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    Ways to Colour

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing different ways to colour your images

    Freshly Brewed Projects BLog Hop with the Latte GIrls

    I do love to colour and when I saw the Wildly Happy Stamp Set I thought it would be perfect to teach different ways to colour these sweet images in a class.

    Ways to Colour Class

    Last Saturday I held my ways to colour class and these were the cards we made. The ladies loved to learn different ways to colour and with the different colouring mediums we have.

    As I said before I do love to colour and during my class we coloured the images in different ways – with watercolour pencils, water colouring with the Classic inks, colouring with Stampin Blends and the Colour Pull method using the Blending Pens.

    Water Colouring with Ink pads

    This is such a relaxing and fun way to colour images and you get such lovely results ..

    Wildly Happy with Watercolor Technique by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This foxy pair are so much fun to colour. Surprisingly enough I’ve only used two colours on the foxes. To get a good result with water colouring you will need to use Watercolor Paper and a new Fluid Paper is wonderful to work with. The images were stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and the colours I used to colour with were Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.

    Watercolouring with Watercolor Pencils

    I’ve done something a little different with this image. Instead of colouring the image I’ve coloured the surrounding area and it makes the image pop.

    Wildly Happy with Watercolor Technique by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This technique gives such a lovely result and it actually gives the images dimension and a 3D type look. I coloured around the outside of the image with my Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Watercolour Pencils. Then using an Aqua Painter I blended the colours out. The image is stamped in Jet Black Stazon on our new Fluid Watercolour Paper.

    Colouring with Stampin’ Blends

    I do love to colour with my Stampin Blends and they were perfect for colouring these sweet Panda’s

    Wildly Happy with Stampin' Blends  by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    It was quick and easy to colour the Panda’s. I stamped the Panda’s onto Whisper White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. I love that we have a light and dark basic black in the blends. The lighter area on the arms was done with the Smoky Slate Stampin Blends.

    I also shaded an area under the Panda’s in Soft Sea Foam then using the colour lifter around the edge faded it out so it looks like they are sitting on some grass. I’ve used the same Basic Black and Soft Sea Foam colours for my card layers so it all blends together.

    Colour Pull with Blending Pen

    This is my favourite of the set! It’s a fun simple technique and all you need is our classic stampin pads and a Blender Pen

    Wildly Happy with Colour Pull Technique by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I love these sweet elephants! So sweet and loving together. I stamped my elephants onto Shimmery White Cardstock with the Grey Granite Ink pad. Then with the Blender Pen you ‘pull’ the colour from the lines of the image. This technique gives a lovely soft muted look. For more shading simply pick up some ink with the Blender Pen from the lid of the ink pad.

    I hope you’ve found today’s cards useful and use some of the different ways I’ve coloured these sweet animals in your own card making and crafting.

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Remember to leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    unique flowers created using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Pressed Petals Washi

    Good Morning! Now I’m wondering what cool new things you have spied in the new Annual Catalogue? Have you noticed the Pressed Petals Washi Tape yet?

    Pressed Petals Washi Tape

    I do love pretty washi tape but these Washi’s are so unique as I havent seen any like this before. One roll has a vintage type tape but the other is a roll of individual petals! The other roll has 1″ petals and 29″ long – approximately 100 petals in total.

    These little petals are perfect for making flowers to decorate your projects with …

    This card was made using the Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set for the sentiment. It lends perfectly to the sweet flowers. I’ve created a single row of 5 petals for this flower.

    You can also position them closer together for a fuller flower …

    This card is the same layout as before just with a few more layers to bring the Rich Razzleberry through. It makes a lovely sympathy card. The flower on this second card uses 8 petals.

    Pressed Petals Washi Tape tips …

    Here’s some tips to help you when using this Washi Tape …

    • punch out a small circle of cardstock to attach your petals to when creating your flowers. It makes it easier to work with than having the sticky washi tape backing
    • use your embossing buddy to remove the ‘stick’ from behind the petals so they dont all stick back to your project (unless this is what you want them to do!
    • once your flower is on your project you can still use dimensionals behind the petals so they dont roll up
    • use tweezers to position your petals for perfect placement

    I hope you have found these tips useful and that you enjoy creating with the Pressed Petals Washi Tape as much as I have making these sweet cards.

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    Latte Card Stack Class

    Good Afternoon! I have a new Class that started this month with the new Annual Catalogue – my Latte Card Stack Class.

    Latte Card Stack Class

    It’s a bit like my Stamp A Stack’s but now includes more cards and more options!

