The Character Cafe July BLOG HOP

This is turning into a nice tradition – a blog hop to celebrate the release of new images at The Character Cafe! This is our second blog hop and it starts HERE at The Character Cafe Design Team page, and if you didn’t start there, and if you didn’t come from Elaine’s blog, you might want to start from the beginning. You’ll end up here in a little while!

If you follow this blog hop through, leave a little comment on our blogs and collect the 8 character code (my part of the code will be found at the end of this post!) you can:

1. win a PRIZE (actually there will be TWO!),

2. be eligible to a 30% DISCOUNT,

3. find a FREEBIE!

The hop will continue until Friday 24th, and the discount code will be good until Sunday 26th. There is plenty of time!

I have the most beautiful Sunflower image to showcase today. It has such details and the possibilities with this one is endless. At once I saw it I knew I wanted to use it doing a birthday box, a box containing cards with the birthdays of all my family friends and their addresses to keep in my scrap room. (Click the images to get bigger photos!)

Blog hop 1 I printed three Sunflower images and layered it to get some dimension. The sunflower is colored with copics (except the leaves, they are distress ink – still only have one green copic marker and you need at least two shades!).

Blog hop 2 I made my own cards (two sets - on with each month, one for addresses) printing the sunflower in the lower left corner in a smaller size. Love the resizing possibilities with digi stamps!

Blog hop 3

Project recipe: Box template: PTI, Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey, Stamp: The Character Cafe, Prima, Misc: lace, glass stones, nestabilities, copics, distress ink.

I know I will use this one over and over again! Like on Wednesday when it’s my turn to host Work it Wednesday. Be sure to check in!

Time to continue the hop and give you the essentials:

My part of the code is: 1

And next stop is at Colleen’s blog.

Here is the full blog hop list:

1. Sara
2. Mary
3. Heather
4. Steph
5. Shelley
6. Billie
7. Elaine
8. Tesa – That would be ME. LOL!
9. Colleen
10. The Character Cafe Blog

Thank you so much for visiting and have fun hopping!


Heather said...


This project is stunningly gorgeous!!! I love what you did with that image!!! So super cute and wonderful job on this months Blog Hop project!!!

Love this!!!


Shelley said...

This is a wonderful project Tesa. Your colouring of the image is fantastic and the idea is one I would certainly like to pinch. Happy Blog Hop day. Shelley

Kelly said...

Hi Tesa, WOW!!! Great job, love your project, what a neat idea.
I wish I was as organized as you.
Awesome job on making the sunflower have more dimension and your colouring is amazing!! This sunflower is one of my favs for this month, now that I see it coloured.


Cr8ive ME said...

gorgeous card.


Kendra said...

Uh, what can I say but AWESOME! I love this idea.. definitely need one of these sets in my house. The sunflower image jumped up a few notches on my list of favs too (oh wait, it was already at the top... going to print it up and put it in my bathroom :) Great job!

Sara said...

WOW! What an amazing project! It's gorgeous!!!

lorene said...

Now this one is my fav!!! I love sunflowers anyway. your project is great too!! ya did good! LOL!
thanks for sharing....

Lorene H

Billie said...

CUTE projects! I love them way you used TCC image!!!

Tamara Putvin said...

Tesa, What a wonderful project idea. Yours turned out gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.


Verda said...

Love your project and you did a wonderful job on the coloring and shading of the sunflower.

Rhonda P said...

Wow, love this. I always have trouble with shading and you do it beautifully. I am in awe.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

I love what you did with that image!!! Youve done a wonderful job, great card Hugs Julie x

Lois said...

Tesa, great idea, love your birthday box.

Steph said...

Tesa! it's just beautiful!
what a great birthday box you've made, and your colouring is just gorgeous!

Christine said...

Beautiful sunflower image

Ann said...

Just lovely Tesa - the sunflower is wonderful - what a lovely gift it would make!

Kim said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! Gorgeous work.

Piali said...

Great work!! Love the sunflower image.

Scrap2day said...

Love the sunflower image! Can't wait to see it colored with my copics!
Projects were beautiful!