Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Tabs For Everything












Welcome to  the Stampin Sunday blog hop, Every month on the first Sunday we all get together and showcase an item from the current catalogues. It could be a stamp set, a bundle or a whole suite!
 
#KOCreationscards #Tabsforeverything #Gracefulgarden #Sheetmusic #Vintage #Roses #Garden #Cardmaking #Stampinup
Today we are using the versatile Tabs For Everything stamp and punch set. This set is currently available in a bundle. I love bundles, they are awesome because you get to save 10% percent on the total purchase price when you purchase these items as a bundle.

You can purchase your bundle HERE

Tabs For Everything bundle.

I combined this fabulous and versatile bundle with the Sheet Music background stamp and the Graceful Garden stamp set to create a little gift set with.
 I created a card and matching Pillow box

I have also added this set to Kylie Burtuccis International Highlights with the theme Teachers Gifts. Votng for this goes LIVE from the 16th August at 8am.
You can vote for my project my by clicking on the button below, My Project is number 11. Just click the little heart in the top right corner to vote.
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Love Tabs Gift Set

#KOCreationscards #Tabsforeverything #Gracefulgarden #Sheetmusic #Vintage #Roses #Garden #Cardmaking #Stampinup


My card base is thick Whisper White card stock with a layer of Chocolate Chip card stock.
I stamped my Sheet Music onto normal whisper white using the stamping off technique.
This gave me a faded and patchy look which lent itself more to the vintage feel I was after.

Using the stamp-a-ma-jig so I could stamp 2 colours on the same stamp I stamped my rose in Rich Razzleberry first cleaning off any excess colour from the leaf area before stamping. I then cleaned my stamp and inked it in Lemon Lime Twist again wiping of any excess only this time from the petals.
Once completely stamped I water coloured the whole flower, stem and leaves. Blending Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. I added clear Wink of Stella around the highlights of the rose plus 3 clear Perfect Accents..I made them clear by removing the white backing!
When all of the colour was dry I stamped the rose outline again in Rich Razzleberry to redefine the image and then fussy cut it out.

Pillow Box

Basic Directions.


You can down load a free template for 3 different size pillow boxes HERE
I decorated my pillow box to match my card. I used the same elements from the card just on a smaller scale.

Open and Angled View of Card Only

#KOCreationscards #Tabsforeverything #Gracefulgarden #Sheetmusic #Vintage #Roses #Garden #Cardmaking #Stampinup
I have also added this gift set to the Global Design Project challenge this week #GDP099 with the theme of Wedding/Anniversary, this gift set fitted their theme to perfection!

The layers beneath the rose are wide black dotted white Washi Tape, Linen Thread, Black Mini Sequins and a doily cut in half. I placed the rose on top mounted on Mini Dimensionals.
I used the Tabs For Everything as a means to attach my sentiment and placed it beside the rose with multipurpose glue.
 For the inside of my card I simply stamped the smaller rose and quickly gave it a colour wash to match the front.


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If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create these projects with then please look no further than the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.
When ordering on line with me please remember to use the
Hostess Code for August
VSF96XYM
All those who use the code and enter their contact details go into the draw for the 2 monthly prizes that are available. 1 prize is for orders up to $100 and the other prize is for orders $100 and over




Wednesday, 9 August 2017

International Top 10 Winners Blog Hop - Gratitude Inspired by Thailand

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Welcome back everyone 😊
You are here visiting Kim Oliver of Australia and this is the International top 10 Winners Blog Hop.

Every month Kylie Berucci holds an International Blog Highlights event. This is for people from all over the world to create and enter there projects for all the world to see, then people vote.
 Last month the theme was, Gratitude - Inspired by Thailand.
My projects were voted as part of the top 10.
You can see the winning project HERE
For this Blog Hop I once again chose flowers, but this time I thought I would water colour my own design.


This is the photo I chose to work from.

Parrot Flower - Impatiens Psittacina. 
This flower grows in Thailand, it gets it's name from the fact that it looks alot like a parrot.

Here is my project.

Parrot Flower

#KOCreationscards #Orangeblossoms #Gratitude #Parrotflower #Thailand #Watercolour #Watercolor

A little about me adn how this came about.
As a child I would spend hours sketching, drawing or painting. I loved art and creating in almost every form. That was right up until the time I had a brain aneurysm. After months of recovery I found I had lost all inclination to draw, paint or even create....It was like a light was switched off, I felt like this for many many years.
I started scrap booking as a way to bring back some light and have that creative outlet. Scrap booking naturally evolved into card making. Then that evolved into being a demonstrator for Stamin' Up!
I have been water colouring Stampin' Up! stamped images for a little while now as my need to create developed once again..
Then this morning, I felt a really overpowering urge..... I hadn't felt this for 18 years!
I actually WANTED to sketch and paint from scratch!!
AND
I am elated with how this turned out!
This being my first real effort in 18 years!

Close Up View

#KOCreationscards #Orangeblossoms #Gratitude #Parrotflower #Thailand #Watercolour #Watercolor


After roughly sketching out the general shape, I started applying layers of ink using our Aqua Painters.
I did this using the technique called dry water colour. That is when you apply the water colour to a dry surface with a wet brush.
Leaving each colour to dry between layers I slowly built my Parrot Flower until I was happy. When finished I used the fine tip end of my black Stampin' Write marker to define some lines and areas.
I used the Orange Blossom stamp set as my back ground leaves and buds.
Using a wide soft brush I washed Daffodil Delight over the area to finish.
I trimmed the watercolour to size and backed onto a Basic Black card stock base.

Angled and Open View

#KOCreationscards #Orangeblossoms #Gratitude #Parrotflower #Thailand #Watercolour #Watercolor

Well I do hope you have enjoyed my project today. I know I really enjoyed creating it to share with you all.

You may have just started here with me on my blog.
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If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card project with today then look no further than the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.
When ordering on line with me please remember to use the
Hostess Code for August
VSF96XYM
All those who use the code and enter their contact details go into the draw for the 2 monthly prizes that are available. 1 prize is for orders up to $100 and the other prize is for orders $100 and over


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