Sunday, 10 July 2016

Crazy Crafters July blog hop with special guest - Tracy May




Hello! It's so exciting to take part once again in this month's Crazy Crafters blog hop. We're honoured to have a special guest Tracy May!  As part of the blog hop we are CASEing one of her cards and that is "Copy And Selectively Edit". She's so creative and talented, that it made it hard to choose a card project as they are all so wonderful!

There was one card that I loved and it's the Pop of Paradise and Tracy has made so many beautiful examples of this fabulous set. Here is the card that I have chosen to CASE.



I also love this card too, as it's so artistic and creative!





What a great inspiration to draw from and excited to have a play with the Pop of Paradise set.

I have also been inspired by this week's Pals Paper Arts PPA308 - Sketch by Ann Schach. Tracy's first card is almost similar and I have adapted my card design to suit both the sketch challenge and Tracy's gorgeous cards. 

Please check out the creative projects over at Pals Paper Arts PPA308 and hopefully you'll be inspired to join in the fun too! :) 





Here is my card... adapted and made into a shaker card for a fun and creative element.







There is so much detail in this card and have combined all the elements from Tracy's two card inspirations. I have used ink blending, watercolouring, and a combination of white/gold/clear heat emboss to make this card literally "POP" - of Paradise.

I have also used Gorgeous Grunge set for the artsy ink splatters that I have utilised to create the texture effect on my card. I have white heat embossed it as it's perfect for the ink and watercolour background.

The colours I have used are Flirty Flamingo rightly named and Peeka Boo peach to give a sunset, summer look with gold tones. The ink blending was a great way to create this blended background. Using the mini round blending tool from Ranger, gives the best results with seamless blending.

The background in the shaker window is taking that gorgeous ink splatter effect that Tracy has done. I wanted to extend the feathers of the two white heat embossed flamingos and have the back/feathers spraying out in an abstract manner yet keeping that artsy look. To create the effect I used the smooshing effect, using acetate and diluted ink and smearing it on to watercolour paper. I have then gone over with a brush to do the linear effect with Peekaboo Peach to represent the feathers texture. I then splattered some ink with the paint brush in Flirty Flamingo for added interest.

A shaker card is not complete with sequins and I have added gold, silver and white from the Metallic sequins assortment.









You can see the Stampin' dimensionals for the flamingo and also part of the fun foam used for the shaker window from this angle. The banner has also been mounted with Stampin' dimensionals to give it height. Both the flamingo and banner have been clear heat embossed and by doing this makes the colours even more vibrant and richer.




Inside the card, I went all creative with the flamingo and have emulated Tracy's feather effect but have used a subtle combination of watercolour and ink blending. The flamingo has been stamped by applying diluted ink directly with a brush it and gives this soft impression. I have used a brush to watercolour the back and blended it with the background. The rest of the background has been ink blended with Peekaboo Peach to give this soft haze and unify the composition. You can see the ink splatters used from Gorgeous Grunge and adds so much interest.





I hope you have enjoyed my card and found inspiration. The Pop of Paradise set is so much fun and thanks to Tracy's cards CASE, it's made it even more amazing - endless creativity with this set. Thank you so much Tracy for joining us and your creativity is so inspirational. :)

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspiration from the Crazy Crafters team. You are going to love what our team have come up with using Tracy May's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers! :)


Products used:

• Pop of Paradise (Clear Mount) 141581
• Gorgeous Grunge (Clear Mount) 130517
• Flirty Flamingo Ink
• Peekaboo Peach Ink

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34 comments:

  1. Wow Juan so much work has gone into your card. It's fantastic. I love the warm colours which really makes me think of a paradise sunset! And I love the splatters of Gorgeous Grunge - fantastic touch! Great job!! I'm so happy to be hopping with you today!

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy. Both your cards were such an inspiration and contributed to creating this card. Using the paradise sunset look is really complimentary with this fabulous set and went with it including the details. Thank you so much for hopping with us! :)

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  2. I really like how the flamingo pops off the page. Lovely work.

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  3. WOW WOW WOW AWESOME....... Your talent is Mind Blowing Juana. You have AAA+ this time. You are truly talented. What a Card !!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Christine. I truly appreciate your lovely compliments. You're too kind. It's all thanks to CASEing Tracy's fabulous cards that inspired me. :)

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  4. Love your choice of colours, so bright and vibrant, beautiful card Juan!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue - greatly appreciate it. :)

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  5. Love your colors and the use of this stamp set Juana, I haven't got this stamp set as yet and you have inspired me to purchase it . Love how you have used it. Angexx

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    1. Thanks you so much Ange. The flamingos in this set just reminds me of a summer sunset and went with that theme hehe. You will love this set, has so much creative potential. :) x

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  6. Juana, this pretty card reminds me of tequila sunrise & summer! It's beautiful xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jessie - I appreciate you lovely comments. It totally agree with you with the splash of those colours combined. :) x

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  7. Oh wow! What a stunning card!! This card must have taken you ages! But it's so worth it! Just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole, I appreciate your lovely compliments. It didn't take that long surprisingly, I did this card on the day of the blog and still had time to post it up on time lol. I just love this stamp set and plus the inspiration from Tracy greatly helped. It's a labour of love. :)

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  8. You have again created a work of art Juana. Amazing colours that pop off the page and all work so well together. This card is stunning and showcases so many different techniques. Well done, love seeing your creations and what you come up with!☺☺☺

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    1. Thank you so much Louise. Your kind words means so much and I truly appreciate it. It's all thanks to the great inspiration from Tracy's fabulous cards that really helped make this card, plus I just love this set and the creativity is endless. :) xx

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  9. Hi Juana, I especially love your last card-the colour combination and the gorgeous grunge white highlights work superbly together!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, I appreciate your lovely compliments. I just love that set and the splatters just creates that extra interest and artsy feel. :)

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  10. What can I say - you amaze me with every project and this one is no exception! Beautiful work Juana xx

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    1. Thank you so much Carolina - I greatly appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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  11. This is so beautiful - but then your work always is!

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    1. Aww thank you Stephanie - I try hehe. It's all thanks to Tracy's inspirational cards with this set. :)

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  12. Wow I just love these. You have such an incredible talent balancing colours.

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    1. Thank you so much Fiona - I greatly appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Missy - I greatly appreciate your lovely compliments! :)

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  14. All I can say is WOW! Another amazing creation Juan.

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    1. Thank you so much Kirsten - I truly appreciate it. :)

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  15. Your tropical flamingo card is absolutely fabulous! Beautifully detailed! So glad you shared it at PPA~

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I just love this set and was greatly inspired by Tracy's cards. It's a pleasure and so glad to be able to share it. :)

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  16. 2 birds with one card Juana, love it! Gorgeous layout, and the techniques have been done with precision...So bright and fun and so very stunning.

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. This set just unleashes my creativity and love the flamingos - so much potential for expression. It's all thanks to Tracy's fabulous cards too. :) x

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