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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

AWH Colour Creations #7 Bumblebee

Bumblebee with Daisy Garden & Celebrate Sunflowers

Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog HopThis week's Blog Hop is focussing on a happy Stampin' Up! colour called Bumblebee.


Bumblebee is a strong yellow, that sits between Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry in terms of Stampin' Up!'s yellows. It is a happy colour and is one of the 2020-2022 In Colour Family. Bumblebee is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads & re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; What a Year Memories and More Pack, Beauty of the Earth, You're A Peach, Pansy Petals, Sweet Symmetry & 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Papers (DSP), Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Sequins for Everything and In Colour Square Gems and ribbon.


I loved playing with Bumblebee and water-colour so ended up creating 2 cards to share. It's interesting, as the stronger yellows are not my most "go to" colours, but it was fun playing with Bumblebee and seeing it's depth and softness achieved through water-colouring.

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies and a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

CARD 1:

My first thought when designing my card was to create a card inspired by the bright yellow daisies outside my bedroom window.  I started my crafting for this week's projects with water-colouring. I wanted to use emboss resist so first stamped the Daisy Garden stamp in Versamark ink on Shimmery White card-stock and then heat embossed with White Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. (I had also tried the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper but wasn't sure how well the embossing turned out - which, as you would understand, is hard to tell with white on white.) Bumblebee Classic Stampin' re-inker was used with the wide Water Painter to achieve wet on wet water-colouring with a stronger colour at the top and ink dripping down to the bottom.

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

As the water-coloured panel was drying it was embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder. When dry the panel was mounted on Bumblebee card-stock and some White Crinkled Seam Binding was wrapped around and tied in a bow. This was mounted on a Thick Basic White card-stock base.

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

A label was also cut from Bumblebee card-stock using a small Hippo & Friends label die. A sentiment from the Color & Contour stamp set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed as mentioned above. The sentiment was fussy cut.

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

Bumblebee and Gray Granite Stampin' Write Markers were used with the Daisy Garden stamp to stamp some flowers and leaves on Shimmery White card-stock. The flowers and leaves were coloured with Stampin' Blends Combos, that is Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate together with the Color Lifter; and then fussy cut.

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

The sentiment was positioned with Stampin' Dimensionals. The flowers and leaves were arranged with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Dimensionals. The final touch was to add some clear Elegant Faceted Gems. (Must order some more as I have almost run out - they are so gorgeous.)

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

The card inner was simply decorated with a partial stamping of the Daisy Garden stamp using Bumblebee Classic Stampin' ink onto a Basic White card-stock panel. A C6 Basic White envelope was stamped in a similar way to coordinate with the card.

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.


CARD 2:

When water-colouring for the first project I also water-coloured a piece of Fluid 100 Paper in stripes using the wide Water Painter and Bumblebee Classic re-inker, as well as on off-cut of Shimmery White card-stock in a lighter Bumblebee wash and another off-cut in a Soft Succulent wash in readiness for a second project - if there was time. In the interim I saw the latest Global Design Project challenge - #GDP300. 


Loving the layout (as shown above), I changed my prior design concepts and squeezed in creating this 2nd project using the preprepared water-coloured panels and the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.

Bumblebee happiness with a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

And it was awarded a Special Mention. So delighted. #GDPspecialmention   #GDP300


A light wash of Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' ink was added to the front panel of Shimmery White card-stock. When dry it was die embossed with the Stitched Greenery die, that added a gorgeous tone on tone texture of stitched leaves. This was mounted on the Bumblebee striped panel, which in turn was mounted on the Thick Basic White card base.

Bumblebee happiness with a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

Using the Sunflowers dies, the open sunflower die cut the sunflower shape from the light Bumblebee coloured Shimmery White piece and the detailed sunflower and flower centre dies were used on Basic White card-stock. The detailed leaves were cut from the Soft Succulent water-coloured panel. These pieces were arranged and positioned with liquid glue or Dimensionals.

Bumblebee happiness with a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

The sentiment (from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set) was stamped in Versamark on Bumblebee card-stock and heat embossed with White Emboss Powder. It was fussy cut and added to the centre of the flower together with a cute Bumblebee Trinket. Clear Epoxy Essential embellishments in the droplet shape also were scattered giving a sense of raindrops over the flower and backdrop.

Bumblebee happiness with a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

An off-cut from the water-coloured stripes was added to a Basic White panel, as was the word "you" that was part of the front sentiment and a spray of Soft Succulent water-coloured leaves. C6 Basic White envelope was partially stamped with the sunflower stamp in Bumblebee ink to coordinate with the card.  

Bumblebee happiness with a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.

Thank you for visiting Valley Inspirations with Andrea. I did have fun playing with water-colouring in Bumblebee to create these projects to share and appreciate the inspiration of Steffi Helmschrott's delightful Global Design Project #GDP300 card. 

Bumblebee happiness with Daisies and a Sunflower is a lovely way to brighten someone's day.


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 and or the new July - December 2021 Mini Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you. Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Bumblebee creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the delightful Ros Davidson's blog. I am looking forward to checking out Ros's creation and everyone else's. If you started part way through or if you missed someone click on the link below to go to Catherine Proctor's blog where she has a list of all the participants in tonight's Colour Creation Blog Hop and their links.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Cajun Crazeand don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop occurs every Monday evening up to mid-December.

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

Andrea 💕🐾


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.  Check out her amazing creation while you are there.

#colourcreationsbloghop

10 comments:

  1. Andrea your emboss resist Daisy Garden stamp is the nicest card I have seen with this stamp - love your water coloured background for your second card too.

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  2. You've achieved beautiful results with your watercolouring on these cards, Andrea. I love the "dripping" of the Bumblebee watercolour wash on your first card, and am a big fan of grey with yellow; your card is gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought to pair Soft Succulent with Bumblebee, but those colours work so well together when diluted. Lovely work!

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  3. Oooh, I love how you've watercolored the first card, letting the colour dribble down the page. I will have to try that! Another pair of gorgeous cards, Andrea.

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  4. Really pretty, soft cards Andrea. I really like the softness and contrast you have achieved with the watercolour. So pretty!

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  5. Andrea, I’ve probably said this before but I’ll say it again, your cards never fail to impress. Both so absolutely beautiful, with so much detail that one long look is never enough.

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  6. Gorgeous water-coloured cards, Andrea. I love the touches of Basic Gray on your first one and the the addition of the little bumblbee on the next card is wonderful.

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  7. Such beautiful cards Andrea but the emboss resist one is my favourite. Just lovely

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  8. Gorgeous cards Andrea. The first is my favourite and the daisy stamp is now on my must have list. I just love your work and look forward to seeing your cards each week.

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  9. There is no way I'm going to pick a favourite here Andrea, it would be like picking a favourite child! Love your cards, and the way you've shown Bumblebee at it's very best.

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  10. Wow! Your cards are so beautiful Andrea, congrats on winning Special Mention with GDP! I love the colours and the sunflower with bee is so cute.

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