Paper Adventures Team Hop | Colour Combination

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Hello!  In these times of social distancing, it’s wonderful to be able to get together with my stamping team, even if it’s only a blog hop.  We would usually meet in person every 6-8 weeks but our next team meeting will be via Zoom.  I feel so lucky to have the technology, but I am definitely missing seeing family & friends in person.  How is the social distancing affecting your interactions?  Are you finding new and innovative ways to catch up?

The theme for tonight’s Paper Adventures Team Hop is a colour combination.  We welcome Jenny Hayward as our guest designer.  I can’t wait for you to see Jenny’s awesome project.  Click on the next button at the end of my post to hop along to her blog.

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Believe it or not, this colour trio was inspired by a new packet of clothes pegs I recently bought.  I’m a bit of a sucker for pegs.  I love having lots of them – but they have to be the same style.  Colour doesn’t worry me, so I was happy to add some really pretty teal & pink ones to my peg basket.  I love how crisp and “new” fresh pegs look.

I didn’t realise so many people had peg preferences until it came up in conversation with a group of friends recently.  Some people needed to hang clothes with the exact same peg on the item, some people didn’t mind the type of peg as long as it was the same colour, some people wanted the same type of peg regardless of colour and some people had to match the peg colour to the clothing colour.  What a funny bunch we are!  What are your peg preferences?

Here’s my card using the challenge colours.  Since we can’t give real hugs to most of our loved ones at the moment, I’m sending some paper hugs – the next best thing!

Paper hugs | kelly kent

The ‘sending’ & ‘hugs’ for this card are from the So Sentimental stamp set on a label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I masked out the ‘healing’ part so I could add in ‘paper’.  The letters for paper are stamped on gingham DSP (2018-2020 In Color Collection) using the Lined Alphabet stamp set.  I fussy cut the letters using my snips.  Paper hugs | kelly kent

This card had a few techniques that I haven’t done in a while.  It’s been so long since I used the Embossing Paste – but that was lots of fun to lather on and spread about.  The brick wall mask is from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Paper hugs | kelly kent

I also used a Blender Pen and my ink pads to colour the flowers in Melon Mambo and leaves in Pretty Peacock.  I was reminded of this technique by team member Narelle, who often colours in this way.  It’s never my first thought but it is a nice way to colour.  It gives some good variation to the colouring.  The flowers are from the Under My Umbrella stamp set.

Paper hugs | kelly kent

I always stamp a few extra flowers when I’m colouring.  This gives me a choice of the best stamped images but also gives me an extra to pop into the middle of the card and carry the theme through.

Paper hugs | kelly kent

Thanks for hopping with our Paper Adventures team today.  Next up is our guest designer Jenny Hayward, thanks for joining us Jenny.

The full list of the team members participating is below.  We love being able to share with you and are sending lots of virtual hugs around the world.

Participant List

Introducing… Embossing Paste!

One of the things I was most excited to try in the new catalogue was the embossing paste.

And I was not disappointed!!!

A full embossing paste kit consists of 3 separate products – make sure you order all of them to get the best finish!

We used the embossing paste on the weekend for one of the make & takes at my launch event.

Attendees got to make one of the notecard designs – and, judging by what was left over, the Lemon Lime Twist was the favourite!!!

I’m not sure if it was the embossing design or the colour!

Because it was a make and take, and for most (including me) the first time they’d used embossing paste, we kept it nice & simple.

The Happy Birthday thinlit was a great addition to the front for a quick & easy birthday card!

I’m curious to have a real play with the embossing paste – so many possibilities!!!