Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 23 Gray Granite

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 23 Gray Granite

Welcome to week 23 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing a new neutral: Gray Granite.

I must admit, as much as I love crumb cake, gray granite comes a close second. This is a colour that literally goes with everything and it sits somewhere between smoky slate, Sahara sand and crumb cake.

Even though it makes every other colour pop, for my card today I decided to go for a very fresh and clean look, pairing it with just whisper white and champagne foil.

I used a Memories and More whisper white pre-made card as my base, added a layer of champagne foil and then another layer of whisper white embossed with the softly falling textured impression embossing folder.

The beautiful deer are stamped in gray granite onto whisper white using the Dashing Deer stamp set, then cut out with their matching Detailed Deer thinlits.

Don’t you love the pattern on the biggest deer?

The sentiment is from the same Dashing Deer stamp set, stamped in gray granite and the embellishments are die cut out of champagne foil using the detailed deer thinlits. A tiny double bow of linen thread is the final touch.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Michelle Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

Sue Madex

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a new subtle colour: Highland Heather.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 22 Grapefruit Grove

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 22 Grapefruit Grove

Welcome to week 22 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing a 2018-19 In Colour: Grapefruit Grove.

This isn’t a colour I’d used before so I was really stumped when trying to decide what colour combination to use.

Then I realised Grapefruit Grove was a colour featured in one of my favourite Designer Series Paper collections, the Share What You Love DSP. And you really don’t need to do much to this stunning paper.

I simply fussy cut some of the flowers (including the Grapefruit Grove flower) layered them onto the DSP with dimensionals and embellished the flowers. I used the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for two of the flowers and a sparkling Grapefruit Grove tinted faceted button for the other flower.

I also highlighted the black stems of these flowers by adhering strips of black cord to the stems and adding little bows of black bakers twine.

And because I felt there was already enough happening on the front of the card, I stamped the sentiment inside the card instead, using the happy birthday stamp from Best Birds and embellishing with some more fussy cut flowers. The stems I simply drew in with my Basic Black Marker.

This DSP is just so lovely I ended up making a second card, using the reverse side of this pattern I used in my first card.

I’m not sure whether the colour on this side of the DSP is Petal Pink or Grapefruit Grove stamped off, but either way, I think it works really well with my Grapefruit Grove birds sitting on their Basic Black tree branch.

The eyes of the birds are Grapefruit Grove pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and the sentiment, birds and tree branch are all from the Best Birds stamp set and its matching Birds and Bloom thinlits. 

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a new Neutral Colour: Gray Granite.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Blog Hop: Colour Challenge – Pink

Art With Heart Blog Hop: Colour Challenge – Pink

 

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the colour pink. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative with the various shades of pink that Stampin’ Up! offer in our collection of 53 different colours available. 
 
It was hard to decide which pink to use for my projects this week because Stampin’ Up! actually have six different pinks to chose from!
 
Can you guess which pinks I’ve used simply by looking at my projects below?
 
 
I’ll let you in on a little secret…I’ve only used the one pink for my cards: Melon Mambo. The variations in the depth of pink colour you see on my cards are due partly to the watercolour effect of the stamp set I used and partly by simply stamping off once for every second flower. 
 
The beautiful stamp set that delivers this watercolour effect is in the Holiday Catalogue and it’s called First Frost. It comes as a bundle with the matching Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, which I also used for both of my cards. 
 
 
 
Here’s a closer look at my first card, which was inspired by a stunning wreath layout the talented Aussie demonstrator, Louise Sharp, created to showcase the Beautiful Bouquet bundle.
 
I’d already seen a lot of wreaths made with the Beautiful Bouquet bundle, but I’d never seen the linen thread used in this way before. So I altered Louise’s design by using a different stamp set, but CASEing the way she took the linen thread to the top of the card, making the wreath look like it is hanging down.
 
 
In addition to Melon Mambo, the other colours I’ve used on both my cards today are Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz. I really love this colour combination.
 
 
My second card was really a bit of a fluke. I didn’t want to waste the pieces left over from making my first card so I literally threw them all together onto this card in under a minute. And with the addition of a strip of the gorgeous burlap ribbon, a second card was quickly created!
 
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.
           
 
Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Welcome to week 11 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I have a confession to make.

