Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia Collaboration Hop!

Welcome to the Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia Collaboration Blog Hop!


Today the teams are featuring projects created with My Sweet Petunia products and the brand new stamps from Ink Blot Shop.  Today's participants are:

There are special prizes up for grabs from today's hop!  Leave a comment on today's blog hop participants' posts to be entered to win a MISTI and Cut-Align from My Sweet Petunia, and this fabulous prize package from Ink Blot Shop!
Comments must be received before 11:59pm CST, Monday March 4th, to be eligible.  Winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia and Ink Blot Shop blogs on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019.

Ink Blot Shop has a brand new release today and I am using two of the new stamps sets for my projects:  Food For Thought and Heart Dot Star Backgrounds.



I used both on my first card.


I began by placing my toaster image from Food for Thought on the lid of my MISTI, and stamping onto a panel of Hammermill 80# Digital Color Cover paper using Whisper Amalgam ink.  I cleaned my stamp in place on the lid of my MISTI and left it in place to use again in the next step.


I created a mask for the toaster by covering the image on my panel with a piece of 3M 2" Post it Labeling Tape, then stamping again onto the tape.  I removed the stamped tape, cut out the mask, and placed it over my image and stamped again, with black ink so that only the toaster cord would be in black.


I left the mask in place, and using the grid lines on my MISTI Mouse Pad to line up my panel and the Hearts stamps from Star Dot Heart Backgrounds, I stamped over my masked image using Red Velvet ink.  The strip of Post-it tape does double duty here.  It protects the lower portion of my panel from fingerprints, as well as holds my panel securely in place should I need to stamp a second time.


I moved my panel down, and using the same line on the grid of the Mouse Pad and the remnant hearts remaining on the Mouse Pad from the first stamping, moved the panel into the correct position to stamp the hearts onto upper portion of the panel.  It's ok that your panel peeks out from the edges of your MISTI.  It would crease, or wrinkle the panel.  Once again, the Post-it tape held the panel securely, in case I needed to re-stamp.


Now, I want to create a red countertop on which my toaster can be resting.  I moved my strip of Post-it tape to cover the lowest row of stamped hearts, and added another parallel to it, about 1/4" down.  Using an ink blending brush, I added Red Velvet ink to the area between the two tape strips.


Then I removed the lower tape, and lightly inked the lower portion of my panel, leaving the left side slightly lighter than the right.


Now that my background is finished, I removed the mask so I could begin coloring the image.


I wanted the look of a stainless steel or chrome toaster, so I chose to work with the cool gray Copic, C0, C1, C2 and C3



I chose the contrast of the W7 Copic for the toaster slot, and colored the base colors of the bread slice.


But I didn't want bread.  I wanted toast!!  So I decided to add all the toasty details in with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils.  I now have toast!  I also added some more shading and shape definition to the toaster with warm gray pencils, and a bit more crisp definition to the toaster handle using the cool grays.  


I also decided to color in a few of the hearts in my wallpaper background with a red pencil as well.  I then used my Rototrim paper trimmer to cut my panel down to a 3 1/8" square before I added my greeting.  I stamped the "I propose a toast" first in black ink, then cleaned my stamp while in place on my MISTI lid, then stamped again with embossing ink over the top and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I added a narrow pale gray mat to my image, and popped it up from my white top-fold card base with dimensional foam tape.



I used the Food for Thought stamp set with similar coloring techniques on my second card as well.
I stamped the oranges image using my Original MISTI, with Barely There Amalgam ink  and colored with Copic markers.  This time, before adding pencil details however, I used a small piece of an old cotton terry loop towel dampened with a few drops of Copic 0, (colorless blender refill), to dab gently over my orange to lift away bits of color to create that subtle orange peel texture.  Once it was dry, I added some extra details to the orange stem and the wedge with pencils.  The greeting was added with black ink, the panel trimmed to 3.75" x 5.5" and added with dimensional foam tape to an A2 top-fold card base along with an accent strip of coordinating paper.




That's it from me today, but there's much more inspiration to be found in today's hop!  Click HERE to return to the Ink Blot Shop blog to find the next hop participant!





Thanks for hopping with us!  Enjoy the hop, and have a great day!

64 comments:

  1. I love these cards! Thank you for the step by step instruction. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Adorable! Love the hearts and toaster!!

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  3. Great cards! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  4. Oh my! These are darling! I keep scrolling back up to look at them both! Your toast card is amazing! Love the heart shape and your coloring is fabulous! The second card is making me wish for an orange!

