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Wednesday 31 January 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #38 Parakeet Party

Parakeet Party with Detailed Dogwood

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.

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a vibrant yellow green called Parakeet Party. Parakeet Party is part of the 2022-2024 In Colour Family and is a bright green that can coordinate with other brights. This colour is lovely for plants, leaves and vibrant colour schemes. 

Parakeet Party is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends Combo; 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper, Delightful Floral DSP as well as In Color Pearls, In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon, Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine plus the Love This Memory Notebook Kit. 

Parakeet Party ink, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Marker, In Color Pearls & Bakers Twine have been used in the creation of this project plus a range of non-Parakeet Party bits and pieces.

I created a standard card with some Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Blends colouring and the addition of colour with a Blending Brush. The card incorporates 2 products that can be acquired for free with a qualifying order. Have you checked out the new Sale-a-bration Brochure? There are so many items that you can get for free with qualifying orders. Do check it out. (I would be delighted to help you if you don’t have a demonstrator already and would like a copy of the Sale-a-bration Brochure and the January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue.). 

A number of the larger flower/leaf spray from the Detailed Dogwood stamp set was stamped in Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ ink on Basic White card-stock. The bird in the Thoughtful Expressions Stamp set was stamped similarly. As mentioned, the Detailed Dogwood stamp set is a Sale-a-bration set that you can receive for free with a purchase of $180 of Stampin’ Up! products in one order. Some single flowers from the first mentioned stamps were stamped in Daffodil Delight Classic ink.

The dogwood spray was coloured with Stampin’ Blends, ie the leaves with Parakeet Party, the flowers with Daffodil Delight and Colour Lifter. The hummingbird was coloured with Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Azure Afternoon and Crumb Cake combos with the Colour Lifter.

The flowers and bird were all fussy cut. The Detailed Dogwood set is a stamp alone set so required fussy cutting and while the bird did have a coordinating die, I fussy cut it out for consistency sake. Two different small leaf sprays from the Notes of Nature set of dies were cut from Basic White card-stock. One of the scalloped border dies from the Basic Border dies was used to cut a B-side panel of the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper (another free Sale-a-bration product with a qualifying order). 

A Basic White card front was partially coloured with Pool Party ink and a Blending Brush, plus some splatters were added with a Parakeet Party Stampin’ Write Marker. The DSP die cut edge was popped up on Dimensionals. The flowers and leaves were arranged over the border and adhered in place with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Glue Dots. The hummingbird was popped up on double Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Thoughtful Expressions stamp set was stamped in Parakeet Party ink on Basic White card-stock. The sentiment was fussy cut and then popped up on Mini Dimensionals. The final touch was the addition a double Bakers Twine bow and some In Color Pearls (from the Annual Catalogue).

A Basic White panel for writing a personal message was adhered inside the card. The left over DSP from die cutting the panel on the card front was adhered to the left edge of the inner panel. A left over stamped and coloured flower and die cut leaves were adhered over the DSP edge. A Basic White C6 envelope was stamped with the Detailed Dogwood floral spray in Crumb Cake ink

Thank you so much for dropping by on you way around the Parakeet Party Colour Creations Blog Hop. Do continue your way around the blog hop as I am sure there will be wonderful Parakeet Party inspiration. Don’t miss it.

To continue with the Parakeet Party blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of my friend and fellow South Aussie, Tina GillespieI am looking forward to checking out Tina’s creation(s). I do love seeing everyone’s projects - I love the various ways the colour can be used.

I do hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Petal Pink 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 wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a special 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 new January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochure, 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!. 

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  1. The luscious abundance of flowers, curved around that beautiful DSP, is just gorgeous, Andrea. I love your colour choices for the hummingbird, too. Everything about this card is just so pretty.

  2. Gorgeous card Andrea, I love all of the textural layers in your card

  3. Wow! I love how the curve of dogwood follows the curve of the DSP underneath. The inking under the hummingbird is fabulous, as is the bird itself. Gorgeous card!

  4. Andrea, what a glorious combination of products and colours and textures your card is - an absolute feast for the eyes! So much fussy cutting in this card but it is so worth it for the end result. I can't even begin to imagine how long this card took too make!

  5. Wowsers, Andrea, this is incredible. All those gorgeous florals and foliage are extraordinary and the hummingbird hovering above is perfect. Great use of multiple products (none that I have, hmmm).

  6. Beautiful array of flowers, superb colouring and your fussy cutting is amazing Andrea!


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