Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lost Coast Designs - 50 Shades of Green - Readers Blog Hop Giveaway

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm participating in Lost Coast Designs - 50 Shades of Green - Readers Blog Hop Giveaway over at Lost Coasters Review.  I hope you will go looking through your crafty stash, dig out your Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps, and join in the fun! You could win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs!  All the details can be found here.

For my card, I used one of the fun kitties from the Party Cat Hat Set, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. That's the only non-green colour on my card!  I think this card would be great for one of my brothers so I kept it masculine.


I started by inking a background using Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, and Crushed Oliver Distress Inks. Then I created a stencil from Die-versions Summer Flowers Background die, soaked it with water and pressed it onto my background.  I think it was a complete failure because you can't really see the outline as the water took over but, hey, I tried LOL. Then I splattered more water and DI onto the backgound.  I added a few fun die cuts in green cardstock: Tattered Lace Everday Sentiments, Simon Says Stamp stitched stars, Poppystamps Simple Banner, and the tiny stars from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Journaling Card.

My "Party Hat Cats" stamps

Now I hope you'll check out all the inspiration at the 50 Shades of Green hop and join in yourself! The InLinkz should appear at the bottom of my blog post.

I would also like to support these fun challenges: 
Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Green UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Green 1/2 (TOP 3); Craft Stamper AG Take a Stamp 2/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Diva's Use Lots of Green UE; Creative Inspirations AG Optional Sketch UE; Cute Card Thursday Die Cuts and Punches UE; Cuttlebug Mania Monochromatic Green 2/3; Di's Digi Designs Birthdays 2/3; Dies R Us Monochromatic 3/3; Great Impressions Go Green 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Loves Rubberstamps Use 3 Shades of Green UE; My Craft Creations AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper AG 2/5; Pile it On Green UE; PINspirational Inspiration Photo Think Green 2/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground (all die cuts were made from snippets) 1/3; Red Rubber Inspirationals For the Boys 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday B is for (birthday, banner) 2/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamping Sensations One for the Guys 1/3; STAMPlorations Stamp and Stencil 2/3 (used homemade stencil from die-cut); Sweet Stampin' Green 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


53 comments:

  1. Like the card with the cat stamp & green colors. Wonderful use of Tim Holtz distressed inks. I do not have any LCD. Thanks for the complement on my TH Mar 2015 Tag.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. I actually really like your background! So there you go, a 'failure' can produce really pretty unexpected things :)

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  3. Very creative! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MONOCHROMATIC’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  4. Very misterious cat! Perfect card for a man's birthday! Love your stunning background !!

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  5. This does make for a great masculine card! Party cat! I have this set but have only ever used the stamp you used here. I suppose should... some day!

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  6. What a fabulous 1st entry to our "50 Shades of GREEN" blog hop, I adore cats so LOVE this even more ;0) Thank you for playing with us at Lost Coast Designs and GOOD LUCK!

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  7. What a lovely image and card, so different but again so you somehow, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

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  8. I don't think the technique was a complete failure! I love it and that sweet Kitty with all the green. Thank you for playing this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals! Hope you come back and play on Thursday for a new challenge! Barb DT

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  9. gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi
    hugs
    céline

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  10. I like your card with the lovely Kitty.
    Thanks for playing with the 50 shades of green!

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  11. SO great to see you playing along us! great card and those kitties I should guess that that was your stamp...CATS!!!
    big hugs my friend
    bibiana

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  12. Awesome masculine card....a perfect image and fab banner! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck!

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  13. This is so cool - I love that cat stamp - so much fun!! A great card for the "green" hop!!!!

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  14. I like your card and the stamps you used , looks great together ! :)

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  15. Don't knock yourself over the stencil I don't think it needs to be a clear image all the time as it contributes to the background effect.
    Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations. :)

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  16. Fab card thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' hugs Sue DT xx

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  17. This is awesome Kitty and I am sure your brother will love it.

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  18. This is AMAZING! I LOVE the fun stamps you used and the different dies! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  19. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us March "Monochromatic" challenge!

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  20. What a grungy and cool looking kitty! He looks like a little rebel sitting there with that expression! :D Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations, too!

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  21. This is a fabulous card Kitty, such a gorgeous background.
    Pauline
    x

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  22. Such a fun image, great card x

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  23. Darling card Kitty - I adore the expression on the puddy tat's face :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  24. pretty card
    Thanks for playing with the Sister act challenge card Fanny (SACC DT)

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  25. Thank you so much for entering our AG family friendly challenge this week. Remember, you can enter up to five times. We enjoy seeing your creations.
    BLESSINGS, Carole

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  26. Such a cool cat card and perfect for our three shades of green challenge, good luck at Loves Rubberstamps,
    HUgs Blankina

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  27. Lovely card, fabulous stamps and stamping. The background may not be as you intended but it looks fabulous anyway...a great result! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  28. hey Kitty you always have a great cat Image
    cute he has a hat also
    and lovely BG you have made too
    and clever use that star and banner
    gorgeous kitty card my friend
    hugs, Monika

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  29. What a super fun card!! Love all the green! Thank you for joining the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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  30. Great card!! Love how you added the banner at the top! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  31. What a fun card!! Thanks for linking your card up with the Craftin Desert Divas "Use Lots of Green" linky party!!
    Nicole
    CDD dt

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  32. This is stunning! Thank you so much for stopping by to share your amazing art with us. I am so grateful to have you play along in our challenge, and I really hope that you will stop by to join us again soon.
    God bless.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  33. This is such a fun card. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  34. Beautiful! Such a sweet kitty! Thanks so much for joining us for the Great Impressions challenge! I hope you share with us again!

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  35. Such a cute card, so fun!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  36. Thanks for sharing in Di's Digi Designs "Birthdays" challenge. Hope to see you in our latest challenge to "Use Lots of Green" too, Donna ♥

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  37. Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  38. What a cool card brill image, thanks for joining us at
    Inspiration Destination

    Tracey CT

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  39. Nice cat card......on behalf of Pat C.

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  40. well done party cat card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  41. Fab card, love your background and the fun cat ( I had forgotten I have that stamp! )

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month
    Joan

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  42. IMPERFECT is Such a good thing with stencils:)) Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations:)

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  43. Very fun and creative card. Love the colors and this lovely image. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  44. Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs in the hop to qualify for the prize! The end date fast approaches - March 30 at noon PST ;0)
    http://lost-coasters-review.blogspot.com/2015/03/50-shades-of-green-readers-blog-hop.html

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  45. Great card and it would definitely make a great masculine card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the challenge.

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  46. I love that background! Not a failure...just an experiment! LOL. This one turned out great.

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  47. Hi KT!! You are using one of my all-time favorite LCD images! I just love the face on this kitty! I get that look on a daily basis from one of my kitties! :) This is a fantastic card and there are absolutely no failures in crafting!! This card is proof of that :)
    Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I've 'met' you before from coming by from other challenges :) :) Nice running into you again through the LCD blog hop :) XOXO-Shari

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  48. So cute! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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