Thursday, October 09, 2014

Blog Hop - Inchie Arts/ CardMaker Magazine

The Inchie Arts designers and CardMaker Magazine blog team are joining together for a blog hop today, featuring Art Squares on our fall-themed cards!


 If you're already hopping and you've just come from Noelle McAdams' blog, you're in the right place. If you just happened on the blog hop because you're a regular reader of my blog and you'd like to see the other entries and maybe win a prize (!!) - click over to the CardMaker blog for all the details and the full hop list.
Leave comments as you hop to be entered into a random drawing for four boxes of Inchie Arts products (color and sizes of the winner’s choice)!  You have until next Thursday, October 16 to enter. The winner will be chosen and announced on the Inchie Arts blog on October 17.  

Here's my card:


I tried something a little different with my Art Squares today - gel printing! Using acrylic paint on my Gelli Plate, I printed several layers on Dark Cream Art Squares (four 1.5" squares and one 3" square), and then stamped and painted leaves over the prints with the same paints.


The Art Squares turned out to be a great surface for the gel prints, with clean lines from the stencils, and quick dry time. I've only done gel printing on glossy papers, so I was really pleased to know that these matte finish matboard squares will work as well.


Here's the card at an angle so you can see the shine of the gold Lumiere paint. Love that stuff! For the veined pattern, I used my favorite texture plates for gel printing - they're Animal Skins Rubbing Plates (I think that one is the elephant, but it's got some great patterns in it, and you can use either side of the plate for different effects.)


Stamps I used: Oak Leaf 1, Oak Leaf 2, Blessed (all from Impression Obsession)

To continue the hop, click over to Penny's blog - she's got a beautiful creation to share!



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Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here's the full hop list, in case you need to take a break or you get lost along the way.

CardMaker Blog: http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/
Dina Kowal: http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/ ----------------------------------- you're here!
Jill Foster and Elizabeth Allan: http://www.studiosessionsart.blogspot.com/
Inchie Arts Blog: http://inchiearts.typepad.com/

42 comments:

  1. Wow...love the autumn leaves!

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  2. Dina, this is so gorgeous! Love the geli printed background and the leaves are stunning. Great design with the Inchie Squares!

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  3. This is beautiful! Love the colors and the layout!

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  4. I just couldn't wait to see what you did with this Dina! You always blow me away and you did it again here today. I give up! YOU WIN!!! This is STUNNING!

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  5. WOW this is something you would want to hang on your wall it's so beautifully coloured in :)hugs Nikki

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  6. You have such brilliant ideas and this has turned out so beautifully! I'm really warming to the Gelli Plate - they're not an inexpensive purchase though (even dearer in the UK). I'd have to be pretty sure I was going to get good use out of it.

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  7. Wonderful card. Beautiful colors. Thanks for showing Anneke.

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  8. Great job of using two different sizes here, Dina! Your card is gorgeous - someone will be oh so lucky to find this in their mailbox!

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  9. OMG this is stunning!! BTW my daughter's name is spelled exactly the same way as yours! don't see that very often!

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  10. Love the beautiful fall colors.

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  12. Beautiful. You can see the leaves blowing in he wind.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  13. The colors in this creation are intense. I see that the INCHIE ARTS squares held up to the layers of acrylic paint. How cool!

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  14. add my "wow" to your pile of wows, because this is just stunning!

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  15. Just lovely, this is a stunning card & the perfect medium to work on! :)

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  16. Awesome card. Your artistry is always beautiful. I just bought some twinchies, so I'm looking forward to playing with those. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. A lovely eye-catching card that has me in a swoon over the beauty of your leaves; perfect showcase for the pairing of images and inchies!
    ~c

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  18. It's a collage of lovely colors.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Your card is a piece of art.

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  20. I wish I could sit next to you when you create - I am always blown away with the layering and depth of color you create in all your work! So glad you are part of the team!

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  21. Melissa Smith10/09/2014 10:25 PM

    Love this card and a cool way to use gelli plate.

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  22. Wow...the best card I.ve seen so far...love it!

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  23. Your card is stunning. I used my Gelli plate but haven't put my backgrounds to use. Your background is amazing. The painted leaf on top rocks my world.

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  24. LOVE LOVE the colors and how each panel coordinated with the whole project.

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  25. Wowzers Dina! LOVE your card...it should most definitely be framed and the the texture is gorgeous!

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  26. Gorgeous! Love the colors.

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  27. Wish you could've seen me...inspecting your card so close so I can achieve this look. I must've looked like a hawk watching a mouse. This card is elegantly beautiful. Super great job.

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  28. What a rich, beautiful autumn card! Amazing!

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  29. Stunning Dina!!! Love what you did, and the elephant skin background is perfect!! TFS
    Jan

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  30. Your art is always gorgeous!

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  31. Beautiful fall / Thanksgiving card.

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  32. That can't be given as a card! Way too special. Make into a wall hanging. The gel print with the Lumiere paint is magnificent.

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  33. Your card is absolutely amazing!!

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  34. Beautiful fall card! Love the gorgeous, rich colors!

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  35. Wow, wow, wow!!! Absolutely fabulous!

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  36. This is beautiful Dina! I always love it when you use the inchie art squares in your work because you such neat ideas. I love the gold glow and the beautiful mat colors and how you complimented all of the colors. Awesome job!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  37. Dina, this card took me to a place I have never been before. It was almost a spiritual experience. And the smallness of it took my breath away. (And I know small; I have been a Miniaturist , working in 1:24 scale, for 44 years.) Thanks for showing us real beauty.

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