16 July 2020

Art With Heart Team Creative Showcase July - Colouring Techniques

Hello and welcome,

The Art With Heart Team are back with another Creative Showcase, this time featuring different colouring techniques.The Stampin’ Up! range contains a bevy of functional and effective colouring tools that include;

Enjoy the amazing projects our team members have to share with you demonstrating these products.

My projects that I'll be sharing with you tonight are from the Peony Garden Suite which is in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2020 - 2021 and this stunning Suite is on page 82 to 84. The colours I've chosen are a little bit different to the Peonies in the Catalogue, I wanted to change things up and use Highland Heather and Purple Posy for my main colour selection. 

For my first card, I've stamped the Peonies in Stazon Jet Black Ink, using the Water Painters I lightly apply the Ink onto Watercolor Paper and I slowly build up the Ink until I'm happy with the application. The colours I've used are Highland Heather, So Saffron and Mossy Meadow. 

Before layering the Peonies, leaves and sentiment, using a Sponge Dauber, I've sponged Highland Heather Ink onto the panel of Whisper White Cardstock giving the card a soft look and instant background. The Elegant Faceted Gems are stunning and I've used the clear ones for my card. The sentiment is from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, stamped in Highland Heather Ink and fussy cut out.

The second card, I have used the Stampin' Blends in Purple Posy and the Color Lifter to colour in a panel of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. The Blends make colouring easy, they give you instant shading when using the light & dark and I like to use the Colour Lifter to blend the two colours together. 

I like to add a few different layers to this card, by using Purple Posy Cardstock, embossed in Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder and die cut the Cardstock using the scalloped die from the Peony Dies. Then I added a layer of Purple Posy In Color 2019-2021 6"x 6" DSP, a strip of Purple Posy Ribbon and Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Prized Peony Stamp Set, stamped in Basic Gray Ink and fussy cut out.

To match the card I decided to make a 3D gift bag from the All Dressed Up Dies and use the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. I've used the Stampin' Blends in Purple Posy and Highland Heather to colour in the DSP. I've added Purple Posy Cardstock for the straps and Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon and tied it into a bow.

I hope you've enjoyed my creations and the colouring techniques that I've used today.

The next Art With Heart Team Member to share their colouring technique with you is the very tallented Rebecca Jacovou

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Vicki Boucher


Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern


Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor


Thank you for viewing our Showcase tonight, we’ll be back next month with more inspiration for you.

Happy crafting

Vicki Boucher


  1. Vicki I simply love your colour scheme and especially that darling little purse - so adorable and your colouring is fabulous!

  2. Vicki they are so beautiful! Purple Posy and Highland Heather makes a great match.

  3. Wow, gorgeous projects, Vicki, I just love how you coloured parts of the designer paper and not all of it and great colour choice!

  4. Your projects are stunning! Wow! I love what you have created.

  5. Lovely projects Vicki, especially amazing colouring of the DSP!

  6. Beautiful projects, Vicki! I've enjoyed using Purple Posy with the peonies, but hadn't paired it with Highland Heather ... they look so good together! Gorgeous work.

  7. Gorgeous colouring and gorgeous projects Vicki. Just beautiful - love them all!

  8. Oh Vicki, your projects are so gorgeous. I so love your watercoloured peonies with the light daubing in the background. Your colouring of the DSP is beautiful and your layers all work together for a special card and its matched with a delightful little bag. xxx