Welcome to week fifteen of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!
Cajun Craze is our colour for this week and as it’s a colour that always makes me think of terracotta pots or brick walls I decided to use the Let’s Go Shopping stamp set to make a watercolor card.
I’ve kept my colour palette fairly simple, stamping the images in Stazon Black Onk onto watercolour paper before watercolouring in Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Gray Granite.
I love the “looseness” of watercolour. Even though I’m not very proficient at watercolouring there aren’t really any mistakes with watercolour. Or at least that’s what I like to tell myself!
Watercolour is a great way to maximise your colours as you can achieve so much variety of depth from each colour. The pale pink door is Cajun Craze watered right down and the entire building is different intensities of Cajun Craze.
Although I now have the reinkers, I still find it easiest to either press my inkpad lids into the ink pad and use the lid as my palette or ink up my acrylic blocks with my ink pads and use the blocks as my palette.
Gray Granite adds shadow and grounds the entire scene.
As I didn’t use watercolour paper for the inside of my card I stamped the pots using Memento ink and coloured them in with Stampin’ Blends instead.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!
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Welcome to week 8 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! We are showcasing Cajun Craze, from the regals colection.
Cajun Craze is not a colour I reach for very often but the stunning In Bloom Suite and Welcoming Window bundle made it super easy to create with this colour. I had so much fun creating this slimline card (10 x 20 cm) – I chose the slimline format to I could fit as many plants as possible onto the brick wall DSP layer!
This brick wall DSP and most of the plants in this card have either been die cut of fussy cut from the beautiful Bloom Where you are Planted DSP. I’m going to buy another pack of this DSP this month while it is 15% off.
Many of the plants and pots in this DSP can be cut out using the Perfect Plants Dies from the Plentiful Plants Bundle or they can be easily fussy cut using paper snips. Top tip – turn your paper rather than your snips for easier and neater fussy cutting.
This big pot plant (bottom left) was fussy cut and I used my fingers and bone folder to curl up the leaves. The other plants on this bottom row are stamped and die cut.
This photo on an angle shows you better how much dimension this card has. It is so easy to get this dimension by curling the leaves with your finger and bone folder and using dimensionals to attach them to the card. It really makes these plants look so life like!
The middle row has more fussy cutting, stamping and die cutting – I’ve mixed and matched pots and plants between the Plentiful Plants Bundle and the Welcoming Window bundle.
The top row features the adorable macrame pot holder – I love this die! The middle plant is fussy cut from the DSP twice and layered and leaves curled to really make it pop. There was just enough room to add the “thank you” sentiment from the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set.
Can you see all the incredible dimension on the photo below? The card base and the “wooden” shelves are Cajun Craze – this colour goes so well with Cinnamon Cider (the colour of the brick wall DSP) and all the other colours in the stunning DSP.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, Ros Davidson. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!
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Welcome to week seven of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.
Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.
Week 7 – Cajun Craze
Cajun Craze is in the Regal Family and to be honest it is probably the Stampin’ Up! colour that I use the least, so deciding what to create was a bit of a challenge today.
If I’m ever stumped with a colour combination I usually look to nature for inspiration but it was actually something man made in my home that provided the perfect inspiration for my card today.
These beautiful encaustic tiles are in my “powder room”, which is just a posh way of saying the loo off my laundry, LOL!
When we renovated I couldn’t afford to tile the entire wall so I simply tiled a strip of assorted patterns above the wash basin. It’s just a small detail but actually one of my favourite things in my house.
And what better bundle to create a card that reflects this tile pattern than the new Today’s Tiles stamp set and co-ordinating Field Tile dies.
I went a bit crazy and used a mix of colours that I would never usually put together but they were inspired by my tiles and I think they actually work together. Boy oh boy, am I stepping out of my comfort zone today!
Would you believe I’ve only used the one die to created all four cards? Because of the intricate design of this large tile die I was able to use a combination of layering different coloured card stock and the paper piecing technique to incorporate several colours into each card. Just don’t throw out the negative die pieces as you cut each colour – you’ll need these to all colours to your other coloured tile cards.
I used Cinnamon Cider as a base layer for each of my four cards and then used the large detailed die to cut out a tile in the other four colours: Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, Bumblebee and Balmy Blue.
Each card has a different coloured die cut layered over a square of another colour. I then paper pieced left over die cuts into the tile before layering my tile onto Cinnamon Cider, and layers of Whisper White and contrasting colours.
All four cards contain a different pattern that includes Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider and Balmy Blue.
And all the cards are finished off with either a Bumblebee or a Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color enamel dot in the centre of the tile..
It’s amazing how just one die cut four times can create so many different colour combinations when you mix up all the little die cut pieces! Do you have a favourite?
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Cajun Craze today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.
Next week we will be back with some Calypso Coral inspiration – I hope you can join us then.
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Welcome to week 8 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the regals family: Cajun Craze.
I need to share a little secret with you…Cajun Craze is a colour I had never used before today, and it was a colour I really struggled to embrace. But the process of making my project for this week not only made me enjoy this colour and see its possibilities…it also made me use some products I’d had for quite a while but had been too scared to use!
That’s right, I had been too scared to use embossing paste but let me tell you it is SOOOOOO much fun to play with, super easy to use and to colour (even without re-inkers) … check out the dimension on my Cajun Craze brick wall below!
I think nature is such a wonderful source of inspiration and as soon as I realised Cajun Craze was the colour of terracotta and house bricks the design of this card fell into place.
I was wondering how to tint the embossing paste without a re-inker but it is actually so easy to do by using an ink pad and a silicon sheet. You simply open the inkpad and tap some ink onto the silicon sheet, add some embossing paste and mix it all together with a palette knife.
My little terracotta pot is stamped using the Crafting Forever stamp set and then fussy cut and attached to the brick wall with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I wrapped linen thread around the pot, used a glue dot to hold the knot in place and tied a double bow. The old olive leaves are stamped with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and then punched out with the leaf punch, and the little flowers and skinny leaves are the gorgeous Tropical Elements embellishments, also attached with glue dots.
Here’s a close up of these gorgeous little embellishments!
The final touch is the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set…this is my favourite Happy Birthday stamp and I’ve lost track of the number of times I have used it!
To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.