Wednesday, September 30, 2020


 This week's Colour Creations showcase, hosted by Catherine Proctor, is focussing on Gorgeous Grape.  A group of us is sharing projects featuring this colour, and we love for you to visit our blogs, and leave some comment love!  Cathy has a comprehensive list on her blog of all the participants.  If you right click on each of the links, you can open up all the blog posts in separate tabs, to make "hopping" around our blogs easier.

I had a few colour combos in mind for this week's challenge, but opted for Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape.  I do like Crumb Cake as a neutral to pair with purples.

I've used one of the floral images from Painted Poppies.  I stamped it first on a piece of Whisper White card, using Jet Black StazOn ink.  After colouring the poppies with Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Stampin' Write Markers, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to create a sweet scalloped stitched rectangle.  Using my Gorgeous Grape inkpad, stamping off onto scrap paper first, I stamped the same poppies image on a piece of Crumb Cake card, that had already been stamped with the Birch background in Whisper White craft ink.  (I do think my inkpad needs reinking, as the stamping, and sponging of the card edges, is very subtle!)  After stamping this piece with the Birch and Painted Poppies, I embossed it with one of the Greenery embossing folders.  Because these embossing folders are narrow, I had to emboss the landscape panel in two steps to cover the whole surface.

The sentiment is white-embossed (stamped in Versamark ink first) on Gorgeous Grape card, and cut out using an Ornate Frames die.  I tucked one end under the poppies panel.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.

In this next photo, you can see some of the Birch stamp in Whisper White ink.  I scattered a few Gorgeous Grape hearts on the card, after cutting them from a Stitched Be Mine die.

Don't forget to visit Cathy's blog to see who else is taking part in this week's Colour Creations Showcase.

All of the products I used to make this card are available to purchase from my online store, if you live in Australia.  If you would like to shop with me, just click on any of the thumbnail images below, to get to my store.

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  1. I love Crumb Cake with Gorgeous Grape, the poppies look terrific in Gorgeous Grape. The little hearts are so sweet too.

  2. Christine there are so many lovely elements to this card - I would never have thought of using gorgeous Grape for the poppy flower stamp but it looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous Grape inspiration with us this week xx

  3. Beautiful card Christine. I like the idea of using a background stamp And then embossing it. May have to investigate that one further. Great idea!

  4. What a fantastic card. I love the poppies but I love the birch in whisper white on the crumb cake before you embossed. That was a stroke of genius.

  5. I love that poppy stamp and I adore what you have done with the background - how amazing does the Crumb Cake look with the very subtle different colours and textures. Beautiful!

  6. A beautiful card Christine. Crumb cake with Gorgeous Grape and white is a great combination and goes so well with the field of poppies stamp. I love all your details. xxx

  7. Gorgeous, Christine, this is a wonderful colour combination for these poppies. The embossed background is lovely but I adore the addition of the little hearts.

  8. Your card is gorgeous Christine. I love all the different layers and texture and I love the colour palette. The Crumb Cake is a perfect neutral to use with the bright Gorgeous Grape.

  9. Christine, your card is just gorgeous. So many lovely elements that all work so beautifully well together.

  10. LOVE that colour combo. How have I not noticed that gorgeous scallop rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly before. I love these blog hops for helping us see the potential in things we've got (or need to get!) Those little poppies are just delightful.

  11. Ah Christine and Crumb Cake go hand in hand and are especially beautiful when you add in a purple such as Gorgeous Grape. Even though you think your Whisper White ink pad needs reinking I think the subtle nature of it works beautifully. As always there's so much so love about your cards but my favourite is the beautiful colouring of the poppies. Just beautiful.