Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Make A Splash

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Can you believe it’s May already? I can’t. The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping again.  The team are featuring projects that have been made with Hostess Stamp Sets from the Annual Catalogue.  I sometimes forget to look at these sets, so I have to remind myself to point them out to my hostesses and guests at the start of a workshop.

The set I got the pleasure of playing around with was the Make A Splash Stamp Set. Have a look at these cute lil fishies!

Check out the fun projects I’ve made with this set. My card and gifts cards feature watercoloured backgrounds with fussy cut fish and crab images raised up with dimensionals. I also took my Aqua Painter and flicked Bermuda Bay Ink to create ink splatters over each of the cards.

For my first card I created the watercoloured and ink splattered background.  I took my Heat Tool and quickly dried off the cardstock. Because the fibres in cardstock loosens once wet, I needed my Stamparatus to stamp the fishbowl image with Black Memento Ink. The image didn’t quite come out dark enough on the first go, so I was able to re-ink the stamp still on the Stamparatus and stamp again. This time it was dark enough to stand out against the Bermuda Bay watercoloured background.

I then stamped the plant images with Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut them out. The fish image has been stamped in Crumb Cake Ink and also fussy cut out.  I love my Braided Linen Trim and couldn’t resist adding this under my sentiment. I roughed up the ends of the trim and stuck it down with Glue Dots.  I had an off cut piece of Bermuda Cardstock laying on my desk.  I tore the edge of this and adhered it to my cardstock base. Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off this card.

My little set of gifts cards are 7cm and 7cm in size. I created them with the same watercoloured background and fussy cut images. Braided Linen Trim was also added to these cards, because I’m addicted to it and I couldn’t help it. I added a mix of all the images with the various sentiments in the Make A Splash Stamp Set. These gift cards would be perfect to make at a workshop. They are quick and easy to put together and would wow your hostess with watercolouring and flicked background techniques.

I hope you’ve liked the projects I’ve made and I have inspired you to create your own fishbowl and fish-y themed cards. The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to take you to her blog and make sure you check out all the wonderful projects the team have created.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stamp Set: Make A Splash Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink, Crumb Cake Ink

Other Products: Braided Linen Trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #505

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Time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink? I am. Our challenge for you this week is to:

I have a lot of stamp sets that I could’ve used for this challenge. After 10 years of being a demo, my drawers are overflowing with sets that I think one day I will cull.  One day…..

The stamp set I’ve chosen for the challenge is the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.  I inked up the leaves with a combination of Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray and Pool Party Inks. I fussy cut them out and adhered to the card base.  The base was daubed with Smoky Slate Ink.

The little leaves on my card have been stamped with Basic Gray Ink and also fussy cut out.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.  Braided Linen Trim was given another workout on my card. As always, I roughed up the ends and adhered with Glue Dots. My card felt very dark, so to brighten it up, I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards for this challenge. Head over to the challenge and make sure you check them all out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #435

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As it’s Wednesday there’s a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our talented sketch designer, Kim Singdahlsen, has created a fabulous sketch.

Sometimes I can overthink which stamp set would be the best set to use for a sketch, but for some reason, using the Beautiful You Stamp Set came to me straight away.

The elegant image I’ve used has been coloured with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Blends. The sentiment I’ve added to the layering is also from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.  After I layered all my strips of cardstock, sentiment and image, I felt my card was lacking in detail so I stamped some flowers from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set and coloured them with Mango Melody & Pool Party Blends.  The little handbag fitted my fashion theme perfectly. This bag is fussy cut from the Best Dressed DSP.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with this weeks sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #434

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There’s a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  Our sketch designer this week is the fabulous Linda Callahan.  Check out her cool sketch:

Good Morning Magnolia is a stamp set that I have been wanting to use for ages. My mum has a magnolia tree and I wanted to try colouring the closed magnolia buds with the same colours.  The images have been stamp with Black Memento Ink and the buds have been given colour with my Purple Posy Blends.  The leaves have been given a quick shade with Granny Apple Green Ink and an Aqua Painter.

The Gray Granite Cardstock I’ve layered in the background has been cut with my Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I then chose a sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and cut the sentiment with the same die.  In the background I’ve added flicks of Gray Granite Ink by picking up some ink with my Aqua Painter and tapping it on my finger.  Lastly, I added three Pearl Basic Jewels, a strip of Linen Thread and tied a bow.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Linda’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #503

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Just Add Ink. Our challenge this week is for you to:

So I started out with Pencils and Stencils. Then gave up and went with Stencils and Patterned Paper. I created the background using my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and Crumb Cake Ink.  I used washi tape to keep my stencil in place and took a dauber and Crumb Cake Ink to create the background.

