Thursday, May 9, 2019

Catherine Pooler Storybook Collection + New Ink Colors Blog Hop



Hi Folks, welcome to the Catherine Pooler Storybook Collection Blog Hop! You may have come from Daniel's blog, but if not please feel free to start at the beginning with none other than Catherine Pooler's blog

To make things a little more flexible, and to make sure you get exactly what you're looking for, the collection of products in the Storybook Collection is divided into three different bundles for purchase:




And let's not forget one of the most exciting things ... NEW Ink Colors!! Four new colors have been added to the robust palette of existing colors.


The set of cards I'm sharing today is from the Fluttering Friends stamp and die set from the Enchanted Forest Bundle, with adorable bird illustrations that are so flexible for different coloring styles. For these cards I've only used watercolors. Let's take a closer look!

 

This card uses all four of the new Ink Colors! The background of the card, and the chartreuse elements in the bird's feathers are from my new favorite color, Lemongrass. The red in the cardinal is watercolored from the inside of the Rouge ink pad cover, the purple on the tail and wing is from Queen for a Day, and the leaves are watercolored in Sage with Lemongrass highlights. Wonderful colors that work so well together!


This card features a wonderfully-sized text background from the rubber stamp F as in .... Love that you can stamp this in a light color that doesn't detract too much, and results in a nicely covered background, with a thin white margin. Perfect for so many different styles.


The leaves and acorns are fun to layer up and create a place for these birds to rest awhile.



This next card uses a similar concept, only instead of the oak leaves, I've layered the smaller-leaved foliage and the tiny berries underneath the sentiment. The background is smooshed with Seafoam Ink.


This bird looks similar to a gold finch, so that's how I colored him. I love the extra little bits included, like the berries and acorns.


My third card is stamped with the same F as in ... background stamp and shaded. Then I cut the tiny leaved die cut element in half and used that as tree cover on top of the panel.


The bird is carrying two of the sentiments in her beak.


And here they are all together ... I really had fun making these!




In case you missed it, here are the two cards from yesterday's IG hop.


And finally, here's my whole collection, made from just the Fluttering Friends and the F as in ... set!


PRIZES
There will be a random winner chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the shop! To enter, please follow this blog, and leave a comment on this post. The winners will be announced on on Catherine Pooler's blog on April 1st.

Your next stop on this hop is the delightful Kristie, who I'm sure has something fabulous to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

45 comments:

  1. Such great cards Kelly! I love what you did with those little birds. :)

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  2. Such a wonderful assortment of cards. Great job!

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  3. Love those birds...can't wait for mine to fly in so I can begin to create from your inspiration!

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  4. Do you happen to be smitten with the little birds? They are so cute and make your cards terrific!

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  5. Wonderful cards !! I poved how you have showcased all the new colors and stamps.

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  6. Love all the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great cards. Hard to pick a favorite.

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  8. lovely cards, these birds are so sweet! Can't wait for mine to get here.

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  9. Oh, I like this set! You've created some fabulous little works of art with it Kelly. I love the colors and variety in your designs!

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  10. These birdies make my heart sing! Love the way you’ve used them!

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  11. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! I can't wait for my order to arrive tomorrow so I can start playing with those sweet little birds, too. :)

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  12. Your cards are so sweet, Kelly. Those little birds are so adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love all the different ways you colored those cute birds!

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  14. Came over for a closer look - these are so gorgeous, Kelly! I love how you used all the new colors on your card with the two birds to highlight those new ink pads!

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  15. Gorgeous cards Kelly! Love those birds!

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  16. Such fantastic cards! Love the birds. They are adorable...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Oh Kelly!! Every one of your cards are absolutely stunning! No question about it, I just have to have the Fluttering Friends stamp set now.

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  18. Super fun bird cards! Well done Guestie! 😊

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  19. What a clever stamp series from Catherine! Your projects are so lovely. Love your coloring on these.

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  20. They are all so cute!! Love them all, beautiful coloring.

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  21. all so beautiful....the birdies are my fav in this release with the animals a close second!!!

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  22. Kelly, Love, love, love your cards; unfortunately, I couldn't afford the birds(fluttering friends with this order, but, I am working towards purchasing them, soon, I hope!

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  23. Love, love, love these cards! These birds are my absolute favorite!

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  24. Love these sweet birds! Adorable cards!

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  25. Wonderful cards. The coloring
    of the birds is fantastic.
    Love all of them. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I am just in love with this collection of birds and vegetation. The birds are so folk artsy, and I LOVE them. Nice job designing your cards!

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  27. I absolutely adore your cards! That bird stamp is so cute!

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  28. OMG Kelly …. totally loved your cards. If I had to pick my favorite, I couldn't. It's a 3-way tie. Those little birdies just make me smile.

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  29. Amazing set of cards you crafted for the hop! Outstanding!

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  30. Incredible cards!! Lovin' those sweet birds!

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  31. Shame on you, Kelly. You just made me buy this set. Your cards are so incredible that I HAD to. ;)

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  32. Love this sweet variety of bird cards.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly