Sponge brayered sky and moon with Stampin' Up! Mountain Air and Very Versailles Stamp Set

Hello stampers. Coming to you safely at home during the Melbourne curfew hours of 8pm to 5am. Honestly, today was so cold, there was no way I wanted to be outside anyway! It even snowed in the outer suburbs, and it was 7 degrees at 3.30pm in the afternoon. Brrrr.

Today's card was inspired by a photo I took in Rome last year, at dusk. I loved the colours of the sky so much I wanted to try and create a similar look using sponge brayers.

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Here's what I came up with. I added a moon in there too, and because I didn't have any stamps of the Rome skyline, I used the mountain scenery stamps from Mountain Air which I absoutely love and must play with again very soon.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used the retired Purple Posy ink pad, as well as a combination of Petal Pink and Blushing Bride for the sky. For the other stamping I have used the Very Versaille stamp set and the Mountain Air stamp set, with Memento Black ink.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have also used the Very Versailles stamp set for the sentiment (Stamped in Basic Grey), and some stamping from the same set on a strip of Purple Posy cardstock. The embellishments are from the Elegant Faceted Gems embellishment pack.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I created the banner ends using the fabulous new Banners Pick a Punch, which punches two different banners in 3 different sizes, so it's really 6 punches in one! Great value and a huge timesaver for perfect banner ends every time. 

Stampin Up Banner Pick a Punch. Buy in Australia from my online store.

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. First up Very Versailles which is one I have used quite a bit.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up! Buy in Australia from my online store.

Here is Mountan Air. This is my first creation with this stamp set, but I can't wait to play some more. I have shown it here with the coordinating Majestic Mountain dies. This is one of the current bundles where if you purchase them together you will get 10% off.

Stampin Up Mountain Air Bundle. Buy in Australia from my online store.

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I'm really pleased how this card turned out. Hope you like it too. The sponge brayers are such a cool tool. If you have never used sponge brayers to combine colours before THIS VIDEO I created to go with one of my weekly tutorials, gives you a good run down of the technique to do the sky and moon (it is essentially the same card using different colours).

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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All of the products (with the exception of the Purple Posy ink pad) used today can be purchased in my Online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Claire


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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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! Zany Zebras stamp set

I'm brighetning things up a notch or two today, with a super bright birthday card featuring the new Zany Zebra Stamp Set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

Zany Zebras party animal

My colours are Magenta Madness, Basic Black and Whisper White, and I have added a layer of silver foil cardstock in there too. The punch sizes to cut out the circles were 2 and 1/4" and 1 and 1/2".

This is a great stamp set for teens and kids too. Here's a softer version.

Sany Zebra embossed on watercolour wash

You can find the Zany Zebra stamp set in my online Stampin' Up! store (follow the links at the end of the post to see all the products I used today).

 

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You can join my team just for yourself or to sell the products - the choice is yours and everyone gets the same joining deal and benefits. You can enjoy my great team community and the overall Stampin' Up! community, as well as get great savings with your Starter Kit and an ongoing 20% discount. For just $169, you get to choose $235 worth of whatever you like, plus you get free postage on your kit! The deal is even sweeter between June 3rd and June 30th because you get an extra FREE die/stamp set or punch/stamp set bundle (of your choice and of any value) in your kit. There are over 30 fabulous new bundles to choose from.

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When you place a combined (say, an order with friends or from a virtual party) or individual order of $400+ between June 3rd and June 30th, you get an extra $40 Stampin' Rewards! This means that for a $400 order, where you woulr normally receive $40 Stampin' Rewards, you will receive $80 instead. The best bit is you can spend that on anything you want in the current catalogue! To take advantage of this offer:

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony with a Video Tutorial

Hello lovely friends,

It's good to be back. Thanks for being patient while I settled my teens back into 'real' school following home schooling and got the family back into some type of routine. It's been so hard to have routine for any length of time this year hasn't it? 2020 has been quite the year so far. I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Today I wanted to blog one of my subscriber tutorial cards so I can pin it onto Pinterest boards. The Prized Peony set is a beautiful NEW Stampin' Up! stamp set and bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Video Tutorial Prized Peony Watercolouring. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at this beautiful Prized Peony stamp set (Find it HERE in my online store).

Prized Peony stamp set by Stampin' Up! . Buy online in Australia.

I wanted to colour it in a really vintage way, so a bit messy with lots of variation in colour, and some ink splatters. I created a video to show you how I did the colouring.

This type of watercolouring won't be for everyone, but I personally love how it turned out, and like having no dark lines from stamping the image.

Prized Peony stamp set Stampin Up. Watercoloured (video tutorial), Claire Daly | 2020 | Stampin Up Dempnstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's the colour combination I used:

Stampin Up Colour combination: Rococo Rose. Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite

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The brand new 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has just launched to customers. Click HERE to see how you can get one for free. 

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Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration second release sneak peek: Flowering Foils

Hello stampers, happy March.

Saleabration has just one month left to run, but it's about to get a whole lot more exciting with the release of 5 brand new Saleabration choices. Today I can give you a sneak peek of one of the choices, which is the Flowering Foils Designer Paper. This paper is printed with Rose Gold and Silver floral designs on a white background. The cool thing is you can alter the colour of the white background with spongeing or brayering, so it lends itself to some fabulous inky creations.

Here's a couple of cards I have made with this paper. For this first card, I have brayered ink in an ombre pattern with Seaside Spray ink. I have then used the Poppy Moments Bundle to complete my card.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

On this second card, I have gone for a more dramatic look and brayered with Blackberry Bliss ink. There are so many possibilities with this paper.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some additional samples using this paper, from the Stampin' Up! artists.

Saleabration Second Release 2020 Flowering Foils.

Check back on Tuesday March 3rd to be able to see the full range of new Saleabration second release offerings. You can start redeeming them from the 3rd!

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If you are in Australia, I'd love you to consider joining my team. You will be able to see and preorder products from the upcoming 2020 Annual Catalogue a full month before customers. As a member of my team (even if you just join for yourself), you will also get anything I create for my customers, plus more. This allows you to get a 20%+ discount on your own purchases too. I'd love to have you join my team and chat Stampin' Up! with me on my fun and friendly team forums. It's such a lovely welcoming community.

Special Deal: Join the Art With Heart Team (even just as a hobby to place your own orders) now for $169 and get $235 of product of your choice, plus extra free stamp set, an exclusive Mini Guillotine and 48 sheet paper sampler. Details HERE

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Being the first of the month, the Art with Heart team also have a new lot of Creative 8 Wow Tutorials for you. You can get these for FREE by placing a $50 order with me during March, or you can purchase them from anywhere in the world, on my Tutorials page.

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Creative 8 Ad March 2020Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here again on the 3rd with full details of the Saleabration second release.

Claire