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Hi,

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.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Week 1 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - "The 5 -2021-2023 In Colors"


Welcome to the New Colour Creations Blog Hop for 2021-22. How exciting that we are continuing with the sharing of the gorgeous colours of Stampin' Up! each week with you.

We are going to be doing it as a blog hop where you click on the next button at the end of each post and it will take you to the next person on the list who is participating in the Colour Creation challenge that day but if the link is broken just come back and click on their name in the list provided and you will be able to get to their blog that way as well.

I am so excited to be continuing so let's get into Week 1!

For week 1 we are going to look at all 5 of the new In Colors!


Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia! All gorgeous colours and I am going to have fun playing with these over the next 2 years.

So it is my it is my Dad's 80th Birthday today and I wanted to make him a card. At the moment he is not able to move around very well as he is on crutches for a leg injury so I thought the stamp set A Cut Above would be perfect for him. Take a load off, put your feet up and have a bit of a relax Dad! The challenge was how to incorporate all 5 In Colors into 1 card. 

Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, A Cut Above, Loose Flower Flourishes, Male Birthday Card, Male Card, Birthday Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

Well bring on the Stampin' blends and some of the gorgeous Loose Flower Flourishes that are in 3 of the In Colors and there you have it. All 5 In Colors in 1 card!

So for this card I have used the Soft Succulent card base and cut an extra layer of Soft Succulent which I have stamped the cloud from the "A Cut Above" stamp set in Soft Succulent. I have also stamped the Happy Birthday onto Soft Succulent in Evening Evergreen and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Now for the main event our fun loving relaxed Dad/Grandad in my case!
Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, A Cut Above, Loose Flower Flourishes, Male Birthday Card, Male Card, Birthday Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021


Ok so as we were on the In Color challenge I went for it and the trees are also an In Color. The trunk is Cinnamon Cider in both light and dark blends. The leaves I have used both Soft Succulent and Evening evergreen as well as I have used them for the grass. Now you can see the Loose Flower Flourishes in Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink. I was away on the weekend (before our lock down) when I made this card and I permanently borrowed the flowers from a friend who had them as I had not purchased them yet but I am going to as they are just so gorgeous!

Now the shirt is Pale Papaya as well and his pillow is Soft Succulent and to round off all things In Color the sun is Bumblebee. He was fun to colour.
Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, A Cut Above, Loose Flower Flourishes, Male Birthday Card, Male Card, Birthday Card, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

I don't know about you but I could do with a bit of sun and relaxing right now but I am sure my Dad will love his card and he does love a peachy looking shirt so I think he will like Pale Papaya.

Now as I had already met the challenge of putting all 5 new In Colors on one card I played around with them a bit more and made 3 other cards but Soft Succulent missed out this time.

Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, A Quiet Meadow, Meadow Dies, A Quiet Meadow Bundle, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021


I really loved this new Quiet Meadow Bundle when I saw it and I thought it was perfect for this simple card to show off these gorgeous new In Colours.

Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, A Quiet Meadow, Meadow Dies, A Quiet Meadow Bundle, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

So for these set of cards I have them on a card base of Thick Basic White and then a mat layer of Regular Basic White which I have stamped the speckle stamp from the Quiet Meadow stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the background.

Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, A Quiet Meadow, Meadow Dies, A Quiet Meadow Bundle, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

For each of the cards I have used the Meadow dies from the Quiet Meadows Bundle to cut out some of the flower and greenery sprigs in gold foil and vellum card stock.

Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, A Quiet Meadow, Meadow Dies, A Quiet Meadow Bundle, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021

To bring in the pop of colour each flower has been coloured with the Stampin' Blends in the new In Colors in Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia and the centre of the flower in Soft Suede light and dark. Under each flower which I fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals, the new In Color open weave ribbon has been adhered. The sentiment is also from the Quiet Meadow stamp set and I have stamped that in Evening Evergreen and used the Meadow dies to cut it out.
 
Rhapsody in craft, 2021-2023 In Colors, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, A Quiet Meadow, Meadow Dies, A Quiet Meadow Bundle, Annual Catalogue 2021-22, Stampin' Up!, #colourcreationsbloghop2021,

These were so much fun to make and I can see that I will be making lots of cards using the Quiet Meadow Bundle.

If you have any questions about my projects today, or would like to purchase the products to make them please do not hesitate to contact me. Also if you would like to have a copy of the new Annual Catalogue in your had just let me know.


I always look forward, each week, to seeing the amazing creativity of the Art With Heart Team and now is the time to head to the next person in the hop, the very talented Vicki Boucher.
  

If at any time you have a broken link just come back to this list and click on the next person in the list to continue the blog hop.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern   <=You Are Here

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmeri

Michele Taylor

Diane Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Ros Davidson

Cathy Proctor


 

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



11 comments:

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Such a fun, and very fitting, card for your Dad, Sharon. I love how you coloured the trees and grass in particular, and the addition of the sweet Loose Flower Flourishes finishes the card perfectly.
LOVE those gold and vellum die cut pieces, on your last three cards; the pops of colour are just perfect!

Tina said...

Your cards are all so wonderful, but I especially love the one for your dad. It's so fun, and the flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

Cathy Proctor said...

Sharon the card for your dad is so cute and so clever the way you've incorporated all the colours. And your other cards are so very elegant!

Claire said...

Your Dad is going to love his card! Those little flowers finish the card perfectly. Love the texture in your other cards, so beautiful.

Kate Morgan said...

Yes, that is the perfect card for your dads special birthday, he will love it and I do too. Those flower embellishments look so amazing! I also love your other three very elegant cards as well.

Vicki Boucher Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia said...

Amazing card for your Dad, I'm sure he'll like it. The other three cards are stunning! Beautiful layout and good use of colour.

theresa said...

What a great card for your dad Sharon and what a great age. Hope he managed to celebrate in some way even with his poor leg. You've done a fabulous job being able to use all of the In Colours in his card.

Rachel Palmieri said...

Your Dad's card is so quirky, and I think you were very clever getting all the colours on board. I hope he had a wonderful 80th birthday.

Carussell Crafts said...

I just love the card you made for your dad, Sharon. I can almost feel the soft breeze and see the hammock gently rocking. God bless your dad and I hope he had a lovely birthday.
Now, your other cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So beautiful. They showcase the colours beautifully. I love the gold foil and vellum and the stunning flowers in our In Colours. GORGEOUS!!!

Ros said...

Wow, you have been very busy! I love how you have put flowers on your male card.

Michele Taylor said...

All four of your cards are fantastic Sharon but the one for your dad is my favourite. Very ingenious way to include all the new In Colors.

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