Hello everyone, today I’m coming to you with the 7th Hello! Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop. (If you’d like to take a look a previous weeks, they’re Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5 and Week 6.) You’ll be hopping around 10 amazing fellow demonstrators, each with a stunning project, featuring products from the new catalogue. If you’ve not visited me before, thank you for stumbling across my blog, my name is Sarah Berry and I’m a top demonstrator living in Lancashire, UK. You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of everyone’s post. Enjoy!
As I always do I set out on a Pinterest search for inspiration. These are some of the topiary trees I found which are just like the trees in the stamp set. Now when you look at these trees, the leaves are various shades of green, so I recreated this using the ‘baby wipe’ technique. The baby wipe technique sounds worse than it is (!) but it’s simply a few layers of folded baby wipes, inked up with an ink refill to create our very own ink pad in multiple colours. Not a baby in sight. Haha! I’m really pleased with how the trees came out here.
Isn’t the Vertical Greetings stamp set interesting? I don’t recall a stamp set like this ever before, the way the greetings are aligned is really different and works well with these trees.
Here’s a close up of that baby wipe technique for you, isn’t he mix of greens lovely? I think it really brings the trees to life. For interest I stamped the centre tree slightly lower, and also decoupaged it to make it appear closer. The finished decoration is taken from the Tree Builder Punch, the tiny flower is the perfect size, topped off with a small pearl.
Thank you for visiting me today I hope you’re enjoying our hop. Next up on this Hello! Annual Blog Hop is my good friend Kylie Bertucci. Enjoy!
FULL LIST OF DEMONSTRATORS
Sarah Berry – UK <—- You’re here!
Kylie Bertucci – AUSTRALIA
Constanze Wirtz – GERMANY
Erica Cerwin – USA
Tracy May – UK
Louise Sharp – AUSTRALIA
Anja Luft – GERMANY
Caroline van der Straaten – THE NETHERLANDS
Teneale Williams – AUSTRALIA
Krista Driessen – THE NETHERLANDS
A BIT OF FUN
How about this for a bit of a giggle. Have you ever seen anything like this?!
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