Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

Have you heard about Tim's Tattered Floral Challenge?

Here's the throw down...
"Create your own layered creation using the tattered floral die made from any kind of papers, materials, you name it.  Use any kind of inks, sprays, paints, stamps, or stencils.  It can be any kind of project from a card, wearable, or mixed media…but it must use the tattered floral die. 
You have until Friday MARCH 22nd to upload your project to the (tim's) blog and share it with the world!
On Saturday MARCH 23rd we will pick 5 winners who will EACH receive a $100 Tim Holtz prize bag filled with an assortment of creative goodness!" 


I can't pass up joining in on the challenge!
I decided to make stamps using a foam sheet, Wonder Tape Sheet and the Tattered Floral Die. 
I cut the black foam and the Wonder Tape sheet the same size as the Bigz die.  Then just peeled the red protective coating off the Wonder Tape Sheet...
 ...and stuck it to the foam.  Easy enough.
 I ran the foam piece through my Vagabond machine to cut the flowers. 
 They just popped right out.
Then, I peeled off the protective coating on the Wonder Tape and stuck the flower to a piece of plastic packaging.  Seriously, how many times has the saved plastic packaging helped me in a pinch?
 I repeated the same steps for each flower.
Now I need something to stamp on.
I cut a piece of heavy chipboard (I think I got it at Paper Source years ago) to 8 x 10".  I figured that was a good size and since I have no expectations for this project I thought it would do nicely.
 I wrapped the board with Sticky Back Canvas.  (again, easy)
 Then painted the canvas with Gesso to get it ready for paint and set it aside to dry.
After the canvas was completely dry I decided on a background color, Distress Paint - Antique Linen.  I opened the cap and painted it on with a paint brush.
After drying the Antique linen with my Heat it tool, I pounced Frayed Burlap on the corners (one at a time).
 Drug out the paint with my brush...
into a fan shape.  I did mist a bit of water onto the Distress Paint which helps move the paint around quite nicely.
 Then, I pounced the area with a crumbled up paper towel.
 Here is the finished canvas.
Alright, now it's got to have a message.
I cut a sheet of turquoise Core'dinations Kraft core cardstock (say that three times fast) using the new Block Talk alpha.  This alpha just came out at CHA.  Nice big 1 1/2" letters.
On a side note:  I could have made an entire foam stamp alphabet using the same method as the flowers.  Just remember, when you put the foam onto the die, the foam must be facing you (Wonder Tape touching the die pad).  This way the letters and numbers will come out the right direction for stamping.
 
I sanded the letters to reveal the kraft color underneath...love that.
I tested the letters on the canvas so I would know where to stamp my flowers but I did not glue them down.
That was a mistake.
I should have just glued them to the canvas as I had them just where I wanted them.
But I'm not going to dwell on it, just learn from my mistakes.
Moving on...(I swear I'm over it)
layer 1: I used Picked Raspberry for the largest flower.  Super easy with the dabber top.
I started stamping the first layer.
Once I was done stamping all the pink flowers, I washed the stamp.  Super easy, just spray with water and dab off on a paper towel.
 
