You may have arrived from Julia's beautiful blog, she has such amazing work.
I love the new colours but haven't managed to combine them all together successfully, so this week I have 2 cards using different colour combinations. Last week's Artistic Expresssion catalogue section had so many cards for inspiration so I have used a few of them for the card layouts.
The first uses the Striped Scallop Thinlits card on page 117
Rebecca CASEd this card last week and it was gorgeous! (You can see it on her blog "the paper and stamp addict" under CTC43 feeling Artsy?), I had already made this card so it was good to see another sample and colour combo.
I love the striped scallop thinlits but haven't used it as much as I thought I would - or as much as the lattice die which I really miss! Anyway I think this is a really cool layout to use it as the only glue I used is the 2 strips that adhere the white banner to the Tip Top Taupe base. The flowers are Watermelon Wonder using the Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch, and the sentiment in Cucumber Crush is from the super cute new Cottage Garden set. The DSP is from Cherry on Top, and the twine is 3 strands from the great white jute ribbon which I have run over the Watermelon Wonder ink pad - a bit messy but really effective as the natural fibres absorb the ink really well.
My second card is in Delightful Dijohn which is not a colour I normally gravitate to but I really like the depth in this particular shade. I used the simple layouts from Page 120 as the inspiration.
I love the English Garden DSP and cut out a few of the images. The rose needed a little bit of sponging with Blushing Bride to give a bit more depth.Those Naturals Expressions Elements are so simple, they add such a WOW factor so easily. You might notice a sneak peak of a new embossing folder coming up in the Christmas Catalogue. It's called Simply Falling and I can see a lot of use for it.
The next person on the bloghop circle is Rebecca who always creates something lovely.
Thanks for looking,