Sunday, 6 June 2010

New Colours Blog Hop

If you have landed here from Monica's blog - welcome! For those starting here - welcome also! Just follow the link at the end of this post, then keep following the links and you will end up back here again. The blog is set to start at ten o'clock this morning (6th June), so please bear with us if you are reading soon after it starts - it may take a while to make sure that the posts are all up and the links are all working correctly!

This is what the hop is all about - showcasing products in three new colours for us here in the UK from Stampin' Up!


This is what I have made using them so far (click on any of the pictures to enlarge them):

This first card is a make and take from my last Stamper's Ten meeting. Quick and easy one. The card base is Rich Razzleberry. The background is French Filigree stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder on Whisper White card. A strip of Rich Razzleberry punched with the Scallop Edge punch. A piece of the Cottage Wall designer paper (available whilst supplies last) stamped with a greeting from Cheer and Wishes in Rich Razzleberry. The leaves behind the flower are the wing from the 2-Step Bird punch in Old Olive card. Finished off with a Rich Razzleberry flower made using the Scalloped Circle punch, and the 'spray and scrunch' technique. I did a little video to show my stamper's ten members who couldn't attend how to do the flower. It's not a new technique - I've seen it in many places on the web, but it was a nice simple one for me to cut my teeth on for my very first video! So here it is in all it's glory - unedited and very basic!



I used exactly the same technique for the large flower on this second Rich Razzleberry card, but before spraying the Whisper White scalloped circles, I sponged the edges on the front and back of the shapes with Rich Razzleberry ink using a sponge dauber. Once the flower was finished and nice and dry and firm, I then inked the very edges again with the Rich Razzleberry to give a little more colour. Hopefully it looks like a carnation!

The little flowers are punched with the Boho Blossoms punch, and have little flat backed pearls for centres. The leaves are from the 2-Step bird punch. Greeting is from Sincere Salutations, and the designer paper is also from the Cottage Wall pack. I used the 1/2" circle punch to shape the corners of the Whisper White panel. This card was one that I did for the In Love With Stamping Design Team challenge - the June Sketch Challenge.

Still with the spray and scrunch technique I used different punches and made these two flowers:

This time the colour is Melon Mambo which makes such a pretty pink on these flowers. I punched out three shapes using the SU butterfly punch from Whisper White, and then sponged some Melon Mambo ink in the centres - just very roughly. Then sprayed and scrunched - being a little more careful this time with the scrunching as the butterfly shapes are not very wide in the centre. This time I left the shapes to dry before edging them with a little more Melon Mambo ink, poking a hole in the centre and gluing them in a stack to a little punched circle. Then poked a hole in the centre for the brad. This was all for a bit more strength in the middle due to the narrowness there. The centre is made using two of the flower shapes from the Boho Blossoms punch - spraying and scrunching them also before adding the brad and then the larger flower underneath. The small flower is three layers of the largest Boho Blossoms punch flower, edged with Melon Mambo ink and sprayed and scrunched. I used the Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, but turned it over for the plain side. More Cottage Wall paper, and another Sincere Salutations greeting. A little piercing in the corners to finish.

A little light relief from the flowers -

This is another card for the In Love With Stamping June Sketch challenge. This time using the new Soft Suede colour and Lovely as a Tree stamp set, along with Old Olive. The tree is stamped using Soft Suede and coloured in using Old Olive and Soft Suede with a blender pen. The background is stamped using the leaf stamp from the set. The greeting is from Occasional Greetings. Finished off with some Linen Thread and Vintage Brads for a more masculine card.

And if you're still with me . . . Soft Suede again, but in feminine mood:

This card was for the technique challenge on In Love With Stamping, which was stitching - either real or fake. I chose to do real on this card. First I drew the swirls lightly in pencil, then used my pricking mat to help me prick the holes evenly along the lines. Erased the lines before stamping the leaf design from Vintage Vogue, then stitched over the top with cotton embroidery thread. The flowers were stamped in Soft Suede too, using the 'rock'n'roll' technique, and stamping off the first inking three times to get a much lighter colour before rolling the edges on the Soft Suede again for full strength on the edges. I gathered the polka dot ribbon with thread before wrapping around the card and taping the ends to the back. So far my favourite colour combination with Soft Suede is Very Vanilla as on this card - very soft combination.

Well, I think I got a little carried away with cards there! Hopefully you're still with me, and ready to hop on to the next blog which is Carol's blog here. She has some absolutely gorgeous projects to show you!

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50 comments:

Carol said...

All totally beautiful Joanne! I love the feminine Soft Suede....stunning!!

Carol xxx

debbi taylor said...

Joanne they are all truly beautiful! I love the sodt suede and vintage vogue x

MONICA GALE said...

All I can say is WOW!! what a feast for the eye, I adore your flowers and the pink one left me speechless.FAB work as always, hugs xxx

Sharon said...

Wow these ara all gorgeous! My favourite is the last one in soft suede..x

Peg Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Wow these are gorgeous

Sandra Roberts (Sarnie) said...

These are all wonderful but I especially like the last one in the Soft Suede with white. I had one started using the same Vintage Vogue with cream but this loks lovely. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Teri said...

