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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

A Delightful Blushing Bride

Hi!

It's Tuesday evening, which means it's time for the new Colour Creations Blog Share. Are you enjoying our trip through the Stampin' Up! colour collection? I am!


This week the focus colour is Blushing Bride. It's such a lovely, dusky soft pink. A soft colour needs a soft paper, so I decided to use some of my Delightfully Detailed SDSP. The oval piece was perfect for my plans. I wanted the main panel of my card to be Blushing Bride, so I decided to brayer some ink over the paper. To stretch the paper even further, I cut a piece of Whisper White the same size as the oval panel and layered the two pieces before I brayered. The result was two pieces with an oval feature in Blushing Bride. You can see what I do with the second piece on Friday.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper

For today's card I used the DSP piece. I love Blushing Bride paired with Early Espresso, don't you? And even better with a piece of the dark Wood Textures DSP!

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I pulled out my Animal Outing Stamp set and stamped the Kangaroo on some Watercolour paper. I coloured her with my Aqua Painter using the following inks: Crumb Cake (Kangaroo), Early Espresso (Kangaroo shading), Grey Granite (Koala), Blushing Bride (Kangaroo chest, ears and nose, and koala nose), Pear Pizzazz (grass) and Balmy Blue (sky).

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How adorable is that banner? I used my Pick A Pennant stamp set to make it. I don't have the matching dies, but it was easy enough to trim around the banner. I snipped up between each section of the banner so that I could curve it a little more across my card. Don't you love the rustic texture the wood paper adds to the background? It's such a sweet contrast against the lacy paper.

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I added and coloured another Kangaroo on the inside using my Aquapainter and inkpads. It's just on Whisper White this time, so it's never as good a result as when I used Watercolour paper, but it's good enough. And look - I managed to stamp the 'Little One' stamp correctly first time! LOL

You can see what the rest of the ladies have created over at Catherine's blog. Just a little tip - when you get to the list of links you can right click on the link instead of left clicking. A little box should pop up and you can choose to open the link in a new window or new tab. This little trick saves you from jumping back and forth between each blog and Catherine's. You can just click on each window/tab in turn and close it when you're done looking and hopefully commenting!

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, 16 July 2018

CTC #187

Hi!

It's been a while since I've played along at CASEing The Catty, but I found time last night to make a card that suits this week's challenge. The DT are CASEing cards from the Kids and Babies section of the Annual Catalogue, which covers pages 80-91. I chose the card at the top left of page 91.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Jar Of Love, Beautiful Bouquet, Stitched Shapes Framelits, In Colour DSP

I kept the same basic layout of the card, but I changed the colours, stamps and purpose of the card. I don't really have many baby sets, and I've made a few baby cards lately, so it was time for a change! It was nice to stamp with two old favourite sets - Jar Of Love and Beautiful Bouquet. They combine rather nicely, don't you think?

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The DSP I used is from the 2018-2020 In Colour DSP Stack. It's a cute little 6 inch stack that's the perfect size for card fronts. I used Lovely Lipstick - a colour I haven't used much of at all yet. I can't quite decide if it's a red or a pink! I love the addition of the Stitched Shapes square under the main panel. One of those subtle little details that can make a big difference to a card.

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Isn't that sentiment lovely? I can just imagine the smile it will bring to the face of the recipient!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 12 July 2018

JAI #417: Just Add T

Hi!

Hooray for Friday - it's challenge time!


This week at Just Add Ink it's one of my alphabet challenges, and the letter T has been chosen.


I actually made this card a few months ago when I received a new Kindred stamp set called Time Traveller. My husband and kids are big fans of this show, so I just had to buy the stamp set. I'm not such a huge fan, but it is a show I enjoy watching when Rob puts it on. I certainly loved watching it as a kid!

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How cool is the background on this card? I love how, if you squint a little, it could represent the phone box flying through time and space. I used some retired Year Of Cheer SDSP, which I found on my desk while tidying up. It was the perfect size for the card. After trimming the piece to go under the phone box, I took the remaining piece and rubbed my Night Of Navy ink pad all over it. I used a tissue to wipe the ink from the embossed areas and then repeated until I got the depth of colour I was after. I love that some bits are still a bit splotchy - it adds to the time/space feel.

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The colouring on the blue phone box was inspired by this stunning card. I loved the dimension she achieved, so I hoped to emulate it, and I was pleased with my efforts. I used the following Blends: Night Of Navy (Light and Dark), Daffodil Delight (Light and Dark) and Pumpkin Pie (Light). I still need practice on the smaller sections, but overall not too bad!

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I made the claim on the outside that the card was bigger on the inside, so I had to follow through! I made it bigger by adding a pop up element. I simply cut an extra strip to add to the back of the center robot so that it pops up when the card is opened. The other two were adhered flat to the card base. The three were coloured with the following Blends: Smoky Slate (Light and Dark), Bronze and Ivory.

So, there you have it - my Telephone box card for our Just Add T challenge. You can find out what T elements the rest of the team have used over at the Just Add Ink blog. It's a fun week to get involved!

Bye for now,

Tina

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Why, Hello, Blueberry Bushel!

Hi!

Welcome to the new Colour Creations Blog Share!


