Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day Two + Giveaways

Hello, my fellow crafting friends! Thank you for stopping by today to join me and some of my very favorite crafters for Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop: Day Two — a mega celebratory two-day hop to mark four years since I first discovered the world of cardmaking, with over 70 blogs participating! If you’re just finding my blog, please check out details from day one! You have until end of September 4th to make your way through all the blogs (trust me, you want to visit every.single.blog).

Read about my journey here.

I thought it would be fun to share the little pumpkin who keeps me busy these days…

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PROJECT

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Watercolors are my favorite medium right now. I used my Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Paints (SSS) again for today’s card but added in another medium to help with depth and details.

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I recently invested in a lot of fun floral stamps from Simon Says Stamp. I have an obsession with florals so you’ll see them a lot in my work. I stamped the image from SSS’s Bouquet of Thanks on watercolor paper (SSS) and die-cut with the coordinating dies. As previously mentioned, I used my Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Paints (SSS) to color the flowers and stems. I mixed a lot of different shades: Perylene Violet, Rose of Ultramarine, Indanthrone Blue, Green Gold, Deep Sap Green, and Payne’s Blue Gray. I eventually added some shading with Polychromos colored pencils (Burnt Umber, Light Red-Violet, Light Magenta).

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For the base, I did some watercolor smooshing with an acetate sheet and the same paints. I stamped the sentiment from SSS’s Strangeness. I love quotes and words that make you think. I mounted the floral image with foam tape over my smooshed watercolor base. I finished it off with my favorite clear drops from Studio Katia (SSS).

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I hope you were inspired by my work! The next blog on the list is the fabulous Amy, owner of The Stamp Market! She has generously sponsored an awesome prize for the hop so please thank her on Instagram when you get a chance! The full blog hop list is below.

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on ALL the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value)
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case + 6 Spellbinders die collections (estimated $115 value)
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card


BLOG HOP LIST

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SUPPLIES

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186 Comments

  1. Andre M.

    September 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Such a lovely colour palette on this pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Sue D

    September 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful floral card and thanks for sharing a photo of your cute pumpkin.

  3. MandaLJ

    September 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Your colouring is absolutely beautiful, and so is your darling daughter!

  4. Roberta S.

    September 3, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Rubeena, your watercoloring is so amazing. Beautiful card.

  5. Beverly Jordan

    September 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    This is so remarkable to have all of yours and other designers talent in one huge blog hop!! So happy I have been able to see it and be inspired by your journey!
    One of your admiring fans!
    Beverly Jordan
    @jordanbev5 on IG
    Beverly Jordan blog
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

  6. Tammy

    September 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Your cards are so stunning and I’m so glad that I subscribed so I don’t miss anything. Looking forward to another day of hopping!

  7. Linnea Sundstrom

    September 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

    luv some beautiful no-line coloring!

  8. dannscraftingwhims

    September 3, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Awww! Your little sweetie is a cutie-pie! The hop has been an eye candy delight! This card, like all your work is lovely!! Huge congrats!!

  9. deckle57

    September 3, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Gorgeous card! Your little princess is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  10. Marjorie DUMONTIER

    September 3, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Your card is so amazingly beautiful !! You’re so talented ! Thank you again for this incredible blog hop and for your generosity !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

  11. Mary-Anne V

    September 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    OMG your daughter is just the cutest! wow look at that smile and hair! Such a blessing! i love yoru purple flowers and I am really enjoying your celebration!

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