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Sharon



Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Week 16 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Early Espresso

 

Welcome to week 15 of the 2021-22 Colour creations blog hop! I can't believe we are in September already let alone into week 15 of this years colour creations blog hop. I must be feeling a bit old this week since my youngest turned 20 on Monday.  So this week we are all about Early Espresso and it is actually one of the Neutral colours I think I use quite a lot. It is not black and not chocolate and fits well with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla as a base and that is how I use it mostly and I rarely stamp with it as the main colour.
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So for today's card I have still used Early Espresso as my base and I have stamped with it, I have even used Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake plus I have used my favourite, Stampin' blends to add just a hint of colour to all these neutrals that I have joined together.

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In my latest order from Stampin' Up I received Natures Harvest Bundle in the July-December Mini as I just had to have it as I thought it was so gorgeous and it fits so lovely with the Quiet Meadow Bundle from the Annual catalogue. Ok I got the suite as I loved all the elements and I was going to put the brushed metallic dots on this card but as you can see I didn't in the end, I forgot so it must not have needed it when I  got to that last stage of adding bling.

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I have a few elements to this card and I started with the Bark 3D embossing folder in the Early Espresso card then I cut out the sprigs and twigs in Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake from the Harvest Dies. Thought we needed a little bit of glitter so I got the Gold Shimmer Vellum and cut out the elements in those as well and added them to the card. Before I did that I added a little bit of colour to the top of the wheat stalks, well I think they are wheat stalks with my blending brush in So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.

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I wanted to do a double bow again this week. I don't know why it just called to me so I have the Diamond Weave Ribbon and then then a little Linen Ribbon on top. The Sentiment is stamped on Basic White in Early Espresso and the I fussy cut around it but didn't separate it as I wanted it to still be together but be able to see through it at the same time.

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The main flowers of this arrangement is stamped in Early Espresso then I took out my Stampin' Blends and went to work. The stalks are in Light and Dark Old Olive and the flowers are in Dark and Light Cinnamon Cider, Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie and Light and Dark So Saffron which is why I added a little bit of those colours to the tops of the wheat stalks. I popped the flowers and the sentiment up on dimensionals.

The card is layered onto Gold Shimmer Vellum to tie it all in to the sprigs of vellum on the front of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my Early Espresso card today.

If you have any questions about my project today please do not hesitate to contact me.
Now is the time to head to the next person on the Early Espresso journey and today you will be heading to the very lovely Catherine Proctor I love how so amazingly creative she is and how she can find so many ways to use the products, so click on the next blog button to go there now.

If at any time the next blog button doesn't work please head to the host of our weekly Colour Creations Blog hops the lovely Cathy Proctor and there you will find the complete list of those who are participating and you can continue your hop! Cathy's Blog

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

10 comments:

Rachel Woollard said...

Beautiful natural poise of wildflowers Sharon. All those browns go beautifully together

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

Lots of great earthy tones, Sharon ... this is lovely! I really like the bouquet of flowers and other floral elements.

Cathy Proctor said...

Such a beautiful bouquet Sharon - there are so many beautiful elements in this card I can't stop looking at it!

Andrea said...

A lovely, lovely card Sharon. The layers and textures area gorgeous and I love your Blends colouring of the focal flowers - beautiful. Xxx

Kate Morgan said...

Sharon, I love all those beautiful layers of natural tones together. Such wonderful texture has been achieved with the Bark 3D embossing folder too. Great card.

theresa said...

Such a lovely card Sharon. Just love all of the earthy tones in your bunch of elements

Rachel Palmieri said...

You've created such a lovely bunch of country with this bouquet Sharon, looks great on your card.

Ros said...

All the texture and layers on this card is wonderful.

Tina said...

Oooh, the flowers look amazing! You've coloured them so well, and the layering is fabulous.

Carussell Crafts said...

This is a beautiful card Sharon. I love the warm brown tones and the shimmer vellum adds a lovely softness.

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