Saturday, February 11, 2012

It's Here...The Stampendous Color Fragments Blog Hop

This is a very special Saturday over at Stampendous. The Design Team has combined the regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA! As you hop from blog to blog, please be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of five fantastic prize packages. Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous.

Color Fragments are bits of pure color that you can glue to any surface using your favorite liquid adhesive. You can also sprinkle them into still-warm melted embossing powders for an amazing Encrusted Jewel look. You can crush them easily with your fingers to create smaller fragments and you can customize the colors to match your card.

This is exactly what I did to create the stamens of my Stargazer Lily. Color Fragments come in five terrific colors which are available at the Stampendous online store but I wanted something closer to that wonderful orange stamen color that stains your fingers and clothes. To create this color, I sprinkled a few taupe fragments into three little cups. In each, I added just a few drops of Copic refill ink (a different color for each cup) and mixed for even coverage. After the fragments had dried, I simply used Glossy Accents to add them to my lily.

To create the card I used two different Stampendous sets: Jumbo Tiger Lily CRSS010 (main image and background flourish) and Orchid Greetings SSC1053 (tag with sentiment).

If you have not checked out this month's great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog. Now, please check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous creations. Here's a heads up: get ready to be blown over with inspiration.


Stampendous Impressions

Wendy Price

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Wendy Jordan

Jennie Lin Black

Taylor Usry

Jennifer Ingle

Suzanne Czosek

Krissy Fossmeyer

Stephanie Lee

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Melinda Gleissner (You are here)

Jennifer Dove

Kathryn Krieger

Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win! You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address.

We'd love it if you'd play along with us in our monthly challenge! Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool on the Stampendous blog no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

64 comments:

  1. beautiful card - the lily is a favorite flower of mine

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner
    bjhouse2004 at yahoo dot com

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  2. This tiger lily is so stunning - the colored color fragments are the perfect addition!

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  3. That's quite genius to use the fragments as the pollen on the stamen... Fantastic job. This is one of my favorite flowers!

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  4. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  5. wow, this is just gorgeous! love how you added the fragments to the stamens! so pretty!

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    1. Love your card and I like the coloring on your card. That is one area that I need more practice on.

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  7. Very pretty card and I bet it really pops in person by using the fragments on the stamens! I can almost smell it! Mary Werner

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  8. What a pretty card, the colors are great. Shari (cricutrookie)
    cricutrookie at aol dot com

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  9. Beautiful card. Love it. TFS...

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  10. Oh my!! Melinda, this is just stunning! your coloring, the color choices and the LO makes such a striking statement! beautiful!

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  11. I love how you used the fragments on the card very pretty

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  12. Gorgeous! Lovely coloring on the Orchid and the texture of the fragments in the petals!

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  13. Wowzers, love what these fragments do to your flower!!! Gorgeous!

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  14. Beautiful project, Melinda. Love that you dyed the fragments to get the color you wanted. You've done your usual terrific job on this gorgeous card anyone would love to receive.

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  15. Wow. First of all, amazing coloring on this! Secondly, love the dyed fragments on the stamen! Such great pop of color and texture!

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  16. This is so beautiful, and how clever to use the copics refill to color the fragments. The color is so vibrant it really adds a great pop to the card.

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  17. Gorgeous! The colors jump off the page. I love how you colored your fragments.

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  18. WOW! This is so beautiful! I love the coloring and love how you used the fragments. I cannot wait to give these a try! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  19. love the orchid- looks so very real I can almost smell the fragrance.

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  20. love the orchid
    orange center with pink is beautiful
    thanks for sharing and a chance to win
    lilfeather@sti.net

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  21. beautiful! love the stamens.
    veogg at at dot net

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  22. Thanks for the tutorial on coloring the fragments to you specifications. Makes the Color Fragments cost effective.
    Debbie
    htt://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  23. Perfect touch for your beautiful lily!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  24. just gorgeous. i love the colors and the effect that the color fragments gave to the card. wonderful.

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  25. Melinda, this is such a vibrant card, and I really like how you used the texture, what a perfect touch!

    :)

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  26. beautiful flower and the fragments make it look realistic! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  27. I like your card best! The fragments don't overwhelm the card and are used exactly in a spot where there would be real texture on a flower!!

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  28. Great card. Love the new fragments!

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  29. LOVE how you colored the Fragments! I am definitely giving this a try! Absolutely beautiful, Melinda!!!

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  30. Oh, I love the bright vivid colors. The yellow fragments look great against the pink! I also love how your flower goes off the page. Love that "off the page" technique! So cool!!

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  31. Love it! Can't wait to try the fragments.

    dladystampsalot@gmail.com

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  32. oopsie, I scrolled too far for the comment, hehe, see last post!

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  33. amazing color!! Love your use of the fragments!!! aidensmom2005 at aol dot com

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  34. I already love the colors that the fragments come in, but the idea of being able to custom color them to match your project is terrific! No reason not to use them on EVERYTHING!

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  35. this is a gorgeous lily love the look
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  36. Super pretty Melinda!!! This is one of my favorite stamps and your rocked it!!! I hope you're having a good weekend!

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  37. As I view each creation fragment thoughts are flowing but I hadn't thought of flower centers... GREAT idea, thanks so much for your card and sharing your talents with us!

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  38. So pretty. Another way to use the fragments.

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  39. WOW!! Your card has great impact and first impression appeal. I love the way you used the fragments for the stamens, very clever!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  40. TFS your creation using the Fragments product. I just love Stampendous' large stamps. So fun.
    Halloranpx at aol dot com

    Xing fingers

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  41. WOW! Great use of fragments on this beautiful lily card
    ColleenB.
    ckb_49@yahoo.com

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  42. Beautiful card. Love the coloring it is amazing! TFS

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  43. This card is sooooooo pretty!!!! Thanks for sharing dearie!!!!

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  44. WOW this is spectacular, I can almost smell that lovely lily.
    Blessings Bernie
    Berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

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  45. Beautiful card! Stargazer lilies are a favorite of mine and this is just gorgeous! Great job!

    Lea Kimmel
    leadonna24@aol.com

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  46. Gorgeous card and the flower is awesome since you used the fragments as the pollen stamens! cduncan1310@surry.net

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  47. That is a great use of the color fragments! It makes the flower look so realistic.

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  48. Those fragments make your flower come alive!

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  49. You make the flowers come to live, real. Now just add some flower oil to the card amd you will have gotten many scents involved. You make it look like so much fun. Thank you Margaret Ann

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  50. This is so lovely, what a beautiful design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. What a great use of Fragments!
    candyspiegel@yahoo.com

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  52. Oh I love this! Great use for the Color Fragments, Melinda!
    cardsbyhelen@gmail.com

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  53. I love the way you ised the fragments for stamins! Beautiful card.

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  54. What a great way to use the fragments! So pretty!

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