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AWOW Blog Hop – Sketch with Latte Love Bundle

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop where we have a sketch challenge for May. This is my favourite type of challenge and I’ve given the Latte Love bundle a bit of a twist with some new products.

If you are new to our blog hop, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from different parts of the world and on the 2nd Wednesday of each month we share inspiration with you using our beautiful products centred around a particular theme.

When I selected the Latte Love bundle as the product I wanted to use with this sketch, I didn’t anticipate going in the direction which my project took me. As I started creating, I wanted to create a different look with this mug to those I had previously made. I decided to replicate a beautiful Bone China style mug with watercoloured flowers – similar to something you would use at high tea.

To achieve this I stamped the mug in Crumb Cake ink, stamped off, on Fluid 100 Cardstock. Then I took the floral corner stamp from the Country Flowers stamp set, masked off a section, and stamped the floral image onto the mug with Crumb Cake ink stamped off. Using a Blender Pen, I worked on the watercolouring of the flowers, mug and coffee.

The outline of the stamped image was quite faint and I did improvise a little bit with the flowers and leaves where I couldn’t see the image too well. This didn’t matter as it lent to the watercoloured look I was aiming for.

The handle was stamped separately in Versamark and heat embossed in Gold. Once watercoloured, I attached this to the cup. For the saucer, I used the Round We Go dies, watercolouring the base and adding a Gold embossed centre for a matching set with my cup.

Some leaves from the Citrus Blooms dies fill in around the handle and the sentiment. A simple Gold bow and Pretty in Pink Resin Dots completed my vision for this card.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my part of the world in Melbourne today and I hope you have been inspired by my card. I would love for you to leave me a comment as you hop through to see Cheryll Miller‘s beautiful project.

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AWOW Blog Hop Technique Challenge – Ink Blending with Cutest Cows

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are sharing the love of our favourite technique. There are so many great techniques and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s favourite is.

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Our team comprises of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of our global market and on the second Wednesday of each month we share creative inspiration with you.

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The first thing that popped into my head for my favourite technique was ink blending because I seem to use it it some capacity on the majority of my cards. I managed to incorporate quite a few of my favourite techniques on my cards today as I realised there are some I tend to use quite often such as layering and colouring.

First I blended a background of Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sorbet. I had an idea of creating a background of cow spots on this background. To do this, I created a mask from Basic White Cardstock using some dies from the Pansy Patch dies which had the shapes suitable for this. Then I blended Pecan Pie and Early Espresso ink through it.

I die cut the background pieces of the greenery from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and blended Garden Green ink over it to create a variation in colour. The layer at the back has been embossed with the Elegant Eucalyptus Embossing Folder which had the long sprigs like grass. I randomly blended some Cardstock with a range of greens and die cut the grass from it. I love how this provides different shading across the die cut pieces.

The Old Olive panel towards the front was embossed with the Fern embossing folder which added the textured look behind the grass.

As part of this challenge, we were also encouraged to double up the challenge and find out the technique of one of our team members. I really enjoy finding out more about our team like this because we are friends and it’s nice to get to know your friends better. I reached out to Danielle Kassing who let me know that her favourite technique is creating Ink Blended backgrounds (make sure you check her post out). So I’ve created a card focusing on this fun technique.

Using the large grass die cut from the Garden Meadow dies I blended a range of greens down the panel of Basic White Cardstock. This creates a fun ombre background and it’s a great way to use your different coloured ink pads.

The flowers were fussy and I added the cute cow on top. On both the cows today I added a bit of sponge daubing with Pecan Pie ink to add a dusting of earthy dirt!

A panel of White Cardstock embossed with the Stripes embossing folder adds some lovely texture. This embossing folder is part of the Stripes & Splatters pack and you can get it free with a $90 order during our Sale-A-Bration promotions which runs through until 29th February.

What is your favourite technique that you just love? Let me know in the comments. I hope that you have enjoyed the projects I’ve shared with you today and try out some of these fun techniques.

Please hop through to Cheryll Miiller to see what she is sharing with us today. I know she will have something amazing for you.

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AWOW Blog Hop – Fall in Paris

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop for November. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, a group of us from various parts of the world share creative inspiration using Stampin’ Up! products. We are given fun themes to work with by our lovely leader, Angie Mckenzie. Our theme today is Fall in Paris and we had some photo inspiration.

I chose to go with fall or autum colours. In Melbourne, we are right in spring and today’s weather is really showing us what spring is like – sunshine, then rain, wind and thunder!

I coloured the daisies in autumn colours using two-step stamp and ink blending. There are 3 layers of the flowers which have been glued together to create the fullness of the arrangement along with some leaves.

