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Wednesday, 13 July 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #11 Cajun Craze

Cajun Craze with Ranunculus Romance and some Water-Colouring

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



This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a deep rusty orange called Cajun Craze. Cajun Craze is part of the Regals Colour Family and is a deep muted colour. This colour is lovely when used with other natural earthy colours. It is delightful with Autumnal colours such as Old Olive and Daffodil Delight or also works really well with harmonious colours like Calypso Coral and Petal Pink. 


Cajun Craze is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Water-colour Pencils; Stampin' Blends; Regal Designer Series Paper, He's the Man and Metallic & Shimmer SDSP & Santa Express & Rustic Harvest DSPs as well as Santa Express Memories & More Card Packs and Santa Express Memories & More Cards & More. 

The card and tag below have used Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' ink and Card-stock plus a range of other non-BB bits and pieces.

Nothing can compare with a personally created card & tag to show how much you appreciate someone.

When I think of Cajun Craze I first think of Autumn leaves and as I am trying to use a water-colouring technique in my projects this month (as its World Water-colour Month) I have water-coloured a gorgeous die cut leaf from the Ranunculus Romance bundle. A number of die cut leaves were cut from Shimmery White card-stock and then wet on wet water-coloured with Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' ink using the mid-sized Water Painter. I so love playing with this technique and adore the effect gained.

Nothing can compare with a personally created card to show how much you appreciate someone.

A piece of Basic White card-stock was dry embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. This is a delightful embossing folder in the new July - December Mini Catalogue and am sure I will often use it. Water-colour Cajun Craze splattering was added using the medium Water Painter. Once the splattering had dried, some Soft Sea Foam ink was very lightly blended over the embossed leaves with a Blending Brush before the panel was adhered to a Thick Basic White card base.

Nothing can compare with a personally created card to show how much you appreciate someone.

A small piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper was wet on wet watercolored using Soft Sea Foam ink and touches of Cajun Craze ink. When dry, it was mounted to a slightly larger piece of Cajun Craze card-stock. One of the water-coloured leaves was adhered to a piece of Layering Designs Vellum with MIni Dimensionals and then the vellum was adhered to the water-coloured panel placing the adhesive underneath the leaf.

Nothing can compare with a personally created card to show how much you appreciate someone.

A sentiment from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set was white heat embossed on Cajun Craze card-stock with White Emboss Powder, Versamark and a Heat Gun. Some Linen Twine was wrapped around this centre panel 3 times and tied in a bow. This panel was centred on the background with Dimensionals and then some Iridescent Basic Rhinestones added a touch of shimmer.

Nothing can compare with a personally created card to show how much you appreciate someone.

Some Soft Sea Foam ink blending was applied to a Basic White card inner and one of the water-coloured leaves was adhered over the blending. A C6 Basic White envelope had a little blending added to a front corner with stamping in Cajun Craze ink using one of the flower stems from the same stamp set. 

Nothing can compare with a personally created card to show how much you appreciate someone.


GIFT TAG:
As I still had a couple of water-coloured leaves left over I decided to create a coordinating tag. One of the largest Taylor Made Tags dies was used to cut Cajun Craze and Basic White card-stocks. A sprig from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set was randomly stamped in Cajun Craze ink for a tone on tone effect. The Basic White tag was embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder then splattered with some Cajun Craze ink. The White tag also had some Soft Sea Foam ink blended over the embossed leaves. A second white tag was adhered to the back of the Cajun Craze tag to enable a message to be written.

Nothing can compare with a personally created tag to show how much you appreciate someone.

A sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on a piece of Cajun Craze card-stock and then fussy cut, including removing one of the words from the sentiment. Some Layering Designs Vellum was cut with the next smaller tag die and a water-coloured leaf was adhered directly with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The tag dies cut holes for twine or ribbon in each tag and the Taylor Made Tags dies can also cut hole reinforcers. It's a brilliant set of dies. The three tags were layered together and a piece of Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon was threaded through the holes with a double Linen Twine bow tied around the ribbon at the top of the tags.

Nothing can compare with a personally created tag to show how much you appreciate someone.

This tag would go beautifully with an Envelope Treat Box that can be found in the July-December Mini Catalogue. This little stamp able & food safe box is so simple to fold and put together.

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

Nothing can compare with a personally created card & tag to show how much you appreciate someone.

There is more Cajun Craze creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely Theresa Gerrard. I always look forward to checking out Theresa's creation (I wonder what she has in store this week). I also love seeing everyones' projects - there is always so much inspiration.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Calypso Coral as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops.

Also, many of us are joining a Heart of Christmas Blog Hop on Monday evenings and continuing until the end of November. Don't forget to check out these blog hops featuring a range of Christmas projects. Starting Christmas creativity early should lessen pressure in 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 What Cathy Made. Cathy is our wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is such an amazing lady. Check out her delightful creation while you are there.

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 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 these projects or Stampin' Up!. 


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8 comments:

  1. Wow! I have no idea what ranunculus leaves are supposed to look like, but I absolutely love the colours you've given yours. They are gorgeous as the focal points on your card and tag.

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  2. Gorgeous projects, Andrea. I love the white space on your card with the falling leaves embossing. Your water coloured leaf is so pretty and delicate with the vellum layer behind. Beautiful work!

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  3. Amazing projects Andrea. I think I may have to buy the embossing folder too, just love the splattering and shading you've done.

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  4. Such beautiful and delicately water coloured leaves Andrea. And that embossed background is very pretty with the light touches of Soft sea Foam and splattering a od Cajun Craze. I love the layers and ribbon/twine on your tag too.

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  5. I would not have believed you could make a soft and feminine card featuring Cajun Craze, and BOOM!! There you have it!! Your projects are SO beautiful Andrea, I love the soft lovely water-colouring of the leaves and the white on white layering of the background, enhanced by the bright Cajun Craze specs. You win!

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  6. Beautiful, delicate use of Cajun Craze Andrea. Lovely card

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  7. Oh wow, I had never noticed that leaf in that die set but what a perfect choice for your beautiful water colouring. This is one of the first cards I've seen using that EF and like others I think I'm going to have to reconsider.

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  8. The leaves you created are just beautiful, Andrea. I, too, am a fan of the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder. It looks so lovely on white - the perfect backdrop for the coloured leaves on your projects.

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