Saturday, 26 May 2018

Studio Katia 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

Hey lovelies, I am super excited and honoured to be part of Studio Katia's Second Birthday Blog Hop. As you know I am one of the current design team members. 


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Last year I was part of the first birthday celebrations and really didn't have any idea id end up a design team member. Katia is one of the sweetest, kindest and most generous people I have ever met and I know that Studio Katia will continue to grow. 


Anyway mushy stuff over with and onto the hop details. You should have arrived here from the lovely Heather Hoffmans 



This is day two of the hop, to check out yesterdays hop click here


Katia is very kindly giving 2 $100 CAD Gift cards to 2 randomly selected winners, but you need to comment on all the blogs along the hop by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST.


Please make sure you head on over to the Studio Katia Blog for the full details on how you can win. 


For my card for the hop I just couldn't resist the new Lovely Blooms Stamp Set


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I know so many people on the hop have used this and loved it but I wanted to try something different with it rather than my usual colouring. 


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After watching Amy R work wonders with the New Nuvo Shimmer Powders I orders a couple of colours not knowing what to expect, or if i would even like them...well i LOVE them and now want the whole set ! 


I wanted the stamp set to be quite subtle against the background, but also stand out...if that makes any sense to you at all. So I heat embossed the stamp using Simon Says Stamp Fine detail gold embossing powder onto some Canson Watercolor Paper and used Masking fluid whilst I played with the Shimmer Powders. 


Once that was dry I used some Warm Grey Polychromo Pencils to add just some shading, I really didn't want it to be too in-depth, just enough to make sure the image had some dimension to it. 


I used one of the sentiments from the new Birthday Greetings Stamp set. 


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This has some awesome crafty related messages which I love and I know this set will get tons of use. 


I stamped the sentiment using Simons Black ink and my Misti. 


I then adhered the panel to an Ivory Card Base and finished the card off by adding some of the new April Crystals. 


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This was one of those cards I had so much creating i didn't card how it turned out...luckily I liked it :) 


I hope you like what I created and its given you some inspiration. 


Make sure you check out every stop on the hop, your next stop is -


Olga Moss


Here is a full hop list incase you get lost along the way 












Tracy Freeman <<You are here











Katia has also been extremely kind and is giving all the design members a $20 CAD gift Card to give away. 


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To be in with a chance of winning head on over to my Instagram page


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have fun hopping. 


Happy Crafting. 


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97 comments:

  1. Love how you did the image. I have never used the powder, I need to give it a try.

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  2. This is just gorgeous! what a beautiful background!

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is so soft and pretty!

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  4. What a great way to use that beautiful floral image, Tracy! They were smart to put you on the DT! Hoping eventually to add SK to my stash. I recently started using IG a little bit, so will go find you now!

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  5. The background is beautiful....I seen a purchase in my future 😉

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  6. Karen Buchanan26 May 2018 at 17:17

    Very creative use of the floral stamp. Love it!!

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  7. inkyfingersandribbon26 May 2018 at 17:18

    Yay so happy to have you on IG it's a very happy place :)

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  8. Sharon youngblood26 May 2018 at 17:42

    Love the white flowers on the soft colored back ground. What lovely look!

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  9. Beautiful card! Loved the colorful background!

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  10. Oh my goodness! That is stunning! And so unexpected. It almost looks like the flowers leaked all their color. It's totally wonderful! Thank you.

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  11. Stunning! Wow very nice. I love this release. Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia

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  12. Your card creation is so outstanding in more ways then one!!! What a cool idea to color the background and leave the flowers neutral. I have used Ken Olivers colorbursts and have a lot of fun with them.Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  13. Wow beautiful. I love that you colored the flowers neutral and highlighted the background...

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  14. Beautiful card, I like the subtle coloring of the flowers. I want to try the Nuvo shimmer powders!

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  15. This is stunning. The colors in the background are beautiful and I love how you did the flowers. Simply beautiful!