layer 2: Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade and a bit of Picked Raspberry.
Looking good...letters still not glued down but they are helping me "see" where to stamp.
Layer 3: Salty Ocean and Mustard seed.
Well, I stamped the two top flowers with the Mustard seed added and didn't really like it.  The rest I stamped with the straight blue.
I also found that the blue was a little more opaque than I wanted so I just misted a bit of water over the blue and sponged up the paint with a paper towel.
Remember Distress Paint is only reactive with water when it is wet.  Once dry, it is permanent.  So if you let the Distress Paint dry between the layers (or dry with a Heat it tool), if you make a stamping mistake, you can quickly wash it away with water and it will not effect the bottom layers. 
layer 4 - Mustard Seed
(so this is where I forgot to take a picture.  Please pretend you see the canvas with a bunch of these yellow flowers...my, isn't it pretty?  that paula, she's a genius)
layer 5: leaves
I knew the canvas needed green leaves to bring it all together, however I don't have a Bigz die that has small leaves.  What I do have is a flower that looks like it's made from leaves.  So I cut another flower just as before, but this time I cut it up to make leaves.  I cut some so they would have a stem and some that do not, as I was not sure which I wanted to use.  I put each of them on small pieces of plastic and now I'm ready to stamp.
Flower vs Leaves
Mowed Lawn is the color of choice.
And here it is stamped (now you can see the yellow flowers too).
So the flowers need a center.  I was going to do the whole pencil eraser trick but then I thought that was too big so I punched dots using both hole sizes of the Cropadile tool.  Onto the plastic they go.
A little Black Soot Distress Paint and you have a simple flower center.
I did use the "old pencil eraser to make a dot" thing to add blue centers to the yellow flowers.
So not too bad and so far it has been super simple.  I could stop here and add my saying but this is suppose to be a challenge so I better keep going...
This is what one Shapie pen and 30 minutes can do.  
Seriously, just follow the lines.
Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect...and much better if it's not.
Now the saying...
And some Remnant Rub words that make it mean a little more.  Really, could the Remnant Rub words go any better with Shine Brightly?
I have a yellow frame in the kids room that has changing artwork.  I thought it was a good place for this piece today, till someone else's drawing of a space ship or a castle takes it's place.  Then it might land on an easel on the desk or hanging in the hallway.  We shall see.
Oh, and I almost forgot, I put a little secret message in the corner.
I'm giving away a Tattered Floral die to one lucky winner (courtesy of mr holtz).  So, if don't have the Tattered Floral die and would like to win one, leave a comment on this post.  Comments will be open till Sunday at midnight and I will post the winner on Monday.  
Remember to post your Tattered Floral creation to Tim's blog for a chance to win the big prize at the end of the month. 
Good Luck everyone!
 
Cheers for a great week!
paula


225 comments:

  1. This is incredible! I love it!

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  2. Paula, I ADORE this!!! the bright colors, the sharpie line work, the saying, the fabulous background blending...A-dore!!! Fabulous job! XOXO

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  3. Woow! This idea is awesome! Love your canvas! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is utterly brilliant and such a wonderful creative idea!! I absolutely love the saying (that will be my motto for today and many to follow) and I adore what you did with the rest of this project, - from the beautiful muted background to the amazing flowers! I do have the die, so please don't put me in your giveaway (sorry if that creates difficulties) but I just wanted to let you know how much I like this project!!!

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  5. how original in the yellow frame. I like it a lot, it is so beautiful and very springy.

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  6. This is spectacular, would never have occured to me to "stamp" from a die. This is one Tim die that I don't have, so need to make a canvas

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  7. Fab tutorial. Love how the Sharpie pen lines strengthens your already powerful artwork. Also love the simply flower centre dots.

    Please don't put me in the giveaway as I don't have a large die cutting machine.

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  8. WOW! That turned out really, really awesome! I loved it before you added the sharpie but the added detail was perfect.

    Please don't enter me for the die. It's already one of the most used dies I have.

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  9. Love love love your canvas! Thanks for sharing such a great project!

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  10. Wow Paula! It is amazing how much difference the sharpie made. It took your piece from something pretty spectacular to something I'd expect to pay top dollar in one of our town's many art boutiques.

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  11. Love how the paint stamped and the penwork is awesome. Just had to tell you. Please pass the die on as I have it already and use it quite regularly. thanks as always for sharing.

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  12. Ohhh, ahhh, such pretty yellow flowers!

    You have given me inspiration for my creation.

    (And no, I don't own the Tattered Florals die and would LOVE to give it a good home!)

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  13. Another wonderful project; so fun and colorful. I love those paints!

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  14. Fabulous canvas. I love how you created a stamp for the flower centres with your cropadile. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Holy cow, she says, picking her jaw up off the keyboard! I love your creativity. I love the way you think outside the box, do these amazingly simple techniques and wind up with the most fantastic results. Can I live inside your brain for just one day...one hour? Holy cow! This is just so beautiful, so vibrant...and the "doodling" you added with the black sharpie just made it all work. Love, love, love...and I'm pinning it, too!

