Friday 28 April 2017

Weather Together - #GDP084 - #CI08

 Welcome back crafty people 😍
 I managed an afternoon in my craft studio today...I actually snuck away shhhh and left hubby with the kids hahaha. 
I had to! Because earlier today I had a brilliant idea forming for a card!!

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

It was based around the colour swatch from Colour Inkspiration #CI08

The colours chosen for this fortnights challenge are Delightful Dijon (retiring colour), Tip Top Taupe (retiring colour), Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. 
A gorgeous Autumn inspired colour pallette. 
If you would like to join in please click the link HERE  and ask to join the group...You don't even need a blog to enter! Just upload your pics straight to the group and use the hashtag #CI08 and you are pafrt of the challenge!

My brilliant idea also included the design from over at Global Design Team. 

The challenge for #GDP08 this week is CASE the Designer Michelle Last!

Here is my card that I came up with...I am pretty happy as it came together just as I saw it in my minds eye!

Wishing You Brighter Days

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

For this design I used the layout pretty much as Michelle has.
I used the falling softly embossing folder on the NEW thick Very Vanilla Card stock for the background to give the effect of snow/rain. 
I layered this onto Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper which I coloured using Soft Suede ink and an aqua painter.
I applied the front to the card base of Early Esspresso using dimensionals.
The stamp set I used is Weather Together along with the matching dies to cut out the umbrella, the handle, clouds and the rain drops.

Th Weather Together set is still available in the annual catalogue as a bundle, but guess what!!! It is also staying for the 2017-2018 catalogue just not as a bundle.

 Don't despair their will be new bundles to take advantage of though 😊

The square frame was created by nesting the sticthed shapes and layering squares together.
I mounted this on foam adhesive strips for a 3D effect.

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

I used some more glimmer paper that I coloured with Soft Seude and Tip Top Taupe to make rain drops below the clouds. The clouds were stamped in Soft Suede onto Tip Top Taupe card stock.

I stamped the umbrella using stazon black and water coloured with my aqua painter the Delightful Dijon. I added a small piece of vanilla lace and gold thread to the handle just for a added interest point.

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

I added clear wink of stella to the clouds just for a touch more sparkle...I love sparkle 😍

All of the sparkle reminds me of water glistening in the light. 
Which is the effect I was looking for.

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

The flowers and sentiment are also from the Weather together set. I coloured them using water colour pencils and an aqua painter. Ifussy cut them and added fine tip glue over the top for a glossy finish.

I do hope you enjoyed this card project today.

If you would like a list of the items I used, then I have added all items to the carousel below for your convenience.

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Seen it yet??
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It will be available to order from the 2nd of May.

You can for the month of  MAY ONLY order this suite in 2 different size bundles.
In these bundles you get FREE Items!!!
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For Bundle 1, the Starter Bundle - You get Note Cards with matching Envelopes for FREE
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When the catalogue is released in June these bundles won't be available any more and you will have to purchase all of these items seperately!! No free stuff!!!

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  1. The colours work well with the design, thank you for inspiring me. I just loaded my design on my blog

    1. Thank you Esther, The idea came to me driving home in the drizzle yesterday. And you are most welcome :)

  2. Oh my goodness Kim! This is a really stunning project. Love all the little details that make it really special! xx

  3. A gorgeous project, Kim. So many lovely details and textures and a wonderful interpretation of Michelle's card. Thankyou for sharing your project with this weeks Global Design Project Challenge.


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