Friday, July 23

Viva Decor ~ Blog Hop

Good Morning, so happy you hopped by today... if you're looking for Jessica's Birthday hop click here!!!

A recent new addition to Quixotic Paperie has been the Viva Decor product line. We have all fallen in love, and so, we're having a little blog hop to celebrate!

Joining the Quixotic Paperie Design Team on this hop we have the fantastic Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Design Team! Susana is a good friend of Elaine's and SCACD has become like an international sister store to Quixotic Paperie! We're collaborating on some crafty adventures, and this is hopefully the first of many!

We hope you will join us on this hop and be inspired in ways to use the Viva Decor product range! You will also have the chance to win some fabulous candy - both Elaine and Susana will be giving away a pack of the most popular Viva Decor Pens (Ice White Pearl Pen, Holographic Glitter Liner and the Clear Gloss Gel Pen).

All you will have to do to win is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person please! Both blog candy draws will close on 31st July 2010.

In the UK/Europe you can find Viva Decor products at Quixotic Paperie. If you're in the US/Canada then Susana carries the Viva Decor range at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.

**** ON TO THE HOP! ****

You should have hopped over here from the very talented Jacquie Heffner. If not, you might want to pop over to the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog and start from the beginning!

I've used as much viva decor product on my card as I possibly could without it being too heavy to stand up LOL! Of course the tail on the stunning mermaid has a glittering of Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Holo-Iridescent and I couldn't help but utilise my Bazzil template and add a swirl of glitter bubbles directly onto the acetate, so fabulously sparkly. I have stamped the bubbles and coloured with the glitter liner and embellished all the die cut decorative edges with the viva decor glitter liner too.

If that's not enough the front wave has had a smudging of viva decor pearl liner, I highlighted the tops to give a bit more shimmer. I want to say I'm actually very impressed with this product, I have used other glitter glues and liquid pearl paint and this one works exceptionally well. I have really put it to the test and it doesn't even bleed my printed digi images as with other brands I have used in the past!

Have you ever seen how fantastically copics colour onto grungepaper?... Wowee, all the cute star fish have been stamped and coloured with copics. I have them grazing on some grungeboard rocks and a few scattered viva pearls, tee hee!

links in brackets ~ (available in the US at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design)
 Supplies: Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz: Vintage Shabby; grungeboard; grungepaper; acetate;
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie: Mermaids ~ Calliope (Calliope);
Ink: memento: black; Copic: markers*; Ranger ~ distress inks: frayed burlap;
Dies: Sizzix: TH ontheedge ~ brackets; swirl; rocks;
Other: Viva Decor: gliter liner(glitter liner); pearl pen(pearl pen); Bazzill jewel template; 3D clear foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13 & R20, Hair: E31, 35, 37, 50, 79 eyes: B41, tail: RV0000, 10, 21, 23, 34, R59, Octopus & starfish; YR65, E08, 97, 99 and a little colourless blender!!!

You can also find the stunning stamp I used today at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.
Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Dianne Prewitt.



Quixotic Paperie Blog -
Kim Dellow -
Aud Nordheim -
Judy Laing -
Danni Bindel -
Jacquie Heffner -
Kim Costello -
Dianne Prewitt -
Marti Wills -
SCACD Store Blog -
Rowena Barnard -
Lori Aragon -
Kim Gruetzmacher -
Carolyn Bounds -
Simonne Clay -
Anki Bargman -
Emma Lockley -
Suzanne Dean -
Elaine Hughes -

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim :)


theCook said...

I love the glitter on the bubbles!

Anki said...

Stunning! Wishing you a great weekend! Kram - Anki

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS and most stunning.

Kim said...

Ooopppsss I commented on the wrong post...please forgive me! :) My comment in is the next blog post!
Hugs~ Kim

Lorraine said...

Wow, absolutely STUNNING piece of artwork! Love it.

Cassie_lu said...

This card is stunning and the details you put into it is amazing

Randi WS said...

Oh my GOSH Kim! This is an AMAZING piece of art!!! I love everything about your card!!! And the Viva really sparkle up your card. Great job!!
Hugs, Randi WS ;)

iluvmybugs said...

Just have to say that this is unbelievably gorgeous!! Your use of the Viva Decor pens is amazing, as is your coloring...absolutely love this card!!! TFS

Angela said...

OMGOSH!!! THis is soooo STUNNING!! SO many details and your coloring and layouts in amazing!! LOVE THESE!!!!!!

Renkata said...

Gorgeous card, great design.

CraftyC said...

Wow Kim, this is stunning. I've got a few of the Viva pens and am in love with them also!

kadie said...

Kim, this is FANTASTIC!! What a PERFECT idea to use acetate and create this enchanting scene! Love it!

crafty amy said...

Wow wow wow!!! This is amazing and I love the pearl liner on the waves :D


Amy xx

Sarah Schwerin said...

This is an absolutely stunning card! Must have taken ages to create! Awesome work!

Anonymous said...

this card is absolutely unbelievable! and you can color GRUNGEBOARD?? get OUT!!

Susana M said...
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Susana M said...

Hey Kim
Thanks so much for your contribution to the combo hop :o)
Hearts and Hugs

Mary Lou said...

I am speechless!! This is FANTASTIC!!!!
I love everything about this card and am glad it can stand up LOL
I know how we can get carried away sometimes Hee Hee
BEAUTIFUL coloring--I just love the mermaids hair--very real like:)

Lilian said...

Gorgeous work and love the acetate card! Off to hop! :)

Shazza said...

OMG the detail on this card are amazing, it's fantastic

Rica said...

Hi Kim, beautiful card, love the colour combo, stunning details and fabulous TH cage and bird. Your cage looks fantastic in canvas.
hugs Heather xx

craft_princess said...

WOW! Gorgeous!!! Love all the details!

Kazan Clark said...

Kim I love this card - those colors are divine!
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Alice Wertz said...

wow! what a gorgeous card, Kim! absolutely beautiful and the details are amazing! love it!

Tosha said...

Kim, words are not sufficient to describe how awesome your mermaid card is. You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

wow this is amazing i love the acetate with the bubbles it looks great xx

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