Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 44 Sahara Sand

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 44 Sahara Sand

Welcome to week 44 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of the lightest neutral colours: Sahara Sand.

There’s a new technique around called the floating frame technique and I decided to try it out for my project this week, using the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the matching Nature’s Root Framelits.

The technique is quite similar to making your own DSP. I began by stamping the leaves and trees and die cutting them out before I arranged them onto a rectangle. Once I was happy with my layout I laid a sheet of Glad Press and Seal over the top of my die cut pieces, turned everything upside down and trimmed off the overlap.

My colour combination is Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake.

Once I’d trimmed off the excess, I die cut a rectangle out of the middle before removing the Whisper White cardstock from behind the die cuts. The Glad Press and Seal keeps your die cut pieces in place while you do this.

The final step is to use a lot of dimensionals behind the die cut pieces to adhere them to your card base. When your frame is in place you gently peel off the Glad Press and Seal. If you look closely at my card you can see where I’ve stuck the Press and Seal down too hard and it’s lifted some of my ink off.

One of my favourite things about this technique is that you get 2 cards from it. Here’s the second card, made from the inside piece.

I decided to make a third card to showcase the lovely embossing dies in the Nature’s Root Framelits, as well as showing how elegant Sahara Sand looks on its own when paired with Whisper White.

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Christina Barnes

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me .

We will be back again next week showcasing a regal colour: Shaded Spruce! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 42 Real Red

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 42 Real Red

Welcome to week 42 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a regal colour: Real Red.

Real red is such a classic, stunning colour I wanted to pay homage to it with another classic: a bunch of red roses.

I’ve used one of my favourite stamp sets to create my beautiful rose bouquet: the first frost stamp set with its matching dies.

My colour combination is real red, crumb cake and old olive with a touch of pool party in the backgroud.

In my opinion, real red, just like old olive, really is one of those colours you can almost use as a neutral. It looks amazing with virtually any colour and really makes your card pop even if you only use a touch of it.

Last week I also used used real red in this colour combination.

In my project this week I’ve only used real red for my roses and for a touch of bling and dimension with the addition of the red rhinestones, but I still think it is the dominant colour of the card.

At the bottom of my card I used another all-time favourite of mine, the tiny little tag from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, stamped with the “for you” stamp from the Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set.

To lift my bouquet off the front of the card I washed some pool party onto some card stock before cutting it out with my largest oval die. I love pool party with any shade of red.

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

Kate Morgan

Christina Barnes

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Tania Johnson

Rachel Woollard

Michele Taylor

Tina Gillespie

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me .

We will be back again next week showcasing another one of the regal colours Rich Razzelberry! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 41 Pumpkin Pie

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 41 Pumpkin Pie

Welcome to week 41 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a regal colour: Pumpkin Pie.

This is a colour I rarely use or wear – so it did prove a bit of a challenge until I saw this stunning rug!

I looked at colour combinations within the regal family but decided I wanted a bluer green to go with the orange so I settled on the following colour combination: Pumpkin Pie, Real Real red (both regals) and Coastal Cabana (from the brights family).

Last week I created a background by stamping all over the powder pink cardstock with powder pink ink – such a simple and effective technique – so this week I did a similar technique, this time stamping in black a variety of floral images onto my three different coloured cardstocks.

I then die cut two rectangles in each of the three colours using my rectangle stitched framelits

I like how this technique lets the vibrant colours of the cardstock shine through, whilst also adding a subtle touch of floral elegance.

Because there are no embellishments on this card (and I was so very tempted to add a bow of linen thread!!!!!) I added dimension by mounting all of my rectangles to the card base using adhesive foam strips.

The stamp sets I used were the botanical bliss stamp set and the pressed flowers stamp set, both from the annual catalogue.

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

Kate Morgan

Vicki Boucher

Diane Furniss

Tania Johnson

Rachel Woolard

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me .

We will be back again next week showcasing another one of the regal colours Real Red! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 40 Powder Pink

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 40 Powder Pink

Welcome to week 40 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a 2017-19 in colour: Powder Pink, which retires at the end of May.

I was quite amazed when I looked at the Designer Series Paper to see which ones contained Powder Pink and I discovered nearly every single range used Petal Pink instead. So I decided instead to CASE a card from the Occasions catalogue that features the “All that you are.” I based my design on the card on the left in the picture below.

What I loved about this card was the background created by stamping all over the powder pink cardstock with powder pink ink. Its such a simple and effective technique and in both my card and the one I CASED the background is softened with a layer of vellum.

The lovely deep pink that co-ordinates with the powder pink is flirty flamingo and I die cut my leaves and foliage from old olive and crumb cake card stock using the co-ordinating frosted bouquet framelits.

The sentiment is also from the “All that you are” stamp set, stamped in crumb cake and then die cut using a die from the frosted bouquet framelits.

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

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Rachel Woollard

Vicki Boucher

Dianne Furniss

Michelle Taylor

Tina Gillespie

Tania Johnson

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing one of the regal colours Pumpkin Pie! We hope you can along with us 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.