Thursday 5 April 2018

Creating Kindess Blog Hop - Colour

Happy Thursday everyone! Welcome to another Creating Kindness around the world blog hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been following the hop you would have just arrived here via Jerim Dickins from the UK. Jerim is oh so talented. Her project today was gorgeous! Now as for today's hop, the theme this round is "Colour"! I am a big fan of anything bright and colourful! I hope that you enjoy the palette I have chosen to go with for today! Remember to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can follow the entire hop!

The Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid Stamp Set is one of my favourite stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. I decided to use this set as my inspiration for the colours I chose to go with for today. To create an aquatic ocean scene I first stamped and embossed the background with Versamark Ink and Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder. I then watercoloured the background using my Aqua Painter combined with my Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Emerald Envy Inks.  

To give this mermaid a mystical feel I decided to paint her hair with a couple of my favourite purple hues. Elegant Eggplant, and Wisteria Wonder were my colours of choice for this task. I then added in some Blushing Bride for the skin tones. Voila! That is where today's "Colour Inspiration" came from! 

Do you love watercolouring as much as I do? Well either way, I have a video tutorial to share with you today that highlights some of my most treasured watercolouring tips. I hope you find it useful!

Today's blog hop is also a video hop. In order to view all of today's video tutorials, click on the YouTube icon below. Once you are on my YouTube channel, you can then view the video description area where all of the video links for today's hop are posted in one place! I hope that you get a chance to watch them all! You won't regret it!

So what did you think of today's video? I hope it inspires you to break out your watercolouring supplies! Next up in the hop is Jessie Holton! She is always so clever when she crafts! I can't wait to see what she has to share with us today! Click on the next button below so that you don't miss out!

Thank you so very much for visiting today! I am always so thrilled to have you! If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to message me, or leave a comment below! As well, if you are from Canada and you are interested in purchasing products from my Stampin' Up! online store just click on the "Shop" icon below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖


  1. Gorgeous, Carolynn! Her hair is beautiful and I can understand why you are crazy for it. Well done!

  2. Oh wow, Carolynn! I love this card. You are so talented.

  3. Such a fun, sweet card Carolynn. Fab video. I loved watching you build up the colour.

  4. This is amazing! Love all the copper & soft tones! xx