Friday, February 21, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Peaceful Poppies


Hello stamping friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop, where this month we are all about the amazingly beautiful Peaceful Poppies Suite which is found on pg. 24 - 27 of the Stampin' Up! 2020 Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue.

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The hand painted blooms and watercolour washes in the gorgeous DSP make for beautiful backgrounds on all your projects. The Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle includes two stamp set and die bundles for even more fun! The outline poppy images accented by watercolour effects allow you to choose from a large range of inspiring coordinating colours to design your projects. This suite can be used for any occasion, whether it be for sending a birthday card, your deepest sympathy, or celebrating a friendship, your handmade creations are sure to shine as bright as a field of poppies when creating with this suite.


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While the suite has lots of reds and purple colours I've moved away from  these colours today to show you some projects in some softer pink colours. Before I made my two cards I did a bit of a Google search to see what colours Poppies actually come in, I'm not much of a gardener, so I wouldn't know, and it turns out they come in  a whole range of colours. Ranging from whites, pinks, reds, purples, yellows, oranges and even blues. 

I've even only known them to be red because of their association with Rememberance Day (11th Nov) and ANZAC Day (25th April)  here in Australia. The red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community.

My two projects today are incorporating some of the pink colours in the Stampin' Up! colour family for a softer and 'pretty in pink' look.


My first card uses Shimmery White Cardstock, my favourite 'white', for the base layers and then over that is a layer of vellum embossed with the 3D Scripty Embossing Folder. If you were to pick one embossing folder to go with everything, that would be the one I would tell you to choose. It's just gorgeous.


Over the base layers I've put some pieces of Basic Black cardstock and then layered over that is the large Poppy blooms in the colours Petal Pink, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo. Pretty!!!


 Layered with the Poppies is some of the leaf die cuts as well as some pieces from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. I love the look of layering the two pieces of the Poppy in the same colour for that tone on tone look. It makes it look like the Poppy Blooms are all one piece. The accents of the gold sequins, from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins, and the Gold Glimmer Paper really gives the projects that 'finishing touch'.


My second project again starts with the Shimmery White cardstock for the base, the same as the first card. But this time I've layered the Poppy Blooms under a Stitched Rectangle Frame for that layered framed look.


I've used the same colours again for the Poppy flowers and accented the main flower with the left die cut and some pieces from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. The 'Happy Birthday', the same as the first card comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set. The card has then been finished off with some Linen Thread, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Sequins   from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins and some Gold Glimmer Paper.

I do hope that when you get products from a suite that you do try to use them with colours other than the coordinating ones. You'll be amazed at the different looks you can get when you change things up a bit.

Now on to the oh-so-amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. with her stunning Peaceful Poppies projects. That girl is so creative. I'm sure she will provide you with lots of inspiration.  There are so many amazing projects with this suite to get the creative ideas flowing. I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs.

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Rochelle Blok- You are here



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Friday, February 14, 2020

Just Add Ink #492 | Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome, Welcome. It's so good to have you here. It is Friday so that means that its time for the new challenge over at Just Add Ink.

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This week its a fantastic sketch designed by fellow JAI team member Jackie Aitken. It's fairly straight forward but enough to get those creative ideas going and that creative brain working.

Today I'm using products from the Stampin' Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley. Have you seen these products yet? It's found on pg. 61 of the Stampin' Up! 2020 Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue and has just about everything you need to get creating. Check it out HERE. All you need to have in your stash already is ink, cardstock, paper trimmer and adhesive and then with this product medley you are able to get crafting as soon as you have this product medley box in your hot little hands.

The Stamping Blok | Just Add Ink #492 | Sketch Challenge | Stampin' Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley | Rochelle Blok

To start my card I cut all the layers of the card and then using my electronic cutter I cut an oval shape in the black and white striped DSP. Layered behind the DSP is one of the Pretty Peacock laser-cut overlays from the product medley and then behind that I have layered some Pretty Peacock cardstock. I'm so loving this Pretty Peacock, Black and White colour combo! Isn't it just striking??!!


