Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday Montage Blog Hop

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  We are nine SU! Demonstrators who love to share what we create.  We hop every other week so don't forget to be back in two weeks.
For this hop I decided to share with you all an awesome experience I had at the Las Vegas Onstage.  It was a privilege and honor to present at Onstage and to work with Brandi Barnard.  I shared the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and the Lakeside Framelits.  What a BLAST!  What a memory to treasure.
Showcasing the simplicity and power of the background image was my focus for my first card.  With the simple technique of stamping off and one image I made a sky, a horizon line, water, shoreline, and sand.  This was the first card I made when I received the stamp set and it was at that moment that realize the power in the wavy line background image.  It's a MAGIC stamp.

Quick tip for this card:  Slice the bottom of the sun and glue it to the horizon line to give the illusion of the sun setting.
For my second card I used the wavy line background image to create a sailboat reflection.  I inked up the background stamp with Soft Sky and inked the sailboat stamp with Island Indigo, then kissed the boat image to the background stamp.  Huff, stamp on Shimmer White, and watercolor with an Aquapainter.  I used new In Colors for the boats; Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick. 
My third card gives you a sneak peek at three new colors; Petal Pink in the birds, Soft Sea Foam, and Granny Apple Green.  The card base is Powder Pink which pairs beautifully with the Petal Pink.
My focus for my third card was to share the tips are properly aligning the wavy line piece in the Lakeside Framelits Set.  Take a look at the picture below and you will notice that three sides are straight and share while the fourth edge, which I like to consider the top, has a curve.  That curve is the exact shape of the bottom/last wavy cut.  Knowing that detail will make it so you can align and space the framelit to perfectly cut the image again if you want.
My fourth sample features the wavy line background image used as both a stamp and a paintbrush.  I shared how to create customized woodgrain paper using a painting/swiping/streaking technique on Glossy White Cardstock.  There are three layers of ink; Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso.  With each layer of ink you get lighter handed with the application.
Look who else was at the Las Vegas Onstage.  Fellow Monday Montage Hoppers Wend Wiexler and Breelin Renwick.  We had a sweet few minutes to say hello and catch up with one another.
Thanks for hopping by and checking out my Lilypad Lake Las Vegas presentation samples.  Your next stop is with the super sweet Julie Warnick.  Hop on over and give her some love.

Monday Montage Hoppers


  1. Liz you did an amazing job! You gave lots of information and tips. Great cards and ideas. I bought the set because of your inspiration.

  2. Love all these cards! I wish I could have seen you present!

  3. I love your cards and all the tips in this post.

    I think that bird is a heron. I see them by the river here in the Atlanta suburbs.

  4. Thanks for sharing your thought with us. Working from home is just the best way for me.