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!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 7 Peaceful Noel

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 7 Peaceful Noel

Welcome to week 7 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

The stamp set I’ve used for this week’s Heart of Christmas project, Peaceful Noel, is such a beautiful stamp set and it comes with a matching punch called the sprig punch, that actually looks a lot like antlers! 

I was going to use both the sprig punch and the Peaceful Noel stamp set for my card today but there was so much lovely detail in just the stamping on its own I decided to save the punch for another project.

The ink colours I used for this card were the same stunning colours used in the Joyous Noel Suite: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.

I used the outline of a small oval as my stamping guideline to stamp around and I just randomly started stamping, adding different colours and patterns as I went along. I then decided to add some more dimension to the Merry Merlot berries by covering them with a layer of fine-tipped glue. I love how this makes them shine!

Speaking of shine…how beautiful is this Merry Merlot glimmer paper! I die cut it out on the Big Shot with a layering oval die, then layered the Noel sentiment on top, after cutting it out with a Stitched Shapes oval die.

The base of the card is simply a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. Despite my love of Crumb Cake I must admit this colour comes a pretty close second as a neutral that works with so many different colours.

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.