Sunday, 10 November 2019

Brightly Gleaming | Stamping Sunday Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This month the team are showcasing elements of the Brightly Gleaming Suite in the Stampin' Up 2019 Holiday Catalogue. 


The very first time I flicked through the Holiday Catalogue particular suite stood out as a favourite and the whole range of products have been my go-to for many of my Christmas projects. I absolutely adore the suite colour palette of Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive, Copper and Very Vanilla but for today's projects I wanted to take a different approach and use the Christmas Gleaming stamp set with the brights collection of colours. 


Aren't they pretty? There's something about these colours arranged in rainbow order that makes my heart smile. To create each of these 3" x 3" mini cards I stamped and heat embossed the ornament image in white on watercolour paper and then I added a watercolour wash in each of the different colours.

Once dry I then mounted each image on a square of coordinating cardstock before adhering to the card front. The sentiment from Tidings All Around was also heat embossed in white on Basic  Black cardstock and I added a little bling with some Silver Glimmer paper and some rhinestones. 

That's all from me today. Be sure to check out what the rest of team have created with this amazing suite. 

- Tan xx


Saturday, 2 November 2019

Stampin Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Christmastime Is Here



Christmas Is Coming Early This Year!
We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season. The 2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team have been busy creating even more samples with this stunning suite and can't wait to share them with you in another blog hop. 

Before I share my projects I wanted to remind you of the samples that I shared in the first blog hop.



As you can see my first collection of projects featured the rich Christmassy colours of Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold that feature in the Christmastime is Here Speciality Designer Series Paper. However, when I sat down again to play with the gorgeous Christmas Rose I thought I'd have a go at something a bit different.



What do you think? This rose image is so versatile. Right? I'm not sure about you but at this time of year I'm so engrossed in Christmas crafting with my new holiday goodies, that my poor friends and family who have birthdays in November and December usually end up receiving a card from my "stash" rather than one that I have created with them exclusively in mind. But this set changes all of that.



My starting point for both of these projects was watercolouring the rose image and I just had to go with Melon Mambo for the flowers. I really love the combo of Night of Navy with Melon Mambo and the addition of Gold in the heat embossed sentiment from the Band Together Stamp Set meant I could also make use out of the stunning Gold Glimmer ribbon and Gold Glitter Enamel Dots from the suite.




Sticking with the blue tones I decided to go with Balmy Blue for my second card and kept the layout fairly simple to allow the rose image to shine. Do you recognise the DSP on this card? Inspired by my amazingly talented friend Susan Wong, I've started trying to give my designer series papers a new look by taking them outside of the original colour palette and this Balmy Blue stripe from the Come Sail Away DSP works perfectly with the bright pink rose.




The Christmastime is Here suite is available to customers from 1 November and will only be available while supplies last so if myself or my fellow Artisans have piqued your interest with these alternative designs I strongly suggest you contact your local demonstrator asap so you don't miss out.

Next up in the hop is my beautiful friend Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. Be sure to select the "Next" button below to see what Angela and the rest of my Artisan friends have created.


Supplies used
Stamps: Christmastime is Here, Band Together
Card: Night of  Navy, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Come Sail Away DSP
Ink: Stāzon Jet Black, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Versamark,
Accessories & Tools: Roses Dies, Stitched Nesting Label Dies, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Gold ¼” Glimmer Ribbon, Linen Thread

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Black & Bling | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to another Be Inspired Blog Hop. This month the design team are sharing projects created with the theme "Black and Bling" in mind. You may have arrived here from my amazingly talented friend, Emma Goddard or if you are starting the hop from here be sure to follow the hop all the way around so you don't miss any of the awesome inspiration that the design team have in store for you. 

So I made an interesting discovery about myself whilst working of this project, I find black cards really difficult. After many attempts to create something I was happy with I decided to embrace the Bling portion of the brief and here's what I came up with. 


When I think of bling at Christmas time my mind instantly goes to bright shiny ornaments, so I chose to go with silver embossed ornaments on Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana.  Don't you just love how the bright colours pop against the black.

Sticking with silver I added a little extra bling with a Silver Foil stitched frame and some rhinestones and for a finishing touch I add a bow in Black Satin Ribbon.

Next up in the hop is Janneke Dijkstra-deJong. I can't wait to see what she has come up with.


Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll


Tanya Rees (You are here)