Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Joy Clair August Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joy Clair August Release Blog Hop! Joy Clair is releasing some amazing new stamp sets today! The design team has been working hard with some new creations to show the new sets off! You should be arriving from the talented Martha's blog.  If you happened to join the hop in the middle, please start at the Joy Clair blog!

Joy Clair’s August release contains four stamp sets, two everyday sets and two sets from their bible journaling line, Color by Faith!
All the stamps from this release will be on sale starting August 2nd.

Today I am showing of the new Prickly Happy stamp set designed by our very own Crystal! She knock this one out of the park for sure!

The cactus images in the set were screaming to be colored in with the no-line technique! I started by stamping the images in a light color ink.

The next step used a variety of green watercolors to form the cactus in the scene.

The sand of the desert is a variety of brown watercolors.

The sunset part of the scene uses a variety of yellows, oranges, reds, pinks, and purples.
**Tip** Use a heat gun to dry the paints in between colors.

The sentiment (from the new Everyday Sentiments) is stamped in white onto a black strip and attached with foam tape.

Now let’s talk about the grand prize! There will be TWO winners from the blog hop. Each winner will receive $25 Joy Clair gift certificate. WHAT A PRIZE!!!
1. Comment on the Joy Clair blog and the blogs of each participate along the way!

You have until August 4th, 2016 at noon EST. The winners will be announced on August 5th.
Thank you for stopping my blog! Your next stop will be the talented Steph's blog.

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!


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  2. Awesome card and fun design!
    Sherrie K

  3. Wooooo a beautiful process! I love it. Thanks forma sharing with us! Enjoy. Paula

  4. Just an adorable card! I love all the bright colors! Hugs, Robin

  5. Fabulous coloring on this awesome card! Love the bold sky and those fun cacti stamps!

  6. What a great noline coloring. Your cactus came alive. Lovely sunset background

  7. WOW! Awesome card. Love the background.

  8. Pretty background you made for the cactus!

  9. What a terrifically gorgeous background for those cacti! Thanks for the tip!

  10. These adorable cactus are one of my favourites in this release! Cute card and beautiful background!

  11. Love the colors you used in your background....just super adorable!

  12. Fabulous no line coloring! Love the colorful background too!!

  13. Really pretty! I like your coloring!

  14. Such beautiful coloring of the sunset! A fun and gorgeous card!