Welcome to week thirty-six of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

Our colour this week is Old Olive, from the Regals family. I always think of Old Olive as more of a neutral – it is my most used green as it really works well with so many other colours.

Both cards use two new stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue which you can earn for FREE when you place any order over $90AUD: the Heartfelt Hello sentiment stamp set and the Watercolor Watermelon stamp set.

For Card one I’ve combined Old Olive with Melon Mambo, but you could use any combination of red/pink and green ink to create these sweet watermelons. This card was originally inspired by a slimline card that Peggy Noe of Pretty Paper Cards shared on Pinterest, however I’ve changed the colours, the layout, the card base shape and I’ve added a sentiment .

I originally stamped the whole watermelon onto Basic White card stock (see it above the card in the photo below) but it didn’t stand out enough against the Old Olive leaves on the layer behind so I stamped the watermelon in Old Olive onto Old Olive card stock instead.

The whole watermelon and the watermelon wedges are designed to be punched out by the Modern Oval Punch – so clever!

Card two uses the simple but always so effective design trick of repetition. Eight watermelon slices have been stamped and punched out then glued to the card front around the stamped “hello” sentiment.

This “hello” sentiment on both cards is stamped in Memento Basic Black Ink.

A simple stamped Old Olive leaf dresses the envelope.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan   

Di Furniss

Christine Blain  

Tina Gillespie  

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Orchid Oasis next Wednesday, 24th January. I hope you can join us then.

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