Friday, August 10, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop - Studio Calico


Welcome to the August Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Joan's blog you are on the right track. If not, head back to the Scrapbook Steals Blog and start from there. Don't forget to visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment. Scrapbook Steals will draw a name from all the comments to win a $20 Scrapbook Steals gift certificate! Every comment is a chance to win! Comments for the hop close on Sunday, August 12th at 11:59 PM MST.

Orange is my absolute favorite color of mist to use on my projects, so I was thrilled to open my box from Scrapbook Steals and find a bottle of Studio Calico Mister Huey's Color Mist in Sunset! This orange really packs a punch and I had a blast creating my projects. I have a trio of artist trading cards to share today.


To create the background for this ATC, I spritzed the mist onto a craft mat and gently pressed a piece of sticky-back canvas onto the mist.  Some areas of mist were heavier than others and I was able to create a cool two-toned colored background using just one color of mist. Also, because the mist was sprayed onto my mat, I had more control over where the color was added on my project.


I had a lot of fun tie-dying a piece of muslin for the background of this ATC.  I poured some of the mist from the bottle (gasp!) into a small tray and dipped my bundled fabric into it.  I'm thrilled with the results.


I used the mist in two different ways for this ATC.  I saturated a piece of muslin with the mist for the base of the background.  I love the deep orange color!  Once that was dry, I mixed a couple drops of mist into some modeling paste and pressed that through a stencil.


I learned these techniques and many more from the class Mists: Not Just Point & Shoot by Heidi Myers available now as a self-paced course from The Art Studio @ Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

As a way of saying thanks for stopping by today, I'm offering the chance to win a 4x6" Huey's Mask and a set of Heyday Mistable Thickers to anyone who comments on this post.  For those of you who enjoy my work and choose to become a follower of my blog, I'll put your name in a draw to win a seat in Heidi's class! Stop by again on Monday to see if you're a lucky winner. =)

The next stop on the hop is Laurel.  Happy hopping!

115 comments:

  1. Hi Dana, love the orange too and the items you paired with it are just amazing!!

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  2. Love your projects! Thanks! (I'm a new follower too!)

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  3. I love the ATC's. Misting scares me but starting with ATCs might just be the way to go.

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  4. I love orange too and "stole" Sunset as well...love your projects!

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  5. Wow Dana! I love how rich and saturated your projects came out! Beautiful! Please don't enter me in your giveaway - I just wanted to thank you for participating in the blog hop! :)

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  6. Thanks for being a part of the hop.

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  7. Your ATC's are absolutely stunning!

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  8. Just gorgeous. I always struggle with ATCs, but you did a superb job. Beautiful!

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  9. Squeeeaaaalllll!!!!!! LOVE what you did with the mists!!! I love orange, too so these were all just a feast for my eyes. The tie-dye came out so cool!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed my class!!! I really loved putting it together! It's self-paced now so anyone can join in on the fun at any time!!! Thanks for the support!!!

    ♥Heidi
    http://notbusyenuf.blogspot.com/

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  10. Amazing use of color! Ok, im convinced on the sunset now!

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  11. These ATCs are stunning! I love the dimension and color you've added. Sunset is at the top of my wishlist but I am trying to be good and not spend. You may have just pushed me over the edge......

    New follower!

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  12. oh BTW: LOVE that you set aside you're career as a biochemist to be a mom! Mega jealous! I was a hazardous waste/food chemist (whichever pays the bills, right?!) Unfortunately due to a car accident im in the time out corner but that just gives me more time to view all the blog hop posts!

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  13. These are great! Love all the techniques you show! I love these hops because I always find someone new. Love your work and I'm following now :)

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  14. Dana, love all of your ATC's!!
    Love the Muslim something I haven't used in awhile so you have inspired me to get mine out and start using it again!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. Love the ATC's! The top one is my favorite!

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  16. Love what you've done! I would also LOVE to win your awesome give-aways :)

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  17. Dana! Such amazing work! I love the bright orange, it's gorgeous!

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  18. Wow, gorgeous work!! I am a new follower!

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  19. Wow! I love that you used nontraditional mediums for the mist. The title of the class makes me laugh b/c I am totally a point and shoot mister. Learning new techniques would be awesome.

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  20. Amazing projects, Dana! I love all of your work!

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  21. so glad to see someone else who totally gets into the ATC movement!!!

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  22. Really pretty ATC cards. Loved how you worked with muslin.

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  23. Lovely ATCs. The Southern Belle is my favorite!!

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  24. Ohhh love this Sunset mist too!! Consider me a new follower!!!

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  25. The tie die is so cute and I am in love with orange like you!

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  26. Love the tie dye idea! Beautiful!

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  27. Definitely thinking outside the bottle! I love the results! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  28. When one thinks of tye dye usually you picture a big pot of die. How smart to use this for it in a small scale. Thanks!

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  29. The tie die is so cute and I am in love with orange like you!

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  30. What great projects - I love the use of mist on canvas. (I'm a new follower!)

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  31. Absolutely STUNNING ATCs! I also love orange :)
    Now following you.

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  32. Oh my gosh your ATC's are beyond stunning. That orange is so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower of your blog!!!!

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  33. You're a biochemist and you love orange -- you're my long, lost twin sister ;-) Seriously, how cool are those projects! And thanks for the tip about the self-paced misting class: sounds like some good, messy fun to me.

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  34. Dipping and dyeing with the inks is much more my cup of tea - I always end up with crazy uncontrolled "misting." Can't wait to try this!

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  35. Love your ideas; canvas, dipping and tie dyeing. I am ready to experiment!!! Thanks

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  36. Just got some sticky back canvas so your project really inspired me. Can't wait to get the mists and use your work as inspiration. Love it!

