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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Kind Koala


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

Here’s my card! Isn’t that koala the cutest thing!!? As well as our colour challenge, I was also inspired by the Less is More challenge celebrating my homeland ‘Down Under’. Koalas are beautiful creatures....I have been fortunate enough to see several in the wild here.....most were asleep but I did see a large male crossing a road once....he was massive!

Here are the essentials:

  • I watercoloured my little koala by stamping Black Stazon onto White Shimmer Paper and applying Crumb Cake in very light layers with an aquapainter. Blushing Bride and a tiny bit of Rose Red were applied to the ears to give shading. 
  • I watercoloured the flower in Rose Red - this time adding more saturated colour. 
  • I thought it would be fun to mash up the greetings on this card. I like the “thinking of you” sentiment on the Kind Koala stamp, but I often think that this sentiment is better suited to sad situations....by adding “because you’re awesome” from Botanicals For You, the overall greeting on the card becomes whimsical and fun. 
  • I added a piece of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum underneath the image layer. Vellum is great for adding interest to a clean & simple card without adding too much patterning or colour that competes with the eye. 
  • An Itty Bitty Epoxy Accent makes the middle of the flower pop! 

Here are our colours for this week:

Card recipe

Stamp - Kind Koala
Ink - Crumb Cake, Black Stazon, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Cardstock - White Shimmer Cardstock, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, Aquapainter, Paper Snips
Accessories - Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. Perfect image in your stash, great colour choice and an adorable layout! thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Love your subtle use of this week's colours Alison on your cute koala - I can only imagine what it was like to see one of these crossing the road in front of you! A clever sentiment combo too - it really lifts it in terms of meaning.

  3. I love this guy done up kinda clean and simple! The touch of vellum under the main panel is simply perfect!

  4. What a sweetie Alison, this is perfect for our Down Under Challenge!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Fabulous job coloring - so soft and subtle! I love how you have mixed up the sentiments, and I especially love how you added vellum!

  6. Love your subtle colouring here, and this is just perfect for our down under challenge.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. What a cutie Alison!
    Thanks for joining our down under challenge!
    "Less is More"

  8. This is so cute! I love that you added that line from Just For You! I also love the vellum underneath the image. Love that effect.

  9. Some day I'll come to Australia and see them in person...I've always loved them! This is just SO sweet! The vellum is a perfect touch! Great job with the color challenge this week!


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Alison xx