Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the thirteenth 2020/21 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.
This week we are focussing on Crushed Curry, a strong yellow with some depth. Crushed Curry is part of Stampin' Up!'s Regals family of colours. As with all of Stampin' Up!'s colours, products in Crushed Curry span their range, including: Card-stock, Classic Stampin' Ink Pad and Ink Refill; Stampin' Write Marker; Watercolour Pencil, Designer Series Paper (Regals 6x6 Designer Series Paper, etc) and the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.
As suggested last week, I have created a project with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. Crushed Curry is a great colour for sunflowers. Both cards used Crushed Curry in their water-colour backgrounds.
CARD 1: The water-colour background was created using the smooshing technique, that is my Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink pad was dabbed onto a piece of acetate and water was misted over with a Stampin' Spritzer. A piece of Fluid 100 Water Colour paper was laid over the ink and then lifted. The water-colour paper was then dabbed back into the ink on areas where I thought I would like some more colour. This water-coloured background was put aside to dry and then was embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The background was mounted with a thin mount of Cinnamon Cider card-stock before being popped up on Dimensionals onto the Crushed Curry card-stock base.
The large sunflower and leaves from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set was stamped onto Shimmery White card-stock with Saddle Brown Stazon ink. Sazon ink was needed as I wanted to water-colour the sunflower and leaves using a Blender Pen. Crushed Curry, Cinnamon Cider and a little So Saffron ink was used to colour the sunflower; with Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz used to colour the leaves. The water-coloured pieces were die cut with the coordinating Sunflower dies.
The Sunflower dies were also used to die cut the gorgeous sunflower overlay out of the delicious Brass foil. The Brass foil that is new to the current Annual Catalogue is such a rich colour and is delightful to work with. Little leaf twigs were also cut from the Brass foil.
Together with a piece of Flowers for Every Season Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon, the sunflower, leaves and twigs were arranged with the sunflower popped up on Dimensionals and the leaves tucked under. A sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink on Crushed Curry card-stock and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder. The sentiment was fussy cut and positioned with Mini Dimensionals. Gilded Gems added the finishing touch.
A small sunflower, which had been similarly coloured to the larger sunflower was adhered to the card inner and another sentiment was stamped in Crushed Curry ink. The Whisper White C6 Envelope was stamped directly with the smaller sunflower in Crushed Curry ink.
CARD 2: The background for this card was created by stamping the large floral spray from the Fancy Phrases stamp set multiple times over a piece of Fluid 100 Water-colour paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder. Water was spread over the embossed paper with the mid-sized Water Painter and then Crushed Curry ink was added for a Wet on Wet watercolour with the emboss resist technique. Once dry the water-coloured background was mounted on a piece of Gray Granite card-stock leaving a fine mount. Then this was adhered directly to the Crushed Curry card base.
A frame was cut from Crushed Curry card-stock using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I must admit, I cut a number of frames in different colour card-stocks to help me assess which colour would be best and ended up with the Crushed Curry frame.
The same stamp that was used on the heat embossed water-coloured background was stamped on Whisper White card-stock with Gray Granite ink. The floral spray was coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Light and Dark Misty Moonlight blends for the flowers with Dark So Saffron for the flower centres; and Light and Dark Mint Macaron blends for the leaves. The floral spray was fussy cut and positioned using Dimensionals.
The sentiment also came from the Fancy Phrases stamp set. It was stamped twice - once with Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card-stock and another time with Versamark ink on Crushed Curry card-stock and heat embossed with White Emboss powder. Both were fussy cut with "When I count my" on the Whisper White card-stock being cut in two and adhered directly to the card front; and "blessings" on the Crushed Curry card-stock being popped up on Mini Dimensionals.
The card front was finished with a few Wonderful Gems. I did think about adding ribbon or twine and tried a number of different options but in the end decided not to add anything.
The card inner was stamped with the floral spray in Crushed Curry ink; as was the second part of the sentiment. I had an "oops moment". After I had adhered the card inner in place I realised that I hadn't added the second part of the sentiment. I practiced on a piece of scrap paper before stamping directly on to the card inner - and you guessed it, it didn't stamp well, so I needed to add a small label with the sentiment. Making the most of this, I added a small piece of the water-colour background under the label to link to the card front's water-colour. The coordinating Whisper White C6 envelope also was stamped with the floral spray in Crushed Curry ink.
Thank you for spending some time at Valley Inspirations. So glad you dropped in. I hope you are enjoying this week's Colour Creations Showcase, which is focussing on Stampin' Up!s Crushed Curry.
Catherine Proctor is our amazing host of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase. If you haven't finished visiting all of the team's colour creations, you can visit/revisit Catherine's page at What Cathy Made, where she hosts all the links to the other Showcase participants. I'm certainly looking forward to checking out everyone's Crushed Curry creations. No doubt they will be amazing. I am always inspired by my colleagues.
I hope to see you again next week when members of the team will share projects that hero another yellow, Daffodil Delight.
Do look after yourself and your loved ones. Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.