Sunday, 19 August 2018

ESAD Colour Your Season blog hop

Hello and welcome to another wonderful ESAD hop. 
You are currently here with me Kim Oliver- KOCreations Cards. You have most likely arrived from this clever ladies blog - Jackie Noble of Creative Jax.

 If you have just started the hop here, don't stress 😉 I have a button further down for you to continue moving through to the next lovely designer in the hop. 

Today we are focusing our creative abilities on the Limited Edition items
Colour Your Season.
This includes the Blended Seasons Stamp set, the Stitched Season Framelits and some new Watercolor Pencils in a range of different colours.

I have chosen to use the Blended Seasons bundle and have created a Bi Fold Window Card.


This is just one card. I have shown it 4 different ways.
I adore how adding an extra fold gives this card  so many more ways to view it.
I deliberately didn't add a sentiment to the front of my card. I have also left the middle of my card  blank so a personal message can be added. I have stamped Congrats on the right inside fold. The word Congrats could be for many reasons, so the card is still very versatile.

I will now show you some larger shots so you can see more details.

Closed Front View

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I wanted a Shabby feel to my card but I didn't want to tear the paper, as it would distract from the beautiful flowers too much. So I sanded the edges ever so lightly just to show some of the white hiding under the Blushing Bride. This kept the same feel of the paper in it's original form.
I wanted a contrast to the wood grain and the soft pinks, so I added some copper brads to die cut background around the outside edges.
I sponged Sahara Sand around the edges of the die cut stitched label, both the negative and the positive images to help grunge it up just a little. I also added some copper trim under the flowers to add a little bit more texture.

Open First Fold

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The flowers and leaves have been water coloured using Aqua Painters and Ink pressed onto on Clear blocks. I coloured two images. Once all coloured I fussy cut the image out and layered onto the Copper Trim using Dimensionals.
Can you see some of the other details a little better?
What about the Bee, have you spotted him yet? He was added by first stamping him in black straight onto the coloured flowers. I then stamped him again in Sahara Sand on a scrap piece and water coloured the body. When dry, I cut it out and glued over the top of the black stamped image.

Side View

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  For the inside I decided that clean and simple was the go. I fussy cut out the other water coloured image and glued the top half to the inside of the right fold.

Open Second Fold

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I stamped the word Congrats to the right of the flowers, this left the middle section completely blank for a more personal note to be written at a later stage.

Both Folds Open

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I do apologise for so many photo's this post, but I felt it was needed for you to see the design clearly.

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.

Next up we have the very talented Sandra Mastello of Violet vs Purple

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  1. Gorgeous, Kim! So many lovely details to discover in this card. I particularly love the bee! x

    1. Thank you Denise, the bee was the right finish for this lovely flower bunch :)

  2. Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Kim Oliver you are amazing (so is your card) xo

  3. Wow your colouring is amazing!! Those flowers look so real!

    1. Thank you Rebecca, I erally enjoy water colouring and love that you enjoyed my efforts x

  4. Sooo many beautiful details <3 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the copper trim <3
    And your colouring is just delightful <3 AND that fold looks so great with these flowers
    Cheers Shaz

    1. WOW Thank you Sharon, I wasn't sure the copper trim was noticed lol. It is a bit hidden :)

  5. Beautiful card Kim and I love your colouring and full description of how you made your card. Thanks for hopping with us

    1. Thank you Libby, I try to describe as best as I can incase someone feels inspired x

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    1. Thanks so much Sue, I too enjoy a good fun fold ;)

  7. So much detail in this card Kim I absolutely adore it, just beautiful x

    1. Thank you Nicole, I love looking at somethings again and again and noticing something new each time.

  8. Wow....stunning, gorgeous, all of it. Will come and visit your site again....this blog hop was the cat's meow, so to speak. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing, talented women.

  9. Love the dynamics of this card and your colouring. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for inspiring.

  10. What a stunning card Kim!!!! Love love love!

  11. Really gorgeous Kim. I love the sanded parts - so effective - and your colouring is superb! x

  12. Kim what a stunning card and the watercolouring is lovely and the fussy cutting..I could go on and on. xx


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