Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Let’s Take a Walk

Welcome to the September Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!

Each month a group of creative friends create a project for a theme. Below is an image of all of the crew and where they are from around the globe. Such a wonderfully talented and friendly group of people.

This months theme is Let's Take a Walk. So we are taking a walk in our local area and with that in mind creating a project. It is the beginning of Spring here in Australia and as I walk my puppy through our neighbourhood I am aware of all the flowers that are blooming and paying attention to the ones I have not seen before in particular. My puppy, however is just interested in sniffing the grass the whole way.
Below is an image of my neighbourhood where I walk my Puppy.

Here is a picture of my Puppy Maggie sitting under a gorgeous Magnolia tree in the centre of our town near my favourite shop, the Berry Tea Shop. Maggie is a 7 month old Groodle. She is the sweetest girl who loves to go for a walk. So, for this month blog hop I wanted to create something with lots of blooms. I settled on the gorgeous Garden Wallk Designer Series Paper before deciding to team it with the LAsting Joy stamp set. They really work well together.

This is my Birthday card made for a wonderful friend who is celebrating her birthday later this week.
I have kept the layout and elements simple as I wanted to show off this gorgeous DSP. It has become my favourite from the Mini Catalogue.

Stamping the flower in Poppy Parade and Wild Wheat in the centre and leaves  in Pretty Peacock on Basic White card stock prior to fussy cutting each piece. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and the surrounding Countryside Corner stamp set in Popy Parade. I left the cut flower border in as it worked so well too. 

The central band is on the other side of the floral DSP and glued to the floral DSP. Perfect coordination. I popped the sentiment layer up on Dimensionals before adhering to the Countryside Corner stamped layer. Then popped these layers up on Dimensionals before adhering to the top of the band.

Before adhering the flower and leaves I tied a 20cm length of Linen thread in a double bow and adhered it to the bottom right of the Countryside Corner layer using Seal+. The flower and leaves are popped up on Dimensionals. The final thing is to place three of the Pretty Peacock Adhesive Backed Sequins aound the sentiment layers.

Up next on this months blog hop is the wonderfully talented.Rochelle Laird-Smith.  Click on the next button below to keep hopping and seeing what everyone is creating to this months fun theme.

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Colour INKspiration #151


Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration #151.

The crew would love you to join us for one of the challenges! It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics. 

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. Make sure that you answer the joining questions. We can't wait to see what you create this challenge with these gorgeous colours.

This months inspiration image was chosen by crew member Cathy Pinchbeck.

The Rocking Horse Bundle was a favourite from the Mini Catalogue. I love all the sweet dies. The Teddy and the blocks in particular. I saw the bundle as not just a christmas stamp set but perfect for babies and toddlers too.

I have used the Deckled Edge Rectangles for my Basic White background layer on top of the Balmy Blue card base and the Balmy Blue Designer Series Paper. 

The Rocking Horse was stamped in Pecan Pie ink then coloured with the Pecan Pie Stampin' Blends. Lighter blend for the body and the darker blend for the mane, tail and saddle detail. I coloured the saddle in with the Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend before die cutting the saddle in Balmy Blue card stock and gluing it in place. I die cut the decorative base of the rocking horse in Pecan Pie card stock before gluing it in place. You can see the coloured Pecan Pie peeking through which looks good and gives dimension. The rocking horse was adhered to the top of the Deckled Rectangle using Dimensionals.

The Teddy was cut out of Basic White card stock coloured with the Pecan Pie Blends prior to cutting. This gives the teddy a lighter shade of Pecan Pie to contarast against the rocking horse. The bow and blocks were cut out of Petal Pink and Balmy Blue card stock. Those little blocks are so cute! I adhered these with glue and Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue card stock before cutting it out with a die from the Something Fancy Dies. I cut a similar length piece of the Balmy Blue Sparkle Ribbon and glued it to the bottom of the sentiment before using Dimensionals to adhere to the right hand side of the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog post today. You are appreciated.

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