Instagram hop!

There's a hop of a different kind happening today - not a blog hop, but an Instagram hop, to celebrate an Instagram milestone for Jessica Frost-Ballas - 2000 followers! Jessica asked me to join in, and of course I said yes! Huge congrats to Jessica, and a big thank you to her for asking me to be a part of the hop :) 
This looks watercoloured by hand, but it isn't! It is a cling mount stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps, called "Flowers in the Breeze", and it was a Kris Kringle gift from a Fusion challenge team mate, Shannon Jaramillo - thanks, Shannon! 
I used a combination of Stampin' Up inks and Tombow markers for the stamping. I did add a little bit of water to soften a couple of the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Big Scripty Greetings", stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and then clear embossed. I used a Hero Arts "Envelope Pattern" background stamp stamped in Soft Pool Shadow Ink on the pool background.
 The hopping crafters were given this colour palette to play with:
I hope you will all hop along - you can go and visit Instagram to do so.

 My username is emellell73, and Jessica's is JessicaAFrost. Come and hop along!

Jessica's blog post is HERE -  she has a bunch of prizes to give away to people who comment on blog posts and Instagram posts in the hop - check out her blog for more details of the giveaway ;) 

Thanks for visiting :)
Amanda said...

I am so happy that I found your Instagram account and blog through this hop! You are so talented! Your cards are fantastic!

Kelly B. said...

Beautiful card!

Sow Kar said...

Awesome Watercolor card and thanks for the awesome tutorial 🙂

Christine Canfield said...

love this technique

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Love this card and you're right...I totally thought you watercolored it by hand! ;)

Stamp Kitty said...

You had me fooled

Rose said...

Very pretty card. Gorgeous take on the inspiration.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the flowers are gorgeous!

halomom said...

What a great color combo! Your card is beautiful and really looks like a watercolor, not a stamp!

vinita jain said...

So refreshing! Pretty card!

Suchi said...

Beautiful card! :)
Suchi xx

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! What a lovely card!!!

Martha Harris said...

Beautifully presented card. I love the softness of the watercolor.

Brooke Rector said...

Love the colors on your card! TFS!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

What a pretty card and I love the colors. It does look watercolored like you said but you didn't do that. Wow! Everyone on this hop has done some really pretty cards. I am liking so many of the cards on this hop and my legs are getting tired from all the hopping but I am going to continue! I just need a drink of water before my next hop! LOL

Denise Bryant said...

I bought this same stamp set! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the reminder that I need to ink it up!

Oliev said...

gorgeous card!

Christy Q said...

This is so amazing!!! I saw your card over on IG earlier this week and didn't realize the stamp was designed to look like a watercolored image - so cool!!! I love how you've used the colors provided by Jessica to create this stunner!

LauraJane:) said...

SIMPLY Splendid!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and the stamps you used.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! Looks so artsy!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

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