Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 8 Cajun Craze

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 8 Cajun Craze

Welcome to week 8 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the regals family: Cajun Craze.

I need to share a little secret with you…Cajun Craze is a colour I had never used before today, and it was a colour I really struggled to embrace. But the process of making my project for this week not only made me enjoy this colour and see its possibilities…it also made me use some products I’d had for quite a while but had been too scared to use!

That’s right, I had been too scared to use embossing paste but let me tell you it is SOOOOOO much fun to play with, super easy to use and to colour (even without re-inkers) … check out the dimension on my Cajun Craze brick wall below!

I think nature is such a wonderful source of inspiration and as soon as I realised Cajun Craze was the colour of terracotta and house bricks the design of this card fell into place.

I was wondering how to tint the embossing paste without a re-inker but it is actually so easy to do by using an ink pad and a silicon sheet. You simply open the inkpad and tap some ink onto the silicon sheet, add some embossing paste and mix it all together with a palette knife.

My little terracotta pot is stamped using the Crafting Forever stamp set and then fussy cut and attached to the brick wall with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I wrapped linen thread around the pot, used a glue dot to hold the knot in place and tied a double bow. The old olive leaves are stamped with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and then punched out with the leaf punch, and the little flowers and skinny leaves are the gorgeous Tropical Elements embellishments, also attached with glue dots.

Here’s a close up of these gorgeous little embellishments!

The final touch is the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set…this is my favourite Happy Birthday stamp and I’ve lost track of the number of times I have used it!

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

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Palmieri

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Leanne Mitchell

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.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the new 2018-2020 In Colours: Call Me Clover. We hope you can hop along with us all then!

 

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 7 Blushing Bride

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 7 Blushing Bride

Welcome to week 7 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the subtles family: Blushing Bride.

Originally I had decided to make a card inspired by the stunning colour combination in the Tropical Escapade Designer Series Paper – Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce – but when I sat down the make this card last weekend, inspiration ended up coming from a far more personal place.

On Sunday morning at 6.30am, a group of us gathered at Freshwater Beach to remember my friend Justine, who was shot dead one year ago by a police officer in the United States. It’s had to believe it’s a year since we last gathered together on this beach in total shock and disbelief, throwing pink flowers into the ocean…and even harder to believe we still don’t understand why she was killed.

This year we once again celebrated Justine’s beautiful, caring and kind nature with pink flowers (her favourite colour), but this time we laid the flowers around a heart made of candles.

Have you ever seen such a beautiful heart?

When I came home to make my card for this week I was so inspired by that heart of pink flowers, which is why I decided to make my card using the stunning Petal Promenade DSP.

I began by layering a piece of the DSP onto a whisper white card and then I laid a piece of vellum over the DSP to allow the elements on the top of the card to stand out against (rather than compete with) such a strong background visual. I love the way vellum softens the DSP but still allows it to shine.

Did you notice that stunning rose on the front of my card? It’s from the “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit, which is incredibly appropriate for this card because Justine really was one of the kindest people you’d ever meet.

In addition to the rose from the “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit, this card uses a lot of my favourite Stampin’ Up! things, including burlap ribbon, linen thread, and that darling little “for you” tag from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and its matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies.

I die cut the other elements on the front of this card with the Petals and More Thinlits and the Tropical Thinlits. I’m really loving this colour combination of Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow!

To complete the inside of this card I decided to add a stamped and punched out Happy Birthday and some more Petals and More Thinlits in Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

The “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit also comes with the most beautiful envelopes lined with Blushing Bride DSP…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these envelopes! I specifically made my card to fit in this gorgeous envelope.

The recipient of this card will be another incredibly kind person…my Aunty Rob, who has just turned 82.

Aunty Rob’s late husband, my Uncle Bob, was an amazing gardener who grew the most beautiful roses in their garden, so I’m hoping the roses on this card will bring back fond memories for Aunty Rob when I catch up with her for a belated birthday lunch this week.

Aunty Rob, Uncle Bob and Justine…these beautiful pink roses remind me of just how lucky I’ve been to have such kind and generous people in my life. 

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

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the regals family: Cajun Craze.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact any of the ladies in the AWH blog or click on the product links below.

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 1 Balmy Blue

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 1 Balmy Blue

Welcome to week 1 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Because we have 52 stunning Stampin’ Up! colours (not including Whisper White) and 52 weeks of the year, it really made sense to decide to do a weekly blog hop to showcase each and every one of these beautiful colours. 

Stampin’ Up! have had a colour refresh this year, introducing 10 new core colours, 6 returning favourites, and 5 new in colours. Here’s the entire list of Stampin’ Up! colours for 2018-2019.

Working through the colours in alphabetical order, we begin our blog hop this week with a brand new colour: Balmy Blue. Balmy Blue is part of the subtles colour family and a great replacement for the now retired Marina Mist. 

To showcase this colour I’ve paired it with a classic and elegant colour combination of neutrals: Night of Navy and Whisper White, with just a touch of Old Olive for the leaves in the bouquet. Something old and something new… Night of Navy and Balmy Blue.

This card uses one of my all-time favourite stamp sets, Beautiful Bouquet, with the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies.

That little gift tag is just the sweetest…can you see it peeping out from behind the Night of Navy bakers twine?

I’m hopeless at remembering to stamp the inside of my cards so I’ve set myself a personal challenge with this blog, to stamp the inside of every card!

I’m really looking forward to using Balmy Blue with lots of different colour combinations and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have come up with today. Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.

  1. Rachel Palmeri 
  2. Ros Davidson 
  3. Sharon Davern
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Rachel Woollard
  7. Catherine Proctor (you are here)

Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our very first weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing an old favourite, and one of the most versatile neutrals: Basic Gray. We hope you can hop along with us all then!

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact any of the ladies in the AWH blog or click on the product links below.

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.

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