Studio Katia birthday blog hop

Hello and welcome to Studio Katia 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from May Sukyong Park‘s blog. I am excited to be celebrating with Studio Katia and to be featuring this gorgeous stamp, ‘Floral Garden‘. It’s a beauty and perfect for a range of different techniques. This new release includes 5 new Clear Stamp Sets and 1 set of Coordinating Dies, 1 new Stand Alone Creative Die, 2 new Stencils and lots of new Embellishments!

I used the emboss resist technique for one panel and no-line colouring for another. The stamp is a large square so I had the option of creating a big square card or a smaller rectangle card with a portion of the stamped design. I embossed the outline stamp in gold powder on hot pressed watercolour paper then did all the painting with my Sennelier watercolours. I’ve talked about colour choices on the blog before especially about keeping the colour count low to keep things looking cohesive.

I started by painting the tulips in red straight from the pan but all the other colours are mixed, usually with a bit of the original red, that way they work well beside each other. I used a green paint mixed with a little red, a purple/red mix on the roses then a blue/purple mix on the tiny flowers.

I trimmed the panel down and matted it with gold cardstock to match the embossing then layered it on a panel stenciled with festive berries ink through the SK grid stencil .  I added a sentiment in dusty concord archival ink using a little stamp from the new ‘Its your birthday‘ set.

The no-line watercolour panel I stamped in antique linen on hot pressed watercolour paper. I used distress inks as paint by pressing them face down on my glass mat. I used wild honey and carved pumpkin inks for the tulips then mixed some wild honey with festive berries for the roses. As I kept my panel in the stamp positioner while painting I was able to ink the roses lightly with festive berries after I’d done some painting and re-stamp the outline for added definition. I painted the little flowers in wilted violet ink and over-stamped with the same ink so the outlines would be a little darker. I used two greens (iced spruce and bundled sage) for the leaves mixing them into darker and lighter tones. The tiny bell flowers around the edges are painted in antique linen. I also blended antique linen around the edges of the panel.

The sentiment is from the same ‘It’s your birthday’ set and I love that pretty lettering! I stamped in monarch versafine clair ink, clear embossed then stamped again in versamark and embossed once more in clear powder to make it extra shiny. Thanks for joining me today; keep reading for all the ways to win during this blog hop which runs today and tomorrow.  Studio Katia has provided a $25 gift certificate for me to give away. Just leave a comment below to be in the running.

For more chances to win visit all the stops along the hop. Your next stop is with the wonderful Laura Bassen. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

There will be a $25 Gift Certificate offered at each stop of the Blog Hop

To celebrate Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD Gift Certificates every day of the Blog Hop! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on Studio Katia Blog.
All comments must be left by Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 21:59 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 on the Studio Katia Blog.
Ready to get hopping? Here’s the complete Blog Hop List:
Day 1, June 14th
Studio Katia
Ellen Hutson
May Sukyong Park
Heather Telford YOU ARE HERE
Laura Bassen
Dana Gong
Vicky Papaioannou
Amy Rysavy
Tracy Freeman
Jessica Frost Ballas
Amanda Bodine
Svitlana Shayevich
Isha Gupta
Emily Leiphart
Ilda Dias
Laurie Case


Day 2, June 15th
Studio Katia
Nina Marie Trapani
Cathy Zielske
Amy Kolling
Laura Volpes
Emily Midgett
Erica A-b
Erum Tasneem
Ilina Crouse
Galina Filippenko
Michelle Short
Anika Lerche
Kaja Vezenšek
Liliya Rytsar


77 Comments on “Studio Katia birthday blog hop”

  1. Beautiful cards!! 🙂

  2. […] Heather Telford […]

  3. Jackie Parkins says:

    Those are stunning!

  4. Maura says:

    Beautiful – love the use of the stenciled grid frame on your first card and the explosion of flowers on your second!

  5. memalagene says:

    Awesome release, Gorgeous creations, I especially love the yellow tulips on the second card!

