Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop


Welcome to the Quietfire Design Garden Delights Blog Buzz!

Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to their new Spring selection of rubber stamps!  Each day designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using the new rubber stamps.
  Visit each of their blogs on the day of their featured project, post a comment on their Blog Hop post and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50!   Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, May 18th.  Tell your friends!
All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Sunday May 20th. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address.  (Her email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Style blog)
 
Here is our schedule:
Monday, May 14th: Yogi , Holly
Tuesday, May 15th: Robyn***You are here***, Dawn
Wednesday, May 16th: Wanda, Sherry
Thursday, May 17th: Monica, Terre
Friday, May 18th: Suzanne
 
The complete set of new rubber stamps will remain on special at 20% off throughout the Blog Buzz!
Happy Buzzing and good luck!!


New Spring rubber and new Spring Distress Ink-sounds like a challenge!
Using only Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers ( and gold, when in doubt add gold)
I created this Friendship Book Necklace. It can also be hung as an ornament.
Inside are three envelope pages that contain tag affirmations and a pin.







This is the front cover inside-lots of surfaces for quotes.

Background has flourishes.
Quotes could be added to the envies too!




Below close up of front cover- can you see the heart flourishes? They are stamped in lilac and  thermal embossed with interference purple.






   Below is inside back cover -Love this quote-
 


 I'll walk you through some of my process.

I began by swiping the ink pads on  my craft sheet.
The yellow and lavender are so light I added some drops of reinker, and some Picket Fence stain.
I dropped and twisted white card stock into the inks, dried and repeated till I got what I wanted ; also added ink with the blending tool, and sprayed with Perfect Pearl mist.

 I have several dies for envelopes and inserts and none fit into my cover which I had decided to make from Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles-largest die.
 Place the fold of your card below the cut line of the die to get a shaped card.
 Cut out dummies from scrap paper to get the shape you want, then make a template out of package plastic for the envelope pages.
 
Right you can see one of one of the sheets with an envie cut out
and the dark line is the outline of the plastic template.

Tags and labels are die cut from manila folders- I have a lifetime supply of these in various shades of old paper. The Friends quote is on  Spellbinders Label 8 and the Amazing and Love tags, Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two. I painted on the tags with reinkers and water.
The quotes are thermal embossed with Versafine( I cheated on the color here).

To assemble the book, fold up your envies and place inside of the cover. Line it up and hold in place with a clip.
Make two holes with a drill punch, or awl and insert eyelets.
Add a ribbon, and that's all there is too it.











Below are the inside pages with their inserts. One page is mostly lilac, one mostly lemon and mostly mostly peacock.


And, a matching pin with Bee and dandelion. The die is Spellbinders Lacey Circles-smallest die. I covered the bee with Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze for fun! Stickles jewels.
 I love your comments and they enter you into the drawing for $50 of Quietfire Design Rubber!

Be sure to Buzz over to Dawn to see what inspiration she has in store for you.

To see more of what I have done with the New Rubber please visit here, Here, here, Here, here, Here and here.
Thanks for looking and please post your creations with Quietfire on our Facebook page and link in your comments.


94 comments:

  1. Quite unique! Nice color combo.

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  2. Beautiful. I love all of the flourishes you add and the colors are beatufiul. I have my TH spring inks. and wow seeing them on paper is jsut beautiful. TFS AJ~

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  3. Fabulous! The yellow paper looks handmade. Great use of color!

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  4. the colors are wonderful. and i really like the envelope/page idea.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your stunning work. Absolutely beautiful!

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  6. I am so happy you shared this today...I was looking for some inspiration to get inky and now I have it! What an awesome way to get the look you want!

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  7. Wow !!! Truelly amazing - love the colours, the fantastic quotes and the beautiful designs x Hilda

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  8. Fab idea! Loving the new D.I. Colors! And of course the sentiments!

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  9. What a wonderful idea to celebrate friendship! I love these new sentiments, particularly the "you never know how strong" -- it has so many potential uses. Thanks for the detailed description of your book too.

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  10. Love the watercolor look of your background inking. What a great project!

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  11. Beautiful samples of your art...Thank you for sharing

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  12. look great. love affirmation stuff. Have ag reat day

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  13. oooh love that you used such wonderful sayings as well as the new Tim Holtz spring collection of colors for your background!! simply wonderful

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  14. beautiful colors,love the yellow~!

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  15. thank you for sharing - great art!

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  16. Beautiful. Very unique. I may have to try one of these.

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  17. A very lovely & thoughtful friendship gift. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  18. Great work. I really like the Quiet Fire new stamps; very elegant.

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  19. So sweet! My fingers are itching to get creating thanks to your inspiring post. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  20. This is a wonderful project! I have to give it a try. Lovely choice of the stamps.

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  21. Hi Robyn: That is a gorgeous frienship book you've made. The paper used adds to the lovely gift given to a friend.

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  22. WOW! What a priceless keepsake for a friend! Truly unique! Love the blend of colors you chose!

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  23. Great project Robyn, now will have to rethink the new spring colours they are beautifull.

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  24. Love the colors you used. This is sooo inspiring.

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  25. Interesting concept. How large are the necklaces?

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  26. I just love the beautiful colours! The quotes are perfect, too.

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  27. this is so adorable. love all the quotes, too.

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  28. Beautiful Robyn! Love all the little details! Thanks so much.

