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Wednesday, 27 July 2022

AWHT Colour Creations #13 Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler with Cottage Rose and some Loose 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 cherry red called Cherry Cobbler. Cherry Cobbler is part of the Regals Colour Family and is a deep muted colour. This colour is lovely when used for Christmas, flowers and so much more. It goes with different greens, with Crumb Cake, Pool Party, etc. It is also great with Gold. 


Cherry Cobbler 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; Regals Designer Series Paper as well as Painted Christmas and Boughs of Holly DSPs; plus Lights Aglow and Festive Foils Speciality DSPs; Festive Pearls; and Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. 

We are coming to the end of July, which is Worldwide Watercolor month.  I have been attempting to include watercolour in some form in each blogged project this month and have intended to use the Loose Watercolour technique during the month - so tonight is the night. 

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

I find it fun to use a stamp set out of its usual context and so while thinking of a Christmas rose, I decided to use the gorgeous Cottage Rose stamp set. I gold embossed the larger image using Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. This image was masked using the newly available Masking Paper and then the mid-sized flower and leaves were stamped and heat embossed. I love the effect of masking but seldom use it. Now that Stampin' Up! is supplying Masking Paper I will probably be using this technique more often. 

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

The images were stamped on a half sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. This enables you to get 2 projects from one sheet of paper - so much more economical. Loose water-colouring means you don't stay within the lines but allow the ink to blur over the edges and colours to mix slightly - although the latter needs to be done carefully so you don't end up with a muddy brown picture. I like to work with colours for one image and then leave it to slightly dry before using the next colour combo. If using complementary colours, I leave the image to dry much more so the colours don't bleed into each other. 

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

The base lighter layer was laid down first using a fair bit of water and the mid-sized Water Painter (they come in a set of 3, ie fine, medium and wide brush). You can relax with this layer and paint over the edges of the images - just have fun. The Classic Stampin' Inks used to paint the image are: Cherry Cobbler for the large flower, Petal Pink with touches of Cherry Cobbler for the smaller flowers, Crumb Cake around the fine gold flowers and Soft Succulent with touches of Evening Evergreen for the leaves. I couldn't resist using the fine Water Painter to add extra detail, colour and depth.

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

Once the panel had dried, I added a splattering of Cherry Cobbler ink using a Stampin' Write Marker. It wasn't fully dry (I was running out of time) so some of the splatters blurred. The water-coloured panel was mounted onto a slightly larger piece of Cherry Cobbler card-stock. A piece of Basic White card-stock was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die as the leaves were a similar shape to the leaves in the stamp set. I do love the effect of this stitched die.

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

A sentiment from the Hope and Peace stamp set was gold heat embossed onto a scrap of Thick Basic White card-stock. I like extra thickness for sentiment strips to ensure the label sits straighter, especially over trim or ribbon. Some gold Simply Elegant Trim was wrapped around the painted panel and the sentiment label was positioned over using Dimensionals. A seperate double bow was adhered with Glue Dots. Some Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels added the finishing touch of shimmer.

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

A Basic White piece of card-stock was gold heat embossed using the larger cottage rose stamp for the card inner. A C6 Basic White envelope was similarly embossed.

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

I so loved creating this card and do love the effect of loose water-colouring.  I had hoped to create a second card with and alternative Cherry Cobbler colour scheme but time ran out - perhaps on the weekend. Thank you so much for dropping by. I do value the time you spent with me.

Wish a friend "Merry Christmas" with this gorgeous loose water-coloured Cherry Cobbler Christmas rose.

There is more Cherry Cobbler creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely Christine Blain. I always look forward to checking out Christine's creation. I do love seeing everyones' projects - always so much inspiration.

Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Coastal Cabana as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops. Also, don't forget many of us are joining the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop on Monday evenings which will continue until the end of November. 

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 and we appreciate all she does. Check out her wonderful 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 July - December 2022 Mini Catalogue then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you.  Sale-a-bration continues through August but don't delay if you want free product as it is only while supplies last. Please don't hesitate to make contact regarding any queries about these projects or Stampin' Up!. 

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9 comments:

  1. The masked, gold-embossed, and water-coloured blooms and foliage are so pretty, Andrea. The bold Cherry Cobbler layers behind the white panels really bring out the focal images. Lovely work.

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  2. Andrea your loose watercolouring is lovely and gives such a soft and pretty effect to your card. I love the way you've also embossed the envelope and tied the elegant trim around the card too. Just delightful!

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  3. What beautiful, soft, feminine colouring Andrea - this is the prettiest Christmas card ever! And with the gold embossing, I am sure it looks even more stunning in real life!

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  4. absolutely beautiful

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  5. Such a beautiful feminine card Andrea. To use Cottage Rose for a christmas card is a great idea.

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  6. Oh, wow! So pretty! Your loose watercolouring looks incredible, especially over the gold embossing.

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  7. Oh Andrea your watercolouring is so gorgeous! I love it so much! I keep coming back to look at your card and not commenting! The watercolouring against the gold and the softness of it it is so beautiful and then to layer all that on the white and cherry cobbler with the stitching still makes it pop but add texture and interest without bulking up the card. BEAUTIFUL!

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  8. Yet another expertly watercolored card Andrea. I love that you used the cottage rose on a Christmas card. Your card almost has an ethereal feeling to it. Beautiful!

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  9. Oh Andrea, the softness of the colours is so feminine and beautiful and the gold embossing adds such lovely elegance. A great use of a floral set for Christmas and it's perfect!

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