Colorful Seasons - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my lovely friend Kimberly Van Diepen from the US - she is so amazing isn't she? Love her! The Artisan Design Team are highlighting the Colorful Seasons set and I know the team have already wow'ed you with this set already, but we still have more to show you! Make sure you click the next button at the bottom of my post. 

The Colorful Seasons stamp set on page 147 has so many beautiful stamps and with the coordinating dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I know you will be creating for hours on end with this gorgeous bundle!  
I stamped half the flower in Melon Mambo and the other half in Pumpkin Pie to create the two-tone effect on the flowers. The two tone sentiment was created by using a dauber to coordinate with the flowers. I wanted to keep my card simple and clean as I felt it gave the oriental feel I wanted achieve using this beautiful set. 


Next on the hop is my talented friend Maike Ulbrich from Germany. Everything Maike creates blows me away and today is no different....click the next button below.

Louise Sharp - You are here! 

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator. You can SHOP NOW at my online shop.
You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my ONLINE SHOP: JULY HOSTESS CODE: RJGQDQN2
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Global Design Project - CASEing Tanja Kolar

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This week at the Global Design Project we are getting our inspiration from one of our talented Design Team Members, Tanja Kolar from Germany. I love Tanja's eye to detail when she creates and she always uses embellishments, twine or ribbon to bring her artwork life!

The definition of CASE: Copy And Share Everything or as the GDP call it Copy And Selectively Edit! Put simply, we get our inspiration from a particular project or creation. For this challenge we can use ANY element. You might be inspired by the colours, the stamp set or the card layout.


I took my inspiration from Tanja's card layout and also added the element of twine and bling with the gold glittered wings on the sweet little piggy from the This Little Piggy stamp set. (I seriously love the name of this set!) 

This little piggy went to market. And while this little piggy was at the market she had her eye-lashes done and her wings blinged with gold glitter - as one does at the market! ;)  I watercoloured her with Blushing Bride and a hit of Flirty Flamingo. 

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I made this card for my fabulous Aussie Stampin' Up! friend Carolyn Bennie who promoted to Gold over the weekend - hence the gold glittered wings! (Promoting to Gold in Stampin' Up! is a big deal and if you are a demonstrator I know you will understand the enormity of this milestone - Congratulations Carolyn!). The Bennie family stayed with us over the weekend and we had a wonderful couple of days with them enjoying the local sights. Carolyn and I were even given some girl time at the beautiful Berry Tea Shop (located 2 hours south of Sydney) while the boys took the kids to the famous Berry Donut Van - it was a real treat for all concerned!


Now head over to the Global Design Project and see what the amazing Design Team have in store for you this week.

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator! You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my ONLINE SHOP: JULY HOSTESS CODE: RJGQDQN2.
Big Shot
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Be Inspired Blog Hop - My Favourite Technique

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my beautiful friend Maike Ulbrich from Germany. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Your Favourite Technique'.

For me, it would have to be watercolouring. I understand this might be a little boring for some, however, I LOVE to colour. I find relaxing and I like that there's lots of different watercolouring techniques. I can sit for hours and watercolour...(who said housework was important?! lol.)
I love this little girl from the Garden Girl stamp set, she's adorable and I she reminds me of my sweet little niece. I used Stampin' Write Markers and coloured some of the ink onto a clean clear block and picked up the ink with either the tip of the Aqua Painter and/or a Blender Pen. I used both the Aqua Painter and a Blender Pen on my project today. I stamped the image using Archival Black Ink onto Watercolor Paper.

Tips: Watercolouring takes practice and I certainly don't class myself as a professional! I suggest giving it a try with both Watercolor Paper and Shimmer Paper. If using an Aqua Painter I also have a small bowl of water and paper towel on hand to ensure when I change colours the pen is clean. When colouring I always start where I would like the colour the darkest and blend out. Try also using the ink from the lids of the ink pads and the Watercolor Pencils are great also. My advice is to have some relax time and practise....be warned though....it's addictive! 

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my amazingly talented friend Brian King from the the US, who is currently enjoying the Stampin' Up! incentive trip in Thailand....however still has time to be craft and be ready for the hop - he really is THAT talented! ;) 
 

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator. You can SHOP NOW at my online shop.

If you spend $50 at my online shop you will receive this months Tutorial Bundle for free. It has 12 amazing tutorials showcasing all new product from the Annual Catalogue. Here's a Sneak Peak of the tutorials for this month:

You can also purchase the Tutorial for $20.00AUD by CLICKING HERE.

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator! You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my ONLINE SHOP: JULY HOSTESS CODE: RJGQDQN2.



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Stampin' Up! Artisan Hop

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my lovely friend Kimberly Van Diepen from the US - she is so amazing isn't she?! At the bottom of the page please hit the next button to move around and see all the beautiful projects.



It really is Christmas in July! Stampin' Up! have a NEW product release called Carols of Christmas - available to both demonstrators and customers. There's THREE ways to get your hands on this fabulous stamp set.
  1. SIGN UP NOW for $169 and choose $235 worth of product. PLUS you will also get this stamp set for FREE!! PLUS an Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!) and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $86AUD.
  2. If you are a Stampin' Up demonstrator you can order this NOW on a demonstrator order. Order both the Carols of Christmas with the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits and save 10%.
  3. Customers will have to wait until the 1st August 2017 to get their hands on this beautiful set. (Unless of course you join!) The Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies will be available to be purchase separately or as a bundle and save 10%.
I decided to go with a non-traditional Christmas card and created a half wreath using the stamp set and matching dies.  You could create a full wreath with this set and add more flowers (that's the other idea I had in mind!). This set is very versatile and the Artisan Design Team have created so many gorgeous projects with this set (of course they have!) that you won't want to miss one - make sure you hop all the way around! 

Next on the hop is my lovely friend and talented papercrafter, Maike Ulbrich from Germany. I love this girl and she has a way of making things so dreamy, click the next button below:


Louise Sharp - You are here
If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator! You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my ONLINE SHOP: JULY HOSTESS CODE: RJGQDQN2.


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