Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome to the new eP...

Wow...The day of the new eclectic Paperie reveal has finally come!  It's been quite a journey and a mad dash to get a new site designed and loaded, full of new products, in just three weeks!  I'm so excited to finally be able to share the new design, new products, and our amazing new team!!  Sit back and enjoy today's blog hop and all of the beautiful artwork along the way!  Be sure to stop by the eP blog to read all about today's specials, sales, and prize opportunities!

For my card, I used a stamp from Wplus9 Design Studio, Flora & Fauna.  Wplus9 is a new company for me and I am seriously impressed with their designs, coordinating dies, and quality.  This company is sure to be one of my new favs!

To create this card I embossed the image in white embossing powder (oh, on Inkssentials stamp paper...LOVE this paper!  A stamper's dream!).  I then used Distress Inks to watercolor the image.  (Smear some ink on an acrylic block on non-stick craft sheet and then use a watercolor brush to pick up the ink.)  The Specialty Stamp Paper held up amazingly well to the watercoloring...not even a hint of warping!  Once I was finished coloring the flowers...I just couldn't bare to use DP on my card so I just mounted on orange cardstock and added a sentiment, from Sweet 'n Sassy.

So...how about some more fabulous artwork?  Check out the goodies the eTeam are sharing and enjoy the hop!

eclectic Paperie Blog

22 comments:

Jennie said...

Congrats Kim...so excited for you and you are off to a great start!! The hop was just amazing and your card is GORGEOUS...love the soft coloring on the image and off to check that stamp set out :)

Kristie said...

Congrats on your new store! Your card is gorgeous, the coloring rocks! Wishing you much success!

Barbara said...

Kim, this is a stunner! I love the soft coloring and you're right--it didn't need anything else to be perfect!!

Wishing you the best of luck on this new endeavor--I'm thrilled to be designing for the all new eP!!!

Barbara said...

Kim, this is a STUNNER!! Gorgeous water coloring and you're right--it didn't need anything else to be perfect!

Wishing you the very best of luck with your new endeavor, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

Susie Bentz said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats and good luck on your new venture! Off to see more inspiration from your DT.

Broni said...

Kim, your card is beautiful and the water coloring is just gorgeous! I'm so thrilled and grateful to be joining you in this new journey! Happy birthday!!

Michelle said...

Kim, I just love your card, the colors, the shading, it's all perfect! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your dream come true. Enjoy the journey!

Natalie said...

Beautifully done, anything else added would have definitely taken away from the gorgeous image.

Kelly said...

Very elegant, Kim. Love it. Congrats on your new adventure!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Beautiful card...I especially like how realistic your wonderful coloring is! I've added you to my reader.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! Congratulations on the new EP!

kathy s said...

heard it was your birthday- happy days. I love this new release congrats with the new venture

Bridget said...

Congratulations on your new business venture, Kim...I wish you all the best! And what a fantastic team of talented ladies you've put together. And on top of that, what a gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

Micki said...

Gorgeous card Kim. Congratulations on the store and a very Happy Birthday! And Thank You :-).

I have not heard of this new stamp company, but from what I've seen, I'm so glad eP is carrying them. I really love all the white space, you need to turn that into a framed wall art!!!!

Sherry Cheever said...

Love this image and can see it with faux bleach/batik in a heart beat! Beautiful card and Happy Birthday!

Julie Masse said...

This is just stunning - amazing and totally fabulous!! Hope your day was the same! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooooo gorgeous dearie!!! I am sooooo happy for you on your new adventure!! Thanks a ton for letting me be apart of this awesome adventure!!!!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations. I wish you all the best of success!!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous coloring. Congrats on your new store venture.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations again girl! Good luck with the business.
Lovely card. Great colors and flower image. I really like their images and dies and keep thinking about getting some. :o)

Tammy Hershberger said...

I adore the watercoloring on these gorgeous flowers, Kim! This card is beautiful! And I'm SO honored to be a part of this new team, and to "work" for you! :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Congrats on your new store. Beautiful card.