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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Today is the last day of the blog hop week with  Stampendous, Clear Scraps, and  Tsukineko. For all the details, head over to the Stampendous Blog, you still have time to enter to win prizes! 

We were provided some beautiful Send It Clear Cards and Clear Scraps Album and StazOn Inks to create our projects.  For my project today I used the Clear Scraps Album to create a garden album.
This is the closed view of the album.  I cut cardstock or pattern paper to fit behind my acrylic pieces to highlight the beautiful colors captured with copics and StazOn.

The cover page has the gorgeous Jumbo Cling HollyHocks stamped using StazOn Stone Gray Ink. This makes the lines softer than if I had used the black StazOn.  I had to flip the acrylic cover over and color on the reverse side using my copics.  If you tried coloring over the stazon the copics would erase the stamped image.  I used a oranges and yellows on the flowers and green on the leaves from my copics.  The beautiful Stampendous Butterflies were stamped using black ink and colored with the same copics used on the flowers.  

Behind the acrylic page I traced a piece of white cardstock to the same shape and stamped the Dream Text using brown ink over the page to provide better visibility to the acryclic page and flowers when closed. When you flip through the album your see all the wonderful effect of the acrylic colored flowers!

The first page of the album:

On this page I covered the chipboard with some beautiful Bo Bunny Paper from the Country Garden collection and added the Cottage Rose flowers using black StazOn ink. I colored the flowers using watercolor pencils and white gel pen highlights.  The butterflies are from Stampendous and are also colored with watercolor pencils. I finished it off with the sentiment stamped with the Altered Type Alphabet letters.



The next set of flowers are tropical and warm... I used the beautiful Tropical Garden and backed the page with Bo Bunny paper in the background.  The images were stamped with black StazOn.


The next page:
On this page again I worked with the Bo Bunny paper in the background and stamped the Jumbo Iris several times using the StazOn black ink and colored with glimmer mist and waterbrush. The sentiment was added with the Altered Type Alphabet.



The last page uses the Stampendous Chrysantheum  stamped in the background using the StazOn Ink - Black.  The flowers were colored on the reverse side using copics.

The pages have all been left open to add pictures, pockets or other details.
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Thanks for stopping by!
Suzz

38 comments:

  1. WOW... just wow! What a fantastic project, and it showcases all the flowers and the Butterflies to such amazing advantage! Suzanne, you always amaze and delight! Every page is a masterpiece!

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  2. totally agree......... this is STUNNING. quite the showcase for all these amazing flower stamps. LOVE it.

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  3. WOW!! I love mini's and this one is amazing! What a beautifull colours!

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  4. Wow and wow. Absolutely gorgeous, I love your stamped flowers and your colouring is wonderful, such a delight to see each page. Love the white highlights too. A masterpiece. Tracy x

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  5. Oh this is so beautiful, Suzz. You did an amazing job on every detail to the petal. Gorgeous work!

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  6. Absolutely amazing!! I love how you've used the flowers and butterflies through out the album! GORGEOUS!!!!

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  7. This is beautiful. Flowers, butterflies, great colors. what more could there be?

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  8. I absolutely love all the bright colors and beautiful flowers used here !!!

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  9. Love all the flowers and butterflies. Thanks for the copic/stazon tip

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  10. Oh, my gosh! Gorgeous album!

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  11. such a lovely warm album..very nice

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  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I have gotten into the color of orange lately. Very pretty album!

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  13. Unbelievable beautiful ... you are amazing!

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  14. Wow, this is absolutely fantastic! Loving each page of this gorgeous album.

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  15. WOW this is gorgeous and LOVE the colors and how the stamps show up so well. Great job! Mary Werner

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  16. What a lovely garden masterpiece! Love the way you added the nursery rhyme!

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  17. Oh I am so in love with these colours and how they overlay each other :) TFS

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  18. gorgeous album. i love all of the pretty colors and different flowers on each page.

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  19. My new favorite color is orange, so I really loved this. Thank you for making this so we can be inspired and get so many ideas

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  20. So beautiful this album you have made I like the stamps with the flowers!!

    Bianca

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  21. Every page is amazing!! I easily imagined myself sitting in a peaceful garden surrounded by all these beautiful flowers!

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  22. Oh my! Honey, this is fabulous! I love it! I love everything about it! I think it's so cool that you've used so many of the jumbo flowers that I LOVE! Great job!

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  23. This is so fabulous and imaginative. Love it!

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  24. Wow-ee....that is some beautiful stamping and colouring! wow. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear Scraps this week!!

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  25. Very pretty--love all the flowers.

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  26. Gorgeous coloring & I love the Stampendous flowers you used--your work is stunning!

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  27. Wow! I thought the cover was amazing, but each page is unique, colorful, and creative all on its own. Love it!

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  28. Beautiful projects! I really enjoyed all the inspiration this week with Stampendous and Clear Scraps, thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Beautiful project. The colors are just perfect!

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  30. Stupendous projects!! I LOVE each one for the layers and colors, beautifully done and inspiring!

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  31. Beautiful! I love your color choices!
    Very tropical!
    DeniseB

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  32. Your color choices are wonderful. I love it! I must go out and buy that iris stamp.

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  33. You my dear are the altered art queen! I am in total love with your project!

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  34. WOW!! What an amazing book. I LOVE it. You know I always love popping in and getting inspired..

    Hugs~

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  35. I'm speechless..... and that doesn't happen often!

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