This week we are focussing on Blueberry Bushel, one of the new In Colours. Blue is one of my favourite colours, so I decided to have a bit of fun this week.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, A Little Wild, Animal Outing

I started with the background of my card, brayering Blueberry Bushel ink over the top of some Shimmery White cardstock. Once I was happy with the depth of colour I flicked some water over the cardstock with my fingers. I need to practice more, as some of my splatters were a little large!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, A Little Wild, Animal Outing

The animals from A Little Wild were coloured using my Watercolour pencils and then blended using my Wink Of Stella pen - my favourite way to use the pencils. The sentiment was typed on some card using my old type writer then trimmed and popped up on Dimensionals.

Have you ever made a whoopsie on a card? This was my doozie!


Uh Oh! The 'Little One' was the very last thing I had to stamp on the inside, and I managed to stuff it up. Luckily, I had a brainwave on how to fix it - I turned it into the sun!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, A Little Wild, Animal Outing

I simply punched a circle over where the sentiment was, trimmed the sentiment bits, adhered some Daffodil Delight card behind the circle and adhered the sentiment pieces over the top. Done! The rest of the inside was a mirror of the outside - so cute how they include the back side of the animals in the stamp set.

You can find the rest of this week's blogs over at Catherine's blog.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, 9 July 2018

An Old CASE

Hi!

I'm a bit late with today's post. -sorry! I spent the weekend at a Band Camp with the concert band I play in, and came back so tired I didn't have the energy to do much more than crawl into bed with a book. I fell asleep with the book clutched in my hand and my glasses still on after only a handful of pages. Oh well - on with the card!

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This card was a CASE of a card that appeared in the last Occasions Catalogue, when Waterfront made it's debut. Often when I have a new stamp set that I am a bit overwhelmed with I start by CASEing a card from somewhere, usually the catalogue. I find that by doing that, I sort of 'break the barrier' and it sparks off my creativity with the set.

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I changed a few things, like shifting the tiny splatters from the main panel of the card to the base of the card, and also using a different sentiment. I thought this sentiment from Lift Me Up worked so nicely with the scene. The layout and scene were kept the same as the sample in the catalogue.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront, Lift Me Up

As ever with this set, I simply recreated a small part of the scene on the front on the inside. Too easy!

Well, I'm off to catch up on my washing and housework for now. I can't believe how much it builds up after not quite two days away!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 5 July 2018

JAI #416: Just Add A Sketch

Hi!

Hooray for school holidays! I've been on the count down for weeks, and now they are here. Two weeks of chilled time home with the kids - I can't wait!


In the meantime, it's time for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Patrice has given us this fabulous sketch to work with.


It's so versatile - you could really do anything with that square! I went very literal with the sketch this week, as it suited the theme of my card.

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Who doesn't love those colourful plastic building blocks? Until you step on one, that is! My kids are mad on it, but this card was made for a friend who, as you can probably guess, was turning 40. The figure stamp was from a set by Kindred Stamps called Building Blocks. The paper was some I had in my stash by Creative Imaginations.

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I had a lot of fun colouring the little man with my Copic markers. Unfortunately I didn't have the correct colours among my Stampin' Blends. It was great practice for trying to show a curve in a shape by using highlight and lowlights. It's hard to see in the yellow head, but you can certainly see it in the top pant of his pants.

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Anyone else got a certain song from a movie soundtrack stuck in their heads right now? LOL! Alex used to sing the famous line from it all the time, and it drove me nuts!

Why not pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can see the gorgeous cards the Design Team have come up with this week? You'll be just as amazed as I was how everyone has interpreted the sketch. What will you do with it? You can link up and join in the challenge on the blog. See you there!

Bye for now,

Tina

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Welcome Back, Blackberry Bliss

Hi!

Welcome back to the new Colour Creations Blog Share by some members of the Art With Heart team.


This week we are featuring a colour that has been welcomed back to the line up in the Colour Revamp - Blackberry Bliss. I know there were a lot of cheers when this was announced, as it was a favourite of many.

As Blackberry Bliss is such a rich, dark colour, I decided to have a bit of messy fun with it.

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I started by placing a sheet of Shimmery White cardstock in my Stamparatus and stamping the dream catcher from Follow Your Dreams in Call Me Clover ink. I then took my spritzer and spritzed the card with water, holding the cardstock vertically so that the ink would run off the bottom. When it had dried I stamped the image in Clover again (yay for the Stamparatus!), and spritzed it again, this time leaving the cardstock flat so that the colour wouldn't run, only spread a little from the image. Finally, when it dried again, I stamped the dream catcher in Blackberry Bliss over the image. Because I used the Stamparatus to stamp each time, I was able to line up the image perfectly - I especially love the effect where the dangly bits of the dream catcher are. Is there a technical name for the dangly bits? LOL

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The asymmetrical top wasn't a planned part of the card, but when I was stamping the dream catcher for the second time I accidentally got a green fingerprint to the top of the image. It looked pretty cool, but still a bit strange, and there was no way I could recreate the mistake to make it look like a part of the design. Cutting straight across wasn't an option, so asymmetrical it was! You can see that I stamped the flower image in Blackberry Bliss on the top of the card base to make it more of a feature. I love the way it turned out - a happy mistake in the end!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Colour Creations, Follow Your Dreams, Chase Your Dreams Framelits

It took me 3 days on and off to make the front of the card, so by the time I got to the inside I was more than ready to get the card finished. Rather than play around with ink and water a but more, I decided to play with my new Embossing Mats. Have you tried them? So much fun! In this case I cut the feather shape and then used the new mats to emboss the texture provided by the decorative ejection holes in the die. You'll be seeing more of this in the future, for sure!

You can find the rest of the team's Blackberry Bliss cards by visiting Catherine's blog. Be sure to leave comments - we all love a compliment!

Bye for now,

Tina