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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 36 Pool Party - Waves of the Ocean


Welcome to week 36 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop. If you haven't joined us before each week the Art With Heart Team are featuring one of the beautiful Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order. This week it's time to highlight Pool Party, which is a lovely soft blue/green colour from the Subtles colour family.

Pool Party was the perfect colour to experiment with a new early release bundle from the 2022-2023 Catalogue, Waves of Inspiration Bundle. This bundle will be available to customers from the 1st of March, but one of the perks of being demonstrator is that we get to play with new products earlier.

I started with Pool Party card stock and stamped the main wave image in Versamark ink. Instead of using just one colour of Embossing Powder I used a combination of White and Clear Embossing on this image. I wanted to make sure that the white embossing powder was on the tip of the wave to highlight what should be white water, the remainder was patches of clear and white embossing powder.

After heating the embossing powder I used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink over the wave image.

The clouds and the greeting panel are all dies in the Waves Dies set and were cut from Basic White card stock.

The ribbon under the greeting panel is the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. The image was mounted on Bermuda Bay and the card base is Thick Basic White card stock.

It's now time to have a peek at what the very talented Rosa Leyden has to share with us. I'm looking forward to seeing her beautiful Pool Party project. Click on her name or on the graphic below.

If you have any issues with the links n this hop head to Cathy Proctor's blog as she is the host of these blog hops and has a complete list of tonight's participants.

I have great news to share with you! Due supply issues with some of the Sale-a-bration rewards Stampin' Up! has extended the finish of the promotion until the 16th of March. Place your orders before then to take advantage of FREE Sale-a-bration rewards.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping,

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Monday 14 February 2022

Happy Valentine's Day!

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than making a Valentine's Day card?

I have used the Easter Friends stamp set and the Sweet Talk DSP.

I coloured this sweet little guy with Blends Markers in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Flirty Flamingo. I used a scalpel to cut around one of the bunny's arms so that he/she can hold the heart.

I used a piece of Sweet Talk DSP for the background and cut the little heart from another piece.

I hope you've had a lovely Valentine's day, 
Thanks for visiting,

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Wednesday 9 February 2022

Colour Creations Blog Hop week 35 Petal Pink


Hello friends, welcome to week 35 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop. Every week the Art With Heart team has been featuring one of the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order. This week we are featuring Petal Pink which is a soft pink/apricot colour in the Subtles color family.

For my first card I have used the Easter Friends stamp set, specifically the bunny image. 

I stamped in Soft Suede ink and coloured with Blends Markers in Petal Pink, Pale Papaya and Cajun Craze. 

The image panel was cut using one of the Scalloped Contour Dies. 

The mat behind the image is Garden Green and the DSP in from the Heart & Home pack.

The bunch of flowers the bunny is holding was punched with the Bough Punch, the stems in Garden Green and the flowers in Petal Pink. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

The second card I have to share with you uses one of my favourite stamp sets, Free As A Bird. I stamped the image and the greeting in Early Espresso ink and coloured with Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Old Olive Blends Markers.

I added a slight blue tinge to the sky by applying Balmy Blue ink with a Blending Brush. I coloured the White Crinkled Seam Binding with the Dark Petal Pink Blends Marker so that it stood out a bit more on the card.

The background DSP is a sheet from the Friendly Hello Bundle, which is one of the rewards in the Sale-a-bration Sale.

Now it's time to see what my lovely and very talented friend Sharon Davern has to share with us. Click on her name on the link below to head to her blog.

If you find a problem with any of our links tonight head to Catherine Proctor's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

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