11.16.2017

Paradise Found Blog Hop Day 3

This is the 3rd day of blog hops for Catherine Pooler's new release including the Spa Ink collection along with new stamps and dies.  If you missed the first 2 days you can find the start of them here DAY 1 and Day 2

My creative mojo has been on a break for a long time.  I wasn't sure I had it in me to even create for this release, but I set aside a day to just sit at the stamp table with my new box of goodies and see what I could come up with.  3 days and more than a dozen cards later I would say that my mojo was hiding in that box!


Stamps: Winter Woodland (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Ditress Sprayer (Tim Holtz) Silver Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up)

This was one of the first cards I came up with.  I just had to see how the new purples and blues would blend together.  Then I sprayed them with my new Distress sprayer, and the spray I got was like a galaxy of snowflakes and stars.  I loved it!  The only downside was that, I had planned to create a different card with a snowbank and I forgot to mask it.  It sat on my table taunting me while I continued to make more cards and get all my design ideas out.  When I had made about 10 cards I came back to this one and created a card closer to what I had envisioned.  Here it is below.


Stamps: Winter Woodland (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: W1, T2, T4 (Copics) Daydream, Royal Treatment, Juniper Mist, Peppermint Scrub, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, It's A Boy, Sweet Sixteen, Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler Designs) Versamark
Paper: Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Distress Sprayer (Tim Holtz) Silver Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up) Winter Woodland Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

It is one of my favoritist cards ever.  The background turned out even prettier with less purple and more blues.  I used Copics to add some shadows as well as bark to my trees to make them birch trees.  (sidenote- I love birch trees and had 3 in my backyard until an ice storm took one of them out.  Now we have 2)  I had no idea that the bough from the winter woodland was supposed to be paired with the other greenery stamp until I tried to die cut it out and couldn't find a die for it.  I cut out the other greenery and noticed it left a big white blank space.  The lightbulb finally went off and I made this amazing spray for my deer's head.

The trees I cut from the background will be making another appearance soon in the StampNation challenges.   I used them for another card that I am smitten with.

Below are some close ups so you can see just how reactive these new inks are to water.  I love that it lifted the color and left a lighter shade behind.


The distress sprayer makes all the difference.  Don't you love how these spa inks react with water?!!!


Here is a quick collage of most of the cards I made with the new inks, dies, and stamps.  To see more, visit my posts from the past few days HERE, HERE and HERE and be sure to come back tomorrow or subscribe by email to see more.



Now on to the hop and prizes.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog on the hop, including mine, for your chance to win.  Happy shopping and hopping!

NEXT UP IS THE CREATIVE EMILY LEIPHART

Heather North *you are here*
Emily Leiphart <<<go here next>>>




73 comments:

Donna Hawkins said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for inspiring us!

Anonymous said...

Love all the cards you made, especially the backgrounds! I can't wait to get my order and play too.

Avra Williams said...

Gorgeous backgrounds!

duncan620 said...

Wow, you have been busy Heather. Great cards. I am in love with the royal treatment and daydream sky. I would never have thought to use them like this. It’s perfection.

Grace said...

I love your cards. The colours you used and how you blended them together.

Anonymous said...

All of these night skies are so dreamy!

ann greene said...

These cards are so pretty. I love the backgrounds.

Marise Nyberg said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards. I especially love the little deer...endless possibilities.

Melody said...

All your cards are lovely. Your night sky is great!

Rae Moan said...

These cards have inspired me AND made me a bit impatient to receive my order so I can start creating!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

You've inspired me - I have to try blending these inks when they arrive!

Francine D said...

WOW.. Look at the blending with those inks. I am impressed you are able to get such great blending. I cant wait to try out the inks and see how they'll perform. Thanks for creative ideas!

Mrs. Lowry said...

Beautiful cards! I love the blending of the background and the fancy antlers. These colors are amazing. I also really like the thank you card in your collage. I like the way you used the colors behind the die cut.

Michele Strickland said...

Love your cards

Vivian said...

Love your cards....as usual! Beautiful scenes!

Diane Auriemma said...

BEE-utiful back grounds . something for me to aspire to . thanks

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fantastic colours for the backgrounds & lovely cute deer's, such wonderful cards, thank you x

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful winter scenes! Love the deer and trees! Great color combos!

Sebrina said...

I am in love with the color combos. These new colors are just so yummy!!

Ellen C said...

Beautiful colors - love the background colors.

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

I think the deer, trees and plaid background are winners! Love your cards!

Connie Brooks said...

