Thursday, 23 August 2018

AWHT - July Blog Hop | Coloured images


First of all, can I just say I'm so lucky to be part of the blog hop.  Some of the team members are incredibly talented, prolific and dedicated, and in contrast, I only blog once a month!  It's just an honour to be listed here with them, which I'm so grateful about.

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring stamp sets that you can colour in. 
We hope our blog hop inspires you to pick up some stampin’ write markers, watercolour pencils, stampin blends or another form of colouring medium and colour in with your stamps.

Don’t forget to contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order any products, especially they limited edition colour your season products.

With me, I am showing the awesome Stampin' Blends (alcohol-based colouring pens) on stamped images using the 'Country Home' stamp set.   The cards are both country-themed, which I don't do very often, but I really love them both. 

# Thank you card 1




Stamp Set: Country Home
Colouring tools: Stampin' Blends: Dark and light Smokey Slate, dark and light Pumpkin Pie, dark and light Crumb Cake, dark and light Highland Heather, light Blackberry Bliss, light Shaded Spruce and light Pool Party

Other materials used in current catalogue:
Vellum sheet
Cardstock - Whisper white, Pool Party
Braided linen trim


# Thank you card 2



Stamp Set: Country Home and Burlap Stamp
Colouring tools: Stampin' Blends - Dark and light Highland Heather, dark and light Daffodil Delight, light Pumpkin pie, dark and light Old Olive, dark and light Shaded Spruce.

Other materials used in current catalogue:
Vellum sheet
Cardstock - Whisper white, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
Tin Tile Dynamic embossing Folder 
Braided linen trim


I really do enjoy the colouring process, and hope you enjoy the looks too!  Next, it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and also my good crafty friend, Andrea!



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Thursday, 26 July 2018

AWHT - July Blog Hop | 2018 DSP


Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper. 

I am showcasing a very special DSP called Broadway Bound.  I love the bright and modern party design, and the gold foil accents on each paper. If you want to impress your birthday girl/boy with a bubbly and uplifting feel this is it!

And of course, it's very easy to make haha. 


I use Celebrate You Thinlet to cut out the Celebrate on Lemon Lime Twist card stock twice and glue them. Then I use the same die to cut out the same word on a piece of gold foil paper.  Then I stacked the two up but slightly off set it to create more dimension. 


Materials used:

The DSP and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (because I don't have Granny Apple Green cardstock)
1/2" Textured Weave Ribbons in Granny Apple Green colour
Celebrate You Thinlets
Layering circle Framelits, 



It is a very modern DSP, but also versatile.   I hope you enjoy looking at my card and it brings you happy feeling. 


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard!        

   



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Thursday, 28 June 2018

AWHT - June Blog Hop | CASing the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue






Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects CASED (meaning: copy and steal everything)  from the annual catalogue. If you would like a copy of the 2018 - 2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls (preferably ME ha ha!) on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

The Stampin' Up! catalogue is a great source for your paper-crafting inspirations.  It gives you plenty of ideas on colours, layouts, elements and more.  I love browsing my catalogue from time to time just to see what I can try next, and it often gets me going straight away.  And keep every year's catalogue in my stash because it's so much fun to go back and see the changes through out the years, and the classic methods that'll never fade with time.

So I am showing here two cards I made from p.82-83, and the third card from p.60 in the catty.  

The first bundle is called Little Twinkle and it came with a stamp set and a punch.  I love the soft and modern style presented on the page.  But as I don't always have all of the materials to make the exact same cards, I just change some elements. 









# card 1 - Congratulations

This one is so easy to CASE and the result is great.  I stamp the constellation image with Versa Mark then heat emboss the image. The sentiment is just a normal stamping in Night of Navy. Then I glue everything together, make a bow tie and put on the star embellishments. 




I may have adjusted the colour a bit too pink! 






# card 2 - Love you More than The Stars

It actually looks quite different from the blue card shown on the page.  I find the original one much smaller than I think so decide to change the way it looks. Nonetheless it is still not bad. I also punch out the moon and stars, add some shimmer with Wink of Stella pen, then give it a glossy finish before gluing them onto the card.



Shiny! 





#card 3  from "Coffee Cafe" bundle on p.60.  It doesn't veer too far off the inspiration itself in that it's laid out similarly.
I really like the Gray Granite ribbon and it goes well with pretty much everything to create a modern style! 





Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely Monika O'Neill! 






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I hope you enjoy browsing through all our works and get some inspirations.  Happy card-making! 

Sunday, 27 May 2018

New Catalogue Products - Part 1 Sea of Textures Bundle

After a turbulent week of work, I've finally sat down and had a crack at the new 2018-2019 catalogue products that arrived a few days ago.

I didn't splurge on the order, to be honest.  I've only bought the 2018-2020 In Colours ink pads and A4 cardstock, as well as some other papers and two bundles.  I figure there's a whole year to go I'll have to place more orders along the way.

But as usual and as soon as I was sitting down and starting to get busy last night, my eight-year-old girl would nudge over and tell me she wants to make "something".  Before I realised I've spent all my hour and a half making two mini table calendars with her.  Although, watching her carefully wrote down messages on each of the calendar, then put the calendars in each of the cellophane bags and  sealed them up were like a picture to frame. .  She told me she would hide them in her best friends' desk tubs in the classroom because she wanted them to be surprised after Monday's assembly.   It is things like this that make you forget about work, and focus on what's more important in life.



So back to the table.  Today I'm showing one of the stamp+die bundles from the latest 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, and the card I made with.   I also use some of the In Colour inks and they work out great for this card too. 


It really is a joy to work with the stamp set as the octopus image is simply stunning, and all the other elements were easy to use and compliment each other.  I also use Soft Sea Foam, one of the latest colours in the Subtles collection from Stampin' Up.   It is a great colour, just as I imagined when I placed the order.






I use Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the purple shell.  I also shimmered the school of fish, and the frame is a stacked double diecut from a retired DSP so I can use foam tape to adhere it.

All in all this is a great bundle, and I'm sure with the various interpretations on Pinterest you'll be abundantly inspired and make something of your own.  Keep crafting!


(Product links to be uploaded after product is online on 1 June 2018)