Welcome to my blog today. I am once again hopping with the amazing Creating Kindness Design Team. What an amazing bunch of very talented demonstrators. Our guest designer for April is Liz Yuille of Old Stable Crafts in the United Kingdom and our theme is COLOUR. I can’t wait to see what Liz has to show us!
Here is a sneak peek image of just a few of the projects … just to whet your appetite for hopping around all the Creating Kindness Design Team blog participants listed below.
What colours inspire you in your crafting? I am inspired by so many different things. I love the colour green to look at, but don’t often use it when crafting. I find I am often drawn to pinks and oranges and love it when those colours are intense and used together. So that is what I have used today.
Our roses are just about done, but there was one last flush of pink climbing roses in one concentrated bouquet. It is a perfect backdrop for my Butterfly Card today.
It is that time of year when I start to get the guilts about having overlooked the Annual Catalogue products. As we move into the final months of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, I start to look at some of my stamp and die sets with worry … “will you stay or will you go?”.
So once I had created my watercolour background with Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Berry Burst re-inkers mixed with water, I looked to some of the Annual Catalogue products to feature. The little detailed butterfly dies from the Bold Butterfly framelits were the perfect size for this card.
I die cut the butterfly framelit three times straight out of the watercoloured background. I carefully saved the little pieces of die waste and then re-placed them back into a different coloured butterfly outline. To give me a base to adhere the little bits to, I die cut three of the small solid butterfly thinlit from the Butterflies Thinlits set with Whisper White cardstock. This process didn’t take long at all and i really like the end result. I used this same technique in my Creating Kindness Design Team project for March here. Two totally different cards!
Those little white dots are from the Watercolour Wings Stamp Set and I have stamped them with Whisper White craft ink. It is not a strong white, and the spots have softened as they dried, almost resembling a bokeh effect.
The black layer shows through the die cut pieces underneath the detailed butterflies. I have adhered their bodies with mini glue dots and then popped the wings up with some mini dimensionals.
Next up on the blog list is the totally amazing Paula Dobson. Paula is an inspirational paper artist and I cannot wait to hop on over and see what she has for us today.
And here is the full list of blog hop participants.