Sunday, May 23, 2010

A TSG Birthday Blog Hop - SURPISE!




Don'tcha just love surprises? Well I do, so here I am today with the rest of the There She Goes girls to shout out a big 'ole HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our fearless leader Miss Jessica Knutsen!!! It's Jessica's birthday today, so the the girls all decided to get together to shower both Jessica and yourselves with a blog hop of really fabulous goodies ;)

If you have arrived here from Donna's blog then you are in the right place, if not then please start at the beginning over at Chris's blog ;) We want to be able to send you on a cruise of eye candy before you end the hop to send Jessica some wonderful birthday wishes ;)





This is a little 5x5 journal that I picked up to alter and ended up changing out the O-Wires to match as well. I created the front panel, inner panel and a backing to really personalize it with the Aim for the Clouds set. I cut out all the strips of designer paper and adhered them together to mimic the main image of the rolling hills and skyline because I think that it kind of adds that little sumpin', sumpin' to the whole shebang ;)

The image is water coloured (as always) with my tombow dual brush pens and a water brush and then only the hot air balloon was popped up because I was afraid that too much dimension would get smooshed when using the journal ;)

I hope you enjoyed our little birthday hop and now you can continue on to Mercy's blog to see all the yumminess that she has in store for you :)

Jessica, I hope that you have a fantastic birthday filled with wonderful family, friends, laughter and fond memories to follow :) Happy Birthday Girlie!


Journal Recipe:

Stamps: There She Goes - Aim for the Clouds
Paper: Black, Water Colour, SU DP, My Mind's Eye DP, October Afternoon DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Olive, Mustard, Baja
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Lg Circle Dies, Circle Scissors Plus, Journal, Bind it All, O-Wires, Tombow Markers, Water Brush, Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Sponges

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19 comments:

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, all your projects are so rich in color.

Linda said...

Oh my gosh Kim...that journal cover is stunning....looks absolutely fantastic with the background you've created and the gorgeous coloured image.

True :) said...

What a sweet thing for your team to do!
I LOVE this journal Kim! Your coloring ROCKS as always but the paper mimicking the stamp image is ingenious! It really did add a little sumpin' sumpin'! ;)
Hugs,
True :D

Lisa H. said...

wow! love how this turned out, the black matted layers really make everything pop! love this and Jessica will too!

Kimberly S said...

As amazing as ever with your coloring! What a fabulous project! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I wish it was my birthday Kim! This is OUT of this world PHENOMENAL!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

THAT image is WATERCOLORED?!! :-O You have MAD skills girl! Such a gorgeous creation for Jessiva's birthday!

~Meredith

Julie said...

What a beauty of a card,I so love the colours,just like looking out of a farm window at the ploughed fields,brilliant. xx

Holly aka Toy said...

What a treasure this is!! WOW!! You are da woman!! Thanks so much for helping to make Jessica's day special!! Hugs!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Wow! I love love love the bright colors of this with the dark borders... gorgeous gorgeous journal!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

This journal is gorgeous Kim, the colors are absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the birthday wishes :)

Cassie_lu said...

OMG this is amazing. All of the details really show the love that went into this.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Another gorgeous card Kim! I just love all of the rich colors. One of these days I will have to learn to sew a circle! Any MCC endeavors there? :)

Katie Renz said...

Gorgeous card Kim.

Mercy said...

WOWEE, WOW, WOW kim! this is simply stunning! beautifully done!

paulatracy said...

Kim, WOW is about all I can say because my jaw hit the keyboard and I fear I may have broken it! LOL Man, this is jsy the most gorgeous journal I have ever seen!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, how awesome!!

Chris said...

Stunningly beautiful Kim and your colouring is amazing, I bet Jessica will treasure this forever. Hugs, Chris

Shantaie said...

how many ways can I say stunning! oh my gosh, you rock!!!