Thursday, May 18, 2017

AWH Blog Hop: New Catalogue Products

Hi!




Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue, which is available 1st June. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!


I have decided to use the new stamp set, Fabulous Flamingo, for my cards. I received it at the recent On Stage event in Perth as an All-Attendee giveaway. It's probably not one I would have purchased for myself, so I was very surprised to find that I quite enjoyed creating with it!



I had a lot of fun making this card. I stamped the flamingo first using the new In Colours, Berry Burst (stamped off once) and Powder Pink. The outlines are Early Espresso. I then fussy cut the flamingo.



The rest of the card was stamped using another new In Colour, Tranquil Tide, for the grass, Dapper Denim for the water and a mix of Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Garden Green for the palms. After I stamped each section, I lightly went over the images with my Aqua Painter. It gives a little 'halo' effect and extends the colours in a subtle way without blurring the image.



I'm not entirely sure what I'll use this card for, so I haven't stamped any sentiments for it just yet. It may just end up being one of those thinking of you cards.


While I had my Aquapainter out, I decided to have a go at another technique. This time I heat embossed the outline stamps of the flamingo and then brushed a wash of colour over the top using Berry Burst.



It's actually quite tricky to line up the two outline stamps when you're stamping with Versamark on Shimmery White cardstock! I think I did alright though. I used a fair bit of water for the colour wash, as I didn't want the Berry Burst to be too strong.



The base of the card was stamped using the palm fronds. It's fast becoming my favourite stamp in the set. A little slither of Gold Foil paper at each end of the flamingo panel, with Basic Black twine at the bottom, finished off the front nicely.




I had a small strip of the Gold Foil paper left, so it was perfect for finishing off the inside of my card. There's those palm fronds again too!




Well, that's it for me for this Blog Hop. I hope you were inspired by my cards. Next you're off to visit the blog of Ros Davidson, where you're bound to be inspired!
http://rosdavidson.typepad.com/ros_davidson_live_life_an/2017/05/new-catalogue-blog-hop-sneak-peak.html

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:


18 comments:

  1. I really like this set (although I know a few dont) It has really grown on me and now your cards have made me want to use it more. TFS

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  2. Oh my, I am TOTALLY in love with your cards Tina. I adore this set, and while they are both great, your first card just blows me away. Such fabulous use of colour and stamps. Thanks for being in another AWHT blog hop.

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  3. Love what you have done with this set, Tina. The halo effect with the fronds in the first card is super and they look great as a background too.

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  4. Great cards Tina! I love the first one though with all that colour and the fussy cut flamingo. I keep going back to look at it again and again!

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  5. Hi Tina, I really love what you have done with the flamingo. The colouring behind with the aqua painter is great. It really looks at home on your your first card. Great technique to show us. Loving the new berry burst colour too!

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  6. Well tickle me pink, aren't these cards just divine. I wasn't so sure about this stamp either but I can't wait to use it now!

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  7. Love your flamingos Tina - the first is my favourite though with all that lovely background.

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  8. Tina, both of your cards are lovely, the second is my absolute favourite. I wouldn't have purchased the stamp set either, but after seeing your creations it has inspired me to make something with it now.
    Caroline :)

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  9. Gorgeous Tina - can't wait to get my hands on this set.

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  10. Beautiful cards Tina! I really the palm fronds stamp too. ��

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  11. Love your flamingo cards Tina, like others your first one is stunning, but they are all fantastic, will have to case these ones you have given us great ideas.
    mon xx

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  12. Two gorgeous examples with the flamingo, maybe it could be a rather special thank you card. I'm very impressed with all the detail in the first one, but like the second one equally.

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  13. I love that top card. It looks shop brought. 10/10.

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  14. Wow!! These are amazing Tina. Love!!

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  15. I love the softness of the second card with the watercolour wash, but wow the vibrancy of that first card!

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  16. I love your flamingos Tina, I had trouble with this set, I'll have to try again now.

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  17. Love the pink, white embossing and gold combo and how easy it is to achieve a great look using the stamp set. The leaves are the cherry on top!

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  18. Wow Tina, both your cards are amazing but my favourite is the first one your blending of the images and background is amazing.

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