Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 23rd 2020 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.
This week we are focussing on a gorgeous pink called Magenta Madness. Is it a bright and happy hot pink. Magenta Madness is one of the 2020-2022 In Colours and it can be found in Stampin' Up!s card-stock; Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, re-inkers & Stampin' Spots); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends; a range of Designer Series Papers, packs, the Rainbow Shimmer Paper and embellishments, incl the In Colour ribbon and Enamel Dots. There is so much delightful product.
Apart from wanting to hero Magenta Madness in this week's project, I was also inspired by beautiful Apple Blossoms that I saw locally while walking my dog, Gemma.
I was so surprised when I went to create my project to find that my Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' ink pad had not been opened as it is a delightful colour. Having said that I tend to work more with softer colours. I have used other Magenta Madness products. Here is my card:
I started by creating the blended sponged background on Shimmery White card-stock using Blackberry Bliss, Magenta Madness and Mango Melody Classic Stampin' ink. I actually first tried a different colour combination but wasn't fully satisfied, so chose this colour combo that was inspired by the Rainbow Shimmer paper. The Blackberry Bliss section isn't showing very much, but it is under the blossom spray. The blended piece was sprinkled with a little water to add some texture.
I tossed up as to whether I would use Magenta Madness or Blackberry Bliss card-stock for the card front but decided to go with the deeper colour and highlight the brighter sponged centre. An oval was cut in the Blackberry Bliss card front using the Layered Oval dies and then it was dry de-bossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. The blended piece was adhered directly to the Magenta Madness card base and the Blackberry Bliss card front was popped up on Dimensionals.
The large blossom spray from the Forever Blossoms stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using Silver Stamping' Emboss powder onto Shimmery White card-stock. It was stamped 3 times. Choosing one as the full spray, the leaves were water-coloured with Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin' ink and the smaller Water Painter with the finest tip. All the flowers and buds were water-coloured with Magenta Madness and a little Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' inks.
While I could have used the coordinating Cherry Blossom dies to cut the base blossom spray, I decided to take my Snips to another room, put my feet up and fussy cut all the individual flowers and buds from two of the sprays as well as the full spray. The flowers and buds were shaped with my fingers to add extra dimension. The individual flowers were layered and directly adhered in the centre of the same flower. One added layer of buds were adhered with Mini Dimensionals. The blossoms spray was positioned in place with both Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.
Some Frost White Shimmer paint was flicked over the card to add some interest and shimmer. A sentiment from A Little Lace stamp set was also heat embossed in silver and trimmed near to the words. Two bows were tied, one with Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and the other with a piece of over died Misty Moonlight/Silver twine from the Flowers for Every Season Combo pack. A Dark Magenta Madness Blend was used to colour the twine. Some 2020-2022 In Color Enamel dots were added as the finishing touch. I have added 5 Enamel Dots but realised one has been hidden in the photo as I usually add an odd number of embellishments.
The card inner of Whisper White card-stock was mounted with a fine border of Blackberry Bliss card-stock and the blossom spray from the Forever Blossoms set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder. As with the card front, a few 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel Dots were added as embellishment. A Whisper White C6 envelope was stamped with the same blossom spray, though stamped in Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' ink.
Thank you for spending some time with me at my blog and sharing in some Magenta Madness. 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 wonderful 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 Magenta Madness creations. It is always inspiring to see the amazing projects created by my colleagues and their application of the colour.
I hope to see you again next week when members of the team will share projects that hero Mango Melody.
Do look after yourself and your loved ones. Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others in these strange times.