Friday, December 8, 2017

Inky Friends: Blending a Year of Cheer: April

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Welcome to my Inky Friends blog hop! We are focused on the new Blends markers. You may be hopping around in order or backwards or just jumping in where you feel like it. It doesn't matter as we are all linked together so you will see everyone's awesome creations if you just keep clicking the links around! How fun is that?

If you are going in order, you would have come to me from Staci where she featured the month of March. If you are going backwards, you would have found me from Rhonda's May creations.

I have the month of April. In Wisconsin the month of April is usually cold and wet! Even with that as the weather, the birds are starting to come out. I love hearing them sing their wonderful songs! Because of that, I decided to use the stamp set Best Birds.

My first card is a sweet anniversary card. I colored the two birds and the branch with the Blends. 


I wanted to use a little different color scheme with the next card. The Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie markers help to achieve this darling little birdie.


In Wisconsin, you can always tell spring is here when the robins start showing up! I created this card with the robins of spring in mind.


I couldn't resist doing a scrapbook layout with this set.


I have never used any alcohol markers before these Blends. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to use! I was a bit apprehensive to give them a try and waited until the last minute to make anything for this hop. After I got started, I couldn't figure out why I was so scared of some markers! They worked wonderfully! Now I'm looking forward to using them some more!

April is the start of warming up and the wonderful birds start singing their songs again. I hope you enjoyed my creations inspired by April. Now I must send you off to see either what Staci has created for March with the previous button, or what Rhonda did for May with the next button!

Come back next week to see the close ups of the scrap pages and to get the recipes for creating these on your own!

Happy Stampin'!

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10 comments:

Sharleen Luciano said...

Love all your cards. WOW. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing! Thrilled that I have that set. Now I need to pull it out and play. Thanks for that.

Sarah Wills said...

Super sweet cards Shelley - I absolutely LOVE how you colored those birds - there's yet another stamp set I need LOL :-)

PaperFairyKris said...

Those little birds are beautiful with the blends! I love all of the colors that you used. Your scrapbook pages are darling!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Wow. The blends really make those birds amazing. So vibrant in one card, and so subtle and beautiful in another. Such great thinking for April!

Yapha said...

Great cards AND scrapbook page, Shelley! Your coloring is amazing!

Staci said...

These are the best birds! You are a whiz at using the Stampin' Blends!! Thanks for sharing these awesome projects.

Betty said...

What a pretty flock of birds in lovely colors! Perfect spring cards!

Tanya Boser said...

Gorgeous blending on your pretty birds :)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such pretty coloring on your birds! They are so soft and lovely!! Great pages too!

Cindy said...

BIRDS! I love the birds!!! Your coloring is AMAZING - it really makes them come to life!