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AWOW Blog Hop – This or That Country Flowers

This or That? I wonder what you will pick in our challenge today? It’s the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop (AWOW for short) and this month we are sharing not just 1 but 2 projects with our This or That April challenge.

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It could be different orientations of the same layout, perhaps different colours, alternate Designer Series Papers, different colouring mediums – the possibilities are endless. I’ve chosen the new Country Flowers bundle from the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue for my This or That projects and went with varied interior decor styles.

We need YOU to participate today by commenting and letting us know whether you pick This or That!

THIS – SHABBY CHIC

For my first project I went with a shabby chic style with soft pinks and white. I used Watercolour Pencils to colour in my image.

Of course there had to be a doily in there for a beautiful country look. On top of that I added some Cardstock which I had treated with Embossing Paste I coloured with Pretty in Pink. First I applied a layer with a Palette Knife and then I added more paste through a mask. Once it dried I used my finger to dab on a little more ink over the panel. This was then torn to create a rustic look.

THAT – COASTAL

When I saw this particular background I immediately though of the beach. I’ve kept the layout the same as the previous card. Alternating the leaves for the flowers fit the coastal vibe and colours.

Along with the Country Woods Designer Series Paper, I’ve also used the new So Swirly Embossing Folder. Keep an eye out for this Embossing Folder in the new releases. It’s a large 6″ x 8 1/2″ (15.2 x 21.6 cm). I added the surfboard and life buoy from the Beach Day bundle for an extra beachy feel.

I will be recreating this particular card on my FB Live tonight at 7:30 AEST. Replay will also be available on YouTube later on today.

Now, it’s your turn to let me know what your favourite is. I can’t wait to hear your selection. As for me, I don’t know what my favourite is šŸ˜‚ as I really enjoyed creating them both.

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the world in Melbourne. I hope you enjoy all the beautiful inspiration you are going to be treated to today as you travel Around the World with us.

Next on our hop is my friend Cheryll Miller and I know she will have something amazing to share with you.

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Monochromatic Pumpkin Pie – Rock & Roll

Pumpkin Pie – it’s one of those colours that hasn’t had a lot of love from me. Do you find you have some colours like that? The time had to come with our Monochromatic Insta Hop where we featured the beauty of Pumpkin Pie.

A guitar from the Rock Star bundle was perfect with this colour. I stamped it in Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Cardstock and watercoloured it with Pumpkin Pie ink refill and a Water Painter. This allowed me to get different variations of the colour.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Cardstock which I had in my ‘spare parts’ pile. Last week I created a background with Pumpkin Pie using one of our masks but I really wasn’t feeling anything creative with it. So I set it aside for another time and this project was it.

The Country Woods Designer Series Paper used in the background is a new release from the upcoming Annual Catalogue. I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over it to coordinate with our theme.

To create the lightning bolts, I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over a piece of the Calypso Coral DSP from the Hello, Irresistible pack. After die cutting these, I heat embossed each one in Clear Embossing Powder 4 times to create an embellishment.

I coordinated the musical theme with embossing using the Merry Melody Embossing Folder and some music notes from the Sweet Songbirds stamp set. Both these products and the Rock Star bundle and coordinating suite are retiring. Make sure you add them to your stash if you love some music themed projects.

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Baby Wipe Technique – Magnolia Mood Bundle

Last week I tried out a variation on the Baby Wipe Technique and created a range of backgrounds. I played around with various colours and came up with a few different options. For this particular base I used Bubble Bath, Highland Heather and Melon Mambo.

BABY WIPE TECHNIQUE VARIATION

You will need a couple of baby wipes which you fold into 1/8 (roughly) to form a small ink pad. Drop the ink refill colour of your choice onto the baby wipe. Gentle wipe it in circular motion onto a piece of Fluid 100 Cardstock. Apply the colour to different sections.

Continue with the other colours until you get a blended look.

Freshly Made Sketches, FMS629

I’ve followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #fms629 and used the Magnolia Mood bundle to complete my card.

Stamping the image in Stazon ink, I watercoloured the image with a range of ink refills including Shy Shamrock which is part of the 2024-2026 In-Color range.

For the top part of the sketch I fussy cut a piece of Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper. Under it I added an embossed piece of White Cardstock which had been die cut with the Gorgeously Made dies. On the Thick White card base, I added another piece of White Cardstock exactly the same size which was embossed with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder. I find that embossing the card base can warp the card front so I prefer to add that extra layer.

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Happy Easter – New In-Color Sneak Peek

Happy Easter to you on this Easter Sunday. I just had to share a card featuring one of our well loved stamp sets – Easter Bunny and I incorporated some of the 2024-2026 In-Colors. These colours are so suited to Easter and spring and pair beautifully together.

I’ve used the sketch from Global Design Project #gdp438 for my design. To complete it I’ve added the new 2024-2026 In-Color and Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Papers.

Global Design Project #438

I coloured in the eggs with the following Stampin’ Blends and laid them around my little bunny.

  • Pretty in Pink/Fresh Frreesia
  • Peach Pie/Lemon Lolly
  • Petunia Pop/Fresh Freesia/Summer Splash/Pool Party

I die cut the sentiment using a banner from the Stylish Shapes dies. This was adhered to a piece of Basic White Cardstock which I had coloured with Summer Splash Stampin’ Blends. Then I fussy cut around the banner to create a matte. From the leftover piece of Cardstock that I had coloured, I die cut 2 ends of the same banner and adhered under the sentiment.

To complete the card, I’ve added a double bow using some of the new Petunia Pop ribbon and Linen Thread. An In-Color Shimmer Gem in Petunia Pop was added in the center.

The Easter Bunny stamp and coordinating punch will be retiring at the end of April. It’s perfect for not just Easter projects but will also suit baby cards, gift tags, children’s projects. scrapbook pages and more. Check it out in my Online Store my clicking any of the images below. Please note the shopping list below doesn’t have the new products listed. These products will be available for purchase on 1st May.

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Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you back soon with more creative inspiration.

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Monochromatic Flirty Flamingo – Share a Milkshake

It’s our weekly Monochromatic Insta Hop with the Crafty Collaborations team and today our focus is Flirty Flamingo. With this colour I straightaway thought of the Share a Milkshake bundle.

I began with a die cut frame from the Scalloped Contours dies and stamped the rainbow from the Just My Type stamp set all over the piece. Then, using the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend, I coloured around the border of the frame to create a faux matte.

I die cut one of the ice cream swirls from Basic White Cardstock. For the other, I coloured the stamp with a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto Basic White Cardstock. Once I die cut it, I splattered it with Light Smoky Slate dots by flicking the brush tip of the Stampin’ Blend against the cap. This gave me 2 different textures (or flavours) of ice cream.

I felt the ice cream needed a background which it would really pop against so I die cut a circle from a background that was created using strips of Cardstock and DSP. This is a fun way to use up some scraps. I used a leftover piece on the sentiment as well.

I die cut a cherry from Basic White and Rose Gold Cardstock, colouring the white one with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Once I trimmed this, I added it on top of the Rose Gold die cut making this truly the ‘cherry on top’ of my card.

I hope you have been inspired with what I have shared today and can use some of the techniques in your creations. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. A product list is available below and you can shop these products in my Online Store or by getting in touch with me.

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