Studio Katia | December Release Blog Hop (CLOSED)

Pantone 2018 Ultraviolet with Studio Katia Blooming Bunch. Card by @craftwalks

Hello and welcome to Studio Katia Fall + Winter 2017 Release Blog Hop. You should have arrived from  Erum and Kathy Racoosin is your next stop.  If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia blog.

For my card I used new Blooming Bunch Stamp Set and can you guess what inspired me to create this card? Well, I won’t wait for your answer and tell you right away – new Pantone color of the year 2018 – Ultra Violet.

Pantone 2018 Ultraviolet with Studio Katia Blooming Bunch. Card by @craftwalks

I started off by white embossing the blooming bunch onto a watercolor panel. Next I quickly watercolored it. First I added a basic layer using wet-on-wet technique. Let it dry and added a couple more layers using wen-on-dry technique. Getting more sharp edges this way. And I let each layer dry before adding another one.

Initially I wanted to leave background white, and it was looking ok. But I decided to make it more dramatic and colored the background in white. Glad I did as this way I like it much more.

Pantone 2018 Ultraviolet with Studio Katia Blooming Bunch. Card by @craftwalks

I trimmed the panel so it’s an inch smaller than an A2 card base and foam mounted the panel onto a white card base. To accentuate the card I added white watercolor splatters and several white crystals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock, fussy cut it and foam mounted onto the card.


I’m giving away $20 CAD gift certificate to Studio Katia store. I will randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment on this post by on Friday, December 22 for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Saturday, September 24.


The winner of $20 CAD gift certificate to Studio Katia store is Peggy Pride.


I will be e-mailing you instructions of how to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!


The next stop in the blog hop will be amazingly talented Kathy Racoosin. If you got lost, please go back to Studio Katia blog.


Studio Katia
Erum Tasneem
Svitlana Shayevich
Kathy Racoosin
Olga Moss
Kristina P
Svetlana P
Amy R
Laurie C



  1. Reply

    Becca Yahrling

    December 15, 2017

    Stunning!! I love the purple and black together; gorgeous
    color combo.

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    Tracey Magner

    December 15, 2017

    This is just STUNNING, what a beauty. That violet against your background is such a WOW I see why it is color of the new year. Thanks.

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    Erica A-B

    December 15, 2017

    This is so stuvning and bold, I love it!!

  4. Reply

    renee milner

    December 15, 2017

    Such a pretty stamp and lovely card! That purple color is perfect to use on it.

  5. Reply

    Tara Prince

    December 15, 2017

    Gorgeous!! I love the colors!!

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    December 15, 2017

    Beautiful love the color

  7. Reply


    December 15, 2017

    Dramatic !! Yes that’s the perfect word for your card !

  8. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    December 15, 2017

    Wow!! Stunning card!!! Love the striking color against the dark background!

  9. Reply


    December 15, 2017

    The purple on the dark background just pops. Beautiful card.

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    Andrea Hastilow

    December 15, 2017

    Wow, so dramatic, love that purple, so vibrant, the details on the flower are amazing x

  11. Reply

    Jackie Parkins

    December 15, 2017

    Wow! That background really makes those pretty purple flowers pop, it’s beautiful.

  12. Reply


    December 15, 2017

    What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mary-Anne V

    December 15, 2017

    By changing your background from white to black really made these blooms pop! What a gorgeous violet color.

  14. Reply

    Trina P.

    December 15, 2017

    Gorgeous card! Love the dark background… so striking!

  15. Reply


    December 15, 2017

    So pretty!

  16. Reply

    Mary Holshouser

    December 15, 2017

    Love the purple against the black.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Reply


    December 15, 2017

    The purples really pop. I never would have thought to do a black background – but its gorgeous!

  18. Reply


    December 15, 2017

    Gorgeous card. The purples really pop,

  19. Reply

    Carla Hundley

    December 15, 2017

    I love purple and
    this new color
    and your card
    is gorgeous!
    Carla from Utah

  20. Reply

    Lynda Finn

    December 15, 2017

    I purchased this stamp when I saw what you created. This is stunning, the purple really pops with the black background. Love it!

