Monday, April 4, 2011

Quietfire Design and Spellbinders Blog Hop

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop!

Quietfire Design is celebrating the honour of being chosen as a Preferred Stamp Partner with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts!

Every day a different Quietfire Designer will post their creations combining Quietfire rubber stamps and Spellbinders products in a blog entry (days and links to each blog are below). Each day a lucky participant will win one of the Quietfire Rubber stamps used that day plus Suzanne's choice of Spellbinders™ die!

To enter, simply comment below by midnight EST and you will be eligible for a random draw.

The winner will be announced here tomorrow. If your name is announced, please claim your prize by emailing me within 48 hours or we will draw again!

Here is our list of blogs and their special Quietfire Blog Hop days

Saturday, April 2: Wanda Hentges
Sunday, April 3: Becca Feeken
Monday, April 4: Me!
Tuesday, April 5: Yogi Grunwald
Wednesday, April 6: Robyn Josephs
Thursday, April 7: Suzanne Cannon

Thanks for playing! Happy Hopping and good luck!


The background layers for this card was created with a round sponge and Lyra Aquacolors. Moisten the sponge and rub Lyra crayon on a spot, then pounce onto white cardstock in scattered areas. Mix up shades of color families to get variations. Repeat, using fresh spots of sponge for different colors. Rinse sponge as needed. I chose to suggest a twilight scene for this card with blues, lavender and purple for the "sky" and several shades of green for the "garden."

Stamp "Leave room in your garden for faeries to dance." onto piece of sky background with Brilliance Graphite Black inkpad and emboss with clear embossing powder. Cut out using Spellbinders Labels Fifteen #4.

On piece of background with sky and garden colors, use the Checkerboard Corner stamp on the garden area to give the impression of flowers. Spritz stamp with water and blot. Rub various yellow, orange, red and pink Lyra Aquacolors on the stamp and press onto background. Repeat, turning stamp as needed, sometimes only using the tips and edges. Only color areas of stamp you want to imprint. Stamp Fiddleheads along bottom with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy Dew Drop inkpad. Cut out using Spellbinders Labels Eight #5.


Run another piece of background paper through a Wizard, etc., using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Align dots in folder and run through again to get a finished piece of 4 1/4x 6 1/4".

Rub all three layers created with background paper with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple Dew Drop inkpad.

Cut two pieces of dark green textured cardstock using Spellbinders Fancy Tags. Cut in half. Ink pieces with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy Dew Drop inkpad to match the Fiddleheads.

Ink the egg from Flourished Flight stamp set with Brilliance Sunshine Yellow Dew Drop inkpad, then use tip of Brilliance Rocket Red Gold Dew Drop inkpad on the edges. Stamp 5 times on white cardstock. Trim closely. Stack together and use needle tool to punch a hole in the smaller end. Tamp Hearts mini-brad onto Rocket Red Gold inkpad and into clear embossing powder. Hold in tweezers and heat. Repeat. Use brad and eggs to form flower. Curl edges of petals over a pencil.


Cut a layer of light green textured cardstock with Spellbinders Labels Eight #6. Create a 5x7" card and assemble card as shown. Mount saying layer and flower with popdots.

Thanks for visiting. Good luck in the drawing!

131 comments:

Jana said...

I love your card & your choice of color really makes this pop!!

Ola said...

This is beautiful & I love the colors!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Quietfire said...

Lovely Monica! Thank you so much! Oh, look at the flourishes in the petals of the flower! Sweet!

Vickie Merrick said...

The color combination is so pleasing and I LOVE the yellow flower!

Linda said...

Linda F. said...
Beautiful card. Great color combination. I really like the yellow flower with the flourishes. Thank you for sharing.

Vic said...

Your card is lovely! The "egg" flower is especially cute.

Heather said...

I've never used Aquacolors before. I'll have to try that. Your card is sweet. :)

Tanja said...