Gorgeous projects Joanne! I love your flowers :o)

Teri xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards Joanne. I especially like the last one...so chic. x

Linzi said...

such beautiful projects - the final vintage vogue card is soo pretty - i love the muted colours

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards.

Bekka said...

WOW Jo - I adore the 'carnation' so so stylish and the last card is simply stunning too.

Thank you for sharing

Bx

Jan said...

OMG - these cards are simply stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Jan

ElaineW said...

These are works of art - totally beautiful. ElaineW

ElaineW said...

Hello - just been round the Hop! never tried this before - it was great fun and so many great crafter's in the link - will have to go around again - loved it.

Caroline said...

Oh wow! Your projects are so impressive! I love the flowers, will definately have to have a go at them. Will definately have a go at the Soft Suede card though, its beautiful. Thank you

Vannessa said...

Gorgeous cards Jo!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and yes, the purple does look like a carnation. Thanks for sharing your video with us. You did a great job on it. Keep it up please.

Very pretty cards.

Jackie

Frankiesue said...

wow love these cards Jo......

Dawn said...

I really like the soft suede too very classy.

Pam said...

Lovely cards. Hugs Pam x

Sara said...

All very elegant. I love the french filigree background to the first one.

Sara xx

Rustyhammer said...

Beautiful cards. Your ruffled flowers are fab, and I love the soft suede/very vanilla card - very elegant.

Zoƫ said...

They are all beautiful Joanne but I think my favourite is the soft suede flower one at the bottom. So elegant!. Zx

kerenbaker said...

these are amazing- I love the purpley one that looks like a carnation- really clever!

Deborah O'D said...

These cards are beautiful I LOVE the flowers

Rosie said...

Lovely cards and thank you so much for sharing the tutorial - one I hadn't come across before! I particularly like your Soft Suede card - very classy and elegant!

Jamie said...

Stunning! I love the flowers x

Biscuitlid said...

Oh my word Jo - so much yumminess, I love all your flowers, the third one made with the butterflies is stunning and the soft tones of the soft suede card is beautiful

Hugs
Victoria
x

Linden said...

Beautiful cards, Joanne. In particular I love the last one using the vintage vogue set; but then I also love.... all of them lol.

Karen said...

Joanne, your video is great. Love your work. Really like the soft suede.

Karin said...

Stunning as always!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous samples- I especially like the last one with the stitching......love that added detail! TFS

Brenda said...

Not only Wow, but a double WOW. Loved all your cards. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

All fab, but really love the Soft Suede card.

Heather said...

Adore these. Thanks for the demo as well x

Jenny said...

The first card is my favourite, very elegant.

Gaby said...

Wow....so many beautiful cards. I couldn't say which one I like best.
Ohhh, I followed your tutorial for the flower, maybe you want to take a peek:

Card in black & white

Have a nice week!

Conniecrafter said...

All beautiful cards, love the way you made it look like a carnation, and the other flower you would never know it was a butterfly punch, so creative. Love that tree stamp, and the colors and stitching in your last card is just goregous, thanks for all the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, truly brilliant. Off to find some card, water mister, a die and a brad!!

Thank you

Jackie, Warwick

Judy said...

Hi Joanne, Sorry to follow the crowd, but it's the bottom one that ticks all my boxes too. So elegant, but all the cards are a real triumph for the flower queen!

Karen said...

Wow! You are so very talented!! I love your flowers and your cards.
Amazing!!
Karen.xxx

Kuki said...

wonderful Flowers...thx a lot for sharing ....It's so easy with your Video to make it :o)

Hugs Kuki

BecksCraft said...

Stunning! Love them!

Andrea said...

wow I just love your flowers and this is why I have nominated you for the Bonny Bloggers award. the conditions of the award are
1: Put the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2: Share 5 things about yourself.
3: Pass the award onto 5 other Bonny Blogs.
4: Put links in your post of your 5 chosen Bonny Blog Winners.
5: Let them know they have been chosen to win the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award by leaving a comment on their blog.
6: PAY IT FORWARD and link the person from whom you received the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award.
Of course if you dont have time I dont expect you to do all this. Just thought I would let you know anyway. take care
Andrea

Helen said...

I LOVE the Soft Suede one - do you mind if I CASE (and adapt) it for my class next week please? With full credit, of course!

Maz O'B said...

Lovely cards Joanne,your flowers are really beautiful. Love the colour combination of soft suede and very vanilla. You're a very talented lady
Marion

Patricia said...

My friend Helen referenced you on her blog, and I'm so glad she did so I could discover your fabulous work! Your flowers are simply stunning!

I wanted to share your work with the people who read my blog, so I hope you don't mind that I've added you to my blog roll.

Anonymous said...

You flowers are amazing!!Thanks for sharing your talent!!
Peggy-Sue

Helen said...

Wow - gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for the tutorial - I had a little play yesterday and made a few...soooo pretty!
Helen x

smittenstamper said...

You are a great inspiration!!i,m just new to stampin' up,totaly love your cards,flowers and tutorial!,thanks for sharing i feel so grateful for all the talented crafters who,
"simply inspire"!, biggg thanks !
wilma x

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