Friday, February 14, 2014

Sweet Treats Hop ~ Avery Elle & Tombow



Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  We hope you are ready for some great ideas and GREAT prizes this week from Tombow and Avery Elle.   This Sweet Treats Hop is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!!   If you're here from Melissa Cash, then you’re in the right place:)  

Today, the Avery Elle gang is joining the Tombow gang to showcase some Avery Elle/ Tombow combos;)  For my first project, I used the really cool Tombow Dual Brush pens.  These pens can be used in so many ways, but I was intrigued by their ability to color with water.  I was inspired by the Waterlogue app that converts pictures into watercolor.  So much fun!  


I stamped the flowers (from the Thanks a Bunch set) using Orchid and Lemon Grass ink.  Then I took the pens and highlighted parts of the flower and leaves.  To get the watercolor look, I took a small thin brush dipped in water and just went over the marker.  The color immediately softened up and created a beautiful water color look!  


For the blue background, I took an acrylic block (the kind you use for clear stamps) and colored it with a bit of blue and green.  Then I used a brush dipped in water and mixed the two colors.  This created a beautiful sky blue color.  Such a fun look and so easy!

For my second project, I had to do a favor box:)  After all this is the Sweet Treats hop;)  I used my Cameo to cut out a simple 2 piece box.  Then I used my Simply Labels: Hello Friend stamps and die to make a fun topper for my box.  



To put the box together, I used the new Xtreme Adhesive runner.  They are not playing around when they say this stuff holds!  I usually have to put tons of adhesive on my paper boxes (especially since this one holds an entire bag of gummi bears), but I just did one quick swipe on each tab.  


That's it for me today!  Here's the full list of the hoppers because you won't want to miss a stop!

And if you comment on all the Designers’ projects you could win prize you are guaranteed to fall in love with!  One lucky winner will get BOTH a $50 Gift certificate from Avery Elle and $50 worth of Tombow Adhesive!

To be eligible to win, just leave a comment on each of the designer's projects  and don't forget to "Like" the Avery Elle Facebook Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and we will select someone to win a prize just for playing!  Commenting for your chance to win this blog hop prize will end February 16th at Midnight EST!  The winner will be announced on February 17th via our Social Media outlets!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Best of luck with the prize!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

62 comments:

  1. Two beautiful projects.. but I especially love your amazing watercolor card! Many thanks!

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  2. Your card is so soft and pretty! Love the fun masculine box too.

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  3. Lovely card and amazing treat box :) this looks so very cool!!

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  4. Love the sweet treats box! I just got a set of the Avery Elle Ink Pads and am so excited to try the watercolor technique you used!

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  5. Oops! Picked the wrong profile to display and got some weird random number so going to re-comment - Love the sweet treats box! I just got a set of the Avery Elle Ink Pads and am so excited to try the watercolor technique you used!

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  6. Beautiful projects JJ!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  7. I love the color water effect! Very pretty projects

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  8. Gorgeous projects!! Just love the card!!

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  9. wow JJ these are stunning.. always so fabulous my friend..

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  10. The watercolor is lovely and the treat box is really neat too. Thanks for some wonderful ideas.

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  11. Your "watercolor" card is so beautiful!

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  12. I had no idea that Tombow markers were so versatile...your watercolor background and flowers are just beautiful, JJ! I also love how you used your technique with the 'Love' die cut on this card...it's so elegant! Such a great gift box for your man, too...I'll bet he's going to love it!

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  13. Beautiful creations, love the watercolor of the card and the bold red and black for the box.

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  14. Brilliant effect on the card, that die is just perfect with those flowers. And what a darling box.

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  15. Wow your watercolor card with the die is fabulous, so unique, love it. Gorgeous box too!!!

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  16. Non-FBer, here.

    Love your Love Forever watercolor!!! So gorgeous.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  17. Love both of these! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful watercolor technique on the first card! And I LOVE your treat box!!!

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  19. The card is beautiful - soft and pastel. Your attention to detail - making sure the stems went over the words was great. I had to smile when I saw the treat box. thanks for sharing.

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  20. What an adorable card. I just love the water color look and the flower bunch is just so sweet.
    Love you're favor box and the sentiment. Really nice.
    Happy Valentines Day!

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  21. love the watercolor effect on your card.

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  22. Your water color card is so delicately pretty. My first thought when I saw your gummy bear box was Tabasco Hot Sauce as that's what the design and color reminds me of. Great projects!

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  23. Your watercolor card is fantasticn. I love the blue shade you came up with. But now I have a craving for gummy bears...oh my. Cute box.

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  24. Love your card and project JJ! I love water coloring :)

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  25. Super cure artsy card! LOVE LOVE that little box!!
    TFS! Take Care!
    Jennie

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  26. What a soft pretty card and I love the treat box.

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  27. Great projects! Love that soft watercolor effect on the first one and hope there are still some gummy bears left! ;)

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  28. Love your little candy box and that card is just stunning - what a great effect!

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  29. Your watercolor is beautiful. And your candy box is so fun.

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  30. That watercolor effect is so gorgeous. And that box is so cute! TFS!!!

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  31. My favorite is the box what a great idea!! Like some others didn't know the markers were so versatile like the watercolor effect.

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  32. Stunning card!! I love the light, watercolor effect.

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  33. JJ, your watercolor card is just stunning!!!! Love the effect of the markers!!!

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  34. I have this die and I LOVE what you did with it!!! Great card.

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  35. Love how you achieved the watercolor effect! TFS

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  36. Lovely! The little box is super cute.

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  37. Wow JJ...I come to your blog often and just wish I had an ounce of your creative mind. Love your projects!

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  38. Amazing impact form your Love card. Excellent!

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  39. Love how you did the watercolor effect, that box is wonderful too! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Yikes, how soft and romantic - beautiful! (Your sweet box is so cute ):)

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  41. Great projects! I especially like the candy box!

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  42. Yes, adhesive is definitely our friend when it comes to properly adhering things. That watercoloured background and flower bundle are stunning and I love the cute little treat box you put together.

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  43. I love both of these so much! The watercolor card is so soft and pretty. The candy box is so fun and bold!! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  44. love the watercolor look. thanks for the inspiration

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  45. Beautiful card, I love the watercolors! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. I love the watercolor look! I can't believe you can do this with stamps and just a bit of water. I need to get some of these markers :)

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  47. Really creative how you used the markers on the acrylic block to achieve the soft background!

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  48. Wonderful card! I love your watercolor look, it turned out beautifully! And I love how you incorporated the die cut too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  49. I just love the candy box....great! Hoping to win, the hop has been fun with such a nice range of projects - you are all uber-talented!

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  50. I just love your card and box. The watercolor look on the card is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  51. Great watercolour effect! It makes the card seem dreamy :)

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  52. Okay, love your projects...that watercolor card...swoon! Gotta love that fun treatbox too! Hope you're having a GREAT weekend JJ :)

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  53. oh goodness! your love card is simply stunning!

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  54. so pretty - love the watercolor look
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  55. My favourite colour of blue LOL. Also love you treat box.

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  56. Beautiful soft watercolor effects - I like that you painted right over the die - it's so subtle! And the gummies for your handsome? I hope you made more than one!

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  57. What a great prize! Thanks for the giveaway!

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