23 June 2021

Colour Creations Blog Hop Bermuda Bay Week 4 Art With Heart Team Australia


 Hello and welcome

Tonight I'll be sharing with you Week 4 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 Bermuda Bay which is part of the Brights Collection and comes in a number of different mediums such as Ink, Cardstock, DSP etc.... I've used Bermuda Bay with Soft Seafoam and Evening Evergreen as well as Crumb Cake and Gray Granite for my handmade cards.

I wanted to see how Bermuda Bay would interact with two very different greens from the Stampin' Up! Colors by using different ink blending techniques. I always love using greens for the Simply Succulents Stamp Set and coordinating Pottered Succulents Dies which is in the Stampin' Up! 2021 - 2022 Annual Catalogue.

For my first card I've used the Faux Masking technique by ripping up Grid Paper and placing it onto a panel of Basic White Cardstock. 

I've placed masking tape onto the Grid Paper as you don't want it to move on you. I started applying Soft Seafoam ink using the Blending Brush then onto Bermuda Bay and finished off with Evening Evergreen. I also added splattered ink by using the Stampin' Blends in the same colours. 

The stamped images of the succulents for the first card are inked up in Memento Black Ink and coloured in using Bermuda Bay and Evening Evergreen light and dark Stampin' Blends. I also like to take off some of the colour by using the Colour Lifter.

For the Potted Succulents die cut images, I've blended Bermuda Bay and Soft Seafoam Ink onto Basic White Cardstock. I like to add a little dimension to my cards, so I've used Stampin' Dimensionals for some of the images. 

For my second card, I've created a watercolour look using the large succulent image and stamped it in Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. I've coloured in the succulents using the fine tip Water Painter and combined Bermuda Bay, Soft Seafoam and Evening Evergreen Ink. It's amazing the colours you can come up with when combing them together. 

The ink blending background is a panel of Basic White Cardstock using the Blending Brush and starting with Soft Seafoam, then mixing in with Bermuda Bay and finishing off with Evening Evergreen. This makes a lovely soft background.

The card base for both cards is Bermuda Bay Cardstock. I wanted a couple of birthday cards, so I've used the Pansy Patch Stamp Set. I've heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark Ink, White Stampin' Emboss Powder and Heat Tool.

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

Kristine D'Auria

Rachel Palmieri

Christine Blain

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

Theresa Gerrard

Caroline Manwaring

Rosa Leyden

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher you are here

Andrea Sargent


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. Rachel Woollard23 June, 2021

    Loooove your cards Vicki, great effect with the blended background and the beautiful colouring of the succulents

  2. Your colour choices are very inspiring, Vicki! I just love the backgrounds you've created. Gorgeous cards.

  3. Always love your cards Vicki and just beautiful colours and colouring of the succulents.

  4. These are superb Vicki, love the different backgrounds. I feel I may need to try to CASE these cards soon.

  5. Wow, oh wow. Gorgeous cards Vicki. Especially love your faux masked background on your first card and your colouring of the succulents on both cards is amazing. Your combination of the different greens is inspired. Just beautiful. Xxx

  6. Love the effects you have achieved with the two different ink techniques Vikki.

  7. Such beautiful cards Vicki. I adore your faux masked background. The blending is seamless. Well done xox

  8. Those backgrounds are so awesome, Vicki. Love the crisp edges of the first one and the softness of the 2nd one. Love your watercoloured succulents too!

  9. Vicki, your blending is so stunning - I can't stop looking at the masked background on that first card, just wow!

  10. Vicki I could look at your cards forever and just sit here and OOOOH, I think they are just stunning and your blending on the first one is stunning and then the colouring on the actually succulents is just beautiful! So gorgeous! I love both your cards so much!

  11. Vicki your background on the first card is just so beautiful and all of those greens do actually blend well together. As always your colouring is just beautiful

  12. Two fantastic cards, Vicki. I’m so impressed with that torn paper technique - it looks like you have water coloured it!