Crafter's Companion Sheena Douglass A Taste of India Release Blog Hop

SN Markers: BT1, 2, 4; CR4, 7; EB2
SN Blendable Colored Pencils: 023, 024,061, 062, 072, 094

Welcome to the release blog hop for Sheena Douglass's latest paper crafting range, A Taste of India. You should have arrived here from the blog of my teammate, Laurel Beard. If you did not, I invite you start at the beginning over at the Crafter's Companion US Blog.

There are six new EZMount rubber stamp sets and 8 amazing embossing folders.

I've used an image from Henna Mango and a sentiment from Tiger Tiger. I stamped my image 3 times with Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink and colored them with a combination of Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers & Blendable Colored Pencils and cut them out and popped them up to create dimension. I also added some shimmer and glossy accents.

The next stop on the hop is Tenia Nelson's jazzy blog. Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment on every blog hop stop. There will be prizes--check the Crafter's Companion US Blog for details.

  • Lori Barnett
  • Roxanne O'Brien
  • Swarup Murthy
  • Mother's & Father's Release from @simonsaysstamp

    The most recent release from Simon Says Stamp is ahhhhhhhmayzing! The Summer Garden stamp set designed with Mama Elephant is so beautiful, the sentiments in the set are just perfect. I colored my flowers and leaves with distress markers and blended it out with my Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush marker.

    I added the flowers to a stitched circle die cut from a gorgeous lil' inker set and mounted that on my card front. For the card front I used the stitched diagonal cover plate also from lil' inker. Good grief, a girl could get addicted to all that gorgeous stitching. 


    Sheena Douglass A Taste of India for Crafter's Companion Sneak Peek

    It's my turn to sneak you a peek at some of the new stamps from the upcoming Sheena Douglass A Taste of India release for Crafter's Companion. I stamped the elephant in Gray Flannel Memento Dye ink, created a mask and stamped the arches in Desert Sand Memento Dye. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers (colors below) and added touches of gold with a Pitt Artist pen by Faber-Castell. I stamped a sentiment from the Sentimentals Memories are Made set and added the colored panel to a black notecard.

    You can see more sneak peeks at the Crafter's Companion US Info blog.

    stamps: Sheena Douglass Taste of India Marching Elephants & Indian Arches, Sentimentals Memories are Made
    ink: Memento Dye Gray Flannel, Desert Sand, Versafine Onyx Black
    paper: Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock; Hero Arts Black Layering Paper
    SN markers: bg1, 2, 3, 4, 5; ig1, 3, 5, 6; eb1, 2, 3; cr4, 9, 10; dr2, 3, 7, 5

    Teal Zeal Deal

    Teal Zeal--it's my favorite Memento color, in dye and in pigment. I added some of the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in gold to this card, along with some Delicata Golden Glitz touches. I added the shimmer spritz with a paint brush so I could get those big, shiny drips.

    stamps: stamp-it australia scattered thoughts, stamp it australia butterflies & birds
    ink: memento teal zeal dye, memento luxe teal zeal, delicata golden glitz, sheer shimmer spritz gold
    paper: crafter's companion kraft cardstock

    A Blog Named Hero is TWO!

    Can you guys believe that ABNH is already 2? I can't. It seems like just yesterday that Linda and I were brainstorming ideas for a challenge blog--my idea was "hey, girl" (remember those memes? Ryan Gosling?). A Blog Named Hero was Linda's idea, but as soon as she mentioned it I got a spingle and I knew. I'm so proud of our blog and our design team! Today we've invited a bunch of ABNH friends, the current DT and the newly announced DT to help us celebrate this occasion with a giant mega super blog hop! With prizes! So make sure to comment on all of the stops along the way, each comment is a chance to win.

    You should have arrived here from the beautiful blog of the amazingly talented Lucy Abrams!

    Your next stop is the blog of my friend, Teri Anderson. If you lose your way along the hop, there is a full list at the bottom of this post. If you didn't arrive here from Lucy's blog, then please start hopping over at ABNH. Thanks for 2 fun-filled, crafty years, and here's to many more!


    Linda Trace
    Jennifer McGuire
    Cristina Martinez
    Debby Hughes
    Christine Drogt
    Britta Swiderski
    Stephanie Klauk
    Leslie Hanna
    Shari Carroll
    Lisa Stein
    Maya Isaksson
    Virginia Lu
    Kathy Racoosin
    Michelle Lupton
    Vicky Papaioannou
    Lisa Spangler
    Sarah Gray
    Kelly Rasmussen
    Sindhura Prajay
    Lucy Abrams
    Mary Dawn Quirindongo
    Teri Anderson
    Teresa Pham
    Tanja Kewel-Neef
    Laura Bassen
    Cheiron Brandon
    Kelly Latevola
    Sue McRae

    Live Like There's No Tomorrow

    For this regal card, I created a background with Spectrum Noir Markers, rubbing alcohol and Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold. I achieved the scattered dots of gold shimmer by using a small round watercolor brush loaded with the product, rather than spritzing it on. I also painted over the sentiment tag, which is stamped in Staz-On Midi Claret, as is the large text background. I stamped the peacock in Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. 

    spectrum noir markers: BT2, 4, 5; PL1, 2, 3, 4; OR3, GT1, 2

    I Still Have SSS April Card Kit Cards to Share!

     This first one was the first idea i had, and i had to get it out of my head! love how this fun die cut inlay turned out.

    This card is heavily influenced by one of the papers in the kit. In hindsight, i would have mounted the frame that i used for the sentiment on cardstock before i added all that glossy accents!