Hey friends! Happy Monday! Let’s kick off the week with something fun. As you know, it’s LEAP DAY – that bonus day we get every 4 years. So let’s celebrate with some bonus deals, steals and a great giveaway… sound good?
What’s a Blog Leap? Okay, it’s just like a Blog Hop. But being Leap Day – same thing, right? Just bounce around each blog for a chance to win something, and to get some inspiration along the way.
One of the ways I’d like to inspire you today is to show you a really easy watercolor card. I cannot paint to save my life… it’s true. Really! But messy watercolors? I can handle that. So today I’m using some of the awesome Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks (that you can find at Blitsy!) to fake my way through watercoloring.
To make a card of your own, just use a waterproof ink to stamp your pattern onto a card – in my case, a floral design.
Then, apply Distress Inks in that shades you love most to an acrylic stamp block (this is Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry). Dip a small paintbrush in water, and blend and pick up the ink off the block with as much or as little water as you like to vary the intensity. Use the ink to paint your card. It’s that easy! You may think I’m going for faux-messy here, but I’m not even kidding, I CANNOT paint. This is really my actual skill level… messy! But if I can do it, YOU can do it, too!
Blog Leap Details
There are 8 Blogs participating. Just make sure to visit each one, and enter for a chance to win $100 to spend at Blitsy! Each Blog will have a secret word, which is your entry for the prize. The secret word here at Happy Hour Projects is… ROLLERCOASTER. Just type that into the Rafflecopter below, and head over to the next blog for another entry. You have until 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, March 3rd to enter. The winner will be posted here as well as announced on Live with Blitsy on Thursday at 10am CST.
Blog 1: Blitsy
Blog 2: Pinkcloud Scrappers (Lori Williams)
Blog 3: Harvest Moon Papiere (Chrissie Tobas)
Blog 4: Kim Dellow
Blog 5: Easy Peasy and Fun (Andreja VuÄajnk)
Blog 6: Inky Fairy Designs (Carisa Zglobicki)
Blog 7: My Purpley Life (Jennifer Reyes)
Blog 8: Happy Hour Projects – you are here! If you haven’t claimed all 8 of your entries yet, head on back to Blitsy to finish the loop. What’s also awesome is that there are 29 cent items hidden ALL over the Blitsy site! Find them for yourself to score some amazing deals.
Thanks for joining in the fun today, and GOOD LUCK!