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  16. beautiful! Love this - thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  17. Wow, this is fabulous. I'm going to cut me some of those foam flowers and use on my gelli plate. I love your finished piece, it's beautiful.

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  18. What a gorgeous work of art!!! I love this!! It's so happy!!

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  19. You took the challenge to the next level. That paula, she's a genius!

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  20. Wow! This is beyond amazing! I love that you made your own stamps and then used them to make the beautiful canvas!

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  21. Lovethis so much! The lowers look fab in those colours, although not ones I would usually use..pease don't include me in giveaway asi have that die...love it! Trace x

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  22. amazing!! love all the details.

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  23. I would love the have the piece you created using the dies. LOL

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  24. I've already got the Tattered Florals die, so don't put my name in the draw, but I just HAD to comment. OHMYGOSH this is over-the-top awesome. I'm smacking my forehead over this. Make STAMPS. REALLY????? And the Sharpie biz is awesome!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! You are indeed a genius. GENIUS.

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  25. WOW! How do you ever think up these things, Paula?!
    I never saw what was really coming, as I scrolled thru your post, BUT the POP of black for the Cool flower centers and all that outlining -- this piece is Absolutely Awesome!!
    P.S. I already have the Tattered Florals die, so am not entering to win, besides I've already won some FAB goodies earlier this month :) Now if I could just shake this head cold, and get back to playing :)
    tfs

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  26. Oh my stars..this is DIVINE!!! And I have the perfect spot for it if you don't! LOL

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  27. Fantastic! The addition of the lines and dots with the sharpie really made those flowers pop! Nice take on the challenge!

    I have the tattered florals die so don't enter me in your drawing.

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  28. Wonderful Wonderful - you and your creations are so wonderful. Thank you again for another great piece of inspiration and the chance for a fabulous prize!

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  29. Okay...I'll admit when your tutorial started I was skeptical...all the flowers stamped- lovely colors and all but I wondered where is Paula going with this???
    I should never have doubted you! IT TURNED OUT FABULOUS! I'm not one that usually loves the doodle -for myself, I admire those that do it but when I do it I feel like it looks stupid- others like it...me not so much so I hung up my doodle haa while back -I think I may just have to give this a go! It reminds me of Hawaii. :D

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  30. Oh and sorry...forgot to add, please don't enter me in the draw either Paula...I have and love my tattered Floral die. :D

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  31. I forgot to mention that cutting apart the flower petals for leaves is absolutely brilliant! Oh, and I already have that uber wonderful die, too, so my name doesn't need to go into the drawing. But thank you anyway for sharing such a fabulous idea!

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  32. Wow! That is so creative and amazing! I would have never thought to use a die to make a stamp! I too, was skeptical when I started reading, but it just kept getting better and better! You are so creative!!

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  33. Paula that sharpie pen addition was GENIUS!!!! What a difference it made! I always love your projects and my fingers are itching NOW to do something like this! BTW I still have the little xmas houses project wanting to get done, so it might end up as a SPRING house project! LOL! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

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  34. You always have very cool projects. I love how this piece popped when you added your doodling! Very nice!

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  35. You always have very cool projects. I love how this piece popped when you added your doodling! Very nice!

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  36. Very beautiful. Your projects are just amazing.
    Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  37. do not enter me in the drawing (I have the wonderful die)... Just wanted to say what a difference the sharpie made - wow - from ho hum to BAM! Beautiful!

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  38. Love your canvas. You really know how to work a sharpie. It is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

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  39. I LOVE this once again Paula you inspire me!!!!

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  40. Paula, Your blog is such an inspiration. I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing your time, talent and a wonderful giveaway!

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  41. Fabulous! And doable I think. I would love to try this very thing. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  42. Just had to tell you how awesome your canvas is ( I have the die and have already entered the challenge)... I love what you did thank you for the inspiring tutorial !

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  43. Awesome! I'm loving the colors and the way you finished it with the black Sharpie--a true artiste! I would never have thought to make the dies into stamps.