    The Late Card Stack Class will now include 8 cards – 2 each of 4 different designs – plus it also includes a stamp set and all for just $45 each month.

    You can either attend the monthly class at my place or you can choose to have the class delivered to you! The class will include your card kits, tutorials and a Stamp Set – all for just $45!

    The Stamp Set included for June is the gorgeous Daisy Lane Stamp Set

    For all the details for the Latte Card Stack Class and to register click here and please dont hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

    Here’s one of the cards included in this month’s class …

    It’s a simple and fun card to make and I know you’ll love using this gorgeous new Stamp Set. This makes the perfect card for any occasion or just to say hello. It also uses the Artisan Textures Stamp Set.

    Now when the class uses a Stamp Set that has a coordinating Punch or Die set then you’ll be offered a great deal to purchase those coordinating items. For example, during June when you purchase the class you can add on the medium daisy punch for just an extra $25 – it’s normally $28!

    You can register for a single month or subscribe and have the kits sent automatically to you each month. When you complete 6 consecutive months you’ll be rewarded with a $25 gift voucher!

    Contact me today to join the Latte Card Stack Class or click the banner below to join.

    Latte Card Stack Class with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

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    Magnolia Lane Suite

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing different ways to colour your images

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    Magnolia Lane Suite

    Oh my gosh … the Magnolia Lane Suite has turned the Stampin’ Up! world crazy and it’s totally understandable as it’s simply gorgeous!

    I had my Magnolia Lane Class last weekend and here’s one of the projects we made ..

    Cut out edged card using the Magnolia Lane Suite by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This card gives the earthy natural feel from the different elements in it.

    The Crumb Cake base gives it ‘grounding’ and the new Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper gives the flower texture and allows the colours to blend together perfectly. To add a vintage feel I’ve run the Designer Series Paper piece through with the Subtle Embossing folder for an extra added bit of texture

    I also wanted to use the edgelit that comes in the Magnolia Memory Dies Pack so I cut a piece off the front of the card base and did a little sponging along the edge to define it. I also used my Stampin Write Marker to add a little splatter to the base. The oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies is the perfect fit for the edgelit’s pattern.

    I finished my card off with a piece of the Copper Ribbon in a bow and a couple of pearls.

    I really loved creating with the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set as it brought back memories of the gorgeous Magnolia Tree my Mum had at our old house.

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Remember to leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Stamp Set Storage Tip

    Here’s a Stamp Set storage tip I learned last night from the lovely LeeAnn Greff!

    She shared in her Facebook Live Video on how she combines her 2 box Stamp Sets. As you may know some stamp sets, like the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, comes in two boxes.

    Well LeeAnn showed how she combines them and pops them into just one box! Ingenius! So while I listened to her and watched her create some lovely cards I combined my set!

    I popped the two inserts into the sleeve of the one case ….

    and popped all the stamps into the one box and was delighted they all fit!

    Think of all the room I’ll now save and all the extra sets I can now fit in! Winning! Thanks LeeAnn for this wonderful tip!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Masked Daisy Smile using Daisy Lane by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

    Daisy Lane

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing different ways to colour your images

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    Daisy Lane

    If you know me well you know I love Daisies. When we got to On Stage in April and I saw the Stamp Set in our Event Bags was the new Daisy Lane Stamp Set I was super happy!

    I love the sweet images in this stamp set and the sentiments are pretty sweet too!

    Here’s my card for today ..

    This card is easy to do and perfect if you are new to stamping or just learning.

    Masked Daisy Card How-To

    To create your circle mask simply cut a piece of A4 copy paper in 4 and using the Circle Layering Dies cut one from your copy paper.

    Fold your card base in half and burnish with your Bone Folder. Lay your cut copy paper over your card base. Using a sponge wedge light sponge Balmy Blue ink around the cut out circle then stamp your daisy flowers in Daffodil Delight.

    Remove your copy paper mask and stamp the sentiment in the bottom right of the card base in Balmy Blue.

    Take a length of the Silver Edged Ribbon and tie into a bow.

    Now what if you are an avid stamper, a little more advanced in your stamping, and want to lift that card to the next level? Here’s a card for you …

    Masked Daisy Smile using Daisy Lane by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

    This is the same card and I’ve simply cut a round stitched frame using the Stitched Shape Dies in Balmy Blue. I’ve adhered it around my Daisies with Multipurpose Adhesive and then just decorated with a few Rhinestone Jewels.

    Just by adding these two extra elements have lifted the card so much and turned it from pretty to wow!

