Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 12 Coastal Cabana

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 12 Coastal Cabana

Welcome to week 12 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the beautiful brights: Coastal Cabana.

Coastal Cabana looks gorgeous with so many different colours but one of my favourite combinations is to use it with a vibrant red or pink. For this week’s blog, I decided to pair it with a gorgeous new red: Poppy Parade with just a touch of the delicious Granny Apple Green.

And no, I haven’t accidentally used Bermuda Bay instead of Coastal Cabana…Coastal Cabana can look a lot like Bermuda Bay depending on the light and the angle from which you take your photo.

The layout and colour scheme for my “Up and Away” card was CASED from a card I saw on Facebook, made by a very talented USA Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Sara Flemming, however, I’ve changed a lot of the elements on this card to add more layers of texture and to give me a chance to play with my embossing paste again.

I began this card by using the cloud mask from the Party Pattern masks and my white embossing paste to make some fluffy clouds on my base layering piece of Coastal Cabana card stock. Once the paste was dry I I thought they looked too stark so used my aqua painter to tone down the whiteness of the clouds by colouring them with Coastal Cabana ink from my ink pad.

Can you see the other tiny white clouds stamped on the Coastal Cabana? These are stamped on using Whisper White craft ink using the one of the smallest cloud stamps from the gorgeous Lift Me Up stamp set.

The medium clouds and the balloons were also stamped with the Lift Me Up stamp set and then cut out using the co-ordinating Up and Away thinlits. The largest balloon has several different dies to create a multicoloured ballon and I used these dies to cut out my 3 different card stock colours: Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, and Granny Apple Green.

I used the largest cloud from this thinlit set to stamp my Happy birthday sentiment on by using the masking technique. This is so simple to do by using washi tape to cover the part of the sentiment you don’t want to stamp…just don’t forget to remove the washi tape from the stamp AFTER you’ve inked up the stamp and BEFORE you stamp the sentiment!

After adhering all of the elements to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, my final touch of texture was to add a little piece of the gorgeous new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon to the top of the Balloon basket. This ribbon is coming out in the new Holiday Catalogue…contact me if you’d like me to send you a copy of this catalogue.

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

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Dianne Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Sue Madex

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 shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing my absolute favourite Stampin’ Up! colour of all time…the incredibly versatile Crumb Cake. 

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.

AWH Heart of Christmas Week One Copper Christmas

AWH Heart of Christmas Week One Copper Christmas

 

Anyone who’s ever been to my home knows I love copper.

My kitchen and pantry splashback, as well as my island bench all feature panels of pressed tin in a deep copper colour. I intended to paint these splashbacks with silver paint once they were installed (the copper colour is actually a byproduct of the priming process in the factory) but 5 years on since we finished our renovation I still can’t bring myself to cover the copper in silver.

So what better place to photograph my copper Christmas card for this week’s AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop than on my kitchen bench in front of my splashback!

Because the copper elements on this card are so rich I deliberately kept the rest of the elements quite neutral, using Very Vanilla Cardstock, and a sheet of a gorgeous new Crumb Cake coloured designer series paper from the holiday catalogue called All Is Bright DSP. Here’s a sneak peek of this DSP.

The other copper elements in this card include the copper star (part of the Snowflakes and Stars Wire Elements) and the copper washi tape (part of the Suite Season Washi Tape) both from the upcoming holiday catalogue. If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new holiday catalogue or the 2018-2019 annual catalogue contact me.

Products used from the annual catalogue include copper foil, copper metallic thread, copper embossing powder, copper trim, stitched framelits, and the Mistletoe Season Photopolymer Stamp Set.

This copper trim frays beautifully…and was just the perfect size to thread through the loop of the copper star.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team have made. To hop along our blog hop visit the gorgeous Clare Daly’s page here as she will be hosting the AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop each week.

Thanks for hopping along with the AWH today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project from the annual catalogue you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue from September 5, or if you join as a demonstrator you can order them now…contact me if you’d like to find out more.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 11 Cherry Cobbler

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 11 Cherry Cobbler

Welcome to week 11 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the regals colours: Cherry Cobbler.

This gorgeous rich colour is one of my favourite colours to use for Christmas, so I just couldn’t resist making a Christmas card this year using some of the beautiful new products from upcoming holiday catalogue, which I’m able to order early as a demonstrator. 

