Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 14 Crushed Curry

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 14 Crushed Curry

Welcome to week 14 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the regals colours: Crushed Curry.

I love this vibrant, rich yellow so much, I painted the front door of my home in a shade of paint very close to Crushed Curry, which is why I think this colour makes me feel happy.

So it really was an absolute no-brainer which stamp set I would use to showcase this gorgeous colour. The “At Home With You” stamp set with its matching At Home Framelits is one of my all-time favourite Stampin’ Up! bundles.

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I know from first-hand experience that Crushed Curry looks amazing with black and white (as well as all different shades of grey) because these are the colours of my home! So my design for my card this week was inspired by the colours of the entrance porch to my home.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the entrance to my house actually looked like this all the time?

Sadly, as I live with 3 surfers (who all play soccer) and a large dog, it is more of a jumble of wetsuits, surfboards, soccer boots, wet towels and yet more wetsuits…my front door only ever looks like this when we are having people over at Christmas time!!!! 

And no, I’m not going to spoil my blog with an actual photo of my front door as it looks today (and 364 days of the year!). Instead, let’s take a closer look at the gorgeous little details in this stamp set that really make this card.

I coloured in the flowers in the flower pots with my Crushed Curry and Old Olive markers, then I used my Light Smoky Slate Blender Pen to shade the flower pot. The Crushed Curry and Old Olive markers and Light Smoky Slate Blender Pen were also used to colour the lantern and I couldn’t resist using a little gold foil bow (from the forthcoming Farmhouse Framelits dies in the Holiday Catalogue) to add that final touch of bling. The doorknob is made by using the smallest gold metallic brad.

The grates above the door add architectural interest (these grates are on my home but not above the front door) and I created my grates using a die that is actually designed to cut out the glass panels on the front door.

Although we have actually rendered over the bricks in our house I couldn’t resist using my embossing paste and the brick stencil to add a touch of texture to my card. I coloured the paste with some Smoky Slate re-inker, even though I’ve used Gray Granite cardstock for my wall. I really like how these two neutral colours look together.

How cute are the “welcome” mat and the “I feel at home when I’m with you” sentiment? It would make me so very happy to receive a card from someone when these words on it.

And this colour combination certainly makes me feel right at home.

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

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Sue Madex

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 another lovely yellow, one of the brights: Daffodil Delight. 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 Three

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Three

Welcome to week 3 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Stampin’ Up!’s Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack make it so quick and easy to create professional-looking Christmas cards…in fact, it is so easy I’m almost embarrassed to claim creative credit for these cards.

Luckily, I did a little creative cutting and embellishing to make these cards my own design, but even so, I still managed to make 6 cards in less than 30 minutes!

And as if Stampin’ Up haven’t made it easy enough already with 50 pre-printed cards suitable for both scrapbooking and card making, this year they’ve also released the co-ordinating Santa’s Workshop Memories & More 20 cards in two sizes (with matching envelopes) in Poppy Parade, which I’ve used to make my cards this week.

How gorgeous do the colours Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana look together? For my first card below, I used one of the smaller Memories & More cards as the background and then chopped up the frosted glittery “ho ho ho” from one of the larger Memories & More cards to mount on top. Silver and white bakers twine complete the card.

My next 2 cards use a Coastal Cabana background card and the same card on top. I used my largest Stampin’ Up! punch to punch the word joy out of the Memories & More card and mounted it onto the card on the right, then flipped over the card and used the reverse side and negative image for the card on the left, embellished with some Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes and stickers from the Memories & More card pack.

For my “Merry Christmas” card below I used my Pretty Label punch to punch out a red and white spotted memories & more card as an extra layer under the “Merry Christmas” sticker, then I added two holly stickers and some red rhinestone jewels. The top card also features a dotty card to which I added further dots, using white Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes to embellish the green bow.

And finally, how cute is this “Merry and Bright” Memories & More card? All it needed was a couple of red rhinestone jewels and a bow of Coastal Cabana ribbon to add a little extra bling.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

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 or receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

 

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Welcome to week 13 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Crumb Cake.

I probably use Crumb Cake more than any other colour (apart from Whisper White) because I find it such a perfect neutral to use with absolutely any colour. But for this week’s project, I decided to use it with white and black to showcase the crumb cake on its own, without any other colour dominating it.

I love the vintage/shabby chic effect you can get when you use this combination of colours, but it’s a style I don’t usually create with, so I had a lot of fun making my cards this week. 

The stamp sets and coordinating dies are the Best Birds stamp set, Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, and the Botanical bliss bundle.

