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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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Birthday Wishes Blue Bird – Nested Friends

What a beautiful colour palette I get to create with today, inspired by the colours at the Global Design Project Challenge #gdp405. I’ve featured the Nested Friends stamps and dies on this card. These products are part of our Online Exclusive products and are exclusively available in our Online Store.

I used the Simply Scored Tool and scored the Basic White Cardstock at 1cm intervals to create the background.

The bird was coloured in with Boho Blue and Wild Wheat Stampin’ Blends. Usually I would have added some lighter colours in there to blend it but as this was a colour challenge I had to find another way. So, I used a Blender Pen to add some Boho Blue ink refill to soften and blend the colour and achieved the look I was going for.

Although a Blender Pen is generally used on watercolour paper, used in small amounts, ensuring there is sufficient drying time, it works fine on Basic White Cardstock.

Frames die cut from Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper bring all the colours together, while a layer cut out from the same paper pack provides a textured Boho Blue matte layer. The Brushed Metallic Dots tone in with the Pebbled Path elements of my card and it’s one of my favourite embellishments.

I hope you have loved this card and find inspiration in what I’ve shared. If you would like more inspiration, make sure you sign up for my newsletter where I share an exclusive tutorial each week along with lots of other project inspiration and tips.

Have a wonderful week.

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