16 June 2021

Colour Creations Blog Hop Basic Gray Week 3 Art With Heart Team Australia

 Hello and welcome

Tonight I'll be sharing with you Week 3 of Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team in Australia. 

Each week there will be a Colour Creations blog hop showcasing Stampin' Up! Colors with a selection of members from the Art With Heart Team who will be joining in. I'm looking forward to seeing their beautiful projects using the Stampin' Up! Colors. You'll be able to hop around by clicking on the next link at the end of my blog.

The colour for tonight is Basic Gray which is part of the Neutrals Collection and comes in a number of different mediums such as Ink, Cardstock, DSP etc.... I've used Basic Gray with Blushing Bride and Basic White for my handmade card.

I just couldn't resist in using the koala stamp from the Count On Me Stamp Set, I used the fine Water Painter and Water Color Paper using Basic Gray and Blushing Bride Ink. This was the base for my card and I went through my stash of DSP to use up scraps in the same shades of colours. 

I love to create lots of layers with the different types of papers/DSP here I've used strips of In Good Taste and Handed Penned 12" x 12" DSP plus Basic White Cardstock for the dies. It's a good way to use up those unwanted strips for your paper craft.

The Forever Flourishing Dies was used adding Ink with the Blending Brush using Basic Gray and Blushing Bride Ink to the images.

I've layered two of the tags from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. The largest using the Basic Gray sheet from In Good Taste DSP and a smaller one in Basic White Cardstock, adding Basic Gray Ink and embossed it using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I've added pink and white Snail Mail Baker's Twine to the tags.

The two koalas look so cute sitting behind the pink sponged leaf die and I've adhered to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Biggest Whish Stamp Set and heat set with Versmark Ink, White Stampin' Emboss Powder and Heat Tool. The card base and panel is in Basic Gray Cardstock.

Now it's time to hop along and visit the lovely Andrea Sargent to see her project please click on the link below.

The list of participants are listed below.

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Kristine D'Auria

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss

Claire Daly

Christine Blain

Fiona Ryan

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Rosa Leyden 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.

If you live in Australia, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my online store here.

Happy Stamping 

Vicki Boucher


  1. Those koalas are just the sweetest! What a gorgeous focal point for your card, Vicki. I love how you've used colour on this card, too. So pretty.

  2. I do love pink and gray together. A beautiful card Vicki

  3. Rachel Woollard16 June, 2021

    Such a cute card Vicki, all of those different DSPs look terrific together.

  4. Such a fantastic colour combination Vicki and I wouldn't expect anything less than a zillion layers on your incredible cards along with multiple blending and shading - you certainly haven't disappointed!

  5. That layering though!!!! Such a beautiful card. I love the subtle textural differences between the layers xox

  6. Gorgeous! You are rocking the 'Count on Me' stamp set (now on my list!). Love your layering!

  7. A wonderful mix of products, Vicki and I adore all the layers. Your colouring of those cute twin koalas is gorgeous!

  8. Your card is gorgeous Vicki and such a beautiful job with layers, textures and choice of colour.

  9. Vicki, your card is gorgeous! I love the many layers and texture, choice of mixed products and those little koalas are just so sweet.

  10. Oh Vicki, your card is just so cute, from the beautiful blending and colouring to the use of all the different DSP. It all just goes together beautifully

  11. Such a clever use of the Tailor Made tags to showcase your very cute koalas. As always the texture and layers on your card are stunning Vicki.

  12. I love the layering you have done on this card and the softer colours you have used.

  13. Lori Hunt21 July, 2021

    OMG! This card stopped me in my tracks and made my morning! It's breathtaking (my breath literally halted). I love the unexpected use of the koalas against the sophisticated, muted color palette. You are my hero (heroine) for conceptualizing this card.