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  16. […] Kolling Crystal Thompson Dana Gong Erum Tasneem Jessica Frost Ballas Ilina Crouse Heather Hoffman Tracy Freeman Olga Moss Simon Hurley Carol Mayne Laurie Case Kristina Pokazanieva Kari VanNoy**That’s me! […]

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  17. Love this beautiful card, Tracy! The Nuvo shimmer powders are on my wish list!! After seeing your card (and Amy's) they are moving up to the top!!

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  18. Miriam Prantner26 May 2018 at 20:43

    What a beautiful soft background! Love how soft and pretty this is!

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  19. Amazing card design!

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  20. Rosalinda Cruz26 May 2018 at 21:53

    Your card is beautiful!! Love the subtle color on top and the coloring of the flower image.

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  21. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Tricia C Sutton27 May 2018 at 00:38

    Soooo pretty!!! That's it! I'm embossing with gold and watercoloring one of my floral stamps this weekend. I just have to now! TFS

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  23. So beautiful, the flowers, the background, everything!

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  24. Stunning card!! I love the watercolor background to the white flower!!

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  25. I think this might be one of my favorites on the whole hop. Beautiful card!

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  26. This turned out gorgeous!! I love how you just used some grey highlights on the flowers and have the soft background. This stamp is really pretty.

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  27. Tracy Chambers27 May 2018 at 02:19

    So beautiful... I love how you highlighted the flower stamp. Inspired.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  28. The watercolor background with those delicate flowers are breathtaking! Well done!

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  29. Charlotte Deerborn27 May 2018 at 02:43

    Everything works great together. Love the card.
    I have been checking out all your cards on Instagram (chard60)

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  30. Wow! And again wow! Love your creativity!!

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  31. Out of all the examples of this particular floral stamp, I simply adore yours the best, hands down! So stunning & elegant! Thank you for sharing such an exquisite card.

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  32. Tracy, your card is stunning! I have never tried these shimmer powders either but I def.. want to. My only problem is I have a very expensive hobby and no job! Now THAT'S a problem! LOL

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  33. What a great idea! I love the floral in white! Lovely. Congrats on 2years!

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  34. María Alba Negrón27 May 2018 at 05:45

    AWESOME Card!!!

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  35. I love the use of the shimmer powder on the background.

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  36. Oh how pretty! Love the colors in the background and fabulous shading on those flowers ♥

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  37. OMG! The background is so soft and a beaut!

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  38. It was certainly a change to see the colorful background and the plain flowers. It works! Thank you for sharing!

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  39. Aww... beautiful card..Love the soft background..

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  40. Such a pretty background! Almost psychedelic! Great job with the masking.

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  41. Andrea Hastilow27 May 2018 at 14:32

    Love this image, it's stunning and yes different to all others so far, very pretty, Happy Birthday to you and Studio Katia x

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  42. I love the white/grey flowers on the colourful background. It's very original and your card is very unique ! Congrats :)

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  43. I am looking the look of this card. Need to check out the powders.

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  44. Wow. That is just striking. So beautiful.

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  45. Michelle Hackett27 May 2018 at 17:24

    Wow Tracy, this design is gorgeous. I subtleness of the flowers with the gold embossing is such a great design. Very classy.

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  46. Your card is beautiful! I love how you colored the floral image. Wow!

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  47. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Card!! SUCH an AWESOME Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!

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  48. Cathy Loveless27 May 2018 at 22:20

    Absolutely beautiful card! I love the white flowers against that gorgeous background.

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  49. Just amazing. The different techniques work so well together.

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  50. Love the contrast of the white and gray flowers with the colorful background! Lovely card!

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  51. Georgous, beautiful coloring !

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  52. This is a stunning card! I love the shading on your flowers and the pretty pastel background.

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  53. lisascreativeniche28 May 2018 at 04:40

    Love the beautiful soft flowers over the bright background.

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  54. Gorgeous background for the Lovely Blooms design! Beautiful card!

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  55. Oh wow, this is stunning! The while flowers against that lovely background look simply amazing! Jaw dropped!

