Monday, May 2, 2016

OnStage Sydney Display Stamper Swirly Bird Sweet Sugarplum

Hello there,
well today I am going to finish off my OnStage samples with Sweet Sugarplum. 

Sweet Sugarplum and Rose Red swirly flowers with some touches of silver. The flower stem images in the set work great as leaf veining too!

I used the solid part of the kite image to add some background detail here. As well as using Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy to colour the flower.

The swirl image makes a great atmospheric background for a butterfly. I paired Sweet Sugarplum with Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant and lots of gold.

One last shaker to finish off with. I stitched vellum over Sweet Sugarplum DSP and added in silver sequins. Clear embossed little flowers add some interest to the white background and are stamped and water coloured as the feature too. 

Thanks for much for dropping by while I was showcasing my samples. I'll be back again next Friday with a new Just Add Ink challenge post.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

OnStage Sydney Display Samples Swirly Bird Dapper Denim

Well things got a bit busy but finally it's time to show you my OnStage Dapper Denim samples. It's a nice blue to work with.

I mixed Dapper Denim with some of SU! current soft blues and greens. It looks great with Kraft too!

With Real Red and Cherry Cobler - the little boat is the perfect size to put in a shaker.

Mixed with neutrals to create a rustic baby card (I used a marker to add the dot detail to the eggs)

A CAS simple one to finish. Denim Dapper sponged in a gradient mixed with a tiny touch of Marina Mist on the kite and silver.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

JAI #309 Just add Inspiration

Hello there,
with the beginning of school again life has returned to its normal pattern here which is rather nice (especially as it means some stamping time for me ;) It has also meant I had time to break out some new stamps I received at OnStage. This weeks challenge - Just Add Inspiration - at Just Add Ink - a lovely serene photo from Jodene was perfect to make a special Mother's Day card for my MIL. Here's the inspiration photo.

The new stamp set was perfect as my MIL loves her cat and this gave me the option to add one!  

I have pulled the very fresh colour palette from the inspiration photo and also tried to add in a knit texture background that echoes the chevrons in the picture. Construction was very simple, colour the images, trim out the different pieces and arrange them. It wasn't essential but I had to make sure the cat was comfortable so I added a pillow for it to rest against (My old fur baby certainly loves having something to snuggle into).

What inspires you in the inspiration photo? We'd love you to play along with us. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT projects too!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Sitting Here, Mixed Borders, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Tipped Tops dies (PaperTrey Ink), Copic markers,  Pool Party and Calypso Coral seam binding, Silver thread, Dimensionals, Fine tip glue, Wink of Stella clear, Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Tear and Tape

Thursday, April 28, 2016

OnStage Sydney Display Samples Swirly Bird Emerald Envy

Oops! forgot to post these last night!
Today it's the turn of Emerald Envy.
I loved how it looked with Kraft - you might notice that ;)

Used the birdy, 'nest" swirl and eggs for this one.

This one was all about backgrounds - using part of the 'kite' and also the splatter stamp - great for masculine cards.

I couldn't go past a dinosaur card when using Emerald Envy. (Can you spot the part of the kite I used in the card above?)

For this simple little PL page I used the bird and boat as they tied in so well with the pictures.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OnStage Sydney Display Sample Swirly Bird Peekaboo Peach

Hello there,
here is today's installment. It's all about Peekaboo Peach!

A big swirl adds great detail to the sun. It's also easy to add extra definition to the bird by using a fine tip black marker.  (I paired it with Marina Mist here)

A cascade of little flowers using the little swirl stamps (the greens I used for the leaves were Wild Wasabi and Garden Green)

Tiny swirls make great little flowers to decorate a tag on a mini treat bag.

The inside where you can include a message and gift card.


Finally, using the dotty splatter stamp to make a background.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

OnStage Sydney Display Samples Swirly Bird Flirty Flamingo

Well this is somewhat unexpected but then so was the phone call I got a few weeks before the OnStage event in Sydney. I was delighted to be asked to be a display stamper at the Sydney event. The time line was challenging - two weeks to create twenty projects - four each for the new incoming in colors (2016-18). Stampin Up! sent me a new stamp set - Swirly Bird and the new in colors and I set to work. It wasn't hard, Swirly Bird has a lot of potential as I hope you'll see. Below you will find the cards I made to showcase the new colour Flirty Flamingo - possibly my favourite of the new colours. Drop by each day to see the next set of four projects.

Little flowers make a fun background

Swirls make a great atmospheric background

I used the back of the stamps for this one

Then right way around for this one to make flowers!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

JAI #307 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
I'm delighted to say that this Saturday I get the chance to spend the day catching up with some special friends and getting the first look at the new annual SU! catalogue at the SU! OnStage event in Sydney. The crafty chatter will be non-stop this weekend :)

But I had to be sure to leave something here for you and the challenge at Just Add Ink , this week a colour challenge from Nikki, was perfect to make something rich and textured (well that's the way mine turned out ;). Here are the colour's.

As you can see I am really planning ahead here (although I will have to remember to give it to DH in September!). The colours were a perfect match to the Going Place suite so once the idea popped into my head I went with it. Being a masculine card I tried to add in a lot of texture (I was rather chuffed with how my mini star shaker turned out) and subtle bling. I just love that I can customise sentiments with the Alphabet Rotary stamp too :)

The design team have come up with a fabulous array of gorgeous cards so please do go check them out. Hope you can join us.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Going Global, Alphabet Rotary
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Versamark
Accessories: Circle collection framelits, Starburst framelits (R), Bountiful Banners die (PaperTrey Ink), World Traveler embossing folder, Going Places DSP, Triple banner pumch, Bitty Banner framelits, White and Gold embossing powder, Gold glimmer paper, Itty Bitty Accents punch, Hung Up Clips (R), Sewing machine, Window sheet, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape