Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello ATC for Denami Patterned Paper Blog Hop!!!


When: The blog hop starts at the Denami blog on June 9th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until June 10th, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

For my project I designed an Artist Trading Card (ATC) using Denami Designs Large Chickie stamp and patterned cardstock from my stash. I was so happy when Denami came out with this stamp! It's just my size!


Combining colors comes easy, but mixing patterns is a bit more challenging for me. My rule of thumb is to use patterns that are in the same color palate, those that blend into a scene I am creating or ones that contrast well. I inked certain areas of the ATC with Tim Holtz distressed ink to bring the look together, while differentiating between the different patterns.

The Chickie is raised on foam tape as the star of the ATC. I used small elements fussy cut from the same green patterned cardstock, adorned with bling and raised on foam tape to create more depth. The flowers in this Chickie's wing and on the ground were cut from the same cardstock as the grassy knoll. The clouds were cut down from a larger border stamp and the "hello" also came from a border stamp (what a little masking will do!). I hope you enjoyed this project and will be inspired to create an ATC with patterned paper and Denami Designs.

Supplies:

  • Denami Designs Large Chickie
  • Couture pique 8-5109 (double-sided) - dotted cardstock in the background and clouds 
  • Green graph patterned cardstock and the blooms - stash
  • Yellow patterned cardstock (stash)
  • Inkessentials Artist Trading Card - 2 1/2  x 3 1/2" manila
  • Recollections - Fun Borders (hello and clouds stamps), Foam adhesive circles
  • Clear and Simple Stamps - Perfect Little Black Dress hybrid ink 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn
  • Copics - Y15, YR07
  • Clear bling
  • Zots - bling glue dots

GUESS WHAT??? I've got even more blog candy for ya!!  
One lucky follower (anywhere in the world) who comments on this post AND follows me via social media (see below) will win a mystery prize pack including Tim Holtz Distressed products! 

Each one of these earns you an extra entry!!!
  • follow this blog with bloglovin AND in blogger (see buttons of the sidebar of this blog)
  • follow me on Pinterest
  • follow me on Twitter 
  • like my Facebook fan page
  • follow me on Instagram! My user name is laviebordeperry
  • share this post with friends. Let them know to leave a message telling me who sent them.
  • when you're all done, leave me a second comment letting me know where you followed me and the user name you used at each one (so I can verify all your entries)
On with the hop!!!  Starting at the Denami Blog and hopping to:
  1. Lisa Elton
  2. Barbara Murphy 
  3. Paulina Nakamura 
  4. Stacy M.
  5. Tenia Nelson
  6. Tina Milbourn
  7. Tammy Hobbs
  8. Greta Hess
  9. Lisa Petrel
  10. Pattie Goldman
  11. Deb Fischer
  12. Kanani Kawamura
  13. Annette Holleger
  14. Jennifer Harris
  15. Emily Keaton
  16. Diana Fernandez
  17. Amy Smidebush
  18. Wendy Elliot
  19. La-Vie Borde-Perry  YOU ARE HERE!!
  20. Deb W.  NEXT UP...

Thanks for hopping!! Good luck in the prize drawings!!

Challenges:
Great Impressions - Leave a little sparkle
Sarah Hamer Designs - Linky Party: Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Anything goes
DL.ART - Anything Goes

La-Vie

106 comments:

  1. You made mixing all of those patterns easy! Great card.

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  2. Love your mix of papers...what a sweet and terrific card!

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    1. Tammy, thanks so much. I don't usually work this small but I thought I'd give the hoppers something different!

      La-Vie

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  3. I love this card La-Vie! I'm still trying to learn how to use patterned papers together on my projects...most of the time it scares me to. You have an eye for it! Maybe you can teach me? -Thia

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    1. Hi Thia! Yes, I'll give you some pointers for sure! Thanks for your kind comments!

      La-Vie

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  4. Darling ATC- love the variety of papers you used!

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    1. Thanks Shelly! This is only the 4th ATC I have made in life. I am glad you liked it! Feel like I am getting better at working small.

      La-Vie

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  5. I think I've already commented as this was the first place I started before heading to the beginning of the hop. What a fun hop! What an inspirational hop! Thanks La-Vie for bringing my attention to it! I had a wonderful time! And I'm about to spread the word so others don't miss out! -Thia

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    1. Thanks so much Thia! The support you showed me today is AWESOME! Thanks for the shares and for the crafty luv!

      La-Vie

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  6. This is so adorable! I love how you have put together so many fantastic patterns to create this adorable ATC. Chickie couldn't look sweeter!

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    1. Thanks for hopping and leaving such a kind comment!

      La-Vie

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  8. Awesome use of so many PP's and it all comes together wonderfully. Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks for loving my project and my blog DisneyGirl0828! I hope you peeked at my disney layouts while you were here!!

