AWH Colour Creations - Gorgeous Grape
September 30, 2020
Hi! It's Kathryn here!
Welcome to Week 18 of the Colour Creations Showcase where the talented Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team members share amazing creations focusing on one particular colour from the Stampin' Up! colour families.
This week we are showcasing Gorgeous Grape - a popular new purple in the Stampin' Up! range.
Colour Creations Showcase
Right back at the start of the 2020 Colour Creations Showcase, when we looked at Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride, I chose to use pieces from the absolutely delicious Gorgeous Posies Card Kit.
This week I found myself going back to the Gorgeous Posies card kit, because the colour combination is so beautiful! And I threw in a little surprise so I could make a magical little message to send out to someone like me, still dealing with Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne.
How cute is this little witch and her pet mouse from the Flight of Fancy stamp set? I think Gorgeous Grape is the perfect colour for this cheerful little "good witch".
How can she spread anything but joy with those colours!
I stamped the cute image on Thick Whisper White card with Black Stazon Ink, then used a Blender Pen with the Gorgeous Grape inkpad to colour her dress, hat and the mouse. The yellow on the broom and the stars and her hair is Bumble Bee Stampin' Write Marker and the broom stick and shadows on the straw are Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Write Marker - applied direct to the image.
The image was fussy cut with paper snips. You can't see it on these images, but I also used a Sponge Dauber to apply Blushing Bride ink to her face.
The label on the front of the card is a mixture of words made up from 3 separate stamp sets:
- "Sending you" comes from Comfort & Hope Stamp set
- "A little" comes from Gnome for the Holidays stamp set
- "Magic" comes from Poinsettia Petals stamp set
Each of the words were inked with the Gorgeous Grape Stampin' Write marker and stamped "near" each other for a whimsical little greeting.
I added half a dozen Champagne Rhinestones to the front for that extra magic bling, and the final step was to include a Whisper White insert inside the Gorgeous Grape base card. Along the bottom of the insert I stamped the sparkle image from Flight of Fancy in Gorgeous Grape ink.
I'd love to know what you think, so you're very welcome to leave a comment if you'd like, then please check out all our other beautiful Gorgeous Grape creations in the Colour Creation Showcase. Once again, lovely Cathy is hosting and the full list of participants can be found at her blog here.
Hope to see you again soon!
Oh, Kathryn, this is utterly delightful. The little witch is perfectly placed under the beautiful big blooms, and I love the way you cleverly concocted the sentiment. Such a sweet card! Hang in there. x
Posted by: CHRISTINE BLAIN | September 30, 2020 at 08:12 PM
Very clever card Katherine, I love your addition of the witch, she’s very cute
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | September 30, 2020 at 08:14 PM
Oh Kathryn what a very special card for very tough times. Your witch is adorable BTW and I love this posies card kit - another one to add to the list, he he! Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous Grape inspiration with us this week xx
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | September 30, 2020 at 08:48 PM
Oh Kathryn... that just so damn cute!
Posted by: Fiona | September 30, 2020 at 08:58 PM
What an adorable little witch (and mouse) and I love the way you've pieced together the sentiment from here, there and everywhere!
Posted by: Rachel Palmieri | September 30, 2020 at 09:32 PM
A great card Kathryn. I love the cute little character and mouse flying through the sky as she flies under the the floral design of the kit. Your colouring is gorgeous - just perfect. Your combination of the 3 different sentiments is brilliant. xxx
Posted by: Andrea Sargent | September 30, 2020 at 10:00 PM
Haha, what a fun addition adding that cute little witch and mouse flying across your card, now that made me smile!
Posted by: Kate Morgan | October 01, 2020 at 09:37 AM
So cute Kathryn. I really love how you were able to put together your very own greeting by using three different stamp sets. Genius idea. We definitely were on the same wave length when it came to positioning our sentiment this week. Great minds......
Posted by: Michele Taylor | October 01, 2020 at 03:40 PM
Kathryn, your card is so gorgeous and cute! And that is the sweetest little mouse ever! Love how you have showcased Gorgeous Grape.
Posted by: Caroline Manwaring | October 01, 2020 at 08:36 PM
That's such a cute addition to this card. And wow - you are good with the paper snips, terrific fussy cutting.
Posted by: Sue Madex | October 02, 2020 at 10:42 AM