Here’s the designer series paper that inspired me to make this card. It’s called Festive Farmhouse DSP and I love this colour combination of Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Gray Granite and Whisper White… it’s so classic!

As so often happens when I make a card, the card I ended up making is totally different to the card I thought I was going to create!

As soon as I saw the DSP with the Chery Cobbler writing on it I was smitten, and I knew I was going to use that DSP as the background paper for my card. But when I was trimming it to size, I saw there was an even better way to showcase all of the lovely Christmas sentiments on it, by using all of the little strips to make a tree.

There are some other lovely products from the new holiday catalogue featured in this card, such as the piece of striped burlap trim I used to make the pot the tree sits in, and the Festive Farmhouse cotton twine that sits above the little pot.

And on top of the tree sits the cutest star, which is one of two gold embellishments (the other one is a tree) in the All is Bright paper clips.

Here’s a closer look at the all of the lovely new products from the holiday catalogue used on this card.

If you wanted to mass produce this design for Christmas (and it’s very quick and easy to make using your Stampin’ Up! paper trimmer to cut precisely between the lines of text) you’d get dozens and dozens of cards from each sheet of this DSP.

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

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwarring

Leanne Mitchell

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 shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the brights: Coastal Cabana. 

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 10 Calypso Coral

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 10 Calypso Coral

Welcome to week 10 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the subtles colours: Calypso Coral.

The timing of this colour couldn’t have been more perfect as I needed to use Calypso Coral this week to make a caravan themed card (and matching quilt) for the birthday of someone very special in my life: my crafting partner in crime, Jen Boffey!

So why the caravan theme?

Well, I’d like you to meet Sylvia, Jen’s vintage caravan that we craft in. Here’s a photo of Sylvia in all her glory…she’s even been featured in a book called She Sheds!

Jen, her dog Nige (he’s photobombing the photo above!) and my mum and I have an annual crafting weekend in the Blue Mountains and we always stop for lunch at Glenbrook on our way to Blackheath.

Here we are on our way up there this year…Nige, would you stop photobombing our photos, please!!!

There’s a lovely patchwork shop at Glenbrook that we visit after lunch. In the past, I’ve bought fabric from here to make bunting and cushions for Sylvia…and you can see from the photo of the bunting I made that Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay are all part of the retro colour scheme in Sylvia.

This year we found the most incredible vintage caravan fabric in the patchwork shop, so I decided to make a “quilt as you go” strip quilt with matching caravan card to accompany it for Jen’s birthday. How lovely do all of these beautiful bright colours look together!

The strip method of quilting is fabulous for fabric designs that feature large-scale prints (such as in my quilt below) and “quilting as you go” makes for a super speedy and easy quiltmaking. Strips of the gorgeous bunting backing fabric were used to divide up the large-scale prints, as well as to make the binding for the quilt. 

So how did I make a matching card for the quilt without a caravan stamp set or dies?

Well, the beauty of paper crafting is that you really are only limited by your imagination. I simply searched on Pinterest for a caravan template that I then printed out and customised with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock, DSP and stamps. Too easy!

Because Nige is such an important part of Jen’s life and he sits with us in the caravan when we craft I wanted to include him in this card. The Sitting Here stamp set has a dog stamp that looks just like Nige, so I cut the caravan door on one side so it would open to reveal Nige sleeping inside. The cute little pot plant is also from the Sitting Here stamp set.

I stamped the Happy Birthday in Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay using the Pick a Pennant bundle…this was just perfect for this card as it references the bunting fabric on the quilt, as well as the bunting I’ve already made for Sylvia.

And the awesome grass stamp is from the Enjoy Life stamp set, stamped in Granny Apple Green…I love this stamp and this colour!

Because I only had a few hours spare to make this quilt and its matching card I very quickly made the caravan card on the morning of Jen’s birthday, but I still hadn’t quite finished binding the quilt.

So I turned up to her birthday drinks and gave her the quilt with the binding still pinned in place…and then sat and sewed the binding down while we enjoyed a glass of champagne with her friends. I’m such a nana!!!!

Here’s Jen and I with the finished quilt…yes, I got it finished just in time before we had to go home!

And finally, here’s the quilt with its matching Calypso Coral caravan card. I love how the spotty 6×6 DSP in Calypso Coral exactly matches the caravan print on the quilt fabric!