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  44. Paula, this is gorgeous!! Nice bright colors for Spring, and I love how you outlined them in black. ~Lorraine

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  45. Paula, great tut! I love so many of the ideas you shared...the foam stamping, cutting the flower up for leaves, wrapping the chipboard...Ok, I could keep going,LOL Making the foam stamps have been on my list of thing to do and you just totally inspired me to do it! I've been playing with a gel plate and I just can't wait to go play :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Wow, absolutely stunning. You are my crafty idol!

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  47. Very creative. I cannot believe I haven't turned every die I own into a stamp! Thanks for this tutorial. I love what you did.

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  48. Very creative. I cannot believe I haven't turned every die I own into a stamp! Thanks for this tutorial. I love what you did.

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  49. OMG, you are so inspiring Paula! I love that you can make something so amazing seem do-able. Thanks for sharing with everyone :)

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  50. I love the final step you went through with the black outline...just makes everything pop!! And I literally laughed out loud at the "that Paula, she's a genius" line...humor is a wonderous thing, especially joined with such lovely creativity.

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    1. Sara j, I sure hope you know that was my attempt of self effacing humor for not remembering to take a picture!
      thank for the comment!
      paula

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  51. I love this! I always forget about making stamps from my die cuts. Simply adorable and perfect for a kid's room. But why was it a mistake to glue the letters last? Just curious.

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  52. OH MY SOUL (heart skips a beat) that is freakin fantastical!!

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  53. I love this! I always forget about making stamps from my die cuts. Simply adorable and perfect for a kid's room. But why was it a mistake to glue the letters last? Just curious.

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  54. That is an amazing canvas!! - I love how you have brought it all together. Thanks for the chance to win the die set, my fingers are crossed!

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  55. I love this! I always forget about making stamps from my die cuts. Simply adorable and perfect for a kid's room. But why was it a mistake to glue the letters last? Just curious.

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    1. I called it a mistake because I loved how the letters were arranged at the beginning but by the 3rd or 4th layer they were a mess so I just moved them off the canvas. When I went back to put them on, I had painted a leaf where the B was suppose to go so I ended up with a letter placement not as good as the first. Thats all.
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  56. ooo, I love the bright colours - and the "secret" message...

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  57. This is SO gorgeous. I never go quite far enough, and you proved that with your Sharpie. I'm going to stick a black Sharpie on my desk to remind me what just a little more can do for a project. Absolutely LOVE it!

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  58. I absolutely love this! The colors are so happy. Beautiful!

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  59. This is so inspirational - the tute and the finished product. I can't wait to have a go.

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  60. This is beautiful! Such beautiful colors & I LOVE your doodling! :) Thanks for sharing your technique & for the giveaway!

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  61. Fabulous! Would never have thought of that of my own! Every step just got better - Thank you for showing this

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  62. This is so beautiful! I would have never thought of this! Thank you soooo much for the awesome inspiration! :)

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  63. This is AMAZING! I love what you have done with the sharpie...fabulous!

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  64. This is so cute! I never would have thought to trace stamped images with a sharpie for such great detail. I absolutely love it. I really want these dies so I can make a piece for my sister, would match her bedroom and bathroom perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ~Alex

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  65. This looks so much like Spring. After the weather a good portion of the country is having to deal with, it is a refreshing sight. Kudos on using the Sharpie. It makes an already fantastic piece of art "shine" more brightly.

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  66. Completely wonderful & utterly beautiful!!!!

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  67. Absolutely love your canvas! Thanks for the tip on how to make stamps out of your dies. I never thought of doing that. I really liked that you doodled on your canvas. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide!

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  68. Great tutorial. Would love to win the die so that I could participate in Tim's challenge.
    Lynne

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  69. OK, I really love this. The ideas may be simple, but without your tutorial I bet I would not have thought of trying these techniques. I have the plenty of sharpies...but I really want this tattered flower die! It is funny how I hadn't thought of making my own stamps...that is a real sign of brain fog! The possibilities of all my craft items just grew thanks to you! I am new to your blog but am signing up now! I love that Tim is turning us all onto different bloggers/artists/crafters!

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  70. I don't have one, but I'd like to own one! Love your project. I'm going to have to get some Distress paints!!