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  56. Wow! Awesome card!!! Your background is really stunning! <3
    I'm a new IG follower (raggiodiluc3)

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  57. My goodness!! THIS IS A GORGEOUS CARD!! Your background is just stunning!

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  58. Your card is gorgeous. I love the contrast between the colourful background and the more monochromatic elegant floral, it really is a lovely combination.

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  59. Wow, that background you created is just so soft, airy, and absolutely magical!! It looks so beautiful with those soft white blooms you created - an absolutely stunning project!

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  60. Gorgeous card! I love the colorful watercolor background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Oh wow, this is just beautiful! Love, love, love that background and how it really highlights the monochromatic flowers with the gold embossing!

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  62. Your ' something different' is a resounding success; you've elevated the Lovely Blooms to stunning! In awe...again!
    Hugs~carol

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  63. The background you have created is just gorgeous, it really makes the stamped image shine.

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  64. This is a beautiful card. I really like the choice of switching having a colourful background with a monochrome flower. It is a lovely effect.

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  65. There have been many great cards using the Lovely Blooms & I loved them. Yours was so unique that I just can't stop smiling! Beautiful! Thank you!
    Marcia m

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  66. Anita Sorensen29 May 2018 at 04:41

    I like the colors of Nuevo shimmer powder you used. I might just need to get those.

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  67. Oh, my gosh girl! Tracy that background is sooooo dreamy!!! LOVE

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  68. Wow! That's a gorgeous card!! Beautiful soft background for the super pretty flowers!! :)

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  69. Kristina gentle29 May 2018 at 08:27

    Such a sweet stunning card. Love the ideas, thank you for the inspiration!

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  70. Maryjo L Monterosso29 May 2018 at 17:46

    A very elegant card. Love the gold embossing and the multicolored background. Nice work.

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  71. Oh my, how gorgeous! I LOVE that beautiful background and those gold embossed flowers!

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  72. Lauryne Cunningham29 May 2018 at 19:04

    I love the white, gold embossed flowers against the colored background! It's very unique! The grey pencil makes the flowers look so realistic. This stamp set is gorgeous!

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  73. Gorgeous Tracy! I am going to have to try the Nuvo shimmer powders too!

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  74. Hi Tracy, your card is beautiful. Your background is stunning. I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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  75. Marisela Delgado29 May 2018 at 23:20

    Pretty card!

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  76. Marisela Delgado29 May 2018 at 23:54

    Great card!!

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  77. Sooooo beautiful, Tracy! Love the background & the soft colors in the flowers. I'm thinking I really need this stamp!

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  78. This is beautiful! I love how you made the floral image gray and have the color in the background. :)

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  79. Beautiful job and I love love your gorgeous background. So stunning with the way you colored the flowers. Gorgeous!

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  80. Gorgeous! Love the background and the gold embossed flowers.

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  81. Oh my Tracy !! You’ve made a truly breathtaking floral !! That gold embossing along with this colorful background, that’s the perfect elegance’s combo !!
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  82. So pretty how you embossed the flowers and gold and added the Nuvo Shimmer powders to the background.

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  83. Wow, stunning card! Love the shimmer powder background and the color pencil colored flowers are amazing.

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  84. You did a true original here and I love the gray polychromos pencil coloring! Embossing with the gold powder really makes your image pop! I can see why you like the new products that helped you create your background. Totally worth it!

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  85. Absolutely gorgeous! The way they're colored makes me think of our state flower - dogwoods! What a cool twist on this gorgeous stamp :)

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  86. Love how you chose a colorful background with the subtle florals. Quite the opposite of everyone else on the hop!

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  87. Such a pretty card! The flowers with just some subtle shading really do look gorgeous against the colorful shimmery background!

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  88. You're background is lovely. The flowers look so elegant. I love that you left them mostly white. It is a great effect!

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  89. Anushree Vaish1 June 2018 at 12:10

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love every single detail!

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  90. What a wonderful watercolor background. Beautiful card!

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  91. Beautiful card! I love your design!

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  92. Gorgeous work. Even though the florals are minimally coloured, they really pop against the coloured background.

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