This is such a beautiful piece of stamped art. The watercolour sponged effect and the soft "flower impression" stamping are fantastic as is the yellow homemade flower. So clever Have you tried watercolour painting on a picture to be framed? (i think you would create something lovely)

Chris said...

one word WOW!!!

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty card...so 'Spring'!!!!
Jan

luvthatstampin said...

I start looking at the computer too late at night so I lose chances to play. I'm in AZ so EST can trip me up! In any case, I admire your card and hope I can design as well some day.

luvthatstampin said...

Love your cat widget, kept my cat occupied for a few minutes!

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Beautiful card! I love the offset Spellbinders!

Jinnag said...

This is one of my favourite quotes - and such a lovely card you have made - thanks for sharing.
J x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a beautiful card and such a beautiful sentiment.

Love Sheila xx

Turid said...

great job! Love the combination of spellbinders and the spellbinding words from Q.f.

Marthamh2 said...

Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

bernietom47 said...

Wow you really put a LOT of work into this card. The result is absolutely stunning. Thanks for explaining the technique. Love that quote. Thanks for a chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

kathy s said...

this is beautiful and the sentiment reminds me so much of my Grandma and my mum- they both used to have things written like this around all the time and my grandma always spelt faeries like that- thanks for sharing such a beautiful card -love the egg flower and the memories

cdjcape521 said...

Love the name of your blog! I have two tuxedo's, they're great!!
Beautiful card, TFS

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card. Love the little flower.

Sandy Duley

Shelley said...

this is a beautiful card. I have only just discovered quiet fire stamps, and I have a feeling I will be purchasing quite a few, from now on. Love the stamp line.

Lindart said...

Lovely card! Very Springy!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is so pretty...love that little flower and these sentiments are so touching.
crafty teacher

DottyA Cards & Things said...

How bright and Fun this looks.. and just love all these new Quietfire Stamps.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

pauline_y3 said...

Beautiful card Monica. I love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, love the sentiment stamp too.

Therese said...

Great spring colours and a wonderful flourished flower!!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

Cec said...

Love all the wonderful layers using the Spellbinders dies and that is such a clever handmade flower. Everything showcases the Quietfire sentiment beautifully.

Ratty Hugs said...

Lovely card. Thank you for reminding me that I don't have to be stuck with DP or monotone background papers.
~C8>

christi said...

what a cute card and clever elements used. i love to look at a card and guess what's used then read what was used and see if i caught everything, with your card i missed a few elelments glad i got to read about it.

Anonymous said...

nice card something new to try and thanks for the chance to win

Keene Kreations said...

Very beautiful card. I like how you did the flower, and the placemnt of the flourishes. TFS

Charlotte said...

What a lovely spring card! Love your unique flower, and the unusual arrangment of your Fancy Tags!

TinaH said...

Really like the use of the fading into the next color, called ombre. You did a great job highlighting the Quietfire sentiment too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Norma J Rahn said...

Wow, how pretty! Monica I love your use of color. Did you use watercolor paper? Also, while I am here! Although I live in Florida, I love Tennassee! Also, I'm an aries! Your website in very pretty too!

Wanda H said...

Monica, your card is beautiful!!! Love the flower made from the egg stamp... awesome!!! The layout of the fancy tag halves sticking out is wonderful!! Totally beautiful card!!!

Fonda said...

Such pretty spring colors! And I love how you made the flower from the egg stamp work. I wouldn't have come up with that neat trick. Way to go.

Yvonne said...

Love your card! The colors ,design, and content are perfect.

Debbie said...

Wow! I love your card. The colors are wonderful, the stamps just go so great. Thanks for sharing.

saskalon said...

Awesome, totally love that fairie sentiment and your choice of colors and blending on the card are fabulous!
Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring us!

Yogi said...

very nice. love the little flower. Nice detail with those tag pieces under the sky piece.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Pretty. I love how you made a flower from eggs.

Marg said...

I love the way you made your flower and the placement of the flourish tags. What a great idea.

Marge said...

Such a beautiful card, especially your flower!!! TFS all your details!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful. I love the colors and blending on the background. The senetiment is wonderful.

