Welcome to week 3 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of my favourite colours: Bermuda Bay.
Bermuda Bay is often paired with Pool Party (and they look amazing together) but it also really looks great when used with Lemon Lime Twist. To showcase this colour combination I’ve used something old (the Painted Harvest stamp set) and something new (the Pop of Petals bundle) for my three Bermuda Bay cards.
For the first 2 cards, I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to CASE some cards I’d seen on Pinterest, changing up the colours and the sentiments. This first card is so simple but it really showcases how well Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay go together.
Can you spot the bakers twine in the next card? I used the dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend! to colour Whisper White bakers twine.
However, it’s the final card I’m most excited about…I used the new Pop of Petals bundle and I just love this stamp set and its matching punch!
If you look closely you’ll see another homemade embellishment that’s just so simple to make…I used the dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend! to colour a few rhinestone basic jewels. Here’s a close-up to show you my sparkly Bermuda Bay embellishments.
Look at all the lovely little stamps there are in this stamp set! I also used another great new colour, Call Me Clover, for this card.
Bermuda Bay works with so many 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.
Welcome to week 2 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the most versatile neutrals: Basic Gray.
As a quilter, I know that gray is one of the best neutrals to use as a background colour because it really makes other colour pop, but I wanted to make the Basic Gray the focus for my projects today so I’ve deliberately paired it with other neutrals, even though it looks fantastic with any colour.
For all of these cards, I’ve used one of my favourite new stamp sets: Dandelion Wishes.
For the first 2 cards, I used silver and gold foil with the Basic Gray. I stamped onto the Basic Gray cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed using white embossing powder. The gold facetted gems, and a bow made of gold metallic thread and Whisper White bakers twine finished off the gold foil card. You can see the silver card in the group shots of all the cards.
I then decided to contrast the Basic Gray with black and white, and even though there are a few heat embossing mistakes on this card, I still like the contrast in the colours. I used the white Stampin’ chalk marker to draw over the Dandelion stamp. The new black cord ribbon is stunning but slippery so I made the shape of a bow (without tying it) and used glue dots to make it stick to the card. The tiny hello sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.
I also just couldn’t resist pairing Basic Gray with two of my all-time favourite colours: Night of Navy and Crumb Cake. For this Night of Navy card, I used some fantastic new DSP that comes in every single Stampin’ Up! colour (you can see the different patterns in the Basic Gray example I’ve included at the start of this blog). The happy birthday sentiment is from a new hostess stamp set: Hand Delivered.
But finally, I think this last card, pairing Basic Gray with Crumb Cake, is my absolute favourite!
It was really hard to get a shot of all the cards together, but I think laying them on the different contrasting cardstocks gives a good idea of how versatile this neutral really is.
I’m really looking forward to using Basic Gray 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.
Isn’t it amazing where the inspiration for a card can come from?
Two weeks ago I went to Bendigo for the very first time to see the Marimekko exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery and I fell in love with the classic bold graphics of this design house all over again.
And then last week I went to a lampshade making evening with some of my girlfriends and made not one, but two lampshades.
I love the watercolour look of the fabric on this lamp. I found this fabric in a remnant pile.
But it’s the fabric I used to make this next lampshade that inspired my project tonight. This lampshade is made from a new colourway of one of my favourite Marimekko designs: Unikko.
At the Marimekko exhibition, I learnt that this classic design was created in 1964, despite the Marimekko founder having publicly proclaimed a ban on flowers in Marimekko prints. One of the artists designed a collection of floral patterns that were so fresh and unique that Marimekko produced eight of them, including their now iconic Unikko pattern.
To replicate this beautiful Marimekko design on my card I used Crumbcake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and a new colour Stampin’ Up! colour, Balmy Blue, for the lovely light blue centre of the flowers. In hindsight, I could have also replicated this fabric using Crushed Curry as the background colour.
The flowers, their centres and their stems were cut from cardstock using the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies. The stems were made using the Adirondack chair die cut into smaller pieces, and the middle of the flower was coloured in with a black marker. The sentiment comes from the matching stamp set, Colorful Seasons.
