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

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