I came across this puzzle technique on Splitcoaststampers, and gave it a try. It's an easy one, but it does boggle the mind for a minute . . .
Loving this fresh, fun, color combo: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight with a splash of Wisteria Wonder. I've been using a lot of Pool Party lately, and am so happy this color is sticking around!
The basics of what we are doing here is stamping the Swallowtail butterfy and then cutting out the nested flower images. Sponge colour on each of the pieces and then reassemble the butterfly.
I've also made a matching envelope out of the Calypso Coral Designer Prints as this card is quite a large one at 6×6 inches. The envelopes are easy to do with the new Diagonal Plate.
This is One of the Two projects I will be teaching at my Vintage Cards Class at SENZ in a few weeks. Featuring the gorgeous Swallowtail stamp (129216) in the Seasonal Catalogue and a colour wash technique, you'll find this easy to achieve:
The Swallowtail butterfly looks really, really great monochromatic or coloured in – she's/he's a keeper! I've used very soft colours here for a sweet look. The very large pearls top it off.
The background is the Primrose Petals CoreDinations Cardstock, which is really fantastic for distressing just a litte bit or a whole lot:
I won't give too much away about this project as it's a SENZ class. I'll be teaching this mid day 5th of July. There will be a second project, but I am waiting on my NEW supplies (released 1 of July) to arrive any day now to design that up. Cost of the class is $45 and includes $25 worth of product.
Well, I know I keep saying it, but we are nearly there with the new craft room! I had my inaugural class in there last night, so we are functioning now. Just need a curtain for the laundry area, some chairs, a rug, and to paint the two new walls (little ones). Then I think that's IT!
On Sunday night, Rob painted me a chalkboard and built a frame to go around it. I have pics of him doing this on my Stamp Happy Facebook Page.
Well we had white paint, chartreuse paint, and the beige wall colour paint. of course, I wanted something else. Pool Party came to mind as quite nice.
It was Sunday night.
Sooooo, we got the white paint and played with the Stampin' Up! Ink Refills! Fun!! Mostly Pool Party, but also some Island Indigo and Always Artichoke were put in. It's still relatively pale, but it worked great!
I LOVE IT! I have the best husband ever!!! (Well, he's my personal favorite anyway!)
I love how Stampin' Up! is continually giving us brand new product! We all fell in love with the sand-able Core'Dinations cardstock last Seasonal Catalogue, and in this catalogue we have it in three more colours. (Primrose Petals, Real Red, and Pool Party). What a yummy combo those three are, too.
My scrapbooking group requested a vintage layout, so I went sort of mid-way. My photos I wanted to use are quite "clean", and I wanted to keep them that way. But you/I can still add some vintage elements without going 100% antique.
I used a Nic Howard layout ( see below) as the inspiration for my layout, although mine did not turn out a great deal like hers, just the basic layout of the photos and elements is the same.
I find it quite fun to use something as a springboard, but using your style, your supplies, and your colours, the finished product can be quite different!
I used the Pool Party Core'Dinations cardstock and the Vine STreet Embossing Folder here to ceate a small accent element. Also the words from Sweet Essentials were perfect for me here, but there are plenty of other sayings in the set to suit other photos. I realize not many will be necessarily scrapping wedding photos!
The details here on the lower left hand corner were so fun to make. The flower is made using the Blossom Party Die, some glimmer spritz, and a bit of Pink Pirouette ink.
The ribbon flowers are the best value and the most fun in the Seasonal Mini – just $14.50 for 100 of them! And so fun to spritz and colour to suit your project. I've already gone through one or two or three packs . . .
Love the butterflies . . . always a spot for a butterfly. I did this using the Rock & Roll technique to achieve the multi-coloured look to the babe. Lots of pearls to finish this off.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to take a quick class from Paula Dobson while in Palmerston North last week. We only had 50 minutes start to finish, and look at the amazing work of art she taught us!
I can very confidently say everyone in the class was pleasantly surprised they could achieve this. A bit of ink and some masking, and away we went.
The lovely tree image is from Forever Young, a sentimental stamp set perfect for this technique.
Thank you, Paula, for making me feel like an artist for an hour! 🙂
STamps: Forever Young
Colours: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Other: post it notes, neutrals brads, Word Window Punch, sponges, scallop circle punch
I had fun making this project for my swap yesterday at our Stampin' Up! Creative Inkers team training. Okay, maybe i was still making them as the ladies arrived. . . . but it did go together quickly and was fun! I just love those new Vanilla Flower Trim flowers in the Seasonal Mini – so fun to spray and colour!
I did this up with a few different patterns from the Tea for Two DSP:
The really fun bit was, as I said above, the flowers! I love these babies and will be ordering more tomorrow. I spritzed them with my own potion made up of water, rubbing alcohol, and some drops of Calypso Coral ink refill. Fun! I love the spritzers, too, and for only $3, they are sure worth having.
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Stamps: Oh, Hello!
Colours: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, So Saffron