this product.

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  65. Lovely - what great color and dimension!
    Dorothy aka etsdas

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  66. I just love everything about this card. The silhouette girl, the clouds and the grass. just perfect

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  67. I just love everything about this card. The silhouette girl, the clouds and the grass. just perfect

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  68. Great use of color! Love the heart balloons!

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  69. I saw this stamp at Photoscraps in Maryland on Friday. Love how you used it with colorburst!

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  70. Love your use of Colorburst. Your card is adorable.

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  71. Lovely card. The sky is impressive.

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  72. I just love your card! I think the silhouette of the girl against your beautiful sky is really striking!

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  73. Beautiful card. Love the bouquet of heart balloons. Thanks

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  74. Beautiful! Love the silhouette with the red balloons! Great job creating the scene. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  75. Love your AWESOME layers! I absolutely love how the Color Burst moves and blends!

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  76. Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win. :o)

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