Reverse watercolour technique with Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

Hey there,

Today I have a technique I am not even sure of the proper name for (if there is even one), but which is simple and hardly needs any supplies for, so I wanted to show you. I'm going to call it reverse watercolouring.

Celebrate Sunflowers sponge brayered background with reverse watercolouring technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia. Video on blog post.

Here's the video tutorial I made to demonstrate this technique and card.

I'm really loving the colour Bumble Bee. It's such a vibrant yellow, but also warm and welcoming.

Celebrate Sunflowers sponge brayered background with reverse watercolouring technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia. Video on blog post.

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Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers meets Basket of Blooms: Mediterranean flower pots coloured with Stampin' Blends

Hello stampers :)

Today's card is inspired by my memories of Barcelona. One of my happy memories of visiting this beautiful city in 2016, is the beautiful terracotta pots of flowers on balconies. Whenever I see bright tubs of Geraniums, I am reminded of sights like this. 

Geranium balcony

There were also all these beautiful flower stalls lining La Ramblas, selling seedlings and small plants (tomato and fruit bearing too) and cut flowers.

A flower stalls

I love the Jar of Flowers stamp set, so decided to pair it with a Teracotta pot to recreate these happy memories. Although the flowers aren't Geraniums, I tried to create the bright happy vibe in my colouring.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers and Basket of Blooms stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

The Teracotta Pot is from the Basket of Blooms stamp set, and is coloured using dark and light Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends. I used the colour lifter to remove some colour in the centre where the light would fall. 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers and Basket of Blooms stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

The Jar of Flowers image has the leaves coloured in light and dark Mint Macaron and dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends. The flowers are a combination of light and dark Flirty Flamingo, light Cherry Cobbler and light and dark Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends. I just kept blending colours until I got the variation in the flower colour I was looking for.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers and Basket of Blooms stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator melbourne Australia.

My greeting is from Well Said stamp set, my embellishments are the Elegant Faceted Gems (these are PERFECT for subtle embellishing), and my ribbon and trim is the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (love, love, love this neutral combo, so versatile). You can view and purchase all the supplies I have used today using the links at the end of my post.

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. They are both new in the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Jar of Flowers can be purchased as a stamp alone set or as a bundle with the punch which cuts out the jar shape (we also have cute mason jar shaker domes to fit - see links below).

Jar of Flowers stamp set. Buy online in Australia.

Jar of Flowers bundle. Buy online in Australia

Basket of Blooms is a stand alone stamp set, but it does coordinate with the Small Blooms punch which we had as a free choice during Saleabration, and which can still be purchased separately (link below).

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms. Buy online in Australia.

I hope today's card has given you some inspiration to either get out your Stampin' Blends, or maybe even get out in the garden. Either way would be a happy way to spend the day in my opinion.

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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is in the mail.

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The Bonus Days promotion is on again in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

Hello friends. On the weekend I had my first play with the Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set from the 2020/21 Annual Catalogue. I was sitting up late and I had some stamped images which I was just colouring in for some quiet 'me' time. I have found this type of 'me' time, and some other self care activities I have stepped up recently, really therapeutic with the challenges 2020 has thrown our way. We are nearly 1 week into our second lockdown in Melbourne (Australia) for Covid-19. This one is for 6 weeks at least, with no home visitors allowed, so there is lots of time for stamping. I pray we flatten the curve and get on top of this virus again soon. I pray for my friends and family around the world, and that the scientists can find a vaccine one day soon.

I think my favourite things about this card are the layering and textures. The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle has lots of elements you can layer, as well as the outline images for colouring.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is a fabulous neutrals pack with lots of photo realistic texture images. I liked the pages that looked like hessian texture, as sunflowers and hession seem a great combination.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have coloured the sunflower image with Stampin' Blends, on thick Whisper White cardstock. I have used Mango Melody light and dark, as well as some light Blackberry Bliss and light Rick Razzleberry close to the centre of the flower. For the leaves I have stamped and die cut using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For my embellishments I have used  some Braided Linen Trim and the gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  There are also some Champagne Rhinestones in there. I find the Champagne ones look particularly good with the tones I have used today.

