Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Layers of Color NEW RELEASE Blog Hop!


Welcome to a very special Layers of Color New Release Blog Hop!
Today is so exciting because we are introducing
Layers of Color Designer Collection
showcasing Nina Brackett's new signature stamp line,
Nina B Designs!  If you have arrived from Linda's blog ...  then you are in the right place.  If not, then you will want to start on the Layers of Color blog to read all the details on how to win prizes!! 
I have been having so much fun designing with these images.  Most of these sets are bigger (6x8") than the usual Layers of Color sets.   My first card uses images from the set "Beautiful Lace".  The tag below was created using images from the "Dotted Dahlia".


Layers of Color is also introducing some fun new embellishments you can use on your projects ...


LOC has also set up an easier way to view projects for specific stamp sets.  You will find lots of inspiration for all of your LOC clear stamps in the clear stamp art galleries!

And have you heard??  Laura and Nina have also designed some new dies with Spellbinders!
Introducing Dress Forms!  Get more info at THIS POST!




and Nested Tea Cups!  Get more info about this set on THIS POST!



Aren't these fun??  You will be seeing more inspiration using these dies in the upcoming months from each of the Layers of Color DT members.  These dies are only available through Crafter’s Home participating stores at this time.  They will be available in other stores, including Layers of Color after CHA.

To celebrate the new release of the Spellbinders dies, Layers of Color is sponsoring another blog hop on Nov 21st.  I hope you will join us for FREE templates and lots of inspiration!


thanks for joining us!
Melisa

Your next stop in the blog hop is the wonderfully talented

  NINA


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Project Details
Card - I started by stamping the doily images on white cardstock and embossing.  Then I rubbed on pink distress ink (ranger) with one of the Tim Holtz applicators.  I guess I thought if I did it like this, there would be some variation in the shading, but in the end, it came out all the same shade.  So save yourself some time and just stamp and emboss on pink cardstock, teehee!  I stamped the dress form once on the white cardstock panel and then again on polka dot paper.  Then paper pieced as shown.  I colored the pink area's on the dress with Copics.

Tag / Bookmark -  You know I like it when I have time to get messy!  And it had been a while since I had created a mixed media type background.   So this tag was so much fun for me.  I started with a manilla tag from a local office supply store and covered it with white cardstock.  Then I layered on some old music paper.  My intent was for it to show more, but I messed it up when I kept adding color.   I started with an Aquamarine Glaze by Golden.  You can also use aqua acrylic paint, watered down.  With a glaze the goal is to add color but still be able to see what's underneath (music paper in this case).  Then I sprayed with a blue Glimmer Mist.  Then I thought a tiny spritz of brown would add some dimension, yuck!  Didn't turn out so great.  I should have stopped with blue.  So to lighten it a little I lightly rubbed on some white.  You can see that most near the middle of the tag, coming from behind the flowers.  When I'm trying to add just a little color in a random fashion, I use a fan brush and lightly apply the paint.  Next came yellow.  I put a polka dot stencil over the left upper corner and pounced on some yellow paint, with a really cool tool ... my finger, teehee.  Then I used my finger to add more yellow paint around the edges.   And finally I adhered my Copic colored images and doodled around the edges. 

42 comments:

Basslady said...

this is adorable! very fantastic creations and the dies are brilliant!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Chris said...

Love seeing these beloved images from TAC back in action now with a new company - you created some beautiful things here Melissa!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous creations! I love the yellow in your tag! SO excited about the dressform and teacup dies.
Sarah

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and tag!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super awesome tag... beautifully done!

Jennie said...

Lovely pink and black design and such a sweet dress form. And your tag is beautifully colors and layered. Great job :)

LindaS said...

Gorgeus creations. I so looove the tag - wonderful colored dahlia and design.

Tanya said...

gorgeous projects! I love the card, love the pink, black, and white, and the dress is so sweet@

Betty Benton said...

Hey, Melisa! Loving this tag -- even though I can't see the music sheet, I think the colors are gorgeous!! Fabulous work (and thanks for giving us a look at the new dies -- looking forward to another hop!!)

