Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop Week 5


Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.
Currently you’re visiting Tracy May from London, United Kingdom. Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.
If you’re in the UK you’ll know, that we’ve been having some really bad flash flooding recently. I have been inspired to use the Weather Together photopolymer stamp set and co-ordinating Umbrella Weather framelits dies, for today’s project, after a very rainy few days late last week and the start of this week.
And, of course, with all that rain, I just had to do another watercolour wash background! LoL!
Weather Together & Umbrella Weather by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
I created the background by first spritzing the watercolour paper with water. I then squeezed a few drops of Soft Sky ink, directly from the ink refill bottle, onto the wet paper. I then tipped the paper this way and that to mix the ink and the water. I dabbed off the edges with some kitchen towel and let it dry. I splashed some water onto it from an aqua painter once it was dry before I left it to dry again.
Weather Together & Umbrella Weather by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
I stamped the raindrops from Weather Together in Pool Party ink and then I stamped the umbrella in Real Red. I used my my clear Wink of Stella brush to mix the colour a little into the white stripes of the umbrella. I cut the umbrella and handle out using the dies and I also cut out some raindrops from Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper.
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Caroline van der Straaten from the Netherlands. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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In case you lose your way on the blog hop, I’ve included the full list of participants for you below!


  1. Jolan Meurs says:

    Such a great Job Tracy. Have a fabulous blog hop
    xxx Jolan

  2. Ruth Magness says:

    So soft and pretty

  3. Lovely card

  4. Love this card as simple as it is.
    Many greetings

  5. Love your style Tracy. I can recognise your cards and immediately know its you. Lovely card x

  6. lovely card and thanks for sharing your background tips, Louise x

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