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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 17 Perched in a Tree

Welcome to Day 17 of my Sketchtember Challenge and today I’m watercolouring. This is one of my favourite techniques. Today is also the last day to get freebies with my ordering special.

My card has been inspired by the colour palette at the Colour Inkspirations Challenge #129

I watercoloured the bird using Basic Gray, Starry Sky and Mango Melody with the 2 smaller Water Painters. Then I fussy cut it and layered it onto a bird die cut from Basic Black Cardstock to create a shadow effect.

The Organic Beauty background die cut was matted onto a White card panel to which I added the stamped diagonal White panel across.

Between the top and bottom panels I added 3 strips of Cardstock (I used scrap pieces for this). This added depth and contrast while still keeping the tone-on-tone look. Around this I added the Silver Mesh Ribbon which I folded in half to fit on this narrow strip. I couldn’t go past those Basic Gray Matte Dots to intersperse with the silver embossing to add the finishing touch to this card.

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Looking forward to catching up with you tomorrow.

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aWow Blog Hop – The World Around Us

Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. Today, our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are sharing with you a glimpse into the world around us. We could be inspired by nature, colour, home decor, cushions, pets … anything in our lives right now.

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My inspiration today is from my front garden. Whenever someone in the neighbourhood (we live in a small town) asks where we live, I’ll say ‘the house with the huge palm tree in the front yard’. Well, it’s actually 2 palm trees that have merged into one. Don’t say a word, we did not plant it like this. It came when we bought the house and now it’s bigger than Ben Hur! So here’s a bit of a glimpse at it.

The large tree trunk with the look of a giant pineapple inspired me to create these leaves using the In the Tropics dies. I also added the cross-section of the tree trunk from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in keeping with my tree theme.

I wanted to recreate some stripes, similar to the Forever Greenery DSP but I wanted to use pink because my favourite colour is pink. So I chose a combination of Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz with 2 different sizes of Water Painters and painted the lines using a ruler as a guide.

A splatter of Champagne Mist using the lid of the Water Painter adds a bit of glimmer to this card.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my part of the world. Next on our hop is Cazz Boylan. Please click on the Next Blog button to follow through to her blog and keep going for lots of creative inspiration.

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I hope you enjoy your journey around the world as you share a part of ours today.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JP

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

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

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

All orders placed receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial for the month. Orders over $90 also qualify for a Sale-A-Bration reward until 16th March.

All orders receive a handmade card and PDF tutorial. Orders over $90 receive a Tutorial Bundle for the month with 36 tutorials.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

If your order exceeds $169 then our Starter Kit gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount.

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed online or by contacting me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

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