This Art That Heals said...

Hi my friend! :o) Your card and tags are beautiful. I love how captured all the colors in the beautiful wishes tag, it's so bright and cheery. They're all beautiful. You're so creative! I hope you're doing well. Have a great day and talk to you soon! Hugs

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Melisa! I love these cards! You are so sweet to add a tutorial - I would not even know where to start creating something like this so I really appreciate your help :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Love the bright tag!

Yvonne said...

Love the new products!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork! Absolutely beautiful!

Cindy Lou said...

Melissa, the card is awesome and the tag is out of this world! Your coloring is so soft and alluring, so full of texture. I love ink layers :) Great job, TFS!

MariLynn said...

These projects are awesome Melisa. I especially love your tag. I can see all the work that went into it. The colors on it are gorgeous. I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day!!! HUGS!

Seleise said...

love the Nina B stamps and so glad she found a new home for them with Layers of Color! Beautiful card and tag, Melisa!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those dies are so cool! And your projects are softly sweet. I especially like the tag. :)

Lillian Child said...

Both of these dies are now at the TOP of my holiday wish list. Your projects are so very lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!

lisa808 said...

Love the dress image and new SB dies!

marla said...

I love the dress form stamp set and those new Spellbinder dies are truly wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!

DH said...

sweet!

LISA said...

Beautiful!! Those Dahlia's are just so beautiful!!I love the elegance the Beautiful Lace adds to the background of the first card! And the dress forms are just to darn sweet!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE that tag!! Fabulous creations~

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are so lovely! that Dahlia is a must have...but so is Beautiful Lace - tough to decide what to purchase - gorgeous new release and wonderful hop!
really looking forward to new dies too!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - what gorgeous projects - I love that darling dress - it is so pretty and the details - divine! Fabulous tag too my friend - your colours andfthe images you have used are perfect! Thank you for sharing - it is always inspiring coming here! {{{hugs}}}

Linda Beeson said...

What stunning examples! I love the first one but I love the second one even more with that gorgeous flower.

Jan Marie said...

Gorgeousness!! Love both ~ the pink and that darling little dress form stamp and sentiment, plus the polka dot bow! What fun. . .and then the vintage beauty tag! Lovely work, Melisa!

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

Oh my! It's a good thing we don't have to choose favorites! I'd never be able to decide. =) Both of these are just fantastic!

Christine Pennington said...

HELLO my FRIEND! I missa you! Your cards are amazing {as always}!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us. {MUAH}

MaxineD said...

Melisa these are so adorable - love the way you have used the new images.
Blessings
Maxine

Anita said...

Amazing!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I LOVE how you embossed that doily in white on that pale pink paper! And that dress with the black polka dot top is AMAZING:) I wish I had a real dress like that! GORGEOUS:) And your tag is SOOOOO beautiful! I love how you colored those flowers--AMAZING:)

beadz said...

Great projects, Melissa!
hugs,
Gini

Lagene said...

Love your tag card & the pink & black dress card is beautiful!

Julie.G said...

Love that dress and die cut combination.

Jan Garber said...

Gorgeous projects! That dress form and die set are perfect! The best tools were are given are the ones that come from God! Get your fingers dirty!

Debbles Dabbles said...

I do love tags....did Lovely Linda's tag workshop a while ago....yours is beautiful...and the card...well I love the colours, the image and the ribbon, the background.....what can I say??? Tried to comment this morning (Aussie time) but you guys weren't all up yet.....so now is the first chance to get back to you.....10.30pm Aussie time!! LOL!!

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful, Melisa! That first card is so elegant and the tag is adorable!

Nina Brackett said...

These are simply gorgeous, Melisa. I love how you created a bouquet with the dahlias. Brilliant!

Margaret said...

Lover the images and your card and tag are gorgeous. So fun to discover something new to spend my money on. Thanks for coming by my blog today. I'll be back on the 21st.

Diana Queen said...

Melisa, I love this soft feminine card...so dreamy.
Your tag is amazing... the coloring and design...perfection! ;D

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