Welcome to week twenty-four 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 24 – Mango Melody
When I saw this beautiful card on Pinterest – created by Tammy Wilson, a USA Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and member of the Artisan Design Team – it instantly evoked a very special memory for me.
In 2018 I visited New York, Indianapolis and Hawaii with my husband and two sons – it was our first big holiday as a family and the first time all four of us went overseas together. We went to celebrate my 50th birthday and more importantly to finally meet and thank my amazing bone marrow donor Ben and his wife Christy.
This incredible trip was one of the happiest times of my life and now with COVID I’m forever grateful we were able to enjoy this special trip together.
Tammy’s card immediately reminded me of the stunning trees in Central Park, New York and Indianapolis – the soft colour of the sky and the shape of the tree branches is totally different to we have here in Australia. Here’s a few photos I took of this soft winter sky with the silhouettes of the winter trees.
My first card today is a much simpler version of Tammy’s card and it uses slightly different colours. I love these shades of orange and brown together: Mango Melody, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso and Whisper White.
To create my background I’ve used a really fun watercolour technique that creates a different look every time.
Spritz a sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper several times with your Stampin’ Spritzer
Tap an acrylic block onto Mango Melody ink pad to cover the surface of the block with the ink
Use your widest water painter to lift Mango Melody ink off your acrylic block and paint it onto the Fluid 100 Watercolour paper
Tap another acrylic block, this time onto your Cinnamon Cider ink pad and then use your widest water painter to paint some Cinnamon Cider ink onto your Fluid 100 Watercolour paper
Spritz the paper again with your Stampin’ Spritzer (watch the inks merge together at the edges) and then dry the ink using your heat tool
Stamp the largest tree stamp in Early Espresso ink, and then stamp the “shadows” stamp in Early Espresso ink underneath the group of trees
Flick the thick end of your Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker with your finger to create splatters all over the card
My sentiment is also from the Winter Woods stamp set – I used my Early Espresso marker to colour just the “thinking of you” section of the sentiment before stamping and then die cutting the sentiment out with stitched rectangle die to match the larger stitched rectangle die I used to cut the water coloured layer.
I couldn’t resist making one more card with this stamp set because it also is the perfect stamp set for the acrylic block stamping technique. If you’ve never tried this technique please give it a go – it is so easy and so effective.
You simply ink up an acrylic block (I used size C) by tapping it onto your stamp pad, then spritz it with your Stampin’ Spritzer and stamp the acrylic block directly to your paper. This time I used Whisper White but this technique looks great on watercolour paper too.
Once you’ve dried your ink background, stamp the tree stamp over the top in Early Espresso ink. I wanted a small sentiment to fit in the gap between the two tree branches on the far right and the “Hello” sentiment from the Well Said stamp set was the perfect fit.
Both my cards were finished off with a simple bow of linen thread.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Mango Melody today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.
If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.
In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx
We’re already up to day eight of my farewell to retiring products and today we’re saying goodbye to the Verdant Garden stamp set.
I’ve made a series of cards with this stamp set that feature four of the 2019-20 in colours: Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Rococo Rose and Pretty Peacock.
First cab off the rank? Seaside Spray. I’ve used the two bottom stamps in this set – they are designed to be used together to create this lovely tile effect.
Next is Terracotta Tile and Crumb Cake. Each of these cards features the same stamped design and this lovely scalloped linen ribbon in each of the In Colours.
Rococo Rose is such a soft and gentle pink – this card might be my favourite!
Pretty Peacock is last but not least and it also looks fantastic with Crumb Cake.
Here’s a closer look at all four cards. I’ve just found out that these beautiful ribbons will be carrying over to the new 2020-21 annual catalogue, which is great, but sadly the Verdant Garden stamp set will be retiring very soon.
Tomorrow I will be featuring another stamp set that is retiring from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue, but in the meantime you can view all the retiring products in my online shop.