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  5. Love love all the images and colors!!!
    To be a winner winner chicken dinner would be stamptastic!! Love the hearts!!!

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  6. OK both cards are awesome...but the orange card, love it

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  7. WOW ... Never heard of this company. Beautiful card and cute stamps!!!

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  8. Would love to be able to color that way. Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  9. those tiny hearts are wonderful I love the card with the hearts

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  10. Fabulous job coloring the toaster!! Beautiful cards!!

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  11. Wow! That orange is simply amazing! The toast is darling too!! Great cards and a lovely giveaway!!

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  12. Beautifully done, Chris! You've colored those images to life!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. The orange looks good enough to
    start peeling and eating.
    The use of the stencil on the
    first card was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing some
    wonderful cards.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. WOW, your coloring is WONDERFUL!

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  15. Fantastic cards! Thanks gobs for detailing your coloring technique.

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  16. Wonderful cards, Chris. I appreciate the step by step instructions with this awesome stamp sets.

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  17. Your coloring wows me. Pretty cards with the heart background. Thanks for showing the steps you used to achieve this look.

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  18. Two cute cards. Thank you for the instructions on how you made these cards. Awesome stamp sets.

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  19. Awesome sauce for your toast! I Love it!

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  20. Great cards, beautiful colouring

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  21. Amazing cards. The Food For Thought set is great, and the detail you got on the toaster is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. These cards are fabulous!I read all the information you wrote on how to!I love the first one.Looks like it’s sitting on my Granny’s counter .lol The orange..Like the one on my counter!lol Thank You So much for sharing!!!

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  23. Such wonderful cards! Love the Food for Thought stamp set.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  24. I love your cards. Your coloring is amazing, the toaster and the orange look so real. TFS!

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  25. awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Awesome cards, love how you created the toaster card, thanks for the how-to!

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  27. I love your toaster card - but that orange...Oh My Goodness! I would love to watch you color that! I would even know where to start!

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  28. Hooray for you with your fantastic coloring and masking! I appreciate all of your clear directions and look forward to trying them.

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  29. This release is so cute! I am loving the botanicals, but that orange! I want that set t00!

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  30. Wow!! I can't believe how you got those details made with Copics and a crumpled old towel. That orange is awesome and I love the toast!

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  31. The coloring on the orange card is just amazing. Love both cards.

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  32. OH my, your coloring is perfect - the images look real!!!!!

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  33. Awesome cards!! I love your coloring!

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  34. I love how you used your Copics as well as the stippled look using the cloth -- beautifully done!

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  35. These are both awesome. Will you come teach me how to color like this. ❤️❤️ These stamps are so cute.

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  36. Your orange slice looks so real it made me hungry for a nice, juicy orange. Wonderful job on coloring on both your cards.

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  37. I am totally in awe of your talent. And now I want EVERY set in this release!

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  38. Oh my word...your layers and blending and just amazing on this card. And who doesn’t love toast!!!

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  39. Love love love the toast card. So cute

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  40. I just love that Food For Thought set, and your coloring skills really brought these to life. The punny sentiments add fun to a beautiful set of cards

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  41. Oh my goodness! You rocked it. Love your awesome coloring skill too!

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  42. Fabulous clean card designs! Amazing coloring - so realistic!

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  43. Great card - that "toast" stamp is so fun!

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  44. Your coloring is SOOOO REALISTIC! Amazing cards!

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  45. Beautiful! The depth and dimension you created in your coloring is amazing!

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  46. Orange your ideas just the best!

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  47. Fabulous work on
    both cards. Love
    the toaster set.
    Carla from Utah

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  48. Wow, the coloring of the toaster and oranges is amazing!

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  49. Your cards are amazing! You are so talented! Images are so realistic!

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  50. Fabulous cards! Love your beautiful coloring of the toaster and orange images!

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  51. WOW and WOW, your coloring on both cards is gorgeous! The orange and orange slice look so real as do the toaster and toast, I love both cards. Thank you for sharing both and giving great details on how you achieved these looks, awesome inspiration!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  52. I love the heart dot background stamp and that Orange-oh my goodness!

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  53. As a bread baker, the toaster card speaks to me!

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  54. Wow your coloring on your awesome cards is amazing.

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  55. Cute cards. I like the heart background for the toaster.

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  56. These are both adorable!! Your coloring is STUNNING!!! Wow!

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  57. Awww!!! Both your cards are adorable!!! Fabulous colouring!!!

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  58. I knew yours would be beautiful!

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  59. Beautiful coloring on both of these cards! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

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