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Remember to leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    I do hope you liked today’s projects.

    Now if you liked today’s Daisy Lane Projects be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on my new Latte Card Stack Club! It’s a new monthly Card Club that you can attend in person or have shipped to your door each month! Best part is it’s just one monthly cost and comes with tutorials, 8 card kits and a Stamp Set!

    Chat tomorrow!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Faux Watercolor Background with Come Sail Away Bundle by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Come Sail Away

    Good Afternoon … I do hope you are enjoying the Long Weekend and managed to squeeze in some crafting time for you! I have a cool card using the Come Sail Away Bundle.

    Come Sail Away

    The Come Sail Away Suite in the new Annual Catalogue (p144-146) is awesome! It’s a great suite to use when creating cards and projects for those men folk.

    Today’s cards are two that we created at one of my recent Tuesday Technique Classes. It does use Gloss Cardstock which is now retired but Photo paper will also work for this technique!

    Faux Watercolor Background with Come Sail Away Bundle by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This background is the perfect backdrop for the Lighthouse and boats. However if the skies look like this it’s probably best not to take those small boats out on the water!

    Faux Watercolor Background

    Here’s how to create the background …

    1. Cut a piece of A4 Gloss Cardstock/Photo Paper in 4. Use 2 pieces at a time.
    2. Spritz one piece of cardstock/paper with rubbing Alcohol. Ensure it’s totally covered and wet.
    3. using 2 or 3 different colours drop 2-3 drops of ink from your reinkers onto the cardstock.
    4. Take your 2nd piece of cardstock/photo paper and smoosh on top of the other you placed the ink on then slide off.
    5. Leave your pieces to dry or you can use the heat tool to speed up the drying. Just dont hold your heat tool too close to the cardstock or it could burn.
    Faux Watercolor Background with Come Sail Away Bundle by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Once my backgrounds were dry I carefully stamped the birds on and finished my card with the die cut lighthouse and boats. The sentiment is also from the Sailing Home Stamp set and punched out.

    I used some whisper white and navy bakers twine in a knot to finish off my card.

    If you like the Come Sail Away Suite you might like to join me on 7th July for my Full Day Stamp Camp.

    It’s a fun day which includes Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea, project kits, tutorials and bag of goodies valued at over $30!

    To RSVP and Register simply contact me or click the button above.

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Quilt Friends using Verdant Garden by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Verdant Garden

    Happy Saturday to You! Yay … it’s the weekend but brrr it’s chilly here! Today I have a lovely card to share with you using Verdant Garden Stamp Set.

    Quilt Friends using Verdant Garden by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Do you know anyone who Quilts or Stitches? I am sure they will love this card!

    Verdant Garden

    The Verdant Garden Stamp Set is a sweet set that could easily be overlooked as it follows the Magnolia Lane Suite in the catalogue!

    It also has some sweet Designer Series Paper that bundles it up in the Garden Lane Suite.

    For today’s card I did create my own ‘patterned paper’ to represent a quilt pattern.

    My pattern is stamped in Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam but you could really do this pattern in any colour combination. Simply start with the darker stamp and then line up the second stamp in the lighter Soft Sea Foam colour. Keep stamping until you have the desired size.

    Quilt Friends using Verdant Garden by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Now I stamped a larger panel than I required then cut it down with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. I then layered my piece onto a larger Rectangle Stitched piece in Pretty Peacock (I’m loving that new In Color!)

    The sentiment is a stamp from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. Now you may notice I’ve only used part of the stamp. You can do this by using your markers to colour just the words you want then stamp as you normally would.

    To finish my card I added a piece of the Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Pretty Peacock with a strip of braided Linen Thread over the top. Then just some pieces of knotted Linen Thread tied around the ribbons. You could quite easily give this card to a guy too!

    The background on my card is done with using the little star image randomly in Soft Sea Foam. I added a little extra interest to my card base by flicking the Soft Sea Foam marker on the background.

    I do hope you like today’s card as much as I did making it!

    Do you have the new Annual Catalogue yet?

    get your new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue from Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I am totally in love with this new catalogue! There is so much for everyone! Arty, Grunge, Whimsical, Cute and Religious – it’s got it all! Contact me today to arrange your copy!

    Are you new to stamping or card making? Want to learn or try more?

    We now have a range of products just for you! They were designed specifically for those new to stamping or card making but they are also perfect for those who work full time and are time poor but still want to give handmade cards.

