Light It Up Blue Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here.
If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, please leave a comment on this blog, as well as any of the other blogs participating in the hop today!  Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, April 6th.

I’ve added this link for all sorts of great info on autism including research, fund raising and a whole lot of other information.

Here’s my card for the hop:

I’ve started with a piece of watercolor paper that’s been stamped with a houndstooth pattern.  I wanted more of a hit and miss look, so just partially inked up the background stamp and pressed it to my paper with my fingers instead of a stamp block or my MISTI.

Next, I stamped the poppy and then added some blue shades of  watercolor.  While that was still wet, I added in some more blues, this time with Brushos.  Once that was completely dry, I “painted” the flower with a light layer of Stickles.

The sentiment has been cut from white fun foam.  It adds such dimension and is just so easy to do. A smattering of blue sequins and done!

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Ranger watercolor and Neenah Solar White
Stamps:  Penny Black Poppy Time and MFT Houndstooth Background
Ink:  Ranger Watering Can and Jet Black archival inks
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched Rectangles, Kuretake Gansai watercolors, Brushos, Stickles, sequins, adhesives, white fun foam, MISTI

Come join the’s a peek at some of  the amazing sponsors:

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

95 thoughts on “Light It Up Blue Blog Hop”

  1. I adore your watercolor BG there and your stamp flower look so stand out here and nice the sparkle on your the add of houndstooth too..
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)


  2. LOVE your background and why don't I think to use some of the fun foam that sitting around for my word dies…it's perfect! Thanks for the reminder….beats gluing multiple layers together to get that yummy pop and definition!


  3. I saw you at the Light It Up for Autism Awareness hop and came over to take a closer look.
    I loVe your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing and for helping to raise Autism Awareness.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}


  4. Wow…..just exquisite!! Love the glitteriness with the blue.
    Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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