Sunday, 17 April 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Brian King



Hello and welcome to my very first blog post and blog hop in one.

I decided to make my first jump into the world blogging a pretty nerve racking one, by joining a very special Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.


I couldn't miss out on joining the Crazy Crafters team in this hop, as it's a super exciting one! We will be hopping with a special guest - The amazing Brian King.

The theme of this blog was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Brian's cards.


Here is the card of Brian's that I chose to CASE:



I just loved the layout and simplicity of this card and I had a perfect stamp set in mind that I wanted to ink up. To checkout Brian' card in more detail click here.

Here is my version:




The flower is from the Remarkable You stamp set and the sentiment came from the Floral Wings Hostess stamp set.

Even though I am not really a "Pink" person, I just love the intense colour of Melon Mambo. So the card is mostly Melon Mambo with a dash of Pear Pizzazz. I water coloured the flower using my ink pads and an aqua painter on some water colour paper. I was pretty happy with how my first attempt at water colouring turned out.

I didn't have any thick striped Designer Series Paper in Melon Mambo, so I made the stripy background myself using the Stripes mask from the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks set. I've had this mask set for quite sometime and this was the first time it was removed from its pack - I was amazed at how easy it was to use and what a great looking background it was able to create. I'll have to keep these out so they get used more often. 

After turning my craft room upside down I couldn't find any white twine, so I went for some Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon instead for the cute bow at the bottom of the card.

I am really pleased with how my card turned out and I hope you like it too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.


Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.

38 comments:

  1. I love your coloring technique. Angexxx

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    1. Thanks Angela. First time water colouring so I was very happy with how it turned out.

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  2. Adore this card and it's understated elegance!

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  3. Am loving this card Kirsten....beautiful

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  4. Great card Kirsten :) Love this stamp set!

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    1. Thanks Nicole. This is one of my all time favourite sets.

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  5. Wow! I love your card. Simple and sweet, a perfect combination.

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  6. gorgeous card so clean and pretty love it!! great case xx

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  7. Such a pretty card! I love the colours. Great case! x

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  8. Wow! What an awesome job Kirsten! Love your card, love your blog! Congrats on your first post AND hop. You rocked it! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Gail. It was an exciting start to blogging, and so much fun.

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  9. Yay, such a cute card and congrats on your first blog :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, what an amazing job you've done! You must have been on such a huge learning curve - your first blog and it's part of a blog hop! I love your card too. I'm so impressed!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. I definitely jumped in the deep end, but it was so much fun.

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  11. Welcome to blogging Kirsten! You have done an amazing job on this case! Really gorgeous work.

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    1. Thanks Carolina. I am so happy I joined this hop, it was so much fun.

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  12. Kirsten, What an amazing offering for a first blog post. This card is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and images you chose - this is a wonderful card. I'm so thrilled to participate in this hop with you and your team! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much Brian! I am super excited that you like my version of your card. I had so much fun creating this card and was honoured to be able to make my first dive into blogging, a hop with you.

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  13. Love the flower & your colouring of it!! Xx

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    1. Thanks Jessie. I just love this flower too, one of my all time favourite sets.

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  14. Cute and elegant. I love your colouring.

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  15. Beautiful card Kirsten and congrats on your first blog post and hop. Love how you used the stripes decorative mask as a custom DSP it compliments the soft gradient tones of the flower. :)

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    1. Thanks Juan. I can't believe I had never used my masks before this card, I definitely have to use them more often from now on.

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