Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quixotic Paperie Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Quixotic Paperie 
First Anniversary 
Blog Hop!


Today my great friend Elaine is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of her store, Quixotic Paperie, and we're having a celebratory blog hop!  Elaine asked me a while back if I would like to contribute to her blog hop and I didn't have to think twice...I immediately said YES!!!  If you're already following the hop, you should have hopped over here from Katie Cotton's blog!  If not, then hop back to the beginning at the Quixotic Paperie Blog where you can find the line up! You won't want to miss a stop, because in addition to lots of fantastic inspiration, there are also some prizes too (details can be found on the Quixotic Paperie Blog).

A little bit about Elaine's awesome store:
Quixotic Paperie was started on June 1st 2009 by Elaine Hughes.  Having been an avid crafter (and craft shopper!) for a number of years, Elaine wanted to share her passion and see where it might take her - so, Quixotic Paperie was born!  Since then, the store has grown, and now stocks a fabulous range of rubber stamps from around the world: The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, SCACD Stamps, Paper Makeup Stamps, Belles 'n Whistles, the Mo Manning for Stamping Bella range, Stempelglede and more!  In addition, the store carries a large range of charms and embellishments, and a host of gorgeous papers for all your crafty projects! If Elaine loves it, you will probably find it at Quixotic Paperie!  In November 2009 the Quixotic Challenges blog was started, where you can find weekly inspiration from the wonderful Quixotic Paperie Design Team, and join in for the chance to win a monthly prize.

I would love to wish Elaine continued success with her store, and thanks again for asking me to be a part of your blog hop hun! :) 

Now, onto my project!   To celebrate Quixotic Paperie's Birthday I thought it would be perfect to make a birthday gift set!
And since it's summer what would be better than a fun summer card and summer scented candle!
For my card I have used the NEW SCACD By the Sea stamp along with some gorgeous papers from the Pretty Please Collection by My Mind's Eye.  The fun computer sentiment was computer generated by me! :)
Miss. By the Sea was of course colored with Copics.  My Viva Decor Glitter Liner (Holo) was added to the water ripples for some sparkle.  I've airbrushed the sky with my handmade cloud template for a soft look.  The sand is created by adding some fun Ultra Fine Sand Flower Soft.  The small glitter dots on the Labels 10 die at made with my Viva Decor Gloss Pen and Glamour Dust.
Here's a close up of my flower corsage!  I've added diamond Stickles to give them some extra sparkle!
The triple bow has been created with my Bow Easy.  The starfish charm has been added with some chain and jump rings.  You can find a similar starfish charm at Elaine's -->here<--.
And here is the candle!  I've added matching papers and ribbon to dress up my candle!  And what better then to put a Happy Birthday sentiment on the candle to coordinate with the card theme!
Lastly, I would like to share one more view of Miss. By the Sea with you!  This one shows the shimmer and shine!  I've painted over the water, water drops, and By the Sea's eyes with Glossy Accents to give them the "real life" look!  Illuminate Smooch has been added to this cutie's skirt, sailboat on her swimsuit, and the flowers on her swim cap for some glitz!

I want to thank you so much for stopping here along the hop!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your stops!  Your next stop is Julie Baker!


Recipe:
Stamps: By the Sea by Victoria Case for SCACD,  Happy Birthday Sentiment (from Target Dollar Spot)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: YR00, YR04, YR07, YR24, BG11, BG13, BG32, Y32, W3, G12, G14, G17, R02, R11, R20, R30, R32, R35, B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05, B21, B24, E000, E00, E11, E21, E30, E34, E35, E99
Papers: My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Collection.
Tools: Bow Easy, MS Border punch, Spellbinders - Circles, Scallop Circle, Oval, Labels 10, SU punches, Copic ABS,
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Illuminate Smooch, Ultra Fine Flower Soft Sand, Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Pen, Glamour Dust,Viva Decor Glitter Liner (Holo), Roses & Heart Gems (Wild Orchid Crafts), Charm, Ribbon, Diamond Stickles.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

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67 comments:

Helene said...

Hi Kim,

What a stunning gift set. I love the colors.

Happy first blogaversary to you and all the DT members and thanks for this great hop.

Hugs
Hélène

Sweetpz said...

oh what a fun card!! love how it reminds me that summer is coming soon!!!

hugs
juli

Julye said...

Love those funky colours, I love turquoise and orange together. Thanks for sharing Julye

jules said...

wow stunning card!i must have that image it's so sweet!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

What a great set, lovely :0)
Kate x

Andria said...

Oh my word, so much fantastic detail, a very clever composition, in awe.

Lilian said...

Gorgeous coloring of the cute image Kim!

Faerielore said...

WOW this is FAB !!!! the colours are gorgeous and how cute this that image, love her flowerie swimming hat. Also the candle is gorgeous xxxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous gift set Kim and the water with glossy accents is stunning such a wonderful touch, Fabulous sparkle and colours!!! HuGs Kim :)

Mirabelka said...

cute and funny!

melissa75 said...

I love the detail on her cap - and the flowers are gorgeous.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Ohhhh Kim! This is gorgeous! Absolutely fabulous! Love all the details.

Thank you so much for joining in with the hop! You have made my day. :)

Sandra said...

Great summer Card! I like that you decorated the Candle jar fitting to the card.
Hugs, Sandra

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie !!!!!!

What a stunning card, love the colours and all the details and wow that image is sooooooooooo great !!!

Peggy xxx

Melly said...