Dianne said...

Bright colours for a spring card, just lovely.
Great card. Dianne

SherylH said...

Beautiful card Monica! Thanks for the detailed instructions on its construction and nudging me to get out the Lyra watercolour crayons. And a great idea to use the flourished egg as a flower!

Becky E. said...

Great idea for the egg...who sees flowers when they look at an egg? Love seeing that shape through your eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Márcia Mattos said...

Loevly card Monica!
Thanks for the chance to win!

hugs

Darla said...

Lovely card with beautiful color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Charmaine Stack said...

Wonderful card, Monica. I like that egg flower!

stamper said...

What a 'cheery' card. It just says Spring to me.

cropnmoomsie said...

I love that flower!

Ruby's Girl said...

very spring like card!! Colours are perfect! Judy

scrapalajen said...

Lovely card!

Janice said...

Beautiful card, so happy the two companies are working together. And I absolutely ador your flower.

Carolyn said...

Monica..beautiful card and I just love the new verses from Quietfire that go so well with the Spellbinder dies. The one you used is perfect for spring. Fairies in our gardens.

Elle said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I love the colors!

Brenda said...

I love your card and the colors you used - as well as the sentiment!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Wow, great instructions and love your techniques!

Naomi Armenta said...

Great idea on the flower! Will have to give it a try!

bethann d said...

so clever to use the egg to create a flower and the grid corner for flowers, very effective. lovely card

kkg said...

Beautifully done, I love how you used the Spellbinder tag ends for the "corner" effects on your card project and of course the wonderful scripted rubber stamp from Quietfire!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful landscape card with a lovely saying and a very sweet flower.
Margriet

Dawn said...

I love what you have done with the colors and inking, and the position of the labels is really cool, I'm gonna try that. Great card.

Candy Meyers said...

What a cute card. I ended up studying it at length. Your directions are great. Thanks loads.
Candy Meyers

Elizabeth Akins, RDH, BS said...

Such a cheery card. Love those fiddleheads!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so perfect for the sentiment! I love the 'egg' flower, the heart in the middle of it and the embossing with the brayering. Beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing! :)

akagreenhouse said...

What a gorgeous card! The color combination really invokes springtime!

Carol B said...

Great use of these soft colors.

Gwen said...

Wonderful use of color and what a creative flower. I love to see multi uses for things, an egg into a flower... Who would have thought!

Jessica said...

What a great card. I love the sentiment.Just the idea of having faries in my garden is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your fairies with us.
Hugs, Jessica

Melanie Tai said...

Beautiful card! Love the color of the background. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

lovely sentiment and a cheery card

Betty said...

Love the sentiment and how creatively you've used it. Lovely coloring and who'd thought to use an egg to make a flower?

Jenny L. said...

I love the sentiment on your card! What a great idea to make a flower out of eggs! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's lovely! What a delightful sentiment!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing the "how-to's".

Kelli B said...

Beautiful card- I love the subtle colors. TFS

Gloria said...

Beautiful card I like how u made a flower out of the egg

Mary O.K. said...

I love-love-love Quietfire stamps and many of the Spellbinders dies... but most of all, I love the fact that their coordinated efforts are showing us such creative and beautiful ideas. Perhaps best of all, their blog hop is introducing me to some new and unique crafting friends! Stunning card, Monica!
Best Wishes,
Mary

Karen said...

Very pretty. I love the dimension of the flower.

Diana E. said...

What more can I say that hasn't already been said. Your card is absolutely beautiful in all ways. So glad Spellbinders & Quietfire are together as I LOVE BOTH. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and the instructions. Hugs, Diane

Robyn said...

lovely and inspiring as always Monica.
Love the flourishes on the egg flower and the fiddleheads.
thanks for sharing

Karen Linarez said...

I checked the link, and I love that "Flourished Flight" set of stamps. You put quite alot of creativity into those backgrounds. I always love to find new ways of creating backgrounds since I don't have many design papers. Very beautiful card!

jennifer said...

gorgeous, love you background tech, will need to do that one!

