Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Royal Blog TourFeaturing Fifth Avenue Floral

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour
Featuring Fifth Avenue Floral

I hope you enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour!

I am featured the beautiful Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the water-coloring technique.


As promised, I mentioned I would be running a special on this set, Fifth Avenue Floral!  It was on sale for the month of April at 20% off.  But due to the tour's timing, it is now May and you will no longer get the discount from Stampin' Up! but I will give you my 20% discount!!!!!



Many of you who regularly follow me know that I love roses, so how could I not feature this beautiful set! However, you will also notice I'm going outside my comfort zone using bright colors instead of my typical earthy/subtle/vintage tones (LOL). I am excited to share this "experiment" with you!  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Wouldn't you just love a real purse like this? I would!!! I stamped the large rose several times on Whisper White cardstock in Versa Mark, then covered with Black Embossing powder, then apply heat to emboss.  Then each rose was colored using a turquoise/aqua pencil from the set of Watercolor pencils.  A Blender pen was used to color/paint.  Then I kept applying the pencil to edges to create the darker accents you see.  Black paper was used for the top of the back using the Big Shot Top Note die. Then a Clear Rhinestone added to finish it off.

The TUTORIAL I got from fellow  demonstrator Rhea Anderson:
http://www.nightowlstamper.com/




In my next sample, I wanted to create a fun, bright Mother's Day card.  I used orange and red to accomplish this and again with the Watercolor Pencils from Stampin' Up!  This card is simple, but I still love it!  I stamped the lower and upper flowers in Basic Black first. Then the stems for both. Colored the two.  Then, stamped the 3rd flower on scrap Whisper White paper, colored and cut it out.  Then temporarily placed on the card and stamped the stem.  Then adhered the third flower with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it a raised look. Tied and knotted the Grosgrain Striped Orange ribbon around the panel, centered.  Adhere panel to Real Red card. Greeting is stamped using the popular and beautiful Well Scripted stamp set.




In my final card I stamped 3 roses with Versa Mark to emboss in Black (on scrap paper).  Then colored all three of them.  I used Daubers and Melon Mambo Class Ink to color them!  I rubbed the Dauber in the ink and then started in the center (the darkest area) and continue to rub outward in a circular motion (where the edges and outer area is the lightest). Cut them all out in different layers, then sponged each layer's edge in Basic Black. Used Dimensionals to each layer to give dimension (see picture below).


For the main Whisper White panel, I stamped the swirl from the new Elements of Style stamp set (from the Summer Mini to come out in May) in Basic Black.  Then I used the Basic Black Classic Ink pad as a "stamp" and stamped it along the edges of the card in different directions. Yes, this is messy! Be sure to have your grid paper down!  Then using Melon Mambo ink, did the same thing around the edges.  Stamped Greeting in Basic Black. Then matted Whisper White on Basic Black paper, then mounted that on Melon Mambo card.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

38 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Really FUN projects Heather!! Thanks for sharing.. and thanks for all your dedication during the Royal Blog tour.. You really earned your crown!

stampingmadly said...

Beautiful projects, Heather. You have really shown off this set nicely. Thanks for all your great work on the tour.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Heather, you did a beutiful projects. I don't have words to say thank you for all you do for us. God blessings,
Martha Lucia Gomez
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Blessed to Stamp said...

beautiful! I love it!!!

renee

sandi maciver said...

WOW< WOW< WOW. Your projects are AMAZING. I love what you did with the pencils, now I have to drop everything and go and try this, lol.
Thank you for all your hard work on helping set up this tour, we all very much appreciate you

Anonymous said...

love the colors of the purse!

Cherie said...

Beautiful projects! I love that stamp set and your purse is just gorgeous! TFS!

njburk said...

Heather--I knew your projects would be a WOW and they sure are!
Each of them is fantastic--TFS them with us.
Nola

Inking Idaho said...

Just beautiful Heather!!

Mary Campbell said...

Great shares. Thank you

sharon said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Where's my pencils! Hee hee
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

David F. Brumley said...

Heather

Love your projects! How did you find time to stamp! Thank you so much for all you do including the monthly updates and your work on the blog tour.

Rachel

Janice RR said...

Love your projects, Heather! Have no idea how you found time to do such great projects along with all your "computer work" for the tour . . . but THANKS!! Hugs! Janice RR

Jill said...

I love your projects... I love your site! I need to visit you more often! I love your comfort zone colors... these are nice too, but I'm more in line with your colors... great site!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

I'm with you Heather.. FAF is one of my most fav. sets!! Love the wc purse!! :)

CRYSTAL said...

Great ideas! I really like Fifth Avenue Floral...one of my fave sets! :) tfs

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

wonderful Projects just LIKE you ARE Heather!
I love your little purse so adorable
thank you for all that you do!

Tory said...

Great job. I never would have guessed it was out of your comfort zone. Love the last card!

Judy said...

wow! Love your designs! I thought the Mother's day was my favorite, until I saw the last one. Gorgeous - every one of them! Thanks once again for all you have done to make our RBT a glorious success!

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

I love this stamp set and I really love what you did with it! The purse is my favorite! Thanks for sharing, Renee

Jennifer said...

Oh Heather, you've produced beautiful projects, as usual! I had fun writing your interview a few weeks ago. ;) Thanks so much for making our Path and the whole tour a success!
Stampin' Hugs,
Jen Holliday

Tea said...

Heather,
Your cards are lovely. This is my favorite set and I really like how you have used it. I want to try the border you created - its just great!!!
Marti Crapo

Lorita said...

Heather,
I just love this stamp set and what you did with it. Your work is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing!!
Lorita

Carol Stamps said...

Of course I love that stamp set (who doesn't, right?) and you've given me some more inspiration to use it. My favorite is the orange/red card.

Sandy said...

Very pretty set. I love the look of water colors! TFS!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Heather, I am in awe! Thanks for sharing these beautiful projects! I have subscribed.

Cathleen McSorley said...

The colors are beautiful. Love the purse and the rose card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

A Touch of SOL said...

Beautiful job. Super cute purse.

Trish Cortez said...

Your projects are beutiful and creative. I'm impressed by the beauty they possess. I really want to express all of my THANKS to you for HELPING to get this tour off the ground..

Ola said...

Very beautiful projects... I love that purse!!

Thanks so much for sharing!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the look of the stamp set. Yes, I would love a real purse like the one you stamped. Thank you for sharing your projects/cards are great.
tdharris1@cox.net

Brett said...

Oh I almost bought this set last month when it was on sale. I wish I had seen your work before then I surely would have bout it! So very beautiful! Kimberly

Lucia Kaiser said...

Heather: These are gorgeous. I love, love, love the purse.

You are amazing. I can't begin to thank you for all your hard work on the committee. You are so unbelievably dependable!

Kelli B said...

terrific projects, I love you watercoloring and I really like how you used the black stamp pad to decorate the borders for the last card! Amazing!

Melinda said...

beautiful projects!

Tina said...

Love your creations. TFS!
Tina
tinataves.blogspot.com

Tammy Q Howell said...

Great projects. I love that set, but rarely use it. I need to pull it out and get inspiration from your projects! Thanks for sharing your talent on the blog tour!

Sarah said...

I loved your purse - so much fun! I also really liked your second card with the orange flowers...thanks so much for sharing!