Rooted in Nature

Blog Hop 78

The Weeks are just rolling away, we are moving into May, kids have been on holidays and back to school for the second term……………wow

This week we have a smaller group playing, still worthwhile and will give you all some ideas I am sure.  Below is the sketch that Teneale has created for us, so lets go see what everyone has come up with.

If your come from the gorgeous Renee, welcome, I cannot wait to see what she has done with the same stamp set as I used.  How funny.For me, I go a week ago, I’m using Rooted in Nature, right just sounds wrong doesn’t it.  I never name my blog post, always just the number that we are working on.  So being a smartarse I named it then had to try and make the set fit the sketch with no idea what was in the set.  Yeap smart arse Barb.

If your wondering about the name, we its one of the new stamps sets being released on the 2nd June with in the new Catalogue.  So now who is excited??

The set is a two case set and its huge and has trees, leaves, saying and a set of dies to cut out.  Do you think I might replace Lovely as a Tree, which as been around for ever and my shelve has two sets on it, one wood and one clear.

I used one of the detailed leaves and stamp on the card base, adding interest.  if you can see a small scallop at the bottom of the designer paper that’s some burlap that I stripped a couple of lines of thread off, these I used to make a knot on the tree piece.

I stamped the tree in old olive and used a write and marker on the tree trunk then stamped it before using the dies to cut it out.

Now here is the finished card.

Your now of to see what Teneale has made for you.

 

 

BlogHop 77

Welcome, Easter has been and gone, now the kids are on school holiday, WOW how time flows.  Last weekend we attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage at Luna Park, where we get to see the new Catalouge for 2018/2019.

It’s always a great and often exciting time for us, especially this year as not only did we get some great stamp sets, we also go to see the beautiful new colors coming on the 1st June.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight, I loved it.

As soon as I had received this stamp set, THANK YOU Stampin’ Up!, I know I would love to color him with my Blends.  Lets go check him out.

How stinking cute is that, I’m calling him Hippo, and I think he’s a little like me………lol

I choose to us Light and Dark Smokey Slate Blends and added extra shading by using the Blends Color Lifter.  My little bird was colored with a new color called Dark Pineapple Punch Blends and his beak in a touch of Calypso Coral, under Hippos feet I used light Old Olive Blends to add a touch of grass.

I am so happy with how he turned out.  The colors used were Whisper White, Pineapple Punch, Soft Gray and Dark Gray.

The stamp set is called Animal Outing, and as well as him there is a sweet Giraffe head a Kangaroo with Joey in his pouch as well as a branch with a little Foggy on it.

 

I used to color the branch was the light crumb cake for the branch and touches of light old olive on the leaves with some shading of the crumb cake on the leaf.  The little frog was Pineapple Punch with a small touch of Old Olive on this trunk.

Little secret about to be revealed, when Teneale was younger she had the nick name of Froggy, so this to me belongs to my froggy, as together WE MAKE A GREAT PAIR.  Its her birthday tomorrow and I think she would like this for her birthday card.  What do you think?

Your now off to see what Teneale has made for you.

 

 

 

BlogHop 76

Hello and welcome to this 76 BlogHop on this lovely Easter Sunday. Now you would expect that we might do an Easter Card………………Sad Face, no I didn’t.
Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us to use, I rather like being given a sketch as a starting point for a card.

I decided to pull out an older stamp set, Sweet Cupcake, been sitting on my desk and though as I am always after birthday cards I should use it.

 

Now as you might realise, its a 3 step stamping set, Grrrrrrrrrr you say.  Not a problem with the new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus.

I have miss placed my original one, but still had one of the plates, I must have put it in a safe place and am sure I will find it soon.  Anyway I have just received my second one, so no problem, I was able to set up the 3 stamps one on each please and on the opposite side the ice for the top of the cake.

Now how easy would that make your class?

 

Now did I get the sketch right?  Please leave a comment, we love comments.  Good or bad.

Hope your had a lovely Easter, I know I have.  Kids have just gone home after being stuffed with Chocolate.

Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us.