I’m glad you found your mojo in this box of crafty goodness. I learn a lot from you, so don’t lose your mojo...even though mine disappears from time to time because of health reasons. Your cards are as always.. A M A Z I N G ! Creativity shines upon you.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your backgrounds are just fabulous:)

Judy said...

Awesome cards, love the backgrounds.

Nana Donna said...

Oh my your cards are wonderful! Love what you did with the reindeer on the second card. I so wish I could create backgrounds to look like yours, I always get my colors all messed up lol

Heike K. said...

Great cards.

JmB said...

These cards turned out beautifully. The color combos and stamps are outstanding. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Kreider said...

Such beautiful backgrounds!!

Donna Neal said...

Love your blending of the purple and blues - gorgeous! And thanks also for showing so many of your other designs, too - I need that extra inspiration! :)

beth said...

So glad your mojo returned hidden in the box. Love your cards.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Very pretty cards, love the new colors.

Sue LD said...

Love the beautiful backgrounds for these woodland scenes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for more beautiful cards, Heather! I always like seeing how you combine the stamps.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I'm totally in love for the STUNNING backgrounds of your breathless cards!!! Awesome colouring!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely. A wonderful job on your backgrounds.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Simply stunning cards! The backgrounds are amazing. I love the Winter Wonderland set the best. I just love all creatures. The deer is just so
darned cute!

Colleen Balija said...

Wow Heather, those inks really did blend well together! Beautiful job!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful woodland scenes on these gorgeous cards! Love the ink blended backgrounds with water splatters and the birch tree details too

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Heather, your cards are amazing and those backgrounds awesome. Love the colours. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Nelson said...

You sure did find your mojo...and then some! Fabulous job on ALL of them!!

Pennie Glasser said...

Adorable!

Jill D. said...

I love the cards. I'd say you got your mojo back. I need to get a distressed sprayer. Guess I'll have to break down (oh that's right Santi Claus is comin to town.

Tracy A said...

Wonderful cards. The backgrounds you created are beautiful.

jandbspiegel said...

Thank you for some amazing inspiration!! the winter wonderland stamp set is definitely on my list (to bad the dies are sold out already)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your gorgeous creations. Glad you found your mojo in the box along with the gorgeous Spa inks. Love them.

Sharon K said...

Thank you for your gorgeous creations. Glad you found your mojo in the box along with the gorgeous Spa inks.

sharon g said...

The non-traditional colors for the sky are great! I would love to send out cards like that!

Deborah Kaye said...

Gorgeous backgrounds and wonderful cards! I really like the nature inspired antlers on the deer.

Four11Lady said...

Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration. Your mojo has definitely returned..........all the cards are awesome.

foleysfriend said...

Sorry to hear that your creative mojo had taken a bit of a vacation. So glad that you found it, in your box of goodies. Love your cards - so beautiful

Jodie Ramdas said...

So pretty Heather!Thankyou for sharing!

Trina said...

Pretty cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and sweet!

Joyce Spear said...

Great cards, Heather! So glad you got your mojo back!

Angela Walters said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the backgrounds you made for each of them!

Dawn Turley said...

The backgrounds are stunning Heather. Love the way you made the antlers in your second card.

Sophia Blair said...

I love this winter woodland set, such beautiful cards! I love the different ideas and uses for one set of stamps. Absolutely loving this release! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marcia said...

Your backgrounds are gorgeous! These inks are amazing. . . they react with water. Very similar to distress inks aren't they!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are beautiful! Love the floral antlers!

Rhonda Price said...

Gorgeous!

Laura Miller said...

Tho I like the first card you showed, I agree with your assessment - the second card is gorgeous. The detail on the trees and sky are great. I especially LOVE the greenery bough on the deer's head.

Posh Kitty said...

I love what you have done with these new colors

StarSpry said...

These are such beautiful cards! I just love that wintery scene :)

Localeyez said...

Oh that background is just dreamy!

Nancy Salkeld said...

I keep repeating myself but everyone's cards are just fabulous and so inspiring! I have to say I love the "rack" on the deer of the 2nd card. :D . Both are awesome!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful and sweet cards !

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards!

Barbara Brennan said...

The beauty of the blended night sky is FANTASTIC!

Christy Borfitz said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather! I love the color combinations!

Barbara Edwards Staradumsky said...

Oh my goodness Heather, you created the most gorgeous cards! I love the waterspots and I am going to have to check out the New Distress Sprayer! Love how it made so many tiny dots! The ink blending is drop dead gorgeous!!

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the cards and the new colors!

QuilterLaura said...

wow, love the one where you used the greenery as antlers, so fun!