INKspired Blog Hop # 19 - Watercolor Wings

Welcome to another Inspired Blog Hop.

This week I took some time out to play with some of my new stamps and tools I order from the new Catalogue!  I was itching to use the Watercolor Wings Bundle! "love" that Stampin' Up! offers stamps and framelits that coordinate and that you save 15%when you purchase them as a bundle! You may have arrived here from the lovely Maree's Blog, or if it's your first stop, Please be sure to 'hop' to all the other talented Inspired Team Members!

This week's Sketch

I've had a card idea in my head but struggled a little at first getting onto paper! I envisaged a beautiful butterfly landing on a brick wall . . . that was my inspiration! So of course I had to include the New Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Being a larger embossing folder  6" x 6" you can emboss cardstock for larger projects other than just cards. 
Love it!

                                     Here's what I came up with!

A very quick and simply card. Firstly I stamped the butterfly using pool party and Bermuda Bay on whisper white card stock. I then used the Butterflies framelits to cut it out. I layered the cut out butterfly onto a piece of pool party card stock. The silver strip behind the butterfly was created using the new washi label punch. To finish off the Butterfly I used some of the silver Metallic thread and stapled it to the centre of the butterfly. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Now it's onto the super talented Teneale Williams...

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INKspired Blog Hop # 18

Welcome to our INKSpired Blog Hop. 

They do seem to roll around fast but I love playing along to the challenges as I feel it helps to keep my mojo flowing! With all the great new products Stamp'Up! has on offer it's hard not to want to play either. lol. You may have arrived here from the lovely  Maree's Blog, or if it's your first stop, Please be sure to 'hop' to all the other talented Inspired Team Members!

This Weeks Template

With Each new Annual Catalogue, comes tonnes  of new inspirational photos and tips to help us get creative. I just love flicking through the catalogue for ideas! Oh and yes "ok I have to confess that I have owned the beautiful Wetlands stamp set" for sometime now and it hadn't seen ink. Well it's hubby's birthday tomorrow, so I came up with this design with a little inspiration from the catalogue and this template designed by my super talented up-line Teneale Williams.

To create the decorative edge and the point, I used the Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102) and Cut away the edge on the long side. (Love it).  I have also used the new Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and partially embossed the cardstock, then scored it on either side.
Now it's onto the super talented Teneale Williams...

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Swallowtail - Watercolour Challenge #TGIFC06

Hi Stamping Buddies,
Here's my card that I made for the TGIFC06Watercolour Challenge and for my beautiful friend Judy, who really needed some Hugs. xox 
I have always wanted to try using the beautiful Swallowtail Stamp from Stampin’Up! With a watercolour technique.
I have used Shimmery White card stock on this card as I found it works really well when embossing and watercolouring.  Firstly I swiped the card stock with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped the Swallowtail stamp on Shimmery white card stock in Versamark.  I covered the stamped image with Silver Embossing Powder, tapped the edge to remove any excess powder and used the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  If you've never embossed with any metallic embossing powders, it's truly an instant “WOW” moment. It’s goes from being dull to bursting into this bright and shiny image! (Love it).

I started by adding a drop of reinker to the lid of these inkpads:  Soft Sky, Pool Party and Marina Mist.  Using an Aqua Painter, I picked up Soft Sky ink and went over the entire image.  Be careful to not let too much water pool on the paper. Next, I added some Pool Party ink. I'm going for a graduated blue color here. Last, I used the Marina Mist ink.  Lightly wipe the image with tissue to remove any excess ink. I then layered the design onto another piece of Shimmery White card. The layers are attached to each other and the card front using Tombo GlueYou could make this in so many different ways - you're only limited by your imagination. 

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Narelle xo
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