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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

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Sharon



Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Week 31 - Colour Creations Showcase - "Old Olive"

 


Week 31 is all about Old Olive and when I thought about this colour I thought Simply Succulents from the new Jan-Jun Mini! I just had to have this bundle when I saw it in the new Mini Catalogue as my Daughter has created quite a garden of different succulents in our back yard. We love to look at succulents when we are out and about when we pass them and at different garden places. Today I have made 2 cards for you using 2 different colour methods.

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

I just couldn't resist this stamp set and bundle, there are so many dies and you get to cut and colour so many things and there are label dies as well. It is just fabulous!

For my first card I thought I would use the large die and cut out a panel of the succulents in Old Olive card stock

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

Under this gorgeous layer of die cut succulents is the equally beautiful Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. Oh I think I will be using so much of this gorgeous Designer series paper all of the designs are just wonderful.

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

For this card I used the Stampin' Blends to colour the pot and the different succulents. I love colouring with the blends they are so lovely to work with and I have used Old Olive light and Dark, Light Highland Heather and Cinnamon Cider Light and Dark.

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

Here is a little closer look and as you can see when I adhered them to the card front I popped the light ones on dimensionals. The darker succulents are coloured with both the light and dark old olive blends and then tipped with the Highland Heather. 

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

The little pearl succulents were cut out of old olive card stock, I love this die as I love this succulent in real life. The Thanks sentiment is stamped in Old Olive and then the 3 label dies are also in the set of dies in the Potted Succulent Dies. I always like a little bling and the gold foil is perfect for this.

My Second Card today I used the larger Succulent stamp.

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

This is such a fun stamp and I just love it and you can just sit and colour to your hearts content. I have always loved colouring and I won a second prize in a colour competition when I was 10 and got a book about birds and it was the first time I found out about Spoon Bill birds so every time we go to Healesville Sanctuary we have to visit them. We went last week and it was so good!


My daughter had to take a photo of me with the spoon bills in the background. 

So for this card I used the blender pen to colour the Succulents and I coloured 2 pots when I was making the first card with the Stampin' Blends.

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

For this card I used 6 colours after I had stamped the image. 

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

I used Old Olive on all of the succulents except the top left green one and that is a Pear Pizzazz succulent. The bottom one is first in Old Olive then Mossy Meadow over top. The middle 2 are Old Olive with Highland Heather tips. The top Succulent is Merry Merlot, Rich Razzleberry and then Old Olive.

IRhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

I have layered the arrangement of succulents on a piece of Whisper White card stock that has been Embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder after cutting it out with one of the dies and then I have used the Ornate Layers Dies for the frame in Gold Foil and cut out the centre to frame the arrangement. The sentiment is stamped in in Old Olive and cut out with a label die from the Potted Succulents Dies. Everything is on a card base of Old Olive.

Now my cards decided they wanted a photo shoot with some of the succulents in my garden so at the end of this post I will have some succulent and card shots. I don't know how they managed to get me outside today it was soooooo hot but they insisted. If you want to skip the photo shoot  please head over to the blog of the our host of the weekly Colour Creation Showcase Cathy Proctor to see the fun and inspiring work not only from Cathy but from the whole Art with Heart team playing along this week with Old Olive: Cathy's Blog

If you go to the photo shoot make sure you come back and go to Cathy's blog.

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up


Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up

Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up




Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up



Rhapsody in craft, Old Olive, Simply Succulents, Potted Succulents Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Thank you Card, Thinking of you Card, Stampin' Blends, Blender Pen, Jan-Jun Mini 2021, #loveitchopit, #colourcreationsshowcase, Stampin' Up


If you have any questions about the cards today or would like to get your hands on the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue please do not hesitate to contact me. It is a fabulous Catalogue.


Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today,
take care,






9 comments:

Handstampedbyrachel said...

Beautiful cards Sharon, the Hydrangea paper looks lovely in the background

Tina said...

Your cards are wonderful, and the succulents look so life-like! I had to laugh at the pictures of your cards with the succulents in your garden - one looked like it had a very handy piece to sit the cards on for their photographs!

Kathryn Ruddick said...

Beautiful Sharon, and I love how you always tell a good story with your posts. How perfect to have succulents in your garden to inspire you like this!

Andrea said...

Love your cards Sharon. You have a wonderful succulent garden to inspire you. Your colouring is great, as is your use of DSP and metallic foil. Beautiful. xxx

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Succulents were the first thing I thought of, for the Old Olive showcase too ... it's a perfect green for them, isn't it? I especially love the photo shoot, that shows off your lovely cards to perfection; love the scene that you've set. Such fun!

Cathy Proctor said...

I can see why you won second prize for your colouring Sharon - just fabulous! I love the way you have photographed your cards in your succulents too - they are stunning! Thank you for your Old Olive colour inspiration this week x

Diane Furniss said...

Beautiful card Sharon, I love succulents they are so lust in shades of green (my favourite colour) My knees are starting to buckle as I was waiting until my house move to purchase this bundle.

Carussell Crafts said...

It’s a double “wow” from me this week my friend - both cards are stunning and gorgeous! LOVE them both!

Kate Morgan said...

Aww I love the way you tell your colouring competition story. Your colouring on your cards is fabulous and what great plants in your own garden for inspiration. Love your photo shoot xx

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