Thursday, 23 August 2018

Coloured in Images - AWH Team - August Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends, welcome to tonight's monthly blog hop from the Art with Heart team.
Tonight the team are sharing projects that feature stamp sets you can colour in.
 We hope this blog hop inspires you to pick up some Stampin' Write markers, Stampin' Blends, our watercolour pencils or another form of colouring medium and colour in your stamped images.
Don't forget you can contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order products, especially the limited edition Colour Your Season products as shown below.

For my colouring in project I chose to use the beautiful 'Painted Glass' stamp set. This set has coordinating thinlit dies and you'll save 10% if you purchase as a bundle. I confess that this set did not jump out at me to start with, but after seeing so many wonderful projects made with it, I decided to buy it and I'm so pleased I did.

The Graceful Glass Suite which includes the lovely 'Painted Glass' stamp set.
For details see page 165 in the Annual Catalogue.

I stamped the circle medallion three times in Versamark onto thick Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with our black embossing powder. I knew that I wanted a blue & white theme and that each image would have different sections coloured in so I grabbed my light and dark Night of Navy and light Pool Party Stampin' Blends markers and started colouring in. I didn't blend I just coloured, and the centre circle is the only one that has Pool Party in it. I really love the result and I could have kept colouring in as it was so much fun! It's given me some great ideas for future projects using the same image but in different colours. Watch this space!

The medallions were die-cut with a layering circle framelit and popped up on dimensionals onto the Night of Navy panel. To accommodate the three circles I had to make my card 8" x 4 1/8" so I'll make a custom envelope to fit. I didn't add a sentiment as I'm not sure who or for what occasion I'll give it yet. I do think though, that it will suit either male or female and that I'll probably choose a sentiment from 'Itty Bitty Greetings' as there are so many different sentiments for all occasions included in that set. I added a black rhinestone to the centre of each medallion, these particular rhinestones are a retired product, but you could use your markers to colour our clear rhinestones.
That's just another reason to try colouring in. It's not just ink on paper. You can even colour Stampin' Up! ribbon!
I really hope you have a go at colouring in as it's a lovely way to relax and relieve stress - unless you accidentally colour outside the lines - only kidding.....

Thanks for joining us on our hop tonight. If you're already hopping then you may have come to me from the blog of the lovely and talented Catherine Proctor, but hops are full circles, so you can start anywhere and keep clicking the 'next blog' button at the end of each post to get back to where you started.

But now it's time to hop over to the blog of the equally lovely and talented Sharon Davern to see what she has created.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is a list of tonight's participants.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘


  1. Gorgeous classic blues and white, just lovely Caroline. Can't wait to see what other combinations you come up with!

  2. i love your classic combo of navy and white Caroline, it's my next favourite after crumb cake and anything, LOL!

  3. Great classic colour combination. Thanks for taking part in the colouring in blog hop.

  4. Love your card Caroline, such striking medallions. Love the colours you chose to use!

  5. Beautiful, they remind me of Wedgewood. Such intricate colouring. Can't wait to see what else you come up with using this set.

  6. Beautiful medallions of different blues and whites, like intricately patterned tile art.


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