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Wednesday, 25 May 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #4 Sweet Sorbet

Sweet Sorbet with Happiness Abounds using Watercolour Techniques

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are continuing to work though new the Stampin' Up! In Colours and then will proceed through all the other colours in alphabetical order. 



This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a bright red (that has a touch of pink) called Sweet Sorbet. As mentioned, Sweet Sorbet is part of the In Colour Family for 2022-2024 and is a lovely red. This colour is gorgeous on its own or can be combined with Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand or Smoky Slate. I’m looking forward to exploring this colour further.


Sweet Sorbet 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, Lovely in Linen DSP, Tea Boutique DSP & Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes, In Colour Glimmer paper, Metallic Woven Ribbon, In Colour Bakers Twine Pack, In Colour Matt Decorative Dots. The cards below have used Sweet Sorbet Classic Stampin' ink (both re-inker and Stamp Pad), Card-stock and a Stampin’ Write Marker plus a range of other non-PP bits and pieces.

I have created 2 cards to showcase Sweet Sorbet:

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

Isn't Sweet Sorbet a lovely colour.  Initially I wasn't sure if I liked it but having played with this colour using water-colouring techniques, I am loving it. I also need to apologise for this week's photography - I usually photograph outside but it has been raining on and off all day. The photos haven't captured a true Sweet Sorbet colour and the lighting isn't brilliant. Will re-photograph them all tomorrow.

CARD 1:

This card shows the beauty of Sweet Sorbet through a water-coloured ombre panel. I have created a similar watercolour panel with the previous In Colours. It is a great technique to help get to know a new colour.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

A half panel of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper was fully watered down and then ink from a Sweet Sorbet Re-inker was applied to the top of the panel with the large flat Water Painter, allowing the ink to run/drip down to the bottom. The water-coloured panel, when dry, was mounted on to a slightly larger piece of Sweet Sorbet card-stock.  Basic White card-stock card front was embossed with the delightful Stitched Greenery die, splattered with some Sweet Sorbet ink using a Stampin' Write Marker and then adhered directly to a Thick Basic White card base. 

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

Flowers from the Happiness Abounds stamp set were Gold heat embossed using Versamark, Gold Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. These flowers were water-coloured using Blushing Bride ink and a touch of Sweet Sorbet ink in the centre of the larger flower. Once dry, the flowers could be cut with the coordinating Blossoming Happiness dies. As I was running out of time, I decided to punch out some leaves using the Bough Punch and Pearlescent paper. The floral arrangement was inspired by the current Global Design Project challenge that was to CASE a selected Charlotte Mallett card.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

The centre panel was added to the card base with Dimensionals. This card front was finished with a sentiment from the same stamp set that had been White heat embossed on Sweet Sorbet card-stock. Some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels added some shimmer, together with a little Wink of Stella (which is so hard to capture in the photos).

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

A piece of Basic White card-stock was mounted to a slightly larger piece of Sweet Sorbet card-stock and then adhered into the inner card base. A couple of strips of left-over card-stock and the water-colour panel were added to the side together with a left over water-coloured rose and punched twig. The LHS of a Basic White C6 Envelope was stamped a number of times with the tiny twig of leaves stamp in Versamark ink and was then gold heat embossed. 

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.


CARD 2:

This second card features more water-coloured roses. In fact the second card came into being because initially I had water-coloured the roses with a Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet inks. As they were turned out darker in colour they didn't show up well on the water-coloured panel on card 1 so I stamped and gold embossed more flowers on Shimmery White card-stock for that card. Not wanting to waste the first set of water-coloured roses I created the card below.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

A Basic White card-stock front was stamped with the little flower sprays from the Happiness Abounds stamp set using either Petal Pink or Sweet Sorbet (stamped off once) inks. The panel was dry embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder. As I was creating this card I remembered Susan Wong's challenge (one of Stampin' Up!s Artisans' from New Zealand) to create using left-over bits and pieces. As my base card fronts are usually cut a little smaller that the front of a standard card base, I have a large pile 5-6cm wide strips of Basic White card-stock. Also, as a weaver, I thought I would weave a number of strips together and add them to the background as some extra interest. (I think I had seen something that had been tucked away for a time such as this.) I also added some Sweet Sorbet splatter.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

The water-coloured roses were arranged around the woven strips and some leaves were stamped, gold embossed and water-coloured with Sahara Sand ink. The roses and leaves were adhered in place with either Multi-purpose Liquid Glue or Dimensionals.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

A sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set was White heat embossed on Sweet Sorbet card-stock, fussy cut and added with Mini Dimensionals over a bow tied with a thin strip of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Gold Simply Elegant TrimPolished Dots were sprinkled around for that added touch of very subtle bling.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.

A piece of Basic White card-stock was mounted to a slightly larger piece of Sweet Sorbet card-stock before being adhered to the card inner. A left-over rose and a couple of leaves were added as well.  A Smoky Slate Stampin' Up! Slim-line Envelope was stamped with leaves that were gold heat embossed.

Show a friend that you care with a personally created card using the delightful Happiness Abounds roses.


There is more Sweet Sorbet 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 if she has created one of her amazing fun-folds?). I do love seeing everyones' projects - always so much inspiration.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring another In Colour, Tahitian Tide, as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops.

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 @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  I so appreciate all she 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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11 comments:

  1. I love the effect of the background water colouring but the paper weaving is just stunning!

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  2. Rachel Woollard25 May 2022 at 19:55

    Gorgeous cards Andrea, beautiful water colouring and unique layouts too.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Andrea, you've done a magnificent job of showing Sweet Sorbet at its absolute best.

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  4. Andrea your cards are stunning! Love your watercolouring and especially the woven strips on the second card. The gold embossing and the Blushing Bride work so well with Sweet Sorbet.

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  5. Two lovely cards, Andrea, that beautifully show how versatile this colour can be. I like the innovative design on your second card, and the watercoloured background on your first. Very nice!

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  6. Wow, it's amazing how Sweet Sorbet looks both red and pink on your first card - the background is fantastic! The weaving looks incredible, too.

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  7. Andrea I love your watercoloured background on your first card with the embossed Greenery die for the White card base. All your flowers are particularly coloured nicely as well. That weaving technique looks amazing.

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  8. 2 beautiful card Andrea, I so love the Happiness Abounds bundle. I think this is a world wide favourite, and you have done it justice.

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  9. Both beautiful cards, Andrea. The watercoloured background of your first card is stunning. I love the weaved strips on your next card though, it is awesome and really makes that card outstanding! Great work.

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  10. Andrea your watercolored roses are just delightful. I love the watercolour background on card one but I also like the use of the embossing folder for the background on card two. It was very clever of you to use the softer flowers on the darker background and visa versa.

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  11. Two gorgeous cards Andrea but I particularly like the slim line one. The colouring is just stunning.

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