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

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woolard

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 shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of my favourite regals: Cherry Cobbler. I can feel a Christmas Card coming along! 

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 9 Call Me Clover

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 9 Call Me Clover

Welcome to week 9 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of our new In Colours: Call Me Clover.

One of my favourite products in the Annual catalogue is the gorgeous Call Me Clover leaf ribbon, which I used last week to make a Taronga Zoo birthday card for my niece…and yes, she loved her card. In case you didn’t see my blog last week, here’s a photo of the card and you can see how this gorgeous ribbon adds so much dimension and texture to this card.

I had so much fun playing with this leaf ribbon I decided to use it again for this week’s blog, but this time for a completely different card: my very first Christmas card of the year!

The colour combination of Real Red and Call Me Clover really screams Christmas to me, and the leaf ribbon makes such a quick and easy Christmas wreath. I used the swirly frames stamp set to stamp the larger circle in Call Me Clover and then the inner circle in Real Red. The leaf ribbon was adhered to the larger circle with glue dots and then Red Rhinestone basic jewels add the final touch.

I chopped some of the leaves off the ribbon to make individual holly sprigs to add dimension to the “joy” sentiment, which was stamped by inking up just one part of a stamp from the “Ready for Christmas” stamp set.

While I had my swirly frames stamp set out I decided to also use it to CASE the card from page 137 of the annual catalogue. Here’s the original card from the catalogue stamped in in Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.

And here’s my version using Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam.

Did you notice the embossed backgrounds on both cards? The original card that I CASED has been embossed with the subtles folder, which I don’t have yet (it’s on my list!!) so instead, I used the climbing vine embossing folder…here’s another angle to show it to you in greater detail.

I love the look of Call Me clover with both Soft Sea Foam and Real Red, and I can’t wait to see what colours the rest of the Art With Heart Team have used on their Call Me Clover projects!

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

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Dianne Furniss

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.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing the brightest colour in the subtles collection: Calypso Coral. 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 Designer Series Paper blog hop

Art With Heart Designer Series Paper blog hop

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper. 

There are so many great Designer Series Papers in the Annual Catalogue to chose from, but there is something very special about the two designer series papers I chose for my project today: Tropical Escape DSP and Animal Expedition DSP.

Can you guess what is so special about these DSP papers by looking at my card?

Both of these papers have images that are designed to be cut out with Stampin’ Up! dies from their coordinating stamp set and die bundles! How cool is that!!!!!

This makes card making so very quick and easy, and it ensures everything coordinates perfectly. And speaking of coordinating, even though there are different greens used in each of these DSPs they all look amazing together in a jungle/bush setting, so don’t forget when you’re card making that you can mix and match different DSP’s together!

I made this animal card for a very special person…my niece, who turned two a few weeks ago. She’s been overseas with her family for a few months, but they finally return this weekend and we are having a get together at my place to celebrate all of the July birthdays in our family.

I’m wasn’t really sure what to call this card when I began to make it. Is it an Australian bush card because of the kangaroo? Or is it an African jungle card because of the giraffe, the sloth and the hippo? And is it a crocodile or an alligator? But then I had a brainwave. I’m calling it my Taronga Zoo card because this is where all of these animals are found together…and it’s also one of my niece’s favourite places to visit!

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest that was designed by a Tasmanian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Bronwyn Eastley. I bought her awesome tutorial to get the measurements and understand the mechanics of this card but I’ve adapted her original design to suit the DSP papers I wanted to use.

For the base of the card I used Old Olive cardstock, and then I covered all of the panels with the gorgeous Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green leaf patterned paper from Tropical Chic. The greens in the DSP across the top of the card that features the frogs on the branches are Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist, and the gorgeous leaf ribbon (how cute is this ribbon!!!!) is also Call Me Clover.

Once I’d constructed the base of this card and added the panels of DSP, I went crazy with my bigshot and started cutting out animals from the Animal Expedition DSP, leaves from the Tropical Escape DSP, and extra leaves from coordinating cardstock and just kept layering until my Taronga zoo card was full of leaves and animals.

I had to fussy cut the sloth on his branch and the crocodile, but all of the other animals had their own die, which made this card super easy to make.

This card folds down to fit into a standard card sized envelope, and I can’t wait to see the look on my niece’s face when she pulls the card out of the envelope and realises it opens up to create a 3-D zoo scene!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kate Morgan.   


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