When I purchased the fabric I just couldn’t resist buying a matching cup for my morning cup of tea. I’ve actually had my morning cup of tea out of the Red Unikko mug for the past 10 years so it was high time to update my morning brew with a fresh new colour of that classic design I love so much.
This was a quick and easy card to make and I’m going to have a go now at replicating all of the beautiful Marimekko colourways of this gorgeous design using Stampin’ Up! colours. I’ll share them on my blog when they’re done.
In the meantime, To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.
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.
Just 2 more sleeps to go before the new Stampin’ Up! annual catty is released…and also before some lovely products retire.
Today I’m sharing a project that uses one of these retiring products: the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle.
In two days time my beautiful niece, who is about to turn 2, flies to Amsterdam with my brother and sister-in-law so I decided to make her a little toy to help with the long flight, a memory game.
The Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle, as well as the and the co-ordinating Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper are ideal for this project because the dies cut out images from the paper as well as the stamp set.
This memory game was so super easy to make. I cut 12 3×3″ squares of whisper white and stuck these squares to the co-ordinating DSP. I chose the yellow pattern as the back pattern for the memory cards because it is important for this game to choose a pattern that is the same for each card.
The pairs of images on the cards were cut from the designer series paper with the dies (so there was no stamping or colouring required) and simply glued to the whisper white cardstock. I used the corner rounder punch to round the corners of the cards.
To finish off the project I popped all of the cards into a mini pizza box, topped it with some more of the yellow patterned DSP to match the memory card inside, as well as a die cut image from the DSP.
Finally, I tied it all up with some of the retiring crinkled seam binding ribbon in peekaboo peach.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “in colour” theme. Check out the new 2018 – 2020 in colours and let’s not forget the current 2017 – 2019 in colours. If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
Because the 2018-2020 in colours are just so vibrant and beautiful I knew the Graceful Glass Suite would be the perfect suite to showcase these colours.
For this project, I used the gorgeous Graceful Glass designer vellum pack to make four bookmarks and a greeting card. Along the way, I learned a couple of tricks for adhering vellum without any adhesive showing and for making your own coloured ribbon.
These four bookmarks are from just one sheet of this vellum…this sheet can also be used as a single piece or cut in half to make smaller cards or cut into four to make four bookmarks like I have made here.
I love this vellum because you can colour it with markers, pencils or blends, and even add colour by simply laying it on the top of the coloured cardstock. This vellum is super easy to colour in and looks amazing with any colour combination…just be careful not to smudge inky fingers over the top of it like I did, LOL!
I used the new 2018-2020 in colour markers to colour the vellum and I tried to highlight a different in colour on each bookmark. Left to right in the photo below we have: Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Call Me clover. The lovely red colour is the fifth in colour: lovely lipstick.
Want to know the best ever way to adhere the vellum? All you need is some Tombow glue, a sponge, and a silicon mat. Squeeze a small amount of Tombow onto your silicon mat and use your sponge to lightly and evenly spread it across the reverse side of the vellum and then adhere the vellum to your cardstock. You clean up your sponge and mat by simply running under warm water. Too easy!
To further showcase these in colours I decided to colour the soft and versatile Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Organza Ribbon (this is a retiring item, only available until May 31, or sold out). Once again, this is so easy to do. Simply lay the ribbon on some scrap paper and colour on both sides with your marker or blender pens and then leave it to dry.
I adhered the coloured vellum to whisper white cardstock, and then to some in colour cardstock, punched a hole for the ribbon using the 1/8″ hole punch, and threaded through both a length of white organza ribbon and a length of the hand coloured ribbon.
Finally, I just couldn’t resist making a matching card using another design from the Graceful Glass designer vellum pack because the in colours are the exact colours of Australia Rosellas and Parrots. This card features all of the new in colours but the main one is lovely lipstick, the red cardstock. The bird image on the vellum reminds me of an old Arnotts Biscuit tin my Nan used to have. Nan would keep an assortment of my favourite biscuits in the tin and bring it out for me to choose a biscuit (or two or three!) when I went to her place for a cuppa.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today and feel inspired to create something yourself with these beautiful 2018-2020 in colours and the versatile Graceful Glass Suite…these products will be available June 1, 2018, just a week away from now!
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Monika O’Neill. I can’t wait to see what Monika has made!
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below: Ros Davidson