Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop Project Life by Stampin' Up!

This is a bonus blog hop from the Artisan team as we have 5 Thursdays in October, I love seeing what the other Artisan girls create each Thursday.

Halloween is just one day away, in Australia is not really celebrated but in the past few years I have seen more people have parties or kids coming around to trick or treat. I am a fan of Halloween I must say, I think its dressing up and I do love creating for a party or a fun theme.

By Teneale Williams | Project Life By Stampin' Up! | Halloween Window Card

I needed to create some fast Halloween projects and I was limited in my Halloween supplies, so I pulled out my Seasonal Snapshots from Project Life By Stampin’ Up! card collection and accessories. Straight away I was taken with the window sheet inside the accessory kit with “scare up some fun”  I have not really used printed window sheets before so there was a little procrastinating as I thought how to use it, then a brain wave struck and you can see what that was…yes, the eyes behind the text. I have stamped the eyes from Freaky Friends Stamp Set.

By Teneale Williams | Project Life By Stampin' Up! | Seasonal  Snapshots

To cover the Stampin’ Dimensionals between the window sheets and stamped Basic Black Cardstock I trimmed away the inside of  a Project Life Journaling card creating the frame you see above. The epoxy sticker is from the accessory pack and the flog with October 31 is also a journaling card I trimmed.

By Teneale Williams | Project Life By Stampin' Up! | Seasonal  Snapshots

To go along with my card is this little gift that I know my friend who is receiving this will use at her halloween party on the “treats” table, I felt like part of this Project Life kit was created just for me as it would so perfect for what I had in mind: Eat. Drink and be scary! and No Trick, Just Treats. I have filled a small jar with some pumpkin chocolate balls to keep the sticks from falling over, however I am thinking people are going to want to eat the chocolate so maybe that was not the greatest idea in the world!

You may be thinking this is too late for me to create for Halloween or  you don’t know this kit yet! Well use this as inspiration for later, not think of Project Life as just Memory Keeping with the amount of cards you receive in each kit you can easier take a few for fast cards and project, I had both these made in under 1 hour which is SUPER fast for me :)

Next up in Vicky Hayes on the Artisan Blog Hop.

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Seasonally Scattered

Welcome the the Artisan blog, 16 members of the Stampin’ Up! Design Team coming together each Thursday to show you a creative project, I must say I am always so excited to hop around to all the blogs and see what the girls have designed, each week the projects just blow me away.

Last week my youngest niece Ebony turned 5, when my nieces have a birthday day they get to the stamp set I use to make their card, it a little tradition that started with my oldest very innocently but a couple of weeks before their birthday they pull up to my desk and pull out the stamp set of choice.

This year Ebony shocked me a little, I was working on a card at my desk for an upcoming blog hop and I have Seasonally Scattered out on my desk, I was using the “merry” image and Ebony asked me if I would use this stamp set for her birthday card, at first I thought she meant the “merry” image with snow flakes in the design as she was having a frozen theme birthday party, but she melted my heart a little we she picked up the case and pointed to the “love” image and said “No Aunty! This one: love, because you love me” I then picked her up and have her the biggest cuddle.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Seasonally Scattered

I tried to keep the card as sweet as possible, I have used Pink Pirouette and Real Red with Whisper White, I love the little scalloped boarded above the Whisper White layer and this delicious Real Red ribbon is from Holiday Catalogue. Ebony loves a little glitter, so I added a tiny glitter tab.

Next Artisan is Vicky Hayes

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You will receive surprise pack of ribbons…


Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set

Welcome to my stop on the Creation Station Blog Hop, if this is your first stop I will catch you up, we have a theme of wreaths this round featuring Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Framelits dies plus some of the team will be using the new Punch Box Board. I always love the different ideas the team come up with!

I am not really that adventurous and I am kind of sorry that I have not really come up with anything “clever” using Wondrous Wreath, I think it is such I pretty stamp set and I LOVE the three layers of images I just made a pretty Christmas Card. The most exciting element is my background, I have used the second layer of the wreath as a background on Coastal Cabana Cardstock and not that it has shown up in this photo but I have clear embossed the leafs.

Teneale Williams | Christmas Card | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath

I have not been showing the inside of my cards lately and a few have picked up on it and asked if I am not decorating the insides anymore, yes I still am stamping inside I just seem to forget to take a photo or the inside has just been stamped but SUPER boring I dont worry showing you.

Here I have cut a wreath in half and created a garland with a bow in the center to adorn the top of my card. I have used the third layer of the wreath image {the berries} as the background on the Bermuda Bay layer.

Teneale Williams | Inside of card | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath

I really like the colour combo I used I must say. Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana with Whisper White. I like using different colour ranges for Christmas cards.

