Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Monochromatic Cards

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Monochromatic Cards

Welcome to another Creative Showcase with the Art With Heart Team.

It feels so good to spend some time doing something creative and calming and being able to connect with other people online in these stressful and very uncertain times.

I hope that whoever you are and where ever you are you’re staying safe and feeling okay.

This month the Art With Heart Team are featuring Monochromatic cards, that is cards that only use different shades of the same colour.

I’ve made three cards this week that each feature a different shade of green, and a different stamp set. Can you pick with green is on each card and which stamp sets I’ve used?

Card one is a thank you card that uses Granny Apple Green and the Pop of Petals stamp set. Let’s take a closer look at this card.

I stamped the “thank you so very much” sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento black ink that I then die cut using the versatile stitched rectangle dies.

To add a pop of green I coloured in some of the stamped image with my light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and added some bling with the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

Card two uses the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. The sentiment was die cut with the largest square and then mounted onto Old Olive card stock die cut with a scolloped die from the using the layering scalloped die.

I decided to add some more texture with a few Old Olive fronds die cut with the bouquet bunch framelits, but I think the card would work just as well without these if you don’t have these dies.

Card three was actually the easiest to make and uses a beautiful set from the January -June 2020 Mini Catalogue that I think many people have overlooked: Birthday Jubilee.

All I had to do was stamp the largest Birthday Jubilee stamp twice before colouring the leaves in with my Pear Pizzaz marker. The sentiment is from the same set, trimmed to size and mounted using Stampin’ dimensionals. I added some bling to the centre of the largest flower using Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

All three cards use Basic Black and Whisper White as their neutral base, but Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand or Gray Granite also work really well in place of Whisper White if you’d like to try your hand at making monochrome cards.

The next demonstrator to share her monochromatic project is the amazingly talented…Rachel Woollard!

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Woollard

Andrea Sargent

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Michele Taylor

Reminder Sale-a-bration finishes on the 31st of March.

Contact any of the team members for more information.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 53 Terracotta Tile

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 53 Terracotta Tile

Welcome to week 53 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have extended our one year Colour Creations Blog Hop for another 5 weeks to introduce the 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colours.

This week’s colour is called Terracotta Tile – and it’s a colour that looks exactly like you’d expect!

At first I wasn’t sure what colours to use with Terracotta Tile but I’m really happy with this colour combination.

I really don’t know why this happens, but whenever I’m making a card using a colour I find tricky to work with, I often end up making more than one card. Here’s my first card.

Isn’t the pattern on the vases just gorgeous? I used my varied vases builder punch to punch the vases out from the new In Colour Designer Series Paper. It’s pictured here in Rococo Rose but the pack includes all 5 In Colours.

The Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins in Grapefruit Grove add a touch of bling to the card.

I wanted to try another colour combination for my second card. I think this colour combination makes Terracotta Tile look pinker.

Another favourite stamp set here…Rooted In Nature.

This really is simple stamping at it’s best and a great card for a beginner to try.

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

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

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 any of the brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next week we will introduce you to another 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colour: Seaside Spray. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 19 Garden Green

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 19 Garden Green

Welcome to week 19 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Regal Colours: Garden Green.

I couldn’t find a Designer Series Paper I wanted to use for my card this week so I began by making my project by making my own.

I used an A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock, the “Rooted in Nature” stamp set and I stamped 4 of the images using Garden Green, Soft Seafoam and Berry Burst.

Doesn’t this colour combination and pattern look so pretty? It was super easy to create and I really just stamped randomly all over the paper.

Once I’d created my sheet of DSP I used some scrap cardstock to stamp out some more images to decorate the top of my card and then I ran them through my Bigshot using the matching Natures Roots Framelits dies. Here they are on top of my finished card.

The “Thinking of You” sentiment is also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I stamped it in black before die cutting it out using one of the Stitched Shapes framelit circle dies.

My homemade DSP was cut to size and mounted onto some GardenGreen cardstock and then I softened the entire card by laying a piece of vellum over the DSP and under the sentiment and die cut pieces.

Creating my own DSP this week has really inspired me to do this more often, trying out different combinations of colours and stamp sets!

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

Sue Madex

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

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. 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 one of the new Brights Colours: Gorgeous Grape!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 16 Early Espresso

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 16 Early Espresso

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. 

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwarring

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

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. 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!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

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