Colour Blocking

Added Tues 28th Feb:  I am so excited to be chosen as an Artist Top Pick over at HSS for this card. I just love being able to add a winner badge to my blog post. 😀 It is such a thrill. Thanks to all the girls at Hand Stamped Sentiments for their lovely encouragement! 😀

Hi there bloggies!

Isn’t it a beautiful day! Well … it is here in our little part of the world. Yes … it is the last week of summer & finally summer has arrived! Not HOT HOT HOT … but it is going to be quite warm … and I plan to have a swim in our very neglected pool today! 🙂 We have a busy weekend … including an early b’day family lunch (tomorrow) for moi … before Gav’s sister & hubby return to Vanuatu next week. It is nice that they wanted to celebrate my milestone with me! 🙂 I have another wedding to ‘take a peek’ at this arvo … and dinner tonight with friends! Gav has to spray the blackberries. (Noxious weeds dept require it … and while the weather is sunshiny … it is a good time to do it!) Anyway … enough rabbiting … here is yesterday’s card … (Yes I didn’t get here to post it … so I am thinking I might do 2 posts today! 😉 )

This card was created for the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. My first inclination was to do the ‘ink to stamp block’ technique … but after reading the details of the challenge I thought I might do something a little different! I punched some vellum squares and then coloured them with markers. Now … I am sure that you are wondering … why didn’t I just stamp the backgrounds using a flat (no image) stamp??? But … I did want the scalloped look … and the coloured vellum does have a nice texture to it! Click on pic below to visit challenge site!

It was so nice to make a pretty card! I have had so many male b’day cards to make lately (I still have another one to go!) … that this was a breath of fresh air! 🙂 I love the colour combo … and the richness of the ink on the vellum! I need to clean up my stamp/work desk … so I better keep moving! Thanks for all you lovely comments that are waiting for me … I will go and reply to those before the spring clean! 😀 (Priorities!) Have a lovely weekend, everyone! Hugs xxx



  1. Lynda says:

    Def vibrant Miss Andrea. Love the teeter-totering cupcakes!!! I think you have met the challenge VERY well indeed. Tangerine and Mambo are 2 colours the don’t get much (if any) a run at my place….s’nice to know their discrimination isn’t wider….hee hee hee. Good luck dealing with the blackberry. We’re off to baseball in the SUN!!! woo hoo!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Sounds like a nice morning, Lynda! Hope you are winners!!! I am not a huge TT fan … but it is lovely with some colours! Hugs xxx


  2. Amy Lazzell says:

    I LOVE your card!!! Just adorable!!! The Cupcake is perfect with the color blocking!!! Great job!! Thank you for participating with HSS this week!!! Amy L.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Amy for your enthusiastic response. It is so nice to have your encouragement! Hugs xxx


  3. Melissa says:

    A fab card Andrea, the colours are quite vibrant, and the cupcakes are too cute. hmm my birthday is next week also so it makes you a Pisces 🙂 So a very happy birthday to you, I hope you get spoiled, enjoy your special lunch with your family, its good to have them all together 🙂 Hugs Melxxx
    Andrea adds: Oooh … really Mel??? Which day??? I hope you have a lot of wonderful surprises! Hugs xxx


  4. Dawn says:

    how very fun that you colored onto the vellum, love the scalloped edge and your sweet little cupcakes look like they are having a party all on their own! The glittered paper frosted tops are sweet. Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
    Andrea adds: Hi Dawn! What a sweet & fun comment … thanks so much! Hugs xxx


  5. Sandy says:

    Wow! What a breath of sunshine! Beautiful, happy, card. In my part of the world it is winter and everything is dreary. No flowers, no leaves, drab, drab, drab. But it has been a mild winter where I am here in the States, so no complaining. Your card is sooooo cheerful, and gives me hope for the spring that I just know is around the corner. And those cupcakes look good enough to eat. Yum! Thanks for the tute on color blocking.
    Hi Sandy! We are bemoaning a miserable summer … it has also been very mild! Too mild! Not many sunny beach days! Thanks for your sunny comments, though! Hugs xxx


  6. Gabbi says:

    Beautiful card – I love cupcakes!
    Am I detecting that you are about to celebrate a “BIG” birthday?
    Have a great weekend.
    Andrea adds: Yes … I can’t deny it any longer! Not happy about it … but we can’t make life stand still. I guess I need to embrace it a bit more graciously! Hugs xxx


  7. Helen H says:

    Love the effect you have created with the scalloped, vellum mats Andrea – the colour is really rich! Great layout too. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hi Helen! I did have a nice weekend! Thanks Helen! Must pop by and say hi to you! Hugs xxx


  8. Vicky says:

    I love the glittery cakes Andrea and your coloured vellum – that’s something I must try! Happy birthday to you – enjoy the rest of your weekend! Vicky x
    Andrea adds: B’day celebrations are a week+ early … but thanks for the lovely b’day message! Big hugs xxx


  9. Cool way to use this technique….coloring on the vellum square makes it look like frosting, too. YUM! 🙂 Thank you for joining us at HSS.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Krista … and you are right! It does look like (very intense) frosting … with the swirls of colour on the vellum. Hugs xxx


  10. Vicky W says:

    Love it Andrea. Hope you had a great birthday & enjoyed your swim!!!! Thanks for all your very lovely comments on my blog too – they are really appreciated. You are way too nice!!!!
    Andrea adds: What a lovely compliment, thanks so much Vicky! Hugs xxx


  11. Mindy Backes says:

    This card is so FUN! I love the colors and the way you chose to color block with the cute cupcakes! THanks for playing at HSS!
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much Mindy! It was a thrill to be chosen as Artist Pick. Hugs xxx


  12. Maryanne says:

    very cute card
    Andrea adds: Thanks for taking the time to leave some blog love! Hugs xxx


  13. Fiona Harrison says:

    Somehow I missed seeing this one. With planning my hols & somewhat studying I’m not blurfing as often. This is stunning!!!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Fi! So nice to have your feedback. Oooh … planning hols!? Sounds exciting! Hugs xxx


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