Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TAWS New Release Blog hop - January 2015

Hello Friends!!

Welcome to The Alley Way Stamps - TAWS New Release Blog Hop!!  You should have arrived from Marina's blog - if not c'mon back and start from the beginning with us!
It's always an exciting time when there's a new release!  I have two cards for you today.  My first card features all of the cutie patootie little monsters from the new set Oogles all peeking out from a die-cut frame.
I started by wet watercoloring two panels of watercolor paper using a rainbow of colors from my Sakura Koi Watercolor set.  It came out in a sort of tie dye fashion.  Once it was dry, I stamped my images repeatedly placing them in areas where I knew they'd get the best color effect.  I then fussy cut them all out.  I coated them all with a quick swipe using my Wink of Stella glitter brush.

The black frame with the word 'joy' that you see is this Die-namics die from MFT.  I put adhesive around the back of the black frame and then placed my cut out images exactly where I wanted them.  Once I placed them I then added that panel to the numeric paper in the background and trimmed off any extra that was hanging out of the sides.
I placed my sentiment using Hero Arts black ink (my favorite) and then added the heat embossed gold hearts and stars for an added touch.

I couldn't help myself and created a second card using the Oogles set.  This time I chose the little splat monster using my Distress Inks, stamping on watercolor paper in a repeated rainbow pattern. 
 I very lightly spritzed the entire panel using a mister bottle of water to give them a fuzzy effect and then outlined them with a very thin Copic multiliner to give them more definition.  I placed a few scattered sequins around the card and added my sentiment on a hand cut flag banner.  
The possibilities with this amazing set are endless!!

Now, onto some more fun information!!  I know that you're simply going to LOVE all of the New Release Goodness!   This crazy-cute Mini Set called Nessie, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of January, 2015.








Now let's keep this hop moving onto the next TAWS design team member Nath!  I've added the entire hop list below in case you lose your place!  Thanks again ever so much for being with me today!  It was a pleasure!  See you again soon!






















Crafty Hugs!
Meredith


24 comments:

Larisa said...

Such a sweet card! Love it! The stamps are so cute.

Lenora Clark said...

What is better than monsters? More monsters! Great cards!

Kerri said...

both of your card are great..love the monsters!!

Tasha Freeman said...

I totally LOVE both cards!!!

Celeste Goff said...

OMG, such super cute cards! I love how you water colored the monsters on the first card. Really makes them pop!

Parker said...

I totally love the monster set Oogles you've used (I love Nessie as well). The layout on your first card, and how you went about coloring the monsters is wonderfully creative and fun. Thanks for the share. Good job.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I love it!

Mary Holshouser said...

bright, colorful cards and so much fun Anybody who gets these cards will be instantly cheered and happy.
thanks for sharing.

Irene Grau said...

Such cute cards! That monster card is so detailed -- so much fussy cutting. But the effect is stunning. Both cards are adorable. Loving this set!

Anja Curvers said...

Ooohhh these cards are awesome really love these monsters.

Indy said...

Oh these are absolutely darling! Love the bright colors!

Amy C. said...

Your designs are so fun and fresh! I love all the color!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow I love your coloured monsters!

*Vicki* said...

Such cute and colorful monster designs here!! I love them both! ;)

Lindsey said...

These cards are amazing! The time it must have taken you to make them...I'm wowed.

Charyl Hodges said...

I really liked the second card, it was very colorful.

Kim Heggins said...

These are beyond amazing and I am loving your technique and can not wait to give this a try.

Cornelia W said...

FUN, FUN, FUN - MONSTER FUN! Happy New Year to you!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the colors of your little monsters. Fun cards. TFS

Brenda in IN said...

Love this monster card. How cute. So is the second one. Cute release.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love you fun and bright cards!

Joyce N. said...

Awesome technique! I love love these cards!

Denise Bryant said...

so cute... love the colors!

Valentini Fou said...

I love your technique and the colors!!! Your cards are amazing!!!!,thank you for the ideas :)