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The greeting I used on the front of my card was from Many Merry Stars Photopolymer,
A great stamp set that can add to Bright & Beautiful with the matching Star Framelits.


Teneale WIlliams | INKspired Sketch Challenge 3 #INK003 | Stripped Blossom

Welcome to the third INKspired Sketch Blog Hop, a group of my Stampin’ Up! Downlines that come together and all create a card based on a sketch I designed, we would love you to play along with our sketch also. This round we have a simple sketch that has lots of room to get creative, this design features a tag at the bottom right of the card.

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop #INK003

I had a vision of this card in my head, it did not quite come out the way I thought it would but I am happy with it, I have used Stipple Blossom  stamped in Blushing Bride for the base then stamp Rose Red for the second layer of the image, I love two step images as they are use to use {with a Stamp-a-ma-jig} and they look so effective. The sweet polka dots are from under the tree printed papers from the Holiday Catalogue.

Teneale WIlliams | INKspired Sketch Challenge 3 #INK003 | Stripped Blossom

Totally a girlie card and it will suit my friend perfectly, I have been meaning to make her a card as a congratulations for some achievements but just got side tracked everytime I sat down to create for her.

The next stop on the INKspired Blog hop is Barabara Williams, also known as my MUM

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By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

There is a belief out there that masculine cards are tricky to create but if you keep a little TLC in mind when starting your next masculine project it becomes relatively easy.

T   is for Texture:

Add a little texture by using Bakers Twine or Linen Thread, or look at the more natural ribbons like Burlap, Cotton or Natural Chevon ribbons. Texture can be created by roughen the edges of your cardstock or scrunching up printed papers then smoothing them out and learning to embrace a ripped edge.

L   is for Layers:

Layers add depth to your design, add these layers through stamped images, stacked die cuts or strips of printed paper. Create these layers in a cluster on top of each other and don’t be affair to off centre them.

C   is for Colours:

Colour selection is the most important element, think in threes when selecting colours if you know the persons favourite colour use that as the fountain then add two tones of a complimentary colour or add two neutrals tones, this will make your fountain colour pop!

I have used my concept of TLC on my card for this weeks Artisan blog hop.

Teneale Williams | Masculine cards are tricky to create but if you keep a little TLC   (Texture, Layers, Colour)

T   is for Texture:

I have added texture through cutting out my leafs from the Color Me Autumn DSP then scrunching and smoothing. The strip of newsprint from Typeset DSP was a Vanilla base but I stamped the watercolour image from “For All Things” over the strip in Always Artichoke, I lightly scrunched the papers and attached to the card with a strip of adhesive as shown with the papers over lapping, more texture was added with a few rows if stitching through the center.

I will admit I may of broken a golden rule of masculine cards by adding a bow! YES I know bows normally do not belong but I could not help myself I love bows! At least I have used it while adding “texture” as Linen Thread  I have used is a great element on male cards, I have looped it behind the leafs also.

By Teneale Williams | Inside of card | Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

L   is for Layers:

I LOVE layers and that applies to all cards for me really, but it is a important element on male cards, I have started with stamped ink splatters from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake ink and the strips of Typeset DSP.  Then the main element of the card featuring the leafs and the Starburst circle from “For All Things” DSP with a circle over Very Vanilla cardstock that was sponged and roughen edge. I have left set the design of the card front and the inside, this then become a design feature.

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

C   is for Colours:

Colour is so important, I have Always Artichoke as the feature colour paired with Basic Black and Crumb Cake. When I was studying Visual Design I had a lecturer that always spoke of the 60. 30. 10 rule of colour/design and he always drive me CRAZY talking about it and would always roll my eyes everytime! Never did I think that I would agree with him but as I review my card {and a few others} I can see I have use this rule without thinking about it.

60 is the Dominant colour: Crumb Cake

30 is the Secondary colour: Always Artichoke

10 is the Accent colour: Basic Black

I wish I could remember this lecturer’s name, I saw him a few years ago as I had returned to the collage for a visit and I remember him telling me I was wasting my “talent” on cardmaking {and I rolled my eyes at that comment} however I laugh now I as type that always disagreed with him on colour to now use this rule without thinking but I will never agree that I am wasted on creatively expressing myself through papercraft because I LOVE it :)

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This week our European Artisans are heading to Stampin’ Up! Convention in Brussels, I wish them and all attending a fabulous time and I am excited to hear all about it, I will be stalking social media.  You are heading to the UK next to see the amazing creations of Vicky Hayes.

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Don’t forget in October for every $60 spent and used the following hostess code:

SHKGNHCW

You will receive surprise pack of ribbons…