Friday, April 25, 2014

Inspired by Stamping and Die Versions Blog Hop

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to the Inspired By Stamping and Die Versions Blog Hop.  
Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter. Yay!!! Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.
One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products that both of these companies have to offer.
For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired By Stamping blog. All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10 pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize.
For my project today, I give myself a challenge to create a layout. 
I love canvas....So I thought I would try my  hand at a page layout. 
So I found a 12 x 12 chipboard and wrapped a piece of untreated canvas around it.  I stitched the edges and got to work with my gelatos. 
As you can see, I had lots of fun with my gesso and gelatos!!  :) 
Once everything was dried, I pulled out my Inspired by Stamping sets created a collage background.  I used the following stamps to create the background:
When I started this canvas, I had no plan or direction.  I really had no idea!!
I also had no pictures!!!  LOL...  I know!!!  As I left the canvas to dry, I went outside and noticed how beautiful some of my flowers were blooming.  I did  a little photo shoot and close ups of some of these beauties. 
  I used my Die Versions Houndstooth Background die, which I cut 3 times and layered them. I matted it on white and black cardstock. Then I layered my pictures on top of that beautiful die pattern back drop.  I love the way the Express Edge: Memories  completes the look and feel of the layout. 
 Your next stop on the hop is Nupur Priya blog  and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to Die-Versions Blog for the complete order list.

I would like enter the following challenges: 
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #63
Polkadoodle Wk #16

Hugs, 
Calypso

49 comments :

  1. Your canvas layout is beautiful! I love how you combined the gelatos for your background and then used all those beautiful stamps over that, and I love your placement of the Memories die.

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  2. Wow, your layout is stunning. Love the background you created - the color combo is fabulous.

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love the design and the details!! The lace doily behind the Memories die looks fabulous!!

    Lisa F
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. This is just over the top gorgeous! I just love all the colors and love the flowers.

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  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Lovely details!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  6. A gorgeous layout, visually stunning! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Beautiful, just beautiful. You have used those Gelatos perfectly - thanks for the great inspiration!!

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  8. Your photos are beautiful, and you have used them so nicely, to showcase both the dies, and the stamps and papers, as well! Gorgeous layout! It's been fun hopping with you today!!!

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  9. I love your project! So bright and cheerful. Great job!

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  10. Your beautiful project makes me want to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. Thank you

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  11. Your project is gorgeous! I love the flowers!

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  12. Hi, Calypso! I always enjoy coming to your blog and seeing you are doing with colors - your name is so befitting your style! Beautiful photos, and even more beautiful background for them. Thank you for explaining how you created your masterpiece! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  13. Wow your colors on your projects are so beautiful and bright and springy. TFS

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  14. WOW your canvas turned out amazing!! I love the colors and what you came up with for all of your flowers they are beautiful and again WOW everything you used to give it texture and dimension wow you are one talented gal.

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  15. Your canvas is so extraordinarily beautiful. I thought those flowers were all dimensional and was amazed that they were photos. Not only can you create beauty on canvas your photos are amazing as well. Now that says Spring.

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  16. Beautiful layout! I love where your creating took you. Great photos of your flowers!

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  17. Wonderfully colorful and cheerful layout. Your photos are just as lovely as your background and dimensional flowers. TFS
    Mindy

    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Sis,
    This is stunning layout. Love all the details. You are super talented. TFS
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  19. Beautifully created project. I love all the wonderful colors you used on it too! Very spring looking!

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  20. Fabulous page -- love the flower photos too

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  21. Wow! I'm amazed by your layout and the flowers you photographed! Both are gorgeous!

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  22. Stunning! This is the kind of thing I would love to try, but would be afraid to even attempt!

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  23. Wow, that is a really cool project.

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  24. amazing!!!!!! and what beautiful flowers you have in your yard :)

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  25. Beautiful and TFS!
    Big Hugs,
    Sue Ann :)

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  26. Gorgeous layout. I love the gelato and stamping background and how you layered the houndstooth background die behind your photos. You must have the most glorious garden with all those beautiful flowers.

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  27. Wow!!! Great collage of stamped images on bg....love love love it!!!! Expecially those blooms...ultimate!!!...Kudos to the idea to insert the blooms pic!!!

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  28. What a great layout. Your canvas became fabulous!

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  29. Oh WOW, what a fabulous colourful project!

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  30. this is gorgeous! I l like your use of Gelatos.

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  31. WOW! Stunning!!! What a beautiful layout!!! So colorful! Love the pictures! Love flowers!

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  32. Well color me jealous! We are just really starting to feel our Spring right now, my gardens are waking up after a looooooooooooooooong winter's nap! Love your canvas and photos of your gorgeous flowers.....beautiful! Great use of gelatos too! TFS!!!

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  33. Gorgeous colourful LO, so many details to keep coming back to look at, so bright and cheery : )

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  34. LOVE the amazing gorgeous colors! Those photos are fabulous, too! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

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  35. Absolutely stunning Canvas, I love it, everything about, it the design, color everything...

    Thanks
    Hugs
    Rhonda A
    http://www.wheeliecraftydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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  36. WOW this is stunning, adore it!! Thanks for joining us at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/ - good luck!

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    1. You should also check out our challenges at http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/ too - we'd love to see you enter! xx

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  37. Beautiful layout for your gorgeous photos! Love what you did with the background and the pretty stamps. Great colors! The Houndstooth Background die made a great base for the pics!

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  38. Absolutely stunning project...love all the use of color and texture...just wow!

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  39. Hi Calypso! So happy to see you for our Spring challenge! Your card is soooo pretty, I love all the beautiful flowers, and your fab job on your background paper, it is amazing! Thanx so much for joining us for our Spring challenge at CC&CC! Hugs, Joanne

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  40. OH MY WORD Calypso!! This is stunning!!!!
    I love everything about it. Maybe one of these days I will be as creative as you :)

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  41. your canvas is sooo beautiful... love each element you have added!! very creative!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  42. Great creation thank you for joining in at Polkadoodles. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

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