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  71. Just luv the project...so creative...thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  72. LOVE IT and thanks for sharing- just love all your work. Love the leaves from the flower part too- Love the frame for changing artwork-great idea for my grandgirls room. I did say I loved it- lol
    (Please don't enter me for the drawing- I already have the die and now a stamp) Thanks Cheryl

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  73. Oh my gosh Paula! You never fail to amaze me with your art. I love every part of it! That black sharpie work completely changes the whole look! Thank you for sharing your creativity and the tutorial!

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  74. Holy cow - what a different the outlining with the Sharpie made! I'm very inspired to turn some of my dies into stamps now, for sure. Thanks!

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  75. That is awesome! I love it!! Your pen work is amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. Wow - what an amazing project - so simply and beautiful. Who would have thought to use the die to make stamps from.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.
    Kat..

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  77. I wish my brain worked like yours.

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  78. Wow that is amazing, the sharpie pulls it all together.

    Jo
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  79. How awesome - I agree with the others - using the sharpie totally rocks.

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  80. Wow this is great, thanks for sharing.

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  81. Oh wow, what a great take on the challenge. It's out of the box! I love this and I forget about making stamps with the dies too.

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  82. Paula, You are Wonder Woman. This is so lovely. No, I don't have that die so I will be happy, happy, happy if I win!

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    1. thanks you Judy...you are always so kind!
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  83. So great! I love how the sharpie really makes it a completely different piece. you Rock!!!

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  84. Paula,
    This is amazing! I've never seen anyone make stamps with the dies before. The sharpie work made a huge difference in the look of the piece. I'm afraid I'm not that brave yet. My die will getting here on Monday, but thanks anyway for the chance to win one. I just want to comment on how much I love your creation.

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    1. colleen, Just remember the sharpie part is just like the flowers...layer, layer, layer. I started going around all the flowers and leaves (just following the lines). The I did all the insides of the leaves. then all the yellow flowers, etc until I was done. I am NOT a doodler so if I can follow a line then I know you can! I believe you can do it!
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  85. Totally impressive and gorgeous! I would have never thought to make stamps with die cuts and foam! Cool!

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  86. hi paula this is absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing
    xoxo BA

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  87. Fabulous! I love your take on the challenge, really makes me feel like spring is in the air!

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  88. Stamps! How clever. I'm so going to try this.

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  89. Great tutorial. I looove this project with the foam stamps and the acrylic paint plus the doodling! I used to make my own stamps this way but now I can't find thick foam that you can run in the vagabond...

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    1. Plume, I bought mine in the kids craft section at Michaels for .89 cents.
      paula

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  90. Hi this a fantastic, never thought of making stamps from foam, so as my mum says thats going in the idea box, thanks for the chance of winning the die.

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  91. Amazing! Just may use this idea for a Mother's Day gift. And thanks for reminding me that dies can be used to make stamps....duh!!

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  92. Oh Wow! This is just stunning Paula. I would never have thought to use dies to make stamps like that but the result is incredible! The doodling just finishes it off perfectly too. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  93. Amazing and simple, love the idea of the frame that has rotating art, think I will copy that along with the foam stamp making. Thank you

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  94. How clever to make your own stamps! Loved the resulting project.

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  95. That is just beautiful. What a difference that Sharpie made. You've inspired me to try it on some card I'm making. Thanks,

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  96. *long-drawn-out-whistle* That is GREAT!!! Thought it was pretty and then... BAM Sharpie!! Very, very, very cool.

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  97. Oh, how I would love to participate in this fun challenge, but I don't own the tattered flower die set. I do hope I win it! Thank you for the chance to win. I love your "Shine Brightly" piece.
    blessings, denise :D

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  98. I'm new to your blog and haven't commented until now (even though everything you create makes me smile) I just had to say that this made me sigh and say "oh wow". This is truly amazing!

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  99. beautiful! has a great retro vibe to it. I may have to join this fun challenge.

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  100. Paula, what a difference after adding the details with the Sharpie! Fantastic! - Donna Jean

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  101. LOVE Love Love this. Particularly the pen work - you are inspiring.