Layered over the base layer elements is some of the pieces from the Botanical Prints Product Medley as well as some extra ribbon and trim, like Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon. Also, some of the other product not found in the product medley, but which I thought teamed well with this project is the Basic Black Scalloped Element from the Peacful Poppies Elements and the Gold Sequins from the Peacful Poppies Sequins.

I do hope that you like my take on this weeks sketch challenge and hopefully I've given you some inspiration with this product medley. Make sure you check out the Just Add Ink Blog to see the rest of the gorgeous projects from the JAI Design Team. We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using this weeks sketch. We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week to see your fabulous projects.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Coordination Campaign Customer Facing Blog Hop


Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We have a special treat for you by having our second special blog hop for the Stampin' Up! Coordination Product Release that you as a customer can now purchase, right up until 31st March 2020. There are so many amazing projects to get the creative ideas flowing. I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs.

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  These products coordinate with products from both the Sale-a-bration and the 2020 Jan - June Mini Catalogue. The Coordination Campaign promotion features Brand New products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items and select Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue Items, for you to purchase. The Coordination Product Release is an exclusive, limited-time collection of products that has everything you need to let you celebrate your creativity. The most fabulous thing about these products is that there is NO MORE FUSSY CUTTING!!! The die sets coordinate with stamps from Sale-a-bration and the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue, and the DSP Coordinates with a Punch! YAY! YAY! YAY!


My projects today are using the Sending Flowers Dies which coordinate with the 2020 Sale-a-bration FREEBIE Sending you Thoughts Cling Stamp Set. Simply spend $90.00AUD to get the Sale-a-bration item for free. Why not purchase these Sending Flowers Dies, some cardstock, ribbon, trim and some adhesive and you'll easily then be able to the stamp set that coordinates with these dies.


My project today is a my take on the Eclipse Technique that has been around for a while now in the papercrafting circles. I really anted the flowers in the die to pop off the card so this technique is perfect for that.


I've started with a square Basic Black card base and then cut a piece of Fluid 100 Water colour paper to layer over that. I then did a light Pool Party watercolour wash over the cardstock. This water colour wash looks a bit like the sky over the flowers. I then cut a 4" circle in the water colour paper.

This circle I saved to run though my die cutting machine with the large circle die from the Sending Flowers Die for all the 'negative' pieces. Making sure all the pieces stayed in the die I put adhesive on all the 'negative' pieces and then, turning the die over, adhered these pieces onto the card. Making sure all the pieces are stuck down on the cardstock very gently lift the die up making sure all your pieces are stuck down.


Again, cutting another 4' circle, this time out of Basic Black cardstock I die cut the Basic Black layer. Then again on a scrap piece of Watercolour paper, using the large circle die and the smaller flower pieces die cut the next layer. The Basic Black layer is then adhered to the card with Dimensionals to give that 'raised, popped up' look.


On the scrap watercolour die cut layer I coloured the stems, using an Aqua Painter, with Garden Green ink. Then stems were snipped from the die cut piece and adhered over the Basic Black layer. The flower water colour pieces I coloured with Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather. Over the top I brushed some Clear Wink of Stella for some added shimmer and sparkle. These were then added on top of the stem layer for a pretty spring garden look.


The card was then finished off with some Linen Thread, Sahara Sand Woven Thread Trim, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, Basic Pearls and a layering of the banner dies, one which I trimmed down, from the Sending Flowers Dies.

I just love the prettiness of this card and how those flowers almost just jump off the card.

To see more projects using these amazing Coordination Products you can also check out lots of additional samples in our previous Artisan Blog Hop Click HERE

Just remember these are only available till 31st March 2020 so get yours TODAY!!!


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Caroline van der Straaten
Emma Goddard
Helene den Breejen
Jan Clothier
Lauren Alarid
Leah Fedynak
Manuela Geiswinkler
Marine Wiplier
Martha Groger
Martin Stone
Narelle Farrugia
Nina Waldschmidt
Rochelle Blok
Stesha Bloodhart
Tammy Wilson
Zsuzsanna Balazs


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | From My Heart


Hello there stamping friends. Welcome to the first official Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2020. I'm so excited for this day, that it has finally arrived and I'm super excited to be sharing my creations with you for this year.

