Sunday, 28 April 2019

GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT 186 | SKETCH CHALLENGE

 
Hello and thanks for stopping by today. My card is for the latest Global Design Project - Sketch Challenge and below is the sketch for this week's challenge.
 

For my card I'm using the Everything is Rosy Product Medley which is a beautiful selection of co-ordinating products available in May.
 
 
I've layered up the Designer Series Paper with the Rose Gold Foil on a piece of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock. I love the delicate floral sprigs on this paper.

 
This medley contains all these gorgeous floral die cuts and I've layered them up onto a swirl of Rose Metallic Thread and added some shine using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen. The embellishments include the Rose Gold Adhesive-backed Mirror Embellishments, Rhinestones painted with the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint and circles cut from the Rose Gold Foil Paper.
 
For more inspiration pop over to the Global Design Project.
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
 

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Friday, 26 April 2019

INK IT! STAMP IT! TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP

 
Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing projects featuring techniques. You may have arrived here from my lovely team member Kirsten if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the full line up below will guide you through all the projects.
 
 
This card was created with another gorgeous stamp set from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue, "Free as a Bird" and is part of the Bird Ballad Suite. These suites are designed to make product co-ordination even easier. Aren't these little birds cute?
 
To create my card I used a number of different techniques. The first is on the background and uses daubers with Balmy Blue ink. It's very simple to create but makes a great impact. Just dab the dauber onto the ink pad and create circles on the cardstock until you have achieved the depth of colour you'd like.
 
I've then embossed the coloured piece of cardstock with the Subtles Embossing Folder - another technique!
 
The birds have been stamped with Memento Black Ink and then coloured using the following Stampin' Write Markers - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede. Once I had coloured them I gently ran an Aqua Painter over the top - just enough to blend the colours. Then I fussy cut them and adhered them with dimensionals. 
 
 
The sentiment was also stamped in the Memento Black ink. A piece of Linen Thread and a few Iridescent Sequin finish off my card.
 
This card was made with my lovely friend Vivie in mind. We used to flat in London together and she now lives in Auckland. I had a few nights with her when I went up for the Stampin' Up! On Stage Event a few weeks ago.
 
Enjoy the rest of the hop. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's techniques!

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

INK & INSPIRATION - GRATITUDE



Hello and welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The complete list at the bottom will guide you through all the inspirational projects created by the team.
 
The theme this month is "Gratitude" and I've chosen to showcase a gorgeous new set from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue called "It Starts With Art". The Follow Your Art Suite is a co-ordinating selection of products containing stamps, dies, designer series paper, embellishments and more!
 
 
I'm sending this card off to a fabulous card creator who has inspired and encouraged me over the years and whom I'm grateful for her added sparkle.
 
The buttons have been stamped in Pool Party and Petal Pink Ink and I've used the co-ordinating twine from the Silver Baker's Twine. The 1/2" and 3/4" punches were a perfect size for the buttons.
 
 
I added a splattering of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint under the button wreath to add more sparkle!
  
For more inspiration and fabulous projects you won't want to miss, continue on the hop to visit my lovely talented team members.

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.
 

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Friday, 19 April 2019

NEEDLE & THREAD - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP


Welcome to our April Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop and this month we are featuring the Needlepoint Nook Suite! I love all the little embroidered flowers and leaves, and I'm always a push-over for lovely words in pretty fonts!
 
 
With a particular friend in mind, I created a delicate card and gift tag using Petal Pink, Whisper White and Old Olive, and even coloured my little Melting Moments to co-ordinate!

 
The background stitching has been stamped in Petal Pink ink and then I've layered the leaves and flowers on top. The "green" leaves were die cut from a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock that had been water-coloured with Old Olive ink, the others are from Vellum.


A few sequins and pearls add a little sparkle, along with the silver thread in the Silver and White Baker's Twine.
 

I love the stitched edge detail around the label too!
 
 
I also made this card using the Needle & Thread Suite and Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. The Lace background is so pretty that I didn't want to cover it up so I just added the flowers and leaves to the corner.
 
 
A few leaves have also been die cut in Whisper White and layered under the flowers. Happiest Birthday is embossed in gold and trimmed.
 
Please continue on the hop for more inspiration and fabulous projects from the Artisan Design Team, starting with the lovely Ashley Van Camp!
 
https://designwithink.blogspot.com/2019/04/artisan-april-fb.html
 
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