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Wednesday 13 December 2023

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #33 Misty Moonlight

Misty Moonlight with Magical Meadow & Stars at Night

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, focussing on one colour each week. Following this blog hop we are having a few weeks break from now into the New Year, commencing Blog Hops again on 3rd January 2024.


This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a deep blue called Misty Moonlight. Misty Moonlight is now part of the Neutrals Colour Family. It is a strong muted blue with grey undertones. This colour was introduced a few years ago as an In Colour and returned earlier this year through the colour refresh as part of the Neutrals Family.  This colour is lovely for flowers, sky, water, with other blues for starry skies or snowflakes or anything requiring a beautiful deep blue.


Misty Moonlight is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends; Neutrals Designer Series Paper as well as Countryside Inn, Earthen Elegance and Beary Christmas DSP, Flight & Airy Sale-a-bration DSP; Beary Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes; Misty Moonlight Inner Braid Ribbon & Tinsel Gems Three Pack. 


Misty Moonlight card-stock, ink, Stampin’ Write Marker, Winter Meadow DSP and Tinsel Gems have been used in the creation of these projects plus a range of non-Misty Moonlight bits and pieces.


This card was inspired by a couple of international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, that is the wonderful Emma Goddard from the United Kingdom and the fancy fold from Sue Campfield in the United States. I altered Sue’s dimensions to work for Aussie card-stock dimensions and changed the card front. I saw Emma create a card with a diagonal cut across the card front with some stamping on the lower panel and thought it would work using the Winter Meadow DSP.


The card front was created using 3 different designs of the Winter Meadows DSP. The berries and leaves were fussy cut from one of the designs. The Misty Moonlight & Blueberry Bushel watercolour design was stamped with a sentiment from the Magical Meadow stamp set using Misty Moonlight Classic Ink. Some White Craft Ink was splattered over using a Water Painter.


Some die cut plant twigs were cut using a few different dies from the Magical Meadow die set in Basic White card-stock. A couple of die cuts had a little Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ ink blended lightly over with a Blending Brush. The same sentiment from the Magical Meadow stamp set was white Heat Embossed onto a fourth colour/design of the Winter Meadow DSP. The fussy cut berries were interspersed with the die cut sprays, tucking some of the ends under the sentiment label.


A double bow of a thin edge of the White Iridescent Ribbon was tucked under the sentiment label with a Glue Dot. Some Misty Moonlight Tinsel Gems were sprinkled around. Now to the surprise card inner …


One of the designs of the Winter Meadow DSP is so gorgeous. The panel across the centre inside the card is the full 12” width of the DSP. It was cut a tad less than the height of the card and then scored, folded and burnished so that it would concertina fold in the centre. The 2 end panels were adhered directly to the card base.


Sentiments from the Hope & Peace Stamp set were stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and then die cut with Stylish Shapes dies.


Here is a photo looking down from above to show the fold with the card open.


The back of the card has been designed for writing a personal message. A couple of thin DSP strips were adhered to a panel of Basic White card-stock which was then mounted to a slightly larger panel of Misty Moonlight card-stock. A left over coloured die cut twig plus fussy-cut berries were added to give a special finish.  A C6 Basic White Envelope was decorated with another spray of fussy cut berries.


CARD 2

As mentioned above, I love Misty Moonlight and think it’s wonderful for skies, so I thought I try to create a water-colour sky - but with smooshing. Then pair it with the Stars at Night dies. The end result is a bit “different”.


Misty Moonlight ink was dabbed onto a large stamp block and water was misted over it with a Spritzer. I used a cellophane bag that wrapped a new set of dies to smoosh into the diluted ink and then touched it onto a panel of Basic White card-stock. This was repeated. It needed something else so I smooshed some Bubble Bath ink as well. After the panel dried, it needed some darker sections so some darker smooshing was added, but this time the cellophane was crumpled.











The card inner was simply Basic White card-stock with the left over starburst, a holographic star and a thin left over strip of the smooshed card background. I had intended to stamp a sentiment inside the card but forgot until the card inner was already adhered in place - and I wasn’t going to take the risk then! That being the case, a sentiment from the same stamp set was added to the Basic White C6 envelope with Misty Moonlight ink.


Thank you so much for dropping by on you way around the Colour Creations Blog Hop. I know  there will be so much Misty Moonlight inspiration as you continue around the blog hop.


To continue with the Misty Moonlight blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a fellow South Australian, Di FurnissI am looking forward to checking out Di’s creation(s). I wonder if it will be a fancy fold? I do love seeing everyone’s' projects - it is always worth checking in on everyone. 

I do hope to see you the first Wednesday in January when we will be featuring Mossy Meadows  as we continue the weekly 2023-2024 Colour Creations Blog Hop series

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

Andrea 💕🐾


If you find a broken link or would like to view the full list of participants go to Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our brilliant Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a wonderful 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 the Stampin' Up 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue and or the September-December Mini Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send it to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about these projects or Stampin' Up!. 


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5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Andrea, that fussy cutting on your first card is AMAZING! And then there's the surprise fold inside too. I hope everything is okay with you? Love the unexpected colour combination of the second card too - it looks like an interesting fold!

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  2. Wow, Andrea, your cards are stunning. I especially love the first card. If I forget to stamp an inner before gluing it down, I pick a sentiment with a scripty font so that it doesn't matter too much if it's wonky!

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  3. I really love the papers you have used on both cards, Andrea - but card number 1 is my standout favourite. I had fussy-cut a whole lot of those berries and leaves, but lacked inspiration for what to do with them! I LOVE what you've done, with the triangular panels. I also really like that the sentiment you heat-embossed on the DSP label is repeatedly stamped over the bottom half of the card. Beautiful work.

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  4. So much to love about your two cards Andrea. The front of the Winter Meadow card is lovely and then it opens and wow! And the star card looks fabulous with the mix of Glimmer and holographic paper, beautiful.

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  5. Both wondereful cards but Card 1 is outstanding, Andrea. I love everything about it; the gorgeous berries/leaves that you have fussy cut, to the stamping on the DSP. Then it opens to such an elaborate 'wow' of gorgeousness!

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