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Wednesday, 18 May 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #3 Starry Sky

Starry Sky with Nature's Prints and Water-colour

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop for 2022-2023. Earlier this month we commenced working though all the Stampin' Up! colours, starting with the new In Colours for 2022-2024.

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a rich and beautiful junior blue called Starry Sky. As mentioned Starry Sky is part of the new 'In Colour' Colour Family and is one of my favourite new In Colours - it is fighting it out with Orchid Oasis. This colour is gorgeous in a monochromatic project or would be amazing with pinks or yellows or so many other combinations. 

Starry Sky is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends, In Colour Designer Series Papers and Tea Boutique, Sun Prints, Butterfly Kisses DSPs, Metallic Woven Ribbon, In Colour BakersTwine and Matte Decorative Dots, Fun Flower Resin Dots and Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes. The card below has used Starry Sky Classic Stampin' ink (both re-inker and Stamp Pad), Card-stock and Stampin' Blends plus a range of other non-PP bits and pieces.

Here is this week's card to showcase Starry Sky:

Isn't Starry Sky a delightful colour.  It is such a relief that this blog is completed on time as I have been without power for nearly all of the day and my phone ran out of power nearing the end of the day. At the last moment SA Power came and fixed my connection to the power source. Phewwww.


This card shows the beauty of Starry Sky through a water-coloured ombre  background panel.

A half panel of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper was watered down and then ink from a Starry Sky Re-inker was applied to the top of the panel with a large Water Painter, allowing the ink to run/drip down to the bottom. I have so much fun with this technique and I love the effect. It is a great way to get to know a new colour as water-colouring can show the different hues that make up the colour. The water-coloured panel was mounted to slightly larger piece of Starry Sky card-stock.  A piece of Basic White card-stock was adhered directly to the Starry Sky card base

A wreath from the Nature’s Prints dies was die cut 3 times using Thick Basic White card-stock and a 4th time from Mother of Pearl Speciality Paper. The wreaths were then layered directly one on top of the other with the Mother of Pearl wreath on top. Pieces of gorgeous Metallic Mesh Ribbon, the White Crinkled Seam Binding and the Silver Simply Elegant Trim were tied into bows and adhered with Glue Dots on the right side of the wreath. Some extra sprigs from the same set of dies were die cut from Silver Foil and tucked in and around the bow. This mounted centre panel was added to the card base with Dimensionals.

The card front was finished with a sentiment from the Nature’s Prints stamp set that had been White heat embossed on Starry Sky card-stock. Some Clear Polished Dots were coloured with a Light Starry Sky Blend and added around the sentiment and on the wreath to give a little shimmer.

A piece of Basic White card-stock that had been stamped  with the leaf from the stamp set was adhered into the inner card base.  The front and the back flap of a Basic White C6 Envelope also was stamped with the same leaf stamp in Starry Sky ink.

I had a second card design in mind using a new (to me) fun fold but my power outage changed my plans for the day. I still want to play with this fun fold so it is likely to turn up sometime in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out.

Thank you so much for dropping by. I do value the time you take out of your day to spend with me.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the January - June 2022 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 Starry Sky creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely Diane Furniss. I always look forward to checking out Diane's creation (I wonder whether she has a fancy fold in store this week - she is amazing with fancy folds). I do love seeing everyones' projects - there are always so many ideas.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring another new colour, Sweet Sorbet, as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops featuring the new In Colours.

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

Andrea 💕🐾

If you find a broken link you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog, What Cathy Made, Cathy is our wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  I so appreciate all Cathy does in coordinating this blog hop each week. She is such a special lady. Check out her wonderful creation while you are there.

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  1. Your Mother of Pearl wreath and stunning bow of assorted ribbons looks fantastic Andrea! I can't believe how often your power goes out in SA - how frustrating. It's amazing that you were able to finish this gorgeous card in time.

  2. Spectacular card Andrea. I love your background and your feature bows and silver sprigs are just divine.

  3. Rachel Woollard18 May 2022 at 20:01

    I love your background Andrea, the watercolouring techniques looks amazing. Stunning card.

  4. The pale wreath is a standout against the blue watercoloured mat and such a beautiful array of ribbon behind the sentiment. Lovely card Andrea.

  5. This is so pretty, Andrea. I can't see the shimmer of the Mother of Pearl paper, but have no doubt it looks absolutely gorgeous in real life. I like that you layered the wreath for dimension. The Polished Dots, coloured with Stampin' Blends, are a beautiful finishing touch to your lovely card.

  6. Your background looks stunning and the paleness of the wreath pops against it.

  7. There is so much to love about this card! I love the bow with the assortment of ribbons, the water coloured background, the layered wreath and the colour palette!

  8. Such a pretty card Andrea. You really are the master of watercoloured backgrounds. Really love those coloured Polished Dots, such a great idea.

  9. Andrea, that water coloured ombre background is stunning. The wreath is so pretty and those different ribbons/trim adds a lovely shabby chic feel to the card, wonderful.

  10. I declare you are the Queen of Bows Andrea! What a gorgeous concoction to adorn this wreath.

  11. Oh I love the background and the wreath on your card, you really do awesome watercolouring on your cards. So beautiful!


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