Saturday, June 20, 2015

Final Hop Day with Verve June Release Hop!


It's the final day of our June 2015 Verve Spotlight Hops! All of the stamps and dies you've seen this week are available in the Verve online store now! Sit back and relax for one last inspirational stroll as our sneaky Verve spotlight lands on Diva's choice today. And to cap off this release, we're giving away the entire release to one lucky commenter along today's hop, so come along with us as we share one last look-see at our newest release!



It's been a wonderful week of spotlights, I'm so joyed I played along in half of the days and share projects with the stamps and dies Julee so graciously sent me.

Hopping along today you would have come her via Amy Tsuruta's blog and staying here for a glance or two at my projects today. Yes, I made that a plural as in I couldn't stop thinking of how to use this set and a plain jane, too!


Today I'm spotlighting what the rest of the party saw on Day 4, The Buzz, The Buzz Die Set, and Proverbs 16:24.

I'm playing along in the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge hosted by Kyra Sanders with MIX125: Go to the Sea! Throw your shoreline findings onto a piece of paper and spray, splatter or emboss over the top of them to get a great pattern underneath. Try it out on your next project. (You would not believe I had an emptied fruit-cup filled with pebble gravel in my craft room and that's what I used. LOL

So to create my mixed media background I pulled out a book page from my Michael's $1 bin book and thinly scraped white gesso over it with the edge of piece of cardstock. I let it dry and then threw my rocks on top and grabbed a few of my color sprays. I repeated the process with three different colors and hit it with my heat gun before removing my rocks each time. It's almost like a reverse bokeh effect. Once dry, I glued onto a white card base.

I sprayed white cardstock with two yellow mists and brown very lightly and then stamped the bee's hive where I thought it looked best. I used The Buzz Die Set to cut the hive out. 

The sentiment is embossed in black for contrast and to find out where I wanted my sentiment, I laid the hive down temporarily and stamped with watermark ink.

The hive is popped up with foam squares and then I stamped the small bee a few times heading off to find out what the buzz is all about.


I think I did try to use my white PITT Pastell pencil for some more artsy detail, but it didn't want to lay down onto the mists and gesso well. 

My second piece is a personal sneak peek, I'll be posting it next week if you want to see the whole card. It's a chalkboard style sentiment and almost nearly a flat layer card, really easy to put together.


One more look see before you hop on over to Shantaie's blog, I had made all the parts and pieces that are in The Buzz Stamp Set and when I started to put them together on a card it just wasn't working, so that's why I have more to sneak peek today. Yep, you'll need to stop by again next week to see the full card. :) It's okay if you don't, you can always find them on my Splitcoaststampers gallery, too, just next week.


Thanks soooooo much for letting me gab awhile today and share all the fun new Verve that's in the house! Good luck with your chances to win the entire release today, just make sure you hop and comment, hop and comment, hop and....

Day 6 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Christyne
3. Teresa9. Maureen
4. Amber10. Amy
5. Laurie11. Janelle
6. Marisa12. Shantaie

Details: (Mixed Media What's the Buzz Card)
Stamps: The Buzz (Verve Stamps) (Sneak peek at Proverbs 16:24, too)
Paper: Mixed Media White Paper (Stampendous), book page ($1 bin at Michaels)
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Red marker (Copic)
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Detail Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Mister Huey's Color Mist Ocean and Powder Blue (Studio Calico), London Blue (Dylusions Mist, Ranger), white gesso (DecoArt), pebbles

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54 comments:

  1. Love both of your cards...so pretty! Love all the inkiness of the first one and the colors in the second!

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  2. LOVE your mixed media background. I'm going to give that a try this weekend! As for the sneak peek...what a tease! I can't wait to see the full card and find out how you made it. It looks amazing!

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    1. I think you're going to love the background technique. if you are on Splitcoaststampers be sure to add your project to the MIX125 gallery. We'd love to see it there!

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  3. Love the background you've created - such an intriguing idea!

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  4. That blue background is amazingly gorgeous!!

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  5. Janelle, I love your mixed media card! Gorgeous!

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  6. That background is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for the how to info & thank you for sharing your talents this week too :)

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  7. Very lovely card.Beautiful background too.

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  8. I love these cards with all their bright colours! they are all so very different. The new release are amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize.

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  9. On the first card the blue background and text pulled me in--so nice. I appreciate learning HOW you created this beauty! All of the cards are remarkable--thank you for sharing and educating!

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Your background is amazing!

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  11. Love the background on this card and the bee set is fabulous!

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  12. You make the most interesting backgrounds for your cards. I need to follow your example and ramp up my backgrounds for truly spectacular cards.

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  13. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Your first card is fabulous - I am in love with it. The background turned out amazing. The bee on your 2nd card looks so real!

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  14. Wonderful card great Color combo-- and I love all your bees buzzing around, it works perfect with the sentiment

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  15. Very cool background -- love those blue hues!

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  16. Adore the background and love the gravel in a cup for use :) Darling movement with the bees around the hive too.

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  17. Awesome background you created!

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  18. Your mixed media background is over the top! Your card is so pretty!

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  19. Your background is amazing, love all the little bees. Can't wait to see the other card.

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  20. Beautiful card and another wonderful background. Your personal sneak peak looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see the whole thing;)

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  21. wow... what a cool background!! fabulous card!

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  22. Wonderful card, lovin that mixed media background.

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  23. great tip for making this fab background!

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  24. Wow! Both are simply gorgeous! Love the colors and the texture and...and..and....YUM! ♥

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  25. Wow, your background is incredible!!! really gives the stamp images a completely new look.

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  26. beautiful card!! love the background.. the 2 sneak peeks are lovely!!

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  27. This is so artistic and lovely!! I love how you created your background - so cool!!

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  28. Very neat mixed media look you achieved on your card. I really like the peek at the 2nd card so I will have to see it next week.

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  29. Love this card! the Hive is cute and the sneak peak is awesome!!!

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  30. Love the card. Thanks for the background instructions!

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  31. Loving that background, just fantastic and what a great sneak!

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  32. love the techniques! great card and new releases!

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  33. I am smitten with the bees in this set.

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  34. Beautiful card! That background is fabulous!!

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  35. Just beautiful, Janelle! Love that fabulous background and your buzzing little bees. And I've got a pile of pieces and parts from this week too. Yours look fabulous and I can't wait to see more! Thanks for hopping along with us this week!

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  36. So cute. Love that great background.

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  37. What a cool card! I really love the background.

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  38. I love the card background and am just amazed at the directions for creating it. Sounds like a fun activity for my fourth graders! Love the sneak peek, too. Can see lots of uses for that scripture!

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  39. What a gorgeous background for this beautiful card! And your sneaky peek looks very enticing! Thanks for the inspiration this week! It was my first hop with Verve and I really enjoyed it!

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  40. Your card is beautiful. What a great sneaky peak, too. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  41. You've created a gorgeous mixed media card, Janelle! (And I love your chalkboard sneak peak, too!!) Hugs, Darnell

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  42. I love the background you have made by spraying that pretty blue over the text and the lovely cake on top. Very pretty. x

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  43. Wow both are very pretty love that blue background.

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  44. I love your sneak peaks but, your card is spectacular- I love the blue and the dimensions and the colors- FABULOUS!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the finished cards from the peaks too

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  45. I absolutely love the background!

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  46. Beautiful Buzz card! Such an awesome background :-)
    Thanks for the sneak peeks!

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