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  29. This is a sweet treat. Love the colours you have chosen for your ornament and tags. The addition of Purple gives it a hit. Love it all.

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  30. Thanks for sharing your process for creating these!

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  31. Hi
    what a fab idea pads onto cards. Hoe do u stop contamination? Love the tags with ribbon never thought to use them like that with ribbon on. Great idea. One i will use . thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love to see non-card projects and you have been especially creative-congrats.

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  33. What a lovely gift for someone. I love the use of the stamps as the focal point of the tags.

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  34. This is a lovely book Robyn, I'm glad I had a few minutes to stop by and feel very cheered by the lovely colours.

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  35. The friendship book is so different, and I really love the soft colors you chose. The quotes are very fitting too. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step process.

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  36. Pretty cards, I love the colors!

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  37. What a lovely friendship book. Love the spring colours and all the quotes. Thank you for sharing the instructions.
    Margriet

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  38. Wow this is fantastic! What a lovely idea. I am new to Quietfire and really love these quotes. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful book.

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  39. Beautiful! Love the colors!

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  40. WOW! Awesome techniques and use of color! Loving the bee pin!

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  41. What a gorgeous gift your Friendship Book Necklace would make. Love the distress backgrounds and choice of sentiments!! Thanks for sharing your talents:)

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  42. Robyn this is anawesome project. I love the stamps and how you used the new distress inks.

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  43. Hi Robyn,wonderful direction on your techniques. I'm always intimidated by the distress inks but maybe I can do this. You make it sound easy to do. Thanks for crating a beautiful little gift and sharing with us. Eunice B

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  44. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I've always loved blue and green together and what could be better than adding gold to the mix!!

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  45. Beautiful artwork! Love the colors and especially the saying! Nelda
    nelda mc765 @charter.net

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  46. lovely. who wouldn't want this?

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  47. What gorgeous creations! There is just so much you can do with these beautiful stamps.

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  48. Gorgeous. I love the little book and everything you did with it. The new stamps are very inspiring. Thanks so much.

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  49. This is amazing! So much creative work is inspiring! Thanks for your project!

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  50. yay for spring colors & suzannes stamps. love it!

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  51. Beautiful!! Love the way you used the colors and the really cool sentiments!

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  52. what a lovely project! I love the colors!

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  53. what a lovely project! I love the colors!

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  54. What a beautiful project. I love the Quietfire "words" stamps.

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  55. I love the "love lives here" in the little pocket card!

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  56. What a cool way to display your work! Great idea!

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  57. What a neat way to be creative other than cards! Great gift idea!

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  58. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, beautiful work.

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  59. I love your color combo and design.

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  60. Ohhhh love that explosion of colors. Simply gorgeous.

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  61. Great idea to make a book to showcase the garden rubber stamps. Nice job

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  62. You are one creative lady! The colors are gorgeous and the yellow on the tags makes the others colors just pop! Who wouldn't like to get this as a gift?!

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  63. Robyn, thanks for the awesome envelope tutorial and stamping background. Great background for the stamp.

    TFS

    Carmen L

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  64. What a neat idea! Beautiful colors, details, work!

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  65. It is a beautiful set. Love every details, specially the technique you used.

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  66. This is so beautiful Robyn! What a sweet treat for somebody special! The sentiments are all so lovely and I love how you did the pages!

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  67. Those spring inks are amazing! Great color on this project.

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  68. What a cool project! Treasures everywhere you look!

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  69. What a great way to use the Quiet Fire Stamps.
    Very beautiful!

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  70. These are very special pieces. thank you for sharing.

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  71. Incredible colors!!! And your technique of embossing really makes it shine!

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  72. What a wonderful gift! Thanks for the tutorial and idea!

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  73. Your talent so far exceeds mine, but I do love to see what a "true" artist can do.

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  74. Amazing booklace, Robyn! And I couldn't agree more with: "( and gold, when in doubt add gold)" :-)

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  75. Wow, very impressive and I loved your explanation of how you got the colors and the steps you took. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. WOW Your "book" is beatiful. I love the colours...I guess I will definitely have to get those! lol The whole project is stunning. Thanks for sharing the details.

    Joanne

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  77. I absolutely love your creations! The sayings are beautiful and you did them true justice by how you displayed them! Terrific Job!

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  78. Beautiful colours and great combo!

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  79. Absolutely lovely! Your projects are just breathtaking and the colors are so luscious!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  80. Great idea wonderfully executed. Love the colors also.

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  81. Lovely project with lovely colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  82. Very nice and I love the idea.

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  83. What a pretty set...I love the sentiments that you featured. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. Francie (Montreal)May 18, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    What a creative idea! Beautiful way to show off the lovely sentiments.

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  85. Just gorgeous! And I am jealous that you are in Montreat... what a beautiful place to live. :-)

    Amy

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  86. This is a breathtaking design. Thanks for sharing it.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  87. very creative and beautiful.. thanks for sharing..

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  88. These are stunning - LOVE the TH colours all together... guess this means I need to go buy a second set of the re-inkers now!!!
    :)

    Thank you!

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  89. Love the little book necklace!! Would be good for storing a key, a credit card and maybe even some cash!!

    Therese
    www.tmalakart.blogspot.ca

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  90. Love that squeezed lemonade ink, it makes everything look so springy. The necklace book is such a cute idea, may have to case that for my sister's birthday, she'd love it. TFS!

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