Saturday, 8 July 2017

More Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin' Up!

Hello there,
I am in Thailand as I type this post. I tried to schedule before I left but it didn't happen so here I am doing some posts when I should be sleeping. Only the jet lag is out to play which means I am wide awake with the perfect opportunity to speak with you.

I am sharing another card made with the Beautiful Bouquet bundle.



You recognise it? An almost total CASE (Copy and Share Everything ) from our New Catalogue pages. I loved the technique and wanted to re create it as soon as I saw it. 


The colour combo is just great. I have used the 2017-2019 In Colours Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide  with some Bermuda Bay for extra punch. 



I stamped the flowers and leaves onto some Watercolour card the gently spritzed it with water until the ink started to bleed. Blot the excess water and let the paper dry.

I then stamped and cut the foreground flowers in Bermuda Bay ink and layered along with the sentiment onto some strips of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, lace and mini sequin trim. 

I love everything about this bundle and I hope you enjoyed my project today.
Thank you so much for visiting. I will catch up with you soon with some more projects and some of our amazing travel adventures. 
Till then 
xoxoxo
Monica 



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Friday, 30 June 2017

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle- Best Friend

Hello there,
Gosh its Friday again, and the last day of June. And if you are in the UK you're probably asking if we're heading for Winter instead of Summer? Gosh, its been freezing up here in the North, we even had heating on a few days ago :(


I am sharing a card which I should have shared last week as it was made to enter a Design Challenge but loosing my phone etc. scuppered those plans so here it is now.

 I was working with the ever so Beautiful Bouquet Bundle paired with the Jar of Love, as quite frankly these two were meant for each other. You can easily create wonderful works of art.



OOoh La La !! Look at that swishy picture please? I am slowly, moving into the studio and doing more an more work there. And I spent a few hours today after a morning class, photographing lots of work to have it ready to blog, trying different spots to take the photographs. 

And I think I have found the perfect spot, right by my working area overlooking across the studio towards the entrance. :), the light seems to be perfect coming from the window on my left so we will have to see how it goes. 

Now back to the card, my idea was to create a bouquet of hydrangeas,  so I only cut the smaller bunches of flowers from this set, in Powder Pink card then used the watercolour pencils to add colour to them and loosely blended them with a blender pen. I will admit it, I am a very impatient crafter and I don't like to take a long time over a card, after all the recipient takes one quick look at the outside, another quick look at the inside then they move onto the gift LOL 

But if you have the patience the results are far better.


The jar, from the Jar of Love was embossed in white powder onto vellum, then tied at the neck is some linen thread and a little snippet of the gold mini sequin trim. I am telling you, I don't think I ever loved an embellishment more, truly. 


I mounted the piece of designer paper, from the Bundle of Love Collection onto some Gold Foil Sheet and did the same for the sentiment, this time using punches.   

I hope you enjoy my beautiful Jar of *hydrangeas*, I wish you a wonderful weekend and thank you for your visit.
Till next time
 XOXO
Monica 






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