I bought the Farmhouse Christmas bundle simply to get the picket fence, the teeny tiny string of lights and the teeny tiny bow dies. But now that I’ve had a play with this set, I’ve fallen in love with every stamp and die in this bundle. It’s just so cute!

I’ve seen a few Z fold cards made with this set but I haven’t seen any step cards so I decided to make one for my project this week. If you haven’t seen a step card before, here’s a side on view to show you what I’m talking about.

Step cards come in so many different variations (just Google it and you’ll see what I mean) but the type I’ve made with the Farmhouse Christmas bundle is very simple and so easy to make. The measurements for my card are as follows. Begin with a piece of cardstock (I used Gray Granite) measuring 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Score and fold at 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″ and 6 3/8″.

At this point, I need to insert a little disclaimer. I stamped my house and trees using Early Espresso ink and then used my Stampin’ Up! blends to colour them in, but on the tree where I used my colour lifter blender pen it comes up with a purple hue in my photos!

In real life, you don’t even notice this but if this worries you and you don’t want that purple hue on your card don’t use the colour lifter pen when colouring in.

Here’s a photo of the card stretched out so you can see how I’ve laid out the stamps and the dies on my card.

Step cards are really suited to stamp sets that you can use to create a layered scene. And they are wonderful for the recipient because they stand up beautifully by themselves for display purposes.

As you can see in the photo above I’ve made an envelope to match my card, using the envelope punch board and the matching Festive Farmhouse DSP. To keep my envelope closed when posting or gifting the card I use a glue dot underneath the back flap.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

 

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 21 Granny Apple Green

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 21 Granny Apple Green

Welcome to week 21 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Brights: Granny Apple Green.

I really love this vibrant, fresh colour as well as the stamp set I used on my card today: Seasoned With Kindness. Seasoned With Kindness is a hostess stamp, found right at the back of the catalogue. 

The is such a fun set to use because you can colour in the images or use the two-step stamping with the stamps provided like I did on my card, lining images up with my Stamparatus.

Can you guess what colour I used with the Granny Apple Green to stamp the plants? It’s Shaded Spruce…isn’t this a great colour combination? 

The little pots my plants sit in are stamped in Gray Granite and Basic Black Ink onto Gray Granite cardstock, fussy cut with my snips, mounted onto the cardstock with mini dimensionals and then topped with a bow of Linen Thread. How cute is that darling little tag ♥!

I mounted my stamped image onto some Shaded Spruce cardstock and then onto a piece of Granny Smith Green I embossed with the Climbing Vine embossing folder.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Sue Madex

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Product List

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a 2018-19 In Colour: Grapefruit Grove.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 10 Feathers and Frost

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 10 Feathers and Frost

Welcome to week 10 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I made a very simple and rustic card using the Feathers & Frost stamps set, my Stampin’ Up! markers, the Santa Bags from the Holiday Catalogue and some linen thread.

This stamp set is just perfect for colouring in and, as it turns out, for stamping directly onto linen. I used my paper snips to cut one of the Santa Bags in half and then I stamped my stamps directly onto the linen using Crumb Cake ink.

I coloured the little red robin in with my Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Up! markers before I used a needle with a large eye to sew the linen onto the cardstock using some linen thread.

Can you see the frayed edges of the linen? This is super easy to do, but I waited until after I’d coloured my image and sewed the linen to cardstock to fray the edges.

I stamped the inside of the card using a lovely sentiment from the Feathers & Frost stamp set.

I must apologise for the quality of the photos tonight- they were taken just before the blog went live on a dark and rainy night in old Sydney town. I also simply ran out of time re-redo my card…the linen is not sitting as flat as I would like so next time I would adhere it with tear and tape first BEFORE stitching to ensure it sits flat.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 20 Gorgeous Grape

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 20 Gorgeous Grape

Welcome to week 20 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Brights: Gorgeous Grape.

I have to confess that although I think this is a stunning colour I’m actually not very confident using the brights and so I had never used this colour before. Ever!

But I ended up making two cards for my blog this week and if I’d had more time I would’ve made some more as I was just getting warmed up playing with Gorgeous Grape.

The first card I made used the stunning tin tile embossing folder. I rubbed my Gorgeous Grape inkpad inside one side of the embossing folder before carefully inserting a piece of Whisper White card stock and running it through my bigshot. I love the soft antique effect this gives to the card stock.

