Prized Peony – Designers Choice for Creating Kindness Around the World Blog Hop

Prized Peony – Designers Choice for Creating Kindness Around the World Blog Hop


Prized Peony Stamp Set is my chosen product for our hop today.

Creating kindness Design Team

Welcome to my blog. My name is Cheryll Miller, and today I am hopping with the amazing Creating Kindness Design Team crew. November’s theme is “Designer’s Choice” … that made my choices both difficult and easy! 🙂

The Spotlight Technique …

Always a winner and a “go to” technique that works for many images.

Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies

Prized Peony is one of those stamp sets that has been around for a while, and so it gets left on the shelf while we ooh and aah over newer sets. I had forgotten how delightful the images in this set are and how very easy they are to colour. The shading is already in the image and it is just a matter of adding some colour over the top … no real shading required.

The Spotlight Technique is an old favourite also …

Self explanatory, making a feature of one particular part of an image by “spotlighting” it, this technique works with almost any image large enough to select one particular section to create a highlight.

Design Tips …

  • The background image is stamped in black ink and left uncoloured.
  • Stamp the image again in back ink onto another piece of white cardstock. Select the area you want to colour and colour it up with your favourite medium. I have used Stampin’ Blends and the colours are Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. Leaves are Granny Apple Green, and I have added Smokey Slate in the background.
  • I have die cut this with a circular die from the (retired) Stitched Shapes dies, and then added a Scalloped Circle in Basic Black (Layering Circles Dies).
  • The spotlit part of the image is layered up over the single colour background layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Let’s try a slightly different colour way …

For this card, I removed a lot of the black cardstock, replacing with Melon Mambo. I have coloured the Peony with Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo and put the Petal Pink in the background.

Which is your favourite?

I wonder what is happening on the other Design Team’s craft tables this month?

You had better hop around and take a look … next up is the fabulous Jay Soriano. I am sure you will love what she has created.

Blog Hop Participants

  1. Marcy Denning – Canada
  2. Cheryll Miller – Australia
  3. Jay Soriano – UK
  4. Sammi Offield – US
  5. Liz Yuille – UK

A few of the Design Team have created videos for their projects and you can view them here …
1. Marcy Denning – Canada
2. Jay Soriano – UK

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