Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop – All Things Crafty II

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop – All Things Crafty II

AWOW header colouring


Beautiful Friendship stamp set featured for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.

Around the World on Wednesday

Welcome back to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the gorgeous Cazz Boylan’s blog. Our guest designer this month is ……drum roll ….. EMMA GODDARD!! So excited … Emma is one of my favourite inspirations!! Can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. For this, our second hop, we continue exploring All Things Crafty … focussing on our favourite colouring tools.

The AWOW line-up

Around the World on Wednesday Designers

What a cute graphic showing all the designers and where they are located “Around the World”. To check out all the AWOW Designers projects and get to know a little bit more about them, check out the blog line up at the end of this post.

Using the Stamparatus as a colouring tool …

Beautiful Friendship stamp set colouring with Stamparatus

This might be a little different to your regular “colouring tool” … of course, we have amazing colouring tools such as the Stampin’ Blends, an Aqua Painter and watercolour pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers, the blender pens and regular inks. But since Stampin’ Up! bought out the Stamparatus, I love that I can apply layers of colour to my stamps using sponge daubers and the Stamparatus.

This technique works with the Distinktive style of stamp and also more solid images rather than a lined image. The florals in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set are perfect for this colouring technique.

Layer up those colours ….

Supplies for Stamparatus colouring

I used Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy inks for this project, but the options are endless.

So this technique sort of ties in with my favourite technique from the first blog hop …. sponging. I do actually really colour frequently, using all the tools at my disposal, but this is really my favourite way to colour an image. And I don’t have to worry about going outside the lines!!

Beautiful Friendship stamp set up close

I masked each floral image as I stamped it, and then added those amazing fluffy sprigs and leaves with the Night of Navy and Gorgeous Grape inks. And then while the images were still masked, I used the same Stamparatus colouring technique with the Hydrangea type image to create a textured background with Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.

Beautiful Friendship stamp set around the world on Wednesday

Beautiful Friendship

Beautiful Friendship is one of my favourite stamp sets and I was so thrilled to see it is carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue. These sketchy flowers are elegant and artsy, and look good even if you stamp them in just one shade.

Beautiful Friendship stamp set Around the World on Wednesday

Next Blog

Around the World on Wednesday Next Blog

Next up is Satomi Wellard in Japan! The full blog hop list is below. So take a little trip around the world and check out all the designers favourite crafting inspiration.

Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cazz Boylan – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU <<< You are Here
Satomi Wellard – JA
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Manuela Geiswinkler – AT
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Emma Goddard, Special Guest – UK
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Tina Zinck – CA
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Deatherage – US
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US

More examples of colouring with the Stamparatus …

Here are a few more examples of this technique.


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