Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop Jan 2019: All My Love!

WELCOME to our FIRST ARTISAN BLOG HOP of the year!  πŸ™Œ So it is the first one I get to be a part of!   πŸ’• So a DOUBLE WELCOME if this is the first time you are visiting me!  I am SOOOO excited (and that's putting it mildly) to be on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team this year!  This is a complete DREAM come true for me.  I still am pinching myself to make sure this is real.  Hee.  Thank you for visiting and hope you follow along with me all year long!  πŸ˜€  We have exciting things happening!  

This month we are sharing some fun LOVE projects with the All My Love Suite!  I LOVE the color I have to admit that I am in love with these projects.  πŸ˜

I used the Meant to Be Stamp Set (#148626) and the coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (#148527)...because how can you not?!  I LOVE anything stitched...and I LOVE hearts!  So these products are beyond fabulous in my eyes!  πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–  A little side note:  there is a small bit of Balmy Blue in some of the patterns in this Designer Paper pack.  However, not a lot.  And since that blue wasn't showing in either of these projects...I worked my FAVORITE Stampin' Up! color of all into these projects: Coastal Cabana!!!  What do you think?!  It's kinda my fave part, if I'm being honest.  πŸ˜€

The first project is this fun pillow box, using the Kraft Pillow Box.  I love the fun polka dots on the box.

ColorsLovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Meant to Be
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

***A little tip:  the polka dots originally were a bit brighter than this.  And were a bit distracting from the gorgeous focal point.  So...I sponged the box with Crumb Cake ink to tone them down a bit!

This long connected heart thinlit in this set is a dream come true. So. Much. Fun!!!  One of my fave pieces for sure.  (And BONUS!  When you cut out this strip, you have ALL the little heart pieces left over to use on other projects!!!)

I just love all the layers and textures on this fun pillow box!  What's your fave part?  

Now let's talk about this card...

I complete love a good water color wash.  For this one...I wet my Watercolor paper first with my Aqua Painter, picked up some ink from the lid of the ink pad (after smooshing the ink pad together before opening to get some ink in the lid), and then watercolored the color on in layers starting at the top and working my way to the bottom.  I started with Flirty Flamingo, then Melon Mambo, and last Lovely Lipstick at the bottom.

After it all dried, I then stamped some small hearts over the watercolor wash.  Then I colored over them with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  πŸ˜  It adds such a fun detail in person.

I love this card because you can easily switch out the greeting and use it all year long.  A birthday, friend card, thinking of you--hearts and pink are always in season!  πŸ˜€  I also LOVE the Whisper White embossing onto the Basic Black cardstock.  

I hope you enjoy this card!!!!  That large heart stitched framelit...😍😍😍!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting!  I am so excited for all the other people you get to visit on the rest of this Blog Hop!  Next up is the fabulous Aurelie Fabre!  I'm excited for you to see her beautiful projects!!!

I also want to introduce you to the whole Artisan Design Team!  So here is the whole group of all 16 of us!  These women are AMAZING!  I have loved getting to know them already, and am so excited I get to spend the year with them and get to know them better!

2019 Artisan Design Team

Thank you so much for visiting and hopping along with us!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!


Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

What a beautiful set!
I love your watercolor background and the little box is so lovely!

Manuela Geiswinkler said...

Dear Ashley,
Your Projects are amazing..I love this coastal cabana contrast! It makes the stuff look very fresh!!

Mandy van de Ven said...

What a great projects 😍Great job!

CreativeWatermelon said...

LOVE LOVE your projects!! <3 x

Tan said...

So gorgeous Ashley. That watercolour wash is perfect and what a great tip sponge a little Crumb Cake on the pillow box to tone down the white dots

Emma Goddard said...

Oh WOW! Love your projects, the pop of Coastal Cabana really works so well with these colours and papers. Thanks for the top tip on sponging the pillow box - Hugs xo

Jennifer said...

Pretty! Love the pops of black and white!

Angela Meiritz-Reid said...

Gorgeous projects Ashley! Love everything about them and thanks for your great tips. Looking forward to sharing this year with you xx

Jaxx Crafty Creations said...

Such much gorgeousness in these projects, Ashley. Loving the layered clusters of pretties on both the pillow box and stunning card. xOx

kreativ-format said...

Zwei ganz tolle Projekte! Die Farben passen ja sogar zu deiner Website xoxo Liebe Grüße Maike

AurΓ©lie Fabre said...

I like Copacabana. All projects with him are fantastic! Your projects are fantastic! - Hugs -

Rochelle Blok said...

Super gorgeous projects Ashley! Love the outline of the large heart against the stunning water colour wash background. The touches of Coastal Cabana really pop with all the colours. Love the tip on sponging the pillow boxes. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

Crafty Little Peach said...

I just love a little stamping mixed with watercolor! These are just so amazing! You’ve really rocked this first hop, girl!

Mikaela Titheridge said...

Oh Ashley, what gorgeous projects. I LOVE the pop of Coastal Cabana you've used. Many Congratulations on starting the Artisan year off on a high. I can't wait to share the rest of the year with you xx

Sara Nell Langland said...

Love your projects--love that pop of Coastal Cabana in all the pretty layers.

Paper Fairy Kris said...

The Coastal Cabana is so pretty with all of the pink. Cute projects and congratulations on the Artisan Desin Team! Love the watercolor with those three pinks! Beautiful.

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