Thursday, May 14, 2015

May Wacky Watercooler Hop

WELCOME to our May Retirement Hop, where we 
are featuring products that will only be available til June 2nd.
You've likely arrived here from Priscilla's blog.
Isn't she a wonderful artist!  If you missed her projects,
you can hop back to see them.

One of the products that I will miss most is the
Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  I love these leaves, 
and the fact that the die allows you to cut out metal,
fabric or paper.  In this sample the leaves were sponged with
Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar and Mossy Meadow.
They were then stamped with the I Love Lace background.
The Blooming with Kindness set has such nice sentiments,
that I will go back to long after this set retires.

This project uses the Labels Collection Framelits, with the coordinating Apothecary Art set that retired last year.
Again I Love Lace makes a dandy background for the 
focal layers.

This is my "happy card", that uses the Bokeh technique.
I used a Tangelo Twist marker to ink the Label Love
stamp, omitting the outline.  That was layered on to a
Starburst circle attached beside the Bokeh strip.

Now please hop on forward to Deborah's blog. You
don't want to miss her beautiful projects.  Or move
to the home site to pick up blogs that you might have missed.                 


Gail said...

Your leaf card makes me wish I had ordered that set! Love how you used the I Love Lace background stamp on the leaves.

Penny Hanuszak said...

I'm really happy you used one of my favourite stamps this year I Love Lace. It looks so awesome on the leaf and in the background on the second card. Thanks for sharing your projects!

Unknown said...

I was thinking the bokeh was such a happy card, then I saw your description! Love the bright colors! All your projects are wonderful!

Created by Kath said...

Jackie your projects are wonderful.

Deborah Smart said...

Jackie, I love what you did with the Autumn Accents die! Those leaves are gorgeous. (aren't you glad there's something *new* along these lines coming up?!) Wonderful projects, thanks for the great inspiration.

Christine said...

These are some of my favorites as well. As I said in my post, I would have had pages if I had used all that I hated to see retire.
Love all of your projects, especially the Labels card. As for the leaves, they will stay in my stash, but anxious to get the new ones.
Love the colors in the bokeh. I haven't done too much with it, but will definitely work on playing with it now.

Buffy said...

These are lovely, Jackie! The Leaves and Apothecary cards are so elegant and pretty, and the bokeh card uses great colors!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Jackie, thanks so much for continuing to be part of this wonderful Blog Hop. I totally agree about missing those wonderful leaves from the Autumn Accents Bigz Die. The die is so versatile and has served me well. I love the leaves you've created for your card. Stamping them with the I Love Lace image after preparing them the way you did would never have occurred to me but the results are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration. What a difference in the way the I Love Lace is presented in your next card. When I looked more closely, I saw that your Bokeh effect was created using the Starburst circles as masks. Love that and will have to try it. Great ideas, Jackie.

Stampin' Amigos said...

I love your Autumn Accents card, Jackie--very rustic and beautiful. Lovely projects.