  6. Maria B says:

    I always enjoy your watercolors and I admire your skill.

  7. Dee Earnshaw says:

    these cards are awesome!!

  8. Lisa Byers says:

    Beautiful floral stamp!! I love how you colored the cards. They are gorgeous!!

  9. impersenal says:

    Heather these cards are fabulous – I can’t pick a favourite. Happy Birthday Studio Katia! – Love the new products in this release.

  10. Tad Krauss says:

    Beautiful work What watercolors do you use?

  11. beccab33324 says:

    Beautiful cards. I love gold embossing, but no-line watercoloring
    is my favorite. And you do it so very well.

  12. marygw says:

    WOW!!! Beautiful!!

  13. Elizabeth G says:

    Wow stunning work.. I love it!

  14. Zlatka says:

    Gorgeous cards! The watercoloring is beautiful.

  15. Robin Baker says:

    Wow! Beautiful.

  16. Sharon Gullikson says:

    both are so so pretty. I like the use of embossing powder on the first…

  17. Kelly Lavack says:

    Beautiful card. I love the large sentiment stamp!

  18. JAS 424 says:

    Both of your cards show off your creative coloring talent. This Floral Garden stamp set is my favorite of the whole bunch.

  19. Gorgeous flowers! Love the color combos. TFS on the hop.

  20. Christine says:

    Lovely watercolouring, great cards.

  21. Cyndi Morris says:

    Gorgeous card. I love the Floral Garden set and your colors (and coloring) are amazing.

  22. debsmart says:

    I always love seeing your projects every day – but you’ve knocked it out of the park with these 2 cards for the Studio Katia birthday! Gorgeous colours, and amazing technique.

  23. Amy Schrock says:

    Gorgeous colors!!

  24. Heidi says:

    Wow, that stamp is huge! Your colored it beautifully both ways!

  25. kavitha says:

    Beautiful cards there. I didn’t know that we can stamp with versamark again on the heat embossed image and then again embossed it. New to me, will try next time, thanks for the tip

  26. Deepti Aggarwal says:

    Wow.. Wonderful cards..Love your watercoloring..

  27. Sue D says:

    Beautiful colors and I like the techniques you used.

  28. tami miller says:

    Thank you for sharing both techniques. I really enjoy learning new things. The “Floral Garden” stamp is my favorite of the new releases, but who doesn’t love some bling? Enjoy your life, Shauna from Oregon

  29. Kathie R. says:

    That is a beautiful card.

  30. Pat says:

    Two gorgeous cards Heather using this Studio Katia stamp which is so pretty and looks so differerent in the two different colour ways Heather, and love the gold framing and stencilled grid background on the first, and the no line colouring on the second with the black mat and a great sized sentiment, so shiny with the double embossing. x

  31. Kim Prince says:

    Wow, both cards are beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  32. Betty says:

    love how you used the grid background with your beautiful florals – and thanks for the coloring tips

  33. Trina says:

    Looks like a wonderful set to color. Love the no line coloring card. Beautiful coloring. x

  34. Jo Ann Usey says:

    Wow – your cards are STUNNING! The 2nd card is my favorite, spectacular coloring! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Studio Katia Gift Card– I love this new release!

  35. Julie L says:

    Beautiful floral designs. I love to use no-line coloring as well gold embossing.

  36. Denise Bryant says:

    Wow… gorgeous floral design and beautiful coloring!

  37. Artconquers says:

    Both cards are unique and beautiful.. thanks for the inspiration.,

  38. Amy Cooley says:

    Gorgeous floral cards! The embossing really sets it off.

  39. tli74 says:

    Very pretty cards, nice work

  40. Carla Hundley says:

    Amazing coloring on your
    cards! Love the second
    Carla from Utah

  41. Kirsty says:

    I like your beautiful cards! Love the colors and the florals!

