Daily Archives: May 9, 2013

MIX15 Extraordinary Torn Flower Tutorial

This is my card for this week’s Mix-Ability (MIX15) Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge this week is to uses pieces of paper to create a scene or pattern on your project.

Here’s my card using paper from The Paper Loft, Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks from Clearsnap and white acrylic paint.

I started with a Straw cardstock card. Tear strips of patterned paper to fit front of card. Papers are from the Easy Breezy Collection from The Paper Loft.

Sponge all edges with Chestnut Roan Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink and assemble.

Tear circles that will become a flower from yellow and gold papers. Tear two leaf shapes from green paper.

Sponge flower parts with Amber Clay and Chestnut Roan Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink. I inked first with Amber Clay and then darkened some areas with Chestnut Roan ink.

Sponge leaves with Dark Moss Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink.

Once I had everything sponged a thinned down some white acrylic paint and splattered everything with an old paint brush.

Assemble your flower by crumpling a bit and layering from the biggest circle to the smallest. Add leaves attach to card. Add a brad (I have no idea where this one came from… I removed the prongs before attaching).

Wrap hemp twine around card and tie in a bow. Attach sentiment.


Tiddly Inks and MarkerPop Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + Tiddly Inks Blog Hop!!!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more! Tiddly Inks provides cute and quirky stamps—both digital and clear—plus some digital papers; all are illustrated by Christy Croll! Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the adorable Tiddly Inks images along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com. If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

Here’s my card using Tiddly Inks Clear Stamp – Hopping By, Bo Bunny Paper Pad – Detour, Cotton Fabric Tape – Mini Gingham Check Mix Red and colored with  Touch Twin markers. Inks from Clearsnap. Dies from Sizzix.

PRIZES: We have TWO awesome Tiddly Inks stamp sets up for grabs! One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Tiddly Inks!

HOW TO WIN: Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post. TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left. The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Monday, May 13th at 11:59pm EST. Blog Hop winners will be announced Tuesday, May 14th!

1. MarkerPOP! Blog
2. Tiddly Inks Blog
3. Amanda
4. Jeanne
5. Jodi
6. Kelli
7. Lucianna
8. Marie
9. Marlena
10. Melissa
11. Michelle
12. Tina
13. Tracy

Happy Hopping!