My first card is a happy birthday card, featuring the largest bird from Best Birds stamp set. I’ve coloured its tummy in with the light Crumb Cake marker.

Like the other two cards, I’ve attached the sentiment onto a strip of burlap ribbon, tied on with some linen thread. The sentiments for all three cards come from the Botanical Bliss stamp set…I just love this font. The Crumb Cake die cut pieces on top of each card are cut with these co-ordinating dies.

My second card is an “Especially for You” card, and it features some of the gorgeous Tropical Chic embellishments.

My third card is my “Best Wishes” card and features the little bird from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, cut out of the stunning Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, as well as the gold facetted gems in the centre of the flowers, and one tiny little Rhinestone Basic Jewel, coloured in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Up! blend.

For all three cards, I created my own patterned paper background, made by stamping images from both stamp sets in Crumb Cake and Basic Black onto Whisper White card stock, mounted onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a Crumb Cake card stock base.

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Leanne Mitchell

Rachel Woollard

Sue Madex

Andrea Roberts

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 regals: Crushed Curry. 

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 Blog hop: Coloured In Images

AWH Blog hop: Coloured In Images

 
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring stamp sets that you can colour in. We hope our blog hop inspires you to pick up some Stampin’ Write markers, watercolour pencils, Stampin’ Blends or another form of colouring medium and colour in with your stamps.
 
Don’t forget to contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order any products, especially these limited edition Colour Your Season products (pictured below), only available until the end of August, or until supplies last. 
 
My project tonight uses the new watercolour pencils. Here’s a close up of these gorgeous high-quality pencils, available in 10 new colours: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy.
 
These pencils are so easy to use and combined with the blender pen they give the most beautiful watercolour effect. 
 
I’ve chosen a stamp set that allows me to showcase all of these gorgeous new watercolour pencils: it’s a hostess set called Hand Delivered. 
You could colour these images in with your Stampin’ Markers, ink from your ink pads using an aqua painter as your brush, and Stampin’ Blends, or, as I have done on my card below, you can use watercolour pencils and blender pens.
 
 
This colouring-in technique is so incredibly easy. You simply stamp your image in black ink and then colour in with your watercolour pencils, working from the outside in. The trick to getting dimension is to leave some white space in the middle of each balloon (where the light would reflect) and then use your blender pen to smooth out any pencil lines, being careful to keep the centre of each balloon white.
 
Here’s a close-up of the balloons…don’t they look so shiny and realistic?
 
Once I’d finished colouring in, I fussy cut my balloon lady out (using my paper snips) and mounted her onto the DSP with mini dimensionals, layered over a base of Night of Navy cardstock (to match her skirt) and a Whisper White card base.
 
My balloon lady reminds me of a Royal Doulton figurine my grandmother had…I think it was called the Balloon Seller? I loved looking at that figurine.
 
 
The final touch is the “Happy Birthday” stamp, which I punched out using my classic label punch.
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.
 
 
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
AWH Heart of Christmas Week Two Making Christmas Bright

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Two Making Christmas Bright

Welcome to week 2 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Claire Daly began this weekly Christmas blog hop for the first time last year, and it was so inspiring for everyone involved she’s decided to do it again this year. Thank you, Claire!

Boy oh boy, I love twinkling lights and lanterns at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas time. 

So when I saw this new punch bundle in the upcoming the Holiday Catalogue it went straight to the top of my wishlist!

The Making Christmas Bright bundle has so much possibility and versatility…I just know I’ll be making a lot of cards with this set.

I’m particularly excited about the card I’ve made today because it uses a technique I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, but I have to confess i don’t actually know the name of this technique, LOL!

So, I’ll just call it the fine tip glue technique for want of a better term.

This is such an easy technique and so perfect for this bundle because it really makes the Christmas lights look shiny like glass. Here’s a close-up side angle to give you a better look.

After stamping the light bulbs in assorted colours and punching them out with the Christmas Bulb builder punch I simply covered the images with a thin layer of Stampin’ Up! fine-tipped glue and left them to dry.

The base of the light bulbs were punched out of gold foil, and the pine needles were die cut from Garden Green cardstock using the Christmas Staircase dies. There are three of these pine needle branches in the set, which makes die cutting them out so quick and easy.

Crumb Cake cardstock was the ideal neutral card base to make all of these colours pop, and I heat embossed the gold strand the lights are hanging from (there’s a stamp for this in the Making Christmas Bright stamp set but it’s hard to see on my card under the pine needles and bulbs) as well as the “Making Spirits Bright” sentiment.

The final touch was to use mini dimensionals to adhere my light bulbs and make them really pop.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

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 or receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

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.