Celebrate Sunflowers Stampin Up stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Hope you love today's card as much as I loved creating it. I coloured a few more images on the weekend so I am looking forward to making those into cards and sharing them with you over the next couple of weeks. My weekly PDF tutorials start up again this weekend after a break for the school holidays, so be sure to subscribe. You can also subscribe to get my blog posts by email.

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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is in the mail.

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The Bonus Days promotion is on again in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! 12x12 Travel Scrapbook Layout using World of Good Product Suite

Hello there.

Something completely different for you today, a scrapbook page! I am beginning to scrapbook my trip my few days in Rome before the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip last year and wanted a 12x12 cover page. I'll probably do most of the pages with pocket scrapbooking and the World of Good Memories and More card pack, but I like to do some 12x12 pages in there too, as a cover and some special photos.

World of Good Stampin Up 12x12 Travel Scrapbooking Page by Claire Daly, Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

As I wanted to print certain parts of the photo and get the full height if the beautiful Trevi fountain in, I cropped my photo in Photoshop, and then printed at home. I have a Canon Pixma A4 printer (mine is a TS8160) and I use genuine Canon Photo Paper (I love the Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi  Gloss) and genuine Canon inks, and I am really happy with the printing results I get. Very handy too as Melbourne (Australia) where I live just went into another 6 week lockdown to get the second wave of this horrible Covid-19 Virus under control.

12x12 Travel Scrapbook page usine Stampin Up World of Good product suite and Very Versailles stamp set. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The World of Good product suite is PERFECT for travel scrapbooking, and especially ancient Rome as it has all the beautiful rich earthy colours of ancient ruins and old buildings.

World of Good Product Suite Stampin Up. Perfect for travel and masculine themed projects. Availiable now in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

With our new adhesive foam sheets, and Playful Alphabet dies (links at end of post), it's easy to make colour coordinated dimensional letters for your scrapbook titles. The letters are about 3/4" high, which is a great size. You just peel the backing paper off one side of the adhesive foam, attach a strip of whatever colour you are using (I used the Brass foil sheets) and cut the alphabet like normal in your die cutting machine. They cut like butter. Just peel the backing sheet off the other side and adhere to your page. Easy! The word 'adventure' is from the Sweet Silhouettes dies.

Playful Alphabet dies Stampin Up plus foam sheet = make your own dimensional alphabet. Buy online via my Australian online store.

I've added some tone on tone stamping to the base Crumb Cake 12x12 cardstock (from the neutrals 12x12 pack) using one of my very favourite vintage sets, Very Versailles. I have also popped on some of the Artistry Blooms sequins, which include a variety of colours. I found the Calypso Coral a great match for this product suite.

12x12 Travel Scrapbook page usine Stampin Up World of Good product suite and Very Versailles stamp set. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To balance the page I included a quote (die cut with the layering circle dies) from the World of Good Memories and More cards. I added in some more sequins, a cardstock sticker from the same card pack and a strip of coordinating DSP. As this was a cover page, it didnt need much journalling. I just added the dates and a note that it was before the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.

World of Good Stampin Up 12x12 Travel Scrapbooking Page by Claire Daly, Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is being sent very soon.

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Bonus Days is on in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Moments & Ornate Garden Split Panel Card

Hello friends,

Back today with a simple watercolour card for you. This is one I did for a subscriber step by step PDF tutorial a while back, but I also like to blog these so I can add them to my Pinterest boards (by subscribing, you get the step by step instructions, supplies and pictures emailed out free of charge though).

Split panel cards are easy but really effective.

Stampin Up Beautiful Moments | Ornate Garden split panel card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love this Ornate Layers frame, as it's the perfect size to add in a watercoloured image. This image is from the Beautiful Moments stamp set and I have watercoloured using waterpainters and the ink in the ink pad lids. I've used Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron (to pick up the green in the Ornate Garden DSP.

Stampin Up Beautiful Moments | Ornate Garden split panel card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you like today's card. I'd love to send you a free weekly tutorial when they start back up after the school holidays.

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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is being sent very soon.

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Bonus Days is on in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy and creative week and I'll see you back here again soon. 

Claire

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