Oh stunning its just stunning!! Love the colours perfect for summer! And a perfect idea with the wee candle too!
Melly xxx

♥Rach♥ said...

This is so adorable, I don't know where to begin! Love the little set, the colors and papers are FABulous and what wonderful embellies, very pretty :0)

xxxtglxxx said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow, what a card and gift! :) Great colours, and a really warm sunny feel. I love the image and the detailing blew me away!
Wow xx

craftyb said...

absolutely gorgeous...what a darling little image and you've coloured her beautifully! bx

Maris said...

Hi Kim, what a sunny card ,love it xx

Anne B. said...

Stunning card! Love all the details.

Wilfreda said...

Very cute set.

Ginny said...

Wow, so many elements to this card. The flower soft sand is incredible!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful job with the details

Cindy H. said...

Love this beautiful card!! Your coloring is so gorgeous! tfs

Tracy said...

A fabulous and fun creation, great hop too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracey said...

Beautiful work!!

Kerry said...

Adorable set Kim. I love the cute image, she is coloured so beautifully and the sentiment just goes soo well. Love Kerry xx

Becky said...

This is just adorable, love the image and the coloring is fabulous, love how you did the water.

Hilde said...

Beautiful card!

Denise said...

Oh what a fabulous card! I love everything about it... colors, embellies, image. And your water is just perfect! Great job!

Julie said...

Beautiful and stunning colouring!! I love how she is splashing through that little under water scene!! Juliexx

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous summery creation, great project with the candle to go with it! Wonderful, thanks for the eye candy.

jan farnworth said...

just to cute love this new image.

Aud said...

WOW! This is totally fabulous! Love your coloring and all the wonderful details!♥

Big hugs,
Aud

craft_princess said...

Such a cute image and I love all the details!

Distressed Miss said...

Fab gift set. What a really different colour combo, I love it.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Clare
x

Louise said...

cool gift set, and lovely attention to detail

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Kim, so many gorgeous details, that water is stunning it it's sparkly wateriness :) Lovely. Kim

Net said...

What a lovely card!

I wish it were warm enough for a paddle at the moment!

kelly said...

wow that sea sure looks great love the way you have done it great colours.great card.

Terry said...

Hiya Kim congratulations on the blogoversary on Quixotic wow allreay one year wow.....I just love youre card and the little surprise next to it....really festive. THanks for sharing youre fabulous creations sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Terry said...

Hiya Kim congratulations on the blogoversary on Quixotic wow allreay one year wow.....I just love youre card and the little surprise next to it....really festive. THanks for sharing youre fabulous creations sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Dot said...

Cute cards thanks for sharing.Love the colours you`ve used too. hugs Dorte

Helen said...

Another cute card and the candle is lovely too.

Helen x

fi's cards and crafts said...

what a brill card...the water looks so real.

Fi

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i knew she was gonna be beautiful just by the look of your blog! i absolutely LOVE the look of your blog - fabulous colors.

the colors in your card are stunning and your coloring is awesome!

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers!
Kim your creations are absolutely stunning!
Incredible work!
hugs
kim x

Mina said...

stunning Kim, I love this image and your fabulous colouring of course
Mina xxx

Mina said...

stunning Kim, I love this image and your fabulous colouring of course
Mina xxx

Paula said...

That water is so touchable & thoroughly wet! Amazing. Love your colours too & all the detail.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Mary Lou said...

My Word Hun~~Fantastically beautiful work!! The water appears real on your photos and the sand is perfect. Great embellies and gorgeous colors!! YOU ROCK!!!
happy Birthday to Quixotic Paperie!!
Blessings of thanks

Eulanda said...

Wow Kim this card is just gorgeous! Feels so summery. I like your flower corsage and your papers that you've used. So sweet!
Hugs!
Eulanda

A said...

love the way you colored this image - particularly like the way you "glittered"

Christa said...

What a cutie !! Gives me summer-feeling. Christa.

Marion said...

Stunning gift set and I just love that image. Great sentiment too. Colouring is awesome.
Marion

Crafty Jenn said...

Such an awesome gift idea! Your designs are beautiful. Thank you for a lovely stop on the hop!

<3 Jenn

Katinka said...

Wow, such an adorable stunning card you created Kim! Absolutely fantastic!!

Have a nice week!
Greetings from Germany
Katrin

http://www.hobby-eck.de/

Maureen said...

What a totally fabulous gift set!! All the details of your card are amazing!!

loyaz said...

Oh gosh - you really did a great job. Love your color combinations and the way you put them together.
Happy Anniversary
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Sammibug said...

stunning card! Love the colors!

Nicole Brenna said...

This really is neat... i had to read it over and over just to soak in all the things you did to make it. Was the flower two different colors to begin with or did you color it. I would love to see a tutorial from you about using some of the different kinds of air brush, glitter, smooch, stickles, and flocking. Please email me and let me know if you are thinking of doing one and I will check back her often.

Annika said...

OMG, she really looks like she is walking in water!! Stunning work with colouring and the card layout is absolutely perfect, love the flowers - so lush!!!
Hugs
Annika

Shazza said...

this is just gorgeous, love the image and how you have coloured it. The papers are lovely too
x

Delphine said...

Beautiful gift set! I love all the details, lovely image and wonderful colours! And congratulations on the "real life look"! Impressive! Hugs Delphine xx

Mags said...

I love that happy image, and the colours are gorgeous. The candle looks lovely, too!

Nic said...

Wow, Love this card! The water is A-maz-ing!
Nxxx

Kat said...

What a lovely bright summery image. She looks so happy.

Kat x

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