Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Skipping Stones and Scor- Pal blog hog!!!

Good Tuesday Morning!

Today Skipping Stones Design is excited to be celebrating the release of another BEAUTIFUL stamp set! It is called Beautiful Botanicals and it is a must have!!! And, even better, Skipping Stones has joined up with the fabulous Scor-Pal team for an amazing blog hop! The hop will begins at the Scor-Pal blog and will finish off at the Skipping Stones blog! If you came from  Diane Zechman's  blog you are already on track! If no, you may want to hop on back to Scor-Pal to join in on ALL the fun!

Don't forget to leave comments! Skipping Stones Design will be giving away one stamp set to a lucky winner and Scor-Pal is giving away a Scor-Buddy, so there is lots to win!

Our sketch artist this month is  Anji Barrs and here is my take on this week's sketch.


I used several Skipping Stones sets on my card this week: Beautiful Botanicals, Dandelion Dreams, and Grunge 1 and 2. My card this week was inspired by my love and fear of spray ink.  They terrify me! I hope I am not alone here.  I know they add so much to a project and they are oh, so trendy, but they can be somewhat- how do you say- unpredictable, and the thought of messing up a nearly finished project is more than I can take sometimes! Luckily, my answer to getting some control and still getting the look comes from my Skipping Stones stash- in the form of Grunge 1 and 2!


I started by stamping the splatter image from Grunge 2 in Grapefruit Memento ink to create a background.  The sketch, you will notice features four rectangles, so create this effect on my card, I used my score buddy to emboss some lines that I then inked to further define.  Next I die cut an oval and complimentary scallop.  I stamped the large floral images in Aqua and Cantaloupe ink from Beautiful Botanicals, Butterfly from Dandelion Dreams and more splatters from Grunge 1.  A couple small pearls and a little inking around the edges finished it off.


The sentiment is from Beautiful Botanicals stamped in Walnut Stain distress ink.  I finally added a scalloped edge in aqua and a matching rick rack trim to finish off the card.

Now it's YOUR turn! Join in the sketch challenge this week by creating a card using the featured sketch and link up to the Skipping Stones site for your chance to win FREE stamps! You don't have to use Skipping Stones Stamps, but we love when you do! Do you have a Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy? We would love to see you rocking those, too!!! We ask that you don't combine the challenge with more than five total in your post (including SSD) and please link back here! Have fun! Your next stop on the hop is  Gini Cagle's  blog!

A HUGE thank you to Scor-Pal for providing Scor-Buddies to the Skipping Stones Design Team! We LOVE THEM!!!!

Here is the complete hop order for you, just in case!

Scor-Pal Blog
Lindsay Amrhein
Diane Zechman
Katie Gehring
Gini Cagle
Stephanie Mino
Karen Baker
Anji Barrs
Lisa Andrews
JoAnn Valderama
Katie Tate
A.J. Otto
Jennifer Ingle
Steph Ackerman
Wendy Jordan
Tami Mayberry
Pamela Young
Amy Tsuruta
Kandi Phillips
Wendy Price
Skipping Stones Design Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy hopping!

Katie

71 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Katie! I love that background!!!

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  2. You did a great job with the speckling-LOVE the effect Katie!

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  3. How Beautiful! I love the paint splatter, I'm afraid like you! But you look like a pro!!! I love how you scored the background into sections and I love how you stamped the the image on an oval! Just beautiful , Love it:)
    ~Kim

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  4. Awesome card- I love the background!

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  5. Love what you did with my sketch. The paint splatter background is so fun!

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  6. Love the splatter image in that background. It makes that classy stamped image of the flowers so whimisical!

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  7. Love the colors and your use of the spray background was spot on!

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  8. Love the splatter effect, and your color choices compliment each other so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love the colors! Thanks for hopping with us :)

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  10. So very "springy"! I love the colors in this one.

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  11. Love the colors...beautiful card!

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  12. Wow - that splatter background really looks, well, splattered - instead of stamped. Lovely card!

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  13. These colors are YUMMY!!!

    PS - I usually see your blog in my reader, so I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your blog header!!

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  14. Lovely card...Love the specling..

    Caz xx

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  15. Beautiful card. The colors are so pretty.

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  16. What a great splash of color on that background!

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  17. What a great splash of color on that background!

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  18. very pretty card, love the colors.

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  19. this is soooo beautiful love the the color combo!!!

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  20. This is so pretty ! I love that background, and I love how you scored the cardstock to create the panels. Thanks!

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  21. lovely....what spectacular color picks!

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  22. The design, the color, everything is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I too struggle with the spray ink. But I have found my mistakes work out great for punches. You did a fabulous job.

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  24. So beautiful. I love the speckled background

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  25. What a wonderful card, love the panel look!!
    Cindylu

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  26. The spray inks scrae me too; nice job. I like that you scored it to make it look like panels.

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  27. I like how you used those Grunge stamps and I never would've thought to ink my score lines. Thanks for the idea!

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  28. Beautiful! I love the image.

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  29. How very cool! I love that you used simple scoring to define your panels!

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  30. wow! they really do look like paint splatters

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  31. What a fun card! Love the colors.
    hugs,
    Gini

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  32. wow....lovely card..simply beautiful

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  33. Gorgeous card, I so understand the fear of spraying, love it stamped, beautiful effect TFS

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  34. This is beautiful! I love it! :)

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  35. Very nice card. I like the pearl gems they add a touch of class to it. Very nice job.

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  36. Love the background and the subtle scoring detail.

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  37. Really enjoyed your card, enough to scraplift. ;-)

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  38. Beautiful design. You did a great job of splattering! Wow.
    dbonczek@comcast.net

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  39. Great card I love the colour combination.

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  40. Love that splatter!! It's on my want list! Great card!

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  41. Beautiful love the colors and the way you separated ea. is cool the paint splatter is cool. thanks for sharing.abbraddock@msn.com

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  42. Love all the misting! Looks awesome :)

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  43. That is one cool BG stamp. The splatters look so "real". Love your colors.

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  44. LOVE that color combo! Great job, Katie!

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  45. Beautiful card. I love the background.

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  46. What a lovely card, I love the colors.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  47. Very pretty card! Love the colours. :)

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  48. love the color combo. The background is striking. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love this image and your color palette is perfect!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win!!!

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  50. Ooooh! Love that aqua and cantaloupe combination! And I can't wait to try out the new Botanical set! And what a fun give-away, love to have a Scor-Pal!

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  51. LOVE the background! Very cool...and I think it would terrify me too! LOL TFS!

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  52. Wonderful background, love the splash technique!

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  53. That is so sweet (and pretty)! Your sister is going to love that!

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  54. Loved the way you created the background

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  55. What a terrific job with the speckling to create this fun effect. Great use of all the stamps.

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  56. I love the splattered background!

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  57. The paint splatter - very nice touch.

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  58. Such beautiful spring colors!

    Deanne :)

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  59. Super misting and superb colors! Great card!

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  60. So pretty! That background is too beautiful for words! :)

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