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For our first official blog hop for the 2020 Artisan Design Team we are sharing all the love with the gorgeous products from the From My Heart Suite which can be found in the 2020 Stampin' Up! Jan - June Mini Catalogue, Pgs. 8 - 10.

This stunning suite is full of the gorgeous Real Red and Flirty Flamingo colours and is so very perfect for Valentines Day cards, packaging, treat bags and more with fun and playful products.

While the suite is full of red and pink colours I wanted to team the suite products up with Smoky Slate and Basic Black to tone down those 'pretty colours' for projects that you could give to your boyfriend or Husband with out being too in your face pink and red.


For my card I started with the Smoky Slate card base and then layered on that some of the From My Heart Specialty DSP and then some more layers of Smoky Slate. I stamped repeatedly the word 'Love,' from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and then flicked over that the brush tip end of the Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker.


How gorgeous is the Heart Doily? These come in Colour on the front - Flirty Flamingo and Real Red, and then white on the other side which you can colour to use on any project you desire. Layered over the Heart Doily is a Vellum heart punched out using the Heart Punch Pack Punches, some more DSP, Real Red 3/8" Double- Stitched Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread and Silver Metallic Thread and then Happy Valentines Day Heart also from the Heartfelt stamp set which I heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock.


My mini white Pizza Box has been created in a similar way to my card. This makes the projects a bit 'matchy-matchy', which I love and really adds to the coordination of the card and the treat box. I just changed up the DSP in the box as to what I used on the card. The colours in both DSP patterns are the same so you still get that colour coordination but by changing up a few little things you get a bit of a different look.


Both projects were finished off with the super pretty and super gorgeous From My Heart Faceted Gems, which are so perfect to finish off any project when you want that added bling.

I hope that you like both my projects today and you have been inspired to get creating with this stunning suite. It still may feel like Valentine’s Day is a while away, we are all still getting over Christmas, right? But if you want to make something special for your Valentine, you may want to start now so that you have something made in time. 

While these products do lean towards Valentine's Day, you don't have to exclusively use them just for that day. Make a project for your best friend or even for your children to convey how much you love them. I'm sure they would appreciate a card or treat from you using these products too.

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  The Artisan Design Team will be hopping again in a few weeks so be sure to check back often. Make sure that you follow us on our blogs, on Instagram, on Facebook, on all the socials so that you don't miss a thing! Let's get social!

 The so very amazing and super talented Stesha Bloodhart is next up on the hop. I'm sure you will 'love' her so very gorgeous projects.

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Zsuzsanna Balazs


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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Coordination Campaign


Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the very first Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2020 and welcome to the Stampin' Up! Coordination Campaign Promotion Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. 

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We are showing you today the products on offer for the Coordination Campaign Promotion. For a limited time now (3rd Jan - 3rd Feb 2020) demonstrators can pre-order these exclusive products now before they go live 4th Feb 2020 for customers to order. These products coordinate with products from both the Sale-a-bration and the Jan - Jun 2020 Mini. So grab yours now so you can start planning your Sale-a-Bration and Jan - June 2020 Mini Coordination Classes.


The Coordination Campaign promotion features Brand New products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items and select Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue Items, for you to purchase. The Coordination Product Release is an exclusive, limited-time collection of products that has everything you need to let you celebrate your creativity.

These Coordination Products really add to the versatility of the products they coordinate with and really make it easy for all types of crafters - Beginner, Casual and Avid; to have a positive crafting experience. The other point to note about these products is that there is no more fussy cutting to the products they coordinate with! All I can say is YAY, YAY, YAY! No more fussy cutting!! The dies coordinate with stamps from Sale-a-bration and the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, and the DSP Coordinates with a Punch!


My projects today a using the Pleased as Punch DSP #153558 and the Builder Umbrella Punch. This DSP also coordinates with the Heart Punch Pack and the Tulip Builder Punch all from the 2020 Jan - June Mini Catalogue. So much versatility!


For my first project I've started with my all time, most used DSP Shimmer White and given it a watercolour wash background using Pool Party Ink. Once the ink was dry I then splattered droplets of water over the ink for that splatter look and to also make the background layer look like it was raining.

