Welcome to a very special Layers of Color New Release Blog Hop!
Today is so exciting because we are introducing
Layers of Color Designer Collection
showcasing Nina Brackett's new signature stamp line,
Nina B Designs! If you have arrived from Linda's blog ... then you are in the right place. If not, then you will want to start on the Layers of Color blog to read all the details on how to win prizes!!
I have been having so much fun designing with these images. Most of these sets are bigger (6x8") than the usual Layers of Color sets. My first card uses images from the set "Beautiful Lace". The tag below was created using images from the "Dotted Dahlia".
Layers of Color is also introducing some fun new embellishments you can use on your projects ...
LOC has also set up an easier way to view projects for specific stamp sets. You will find lots of inspiration for all of your LOC clear stamps in the clear stamp art galleries!
And have you heard?? Laura and Nina have also designed some new dies with Spellbinders!
Introducing Dress Forms! Get more info at THIS POST!
and Nested Tea Cups! Get more info about this set on THIS POST!
Aren't these fun?? You will be seeing more inspiration using these dies in the upcoming months from each of the Layers of Color DT members. These dies are only available through Crafter’s Home participating stores at this time. They will be available in other stores, including Layers of Color after CHA.
To celebrate the new release of the Spellbinders dies, Layers of Color is sponsoring another blog hop on Nov 21st. I hope you will join us for FREE templates and lots of inspiration!
thanks for joining us!
Your next stop in the blog hop is the wonderfully talented
Card - I started by stamping the doily images on white cardstock and embossing. Then I rubbed on pink distress ink (ranger) with one of the Tim Holtz applicators. I guess I thought if I did it like this, there would be some variation in the shading, but in the end, it came out all the same shade. So save yourself some time and just stamp and emboss on pink cardstock, teehee! I stamped the dress form once on the white cardstock panel and then again on polka dot paper. Then paper pieced as shown. I colored the pink area's on the dress with Copics.
Tag / Bookmark - You know I like it when I have time to get messy! And it had been a while since I had created a mixed media type background. So this tag was so much fun for me. I started with a manilla tag from a local office supply store and covered it with white cardstock. Then I layered on some old music paper. My intent was for it to show more, but I messed it up when I kept adding color. I started with an Aquamarine Glaze by Golden. You can also use aqua acrylic paint, watered down. With a glaze the goal is to add color but still be able to see what's underneath (music paper in this case). Then I sprayed with a blue Glimmer Mist. Then I thought a tiny spritz of brown would add some dimension, yuck! Didn't turn out so great. I should have stopped with blue. So to lighten it a little I lightly rubbed on some white. You can see that most near the middle of the tag, coming from behind the flowers. When I'm trying to add just a little color in a random fashion, I use a fan brush and lightly apply the paint. Next came yellow. I put a polka dot stencil over the left upper corner and pounced on some yellow paint, with a really cool tool ... my finger, teehee. Then I used my finger to add more yellow paint around the edges. And finally I adhered my Copic colored images and doodled around the edges.