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  37. Have to make an additional comment after subscribing to and looking at your blog. Love, love, love your mini books!

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  38. Gorgeous ATCs!! Excited to try new ideas with my mists! Thank you! Also - I'm a new follower.

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  39. I love all the bright colors! beautiful.

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  40. Okay so I may or may not have squealed a little when I saw your name on the blog hop list. I remember drooling all over your work at SaS and here I am drooling over it again! So happy you are on the blog hop and I can now follow you and keep up with your amazing work. Love what you have done with the mists!

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  41. Such clever techniques. I am your newest follower!

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  42. Your ATC's are beautiful, love the different ways you used the mists.

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  43. So clever, I need all the inspiration I can get. Can't wait to follow you!

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  44. Hi Dana! I'm a fellow hopper with you this weekend and just wanted to say that I love how our projects turned out! Such great ideas you showed! Thanks for sharing them!

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  45. I love what you have done with the mists. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I will be following your blog.

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  46. OMGosh! That orange is awesome! Love your projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. LOVE your projects... absolutely beautiful!!! I too, am an orange fan and a new fan/follower of your blog!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  48. Gorgeous AtCs. I'd trade with you anytime.

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  49. I love what you've done with the mist, these are some techniques I've never even heard of!!! And of course I'm a follower from way back when, so thanks for the chance to win big! Hugs, Roxy.

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  50. These ATCs are fantastic! I learned some new things today- thanks! And I love your work and decided to become a follower!

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  51. Awesome projects!!!! Already a follower!!!

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  52. That orange is such a fabulous color, I love how you showcased it on your beautiful projects!!

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  53. Fist love the project idea, very nice. AND I love Ron White, huge fan so I love the name of your site!!

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  54. Dana. Most amazing as always. I love to see your designs. Beautiful!

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  55. Beautiful work! thanks for sharing!

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  56. I was stopping by because you left a comment on my latest blog post! :) YAY! So THIS was the page I wanted to leave a comment on and no it isn't lace it's pressing fabric onto a craft mat with mist on it- FASCINATING! Thank you for the huge jolt of inspiration today! I'm going to go try this- I pinned the first ATC onto my cards board- it's amazing how you turned a few floral details into a mini garden! I LOVE Scrapbook Steals! I look forward to their emails at midnight and didn't jump at the Mister Huey package because I had so many already (kicking myself for that!) but I frequently buy their other offers. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  57. Fantastic! Awesome ideas here, thanks for sharing!!

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  58. I'm loving that orange on your creations :)

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  59. Love your projects . . . especially love the butterfly!

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  60. Wow love the ATC cards. May have to scrap lift these! TFS!

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  61. Beautiful ATC's, and so sweet of you to do a giveaway that is Mist-related!

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  62. Amazing projects!!! Love that chance to have a go at the giveaways!!! Butterfly is lovely.

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  63. Great ideas that are definitely outside the bottle!

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  64. Love the ATC. Are you part of an ATC trading group also that you can recommend? I read about these but didn't know where to start. I just kept the idea in the back of my head for teaching one day.

    Loriann
    www.funtimescrapping.com

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  65. Lovely work on these ATC's! The oranges really standout. Happy for you that you or I work with your favorite color for the hop. :)

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  66. Thank you for sharing all of your amazing ideas. I love love love your dip/tie dye orange muslin creation!

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  67. Thanks for showing more uses for Mr. Huey.

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  68. Never knew there were so many ways to use Mr Huey

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  69. Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Beautiful work! I love all the orange and red combos!!

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  71. Your ATC's are beautiful. Love that orange mist, the color is so vibrant. Thanks for sharing the different techniques for coloring fabric with mists. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  72. Love these ATCs so much! I'm a follower of your blog!

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  73. Wow! Stunning ATCs! Beautifully layered and so detailed! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  74. Your projects are so eye catching! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Your projects are so eye catching! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. What pretty projects. I love how brilliant that hue is!

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  77. I just became a follower of your blog. Your ATC's are beautiful. Love the color orange and how they came out. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. I love that the vibrant color, even when lighter. Thank you for the work and ideas.

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  79. Love the variety of ideas! And the orange just pops!

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  80. Gorgeous ATCs! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. I am a follower now - so glad they did this blof hop - have some some GREAT ideas :)

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  82. wow! so talented; love the ATCs and saturating the fabric? inspired - I'm gonna do me some tie dying with my mists! I love the orange!!!

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  83. Wonderful projects. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Love your blog. I am new to scrapping and will defiantly be following your blog. Thanks!

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  85. Love your ideas using the mist ... always so helpful for those of us still cautious in our creative journey1 Thanks so much!

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  86. OMGosh
    ! I just love all these examples - you certainly did think outside the bottle! I never know what to do with mists - so thank you so much for the inspiration :-) Just became a new follower - will definitely be coming to you for inspiration!

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  87. Mists are so fun - great blog thanks.

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  88. I'm following you now! What gorgeous projects. I must buy that sunset orange!

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    1. Thank you for the chance to win extra goodies!

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  90. fun blog hop!!:)
    gina w.
    dragonfly_4_me@yahoo.com

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  91. I NEVER thought of using the mist with the modeling clay!

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  92. Love the idea of using with modeling clay

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  93. gorgeous ATCs, thanks for sharing!

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  94. Love the elegant flowery ATC's. Just stunning and although I am not a fan of orange I love how you used the colour.

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  95. I absolutely love the orange!

    And I love your giveaway. Super cool!

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  96. I love all the ways you used the mist in non-traditional ways! BEAUTIFUL!

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