Wednesday, 23 June 2021


Welcome to week 4 of the Art with Heart Team Colour Creation Blog Hop. Bermuda Bay is in the spotlight for this week.

Each week a group of Art with Heart Team members participate in a Blog Hop that is all about Colour. They will be showing you some amazing creations which highlight one of over 50 different colours available through Stampin' Up!. Last week the focus was on Basic Grey from the Neutrals Collection.

This weeks colour, Bermuda Bay, is featured in many of our amazing products including A4 and 12x12 cardstock, Brights 6x6 DSP, Markers, Classic Stampin' pads and refills, Watercolour Pencils Assortment 1, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, You are Amazing Project Kit (Retires in a week), Ice Cream Corner DSP (Retires in a week) and Snail Mail DSP (Retires in a week).

Bermuda Bay has always been one of my favourite colours and can be used for a variety of themes. It is a bright and happy colour as well as soothing to the eye. I was able to get my hands on another stamp set this week but still found myself a little limited to only a handful of products in my slowly growing stash. Another simple card was made using the stamp sets In Symmetry with the sentiment from Sweet Ice cream. The colours used for my card are Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Crumb Cake and a Very Vanilla Insert.

Today I made a slimline card using Crumb Cake cardstock as the base. One of the flowers from the stamp set 'In Symmetry' reminds me of the sacred Indian Lotus, usually pastel in colour but sometimes shown in artforms using bright colours. Using both the Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape markers, I inked up the flower in a two-toned manner. I then stamped this image three times onto our Watercolour paper. I used our Bermuda Bay watercolour pencil to add some shading differences to each flower and then slightly blended all colours together using the water brush pens. The result was a lovely two-toned flower image.

Using the circle layering dies I cut out each flower image and layered them onto a larger circle of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. The edges of these larger circles were roughed up slightly to add a little texture. I took a wide strip of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and pierced around the edges using a toothpick and ruler (Cannot wait to get my stitched dies). This strip was layered onto the front of my card and the flower images attached using Dimensionals to pop them up a little.

I then Inked up the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set Sweet Ice Cream using Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Markers in another two toned effect and stamped directly onto the front of my card. In an attempt to soften the flower images slightly, I used a series of small basic pearls along the line of the flower. This card started with a completely different idea in my head and took quite a few turns along the way, but I am quite happy with how it turned out. Not too many fumbles this time around.

I hope you are enjoying our Blog Hop so far. If you have any questions about this project or would like to know more about the products used please feel to message me.

Rachel Palmieri is the next person in this hop. Pop on over to her blog to have a look at how she has used Bermuda Bay in her project.

Our blog hop is a circle you can enter at any place, but if you find that you have a broken link you can come back here and choose any of the names below to continue hopping.

Thankyou for visiting my blog. Next week I am taking a break from our Colour Blog Hop but I hope you can still join us when we will be featuring the colour Blackberry Bliss. I look forward to seeing what our team will create.


  1. I love the water coloured flowers and the two colours go well together. Great idea to roughen the circle edges.

  2. Fabulous Kristine. I really like the visual balance of your card, and this is a great colour combo too. Great slimline card :)

  3. I love a slimline card! The water colouring of the flowers is beautiful and I love the colours.

  4. Love your multicoloured flowers and you are so resourceful using a toothpick for the piercing!

  5. Wow, Kristine, using a toothpick and ruler is commitment! Love this colour combination and your resourcefulness on this vibrant and stunning card.

  6. Love your card Kristine, I need to make a slimline card. Love how you have coloured your flowers and the colour combo. Love the pearls too!

  7. Such effort using the toothpick and ruler for the stitching but it is effective. I love the colour combination you've chosen.

  8. Such a pretty card Kristine but boy using a toothpick and ruler must have taken quite a bit of time. Time to buy the stitched dies I think!

  9. Those flowers are so pretty Kristine, I just love the effect. A beautiful combination of colour as well.