Sunday, 20 March 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our special guest Allison Okamitsu




Time for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. I always look forward to these and it becomes even more exciting when we have a special guest joining us. This time we have the amazing Allison Okamitsu playing along with us. If you haven't seen her work yet, take a long look at her blog. There sure is some wonderful projects there to get your crafting juices flowing.

This month we are all excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Allison. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.
 
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Rosalie Desmond or may have come from the person previous to me.  Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.


This was a tough choice, so many lovely projects to choose from Allison is one talented lady. For some reason one card in particular stood out for me, so I thought I would give it a go.





As it goes with crafting sometimes nothing seemed to work. I loved the look of Allison's card and I so wanted mine to look just as stunning. Well my first problem was I do not own filter paper and I wanted, no needed that look. So I tried to create a similar look by scrunching up vellum.






Well it kind of worked, it did give me texture and Allison's card had lots of different textures so it was definitely in the same spirit.






To be honest with you this card just didn't turn out the way I pictured it in my head. I decided that I would still share it with you today, as everyone has different tastes and it may please someone. But I did decide to give it another go and see what else I could come up with.





For this card I used whisper white card stock, scrunched it up and then sponged some blushing bride to highlight the lines I had created in the card. The next layer I distressed and then sponged the edges with blushing bride as well.




Which card do you like the best?



Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the other amazing projects in this hop,





38 comments:

  1. oh WOW! Rosalie, they are lovely!

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  2. I am pretty sure I read on Facebook that you had lost your crafting mojo.... I am pretty sure you found it!! These are great Rose! Love the idea of scrunching the vellum.

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    1. Yes, it was totally gone. I had a little turn around thanks to some support from some lovely friends and the Crazy Crafters. Not sure if you have scrunched vellum before Kylie, but you need to be careful or it will crack.

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  3. WOW really love your techniques, super cool cards I nearly chose the same one to case - its a great CASE!

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    1. Thank you Carolina. There are so many wonderful projects on Allison's blog to choose from.

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  4. You have your mojo back that is for sure, great cards Rose!

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  5. You made some very courageous choices and it's paid off! My hat is off to you!

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    1. Thanks Steph. Need to try something out of the box sometimes. Found another use for vellum.

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  6. i love both of those cards Rose! Great job.

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  7. These are both unique and beautiful Rose! I especially love the pink heart card - so very pretty! xoxo

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    1. The pink one is my favourite as well Gail.

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  8. These cards look great Rose....

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  9. I love them Rose. See you didn't lose your mojo :)

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    1. Thank you for your support Angela, my sounding board.

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  10. Great job Rose! You have CASED both cards well and added your own personal style - love the textures. :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Juan.

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  11. I really think both the cards are beautiful & you've shown such creativity changing things up! But I'm a big pink fan & a big hearts fan haha so the second one is my fave! Xx

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  12. I love the different textures on this card.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I love textures but often forget to use them when I am creating.

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  13. Great cards Rose-this looks like a tricky technique and you've pulled it off!

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    1. Pretty easy, just time consuming and distressing is messy.

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  14. So pretty Rose! Love the pink one especially!

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    1. Thanks Nanette, it's my favourite too.

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  15. Great cards! I think I like the heart one..... But I just really like that heart stamp! Lol

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    1. I've barely inked it up. I will definitely have to change that.

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  16. Just love your techniques Rosalie. Well Done. Angexx

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    1. Thank you Ange. Scrunching up card stock is such a strange feeling.

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  17. The effect is wonderful, Rosalie! Great card and wonderful color choices.

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  18. Both cards are lovely but I really like the heart one. The technique looks so soft and sweet with your color choice and changing the sentiment it could be used for numerous occasions. I'm inspired!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog Carole and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I prefer the heart one as well, the first one just didn't feel right. The idea worked much better in my head, but you never know until you give it a go.

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  19. Hello Rosalie! What a great idea to try the vellum and cardstock instead of filter paper! Both cards are lovely!
    xo Allison

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    1. Thank you for the comment and for joining us on the hop. Love your work.

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