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  102. Your idea has me wanting to create with the die - but i don't have it. What a brilliant idea to cut foam and use it as a stamp! The doodling you added to the art work really finishes it off. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the die.

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  103. Thanks for the tutorial on making stamps out of the dies.
    the doodles really make the project your own!
    I'm still working on my challenge piece- lots of drying time!
    thanks for the contest too

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  104. Beautiful. I would never have thought to make the stamps or use the sticky-back canvas that way. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Wow! you always make your projects seem so easy but look like they took hours upon hours to complete. Love the die stamping, paint, and oh, the outlines & detailing make everything pop. Thank you for breaking the process down! you are my hero.

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  106. This is a very creative use of the dies! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm learning a lot from your detailed tutorial!

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  107. So awesome! I love the message and the vibrant paint colors. Your doodling is great too.. Thanks for sharing the "how to"!

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  108. are you kidding me? that is awesome! i can't believe you made that beautiful picture out of handmade stamps, the sharpie really made a difference but I was even loving it before I got to that pic!! The frame is amazing!!! As are you! Thanks for sharing-

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  109. This is so fabulous and I love the difference that was made by your use of the Sharpie Pen. Wow!

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  110. Paula I am so taken with this post... YES I did have an Awwwwh Hawwww moment. Thank you so much for sharing you talents with us. Truly-
    Sarinda

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  111. Really?? I'm without words.
    How amazing...
    Donna in Ky

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  112. Greeat project!!! I'm thinkin' I need another one of those Sharpie pens, lol!!! Had one that my daughter left behind a few years ago but it never did anything LIKE THAT!

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  113. I am totally amazed at the HUGE difference the outlining with the Sharpie made ! My gosh, that just made it come alive. Crazy that such a simple step could make such an impact! Also love the black dot centers of the few flowers--that tiny bit of black really makes a difference. Beautiful work, and I love the sentiment!

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  114. That is one awesome project. I absolutely LOVE it.

    Danielle

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  115. I do have the die, but still want to comment to tell you how much I love what you've done. It's so cheerful and beautiful, and you're right, it's amazing the difference the sharpie outlines make! Really inspiring. Thank you.

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  116. This creation is so awesome! I don't want to win the die I want the creation! It's amazing---love-love-love it! Thank you for sharing. I already own a Tattered Flower die so if by some lucky chance you pick my number please repick to give to some one who doesn't have this awesome die. Just wanted to leave a comment on how much I love your creation!
    Karen M.

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  117. Besides being a brilliant use of this die, your resulting art is sensational. I loved watching your process evolve. EXCELLENT!

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  118. Paula...you are a genius! I want to make stamps from Tim's dies so bad now I could cry. Yes..cry tears of joy! I would also like to do some zentangle stuff on the flowers. What a clever girl you are. PS, love your banner!

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  119. What an absolutely beautiful creation! I love the clarity of the Sharpie lines, and the detail they add to your art. And what a cleve idea to make stamps from the die - it's a whole new world. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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  120. Just WOW! I LOVE what you did with that canvas. I just made my own foam stamps with my friend's Tattered Floral die - I am LOVING them! Thank you for the chance to win my own die - that would rock!

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  121. Love how you did this and a great tutorial. Tanks for sharing.

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  122. Love how you applied the Sharpie. Really made the flowers pop. And yes, you are a genius. Thanks for sharing.
    Please don't include me in the giveaway as I already have the die - just wanted to comment and thank you.

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  123. Great tutorial! I love the doodleing, it really brings everything together. Thank you!

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  124. This is stunning, Paula, I love it!

    Majo

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  125. This is amazing!! I love how you've totally made those flowers come alive!! Fabulous!

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  126. Just HAD to comment as your canvas is superb. I have just been experimenting with making stamps myself and this is brilliant. The sharpie really makes the canvas too, just wish I kne what a sharpie actually was LOL. Thanks so much for sharing. BJ

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  127. This is amazing. I'm just stunned at how much a difference the sharpie outline and doodling made. I have to try this on something. Maybe not such a large project, but some little thing. You have inspired me. Thank You :)

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  128. Wow Paula you really are clever....LOL. Thanks for sharing this very creative way of using your die with us. Your tutorial makes it look so easy......... Well done!!

