Thursday, 19 October 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop BW+1


I apologise in advance... You may see differing size fonts, Blogger is causing me grief atm.
Hello once again everyone...Back with this lovely group of talented artists featuring in this Black & White with 1 Blog Hop...You might be starting the Hop with me or you could have joined me from Jenny's blog
It is funny how these cards came about, I had been using the Merry Music Speciality DSP creating Christmas Cards and as soon I grabbed this piece of paper I knew that I had to use RED it was the obvious colour considering I was creating Christmas cards...
I have been wanting to try this technique called Retiform...Have you heard of it???
Definition of retiform. :composed of crossing lines - grid like.  


Here are some variations I have seen on Pinterest
Next was which stamp set would I pick. So many to choose from out of the new Holiday catalogue. AND the perfect stamp was Ready for Christmas with the cutest dachshund in it...This set comes with matching bundle Christmas Staircase 146056 to create a Staircase and Christmas Tree with the dachshund sniffing the cookies on the table...Cute puppy.
Here are a couple more that I tried with technique, I am by no means an expert of this technique BUT I like what I have done with it...I used the Hostess Only set Merry Patterns.
This set cannot be purchased, it can be earnt when holding an in house workshop with $450 AU in sales. Contact me to ask me how you can get a set in your hands before the end of October.

The last card I created is probably most like the true form of Retiform, I used Painted Harvest 144783 also from the Holiday catalogue. Firstly I used Whisper White Thick cardstock and I masked off sections with some cardstock then I used a sponge dauber to add the Cherry Cobbler ink in sections... Once this is complete it looks like this.
Then I added some post it notes and stamped the leaves in certain sections and then I added the Sunflower in the bigger sections...Lastly I added  the sentiment.

You can download a copy of the catalogue by clicking on the cover below. If you wish to have a hard copy, please contact me and I will post one to you.
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2017%20Holiday%20Catalog/Holiday%20Catalogs/20170614_Holiday17_en-AU.pdf
Next up is Kim Oliver Kim, always has gorgeous projects so I am sure tonight will be no different. Below is the full list of Blog Hop participants. Hope you have enjoyed the many varied projects and if you want to join in be sure to like Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Group on FB to hop along with us next month...Cannot wait for November Hop it is your favourite technique, which is yours??? See you all then...
Please leave me some love in the comments  xoxo Cheers Shaz




14 comments:

  1. All lovely Sharon, but I really like the Painted Harvest Retiform card!! xxx

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    1. Thanks Cheryll, It was my last minute card!!! I love Painted Harvest and thought I must try it on that technique Cheers Shaz xoxo

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  2. These are all great but my favourite would have to be the 'Tis The Season card!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, It was my favourite until I made the Painted Harvest one today <3
      Cheers Shaz xoxo

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  3. This is just fantastic Sharon! I love retiform but am yet to try it! I think I just may give it a whirl very soon!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim, I have looked at it on DPP and decided that it was something I needed to try... Glad I did, looks hard BUT it was so easy!!! Give it a try Cheers Shaz

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  4. I like this idea. Different. Love it.

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  5. Thanks Christy, I thought I had to try it...Cheers Shaz

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  6. These look cool Sharon. I haven't tried this technique yet. :)

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  7. Wow! Fantastic inspiration, Shaz. Thanks for sharing, these cards are amazing!

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  8. What great cards Sharon. Love how you've stamped directly onto the Sheet Music DSP.

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  9. Love this idea. awesome cards :)

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  10. Some really great examples of the technique & I love that you have used the Merry Music DSP in the background! Thank you for joining in the October Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! xx

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  11. I am liking this idea...great cards Sharon.

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Hope your day was AWESOME, and involved creating something that made your heart happy <3 Thanks for your comment, I appreciate you taking the time <3