Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 2017 Blog Hop

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It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop, and there is a wonderful inspiration photo!
Blog hop inspiration
Don't you just love those vases and flowers! I would've loved to have painted this whole picture with watercolours, but I just know it wouldn't have been very pretty. I think glass is actually quite difficult to paint. Instead, I used "Just the Jar" stamps and dies, heat embossing the image onto vellum, then used some Copics to colour them in. My PTI ranunculus stamps were too large for this composition, so I substituted flowers from Gathered Garden. I added the glass highlights with a combination of glossy accents and white gel pen. The background is Soft Stone paper. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has done for this challenge!
And here's another look at it in daylight, instead of florescent lighting.


Thanks so much for looking, and I always appreciate your comments.



45 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Those jars turned out so well. And, bonus, I learned a new word (haha) Ranunculus. Sounds much better than tight fluffy flower.

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  2. You did an amazing job - those vases look exactly like glass. Beautiful composition with your flowers too.

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  3. These jars look incredible! Perfect card and interpretation.

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  4. So pretty! Love the "glass" finish on the jar.

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  5. Love your vases! You've captured them perfectly off the inspiration photo!

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  6. Wow! Love the dimension your technique gives to the vellum. Really inspires me. Puts vellum in a whole different genre. Takes it away from girlie girl and makes it beautifully neutral for all occasions and genders. And, again, I need to compliment the use of die cuts (which I generally don't like at all), but you've made them integral and lifelike by altering the heights. Well done!!

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  7. Wow this is so stunning. Your jars are so realistic looking. Beautiful card.

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  8. Beautiful card! I can't stop looking at those jars. Very realistic.

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  9. I am totally amazed at the realistic look to your glass jars...SO beautiful! Lovely, lovely card Kathryn!! :0)

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  10. This is totally stunning. The jars are sooooooooooo lovely.

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  11. Stunning is the first word that came into my mind also. You really did a fabulous job on this card!

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  12. Stunning recreation! Beautifully detailed!

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  13. Everyone used stunning because it is the best word. STUNNING!

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  14. YOWZA! You win! This is glorious! Your jars are AMAZING! I must try this sometime....too busy this summer but come winter! ;) Your flowers are so pretty too! This is FRAME WORTHY!!!

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    1. Well, looks like you have fortune-telling abilities! ;). Thanks so much for the comment!

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  15. So beautifully done, Kathryn! What a creative interpretation - I absolutely love this.

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  16. This is so very pretty. Amazing job coloring those glass jars--they look so realistic.

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  17. I felt the inspiration was a challenge but you nailed it! I'm in awe of your lovely vases!

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  18. Fabulous card, and your jars are incredible!

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  19. YIPES! Those vases are real, or very nearly... Gorgeous and amazing jars, Kathryn. And gorgeous card too!!!

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  20. Oh my word, this is stunning!

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  21. Absolutely lovely! I've been on the fence about that Gathered Garden set. It's moved to the top of my wish list thanks to your beautiful card!

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  22. Kathryn, your creation is absolutely STUNNING! Glad I didn't see yours before I made mine because I probably wouldn't have posted it. I'd frame this if I were you...unless you planned to send it to me. 😉Hope you win with this one as you deserve it!

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  23. Beautiful! I love how you added the gloss to your jars!

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  24. Wow~ This is absolutely stunning! What a great job making those jars look so real. Beautiful!

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  25. Beautiful card! Those jars came out great!

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  26. I think everyone else said my words!! You knocked it out of the park!

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  27. OH MY GOSH
    this is a winner card
    I adore how you added the white pen there
    it makes your glas Jar or Vase looks so real
    I ADORE this if you not yet send this card I am happy to receive this
    I have less PTI dies and stamp and if you like visiting my blog back you can see what I just told you :)
    hugs from Germany
    Monika

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  28. OMG - that is spectacular!!!

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  29. You really know how to create knock-out designs, Kathryn! I LOVE these!!!!!!

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  30. The design is gorgeous, but I'm in love with how you colored and highlighted the jars.

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  31. Your jars are stunning! Love the card!

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  32. Even if it says Random generated, I don't believe it. Commented earlier that you had a winner...congratulations, Kathryn!

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    1. awwww.... thanks, Kathy! Such a sweetie.

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  33. The choice may have been a random selection, but you deserved a "win" no matter what. Gorgeous work.

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  34. Gorgeous! I just love how authentic the Mason jars look!!

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  35. Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your art.

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  36. wow, jars look real !!! Love, love this technique.....

    just gorgeous !!!

    lynne

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