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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Kind Koala

Hi

Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

Here’s my card! Isn’t that koala the cutest thing!!? As well as our colour challenge, I was also inspired by the Less is More challenge celebrating my homeland ‘Down Under’. Koalas are beautiful creatures....I have been fortunate enough to see several in the wild here.....most were asleep but I did see a large male crossing a road once....he was massive!




Here are the essentials:

  • I watercoloured my little koala by stamping Black Stazon onto White Shimmer Paper and applying Crumb Cake in very light layers with an aquapainter. Blushing Bride and a tiny bit of Rose Red were applied to the ears to give shading. 
  • I watercoloured the flower in Rose Red - this time adding more saturated colour. 
  • I thought it would be fun to mash up the greetings on this card. I like the “thinking of you” sentiment on the Kind Koala stamp, but I often think that this sentiment is better suited to sad situations....by adding “because you’re awesome” from Botanicals For You, the overall greeting on the card becomes whimsical and fun. 
  • I added a piece of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum underneath the image layer. Vellum is great for adding interest to a clean & simple card without adding too much patterning or colour that competes with the eye. 
  • An Itty Bitty Epoxy Accent makes the middle of the flower pop! 

Here are our colours for this week:





Card recipe

Stamp - Kind Koala
Ink - Crumb Cake, Black Stazon, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Cardstock - White Shimmer Cardstock, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, Aquapainter, Paper Snips
Accessories - Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Botanicals For You

Hi!

The inspiration image at The Card Concept's challenge this week suggests hearts, colour and flowers to me!



Here’s the inspiration image.....



Here are the essentials:
  • Watermelon Wonder card base was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder.
  • The greeting from Botanicals  For You was heat embossed onto a piece of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum.
  • The vellum was adhered to the Watermelon Wonder card stock with Tear & Tape Adhesive...I was certain that it would show through but this stuff seems to be the ticket when it comes to invisible tape for vellum! YAY!
  • Rolled flowers were made by punching a 1 3/4 circle from a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock. The cardstock was crumpled and mashed so that I could peel the layers apart thus giving a 'suede' type look. I then rolled the flowers and adhered them to the leaves which were die cut with the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.   
  • Flowers were painted with Wink of Stella Clear to give a glimmery finish. 



Card recipe
Stamps - Botanicals for You
Ink - Versamark, White Embossing Powder
Cardstock - Watermelon Wonder, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron 
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Banners Framelit Dies, Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 
Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool
Accessories - Pearls


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! No Bones About It + Botanical Blooms

Hi!

Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop and welcome from Annette’s blog.

For my card this week, I’ve combined the Botanical Blooms suite with No Bones About It to create a Dinosaur card in some kind of prehistorical tropical garden....are you with me???! ;)




Here’s our sketch for this week: 




Here is my colour inspiration from the team at ColourQ...




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Stamp - No Bones About It, Botanical Blooms
Ink - Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Metallic Sequins
Tools - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, Stampin’ Trimmer, SNAIL, Glue Dots, 
Envelope Punch Board 



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Hi

Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.


So I don’t usually do ‘shabby chic’ but I stepped outside my comfort zone thanks to the Fusion Card Challenge inspiration image. These flowers took forever!!! I experimented for a while with different layers and combinations. :)

Here are the essentials:
  • The background is tone-on-tone stamping with the Hardwood stamp using Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock. I sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink and even did direct ink pad to paper to get a stronger depth of colour on the corners. 
  • The DSP is from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. This paper is thinner than most card stock and is very pliable for 3D features like flowers etc. There’s some lovely patterns - newsprint, diagonal strips, number typography and a gorgeous flourish print. 
  • Die Cuts! I trotted out the sadly now forgotten Flower Fair Framelit Dies - yes, they are still current and still fabulous! 
  • The sentiment is a lovely wooden element from the Expressions Natural Elements pack. It complements the Hardwood background and neutral tones. 
  • It is difficult to see in the image but I went to town with my clear Wink of Stella pen. I painted the wooden sentiment so it is lovely and shimmery. I also ran it around the edge of the Crumb Cake base so there is a gorgeous glint of shimmer under that Hardwood layer. I dabbed it onto the largest flower too onto the black petals and the newsprint. 
  • Embellish! Embellish! The centre of my flowers looked a bit bare, so I got a black sequin from the Metallics Sequins Assortment and adhered them to the centres with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. To finish off I added the tiniest Pearl to the middle of the sequins. I wrapped some Linen Thread around the layer three times before tying off.
  • No shabby chic card is complete without the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I stamped the ‘splatters’ onto the base after I stamped with Hardwood to give a slightly weathered look. I also used the same stamp inked in Crumb Cake and then Basic Black onto the Very Vanilla layer of the smaller flower (punched with the Pansy Punch).  

Here is the sketch for this week:

Here’s the inspiration image from Fusion:





Card recipe

Stamp - Hardwood, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, Pansy Punch, Big Shot, 
Flower Fair Framelit Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen
Accessories - Pearls, Wink of Stella Clear, Metallic Sequin Assortment, Expressions Natural Elements

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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