Hello lovely blog readers! Thanks for popping by my blog today.
I am very excited to have been asked by the amazing Kelly Kent to join her lovely Paper Adventures blog hop today! I am beyond thrilled. Kelly is a lovely soul that I have been lucky enough to meet and am thrilled to be joining tonight.
The theme of the blog hop today is the fun technique of pointillism – you may be wondering what on earth that is — well rest assured you will be an expert after this super fun blog hop!
It’s the art of adding lots of tiny dots to an image OR making an image out of lots of tiny dots!
It’s super cool, fun and very therapeutic!
We have tonnes of possibilities with this technique with loads of sets that would point to being able to incorporate this fun technique.
Today I chose to use one of my favourite things and that is leaves and foliage. I really wanted to encapsulate the fun autumn colours – even though we are in Spring here in Australia. I just couldn’t help myself. The fun look of Cinnamon Cider and Crushed Curry together is just too irresistible.
Here’s a look at the fun card that I Have made.
I have decided to combine my lead image with the fun Stitched Leaves dies to then stamp the image in the negative space left behind by the die cut image. I love these double stitched dies for this fun effect.
I have then raised my piece of Cinnamon Cider on some Stampin’ Dimensionals!
The actual leaf itself is stamped in Crushed Curry and I used my Stamparatus to aid with stamping this leaf in a deeper colour. The Stamparatus allowed me to position this leaf and stamp it down in exactly the same spot multiple times.
I have then used both my Cinnamon Cider and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers to add lots of little ‘dots’ using the thin marker end around the edges of my leaf to utilise this fun pointillism technique on my card. I just love it!
PLUS..I have done something that I don’t usually do and that is use Very Vanilla. I am a total white girl when it comes to cardstock and so using Very Vanilla really was branching out for me. I am glad that I gave it a go though! I do like it.
I have also then splattered both some Whisper White Ink Refill with one of our Water Painters and flicked some Wink of Stella over the Cinnamon Cider background.
Here’s a close up of the finished card where you can see some of the texture and detail.
I have added one of the fun vintage acorns tied on a Linen Thread bow – which just matched so perfectly and then accented with some of the gorgeous Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with that gorgeous yellow plaid design.
I also chose to use a sentiment that wasn’t white embossed on black for once as this is usually my go to for sentiments. Instead I chose to stamp in Cinnamon Cider on some Crumb Cake Cardstock.
Lastly I added some of the 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel Dots in Bumblebee.
Here’s a look at the decorated inside of the card which I have kept simple with some layers of Cinnamon Cider, Whisper White and some Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper that I used on the card front. I then added some Linen Thread and another sentiment stamped in Cinnamon Cider.
I had so much fun participating in tonight’s blog hop and I can’t wait to check out all the other amazing projects. Be sure to hop along and go and check out the delightful Lisa’s Blog linked below to continue on the hop…
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this evening. I hope that you got some inspiration using this absolutely stellar technique that would call for making some amazing cards/projects in lots of amazing themes.
Be sure to check out all the blogs.
Big crafty hugs! xx