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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - May 2020 | All Things Crafty - Favorite Coloring Tools

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle (cling stamp set and dies), the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Seriously the Best stamp set and Label Me Boldly stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #seriouslythebeststampset #labelmeboldlystampset #peacefulmomentsbundle #poppymomentsdies #peacefulmomentsstampset #paintedlabelsdies #paintedpoppiesbundle #naturesinkspirations #smooshingtechnique #stainedglasstechnique #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #favoritecoloringtools #spongedaubers #stampinupinks #stampinblendsmarkers #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Welcome to the May 2020 edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  Twenty-three of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends - both old and new - are joining me in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across thirteen different time zones.  Together we will share sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on the second Wednesday of each month.

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We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share some projects and our favorite coloring tools.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Ink Smooshing Technique

Nothing like an ink pad, an acrylic block, a water spritzer 
and Thick Whisper White cardstock to create a fun smoosh background!
Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick ink pads were used here with the Clear Block B.

Layering over Ink Smooshing technique pre-stained glass technique | Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop | Favorite Coloring Tools | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And then once it's dry... cover it up with an intricate layer of Whisper White cardstock
created with one of the Poppy Moments dies.
Better, yet, make it THREE (3) layers the same size.
Then add some glue in the openings with the Fine Tip Glue Pen
and you have a lovely Stained Glass background.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle (cling stamp set and dies), the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Seriously the Best stamp set and Label Me Boldly stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #seriouslythebeststampset #labelmeboldlystampset #peacefulmomentsbundle #poppymomentsdies #peacefulmomentsstampset #paintedlabelsdies #paintedpoppiesbundle #naturesinkspirations #smooshingtechnique #stainedglasstechnique #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #favoritecoloringtools #spongedaubers #stampinupinks #stampinblendsmarkers #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

As I mentioned last month, give me an Aqua Painter with some ink and
I'm a happy stamper!  For today's project, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
and Lovely Lipstick inks were used with a damp brush tip to watercolor 
the poppy center and the leaves.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle (cling stamp set and dies), the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Seriously the Best stamp set and Label Me Boldly stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #seriouslythebeststampset #labelmeboldlystampset #peacefulmomentsbundle #poppymomentsdies #peacefulmomentsstampset #paintedlabelsdies #paintedpoppiesbundle #naturesinkspirations #smooshingtechnique #stainedglasstechnique #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #favoritecoloringtools #spongedaubers #stampinupinks #stampinblendsmarkers #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

A sponge dauber with Whisper White ink added some softness to the 
Granny Apple Green Scripty embossed layer complimenting the watercolored accents.
A strip of striped Custom Artistry Paper aka CAP - 
my term for recreating DSP that I love (read about it here) - 
was created with the brush tip of a Dark Granny Green Stampin' Blends Marker
to add a touch of vertical color.  Two fussy cut sentiments were adhered with glue 
while the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon added a finishing touch. 

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle (cling stamp set and dies), the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Seriously the Best stamp set and Label Me Boldly stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #seriouslythebeststampset #labelmeboldlystampset #peacefulmomentsbundle #poppymomentsdies #peacefulmomentsstampset #paintedlabelsdies #paintedpoppiesbundle #naturesinkspirations #smooshingtechnique #stainedglasstechnique #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #favoritecoloringtools #spongedaubers #stampinupinks #stampinblendsmarkers #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Attention to the inside of the card and the envelope are always very important aspects in my card projects.  Plus there always need to be room to write.... here the top panel showcases a diecut panel of my favorite CAP alternate II color palette mentioned in yesterday's blog post! 
The remaining layers were all repeated just like the front.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle (cling stamp set and dies), the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Seriously the Best stamp set and Label Me Boldly stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #seriouslythebeststampset #labelmeboldlystampset #peacefulmomentsbundle #poppymomentsdies #peacefulmomentsstampset #paintedlabelsdies #paintedpoppiesbundle #naturesinkspirations #smooshingtechnique #stainedglasstechnique #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #favoritecoloringtools #spongedaubers #stampinupinks #stampinblendsmarkers #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Stripes were added to the Whisper White envelope front and flap adding a scrap piece of paper inside the envelope to make sure bleeding to another side did not occur.
Today's Color Palette | Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
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I hope this project has given you some inspiration to think what your favorite coloring tools are and to maybe try something new with your own creativity.  Mine are all in bold, italics above!  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to Mary’s blog to see what her favorite coloring tools are when she's creating, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any.  

We love reading your comments!
CLICK on this "next blog for more inspiration" to continue along the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

And guess what?!  
A very talented, special friend is joining us from across the pond today,
so make sure you do not miss seeing what Emma's favorite coloring tools are!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle (cling stamp set and dies), the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Seriously the Best stamp set and Label Me Boldly stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #seriouslythebeststampset #labelmeboldlystampset #peacefulmomentsbundle #poppymomentsdies #peacefulmomentsstampset #paintedlabelsdies #paintedpoppiesbundle #naturesinkspirations #smooshingtechnique #stainedglasstechnique #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #favoritecoloringtools #spongedaubers #stampinupinks #stampinblendsmarkers #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

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14 comments

  1. Fabulous idea and such a gorgeous project Angie! *smiles* xxx

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  2. Oh not only is this a pretty card but i love the idea of filling the void with the fine tip glue! it looks wonderful xo

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  3. Beautiful card and I like the layers of the die cut. You really are the queen of water colouring 😊

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  4. Wauw! I love the stained glas technic. Thank you for sharing

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  5. LOVE IT! And the glue tip is fabulous!

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  6. The idea of ​​stained glass is really interesting and original. I want to try, thank you for sharing Angie!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love the look and idea of the stained glass!

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  8. You made that white die cut stand out beautifully Angie! What a lovely card.

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  9. Beautiful wonderful and awesome! Love this, Angie! That sponged Scripty background is the bomb - and I love how you layered over the acrylic block stamping! Perfect! :)

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  10. Wow, another beautiful card Angie!

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  11. Gosh this is STUNNING!! I love every element you have added to this card but especially the stained glass!

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  12. Beautiful card design. Love you wonderful background technique.

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  13. Beautiful card Angie, love your water-colouring x

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