For some more added texture I embossed the water colour background layer with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Once this was all dry I arranged the umbrellas on the card that I had punched out from the Pleased as Punch DSP with the Builder Umbrella Punch, for a fun layered look. The card was finished off with some linen thread and a sentiment embossed on Basic Black with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.
 

My second project again uses the Shimmery White Cardstock and again I've run the background layer through my die cutting machine with the Subtle 3D embossing folder but this time I've made a Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder Splatter on the background layer, again to create the look of rain drops.

To make the 'glue' for the embossing powder splatter, mix a little Multipurpose Glue with Water - I usually squeeze a little out of an Aqua Painter, on your Silicon Mat. Pick up the 'glue' mix with your Aqua Painter Brush and then splatter it over your card front. Pour over your chosen embossing powder colour and then pour off the excess. Heat the embossing powder splatters on your card with your heat tool until the splatters have all melted. Once cooled you have a fun background layer for your cards.

Finish the card off with your punched out umbrellas, linen thread and your chosen sentiment. You could add more ribbon, trim and embellishments to step the card up more or you can leave as is for a quick and gorgeous project.
 

By punching out all the elements from the DSP you have some quick cards that you could easily make and easily reproduce if you had to make multiples. Team your cards up with the pattern side of the DSP for more of a layered look.


Make sure you as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator get these exclusive products on your preorder NOW! The sooner you get these fabulous products in your hands the sooner you'll be able to make beautiful samples and cards.

Preorder Details:
  • All orders must be placed as demonstrator orders.
  • Limit one per demonstrator for non-consumable items.
  • Limit two per demonstrator for consumable
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and they must be purchased individually or redeemed as Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders. 
 Customers will be able to purchase Coordination Product Release products on February 4th, 2020. Or if you join the Stampin' Up! family today you too can get your hands on these products. Ask me how or Join Up with me HERE today. 

Just remember demonstrators this is a limited time offer or while stocks last so get the Coordination Product Release products today. Don’t wait until tomorrow!

Next up on the hop is my Artisan hop neighbour from 2019, the ever amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. This gal is amazingly creative and I'm sure will spark your imagination with her Coordination Campaign projects. Click on the next button below to visit Stesha's blog

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | No White Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm so thrilled to have you here today to share my projects with you and hopefully inspire you. I'm hopping with my fancy friends today- all are either current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. We just love getting creative and sharing our projects.


The the theme for us this month is 'No White Challenge'.  What this means is we have to create a project using ONLY color cardstock and inks! NO ink or cardstock or anything else WHITE! Eek! What a challenge!! After much thinking about what I would do, I remembered that you can use the Stampin' Blend Alcohol Markers on Crumb Cake Cardstock! So out came still my favourite stamp set - Good Morning Magnolia, for some more colouring love! I thought this challenge would be really difficult as I love using lots of white too but once the idea came to me it was all systems go and came together quite easily.


To be able to see the colouring on the Crumb Cake cardstock, the darker colours work the best to still get that intensity and depth of colour. Here for my card today, the blends I used are -
  • Magnolia: Rococo Rose Dark ; Rococo Rose Light; Flirty Flamingo Light
  • Leaves: Mossy Meadow Dark; Mossy Meadow Light
  • Branch: Crumb Cake Dark; Crumb Cake Light
  • Shadow - Crumb Cake Light 

I love that by colouring on the Crumb Cake, the cardstock changes up the colours for a different look.  Start by stamping your image with Memento Ink and then using your chosen blends to colour in your image. Maybe test your chosen colours on a scrap piece of Crumb Cake to see what the colours will look like when coloured on the cardstock.


Once the magnolia was coloured I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker for some black ink splatters and also to rule a border around the card to 'frame' it. I probably would have used some black cardstock and White Stamppin' Emboss Powder for the sentiment as it would have been a gorgeous contrast, but as this is a no white challenge I used Crumb Cake carsdstock and Black Stampin' Emboss Powder which works as well. 

Finish the card off with Linen Thread, Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon and Basic Rhinestone Jewels. 

Have you used the Stampin' Blends on Crumb Cake cardstock before? I hope I've inspired you to give it a go. Why not try it for your next project. I really does give that WOW look.

Next up on the hop is my fancy friend in New Zealand, the amazing Paula Dobson! Click on the next button to see her fabulous creations.


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