Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Welcome to week 24 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Subtles: Highland Heather.

Although I’m not usually a purple kind of a gal, I really love this colour and I have a soft spot for it because of its name. You see my mum’s name is Heather and my grandparents on my dad’s side are Scottish, emigrating from the Scottish Highlands to Australia in the late 1930s.

Here’s a stunning picture I found of the Highland Heather on the Scottish moors. Look at that sky!

For my card today, I really wanted to recreate a bunch of this gorgeous highland heather and the “Lots of Happy Card Kit” was just perfect for the job. 

The great thing about this kit (apart from how quick it is to create a stack of cards) is that it’s also easy to make your own variations. I’m pretty sure this gorgeous flower is supposed to be lilac but I think it looks a lot like heather when it is coloured in with the Highland Heather.

Instead of using the watercolour pencils that come with the kit, I coloured the flower in with my light and dark Highland Heather blends. The leaves and stems are coloured in with my light and dark Old Olive blends.

Another variation I made was to add some burlap and, drum roll………

….a sneak peek of a new item from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue – Old Olive linen thread, tied in a bow with some Crumb Cake linen thread and Whisper White bakers twine.

One of my favourite elements in this kit is the matching envelopes with the black and white stripe. So very cute.

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Michelle Taylor

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 click on the links below.

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 a 2018-19 In Colour: Lemon Lime Twist.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 13 Snow is Glistening

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 13 Snow is Glistening

Welcome to week 13 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I’ve made a card using a limited edition stamp set, Snow is Glistening. I know we don’t have snowflakes here in Australia but I really have a thing for snowflakes and I couldn’t resist this stunning stamp set.

Although this comes with matching dies, I decided to make a very simple card that only involves stamping. The design was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest that was made by an American demo called Mary Haugen. I’ve CASED her placement of the snowflake stamps and the way she wrapped the twine around the sentiment, but changed the colours as well as several other elements on her card.

I used the three snowflake stamps in this set to stamp my card in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Sahara Sand. I LOVE these three colours together.

The stamped Whisper White panel was mounted onto Night of Navy cardstock, then Balmy Blue cardstock and adhered to a Memories and More Whisper White card base.

The final touch is the simple joy sentiment, stamped in Whisper White and then heat embossed in Whisper White, with linen thread wrapped around it.

To see what the rest of the team have made tonight head back 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.

 

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Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 23 Gray Granite

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 23 Gray Granite

Welcome to week 23 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing a new neutral: Gray Granite.

I must admit, as much as I love crumb cake, gray granite comes a close second. This is a colour that literally goes with everything and it sits somewhere between smoky slate, Sahara sand and crumb cake.

Even though it makes every other colour pop, for my card today I decided to go for a very fresh and clean look, pairing it with just whisper white and champagne foil.

I used a Memories and More whisper white pre-made card as my base, added a layer of champagne foil and then another layer of whisper white embossed with the softly falling textured impression embossing folder.

The beautiful deer are stamped in gray granite onto whisper white using the Dashing Deer stamp set, then cut out with their matching Detailed Deer thinlits.

Don’t you love the pattern on the biggest deer?

The sentiment is from the same Dashing Deer stamp set, stamped in gray granite and the embellishments are die cut out of champagne foil using the detailed deer thinlits. A tiny double bow of linen thread is the final touch.

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Michelle Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

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 click on the links below.

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 a new subtle colour: Highland Heather.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 22 Grapefruit Grove

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 22 Grapefruit Grove

Welcome to week 22 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing a 2018-19 In Colour: Grapefruit Grove.

This isn’t a colour I’d used before so I was really stumped when trying to decide what colour combination to use.

Then I realised Grapefruit Grove was a colour featured in one of my favourite Designer Series Paper collections, the Share What You Love DSP. And you really don’t need to do much to this stunning paper.

I simply fussy cut some of the flowers (including the Grapefruit Grove flower) layered them onto the DSP with dimensionals and embellished the flowers. I used the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for two of the flowers and a sparkling Grapefruit Grove tinted faceted button for the other flower.

I also highlighted the black stems of these flowers by adhering strips of black cord to the stems and adding little bows of black bakers twine.

And because I felt there was already enough happening on the front of the card, I stamped the sentiment inside the card instead, using the happy birthday stamp from Best Birds and embellishing with some more fussy cut flowers. The stems I simply drew in with my Basic Black Marker.

This DSP is just so lovely I ended up making a second card, using the reverse side of this pattern I used in my first card.

I’m not sure whether the colour on this side of the DSP is Petal Pink or Grapefruit Grove stamped off, but either way, I think it works really well with my Grapefruit Grove birds sitting on their Basic Black tree branch.

The eyes of the birds are Grapefruit Grove pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and the sentiment, birds and tree branch are all from the Best Birds stamp set and its matching Birds and Bloom thinlits. 

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

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 click on the links below.

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 a new Neutral Colour: Gray Granite.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Welcome to week 11 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I have a confession to make.

I bought the Farmhouse Christmas bundle simply to get the picket fence, the teeny tiny string of lights and the teeny tiny bow dies. But now that I’ve had a play with this set, I’ve fallen in love with every stamp and die in this bundle. It’s just so cute!

I’ve seen a few Z fold cards made with this set but I haven’t seen any step cards so I decided to make one for my project this week. If you haven’t seen a step card before, here’s a side on view to show you what I’m talking about.

Step cards come in so many different variations (just Google it and you’ll see what I mean) but the type I’ve made with the Farmhouse Christmas bundle is very simple and so easy to make. The measurements for my card are as follows. Begin with a piece of cardstock (I used Gray Granite) measuring 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Score and fold at 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″ and 6 3/8″.

At this point, I need to insert a little disclaimer. I stamped my house and trees using Early Espresso ink and then used my Stampin’ Up! blends to colour them in, but on the tree where I used my colour lifter blender pen it comes up with a purple hue in my photos!

In real life, you don’t even notice this but if this worries you and you don’t want that purple hue on your card don’t use the colour lifter pen when colouring in.

Here’s a photo of the card stretched out so you can see how I’ve laid out the stamps and the dies on my card.

Step cards are really suited to stamp sets that you can use to create a layered scene. And they are wonderful for the recipient because they stand up beautifully by themselves for display purposes.

As you can see in the photo above I’ve made an envelope to match my card, using the envelope punch board and the matching Festive Farmhouse DSP. To keep my envelope closed when posting or gifting the card I use a glue dot underneath the back flap.

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 21 Granny Apple Green

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 21 Granny Apple Green

Welcome to week 21 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Brights: Granny Apple Green.

I really love this vibrant, fresh colour as well as the stamp set I used on my card today: Seasoned With Kindness. Seasoned With Kindness is a hostess stamp, found right at the back of the catalogue. 

The is such a fun set to use because you can colour in the images or use the two-step stamping with the stamps provided like I did on my card, lining images up with my Stamparatus.

Can you guess what colour I used with the Granny Apple Green to stamp the plants? It’s Shaded Spruce…isn’t this a great colour combination? 

The little pots my plants sit in are stamped in Gray Granite and Basic Black Ink onto Gray Granite cardstock, fussy cut with my snips, mounted onto the cardstock with mini dimensionals and then topped with a bow of Linen Thread. How cute is that darling little tag ♥!

I mounted my stamped image onto some Shaded Spruce cardstock and then onto a piece of Granny Smith Green I embossed with the Climbing Vine embossing folder.

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

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

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 click on the links below.

Product List

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 a 2018-19 In Colour: Grapefruit Grove.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!