29 May 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop - Summer Splash - Loveliest Tree


Hello and welcome my friends,

My name is Vicki Boucher and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. Today, I'll be sharing with you another colour for Colour Creations blog hop and it's week 5 with the Art With Heart Team in Australia. I missed out on the last two In Colors as I was away in Tasmania on holidays with my husband celebrating his 50th birthday. 

The next colour is Summer Splash which is part of the In Color Collection for 2024 - 2026 Stampin' Up! sure know how to create some beautiful new colors for us to play with and they are here with us for the next two years. Now that's exciting!

All of the new In Colors come in a range of Stampin' Up! products such as ink, cardstock, ribbon, designer series paper, embellishments, Stampin' Blends and so on.

New colours means new Stampin' Up! products to try out from the new Stampin' Up! 2024 -2025 Annual Catalogue and I'll be showing you the Loveliest Tree bundle (163716) you can find it on pages 71 in the catalogue. This bundle has everything you need to make a beautiful card and there are handy sentiments for most occasions. 

I think Summer Splash would have to be the prettiest new In Color for 2024-26 it goes so well with most colours. I created a masculine card with some water colouring which I haven't done in a while and the colours I've used to go with Summer Splash are Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Wild Wheat and Copper Clay.

To make the tree I used Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, wide tip Water Painter and the above mentioned inks. I like to apply water to the watercolor paper first then try out different colour combinations and mix them together, if there is too much water or runny ink, I will use the Heat Tool to dry up the ink or blot it with a tissue. I used the dies for the tree from the Loveliest Tree dies and die-cut out the images. 

I created the watercolour background using a half sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, wide tip Water Painter for the sky I used Summer Splash and Blueberry Bushel and for the grass I used Old Olive and Wild Wheat. 

Other elements I added to the card are detailed leaves dies from Unbounded Love Dies and I placed it under the sentiment with Summer Splash Bordered Ribbon. I used Basic Beige cardstock panel and embossed it with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder then placed it over Summer Splash card base. 

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

Now for the next blog please visit the very talented Sharon Davern click on the link below.

If the next button link is not working or you'd like to see the entire list of participants go to Catherine Proctor's blog.

Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2024-2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue send an email to me here

2024-2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my Stampin' Up! online store here.

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Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher


  1. Rachel Woollard29 May, 2024

    Beautiful card Vicki, great use of this very versatile set

  2. Rosa Leyden29 May, 2024

    Vicki you have created a lovely scene using the die cut tree. The watercolouring softens Summer Splash and the other inks you have used. I love the sentiment font in this set.

  3. A gorgeous card Vicki. I love your water coloured background. Combining two colours for the sky and two for the grass gives so much life to the scene. And your tree is wonderful too. The water-coloured foliage is delightful. The Summer Splash die cut leaves behind the sentiment and the front panel are special touches. xxx

  4. Vicki, your Summer Splash, Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Wild Wheat and Copper Clay water coloured card is so soft and pretty. The detailed leaves placed under the sentiment with Summer Splash Bordered Ribbon is a delightful touch!

  5. Your card is lovely! The texture you've achieved in the grassy section is fabulous. As always, your layering is wonderful.

  6. Theresa Gerrard30 May, 2024

    Such a lovely twist on Summer Splash Vicki and so different to others this week but so beautiful Your watercolouring is so soft and effective.

  7. Beautiful watercolouring used to create this wonderful card, Vicki. It is such a serene scene that could be used for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing a bundle I really didn't have much interest in before now.

  8. The colours you've used, particularly for the tree's foliage, are really beautiful, Vicki. The Timber 3D embossing folder is the perfect choice for the background panel.

  9. Anonymous04 June, 2024

    Love the watercoloured tree canopy, Vicki. So many details to catch the eye. Cheers, Judy

  10. Vicki I love how you created your foliage using the watercoloured piece and the dies from the bundle. Your choice of colour palette is stunning.

  11. Perfect colour choices for your scene and the watercolouring tones down summer splash. Nice to see it shown in another "shade".