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Monday, January 12, 2015

Watercolor Patches for Valentines; Memory Box Blog Blitz, 2015 winter release!

"Mon Coeur, mes pensées 
et ma "plume" sont avec la France!!!!"

MY heart, my thoughts 
and my "pen" are with FRANCE!!!
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Hello DEAR Stamper friends:

Memory Box has launched the NEW winter 2015 release...
and today it is the 1st day of the Blog Blitz...

We, all the DT will be showing you throughout this week the projects that we have created using the gorgeous products for this NEW release...
and Of course there will be prizes all week long....
so visit me at both of the language blogs
French blog; "Un brin de Créativité" and the Spanish one: "A crear se Dijo!" 
and  leave me a comment there for a chance to win a die or a stencil...

For my post today, I decided to make a watercolor background with some spots/splats of water, using the NEW Memory Box "Love Connection" die.
This card can be send as a Valentines one...or to send a warm "Hello" to any friend...

watercolor splats for valentines front card

The collection has a whooping number of
82 NEW Memory Box craft dies
40 NEW "Open Studio" dies (this is a new line, with coordinating shapes and dies, color coded on the packaging) 
5 NEW stencils
70 NEW Poppystamps dies

You can see the entire collection at Memory Box main website

For the background..
On a piece of watercolor paper, I first sponged 3 colors of "Tim Holtz Distress Inks", from light to dark, creating a gradient effect.
I dropped with a round brush some splats of water, let them spread and  let dry...
These inks react to water and this is the end results...

watercolor spots for valentines step 1

I added 2 sets of hearts connected to each other, add a flower on the left bottom corner and the "hello" sentiment on the bottom ...
The wow effect is mainly created by the watercolor patches/splats and the gradient colors ...

watercolor patches detail background

and a last view

watercolor patches card flat view

for a fun extra project...
 I connected (insert one with another NO glue) 
several sets of "Love Connection" hearts
and I got a cute banner 
that I placed on top of the TV that I have at my Craft room...

banner with hearts die from Memory Box

thanks for the  lovely comments and for your visit 
leave me a comment at the language blogs 
for the chance to WIN this NEW "love Connection" die 

I will see you tomorrow with another project featuring the NEW 2015 winter collection of Memory Box Dies

My "Throwback Thursdays" #TBT challenge  
will resume THIS
Thursday Jan. 15th!!!
Start thinking on what "old" project you can feature at your blog,
Join me and win some prizes too, when you participate!



  1. Hi Bibiana,

    Beautiful card, love the background.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. What a gorgeous card!! The background looks amazing!! I love those intertwined hearts!! And the banner is awesome, too!! Fabulous projects!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. superbe carte et merci pour ton petit mot et ton soutien, A+

  4. Love both projects! Great job and fantastic die which I would LOVE to have!

  5. Beautiful! Love the pink background, hugs Carole Z xx

  6. Beautiful card. Love the background and love the new die!

  7. Superbe carte te très jolie bannière, bravo.
    Merci pour ton mot de soutien, vive la liberté d'expression. Bises.

  8. Stunning card Bibiana, love that colour background and gorgeous hearts..
    Hugs Pam

  9. Love the watercolor background and new dies.

  10. If hearts mean LOVE the person receiving this should feel plenty of that Lovely card...........Lis

  11. Love that new die and you have shown it off so beautifully on that background - great colours.

  12. Bibiana this card is awesome, so beautiful!!! I love the background!

  13. waouh!!! cette carte est magnifique la nouvelle collection est très jolie, j'adore ces coeurs!!

  14. What a beauty. I followed your link and indeed they have so many heart dies I fell in love with. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with!

  15. OOOlala, that intertwined heart is really pretty. Loved it on your watercolored card, love the colors you chose, very pretty.

  16. Your background is fabulous! I keep seeing these wonderful distress ink backgrounds and I'm going to try it myself! The new heart dies are lovely!

  17. Tres Belle, mon ami Bibiana! Love the distress ink background.

  18. C'est splendide Bibiana ! Ces cœurs sont très jolis et ta carte est très gaie ! Bises

  19. Absolutely beautiful. Love the colour of the background it's so lush x

  20. Superbe carte pour une superbe occassion, parler d'amour ça fait toujours du bien surtout aujourd'hui ! Bises aux copines françaises!

  21. The card and hearts are adorable! Lissag123@verizon.net

  22. Such an awesome card here Bibiana, and as usual you´ve made it look like a million. Love the background, that really makes you smile for some reaon, it´s sooo happy and sooo beautiful, and hearts always makes you think of love and happiness don´t they? I love this.

  23. j'adoooore !
    moi qui cherchait des nouvelles teintes de Distress en dehors de Picked R. tu viens de m'ouvrir l'horizon et prochainement le porte-monnaie !!!

  24. I love these hearts and your creation! Lovely!~

  25. I can't believe I missed this post, beautiful colorful background to your hearts, that is a cute idea to dress up your tv too :)


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THANKS again, Bibiana