PatS said...

I am sure the Fairies would love to be dancing in your lovely background color. This card is beautiful!

Diana said...

I just ordered that stamp! You've done such lovely work with it, too.

Nimue said...

What a lovely clever card!

Mary-Beth said...

Lovely card Monica!

Froggietalks said...

I love the card Monica!! The checkerboard background was a nice addition, even if it's subtle.

Elise said...

Love the sentiment - beautiful card!

Kathy O said...

I love the design and colors of your card! And I love the whimsical sentiment!

Anonymous said...

I love the spring colors and the saying is great. My mother always said that when she was a little girl she went into her grandmother's garden and she knows she saw fairies dancing in the flower bed. judy

Mary said...

fairies dancing in the garden ...how appropriate for this beautiful spring day..thank you for sharing

McStamper said...

Pretty card. The colors you used look great together.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a gorgeous card love the color combination.
Thanks for sharing

Lyngo said...

Monica - your card is a welcome sign of spring on such a cold non-springlike day . thank you for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

What gorgeous colors and it is just screaming spring!

Daphne said...

Monica, that artwork is just perfect. wow!!! so delicate, with such soft colours.

joanieg said...

What a beautiful card and I love all the different sponging techniques and the awesome colors! I have always loved that sentiment and you made it that much mOre special. Thank you so much.

Joanie

lizzie said...

what a pretty card. love the colours.

Cherie said...

Monica, Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and how you incorporated the Spellbinders. TFS!

Miriam said...

What a pretty card and what an interesting background technique! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance to win. I love the Quietfire Designs "sayings" and, of course, Spellbinder's dies--truly a match made in Heaven.

artbyjolis said...

Nice work, Wanda! Love the egg flower--now I know what to do with that stamp. ;)

Barb said...

Love the fiddleheads....going to have to check out that stamp... very nice card.... hope I win!

Karen said...

The subtle asymmetry is great!

Chookarooni said...

great card - thanks for opportunity to win

scrappykate said...

I'd never heard of sponging Lyra colors onto a background, but it's gorgeous! I also like your clever label-within-a-label negative frame.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

The card is lovely and the sentiment too!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Very Spring! Thanks for sharing.
NadiaW

Violet said...

Fabulous card - am always inspired by what you all do - Violet S

sharon said...

Love the whimsy of your creation. Leave the card out. Sneak in quietly and I'll but you will see faeries playing on your card.

Sharon L

Lynne said...

Love the flow you made from eggs! What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love the combination of purples and greens. Making the flower petals from the egg stamp is so cool!

quinn57 said...

What a gorgeous colour combination. That flower made of egg petals is totally cool!

Marianne

Angelartistok said...

Lovely colors! Beautiful card. Love the flower.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely little "garden" for the faeries to dance in! Such pretty shading!

cindyleeb said...

may the fairies flourish in your garden! thanks for sharing.

Rena Sawatski said...

Great card! love the saying that you used.

Naomi said...

Love the card and colors. They are so spring. Also the sentiment is so sweet.

bravo26 said...

such an adorable card. The colours are soooo spring. I love seeing all the cool things you can do with Spellbinders..Thanks for sharing!!

E. Marie said...

What a unique layout on your card. Love all the different techniques you used and what a great idea for the little flower. Lovely card!!

BarbaraW said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the layering and the sentiment. The background is luscious.

okanagan_spirit said...

Beautiful card Monica. I love the idea of using eggs to create a flower, I'll be grabbing that idea.

Cindy said...

Good choice of colors. Sweet sentiment.

Bonnie said...

Such a great card! The colors and soft blending are so perfect for spring. I love the little "egg" flower. Thanks for sharing.
Bonnie G

wendy said...

Lots of detail in this card!

BurningRubber said...

What a great stamp. Lovely.

Meredith said...

Very pretty and I particularly like your egg flower. I have been (unsuccessfully)trying smooch to colour brads and had totally forgotten embossing powder ! Thanks for the reminder