Thursday, 5 April 2018

Creating Kindness Design Team Blog and Video Hop - Guest Designer

I am absolutely thrilled be joining the Creating Kindness Hop this month as the Guest Designer. The theme for this Hop is Colour, so there many options of how to interpret it, and I know the Design Team will have lots of inspiration for you, so please do continue to hop along with us, you will find all the links at the bottom of this post.
High Tide Direct to Paper for Creating Kindness Blog Hop
As I spend more time at my craft desk that pretty much anywhere else, I can honestly say that colour is one of the most important parts of my life and which colours I choose will depend on the mood I am in and, to a certain extent, the time of the year.
High Tide Direct to Paper for Creating Kindness Blog Hop
In an almost counter intuitive way, if I am feeling a little low, I try to pick up my mood by using brighter, more vibrant colour, probably from the Brights Collection. If it is a hot summers day, I may try to cool the heat by using the pastel shades of the Subtles Collection. Whatever project I am working on, I will be thinking about the colour first and will work from there to build up the look I am after.
One of my very favourite techniques, that I have not actually used for a long time, is applying ink direct to paper. As this is a special day for me, I thought I would use the technique, and one of my favourite 'scenes', a sunset. If I told you just how many photos I have taken of sunsets, well let's just say there are a lot.
High Tide Direct to Paper for Creating Kindness Blog Hop
Building up the colours for the picture does take a bit of time, and I am not one for editing my videos, so this is quite long, but I think it is worth watching, I hope you agree.

Having build up the colour all that needed to be added was the stamping, and for this the Stamparatus is perfect because you need to be able to stamp the same image on both the inside and outside of the card, perfectly lined up. Then just die cut an aperture in the front of the card, add a sentiment and a few embellishments.

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Standard A6 Cardbase

Now just click the Next button below to head over to Jay Soriano, who is also in the UK, to see his amazing project.
Many of the Team have made videos of their projects, and these are linked in my Video Description and below:

Jay Soriano
Lou Kitzelman
Danielle Bennenk
Marcy Denning
Jenny Hall
Jerim Dickins
Carolynn Sander


  1. Wonderful design and amazing colouring skills, Liz! All of your tips shared are a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing with Creating Kindness team this month :-)

    1. Thank you Jenny, I had such fun putting this together. It was great to hop with such a fantastic Group. Thank you for inviting me. Lx

  2. Très belle réalisation. Ta carte est superbe !

  3. Love your card and the showing of the technique, Liz. It was amazing hopping with you this month! Thank you.

  4. Wow Liz ... fabulous card!!! So lovely to be hopping with you and I have been eagerly awaiting to see what your colour inspiration is. xxx

  5. Woah! Such a superb card Liz and I loved seeing how you created it on your video. Thanks for hopping with us this month. Lou xxx

  6. What an absolutely stunning scene you've created xx