Wednesday, 17 May 2017

May 2017 - International Blog Highlights - Masculine

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Hello crafters :)

Today I am taking part in an International Gallery Blog. This Gallery has photo's of Stampin' Up! demonstrators works from all over the world and is Hosted by Kylie Bertucci.
Our theme today is Masculine.
Voting goes live from 8 am Wednesday 17th May
You can vote for my project by clicking HERE or wait until you find the button further down to click on .

I created my project using three stamp sets today 'Lovely as Tree' and  'Colorful Seasons' and 'High Tide'

The colours in my project were inspired by the Colour Inskpiration Colour challenge #CI09
If you would like to join in you don't need a blog. All you need to do is join the group HERE and then create and then upload your photo of your project to the group page.
It's that easy!

 All I can say about these colours are WOW!
They look absolutely stunning put together like this don't they!

Here is my project.

Autumn Days

Front view

#Colorfulseasons #Lovelyasatree #KOcreationscards #Hightide #Autumnintassie #Bokehtechnique #Smooshing #Watercolouring #Masculinecard #Unisex

For my project I was inspired as mentioned by the #CI08 colours, but also the picture that was used.
It is currently Autumn here in Tasmania where I live, so this scene that I have created reminds me of an Autumn day nearing it's end at dusk, just after rain 💦

The Bokeh effect over the top really helps to soften the effect and gives a dreamy quality but still enables the impact of these bright and vibrant colours to shine...My favourite place is in the middle of the bush lol can you tell 😊

  Angled and Inside View

#Colorfulseasons #Lovelyasatree #KOcreationscards #Hightide #Autumnintassie #Bokehtechnique #Smooshing #Watercolouring #Masculinecard #Unisex

The sentiment on the front along with the three leaves are from the 'Colorful Seasons' stamp set.
The sentiment has been stamped once in Cherry Cobbler.
Then stamped again in versamark and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss powder.
The trees are from the 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set.
For the inside I used the sentiment from the 'Colorful Seasons' stamp set stamped in Cherry Cobbler and added a single die cut leaf.

If you enjoyed my project I would love it if you could vote for me over at Kylie's Blog...You can vote by clicking the blue VOTE button

All but 1 of the items used are available now in my store.
  • Colorful Seasons stamp (142726 pg 147) and Seasonal Layers thinlits (143751 pg 216)  will be available in my store from the 1st June 2017

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  1. I love your inspired use of bokeh on this card! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Stephanie it's something I loved creating but wasn't sure how I felt about it when done. It grew on me though :)

  2. I am liking the effect certainly hard to look away from it

    1. Thank you Vicki I do prefer how it looks IRL, even though I made it I see little things in it that happened accidentally every time I looked lol

  3. This is just stunning Kim. And the Bokeh effect does give a feeling of the bush just after rain. Love it! xx

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Cheryll x

  4. Wow, Kim! I love these colors together! I've always loved Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, and Pool Party together -- will have to try CC, DD, and PP now.

  5. Beautiful card Kim. Love the techniques and colours you have used :) Jay

  6. Wow! Amazing card Kim x The bokeh effect is spectacular!


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