Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps for Heart of Christmas Week 18
September 27, 2017
Welcome to week 18 of Heart of Christmas, and lots more inspiration for your Christmas creating.
I had so much fun playing with the Cheery Chirps stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue this week. It's such a lovely set and perfect for watercolouring.
For the first card, I took inspiration from the sample in the Holiday Catalogue. I used a combination of Aqupainters and Blender Pens, as I find Belender Pens have more control for smaller areas, with the Aquapainters best for the colour wash and larger areas. My colours are Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky.
I also used the Touches of Texture stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, to add some background stamping (Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky).
For my second card, I took colouring inspiration from the lovely Teneale Williams, using Real Red and Crumb Cake for the bird, Always Artichoke for the leaves and Soft Sky for the background. My greeting on the cards is from Merry Patterns.
I have also used one of the Touches of Texture stamps on the background of this card. To finish my card, I have added a bit of Burlap Trim, Linen Thread and a lace doily .
Now it's time to check in with the Art With Heart Team girls and see what they have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous creative week.
Gorgeous cards Claire, I love them both and awesome colouring!
Posted by: Kate Morgan | September 27, 2017 at 03:23 PM
Your little birds are so sweet Claire and I love your colour combinations!
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | September 27, 2017 at 09:28 PM
Love your 2 cards Claire, birds are so cute and love the softness of the cards colours are gorgeous. xx
Posted by: monika o'neill | September 27, 2017 at 10:36 PM
Claire, I have to admit that this stamp set didn't really jump out at me from the catalogue, but you have made two beautiful cards with it and I love them both. I love the tone on tone stamping of Soft Sky using Touches of Texture and my favourite is your second card. :)
Posted by: Caroline | October 01, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Love both of your cards, Claire, but the first one in particular is my favourite. Great colour combo of the soft background with the bright bird.
Posted by: Judy May | October 02, 2017 at 04:25 PM
These are stunning, Claire! I love the colour combo, and your colouring is perfection.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | October 09, 2017 at 08:54 PM