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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #8 Bermuda Bay

Bermuda Bay with Butterfly Brilliance

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We continue to work though the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order. 



This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a deep turquoise called Bermuda Bay. Bermuda Bay is part of the Brights Colour Family and is a strong green-blue (or is that blue-green) colour. Some people classify it as a green while others view it as a blue. Bermuda Bay is gorgeous when used monochromatically with other green-blues such as Pool Party and Coastal Cabana. As the name suggests it is a great colour for water. Surprisingly it looks lovely with Gorgeous Grape or is delightful with Parakeet Party.  


Bermuda Gay is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Watercolour Pencils, Brights Designer Series Paper, Pretty Prints DSP, Robot Buddies Card Kit and Kindness Card Kit. The card below has used Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' ink, Card-stock and Stampin' Blends plus a range of other non-BB bits and pieces.

Embossed butterflies flying over an alcohol wash of colour is a lovely way to say "thank you".

I recently saw a U-tube where alcohol inks were used with blending solution on acetate. As I watch I wondered if it would also work using Stampin' Up!s Alcohol Blends and high proof Isopropyl Alcohol on Window Sheet. I decided to give it a go and had 2 different designs in mind using two different colour combos. I started with one idea but this design morphed as I played. I have another piece of coloured window sheet but ran out of time to create a 2nd project - It has been one of those weeks!

Embossed butterflies flying over an alcohol wash of colour is a lovely way to say "thank you".

I started by scribbling some Light & Dark Bermuda Bay Blends and Light and Dark Parakeet Party on a piece of Window Sheet (acetate). I spray/dribbled some Isopropyl Alcohol over sections of the colour and then moved the colour around with a hand-squeeze blower tool. You could also blow through a straw. I needed to apply ink in a few layers to build up a stronger colour - following the same process of adding alcohol and blowing the colour around.

Embossed butterflies flying over an alcohol wash of colour is a lovely way to say "thank you".

A stitched frame was die cut using the two largest Stitched Rectangles dies. This was adhered directly to the acetate. Some Mini Dimensionals were added underneath the frame to enable the colour to sit above the background panel. A Basic White piece of card-stock was dry embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. A piece of Basic White card-stock that had been stamped in 2nd generation Bermuda Bay ink with text from the Artfully Layered stamp set was added to a Bermuda Bay card-stock base. 

Embossed butterflies flying over an alcohol wash of colour is a lovely way to say "thank you".

Vellum card-stock was white heat embossed after being stamped in Versamark ink using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp and my trusty Stamparatus. It is interesting that the camera shows the embossing as a more creamy colour than the eye picks up in real life. The butterflies could have been cut with the coordinating Butterfly die but as I was talking with someone, I relaxed and fussy cut them out. The Bermuda Bay "Thank you" sentiment also came from the Artfully Layered stamp set - it was on my desk as the other design I had in mind would have used it. A triple White Bakers Twine bow was tucked under the sentiment and the design was finished off with some delightful Sparkle & Shine Sequins.


As the rain started to fall while I was photographing the card, I wasn't able to photograph the card inner or a peak at the decorated envelope. I added the largest embossed butterfly inside the card and will add some stamped butterflies to the envelope. Initially I had coloured a couple of the smaller butterflies with Bermuda Bay and Parakeet Party Blends but decided not to add them to the card.

Embossed butterflies flying over an alcohol wash of colour is a lovely way to say "thank you".


Thank you so much for dropping by. I do value the time you spent with me.

There is more Bermuda Bay creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely, Sharon Davern. I always look forward to checking out Sharon's creation (I wonder what she has in store this week - will it be a fancy fold???). I do love seeing everyones' projects - always so much inspiration.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring a beautiful deep colour, Blackberry Bliss, 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 live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the new July - December 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!. 

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 an amazing lady. Check out her wonderful creation while you are there.


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11 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card, Andrea. That Bermuda Bay frame and your triple bakers twine bow really catch the eye and add so much dimension. So interesting the see the background effect you have created with the alcohol and the Stampin' blends on the window sheet.

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  2. Really beautiful, Andrea. I love how the window sheet panel looks, raised up above the embossed white card. You've achieved a gorgeous effect with the alcohol markers. Love it!

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  3. Your acetate/alcohol ink experiment turned out beautifully! The background looks fabulous, and is perfect for the vellum butterflies.

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  4. Rachel Woollard22 June 2022 at 20:50

    Beautiful, subtle card Andrea, the background looks amazing.

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  5. Really beautiful card Andrea, I think the colour combo of Bermuda Bay and Parakeet Party work well together. The background technique is fantastic look and then the frames and embossing is just perfect. That is becoming my favourite embossing folder I think. Gorgeous card

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  6. I love the background alcohol technique and the Parakeet party and Bermuda Bay look so good together. The embossed butterflies just add more softness to your card Andrea.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this technique, it gives a lovely look to your card and I’m looking forward to trying it out on the weekend. Love the vellum embossed butterflies!

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  8. Beautiful Andrea, I love the Watercolour, it's so gentle with those butterflies.

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  9. Such a gorgeous card, Andrea. Those butterflies are delicate and the background is beautiful, but the texture with the Timeworn TIEF really makes this card, stunning!

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  10. Gorgeous! Love the ink on acetate, and the butterflies are very delicate.

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  11. Snap on the colour combo Andrea. You have created a beautiful card and I love how you have achieved the background.

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