  42. Teri S. says:

    I love that Happy Birthday stamp! The floral arrangements are gorgeous and I love the bright colours you’ve chosen. 🙂

  43. These are so beautiful! It’s a gorgeous stamp set, and you coloured the images to perfection!

  44. Joy Meadows says:

    Such gorgeous cards; love the colors you chose to use for each of them!

  45. Jenny says:

    Gorgeous floral card and beautiful colouring.

  46. KariLynn L says:

    Gorgeous cards, love the colours!

  47. Teresa Stevens says:

    Heather, your cards are absolutely stunning! When I first saw the Studio Katia 3rd Birthday release, I knew I had to get my hands on the Floral Garden stamp. It was love at first sight. Now, after seeing your very inspiring cards, my decision is sealed. This stamp is mine!!! Thank you for sharing your talents.

  48. Louisa Mochizuki says:

    Beautiful floral cards. It’s my favorite product from the new release 😊U

  49. Annette Reed says:

    Beautiful cards. My favorite is the no line coloring. I really like the brighter colors. The embossed one is also great with a totally different look of the more muted colors.

  50. susanbcards says:

    I actually said, Ohhhhh when I saw your cards. Both are beautiful and it’s interesting how different they look from one another, like 2 different stamps. Thanks for sharing your process, interesting!

  51. Teri Terrific says:

    These stamps are so lovely, and they just lend themselves to water coloring.Thank you.

  52. Anne Lee says:

    Beautiful! The first card reminds me of stained glass! Love the grid background

  53. Your florals are beautiful. Happy Birthday Studio Katia

  54. dianezalusky says:

    Your florals are beautiful. Happy Birthday Studio Katia

  55. mjmarmo says:

    Simply darling! Such creative inspiration on this hop!

  56. Marisela Delgado says:

    such beautiful cards

  57. beautiful cards. you are very talented.

  58. 5 Minutes Please says:

    beautiful cards. you are very talented.
    (sorry if i commented twice)

  59. maria a. says:

    so pretty…thanks for sharing

  60. Anna Lontayné Bodnàr says:

    Such a amazing cards! beautiful colouring,like a reál flowers

  61. hsmom24kids says:

    You created such luscious bouquets! Lovely!

  62. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Your cards are works of art! Beautiful watercoloring and the colors you chose are gorgeous!

  63. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! They look so different I wasn’t sure they were the same stamp. Love the no line coloring.

  64. Marianne says:

    Love how you’ve created two different looks. The second one is my favourite. Love those fresh colours.

  65. Valerija says:

    Fabulous cards. Love the floral images and your colouring is fantastic.

  66. Hi Heather 🙂 Glad to meet you! Following you on social media now! Your cards are absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  67. Mary-Anne V says:

    Beautiful stamp and wonderful cards.

  68. DJ Doss says:

    What beautiful cards. I really love the yellow florals. So pretty.

  69. Subhashini says:

    Your great watercoloring skills have caught my eyes, love both your cards, my fav has to be emboss resist!

  70. SWOON!! Such STUNNING Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  71. Wendy Lambert says:

    Beautiful cards. I love gold embossing with water colors. I always think it just looks so stunning. The stamps are just gorgeous.

  72. cmayne says:

    WOW! Your watercolouring elevates these beautiful blooms to stunning! Such pretty palettes on both! Thank you for brightening this pouring-rain Alberta day!

  73. Annalisa says:

    I often find these full floral stamps a little busy and hard for me to figure out, but I love how you did your watercoloring. You really helped my eye make sense of all those flowers, so thank you so much for sharing!

  74. These are so beautiful! 🙂

  75. […] Posted: June 23, 2019 | Author: Heather | Filed under: Studio Katia |Leave a comment Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments on my Studio Katia birthday blog hop post. I enjoyed creating with their lovely stamps and reading your reactions was a treat. I used a random number generator to choose a winner and I’m happy to announce Denise Bryant is the lucky recipient of a $25 gift voucher from Studio Katia. Congratulations, Denise; I’ll be in touch! Denise Bryant June 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm […]

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