Sunday, 11 September 2016

Helping Me Grow - Sarah Berry blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Thank you for coming by and having a look at today’s creations! The crazy crafters were so very lucky to be able to do a blog hop with Sarah Berry today!  I’m sure you are going to find some AMAZING projects on this hop so make sure you scroll down and keep hopping onto the next person in line.  To go check out Sarah's blog for yourself click here.
As always with these hops it was so hard to pick one card to case, the project I ended up choosing was this lovely card featuring the Help me Grow stamp set. I just love this set, the flowers are beautiful and it has its own tag for the greetings (co-ordinates with the Rose Garden Thinlits)

Here are my creations, I love using the Stampin’ Up® inks for water colouring since the pigments are so strong it is easy to build up the colour quickly.

The background was embossed with the brick wall embossing folder and then lightly inked in versamark, lightly sprinkled with the copper embossing powder and then heat set, don’t go too heavy with this step to increase the brick look, I then used a light ink wash to deepen the areas that had missed getting the embossing powder on them to give it a more brick look.
When water colouring on regular paper like this I really recommend doing small areas at a time and drying in between (sneaky trick: I often use my heat tool to speed the drying, just take it slow though so you don’t warp the paper)

Thanks for dropping by, don’t forget if you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of the items used today just click on the links below and you will be taken to my online store. Don't forget to use this months’ host code 6ZQ7C9D4 to earn rewards and free gifts.

Thanks for having a look and don’t forget to check out all the other amazing designers in this hop.  Happy Creating!  

This card set is also entered in the Crazy crafters Team highlights this week click here to see the other entries and to vote for your favourites! 

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  1. These are great Sandra....and such a great idea for the brickwork....will definitely be giving this technique a go

  2. Those bricks are amazing! I have just bought this embossing folder, will have to give this a try. Then the colouring of the flowers just tops it off. Love it!

  3. I love your brick Sandra! They are the perfect backdrop to your gorgeous flowers x

  4. What a beautiful set of cards Sandra, love the use of the brick wall embossing folder. Great Job. Angexo

  5. OMG! Your brick work looks real and thick like I could reach out and touch it and it would feel rough like a real brick. You've done a fantastic job with your cards! Thanks for sharing your technique! You've given me an idea instantly that I now can't wait to try too.😀😀😀

  6. love the brick walls they are super awesome! the cards are all lovely

  7. Sandra, congratulations on all of your Fussy Cutting. The Brick wall is fabulous for any background and when using the copper embossing powder for the Brick make the colours of the flowers look amazing. I love using the Copper Heat Embossing Powder with the Brick Wall Folder and have used a few other folders too doing the same but with the Silver and the Gold Powder as well.

  8. I love these cards! The watercolouring & the brick walls are amazing!! xx

  9. I like the way you added the texture to the brick walls! They look sooooo real!!!

  10. That brick wall effect makes your beautifully fussy cut flowers really pop. Great creativeness, great cards.

  11. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! These cards are awesome! I just love the way you've created the wall, which makes the flowers really pop!

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    1. Oops second time lucky. Wow! Stunning cards Sandra. Love the copper embossed brick background - just amazing effect looks so real. Must give this a go. Fabulous fussy cutting too every detail is perfect! Love it. :)

  13. Sandra your creations are gorgeous - the embossed brickwork is a great effect - reminds me of flowers at my nans house - beautiful! xx

  14. What a great set of cards. You showcased this stamp set really well.Very clever way to use the brick embossing folder. Thank you for the inspiration.

  15. Wow, love how you have done the background :)

  16. Stunning, that background wall is amazing. Beautiful design Sandra xx

  17. Awesome CASE Sandra. Love the fussy cut flowers and all that copper in the background - WOW!

  18. I love how you have shown the versatility of this stamp set on your card Sandra for our Friday Hightlights. Angexo


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