    You can find all these products in our new Experience Creativity Brochure

    It’s laid out so it groups products together for quick and easy card making with items all coordinated to help you! You can choose to buy the bundle for each set or purchase individual items.

    The Experience Creativity Brochure is smaller with items grouped together so you dont get overwhelmed by all the choices available in the Annual Catalogue. If you want a little more then there are many items in the Annual Catalogue that coordinate beautifully with the items in this smaller Brochure.

    Simply click the Experience Creativity Brochure above to download your copy or contact me and I will post one to you free of charge!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Technique – Colour Blocking

    Welcome to another Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. This month we are sharing the Technique Colour Blocking with Cardstock.

    Simple Stamping Techniques International Blog Hop

    Colour Blocking with Cardstock

    I do love colour blocking and it’s a great way to try colour combinations and use up all those offcuts of cardstock!

    For today’s card I wanted something bright and fun so I started with going through my scraps/offcuts. My colour combination today is Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron and Highland Heather.

    Colour Blocking with Cardstock using Daisy Lane Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I did add some Soft Sea Foam for the card base and Granny Apple Green for behind my sentiment. Putting my blocks onto the black layer makes them pop!

    I chose a different stamp from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set for each block and stamped in the same colour as the cardstock. If you dont have a lot of ink pads you could use Versamark on each piece of cardstock to give the same watermark look.

    The Colour Blocking with Cardstock technique is lots of fun and depending on what colours you have you can get all sorts of wondering looks or themes with it!

    My sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and punched with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch then layered on a piece of Granny Apple Green punched with the Pretty Label Punch.

    Colour Blocking with Cardstock using Daisy Lane Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I think this bright card is what is needed during weather like we’ve had here in Sydney the last few days – cold, dreary and wet.

    Let’s go hopping …

    It’s time to go on the blog hop with the Simple Stamping Techniques Design Team …

    I do hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop. As you can see there is so much you can do with your cardstock and some creative Colour Blocking! I’d love to see what you create so be sure to share it and let me know!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Here for You using Artfully Aware by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Artfully Aware

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing different ways to colour your images

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    Artfully Aware

    This past weekend I hosted my first Biggest Morning Tea. It’s a fundraiser for the Cancer Council here in Australia. It’s one of the biggest fundraising events held in Australia each year.

    You can read more about Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and the work they do here

    So for my event we had lots of treats, sweet, savory and some for those watching their weight. Then I also had a table set up to make some cards. The ladies made cards to take home plus a couple to donate to our local Cancer Treatment Centre.

    Here are the cards ….

    The stamp sets we used were Artfully Aware and Ribbon of Courage.


    As not all the ladies attending were crafters I made the cards easy to recreate for those who hadnt stamped before. Plus one card coloured with Stampin Blends for those who regularly stamp or craft with me.

    Sadly, the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set has now retired but the Artfully Aware is still available. Both these sets were designed in collaboration with two Demonstrators as a reward for achieving $1,000,000 in sales! What a huge achievement and what hearts they have to create sets such as these!

    I had made up 80 card kits to make on the day and these were finished off at Tuesday’s Technique Class with a little help from two of my customers. I now have a bundle of 80 cards to go up to the Cancer Treatment Centre.

    Doing this is just one small way of helping those in need, those going through this horrid disease, and those supporting them. Also the funds going to the Cancer Council are used in research and support programs.

    If you would like to donate to my event you still can and if you are located in Australia all donations of $2 or more are Tax Deductible.

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Remember to leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Stampin' Up!

    Happy New Catalogue!

    Good Morning … and yes it is indeed a good Morning! The 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue is now LIVE!

    Stampin' Up! 2019-20 Catalogue

    2019-2021 Annual Catalogue

    I know that you are just going to love everything about the new Annual Catalogue! They have set some things out a little different so you will see …

    • new Bundle Index
    • new way displaying our gorgeous Designer Series Papers
    • new single code for ordering a full Suite of Products
    • more tips, ideas and samples to inspire your creativity!

    I’m so excited about this catalogue and have scheduled many new classes for you to choose to attend.

    I’ll also be offering two new monthly online classes. These will be my two favourite classes each month where you’ll be able to purchase and make at home at your leisure!

    Click here to download my class Schedule.

    I will be bringing back my Stamp A Stack Classes and continue with my Stamp Camps (one day retreats) every other month.

    My next Stamp Camp is on 7th July and we’ll be using the gorgeous Sail Away Suite! Trust me, you wont want to miss that day and you can book in any time and payment will be required at the time of booking.

