Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase - #33 Pear Pizazz

Pear Pizazz with Tranquil Thoughts

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 33rd Colour Creations Showcase during 2020-2021 by members of the Art with Heart Team.

This week we are focussing on a lovely soft muted green called Pear Pizazz. Yes, it is a colour similar to a green pear.  Pear Pizazz can be found in the Stampin' Up! Subtle's collection. This is such a great colour - also good for leaves. It is a colour that goes well with numerous other colours. Pear Pizazz can be found in Stampin' Up!s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Designer Series Papers, including the Subtles collections and Forever Fern; and the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. 


Pear Pizazz is another colour that I love to use, but how to use it for this blog? I decided to use this gorgeous colour with the Tranquil Thoughts bundle from the new Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalogue.  The corner leaf die is lovely having embossed veins in the leaves and the set of dies includes square dies 
featuring leaves within. This week's card incorporates a number of colouring techniques, ie blending, water-colouring and colouring stamps directly with Stampin' Write Markers. All colouring techniques that I love to play with.

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

The large corner die from the Tranquil dies cut a corner arrangement of leaves from Shimmery White card-stock. Four single leaves were also cut using the square die with an internal leaf. All the pieces were wet with water using the medium Water Painter and then water-coloured with Pear Pizazz, as well as a touch of Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' inks. These leaves were put aside to dry. I will need to play further with the wet on wet water-colouring technique as the end result didn't show the hoped for variations.

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

The Basic White card-stock background piece was coloured with Seaside Spray Classic Stampin' ink using a new Stampin' Up! Blending Brush. These brushes are brilliant!!! So soft and apply the ink beautifully. Looking at this background as I write the blog, I think it would have been good to have flicked a little water over the blending or perhaps a light splattering of some ink to add some further interest??? What do you think?

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

The flowers were coloured with a Rococo Rose Stampin' Write Marker and also stamped on Shimmery White card-stock. The stamp for this little flower includes a leafy twig with the flower on top. A few flowers using the full stamp were coloured with a Pear Pizazz Stampin' Write marker over the leaves & stems with the flower coloured in Rococo Rose. As the little flowers needed to be individually fussy cut, I also fussy cut a few of the full sprays, even though there is a matching die.

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

The water-coloured leaves were adhered to a corner of the background piece and three individual leaves were also arranged and adhered with Dimensionals. The flowers were arranged and then adhered in place. The smallest Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the centre of each of the flowers. 

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

This card front was adhered to a Rococo Rose card-stock matt. A sentiment from the Tranquil Thoughts stamp set was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Shimmery White card-stock and fussy cut. Pear Pizazz looks to be a lighter tint of Mossy Meadow - or pretty close. The sentiment was positioned and White Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack was wrapped around the matted card front and a bow was adhered under the sentiment. The card still needed a little something, so one of the oh so lovely dragonflies from the Dandy Laser-cut Paper was added. Again, in writing the blog, I realised the dragonfly didn't end up at the right angle - not sure how that happened?

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

The card inner was created by matting a piece of Basic White card-stock with Rococo Rose card-stock. This was adhered directly to the inside of a Thick Basic White card base. A water-coloured leaf and one of the stamped flower sprigs were adhered in the bottom right hand side corner. A C6 Basic White Envelope was stamped in a couple of places with the flower/leaf sprig that had been coloured direct to the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers

A floral card with watercolour die-cut leaves using Tranquil Thoughts stamps and dies by Andrea Sargent at Valley Inspirations in the Adelaide foothills, Australia.

I enjoyed creating this card, even with its nuances. I hope you found something to inspired you in some way.

Thank you so much for spending time with me. 😘

Catherine Proctor is the gorgeous 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 participating blogs so you can check out everyone's Pear Pizazz creations. Seeing everyone's blogs is  always a highlight of my week. 

I hope to see you again next week when members of the team will share projects that hero Petal Pink, a delightful soft muted pink - one of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others as these strange times continue. 

Andrea 💕🐾



12 comments:

  1. Andrea I really don't think your card needed the water flicks - it is so perfect as it is. I've never seen that corner die before and I love how you've used it and all your water colouring techniques. Thank you for joining the AWHT CCS this week xx

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  2. Gorgeous soft card Andrea, I love all the textures. I have a confession! I had to go searching in the catalogues to see what dies you were talking about :0 LOL

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  3. This is the first card I've seen, using this bundle, and it's lovely, Andrea. The soft, watercoloured, look of the leaves is beautiful, as is the blended background. Some water splatter could have added a little "something", but it isn't needed! I love the shadow created by the delicate dragonfly, too. Lots of lovely details!

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  4. Lovely subtle card Andrea, beautiful inside too

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  5. Your card is gorgeous, Andrea! The leaves and their sweet flowers look amazing. I love the sky just as it is, nothing further is necessary.

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  6. Oh, I was wondering what products you used for those leaves and the Tranquil die, I hadn't even looked at! I love how you've created this scene with so many different techniques. The little dragonfly is so pretty with the pearls in the centres of your flowers!

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  7. So delicate and pretty! Just love all that texture and your beautiful ink blending.

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  8. This is a gorgeous card Andrea. I must admit that I have missed this bundle. I love your card! Thank you for sharing a technique too that I don't use.

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  9. Such a soft and pretty look to your card, Andrea. I can almost hear the dragonfly's wings flapping and feel the atmosphere in this beautiful garden you've created. It leaves me with a very peaceful feeling.

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  10. A beautiful card Andrea, here is another bundle to add to my list.

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  11. I have never noticed this die before Andrea and now I 'need' it. Such a gorgeous card. I love everything about it.

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  12. I love the texture on your card!

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