Welcome back to Day 3 of the July 2014 Spotlight Hop! We have had a lot of fun sharing our sneak peeks with you this week and today there is even more complete yummness!
Earlier in the week we had our spotlight on Moments Remembered (Day 1) and Peaceful Medallions (Day 2) by illustrator/designer Chaitali Narla and now we are spotlighting stamps and dies from Verve owner, Julee Tilman. Hold on because it's fantastic imagery!
Today and all this week I've followed our talented Guest Diva Kay, in the hop list so if you just came from her blog then you are in the right spot. She's done an incredible job with this release, don't you think?
It's almost time to ready the pocketbook. Everything in the spotlight hops this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 7/11. Are your fingers getting itchy?
Julee's doodling style stamps are among the top favorites of mine. I cannot make them muted and dull because they just are not meant to be that way!
My theme this week is watercolor paper backgrounds using acrylic paints, sorry for the overload, and so it's fitting that I make a little sky and grass for these festive flowers in the Happy Place Stamp Set. The flowers are colored outside the lines with Copic Markers and then cut out with the coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set. There is a web of adhesive foam squares, glue and intertwining of stems to get them all in place before I glued it down to the background paper. White highlights are made with Copic Opaque White Medium and size 4 round tip brush.
Background border detail are two sized of PITT artist pens loosely drawn around the edge of the taped border.
Thanks for commenting and stopping in today! It's time to go on over to Charmaine's blog for more inspiration.
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals, an introduction of our 2 lovely guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!
Today's Prize: Happy Place (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Happy Doodles Die Set, 2 Corinthians 12:9
Comment Deadline: Sunday, July 13 @ 5PM Mountain
Stamps: Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Fluid), white cardstock (Neenah), retired cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), acrylic paints, alcohol markers (Copic)
Accessories: Happy Doodles Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Opaque White Medium (Copic), black brush and .08 pens (PITT Artist Pens, Faber-Castell)