This week's Art With Heart Colour Creations features one of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours.
I love how strong and bright this colour is. For me, this colour reaches into my soul. It is the beautiful rich red soil where Tasmanian farmers plant their potatoes and onions. The soil of my childhood, where we pulled a carrot from the rainforest smelling ground, rinsed it under the hose and then ate it, standing right there in the garden.
It's also the colour of our continent, our Country. From Big Red, near Birdsville, to that big red rock in the heart of our Country, all the way to the Pindan and the coastal cliffs of Cape Leveque. Though the name doesn't suggest it, Cajun Craze represents the epitome of Australia.
I have heard several people say they never use Cajun Craze, so today I have paired it with two other colours in one of my favourite combinations that I hope will inspire you.
Something to keep in mind with Cajun Craze is, its much easier to use, if you use it in context. So think about where Cajun Craze appears in the world? It appears in nature as I showed you above. And it especially appears in the centres of flowers like sunflowers, all sorts of native Australian plants and in the centre of daisies and echinacea flowers.
So, I selected our Nature's Harvest stamp set as my key image, complimented by images from a couple of other stamp sets along similar themes, and several sets of dies for labels and foliage. All of the products I have used are pictured at the bottom of this post if you scroll right down.
So, do you want to see the cards?? LOL
I stamped and cut two lots of daisy images, and coloured them with our Stampin' Blends.
I cut some Designer Series Paper pieces from the gorgeous Sun Prints Designer Series Paper pack, and cut a stack of different foliage pieces in Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Gray Granite.
For the first card, I stamped the daisy in Cajun Craze ink on Basic White card, then used a water painter to blend the colour - just like when you were a kid and had the water painting books where the colours spread as you painted over them with water.
I confess that I did pick up a little more ink from the ink pad with my brush as I like the colour a little more intense.
The third card (and possibly my favourite), drops the Night of Navy and really makes the Cajun Craze the focal point with the Gray Granite as the background. I changed the shape of the Designer Series Paper and added some background stamping with Gray Granite ink.
I hope I have made you fall in love with Cajun Craze! It really is a beautiful warm, versatile colour.
If you are still uncertain, then please, please, PLEASE!! click on the NEXT button below and go and see what the rest of the clever Art With Heart creators have done with this wonderful colour! The next artist you will see is my lovely friend Sharon. Click the box now to be taken to her blog.
Should any of the links in the Blog Hop be broken or not taking you where they should, my dear friend Cathy Proctor is the host of this blog hop and has a list of all the links at the bottom of her blog post. Click here to find them.
See you next week for more beautiful colour creations!