Colour Combo Blog Hop – October 2020

Welcome to our monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop. Our colour challenge this month is Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate. Don’t you love it when you have to think outside your usual realm of colour palettes? Well, this one did get me thinking and usually I try to build up from the neutral colour as this gives me a great foundation to start on.

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I first looked for some Designer Series Paper in Smoky Slate that would work for this card. Stampin’ Up! has a range of DSP in their classic colours which is great for all projects as you will always have coordinating DSP. I also chose a piece of marbled Peony Garden DSP for the tag (although this is not very visible in the photo). It has a slight hint of a shade of Gray (for the purposes of this challenge, it is Smoky Slate!).

The peony was stamped on Fluid 100 watercolour paper in Stazon ink. At first,I was first going to colour the image in Watercolour pencils but then realized there was no Mossy Meadow Watercolour pencil so I had to change my plan. I decided to use Stampin’ Write markers instead with Water Painters to colour it in. This is a technique that I haven’t tried before with Water Painters and I loved the effect it gave.

It is like watercolouring because Stampin’ Write Markers are water based. I didn’t realize how effective or easy it would be. Definitely a technique that’s going to be used again, given that we have 51 colours in our Stampin’ Write Markers range.

I added some extra leaves, die cut from the World of Good Designer Series Paper using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Combined with the watercoloured leaves this created a lovely full bouquet.

Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair in Melbourne today. Enjoy the rest of the hop as you are inspired by this lovely colour combination. Click on the Next button to go see Linda Moore’s project.

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aWow Blog Hop – cas(e) a Team Member


Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia and our July Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are a team of 24 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are representative of the various Stampin’ Up! markets around the world. 

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This is a very exciting hop as we get to CAS(E) -Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Share Everything – one of our team members. We have 2 special guests this month – Kylie and Bruno Bertucci and they too will be part of the CASEing. The names were drawn under strict Facebook Live conditions by Angie Mackenzie. I must say, it was very exciting to watch her draw from the 2 piles of names she had. 

I’m so excited to be able to CASE Chris Smith today whose FB account I have been stalking! Chris creates amazing projects so I had much to choose from. I kept saying, oh I must CASE that and I must CASE that. I chose both a stamp set and a layout from one of Chris’ beautiful cards. 

Front Flip Fancy Fold Card with Prized Peony bundle

Here is Chris’ project which I have CASEd. I love the monochromatic look of this card and the beautiful soft tones.  As I was writing this post, I realized I had unwittingly used the same ribbon Chris had on her card as well. You know what they say- great minds!

I created a Front Flip fancy fold card and used a very similar layout to the card Chris created. I stamped one of the peony stamps all over the Whisper White cardstock to create a beautiful background. The main peony has been coloured with a combination of Stampin’ Blends to achieve this shaded flower. You can find the measurements to create this card in my original post featuring this fold.

So in this challenge, Tania Tobin got to CASE me. Now to add a little bit of extra fun, I thought I’d CASE one of Tania’s cards and again I went for a beautiful and simple layout which she featured on this poppy card.

I die cut 4 rectangles and embossed them with the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. The tulle ribbon was sponged with Balmy Blue to coordinate with my card.

I added a die cut sentiment from the Well Said dies to keep the card simple in design. A few sequins add some sparkle to this card. This fun layout is great to try with different patterned papers and colours. 

You are currently with Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. Make sure you follow the hop to see all the fun we have had in CASEing our fellow team members. I know have enjoyed this hop a lot. 

Next on our hop is Cazz Boylan. Click the image below to find out who’s she’s CASEing and the beautiful project she’s created.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Bruno Bertucci, Special Guest  – AU

Kylie Bertucci, Special Guest – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JA

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Manuela Geiswinkler – AT

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US


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