    Check out this sweet video from Stampin’ Up! sharing just a few of the new products inside the new catalogue …

    Contact me today to arrange your copy of the new Annual Catalogue if you dont already have one!

    Do you Love it? Do you want it all?

    If you are flicking through the pages and see lots of products you love you may like to consider joining my Latte Girls Team.

    Just think …

    • you’ll get $235 worth of products and pay just $169
    • you’ll get a minimum discount of 20% on all your orders
    • you can attend On Stage with me in November
    • you can just order for yourself or order for friends as well
    • you’ll have access to Demonstrator Only forums for more tips and ideas
    • you’ll be invited to my Team Only gatherings with more project ideas, tips and prizes

    Write out your wishlist and click the button below and join today!

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    Daisy Lace using A Little Lace Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    A Little Lace

    Good Afternoon .. things are all systems go in preparations for my Biggest Morning Tea here on Sunday. So thought I’d take a break and share with you a sweet card from last weekend’s Catalogue Launch using A Little Lace

    Daisy Lace using A Little Lace Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    A Little Lace

    A Little Lace is a sweet little stamp set coming in the new Annual Catalogue. It has 10 sweet stamps in this set and some are a little fun!

    I think some of our designers must have a great sense of humour when you have sentiments like ‘You’ll always be my friend …’ to which you can add ‘you know too much’ too! For today’s card I went with the lovely ‘you mean everything to me’

    Daisy Lace using A Little Lace Stamp Set by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    My card is created using one of our Notecards and Envelopes.

    You can make it …

    You will need ….

    Steps …

    1. Cut a 2cm (3/4″) strip off the front of the notecard.
    2. Cut a 2.5cm strip (1″) strip from the Navy Striped patterned paper from the Come Sail Away Designer series Paper pack and adhere to inside of note card.
    3. Stamp your Flower image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto front of Note Card with the smaller daisy/flower over the edge. Stamp this same image onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and also onto the envelope.
    4. Colour the image on the Whisper White piece with Stampin’ Blends Markers. Cut out the main flowers with Paper Snips and adhere to card front lining it up with the stamped image. The medium flower should over hang the edge.
    5. Stamp Sentiment on top left
    6. Adhere Faceted Gems over flower centres.

    How’s that for a fun and easy card? I know you will love this set as much as I do and be sure to contact me to place your order come Tuesday 4th June!

    Just so you know ….

    Some of our staple crafting products will have a slight increase in prices with the start of the new Catalogue. However, you can stock up now and beat the price rise! Items like ink pads, cardstock, Stampin’ Mist, Note Cards & envelopes.

    Click here for the full list and stock up today!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..


    Some products not available until 4th June


    Hello Birds with Free as a Bird for Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    A little Sneak Peek

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we are sharing different ways to colour your images

    Freshly Brewed Projects BLog Hop with the Latte GIrls

    A Litte Sneak Peek

    I am sure you are a little like me and when there’s news of a new Annual Catalogue we all want to have a little sneak peek to see what might be coming. It’s all very exciting and a great time to be a Demonstrator as we can order some items early!

    For my project today I’ve used the lovely Free as a Bird Stamp Set along with the Stitched Lace Dies and a little water coloring to create this card …

    I am loving this Stitched Lace Die. You can do full card panels, borders and all sort of accents! My border is two rows of the lace pattern. I cut a full panel then used the edgelit to cut it down. I got two pieces/borders from one quarter sheet.

    I’ll tell you a little story about this card. When I was creating it I figured I’ll stamp and colour the images then cut them out with the Die cuts that come with this set. Then when it was time to cut I realised the dies were stitched labels and not birds and flowers. After a little giggle at myself I figured a little fussy cutting can be therapeutic!

    My card also has some water coloring. The images are stamped in Jet Black Stazon then water coloured with the Aqua Painter and the ink from our Classic Ink Pads.

    Hello with Free as a Bird for a little Sneak Peek by Leonie Scrhoder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    My birds are coloured with Soft Suede on the wings and top on their head. Then Rococo Rose around the edge of the body then Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron in the centre. The branch is done in Soft Suede and I used Mossy Meadow for the Leaves. The flowers are coloured with Rococo Rose.

    To complete my card I’ve added some of the Petal Pink Ordandy Striped Ribbon and used my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker to create some splatter to the card base.

    The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

    Let’s go hopping …

    Now it’s time to hop around and see what the other Latte Girls have made for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed the projects included in today’s Blog Hop. Remember to leave a comment for the girls and let them know you stopped by.

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..