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Rainbow World!

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Hello everyone!! I'm finally back with a post!  Today I used one of my favourite stamp sets of ALL TIME...Origami Map from Neat and Tangled.  This is such a unique stamp set and I had one particular idea in mind.  No line watercolour with my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  It is such a shame, but I haven't used them in awhile :(

I first stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto some Strathmore Watercolor Paper.  I chose the following colours:  Mustard, Violet, Sun Yellow, Iris Blue, Apple Green, Fuchsia and Teal Green.


Behind the pencils, is the coloured and die cut image..sorry I didn't get an "in progress" shot!  I was in the colouring zone and totally forgot.
Here is a closer view:

I ended up spritzing the map with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer.  It looked ok but didn't really "wow" me.  So I remembered a technique that Yana Smakula showed on her blog.  It was using embossing ink and clear embossing powder ov…

Craftin Desert Divas JUNE RELEASE!!!

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Welcome to the CDD JuneProduct Release Blog Hop.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.







We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive. 


New $1.00 sequins....







Here's what I've created for you...

I used the Island Paradise stamp set along with the Crazy Stitched Frames for my first card.  I coloured quite a few images from the stamp set and fussy cut them out.  I just love that mask!!  To fill out the flowers, I actually used a couple of the larger hibiscus and leaf images from the Flowers in Bloom stamp set.


I die cut a white panel using the Crazy Stitched Frames (which are awesome!!!) and adhered all my elements to the centre and stamped "Aloha".

To say I love the Crazy Stitched Frames is an understatement.  Not only does it come with the frames themselves, but all those flower d…