The embossed paper was mounted onto Gorgeous Grape and then Gray Granite cardstock and then onto a white card base.

I embellished my card with some braided linen trim threaded through galvanised buttons and a flower embellishment I made using the Eastern Beauty stamp set and matching dies. I think the shapes in this stamp set and matching dies really match the tin tile embossing folder.

My second card pairs Gorgeous Grape with Pear Pizzaz and Crumb Cake…I had to reassure Crumb Cake that I haven’t abandoned it for the new kid on the block, Gray Granite.

Do you recognise the stamp set I’ve used in the card below?

It’s an oldie but a goldie and it needed some ink. The Banners For You stamp set is wonderful for sentiments but I also love the little details in the smaller stamps on this set, which I have stamped onto one of the sheets of Wood Textures DSP.

So, which colour combo gets your vote? Does Gorgeous Grape work better with the stunning new Gray Granite in the Morrocan inspired embossed tin tile card…

…or does it work better with the old favourite Crumb Cake in the rustic floral card?

 

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing another new Bright: Granny Apple Green!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 9 Beautiful Baubles

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 9 Beautiful Baubles

Welcome to week 9 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I had a play with the “Beautiful Bauble” stamp set. 

This stamp set is just so easy to stamp, to colour in and even to fussy cut, just like I did for my card today. There are matching dies in this bundle but there isn’t a die for the big bauble I used on my card.

I used one of my favourite colour combinations: Real Red and Pool Party, but you can use any colour combination you want with the bauble stamp because baubles come in so many different colours. I stamped my bauble in black, coloured it in using my Stampin’ Blends and then I fussy cut it out.

This stunning background Designer Series Paper with the teeny tiny stars is from a lovely DSP set in the annual catalogue called Twinkle Twinkle DSP.

Of course, I just had to add a little bling to this card so I used my Stitched Shapes framelits to cut out a circle of gold foil. My new “Take a Pick” tool was super helpful for removing individual sequins from the Gold Mini Sequin Trim and adhering them to my card.

I also used some gold metallic thread to decorate my bauble and the big gold sequin at the top of the bauble is from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 19 Garden Green

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 19 Garden Green

Welcome to week 19 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Regal Colours: Garden Green.

I couldn’t find a Designer Series Paper I wanted to use for my card this week so I began by making my project by making my own.

I used an A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock, the “Rooted in Nature” stamp set and I stamped 4 of the images using Garden Green, Soft Seafoam and Berry Burst.

Doesn’t this colour combination and pattern look so pretty? It was super easy to create and I really just stamped randomly all over the paper.

Once I’d created my sheet of DSP I used some scrap cardstock to stamp out some more images to decorate the top of my card and then I ran them through my Bigshot using the matching Natures Roots Framelits dies. Here they are on top of my finished card.

The “Thinking of You” sentiment is also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I stamped it in black before die cutting it out using one of the Stitched Shapes framelit circle dies.

My homemade DSP was cut to size and mounted onto some GardenGreen cardstock and then I softened the entire card by laying a piece of vellum over the DSP and under the sentiment and die cut pieces.

Creating my own DSP this week has really inspired me to do this more often, trying out different combinations of colours and stamp sets!

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Sue Madex

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the new Brights Colours: Gorgeous Grape!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 18 Fresh Fig

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 18 Fresh Fig

Welcome to week 16 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the 2017-2019 in colours: Fresh Fig.

For my Fresh Fig card, I used some of the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, which is Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other. I love both Very Vanilla and Whisper White with Fresh Fig but I decided to use the Whisper White for my card today.

I used the leaf punch to continue the leaf theme of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and then topped my card off with a little bird die cut from the Birds and Blooms thinlits. My little bird’s eye is a Rich Razzleberry pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Gray Granite is rapidly becoming one of my most used neutral colours, and I’ve used it here along with Basic Black for my punched out leaves. Gray Granite is also is the colour of the braided linen trim, that I’ve used across the front of the card. The name of this ribbon can be a little confusing because the Stampin’ Up! linen thread is closer to Crumb Cake in colour, but this Braided Linen Trim is much closer to Gray Granite.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Regal Colours: Garden Green

We hope you can hop along with us all then!