Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Coastal Cabana Thinking of You


Welcome to week 12 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations blog hop for 2021. This week's feature colour is Coastal Cabana which is from the Brights colour group.


For my card I was inspired by a US Demonstrator Su Mohr and chose to CASE one her cards that she created some months ago using the Blending brushes. I haven't had a chance to have good play with them recently so this gave me the opportunity. I have chosen to team Coastal Cabana with Highland Heather and Granny Green Apple.


The base of the card is actually Shimmery White cardstock but it is a bit hard to see it in the photo. This has been embossed using the Old World Paper embossing folder which I have just realized is actually retired but you could easily replace it for another such as Painted Texture instead for the same effect. You start by die cutting the sprig which is from the Artistic Dies and then using a Blending brush, one colour at a time, apply the colour. There is no right or wrong. When you do this you actually create another piece of cardstock which has the die cut outline in white and then the rest of the colours brushed around it. I'm going to save this piece to create another card down the track. Finally the sentiment is from the Art Gallery bundle and whilst I had a brush loaded with Coastal Cabana I have coloured some Crinkled Seam Binding. Finally a couple of Holiday Rhinestone jewels in Coastal Cabana.


Next in the blog hop tonight is my lovely upline Christine Blain If you click on the button below it will take you to her blog where you can see her latest lovely creation. Christine has the innate ability to be an enabler when it comes to Stampin' Up!

If the "next" button link is not working or you would like to see a full list of participants then go to  Cathy Proctor's blog  blog, where you can see a full list of tonight's participants.

Later this week I will have another card to share with you using the Blending Brushes and Decorative Masks.

Remember to come back again next week when our feature colour will be Crumb Cake, one of the Neutral colours.. 

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As always enjoy your week.



  1. Theresa your colour combination is gorgeous and it just pops perfectly in front of your embossed white background. Great idea to colour the ribbon with the ink left on your blending brush.

  2. Cathy beat me to it ... what a gorgeous colour combination! The bright, colourful, leaves look so beautiful against the white background, T. I hadn't thought to colour white ribbon with an inked blending brush ... I'm now curious, about whether the ink dried quickly? This is a beautiful card. x

  3. Love that die cut leaf, and its even better coloured like this. It looks great on the textured background too.

  4. A lovely colour combination, Theresa, so gorgeous against the white background. I love that you coloured the ribbon too!

  5. I love your colour combination on the leaf. It looks stunning against the crisp white background.

  6. Simple and elegant Theresa. I love that you chose Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green to work with the Coastal Cabana. A perfect colour combo.

  7. Beautiful combination of colours Theresa. Loving the embossed white background.