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AWOW Blog Hop – CASE a Team Member – Bananas!

Hello, Welcome to our Around the World on Wednesday blog hop for July. Has our bananas theme got you a bit confused? Well, it had me confused at the start but I was told that Bananagram is a word game. I’m all in for a word game.

Our challenge today is to CASE a team member, spelling out our design elements in tile format like a word game.

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CASEing is to Copy and Selectively Edit a project and today Cheryll Miller and I have been paired together for this bananas challenge which has been put together by our leader Angie McKenzie. I love our CASE the team member challenge each year as Angie has a heart for friendships and loves when we get to know each other as a team. So part of our challenge parameters is to get together on Zoom, chat and find out about each other, our families, what we like and work out what we’re CASEing .

Cheryll and I had a wonderful catch up over Zoom for nearly an hour and we got to know each other so much more. We decided to CASE each other today. Cheryll particularly liked a project that I recently shared which had lots of layers on it and I loved a project which Cheryll created for one of our AWOW blog hops earlier this year, which had lots of collage elements to it.

Out came the Scrabble board tiles to create our elements for our Bananas challenge. At the heart of stamping is friendship and that’s what our community is about so we had to incorporate that in our board.

This is Cheryll’s card which I CASEd. I copied along with similar colours and used her watercolouring techniques. Click on the image to see how Cheryll created her card.

I used several stamp sets to create my base, layering the images for lots of texture. After creating my base, I started applying the layers. I added some Gold embossing which gave it a bit more of a vintage look.

The flowers from the Flowers of Beauty stamp set were stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and watercoloured. I added a touch of Fresh Freesia for some variation against the background.

The collage look was continued on the label which was die cut from the Full of Life Designer Series Paper and blended with ink to tone in with my background.

Thank you for stopping by. To see a variation of this card being made, please hop on to my FB Live tonight 7:30 PM AEST.

Now click on the Next button to see what Cheryll created with our combined elements.

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Waves of Inspiration for #GDP442

Inspiration can come to us from anywhere and the inspiration for this card began with a scrap piece of stamping where I was just trying out some colours. This scrap looked so good that I wanted to recreate it for a card and the background of this project came to be.

I used the smooshed image from the Perched in a Tree stamp set and inked it up with Fresh Freesia ink. Then I spritzed the stamp with water before stamping. This created a watercoloured look. I repeated this a few times. As I was using Basic White Carstock I was careful not to oversaturate the image, yet keeping the fluidity of it.

I’ve followed the sketch at Global Design Project #gdp422.

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The pelican was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I added a hint of shading with Crushed Curry and Gorgeous Grape Watercolour Pencils. The lovely large leaf in the centre is from the new Thoughtful Wishes dies. It was perfect for sitting across the card so I could add the pelican on top of it.

Some additional pieces of DSP and a heat embossed sentiment complete this card. The Waves of Inspiration stamp and coordinating dies and the Perched in a Tree stamp set are all retiring on the 30th of April. Get your favourite products before they leave. If you live in Australia you can shop with me in my Online Store or get in touch with me on Ph: 0404 255 001.

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Magnolia Mood – Colour Palette #49

Inspired by Colour Palette #49 I’ve created today’s card which uses the Magnolia Mood bundle from our Oneline Exclusives range. If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that I share a new colour palette each Monday for inspiration. You can share what you create using these palettes on my page under the image.

The Magnolia Mood bundle comes with a stamp set and dies which cut out the stamped images as well as individual magnolia dies. I’ve used these individual images as the focal point on my card.

For the Starry Sky element, I blended some Starry Sky ink on a die cut label from the All That dies. These dies are retiring and can be purchased for just $24.50 in our Last Chance sale. Original price was $49. I just love all the unique little dies that come in this set.

Colouring the image with Watercolour Pencils I was able to achieve some beautiful colour variation on the flowers and leaves.

I’m following the sketch at Just Add Ink Challenges #697with the smaller flower making up the little hexagon on the right.

I heat embossed my sentiment in Black to make it stand out against those beautiful colours.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card. For more inspiration, join me tonight at 7:30pm for my weekly Live on my Facebook Page.

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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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Love & Joy Beary Cute Card – Colour Palette #31

As I look back on the number of cards that I’ve created using the Beary Cute bundle, I think I must have really liked this set. I loved the cuteness of it but it’s probably not a general go-to for my styling but my creations speak otherwise!

Colour Palette #31 came together so well and I like the tag from the Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper which has a textured look to it.

I created a watercoloured background in Flirty Flamingo which created a lovely subtle look against the Mossy Meadow card base. These colours in full strength could possibly be a little bit too strong for me but with the muted Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake it worked well.

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