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ESAD 2016 Occasions & Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD 2016 Blog Hop featuring items from the new Occasions Catalogue ‘Handmade from the Heart’ and the 2016 Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You may have hopped here from Nicole Wilson, or you may be starting here.  I hope you enjoy the projects we have all created for you!

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I had lots of fun creating for this blog hop. I am IN LOVE with just about everything in the new Occasions Catalogue!

Water colouring is BIG at the moment and fun to create as you never get the same effect twice.  I love it.  I had a special card to make for my niece’s 16th birthday – so I set to work creating a card that looked a bit special using some of our new products in our Handmade from the Heart Catalogue.

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I find water colouring directly onto card difficult. So my favourite technique for watercoloring is by using reinkers and dropping them onto my largest clear block. I add a drop or two of water from my aqua painter and swirl it around on my block. I then add more colours as I desire until I am satisfied.  I then pick the block up and tilt it slightly from side to side (this makes the colours run a little) and then stamp it on to my paper.  You will need drying time with this method, or dry with the heat tool.

I used pool party, blushing bride and watermelon wonder for this card as I was originally going to combine it with the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  But I had a bit more fun with the watercoloring by dropping more ink onto the card and using a straw to blow the ink around – like what we used to do in art in primary school. It was a bit of fun!

I then splattered the card base with some gold glitter, framed it with the largest scallop square framelit, added our newest ribbons and cut the numbers from the Number of Years framelits (loving these!). I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment ‘Dream Big’ from the ‘Enjoy the LittleThings’ Stamp set and cut out the ‘dream’.

Here’s a close up for you –

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And don’t forget the inside of the card! I added a smaller piece of the watercoloring to the inside of the card too!

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I hope you enjoyed this project.  I would love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment for me 🙂

Hop along to the next blog by Richelle Fletcher for more inspiration by clicking on the image below.

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Richelle Fletcher

Monique Fielder

Rachael Lewsley

Paula Reid

Pauline Bennetts

Amity Knight

Courtenay Heuston

Chloe Evans

Carly Middleton

Kelly Kent

Sally Williams

Barbara Williams

Andrea Buckland

Narelle Fasulo

Libby Dyson

Lou Kitzelman

Nicole Wilson

Mel Pagano – You are here.

 

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Global Design Project GDP#018 Party Wishes

I haven’t played along for a while, so I thought it was about time to tackle another Global Design Project Challenge.

This week was a sketch challenge –

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When I saw it, I immediately knew what I could do.  I had been playing around with one of the stamps from the Party Wishes set, all I had to do was give it a background.  Here’s what I came up with :

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When I saw this cake, I was inspired to ice it ‘ombre’ style from an amazing local cake decorator. I love her work, so I replicated it here on the cake using pool party, bermuda bay and pacific point inks.  You will need your stamp-a-ma- jig to get this one right, or have a go with colour markers.

I also added glitter to the cake using the clear wink of stella brush (how amazing is that tool – I think I’m in love!) which you can see a bit of in this next pic.  It’s sooooooo pretty!

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And of course, you can’t have a gorgeous card without the inside with a bit of decoration too. It makes it all that more special!

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Why not have a go and play along with the design team!

We will be playing with loads of new products just like this in my upcoming classes – so take a look at the class page and come along and join the fun.

Mel xx

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Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit

After Christmas I was so Happy to create something…well….not Christmassy really.

And I have to admit – my brain was pretty dead! It wanted to create, but it didn’t really want to think to much about what and how!

That’s where our amazing kit projects come in.  I wanted to make the ‘Enjoy the Little Things’ Project Kit as soon as I saw it at our ‘On Stage’ event in November. So of course it was one of the first things I ordered in my preorder.  So I figured NOW was the perfect time to pull it out and have a play.

I felt a little overwhelmed with all the beautiful bits and pieces when I first opened the kit! I could feel my brain panicking that it was going to have to think! Lol.

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But I was armed with my cup of tea and determination, so onward I went.

AND IT WAS VERY EASY TO DO!

You will need the coordinating stamp set – or choose your own – but the kit has everything you need to complete these projects except adhesive and inks.  As usual Stampin’ Up! supply generous amounts of everything you need, and even multiple languages in this kit.

So in a couple of hours, I had completed all the pages (13 in all), and I now get to choose which one I display depending on my mood. Although, I am considering framing my favourites and hanging them in my craft room 🙂

Here’s a pic of the completed ones and my favourites (although that was a bit difficult to choose too!)

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Like I said – Just a few of my favourites! And that little board is soon cute!

Happy Crafting!

Mel xx

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