      La-Vie

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  9. I love how you created your entire ATC with patterned paper. And popping up some of the elements with foam adhesive really gives the card dimension.

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    1. Deb, you're a gem!! I'm glad you understand and appreciate my crafty POV.

      La-Vie

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  10. Cute card. Love your choice of papers. And the chickie is adorable and will bring cheer to whomever receives this card.

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  11. so beautiful and colorful card. cute chickie

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  12. I love that big chickie!! Super cute card.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love it too! So glad Denami created it!

      La-Vie

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  13. Your ATC is adorable. I really like the PP you've chosen, they all work perfectly together, what a wonderful color palette!

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    1. Thanks Tina!! It means a lot to me because I'm not accustomed to using patterned paper in this way.

      La-Vie

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  14. Super cute card! Love the paper; love the stamps! Thanks for sharing!
    c

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  15. So cute!!! I love the patterns you've combined...I struggle to do just that, but you've made it look easy :)

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    1. Thanks so much! your comments meant the world to me!

      La-Vie

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  16. Very cute scene you created and I like your choice of paper. I am a GFC follower as Sue D but am not on any social media.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much! you've touched my heart. take care.

      La-Vie

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  17. Your chick is adorable, adorable, and did I say adorable! I m following you girl all over, just gotta popover to Instagram right now. Great hop!
    Annmakes

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    1. Thanks Ann! I've got the warm fuzzies from your support today! AWESOMENESS!!

      La-Vie

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  18. He is sooo cute! You are a masking pro! I keep learning things from you and am very thankful for the chance to do so! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much! you always hit me in the heartstrings. I'm glad that I can see that I am becoming all I want to be as a crafter through your comments and those of others to me. You just really never know if you matter in this world. Thanks for always telling me.

      La-Vie

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  19. Oh, and of course, I'm following u on all the other links... :)

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  20. This is too cute for words!!!! Love looking at your creations!

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!

      La-Vie

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  21. oohh--And I follow you on twitter, on Pinterest, and Instagram!

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  22. I also shared on Google+, and on twitter!

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    1. I have to break down and join google+ Thanks for all the shares and follows!!

      La-Vie

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  23. oops--forgot to put my names! Laura G. (blueyedscrapper) for Pinterest and twitter and instagram.

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  24. I did it, hope I do all fine, sometimes I missed some words with my bad english lloll
    Nice done, love the mixed creation ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! Your English is much better than my French so we're ok!!

      La-Vie

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  25. Ok, here is the sharing link and my user name for all the links is Mesokee or Mesokee Designs ;)
    https://www.facebook.com/mesokeedesigns/posts/602777789741927

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  26. Adorable ATC...the image is very cute.

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  27. I love that lil chickie! I agree that using patterned papers in the same color scheme works best. Your Atc card is so cute!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  28. The Gems give this card some zing. So cute!

    Karen Bull
    craftybullpen.com

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  29. Hi, very cute card...Blogger finally cooperated lol

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  30. again very nice card. I have liked your FB page and am now following you here on blogger :)
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

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  31. Cute ATC! I love the giant chickie. :)

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  32. Followed you in Instagram; caffeinatedpapercuts

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  33. Cute ATC! Love that little chicike!

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  34. So cute! Great use of patterned papers, and I just love how the chickie is holding the flowers! So cute!

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    1. Thanks so much! I imagined the Chickie was in the meadow picking flowers for his/her love...

      La-Vie

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  35. ahhh! This is so darn cute! LOVE it! Happy to be a new follower!

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    1. Thanks so much! so glad to have you as my newest follower!!

      La-Vie

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  36. Super cute ATC!!! As you probably know...that particular chickie is one of my all-time faves as well, and I LOVE how you incorporated it into your design! Great mix of patterns and colors!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments! I didn't know it was your fav... thanks for sharing!

      La-Vie

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  37. Cute card. Great colors. Wonderful chickie!

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  38. Love your darling little paper pieced chickie! Fun card!

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  39. A new follower on Bloglovin and GFC as kladd94803

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  40. Following on Pinterest as Kladd94803

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  41. Following on twitter as karenladd

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  42. Love your patteren choices for sky and grass !!! ...and Chickie makes anyone smile !! Nice job !

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  43. I tried like the dickens to leave you a comment last night, but the internet was having no part of it!! What a FUN card!! I LOVE the polka dotty background and your cute mix of patterns. So happy you could hop with us ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for your persistence and kind comments!

      La-Vie

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  44. That chick just adds fun to everything! Cute card!

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  45. LOVING your FUN Card!! Such a GREAT design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you have a great week too!

      La-Vie

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  46. Love the papers you chose and the layout. That chickie is cute!

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  47. Totally adorable ATC! Love the pp chickie!

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Your comments bring me SO much Joy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my creations. If you love what you see, please share my posts and invite your friends to follow me as well! ~XXX La-Vie B.