The flowers have been placed on a diagonally cut panel which has been embossed with the Fall Leaf 3D Embossing Folder. I added a gingham ribbon as a contrast in texture. I love how it looks with just about everything and it didn’t disappoint with these diasies!

Video tutorial for this card is available below.

Thank you for taking the time to stop and read my post. I hope you have been inspired and please continue through our hop with my friend Cazz Boylan.

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Awow Blog hop – Let’s Take a Walk

Hello friend, Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop where every second Wednesday of the month we travel from New Zealand to Hawaii for some creative inspiration with our lovely team. This month’s theme is Let’s Take a Walk, so come with me for a walk and see where each of us stroll through.

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I’m taking a walk down memory lane with my dear mum as my inspiration today. Back to the days where she is used to work in a radio broadcasting company called Back to the Bible Broadcast in Sri Lanka. She played the piano for the music department and she also corrected the English Bible correspondence courses there. I remember visiting her office many times and it was like one big family. As a child, all the adults were so kind and treated me like one of their own children and I still keep in touch with some of these people.

In my mum’s office she had a typewriter and my card has been inspired by that. Of course, the Just My Type stamp set was the perfect choice. This could be the reason I purchase every typewriter stamp set that comes out! Ironically, my father was a very speedy typist as well. At home, I remember mum typing letters on the old aerogramme paper and then she’d have carbon paper inbetween so she could keep a copy of it. Carbon paper – now that seems like a lifetime ago!

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To create this card I watercoloured the background with Bubble Bath, Moody Mauve and Calypso Coral. The ink was left to pool heavier in certain areas as I wanted a deeper colouring. Moody Mauve, to my surprise, has been the colour I’ve used the least from our new In-Colours. I actually thought this would be my go-to but it hasn’t been like that. Using it extensively on this card may possibly be the turning of the corner for me with this colour.

Once the watercolouring was dry, I stamped some smaller flowers in Moody Mauve on top on the right side. Although the images blend in, I really like the faint images of the flowers you can still see in the background.

The note pad paper was scrunched up for a textured finish. The main flower was inked up in Bubble Bath and then I added some Moody Mauve with a Sponge Dauber in the centre.

To break up the pinks I added some Soft Sea Foam leaves. As this card is a memory of my time spent with my mum, I added the panel at the back which was embossed with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder to depict her musical talent.

I hope you have enjoyed taking this stroll with me as I reminisced and shared with you a little bit about my family. Please follow our hop through for fabulous inspiration from our team. As you go through we would love for you to drop us a comment as we love hearing from you.

Next on our hop is Cheryll Miller. Hop along with me to see her beautiful creation.

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Awow Blog Hop – Spring Blooms

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop. This month we celebrate the start of our 4th year as a group and I want to thank Angie Mckenzie who puts in so much effort to organising everything and keeping us running smoothly. I love this group and am grateful to be part of such a beautiful community.

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This month our theme is April Showers bring May flowers. Over in Melbourne we’re in Autumn so there are showers but not many flowers and it’s getting a little bit chilly.

We were given a double challenge to create something that reminds us of spring along with a technique. Didn’t matter that spring is gone, I still chose some spring colours and have followed the sketch at Sunday Stamps for my creation.

I started off by creating the 3 centre panels using the Emboss Resist technique.

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  • Using the Artistic Mix Decorative Mask, add Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana ink randomly with a Blending Brush. Use Lighter tones.
  • Stamp the 2 different leaves with Versamark ink over the entire panel
  • Add clear embossing powder
  • Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool
  • With Blending Brush, go over the entire panel in the same colours. Apply colours a little bit darker over embossed leaves.
  • Wipe back colour from embossed leaves with a paper wipe.

I used the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies to die cut the 3 panels and then matte it onto Kraft Cardstock.

The card base was covered with a layer of Vellum with a subtle leafy pattern. On this, I added the 3 small emboss resist panels which had been layered onto a long die cut piece from the Irresistible Blooms dies. This was then added to an embossed panel matte with the Naturally Gilded Designer Series Paper. For the strip of Textured Shimmer Paper, I used the Balmy Blue sheet and blended Coastal Cabana over it to coordinate with my colours.

The flower was stamped twice, fussy cut and layered with some heat embossed leaves and smaller Early Espresso Leaves die cut using the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies.

I had to include my favourite Linen Thread and some simple pearls to complete this spring blooms card.

Thank you for visiting me here in cool Melbourne. A full product list can be found at the bottom of this post. Please note that some of these products are on the Last Chance list and are available only while supplies last.

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Leonie Stuart – AU

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Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

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Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

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Cheryl Hamilton – US

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