The patterned paper came the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  I trimmed the DSP so that the same pattern peaked from each side of the cardstock. I then matted the DSP with Pool Party Cardstock.

The poppies I’ve added to my card are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.  These poppies have been coloured with my Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. After I stamped the leaves with Black Memento Ink, I gave them a really quick and light colour with the Light Pool Party Blend. The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. To finish off my card I added a strip of Linen Thread and tied a bow.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous and varied cards with this challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #433

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and creator of all things clean and gorgeous – Jen Mitchell.

I stayed as true to sketch as I could, then added some layers on top.  I created the background by watercolouring Pool Party Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock and then added the water droplet image with Pool Party Ink from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set over the top.

The flowers and leaves I’ve added to my card are fussy cut from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. The colours in these flowers are really vibrant and so pretty – so all I added was a sentiment and rhinestones. Card done!

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created super cards that will inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posy Poppies

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My craft room needs cleaning but instead of cleaning, I negotiated with it and just cleaned the immediate desk space I needed to create a couple of cards today….

The Painted Poppies Stamp Set was given a workout but instead of red poppies, I coloured them purple. Purple Posy Blends and Highland Heather Blends were the colours I chose.  The leaves have been lightly coloured with the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend.

The background of my card was watercoloured with Highland Heather Ink and an Aqua Painter.  The ink splatters, also from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, have been stamped in Black Memento Ink.  The sentiment I added to my card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. I like this sentiment for my cards as it is quite general and can be used for a wedding card, anniversary card or even a special birthday.

Lastly, the black circle I’ve used in my layering is an embossed circle that pops out of one of the many sheets of fabulous die cuts in the Peaceful Poppies Elements. I watched a facebook live by my friend Paula Dobson yesterday and she reminded me that I had these elements and haven’t used them in a while.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #502

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge for you this week is a sketch challenge.  Take a look at the sketch we have for you to try:

 

One of the girls I work with rotates her dresses and even has a spreadsheet on how many times she has worn each dress. I really should do this with my stamp sets. That way each of them would get the same amount of love like her dresses! However, I’m too lazy for that….

I felt it was time that I gave Very Versailles some ink. The ink I’ve given my leaves was with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I applied the following colours to my leaves image – Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow.  I applied them directly to my stamp in that order so that I didn’t transfer the darkest ink onto my lightest marker.  I then huffed on the stamp with my breath and stamped the image onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  I repeated the process and then fussy cut the two images out.

I love the background script stamp from this set, so I inked it up in Crumb Cake Ink and stamped it on some Whisper White Cardstock. I roughed up the edges with my finger nail and gave the same treatment to Crumb Cake and Pool Party Cardstock. I daubed the edges of each of these with Crumb Cake Ink.  I had some strips of Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Cardstock sitting on my desk so I added them to tie all the colours together. I also had this strip of Braided Linen Trim left over from another project, so this was added too. The sentiment that I used is also from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.  To complete my card, I added three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this weeks sketch. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created. We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Sailing Home for Stampin’ Through The Catalogue

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I go through phases of making masculine cards. I’m having one of those phases now.  When I saw the challenge at Stampin’ Through The Catalogue was to use the Sailing Home Stamp Set, I chose to play along.  I think I need the inspiration of a challenge to spur me on. If I sit down and try and design a man card without a challenge involved, I can stare at blank Whisper White Cardstock for an hour.

The Sailing Home Stamp Set would be my favourite set for making masculine cards from the current catalogue. I love all the images in this set, but the lighthouse would be my favourite image as it’s the perfect size as a focal point for my card and it’s a great image to colour.

I also like a lot of detail on my cards, so this set has a fabulous anchor image that is perfect for layering and is really easy to colour.  By layering images, cardstock and embellishments I get the fullness I like on my finished cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #501

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It’s Friday here in Australia and time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is an inspiration pic. Take a look at those fabulous bright colours you have to work with:

I wanted to create a card using those colours, so I reached for the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and coloured two roses – one in Lovely Lipstick Ink and one in Pineapple Punch Ink.  The leaves are also from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. They’ve been coloured with the Mint Macaron Blends.

The sentiment I’ve embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock is also from the same stamp set.  When it came time to find some DSP, I searched through my packs (and realised I have too many) and found this fabulous bright piece from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper pack.  I added a bow made from the Crinkled Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied cards using the inspiration pic. Make sure you head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle