Friday 23 July 2010

Viva Blog Hop with Quixotic Paperie and SCACD

Good morning everyone!!! Fun post for you today-fab way to start a Friday! As you probably know there's been a recent new addition to Quixotic Paperie which is the Viva Decor product line. We have all fallen in love, and so, we're having a little blog hop to celebrate!

Joining the Quixotic Paperie Design Team on this hop we have the fantastic
Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Design Team! Susana is a good friend of Elaine's and SCACD has become like an international sister store to Quixotic Paperie! We're collaborating on some crafty adventures, and this is hopefully the first of many!

We hope you will join us on this hop and be inspired in ways to use the Viva Decor product range! You will also have the chance to win some fabulous candy - both Elaine and Susana will be giving away a pack of the most popular Viva Decor Pens (Ice White Pearl Pen, Holographic Glitter Liner and the Clear Gloss Gel Pen).

All you will have to do to win is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person please! Both blog candy draws will close on 31st July 2010.

In the UK/Europe you can find
Viva Decor products at Quixotic Paperie. If you're in the US/Canada then Susana carries the Viva Decor range at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.

Right then lets get going!

You should have hopped over here from
The SCACD Store Blog. If not, you might want to pop over to the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog and start from the beginning!

I decided for my make to have a play with the fab new Kraftin Kimmie stamp Arianna. Isn't she fab! I coloured her in with my copics and then applied the Viva Decor pens on top. I used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Ruby and Glitter Liner in Gold on her hair. I added some Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Silver to her fins and around the Tim Holtz ticket-love these! You can also buy the glitter liners from Susana Custom Art and Card Design here. After I coloured her and added all the glitter I realised I'd kinda coloured her to make her look like Ariel in the Little Mermaid:) The thing I love about these Viva Decor pens is that you can really add dimension with them-every other product I've used always dries flat but this just keeps its shape! Fab! The papers I used are all from the newly released Olivia Paper pad by Basic Grey.

For the layout I used the fab sketch over at Simon Says Stamp. Here's a little close-up:~

You can also find the stamp I used today at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design with all the other yummy Kraftin Kimmie stamps here.

Well that's it from me!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Lori.
Have fun!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you might leave!


  1. Hi Rowena,
    I love the bright colours and layout of this card. The image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured.
    fiona x

  2. What a cute card Rowena. I love that red sparkly hair. Certainly is Ariel.

  3. Very nice card. Good idea to use different colors of glitter pen in the hair to give more volume. I love the glitter on the fin!

  4. Beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Kram - Anki

  5. Absolutely adorable hun! What a gorgeous card!!! Happy Hop!
    Hugs~ Kim

  6. love what you did with her hair

  7. Lovely card, Rowena! Love how you've colored and decorated the mermaid ;) And I love your papers too!
    Hugs, Randi WS

  8. What a sweet how you colored her! TFS

  9. That mermaid's hair is GORGEOUS! I like this card a lot :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  10. Beautiful card, Rowena! I love how you've used glitter in her hair!!!

    Happy Hop Day ♥
    Love and hugs ~

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous, Rowena! Love it!

  12. Love her hair! Great card!

  13. oh so cute!!!

  14. Hey Rowena
    Thanks so much for your contribution to the combo hop :o)
    Hearts and Hugs

  15. Oh so Glamourous!!! Great job!!

  16. your card is amazing huni i love her hair it looks great xx

  17. Gorgeous card and what wonderful work with the image.

  18. What a cutie!!! Warmest wishes, Lesley