Creation Station Blog Hop Artistic Expression

Creation Station blog hop Artistic Expression Rooted in Nature card - leaf detail - from theartfulinker.com

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I’m Sara Levin the artful inker.  Today is the Creation Station Blog Hop Artistic Expression.  For our theme, the design team is using anything from the Artistic Expression section of the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I chose to use Rooted in Nature.  Let’s take a look at what I’ve created.  Then, you’ll want to be sure to check out the rest of the Creation Station team’s offerings!

 

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Creation Station Blog Hop Artistic Expression

 

Creation Station blog hop Artistic Expression Rooted in Nature card from theartfulinker.com

 

My inspiration for today’s card was pins I’ve been seeing about painting leaves.

For my card, I started with a Night of Navy base.

On the Whisper White layer, I stamped the small leafy image,

from Rooted in Nature, several times in Night of Navy.

 

Creation Station blog hop Artistic Expression Rooted in Nature card - angled view - from theartfulinker.com

 

Then, I added a Whisper White circle cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Next, I added loops of gold Metallic Thread

followed by a trio of Night of Navy Leaves.

 

Creation Station blog hop Artistic Expression Rooted in Nature card - leaf detail - from theartfulinker.com

 

For the detail on the leaves, I used the Embossing Mats

with a Nature’s Roots Framelit.

Check out this video if you’d like to know more aout the Embossing Mats.

Then to tie in that painted leaf inspiration, I painted Versamark on some of the ridges

and embossed in gold.

To finish the card, I added a stitched Gold Foil square and the masked Night of Navy sentiment.

 

Creation Station blog hop Artistic Expression Rooted in Nature Favor

 

Creation Station blog hop Artistic Expression Rooted in Nature favor from theartfulinker.com

 

For my 3D, I created a coordinating Rooted in Nature favor.

To decorate my slim Night of Navy box, I added a stitched Gold Foil square.

After adding a pair of embossed Night of Navy leaves, I placed

loops of gold Metallic Thread.

Then, I finished with a stitched Whisper White circle with a masked sentiment.

 

Thanks for stopping in today and checking out my Rooted in Nature card and favor!

You can find the product guide for today’s creation below.

 

 

Now, it’s time for you to check out the rest of the Creation Station design team.

Next up is Denita and her beautiful creations.

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Denita Wright-Smee
    August 9, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Just beautiful, Sara. I love your old embossed leaves – can’t wait to try it. D x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      August 10, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Thanks Denita! There are so many ways to play with this idea – have fun.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth Price
    August 7, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Sara these projects are so gorgeous. I am totally drooling over your navy leaves with the touch of gold embossing. They look rich and expensive. Awesome post my friend.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      August 8, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Thanks Elizabeth! So glad you liked my “painted” leaves.

  • Reply
    Kathy Kartak
    August 5, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Sara: The navy and gold are stunning together! The details on your projects add lovely touches! xoKathyxo

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      August 5, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Kathy! I really should reach for that Gold Foil more often.

  • Reply
    Sara Nell Langland
    August 5, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Wow! I just love your navy and gold projects. I am going to remember how you used that small leaf image–it makes such a pretty backdrop for the gold embossed leaves and greeting piece.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      August 5, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Sara! I love small leafy images like this one. But, I’m sure I’ve overlooked it in previous creations.

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