Kre8tors Blog Hop October 2019 – Autumn

Hello stampers, 

So happy that you are able to stop by my blog today. You may be stopping by from Su’s blog and would have seen her amazing work. Be sure to stop by all our participants who are listed at the bottom of this post to see their lovely work.

I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the coastal town of Blind Bight in the outer suburbs of Victoria in Australia. We are a small community with a beach within walking distance and some lovely walking tracks surrounded by bush.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

Our theme for this hop is Fall or as it’s known in Australia – Autumn. Although we are in Spring and allergy season here at the moment, I love the colours of the Autumn leaves and nature paints a lovely picture during this season. 

Peaceful Place, Autumn/Fall handmade card with autumn leaves

I really wanted to capture the colours of the Autumn leaves and chose the beautiful Peaceful Place stamp set to work with. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black using the Stamparatus. Then I inked up the pine trees in Garden Green and restamped. I reinked sections of the pine tree in Shaded Spruce and stamped again. The Stamparatus makes this technique so easy to do. 

Tip: First stamp and colour the image and then die cut the oval 

I then added colour to the image using sponge daubers and several inks. This is a fun technique and simple to achieve. The die cut image has been mounted with Dimensionals onto a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. I love the wood texture and it reflects the elements of nature that are depicted in this image. 

Colouring an image with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! inks

The autumn leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set have been stamped in Blackberry Bliss. These were then die cut and sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. 

The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper and die cut with a label from Lakeside Dies. I first die cut the sentiment and then reinserted it into the die cutting machine to create a shorter label to fit my sentiment.

Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper creates a fall card, Kre8tors Blog Hop

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today. Measurements and products used to make it are listed below. I would love to have your feedback and would appreciate you leaving a comment for me. 

Next up is Angie who has got a lovely project for you. Please click on the next button to visit her blog.

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Melissa Tennison USA
Tricia Butts
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here 
Angie McKenzie – USA
Sue McDonald
Jan Musselman – USA
Laura Mackie (UK)
Caroline Peck
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Tracy Marie Lewis
Sue Allen Australia
Margriet Siekman
Lisa Kmiec
Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
Alexandra Rauf
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Deb Naylor
Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia
Dana Sullivan
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Annette Ball – Canada
Janey Backer
Cheryl Hamilton

Measurements

  • Blackberry Bliss – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Whisper White – 8cm x 10.5cm (oval), scraps (for leaves)
  • Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.8cm
  • See a Silhoutte – scrap (for sentiment)

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Fancy a Spot of Tea?

Hi everyone,

Are you glad it’s the weekend? I definitely am. I’ve had a lovely craft class yesterday making some Christmas projects. We even celebrated a birthday and had birthday cake.  The rest of this weekend I will be preparing for the Craft Alive show in Morwell which runs from Friday to Sunday next week. 

I’ve been inspired by a couple of challenges for this card. I started off with the Just Add Ink Challenge of Just Add “H” – this could be a technique, stamp set, background, object. 

Just Add Ink - Just Add H

These challenges always makes me feel like I need to browse through a dictionary because I want to pick something unusual. Flipping through my stamp sets, I came across the Tea Together stamp set and my brain just went “High tea”. So there you have it – my “H” component. 

High Tea with Tea Together stamp set by Stampin Up

My layout was inspired by the Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge sketch which provided so many possibilities. Sketches are great to work with as it gives your project some direction to go in.

Inspire Create Challenge - Sketch Challenge

To start off, I stamped the images on Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped off on scrap paper first and then stamped the image to have a lighter outline. This is my first attempt at some no-line watercolouring. Using an Aqua Painter and ink refills, I added Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and a little bit of Pretty Peacock to highlight the images blending the stamped outline.  I left the layers to dry a little between colours. To get a nice water colour look, create a wash with the colours so they are not intense but instead a bit runny.

Teapot and Cup and saucer watercoloured with ink refills

Leave the images to dry and make sure it’s completely dry by using your heat tool. Then run them through the die cutting machine. I masked the bottom of the images with post-it-notes and stamped the leaf image – once in full strength and once second stamping. I love how this little tea set turned out. 

The Gray Granite Designer Series Paper is from the Come to Gather pack and is one of those sheets that could get lost among the darker, Autumn colours in this pack. It’s what I call, a hidden gem – something that could be missed in the catalogue . As we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia it’s easy to flick past some of these pages. These papers are beautiful and there are some sheets in neutral shades which are great for so many projects. 

Finally I added the Balmy Blue Gingham from our Subtles Designer Series Pack and some of the Gray Granite Textured Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Host stamp set – Time for Tags and I’ve die cut it with the tag from the Cup of Cheer dies. I’ve stamped the tag with the frame stamp from Very Versailles which is a lovely set to add texture to your cards. 

Watercolour wash using aqua painters and Stampin' Up! ink refills on Shimmery White cardstock

Now all I need are my scones and chicken and cucumber sandwiches!

Measurements 

  • Gray Granite – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored in half)
  • Shimmery White – 16.5cm x 8.5cm 
  • Come to Gather DSP – 12cm x 10.5
  • Gingham – 2cm x 10.5cm (2 strips)
  • Whisper White – scrap (for tag)

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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Handmade Card with Banners and Rose Gold Paper

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* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
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* Printed die cuts—2 sheets
* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
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* Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
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* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

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I got one of these sets and made a whole lot of items with it and I still have heaps left over –  not to mention that beautiful Rose Gold shimmer paint. 

You could even split the Designer Series Paper and Rose Gold foil into packs and bundle it up with some ribbon, add a tag and you’ve got a really usesful and pretty gift for a crafty friend. Christmas is only 2 months away!

Pizza Box with Everything is Rosy by Stampin' Up!

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