Sunday, September 28, 2014

Michael Strong 6th Anniversary Blog Hop



Six years ago the Michael Strong Yahoo Group was created by Hetty (who also did the above card) and to celebrate we are doing a blog hop with a stamp available for one lucky person who leaves a comment of one of the blogs plus another stamp for someone in the group that shares what their first Michael Strong stamp was with any card they made with a Michael Strong stamp.

I bought a bunch of his stamps at once to save on shipping so I don't have a true first stamp.  But the big Gecko was one of them and I still love making cards with him today.  Here's my latest card made with Bister.  I embossed the Gecko with Early Espresso, sprinkled some neutral Bister on the card and then sprayed it with water and let dry.  Here's the result:

Stamps:  Michael Strong (Cloisonné Gecko),  Stampin Up! (Weathered)


Hope you like it!

Next on the hop is Hetty's daughter --  Yael - http://yaeloc.blogspot.nl/ -- can't wait to see what she has to show!

If you get lost just go back to Hetty's blog:
http://craftchaos.blogspot.com

17 comments:

  1. I sure like it Heidi, nop daubt about that.
    It is a wonderfull card and I like the colour of bistre you have used.....makes me wanna get that colour toooo ;o)
    Have to wait till Tuesday ;o(

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  2. I love this little guy, pretty card!

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  3. Another wonderful card Heidi. I always admire your compositions. Thanks for being part of our group over these 6 years!

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  4. Yessss.... my favorite as well, the gecko. Great card!
    love,
    Jetty

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  5. Heidi,thank you very much for participating in the blog hop and i should have know you would do a gecko card. You have madesome wonderful cardsover the years with this stamp. Now the bistre is a great addition for coloring and stamping and I love how you use it.

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  6. Love the card! The gecko is a great stamp. Your cards always give me inspiration. I just got my brister yesterday. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  7. I love the Bister background- and the gecko will have to go on my next purchase list! I love your fab projects from last week as well- I will have to get the seahorse too : )

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  8. What a lovely card Heidi, great colours and yet more Bister!

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  9. I love the gecko and especially the cards you make with this stamp!

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  10. Heidi love your card. It turned out great. Great male card. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh what a beautiful card, Heidi! Great colors. Love that bister, too! Can't wait to try it!!! How cool that you bought a bunch of Mike's stamps all at once! Thanks for sharing your artistic ideas with everyone! Hugs, Laura

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  12. Love the Gecko - must try to use my small image more often. Love the Bister effect too. WendyC

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  13. Beautiful card Heidi. I love your colors and use of bister.

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  14. A great combination of techniques and color. I keep bypassing the gecko....now,I really have to get it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Heidi, they the Gecko brings luck... it sure brings beauty! TFS
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

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  16. Good to see the Gecko is out for the party!

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  17. Love the bister look on your card....Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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