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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase - #42 Rococo Rose

Rococo Rose with Butterfly Brilliance

Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 42nd 2020/2021 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.

This week we are showcasing a gorgeous colour, Rococo Rose. It is one of the soon to retire In Colours for 2019-2021. It's last day as a Stampin' Up In Colour will be 3 May 2021. I use this colour often so will miss it, however, my sneak peak of the new In Colours for 2021-2023 indicates the 5 colours are also gorgeous.

Please excuse the brevity of tonight's post. I have had numerous commitments this past week and with not feeling well, I have run out of "me" to create for this blog tonight. I had intended to message Cathy saying I would sadly have to pull out. I was soo disappointed but was trying to be practical. However, while I was out today, I realised I hadn't sent the message. Panic. 

Then I remembered I had just made a set of cards with the retiring colours, including Rococo Rose. As 6 cards were shown in the one blog last Saturday - 1 showing the continuing In Colours and 5 cards featuring each of the retiring In Colours I am taking the liberty of just focusing on the Rococo Rose card as, in effect, it was not discussed. Also, the close up photo was not shown in Saturday's blog. Here's my card:

The background water-colour wash used Rococo Rose Classic Stampin' ink on Fluid 100 Water-colour paper. There was some flicking of ink using the Rococo Rose Stampin' Write Marker as well as some Frost White Shimmer Paint. The little holes were die cut using one of the extra textural dies from the Butterfly die set.

A butterfly was stamped in Gray Granite Classic Stampin' ink using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp. The stamp is so gorgeous - really love the detail in the 6 Butterflies. The butterfly was coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Rococo Rose, Petal Pink and Highland Heather with Gray Granite Combos (including both light and dark shades of each colour). While the detail of the colouring is not really noticeable when looking at the full card; if you take a peak from the side as seen above, the colouring does add to the overall design. The butterfly was die cut using the coordinating Butterfly dies. A detailed die from the same set cut a filagree version of the butterfly from Basic White card-stock. The two butterflies were adhered together just at the body, allowing shaping of the wings to add a sense of movement. A tiny butterfly was also die cut from Basic White card-stock.

The water-coloured background was mounted at an angle onto Rococo Rose card-stock. White twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo was tied around the mounted panel and finished in a bow. Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems add the finishing touch - always love a touch of shimmer. The central panel was then mounted with Dimensionals onto a Thick Basic White card base. The sentiment is from the Many Messages bundle.

If you want to check out more detail on how this card was created you can visit my previous blog for Saturday 27 March.

I will create another Rococo Rose project tomorrow and include it in this blog over the weekend - stay tuned.

Catherine Proctor is the 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 the links to the participating blogs so you can find everyone's Rococo Rose creations. Checking out everyone's creations and their interpretation of the amazing Stampin' Up! colours is always a treat. 

I hope to see you again next week when members of the team share projects that hero Terracotta Tile, another one of the retiring In Colours for 2019-2021.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others as these strange times continue. Hopefully life with settle to an improved normality before too long. 

Andrea 💕🐾


  1. Such a gorgeous card, Andrea, that is even more stunning IRL. I can't wait to sit and have a play with my newly arrived bundle now!

  2. This is so beautiful, Andrea. I especially love the watercoloured background, the holey die-cut details, and the little butterfly. Sorry to learn you've not been feeling well; I hope you are feeling much brighter soon. x

  3. Oh Yay! Well done Andrea, you really are a trooper. The card is gorgeous, as I've seen it in real life I can vouch for that! So many delightful details.

  4. Such a beautiful card Andrea, I particularly love the coloured butterfly, the background wash and the die cut splodges that allow you to see the Rococo Rose CS underneath...I just got the set and somehow missed this die but now can see a way to use it - thanks!

  5. I'm sos glad you didn't pull out Andrea because your card is gorgeous! I had totally overlooked that textural die and I love your watercolouring. Thank you for inspiring us all with your creations this week xx

  6. Loving your watercolour background with the splatters. It looks wonderful with this butterfly bundle. The crisp white detailed butterfly layer is gorgeous!

  7. Such a lovely card Andrea. From the water colouring to the interest created with that textural die and those gorgeous butterflies - just stunning.


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