Monday, August 6, 2018

August Link Party - #42

Time for another link party here on the Cropstop blog. Last month I shared an easy way to create a striped background, and this month I'm back for Take #2.

To create the background for my first card I:

I decorated this card by:

For my second card I painted smaller stripes in the center of my watercolor paper panel using blues and greens. The colors of distress ink from top to bottom are:
Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon

I decorated this card by:
  • stamping the butterfly and hearts from the Watercolor stamp/stencil set (Tim Holtz) on water color paper and fussy cutting
  • stamping the sentiment (Bird Crazy stamp/stencil set - Tim Holtz) in two colors of distress ink, slightly offset from each other
  • adding some clear glitter to the hearts and center of my butterfly

 Now it’s your turn to share the projects you’ve been working on! As always our link party is "Anything Goes" with these few simple rules:

  1. Create ANY new project using a product or two from one of the companies CropStop carries in the store. (It’s ok if you didn’t buy it from us, and also fine if it’s a product we don’t currently have it in stock as long as it’s from one of the companies we carry!)
  2. Please, no back-linking old projects
  3. Limit 5 entries per challenge
  4. Link your project here, link back to this post, and mention the CropStop Challenge in your post.
We’ll choose one random Winner who will receive a prize from the CropStop Store! (100 or more links = two winners and two prizes!) Thanks so much for linking up with us, we look forward to seeing all your great entries this month. Grab our badge and help us spread the word that CropStop is a great place to play along!

Optional Twist for August:
Create a project that includes a striped background and I'll enter your name twice in the random draw.


ionabunny said...

Beautiful card. Gosh, I think I may have misplaced a whole month!!! 6 out of 10, must try harder. Nice twist. Hugz

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful watercolor stripes! I love your cards! Hope to be back to join your linky!

D.Ann C said...

These are lovely! Thanks for showing this useful and easy way to do a background!!

Monika Gulyas said...

Both cards are beautiful!!! Great backgrounds - the watercolour stripes look fabulous with the spatters!!

sarascloset said...

I love your CAS cards! the colors and designs are so fresh and you've outlined a great technique! Hugs!

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful cards, Esther. I love your backgrounds a lot.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful cards Esther, love the colors and designs! Thank you for the challenge.
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Janis said...

Spectacular cards, Esther, with those lovely stripes. Great background technique!! Thank you for another fun challenge! Hope you are having a great day.
<3 J

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