Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming Summer Mini Catalog, which starts May 1. Each person on the hop will be featuring projects showcasing a different product from the mini. I’m the 10th stop in this hop, so if you started at the beginning, you may have just visited Escape2stamp and enjoyed Adriana’s projects using Proud Peacock. Love that bookmark!
Here at Heartfelt Inkspiration, I’m sharing four projects made with the set that immediately caught my eye from this mini: On the Grow. I can’t resist a line art set to watercolor — and the fact that this set is so affordable made the purchase decision even easier!
Your attention, please! I always love comments on my posts, but during this hop, I’ll be drawing a lucky winner to receive a clear- or wood-mounted On the Grow set. Comments left from now until the end of Sunday (midnight Central) will be eligible for this blog candy, but only from non-demonstrators, please, and you must reside in the U.S.
To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.
- My first thought when I saw this set was to use the spotlight technique. I gave it a little twist by framing the spotlit image in a scallop punch. If I had a cute scooter like this, I’d love it in turquoise. (Note to DH: I’ll take one in any color!)
- This card was a late addition to my projects, but I had seen another blogger paper-piece the scooter and thought it was stinkin’ cute! Be not deceived, the cutting was very tedious — even more so because I had to do it twice, when some errant black ink ruined the first piece. Come to think of it, a scooter in green all tricked up with a cool paint job like this would be fab, too! When my granddaughter gets her driver’s license (when????), I’ll send this card to her. Not that there will be the keys to a scooter included, of course.
- A scalloped card by Sandi MacIver with hearts around the edge inspired this next card. For my Easter tables I had daffodils in blue Ball jars. Almost everyone I’ve seen colors this jar as if it’s glass, but do you see what’s not quite right about that interpretation? No stems. I thought about drawing some in, but it’s safer to let you imagine them instead. I mimicked the stamped flowers with these punched versions, then left well enough alone.
- I could color this image all day, so I had to make one more project — this one an insert for the largest Simply Adorned charm. There are details that I’m afraid don’t photograph very well, but I think you can at least see the flower centers that are the smallest Basic Pearls colored with a yellow Sharpie marker. Those and a bit of folded lace at the bottom aren’t enough to prevent the charm from closing, thanks to the charm’s beautiful beveled glass front!
I enjoyed having you with me — I hope you were inspired! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, The Stampin’ Bunny, to enjoy Rhonda’s adorable projects using Sunny Fun.