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  129. WoW!! Such amamazing canvas!! I love the colors you used and the fun idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a fabulous week!! =)

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  130. Thank you so much Paula, I am not off to try and make some stamps of my own, with the aid of your brilliant tutorial! Your canvas is stunning! Hugs, Anne x

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  131. Fantastically inventive - and such a beautiful quote on your glorious canvas!
    Alison x

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  132. this is so pretty. it's amazing how much difference the black outlines make. love it!

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  133. I always learn something from you, Paula! I have this wonderful die, so don't enter me into the drawing! I have even made foam stamps from it and stamped with paint for cards, but the outlining with the sharpie absolutely made your piece sing. And I loved the punched dots for a beautiful flower center. I will be making that to help my flowers "shine brightly".
    Thanks again Paula for your beautiful work and wonderful tutorials.

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  134. What a bright and cheery piece! I love how you framed it and that Sharpie sure added a nice touch.

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  135. Wow Paula! I love this project. And I'd love to win the tattered florals die cut. The Sharpie made a huge impact!!

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  136. OMG! now, I need this die !
    Your canvas is gorgeous!
    love how black outline change everything!
    Make them pop!
    Thk U

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  137. How can anyone top this? This is fab and I about died when I saw what the Sharpie did, I think I gasped outloud!

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  138. So beautiful. You have inspired me to make my own stamps. Love it!

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  139. You are very talented. I especially love the sharpie work. I am not very good at that so your piece encourages me to practice more. The die is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your page. Cathy

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  140. OMG! Your black Sharpie work is da bomb! I can't believe what a difference that made! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  141. Love this! You are brilliant. I made something similar, using Dylusions and the negative of the many flowers I cut out (these were on Shrink plastic, so they worked as a stencil). That is as far as I got--I knew my husband would tell me to outline it with a Sharpie--his favorite art go-to, but I hadn't done it yet. I would have never thought of those centers--was going to use jewels. Anyway, still not happy that this would be the idea I would submit, my daughter used up a TINY bit on Model Magic out of a pack for a school project. Not to waste anything, I thought I would roll some out and put it through to see what kind of project I could put together using MM flowers. BIG mistake! Now I don't have a usable Tattered Florals die anymore! Would love to win yours! Anyway, you are a fabulous artist! My favorite, hands down.

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  142. Oh WOW!. Tose sharpie embellishments really made the piece!

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  143. WOW!!! What an awesome canvas and tutorial! I love how your creative mind works...thank you for sharing some of it with us. This is just so beautiful, and it was amazing what you could do with the black sharpie. Love, love, love...
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataoldotcom

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  144. WOW!! Absolutely awesome! Love the bright colors and great sentiment. The canvas looks so good in that ornate yellow frame! Thanks so much for the tutorial on creating your own foam stamps. You are amazing!!

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  145. Paula this rocks!! The colours are just perfect for spring!! Love love love xx

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  146. How fun, love the colors, and especially the finishing touches with the Sharpie defining the flowers.

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  147. Wow. This is is beautiful. You have a way with a Sharpie. Thanks for the chance.

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  148. A-MAY-ZING!!! Thank you for the great tutorial, too.

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  149. Holy cow! Every one of your projects starts out so simple and ends up so amazing without fail! Your brain sure does churn! I love the black outline on the flowers, it makes them pop!

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  150. I'm new to this so especially love the tut. Love your outlining (and inlining)--makes your art come alive.

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  151. Love the fun, bold colors! Very springy! And the sharpie really adds to much definition! Love it!
    I don't have the die and would be thrilled to win one!
    DeniseB

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  152. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the tutorial and how you broke all the steps down to make it simple enough for me to break out some supplies and play.

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  153. What a great tutorial. It's amazing what a difference going around those flowers with the pen made! Love it!

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  154. This is wonderful, Paula, so colourful, and drawing round the flowers works so well. Love it!

    Lucy x

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  155. Simply amazing. Love the colours you chose & your fabulous doodling.

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  156. I love this idea - I've always liked pen and ink with paint - now I can do it, too! I've been holding off buying this die but now I know that I have to have it now.

    Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  157. I love this. It's a bit of Peter MaX and bordering on a zendangle. Colors are perfect! a true artist:)

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  158. so in love w/this beaute! you're getting me into an area I thought I *don't need to know how*; but I do need to know; need the die first, as that's the ticket to this creation.....your work's wonderful, thanks for sharing such a wonderful blog & art

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  159. OMG, I've seen people turn dies into stamps like you've done here with the foam, but oh my gosh, you've taken it to a whole other level. By the time you were done with it after doing all the doodling, it literally looked like a printed piece of material or a piece of high end scrapbook paper. Tim's absolutely right, it's very inspiring. I'm new to your blog thanks to Tim and I will be following you from here on out. Your truly talented and obviously gifted, thank you for sharing with us and for the inspiration I'm leaving your blog with. I'm even considering doing this challenge now and I never do challenges.

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  160. I am simply amazed at how the Sharpie outlines changed and enhanced your beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  161. Paula - Love your brightly colored artistic creation. What a great idea to create stamps from the tattered florals die. However it is what you did to create the canvas that is nothing short of miraculous. Thanks for taking us through each step as the layers grew.

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  162. Wow Paula awesome project! The details using the sharpie really bring it to life....amazing!

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  163. Hi Paula, I started looking the other day and had to go so now I'm back. Wow. Thanks for the tips. Never heard about using the pencil eraser! Where have I been!! Thanks for all the great tips and reminding me to use all my fab sizzix dies and make my own stamps. Your doodling as well. What a transformation. Would love to win this die. Thanks for the chance. Oh yeah, I love the idea of a frame that has changing artwork. Delightful.

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  164. Love it! So many ways you can use that with mixed media! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Fondly, Tami

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  165. Love it! So many ways you can use that with mixed media! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Fondly, Tami

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  166. OMG How cool that you made a stamp out of the die. You just brought all my dies into a new life form! Thank you Thank you Thank you. Love when my tools can be used across all my hobbies! Off to create :)

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  167. So much fun to make stamps from die cuts, I have done it many times. Your piece is so awesome and inspiring. Thanks

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  168. I was amazed at the way you used the dies to create stamps! Everything else I have seen is just flowers (not that they aren't great). But the best thing about your post is the frame! Every parent should have one. It really makes the the kid's artwork special - much better than the refrigerator!

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  169. That is such a cool idea! Never thought of that before to use the tattered flowers as a stamp. I really like your project!

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  170. This is a great project. Love the results.

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  171. I love this piece of art - must get myself some of those ditress paints!

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  172. ok... I love this. i first thought, what on earth is she creating...... ;)
    but i loooove the end result, love how the sharpie brings it all together and love that frame you put it in! just gorgeous.
    and i dont have one of those dies - would love one!

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  173. Thank you for the awesome craft tutorial...beautiful! What a lovely new way to really use all the dies I have...Robin Parker

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  174. That is awesome! Wow, I will have to try using the dies to make stamps. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

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  175. Love it! The outlines with the Sharpie just set it off. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  176. I sometimes struggle with such bright colours but this piece of work is really awesome! To be honest, I was not intersted too much until you sterted to outline the shapes...it gives it a drive!

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  177. This looks fabulous, great colours

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  178. Wow, what a different the sharpie made! Fantastic wall haning, looks great in the yellow frame.

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  179. Stunning work. wonderful colours, great ideas and note to self - I must use my Sharpie more.
    TFS.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  180. This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, what a difference the black pen made although both ways look great!!! Don't include me in the drawing as I already have the die!!

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  181. I am completely and utterly infactuated with the new distress paints. I already adore the distress colors and with the pop of opacity they have a whole new life. I use them like watercolors to make tiny bright flowers. I love the way the outlining makes your flowers jump right off the piece. Gonna try that with my little ones. Thank you for the gorgeous demo.

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  182. love this...so cheery! can't wait until my paints get here!! and if you pick my name in the drawing....please draw again... i have the die, use it lots and don't need two...trying to simplify here! thanks for the inspiration...better go work on my project with the die....

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