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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

AWHT Colour Creations #25 Mango Melody

Mango Melody with Sending Hugs and Tidings & Trimmings

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a delightful yellow with a touch of orange called Mango Melody. Mango Melody is part of the Brights Colour Family and is a lovely colour for flowers, certain fruit, the sun and autumn leaves to name a few. It is also a great orange yellow that works brilliantly with bright pinks like Magenta Madness. 


Mango Melody is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Soft Pastels Assortment; the Brights & Sweet as a Peach Designer Series Paper; Rainbow Glimmer Paper; Ombre Speciality Paper and the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-backed Sequins. The cards below have used Mango Melody Classic ink, Card-stock, Stampin' Write Marker; Soft Pastel, Artistry Blooms Sequins, Rainbow Glimmer Paper and a little bit of the Sweet as a Peach Designer Series Paper plus a range of other bits and pieces.

Here are my cards showcasing Mango Melody:

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

I wasn't sold that Mango Melody would be great for Christmas cards but as I am still needing to build my Christmas card stash I decided to take up the challenge. Mango Melody is lovely for flowers, so what flowers could I choose? I decided to go with a non-traditional bundle for Christmas. Also, in my musings, I thought that Mango Melody would be good to illustrate light/illumination which led me to think of stars - my second card was born.

CARD 1:

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

As I was browsing my floral bundles I spied the Sending Hugs stamp set and thought of sending "Christmas Hugs". Loving Mango Melody with Mossy Meadow and Gold (metallic) I chose this colour combo, but also added touches of Cherry Cobbler for the berries to bring a touch of tradition to the colour combo.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

The main Sending Hugs stamp, was stamped in Versamark ink on Shimmery White card-stock and heat embossed with Gold Emboss powder and a Heat Gun. The image was water-coloured using the fine Water Painter with Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party Classic Stampin' ink for the background. Once dry, the image was fussy cut. A small section of the Shimmery White card-stock was water coloured in an ombre effect from Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody and Mossy Meadow inks. The HUGS letters were cut from this section with some Foam Adhesive Sheet attached.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

A piece of Basic White card-stock was dry embossed with a Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and then splattered with Mossy Meadows and Mango Melody ink from Stampin' Write Markers. This was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Mango Melody card-stock. Some Gold Shimmer Ribbon was tied around the card front.  A piece of Mossy Meadows card-stock (for the background) was gold heat embossed around the edges after stamping the edges with the leaves from the same stamp.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

The water-coloured panel was adhered to the card front. Some Vellum card-stock was cut with the large die and adhered over the water-coloured panel. The letters spelling HUGS were added and the word "Christmas" from the Words of Cheer stamp set was White heat embossed on a small piece of Mango Melody card-stock. A bow with Gold Shimmer Ribbon was tucked under the edge of the coloured panel with a couple of Glue Dots and some Mango Melody sequins (from the Artistry Blooms sequins) added some shimmer.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

Basic White card-stock was stamped in Mango Melody Classic ink with another greeting from the Words of Cheer stamp set and some leaves from the main Sending Hugs stamp were added to the RHS edge. Similarly a Basic White C6 envelope was stamped with the leafy edge of the large stamp in Mango Melody ink.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.


CARD 2:

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

A piece of Basic White card-stock was dry embossed with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder. Some powder scraped from a Mango Melody Soft Pastel (from the Soft Pastel Assortment) was lightly applied with a Blending Brush over the centre of this embossed card-front. This was mounted at an angle to a piece of Mango Melody card-stock; which in turn was mounted to a Basic White Thick card-stock base.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

The detailed 
star die from the Christmas Trimmings dies cut a star from Rainbow Glimmer Paper at the Mango Melody end. One edge of the star went into the Magenta Madness section. This decided my colour scheme, ie Mango Melody with Magenta Madness on white. Both Mango Melody and Magenta Madness water-colour washes were added to Shimmery White card-stock. A patterned star was stamped in Mango Melody ink on the Mango wash. Small stars were die cut over the stamped image and from the Magenta Madness wash and a larger star was also cut from the Mango Melody wash.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

The stars needed something to ground them on the card-front, so a strip of coordinating Sweet as a Peach DSP (that was a combination of Mango Melody and Calypso Coral with dots of white) was added across the centre. To give the detailed star some dimension, 5 Basic White die cut stars were layered on top of each other, with the Rainbow Glimmer star on top. This thicker star was adhered to the large star cut from the Mango Melody water-colour wash. The stars were arranged and adhered in place. Some Gold Glimmer Ribbon was deconstructed and some of the threads were wrapped around and adhered to the back of the large star.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

"Noel" from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set was stamped in Mango Melody ink on Basic White card-stock that had a little Mango Melody Soft Pastel lightly colouring the centre. Some delightful Mango Melody Artistry Blooms Sequins were sprinkled around to add some more glimmer. The final touch was the addition of some sprinkled Wink of Stella

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

A card inner of Basic White card-stock layered at an angle over Mango Melody card-stock was stamped in Mango Melody ink with a star from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set. The same star and ink was added to a Basic White C6 envelope. As Shelli said again recently - there should never be a naked envelope.

Whether sending Christmas Hugs or Shimmery Stars at Christmas-time, a personally created card brings an extra special touch.

The colour combinations are not traditional Christmas colours. Must admit, many of my cards have not used traditional colour schemes this year. Are you strictly traditional in your colour schemes?

Thank you so much for dropping by.

If you live 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 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 these projects or Stampin' Up!. 

There is more Mango Melody creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a talented lady, Kate Morgan. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Kate's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great creations

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Melon Mamboand don't forget that the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until the end of November. There is only 2 more HOC blog hops for this year.

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, our amazing AWHT Colour Creations Coordinator.  Check out her amazing creation while you are there.

#colourcreationsbloghop  #colourcreationsbloghop2021  #stampinup  #artwithheartteam #sendinghugs  #tidings&trimmings

5 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are lovely, bright and cheery, Andrea. I especially love the Christmas hugs card; those products are gorgeous, and I love how you've used colour on them. Beautiful work!

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  2. Andrea, your cards are such a wonderful example of how to use a colour you would not normally associate with Christmas in a Christmas card. To answer your question, I love both traditional and non-traditional colour schemes and I've certainly loved what you've done with the colour schemes on your card tonight.

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  3. Wow, what a bright and cheery colour palette for Christmas! I would never think to use these for Christmas, but they are amazing together. I love those stars on the white embossed background with the music, and then the first cards has so many wonderful layers, I keep going back to take them all in. Beautiful cards.

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  4. You always give great value with your blog posts Andrea. Two cards again, both amazing. I love the way you've used Mango Melody on them, it really does en-light-en.

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  5. Such a creative use of Mango Melody, Andrea. A beautiful colour combination for your gorgeous Christmas cards. Once again there is so much to look at on both of them and your detailed post has me going back to look closer at each one again. Just beautiful!

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