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Colour Creations - Coastal Cabana

Hey there Stamping friends!

Welcome to another Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog hop!


This week we are exploring Coastal Cabana. I know many will be aghast when I say this is definitely not one of my favourite colours . . . 

It looks such a pretty shade in the computer generated image, but I have to say, I think it is a very murky, too green colour that reminds me of a swimming pool with far too much chlorine in it LOL!

However!! I seriously LOVE the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper, and I was very happy to pull out a piece and make this over the top flurry of florals!

Hues of Happiness Stampin' Up card (2)

I used a Coastal Cabana card base, and cut the Designer Series Paper into three triangle pieces and layered it straight onto the base. Then I used Blending Brushes to rub some Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks onto some Shimmery White card stock, which I then die-cut with the Summer Shadows Dies.

The greeting from Shaded Summer Stamp set is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap of the brushed Shimmer Paper and die-cut with a label from Seasonal Labels Dies.

Hues of Happiness Stampin' Up card (1)

I used a sponge dauber to apply a small amount of Early Espresso ink to the centres of the flowers - well, okay, my Early Espresso ink pad is super wet . . . .I would have applied a SMALL amount . . .  ha ha ha!

For someone who is not that fond of Coastal Cabana ink, I am actually quite pleased with how pretty this card turned out!

I can't wait to see what the other Art With Heart team members have done! If you'd like to see too, please click on the box below to go to Rachel's blog.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, Cathy has the links for all participants in her post here.

See you again soon with more card inspiration!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)


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Catherine Proctor

I am shocked that you don't like this colour, but I understand what you mean about the murkiness of its tone. Regardless, you would never guess how you felt looking at your gorgeous card, Kathryn.


I'm in your camp, about this colour, Kathryn! I did, however, end up making something I was happy with, too. I love the colours you blended onto Shimmery White card before die-cutting ... and although the flower centres may be a little darker than intended, I really like how the Early Espresso tones down the "over-chlorinated pool" look of the Coastal Cabana flowers! Lovely creation. :)

Tina Gillespie

Well, for someone who doesn't like Coastal Cabana, you've done an awesome job with it! I did have to LOL at your Espresso ink pad!

Rachel Woollard

Even though Coastal Cabana is not your favourite colour Kathryn, you have made a beautiful card. I love the diagonal lines in the background DSP and the subtle :) shading on the flowers.

Diane Furniss

What a lovely card Kathryn, I would never have guess you didn't like Coastal Cabana.

Theresa Gerrard

Murky water? or a pool with too much chlorine lol. Well considering you're not a fan of the colour you have created a beautiful card and I agree with you Hues of Happiness is beautiful paper.

Sharon Davern

Ok not your favourite I get it but guess what your furry of flowers over the top of the DSP is gorgeous and I love who you have cut the DSP that was really good. The extra little shading on the flowers was excellent! Gorgeous card Kathryn!

Andrea Sargent

A great card Kathryn. Love the way you cut the background piece of beautiful DSP into 3 triangles - a special touch. Your die cut flowers & leaves look as if they have popped out from the background. Gorgeous. Xxx

Michele Taylor

Kathryn you have done a wonderful job of showcasing a colour of which you are not overly fond. I particularly liked the way you created interest in the background by cutting your DSP at angles. A really lovely card.

Kate Morgan

This is a lovely feminine card, Kathryn. I love your blending as it allowed you to tone down the colour that you don't particularly like ;) The use of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive for the leaves gives your flowers a real lift. Very pretty card!

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