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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

AWH Colour Creations #4 Bermuda Bay

Bermuda Bay with Sailing Home

Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog HopWe are currently progressing through colours starting with "B" as we work our way through all the Stampin' Up! colours, focussing on one of the colours each week.

This week we are focusing on Bermuda Bay, a bright green/blue. Bermuda Bay is one of the Bright's Colour Family and is a strong 'colour, as you can see in the floral graphic below. 


Bermuda Bay has been produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads & re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends, Watercolour Pencils, & Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Brights Designer Series Papers (DSP) as well as the soon to be retiring Ice cream Corner and Snail Mail DSPs, and You Are Amazing project kit.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

Last week I watched Paula Dobson, a New Zealand Stampin Up Demonstrator and previous Artisan, demonstrate a technique with Velum, Stampin' Up!'s Alcohol Blends and Isopropyl Alcohol in a spray bottle. I wanted to give it a go so thought I would use the technique with the Bermuda Bay Blends Combo and some other colours. Must admit it wasn't as easy as it looked to get the results I was after. The first one I tried didn't look that great. My second go came out well but then I thought I would add some gold to attain a similar look to Stampin' Up's gorgeous DSP - it was a disaster! The panel you see on this week's project was my third go - it didn't turn out as I had hoped so I added extra layers of colour. I still need more practice  to improve my outcomes. However, I need to add that I still enjoyed trying the technique and look forward to playing further with it. It is worth giving a go!

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

I started with a piece of Vellum and coloured (well scribbled) it with my blends in 3 different sections. One section used Light & Dark Crumb Cake Blends and touches of Light Soft Suede Blend - to be reminiscent of sand/ground. Another section used Light and Dark Bermuda Bay Blends and Dark Pool Party - for the sea; and the third used Light and Dark Balmy Blue and some Light Misty Moonlight to give a sense of sky. The Isopropyl Alcohol, in one of Stampin' Up!'s Misters, was sprayed over one section at a time, with enough alcohol to run over the Vellum. Each section was allowed to dry before working on the next section. At the end, I misted a little alcohol from a height to get the bubbles effect. (Don't do what I did - as when misting from a height my aim seemed quite off ...)

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

The coloured vellum was attached at the edges to a piece of Basic White card-stock with Seal +. It was then trimmed to size and mounted onto a piece of Bermuda Bay card-stock. Some Linen Thread was wrapped around this panel twice and tied in a bow. 

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

A Basic White card-stock frame was cut using dies from the Rectangle Stitched dies. A second frame was die cut and adhered to the first to give it more stability. Strips cut from the edges of sheets of Dimensionals were used to adhere the frame in place.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

In terms of a sentiment, I wanted something long and thin but the Sailing Home stamp set didn't have sentiments formatted that way. I wanted to use "Set Sail in the Direction of your Dreams" but its shape didn't suit what I had in mind so I decided to add it to the card inner. I stamped the Many Messages stamp on Bermuda Bay card-stock with Versamark and heat embossed it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. The many messages were cut out with the coordinating Messages die. I so love this bundle - it is a great 'go to' when you are stuck for a sentiment, especially when you can fossick through a bowl of already prepared sentiments to find just the right one. I'm looking forward to playing with the new stamp set of sentiments from the new Annual Catalogue that also coordinated with the Messages die. The sentiment was popped up on Dimensionals, alongside the twine

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

A small sail boat from the Sailing Home stamp set was stamped in Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink and coloured with Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Blends Combos. It could have been die cut with the coordinating dies, but as I had Gemma (my fur family) on my lap, I fussy cut the little sail boat. The sail boat was added with Dimensionals.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

The decorated card front was adhered directly to the Basic White Thick card-stock base and 3 gorgeous In Colour Jewels provided the finishing touch. I am in love with these embellishments - they have a beautiful sparkle and can be used alongside other colours and still look right.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.

Apart from stamping the sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set in Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' ink on the Basic White card inner, the compass from the same stamp set was also added. A strip of coloured Vellum (cut from my first attempt) was adhered to the base of the inner. This was then mounted on a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay card-stock and adhered directly inside the card. The compass was also stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on a C6 Basic White Envelope.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams is the message this card brings with the alcohol blended background and featuring Stampin' Up!'s Sailing Home stamp set and created by Andrea Sargent.


Thank you for visiting Valley Inspirations with Andrea. I enjoyed trying a new technique and  creating this project to share. I need to practice more to perfect the technique - but that is half the fun, isn't it?
 
If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue then let me know and I will be delighted to send one to you.

There is more Bermuda Bay creativity. I am the last on the list of participants for tonight so to go back to the beginning, click on the "next" graphic to be taken to the lovely Michele Taylor's blog. I am looking forward to checking out Michele's creation and everyone else's. If you started part way through or if you missed someone there is a list below with all the names of those who took part in tonight's Colour Creation Blog Hop.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Blackberry Bliss.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾

Catherine Proctor is our dedicated host of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop and is an amazing lady. Thanks for your coordination Cathy.

I always love seeing everyone's creations and their interpretation of the amazing Stampin' Up! colours. I am sure there will be inspiring Bermuda Bay projects on show. 

Here are all the participants for the Colour Creations Blog Hop launching 23 June 2021:


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13 comments:

  1. Rachel Woollard23 June 2021 at 19:49

    Wow! Amazing card Andrea, I love your alcohol ink background, it's really effective as a sea.

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  2. Wow, what a stunner! I love how your scene is framed with the crisp white border. The alcohol background looks amazing!

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  3. Wow, Andrea, this is fabulous! I just LOVE the drama of the sea and sky, on your vellum art piece. The results you achieved are awesome! I also love the use of a white frame on your card front. Great card!

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  4. What a dreamy card Andrea. The ‘sea’ background worked amazingly and love the inside too!

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  5. Andrea, another work of art! I love what you've done with the alcohol & blends, and I bet all the other tries were worthy too. The frame is great for drawing the eye to the subject.

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  6. This technique looks amazing Andrea! The simplicity of your stamped boat and frame work perfectly with this background.

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  7. This technique creates such a beautiful marbled like background. I will definitely have to give it a go. Such a serene and calming card xox

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  8. Wow!! This is an awesome technique! I love how the white frame makes the whole scene pop! The sentiment you chose is perfect for this card.

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous background effect you have achieved, love it. The white frame is perfect too!

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  10. I just can't stop looking at this card Andrea - it is a work of art!!!

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  11. I have come back to this card so many times, WOW! I love it so much. That technique is just perfect for this card and the frame. The simplicity and the yet, Oh I love it so much. I just sat and looked at it for so long ok a couple of days now and didn't write anything as I just wanted to look at your card. So beautiful!

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  12. Oh wow Andrea your card is just a beautiful work of art. Even though you did have a few attempts with the technique it was worth it for this card. Just beautiful

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  13. Your perseverance with this technique was most definitely worth your time Andrea, because your card is simply stunning!

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