Wednesday, 26 August 2020

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 13 - Crushed Curry

Hello and welcome, everyone.

The Art with Heart team are back with another Colour Creations Showcase.
We are up to Week 13 and tonight's featured colour is Crushed Curry from the Regals family of Stampin' Up! colours.
Crushed Curry is a lovely, mustard yellow and here is the colour combination I chose for my card.

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base, and to this I added a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock that I had dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Then I took a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock, and dry embossed that with the continuous leaf pattern from the Greenery Embossing Folders

I used Crushed Curry ink to create a colour wash onto a piece of water colour paper.  You can set this aside to dry, or if you're impatient like me 😉, you can use the Heat Tool to dry it. I love the light and dark hues of colour that you can achieve with this technique. When it was dry, I cropped with a Stitched So Sweetly Die and then I sponged around the scalloped edge with Crushed Curry ink.

I've used the large poppy outline die, stamens and leaves from the Poppy Moments Dies. The poppy was cut from the gorgeous Brass Foil, the stamens from Crushed Curry and Granny Apple Green card stock, and of course the leaf from Granny Apple Green. For my little touch of 'bling', I added a clear Elegant Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower.

I heat embossed the small splatter stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set in gold. In the photo above it's easy to see the lovely embossed shine. I added the leaf with glue dots and the poppy with dimensionals.

I used a sentiment from the Love Of Leaves stamp set. I love the font in this set and thought it went well with the design of the card. I inked the stamp with Versamark then Crushed Curry, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. You can have any colour sentiment by using this method, because you don't need a specific coloured embossing powder - isn't that great!

The sentiment was trimmed to size, along with the subtle embossed Crushed Curry piece, to fit the brass foil Stitched So Sweetly die-cut.

That's it from me tonight lovely people, thanks for stopping by.

It's time to head over to Catherine's blog to see the rest of tonight's projects from the team.

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  1. The dry embossing, the watercolour wash, the sponging ... all beautiful features of your card, Caroline. This is really lovely!

  2. Wow Caroline, this is the most unique card I have seen using the Poppies, and I really love it!

  3. A lovely bright card Caroline. A gorgeous colour combination and I love your embossed layers. Your card makes me feel happy. xxx

  4. Wow Caroline there are so many beautiful elements to this card! I would never have expected that colour combination to work but it works so very well on your card. Thank you for sharing your Crushed Curry inspiration with us this week xx

  5. What an absolutely gorgeous card Caroline. I love how you have combined all the different embossed layers and the water colour elements to the brass foil. I have just bought the love of leaves stamp set and that is such a perfect sentiment. Just beautiful! By the way I too would get a little impatient waiting for tbe water colouring to dry ��

  6. Such a crisp colour combination, and beautiful metallic poppy to set it off.

  7. Oh I do love your card Caroline. The poppy in the foil is so effective and all the layers go so well together.

  8. I love the gold poppy on the crushed curry background. Very effective.

  9. Lovely card Caroline, Granny Apple Greens goes so well with the gold foiled poppy.


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