  21. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    December 15, 2017

    Wow… gorgeous card! Love the coloring of the beautiful flowers, and against the dark background makes them stand out so well!

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    Darlene Fellows

    December 16, 2017

    The white embossing and that gorgeous new purple against the black is an incredible combination. It looks amazing! 🙂

  23. Reply


    December 16, 2017

    Stunning! Love the blackish background pops the beautiful flowers

  24. Reply

    Betty J

    December 16, 2017

    Svitlana what a beautiful card. You always do such beautiful work! I love this image that you used. Striking!

  25. Reply

    Arianna Barbara

    December 16, 2017

    Oh my!!! This card is absolutely stunning!!! Great technique!!! Your colouring is breathless!!!

  26. Reply

    Maryam crafter

    December 16, 2017

    The colours is popping over the black I know I should use these colour combination this card so much with great background

  27. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    December 16, 2017

    Wow Svitlana,what gorgeous colours!!! Amazing work.

  28. Reply

    Janet Zeppa

    December 16, 2017

    Awesome water colouring! That image is a keeper!!

  29. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    December 16, 2017

    What a beautiful and striking card! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Reply


    December 16, 2017

    Absolutely gorgeous — so striking!

  31. Reply


    December 16, 2017

    This is GORGEOUS! I love the contrast with the black background!

  32. Reply


    December 16, 2017

    Beautiful card and colours. Well done!

  33. Reply

    Peggy Pride

    December 16, 2017

    Stunning card, with beautiful contrasts with the flowers and the background. Thanks!

  34. Reply

    Jeanne Beam

    December 16, 2017

    Such a beautiful card. I love the background color. Thanks for sharing….

  35. Reply


    December 16, 2017

    Would never have thought to use black!

  36. Reply

    Dee Earnshaw

    December 16, 2017

    wow the flower on the black background really POPS – thanks for sharing 🙂

  37. Reply

    Stacey Kowbel

    December 16, 2017

    Really pretty card! I love the colour combination, the purple and black are gorgeous together.

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    December 16, 2017

    Svitlana, your card is bold, dramatic, vibrant and all-around gorgeous! Masterpiece showcase; the only thing to add is a frame! Once again, in awe of your artistry!

  39. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    December 16, 2017

    I LOOOOOOVE your gorgeous project!

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    Cynthia Cole

    December 16, 2017

    Love all the purple!

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    Tracy A

    December 17, 2017

    Beautiful ultra violet flowers. Black is the perfect background for it.

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    December 17, 2017

    The card is a stunner! The colors are absolutely daring.

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    December 17, 2017

    The black background is very dramatic and your flowers are gorgeous!

  44. Reply


    December 17, 2017

    This is going to be a happy year for me with this amazing color! Love what you did with it. Looks so great on black! Thanks

  45. Reply

    Melanie Ann MacKenzie

    December 18, 2017

    Stunning! The colours are so vibrant. Love it. Cheers.

  46. Reply

    F. Andre

    December 18, 2017

    Love the beautiful colours on your card. The purple and black are great together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Marjorie Dumontier

    December 19, 2017

    Wow !! That’s an amazing card ! I think you definitely did the right thing with the black background, it really makes these gorgeous flowers pop even more. (

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    December 19, 2017

    Love the pop of purple on the black!

  49. Reply

    Amy C.

    December 19, 2017

    Gorgeous! I love how the black background really makes these flowers pop.

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    December 19, 2017

    Gorgeous coloring! The black background sets off your floral image so well. tfs

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    December 20, 2017

    I love the contrast between this card and the last one on the hop; it just shows the versatility of stamps like these. The previous card was more traditional watercolor, and yours is a vibrant hit of color, and they both work so well! I love the boldness of your painting on this, and you managed to pick the absolutely perfect ink to stamp your sentiment in. Thank you so much for sharing your personal style and creativity with us!

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    Beverly Sizemore

    December 20, 2017

    Stunning in purple! I am loving this new stamp set! Happy holidays!

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    December 21, 2017

    gorgeous color and bg for this flower!

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    Sue LD

    December 21, 2017

    Gorgeous with the dark background.

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    Maria Patrick

    December 24, 2017

    Gorgeous card with the lovely purple flowers!!!