Would you like me your very own Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Annual Catalogue?
If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.
Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx
Tonight the Art With Heart Team are sharing creative projects featuring in colour theme. Check out the new 2019 – 2021 in colours and let’s not forget the current 2018 – 2020 in colours.
If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
Why use just one In Colour when you can use all 10 together on your card. Lined up, side-by-side, they create such a stunning rainbow!
I’m excited to share not one but two cards with you this week.
The first card showcases all 10 In Colours, as well as the Free as a Bird stamp set.
The first step is to cut a 1cm strip of card stock from every In Colour. Line then up in rainbow order and adhere together with strips of tear and tape.
Next stamp your image or sentiment in Versamark, dust with white embossing power and heat emboss. Mount onto black card stock.
The background layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been stamped with black ink and coloured in with a variety of Blends and markers in the various In Colours. I love creating my own Designer Series Paper for my projects.
Mount the rainbow cardstock onto the middle of your DSP and adhere to a cardbase made from black cardstock.
I wasn’t planning on making a second card but I had leftover rainbow strips so I decided to see what they looked like with a sentiment stamped on top.
This time I used the Colourful Seasons stampset for my sentiment and the home made DSP. I deliberately die cut the cardstock on an angle using a stitiched rectangle die to add visual interest.
The background was stamped with two of the smallest dies in black and In Colours. Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots add texture and interest.
These rainbow colours just make me feel very happy and I hope they also put a smile on the face of whoever I post them to.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue.
If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
My cards tonight were inspired by the splashback in my powder room. It goes all the way from the basin to the ceiling but here’s just a snippet of these beautiful encaustic tiles.
As soon as I saw the new Verdant Garden stamp set I knew I would use it to make a card inspired by the tiles in my splashback.
Combined with the colour scheme of the Scalloped Linen Ribbon (oh be still my beating heart!!!) it also proved to be an excellent opportunity to introduce you to the new 2019-20 in colours.
First cab off the rank? Seaside Spray.
Seaside Spray is definitely one of my new favourite colours. How good does it look with Crumb Cake? (And yes I have deliberately referenced ScoMo for his incredibly versatile “motherhood and apple pie” statement).
Next, I’d like to introduce you to Terracotta Tile. I think Terracotta tile is going to get on famously with its closest cousin, Cajun Craze.
Rococo Rose is another new favourite, such a soft and gentle pink I just know I’ll be using a lot.
Pretty Peacock is very dark and rich – I can’t wait to team it with Night of Navy!
There is one more lovely 2019-202 in colour called Purple Posy that I haven’t included this week because the ink pad is not orderable yet. If you’re wondering what it looks like it’s a very pale purple, sort of a love child of Highland Heather and Smokey Slate.
Here’s a closer look at the other 4 in colours.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.
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Welcome to week 16 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!
This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Early Espresso.
Early Espresso is a colour I don’t use a lot because it is so strong, but it is perfectly suited to one of my favourite stamp set bundles from the annual catalogue, the Rooted in Nature bundle.
For my project today I didn’t use any of the framelits, I just used the stamp set, and my card was made using two other colours that work beautifully with Early Espresso: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.
I was inspired to make this card after seeing a similar one on Pinterest, but I didn’t save the image and I can’t find it now to credit the original designer of the card on which I’ve based my design.
The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I’ve mounted some Early Espresso cardstock. The tree and sentiment are both from Rooted in Nature, stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, but can you guess how I stamped the Crumb Cake ink square that the tree sits inside?
It’s simply one of the Stampin’ Up! acrylic blocks dipped directly onto the Crumb Cake ink pad…I love the cool textured effect this gives to the card. This is definitely a technique I’m going to be using again!
My final touch is some linen thread wrapped around the card and tied into a bow. I deliberately didn’t add any more embellishments because I wanted to keep this card very masculine, simple and clean.
To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.
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 a gorgeous bright colour: Flirty Flamingo!
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.