Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 19th Colour Creations Showcase for 2020 with members of the Art with Heart Team.
It's great that you are joining us as we focus on a bright and happy green that, as the name suggests, is the colour of a Granny Apple. Granny Apple Green sits within Stampin' Up!s Brights family of colours. Granny Apple Green can be found in Stampin' Up!s card-stock; Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, re-inkers & Stampin' Spots); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends; Designer Series Papers; Rainbow Glimmer Paper, and the Looking Up Card Kit.
Granny Apple Green is such a gorgeous colour. As I take my dog for a walk, I see this colour all around me in nature - so much inspiration. I had numerous ideas for projects but only time for one card. As I mentioned last week, I am wanting to explore watercolour, so have played a little with it this week. I also decided to christen the Boho Indigo Product Melody.
A piece of Fluid 100 card-stock was lightly misted with water and some Granny Apple Green Classic ink was dropped on using a Water Painter and the colour was lightly moved around - Wet on wet water-colour. Excess ink and water were dabbed off with some paper towel and then it was set aside to dry. I also water-coloured a couple of small pieces of water-colour paper with Granny Apple Green - one lighter, one with the colour a little stronger.
When thinking about the design for my project, I really liked a colour combo with Granny Apple Green, light grey and a deeper blue, so I am using Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight with Granny Apple Green in this project. The floral vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight Classic ink on Whisper White card-stock. Isn't the vase gorgeous?
A strip of stacked-wall designer series paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack was cut a bit shorter than the card front. The stamped vase was cut out with the matching die from the Boho Indigo dies and two smaller vases were cut from a small piece of Smoky Slate card-stock. To give the arrangement a background, two circles were cut using the Layered Circle dies - one in Whisper White card-stock and a larger one in Vellum card-stock.
When the water-coloured pieces had dried, leaves were cut using two different leaves from the Boho Indigo dies. These dies also emboss the veins into the leaves giving an amazing effect. A small leaf spray was also die cut from Silver Foil. A sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Granny Apple Green Classic ink onto Whisper White card-stock. "Birthday love" was fussy cut out of the stamped sentiment. This is a way of extending the sentiments that are contained within a stamp set, ie but only using part of the sentiment.
All the elements were arranged on the water-coloured card front. It seemed to need something else so a tiny stamp from the stamp set was stamped randomly in Smoky Slate near to the focal area of the design. The card front was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and a piece of Linen Twine was wrapped around the card front a couple of times and tied in a bow. All the pieces were adhered in place with the blue floral vase and the sentiment popped up on Mini Dimensionals. The card front was mounted to Smoky Slate card-stock with a tiny mount showing - you can see it in real life but in the photos the Smoky Slate mount seems to blend in. The card front was attached to the Granny Apple Green card base with Dimensionals. Some Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to complete the card front.
A Whisper White card inner was stamped with the full sentiment and a second die cut Misty Moonlight floral vase was adhered with a water-coloured leaf and foil leaf sprig. The envelope was stamped with the same vase in Misty Moonlight Classic ink and a leaf arrangement stamped in Granny Apple Green ink.
Thank you for spending some time with me at my blog. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries, would like me to send you a Stampin' Up! catalogue or if I can help you with any products.
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 looking forward to checking out everyone's Granny Apple Green creations. It is always inspiring to see the amazing projects created by my colleagues and their application of the specified colour.
I hope to see you again next week when members of the team will share projects that hero Gray Granite.
Do look after yourself and your loved ones. Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others in these strange times.