Monday, March 28, 2022

Topflight Stamps 5th Birthday Blog Hop~

Hi guys!
So excited to be included in   
Topflight Stamps 5th Birthday Blog Hop.

Do you see the 20% off? Always a good thing~

It's Topflight Stamps 5th birthday and time to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase celebratory projects using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful talent from this group of amazing designers! You should have arrived here from
 (Rachel Kleinman)'s blog. If not, no worries, catch the details below.
I created two projects for the Blog Hop, One signature Topflight Stamps piece and a second
one using products from Topflight Stamps. 

I had such a fun time creating this.  I kept adding layers using acrylic paint,
stencils, collage papers and stamps.  Starting from the bottom and building
to the front.  Stamps were added to the painted background.

The collage papers were added next and more stamping.  What I love about 
mixed media type art is you can't mess it up. Just keep adding layers until you
get the look you are looking for.  If it is too dark then add a light color of paint
to lighten.  You can always fix it!!!

Stencils are amazing to repair areas that aren't appealing to you.  Stamped 
images cut out and placed and great dimension to the pages also.
Markers are also a great tool for highlighting areas of interest.  The main thing
I hope you take away from this project is keep making art ~ don't stop!!
Products used: Darkroom Door: Sketched Numbers, Library Books, Number Medley, 
Vintage Planes, Carved Leaves Vol.1, Birthday Greetings, Sm. Sketched Alphabet,
Faded Circles, Daisy Chain Border Stamp, Global Postmarks, Med. Smile 
and Paper Artsy/Fresco Paints.
Second project is a mixed media card using stamps by KatzelKraft
and Darkroom Door.

The sky, sand and water are panpastels. So easy! I used the NEW Wild Waves Stamp
 by Darkroom Door over the ocean to define the sky from the water.
I used the Circle Essential by Studio Light to get the Sun element
in the sky.  The Elephant is from KatzelKraft/Elephant Watson and
the accessories are from the Les Accessoires set by KatzelKraft. Distress
  Oxide inks were used at to the accessories and the Elephant. The sentiment
is from the Relax Quotes by KatzelKraft. The sand shape is by
 Acetate Hill Masks/Lavinia.  Very cool tool to have when you are
building the scene. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. But wait, there is more, each stop on the hop has an additional $25 Gift Certificate up for grabs for some lucky commenter. For a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by April 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on April 7th. Good Luck! 
"Topflight Stamps is only able to ship to the US and Canada." This is due to new tax laws and USPS limitations.

Beautiful page with the flowers, and your elephant card is just adorable! Wonderful projects!

List of all the winners will be posted on the Topflight Blog.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope
you enjoy all the amazing

PS~ If you spend $50 or more you will get a darling little purse notebook (while supplies last)
 with your order. 
I saw it ~ guys., so cute!!!  Just between us!!!


  1. Really loving this hop very much thank you, I feel I'm in the beach with Watson, thank you love it .

  2. Love the journal page but the card is too stinkin' cute!

  3. Wow. Journal is gorgeous!! The card is so darn cute!

  4. Wow love all the detail on your journal and the card is so fun.

  5. I really love the layering in the journal page!

  6. Such a pretty journal page--love the colors and details!

  7. I love your journal page! And that poor elephant! the cutest!

  8. Gorgeous journal page and very cute card.

  9. Both the journal page and the card are wonderful I especially love all the details on the journal page. So nice to be hopping with you!

  10. I wish I could do collages. I love the results of yours.

  11. Love, love, love the art journal page and the card is cute too!

  12. Great projects - I especially love all the layers on your journal page!

  13. Love your journal page! Your card is really cute too.

  14. Wow, you put so much interesting detail into each card.

  15. Love both your projects. I struggle with my art journal, so your page is inspiration. And the elephant card is too cute. Great work.

  16. Beautiful page with the flowers, and your elephant card is just adorable! Wonderful projects!

  17. Love how you filled your journal page and offered suggestions, but Watson stole my heart! Well done, my favorite card kn the hop!

  18. Great projects! The card is my favorite. I love the beavh!

  19. That journal is very inviting. So much to see-detail wise. That elephant looks like he's been to the party....

  20. Not sure if my comment went through but I love both your beautiful journal page and all its glorious details. The elephant is so very fun too! Great job.

  21. Hi Connie. I love you created a journal on this Blog Hop. Thank you for the encouragement so if I mess something up, just keep building up to fix it instead of getting frustrated. That helps me greatly. I would like to try that one. Your elephant card is perfect. I love how you mixed stamps and put the ice cream Sunday under his trunk. That great ideas you have shared.

  22. Your cards are really fun. Thanks for the Top Flight Stamps inspiration.

  23. Your journal page is gorgeous! What a neat idea. And elephants are always in style! Thanks for sharing the love!

  24. Cute card and love the colors and layers on your page.

  25. The mixed media journal page is super cool and love the Elephant card and the scene you created.

  26. Lovely projects! I keep meaning to get into creating art pages it looks so fun!

  27. love your projects Connie! Thanks for being one of our Hop designers.=)

  28. Cute card and I especially love your journal page - how pretty!

  29. The art journal page is incredible! I am loving that super chill elephant, though!

  30. WOW! I adore your journal page! AMAZING!

  31. Thanks for sharing these fun projects, that quirky elephant is so cute!

  32. Connie, I'm excited that my name came up as the winner from your blog! Thank you... already got my gift certificate and placed my order! Love your beautiful page and your charming card!


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