Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Hop Card

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop!  Thanks for hopping by today. Before we get started  I want to share the project I made today. It is a fun little bridge scene from Art-Kure. It's called Clapper Bridge. Below I'll tell you how I put it together.

I stamped the image onto white card stock using black dye ink.


I then used light colored Spectrum Noir markers and the larger chisel end to draw lines across the image. After coloring with the markers I put the image through an oval die. Then it was mounted to another larger scalloped oval die in white. Set aside this image.

I prepared a light gray card by using a decorative corner punch at two opposite corners. I put a gold brad at each end. This gray card was layered to a larger deckle cut white card.  At this point you could layer the main image to the gray card along with a die cut gray pine tree.
I then put a light teal card through a distressed square folder. This card was layered to a darker gray card. You can now mount your main image to these pieces. Hope you enjoyed the card. And, now on to the Hop!

There are 12 design team members and each of us have a question that will give you clues to12
different items that you can find in the Crafter's Comapnion Store. So, your goal is to hop around to all 12 questions and then hop over to the Crafter's Companion Store to find the answers. After you have found the answers you will then put them in an e-mail to . That way Bindy can find your entry. If you do that and follow the other requirements which I will tell you in a minute you will be entered into the Grand Prize which is the entire Peter the Rabbit Collection of Stamp Sets!!! This will add up to 9 (!) awesome stamp sets!

Along the way each designer will have a project to inspire you and also the possibility to win on their individual blogs too!
 Each designer is giving away a Cute Companions-Romance stamp set, two embossing powders (one white and one blush rose) and one sheet of EZ mount foam!

 This blog hop will run from Friday, April 20th at midnight pst and end at midnight pst on Sunday April 22nd. Winners will be announced on the Crafter's Companion Information blog on Tuesday April 24th.
Here are the requirements to win:

To be entered to win on my personal blog:
1. You will need to be a follower of me And Crafter's Companion Informational Blog.
2. And you must leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by to hop along.

To win the Grand Prize:
1. You must leave a comment on Each Design Team members blog.
2. You must find the answers to the scavenger hunt questions in the CC store and mail them to
 with the subject line: CC Blog Hop. Ready to get started??? Here is my question


Next, go to: 

If you get lost along the way, here are all the team members:

1. Stacy -
2. Dawn L -
3. Jen J -
4. Dawn B -
5. Tracy -
6. Carolyn -
7. Trena - 
8. Kathy -
9. Lisa -
10. Steph -
11. Paula - (you are here)
12. Marge - here next)
13. Make sure you are following the Crafter's Companion Blog -

Have a fun hunt!
Paula Huiras 



Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Love the details on your card Paula! we need to get together soon... ♥ Steph

okienurse said...

I love art stamps they have so much detail and are fun to work with. Thanks for sharing.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Great coloring technique, love your card it's gorgeous!!

Caryn S said...

Amazing card! That stamp reminds me of pictures my mom used to have around the house when I was a kid.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a beautiful design and just so realistic looking...great job sweetie

Kathy said...

Love your card very classy.
Love the tree in the background!

Marge said...

I love that line of Art-Kure stamps. Very pretty card!

Jessica said...

Awesome shading on a beautiful scene. Great card.
Happy to have hopped in and became a new follower!
Jessica S

KYCrafter said...

That is simply gorgeous! Your work is always great!

Keep up the excellent work!!
Lisa Hunt

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful card!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the colors, really does remind me of winter

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Paula! I love these scene images - they just blow me away! I love all the extra layers you added and the coloring - stunning! I am happy to be a new follower of your amazing blog :) Longtime follower of CC!

Jenny said...

I love the card. Very eligant.

taushash said...

WOW!! So different than others....hop...hop...

Kelly Massman said...

beautiful card! I've already done #1 and #2. I'll have to do the others because I love, love, love Beatrix Potter.

Trena in Naperville said...

This card is so classy Paula - I love it! You have such a talent for building perfect layers - thank you for sharing your process!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. TFS.

dmbennett said...

Wonderful card Paula. Love all the layers. Also like the soft colors you used on your image.

madebyKarla said...

Love how you used that intricate image! TFS ;)

Suzanne said...

Love how you are using the Spectrum Noir. I'm wanting those soooo bad! I like the little tree behind the picture.....neat idea!

Thanks for the blog hop fun!

Tracy Valure said...

Very nice Paula!

wicanmoongodes79 said...

stopped by to hop along.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow such a cute Card. I love the stamp. Im do the hop. Im a new follower. TFS AJ!

UnikeByYes said...

Paula, I like the subtle color scheme you used. That bridge image is pretty. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win. New follower :)
Have a great day!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card!I am already a follower of cc and now I am your newest one, hope you will pop on over for a visit!

sharon g said...

WOW, you did a great job coloring that in a subtle way. Very artsy and pretty.

Linda Kirsch said...

Your card was very interesting, I will come back for a closer look. I really liked it.

Michelle H. said...

Your card is so pretty! I became a follower!
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula, Awesome card ! what a great idea to use a die to cut the stamped image ! The tree in the background is a great idea, too ! I always enjoy your cards :-) Ann