Wednesday 25 June 2014

Sneak peek - introducing the new Blendabilities from Stampin' Up

I've definitely got my colouring hat on at the moment! There was yesterday's watercolour moment and today (I am quite literally beside myself with excitement!) I've been playing with my new blendabilities from the upcoming Stampin' Up annual catalogue 2014-15. Come and see:

This chintzy floral panel was my first practice session but I quite liked the result so I turned it into a note card! It was stamped with leaves and flowers from Stampin' Up's gorgeous Peaceful Petals set and coloured with the Coastal Cabana and Old Olive assortments of blendabilities. By the way, Peaceful Petals is from the Stampin' Up spring/summer catalogue and will not be carrying over to the new annual catalogue so if you love it as much as I do, get it while you can!

It's great fun shading with the colours in each assortment - I started with little bits of the dark colour, shaded out with the mid tone and blended everything with the lightest colour. Once the flowers and leaves were coloured I sponged around them with So Saffron ink.

So what do I think about the new Stampin' Up blendabilities? Put simply: I adore them! They blend perfectly with not a streak in sight and come in my beloved Stampin' Up colours. That would've been enough for me but there are extra design features too: they are double-ended with a brush tip on one side and a fine tip on the other; they are square so they don't roll off your desk; they have special tight-fitting caps so they won't dry out. You get three tonal shades in a pack for just £10.95 which I think is a bargain, and there's a pack of 6 skin tones and a colour lifter too. My advice is to put them right at the top of your wish list!

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Ink: Coastal Cabana, Old Olive
Markers: NEW Blendabilities in Coastal Cabana and Old Olive (available 1st July)
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Some of the items in the annual Stampin' Up catalogue are retiring to make way for new products. Don't miss out on your favourites! Some of these items have been discounted too - check the lists by clicking on the banners below:

When my children were little, they weren't fussed about colouring books. Every now and again though, I'd get one out and we'd sit and colour a picture in together. They say now that they didn't really like colouring in at all but they did enjoy sitting down and having a good old chat!

See you tomorrow.


  1. A very pretty card Vicky such gorgeous colours...sorry I've missed some of your posts life's a bit hectic at the moment


  2. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous flower.... loving the colour.... Your click on more inspirations isn't clickable... Lol
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

    1. Oops! All links working now - thanks for letting me know Sylvie! x

  3. Absolutely stunning and beautiful Vicky.

  4. Just one word Vicky - WOW!
    Now I just need my fairy godmother to find several hundreds if pounds for me that I must have forgotten I'd put away safely so that I can spend, spend, spend on lots of new goodies in the new annual catalogue. Likely to happen? NO - but there's no harm in dreaming is there!!!

  5. Lovely lovely card. Glad you are enjoying the Blendabilities abilities!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Love this card Vicky, fab colours and I really like the strips of card as an accent:)
    Val x

  7. Love the card and yep, they are on my wishlist, but I think you knew that. LOL

    Creative Em

  8. You did an excellent job coloring your flowers. I love the way alcohol markers blend the colors together. I wonder what happened to your cat's personality but I'm glad she came out of her funk. Maybe she needs therapy! Just make sure she doesn't join a gang and get into trouble on her prowls.

  9. This is so pretty - great colouring tip though, I've always gone light to dark. I will try it the other way around like you have done - sounds much easier!! - Jacqueline xx

  10. Gorgeous card Vicky. I'm really excited waiting for a "wee" Stampin' Up! order to arrive. Fingers crossed it arrives tomorrow!

    Kat xx

  11. This is really gorgeous Vicky! The Blendies are absolutely at the top of my list...I can't wait to try them as I used to be a huge fan of another alcohol marker brand!
    Lizy xx


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