Celebrating Fall with Colorado Craft Company and Catherine Pooler Designs

August 28, 2020 71 Comments

Celebrating Fall with Colorado Craft Company and Catherine Pooler Designs

I'm a big fan of Colorado Craft Company's stamps -- I've said it before and I'll say it again: they are unique, refreshing and allow me to be really creative. Today, I'm pairing an amazing new release by Colorado Craft Company with some delicious new inks from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I was so excited to get my hands on Catherine Pooler's CP Minis - Paradise Found. They're a powerhouse collection of eight gorgeous colors including Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, Sauna, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, Daydream, Juniper Mist, and Royal Treatment.

Not only do these inks blend beautifully for backgrounds, stamp cleanly and can be used for embossing, they are amazing to watercolor with! And y'all know how much I love to watercolor, so that's what I chose to do. 

Colorado Craft Company and Catherine Pooler Designs have come together in this unique Fall Blog Hop today celebrating the power of community, collaboration and creativity. Both companies are doing a gift card/coupon giveaway for $30, so leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win. The more blogs you visit and comments you leave the more chances you have of winning. Giveaway ends on August 31st and winners will be announced on September 1st. Good luck!

You're probably here from Nanette's blog and next on this blog hop is Jo Herbert, so make sure you visit Jo's blog next and leave a comment there!

For my first creation, I used the Lovely Legs~Season Girls-Autumn stamp from Colorado Craft Company and used all the inks in the Minis Paradise Found collection. I love how easy it was to get a fall feel with these colors...they play nicely with each other and are so juicy and rich that you really only need tiny amounts to get a lot of coverage. I chose a slimline design that also shows off papers from the Fall Paper Pad in the background (also from CP Designs).

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 I love the sentiments that come with this stamp set...and have you seen how cute those birds are? You can also add some individual leaves falling down. The Mystic Sequins Mix also adds just the perfect amount of color and sparkle to this scene. 

For my next painting, I used the Ruby Red Slippers from Colorado Craft Company's  Big and Bold series. Now, I know these are supposed to be red but I was thinking more of the color coordination in our new mud room (where this will be framed and hanged), so I chose teal, fuchsia and lots of sparkle and shimmer. First, I used the Daydream ink as an embossing ink, so I stamped the image and added clear embossing powder for a shiny outline. 

It was easy to get these custom colors by blending the same inks...instead of mixing them in my color palette, I chose to blend them on paper, so you see some dark and light variations. I learned that you can go over Royal Treatment with a light coat of Peppermint Scrub to get the most beautiful shade of fuchsia...for the teal shoes, I did a layer of Daydream followed by a light layer of Sauna. Those names are just as awesome as those colors! I was in such a state of zen painting these. 

And you can see how the colors look different at an angle and "glittery-ness" just shines through. I am going to mat and frame these to be the centerpiece of our mud room and never again can my husband ask me why I need "ALL" those shoes....I'll just point to this painting. Lol.

I hope you enjoyed these paintings and will get your hands on these stamps, inks, paper pad and sequins right away! 

Do you like one stamp more than the other? Have you tried these inks before? What's your favorite way of using them?

Complete list for Blog Hopping:

Angelica Conrad
Erin Thompson
Bibi Cameron 
Karen Baker
Emily Midgett
Verity Biddlecombe
Jennifer Kotas
Daniel West
Melissa Andrew
Amber Rain Davis
Nanette Tracy
Mansi Bhatia — You Are Here
Jo Herbert
Adrienne Kennedy

Supplies

Curious about the products I use? I have listed them below.

(These are compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. As always, I was not paid to do this post and I only use products from companies I love.)





71 Responses

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Gina Crotchfelt
Gina Crotchfelt

August 31, 2020

Beautiful! It was great to see something other than ruby slippers. The top card worked perfect for a slimline! Amazing work!

Trudy A. Neumann
Trudy A. Neumann

August 31, 2020

Really like the Autumn Girl. Such a varied color palette to work with. Great job on this card.

Sue D
Sue D

August 31, 2020

Love the Fall colors on the first one and the cute shoes card.

Paula
Paula

August 31, 2020

Slimline! Fun to see a different twist. It’s beautiful.

Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson

August 31, 2020

Hi Mansi :) Delightful cards!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Karen Hoskins
Karen Hoskins

August 31, 2020

Beautiful cards. Just love the autumn colors. Thanks for sharing them.

Bonnie Peffer
Bonnie Peffer

August 31, 2020

Love these cards! The lovely legs autumn is so bright and colorful. And I think it’s great that you went with blue shoes and red socks with polka dots yet. TFS!

Christine E
Christine E

August 31, 2020

Cheerfully fun designs!

Lagene
Lagene

August 31, 2020

Awesome creations, I especially love the slimline lovely legs card!

Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts

August 31, 2020

Nice slimline card! I like this new variation in our craft.

Angela Shoffner
Angela Shoffner

August 31, 2020

YAY slimcard! Thanks for the inspiration and that message in this stamp set is just perfect, love it! Your coloring is gorgeous

Lisa G
Lisa G

August 30, 2020

Love your slimline card. Wonderful work on both cards.

Kim Potts
Kim Potts

August 30, 2020

Love the slimline and the sparkle shoes!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

August 30, 2020

Such lovely cards! This hop is filled with inspiratioN!

Cindy Holmes
Cindy Holmes

August 30, 2020

Crazy cute cards! I really love your color choices for the socks and the shoes! Really fun looking!

Barbara Hill
Barbara Hill

August 30, 2020

I like that you showed this in a slim line card. Also that you customized the shoes for you.

DebbieT
DebbieT

August 30, 2020

Those shoes! Yours are such a nice change from the expected…..

Nicole Brown
Nicole Brown

August 30, 2020

Beautiful!! You really captured the feel of autumn in your card!!

Barbara
Barbara

August 30, 2020

I love the slimline card.

Deborah A Love
Deborah A Love

August 30, 2020

Great cards!

Mona Sen
Mona Sen

August 30, 2020

Cute cards – thanks for sharing!

Helen F
Helen F

August 30, 2020

Your cards are beautiful with stunning colouring! I love these gorgeous colours! Thanks for sharing this great inspiration! Take care! :)

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

August 30, 2020

Nice use of the longer card to fill the design. I like the look at a different color option for the shoes.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 29, 2020

Great cards! Love the way you created a slimline card with the autumn scene! Beautiful coloring and sentiment! And those fun socks with the cute shoes… love it!

Julie
Julie

August 29, 2020

Like your slimfold card and the colors you used.

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

August 29, 2020

So much awesomeness! Love it!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 29, 2020

So pretty!

Chark
Chark

August 29, 2020

Love your woods card!

April P
April P

August 29, 2020

Really liked the detail you put into the socks :)

Erin Thompson
Erin Thompson

August 29, 2020

That slimline card is stunning! I adore the CP inks and paper paired with this gorgeous stamp.

Susan Powell
Susan Powell

August 29, 2020

Beautiful cards!!! Love that you did a slimline for the first one and the patterns on the socks are so cute!

Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen

August 29, 2020

Very creative cards!
Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready

August 29, 2020

Great slimline card! I am in love with that autumn legs stamp set.

Orit
Orit

August 29, 2020

The slim line card is so beautiful.
I love the way you colored the shoes.

Melissa Baskin
Melissa Baskin

August 29, 2020

Love them both!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

August 29, 2020

Beautiful, colorful, fun cards. Love these stamps.

Laurie Rankin
Laurie Rankin

August 29, 2020

That Seasonal Girl is perfect for slimline cards, isn’t she? Love her coat! And your Dorothy card is cute – love Carol W.’s comment about the mismatched socks! This set is perfect for that!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

August 29, 2020

Oh my goodness that is so funny… I will probably think of your mud room now every time I see these shoes now. Tee hee. The inks are so pretty. Love the socks… I get the feeling you are the type to put Dorothy in the new craze of mismatched socks on the next card. Love this! These stamps are such fun!

Karen Kreider
Karen Kreider

August 29, 2020

I love the fall slimline card…that stamp is perfect for that format! Your shoes card is great too!

Liz H
Liz H

August 28, 2020

These are just AWESOME. Thank You SO Much for sharing your talent with us.

Nanette Tracy
Nanette Tracy

August 28, 2020

Awesome!

Lisascreativeniche
Lisascreativeniche

August 28, 2020

Wow!your coloring is incredible! Beautiful cards!

Elise S.
Elise S.

August 28, 2020

Very nice! Love that you’ll be hanging your art in the mudroom!

Farley Cross
Farley Cross

August 28, 2020

LOVE how you blended the stamp into a slim line card! LOVE how you made the shoes your own! Very fun and clever!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

August 28, 2020

Very pretty!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 28, 2020

What a stunning fall card and I LOVE the slippers! So unique!

VICKI SMITH
VICKI SMITH

August 28, 2020

Yay for slimline cards! You did a wonderful job.

Gigi
Gigi

August 28, 2020

I love the colors Shoes should be Fun and stylish at the same time. What a great combination

Erin Kathleen
Erin Kathleen

August 28, 2020

Love your coloring of the shoes!

Beth
Beth

August 28, 2020

Love the new season girl for fall. What a great color palette from CP.

Beth
Beth

August 28, 2020

Love the new season girl for fall. What a great color palette from CP.

Janice
Janice

August 28, 2020

Love your creations! Just bought my first Colorado craft co. Stamp! The hummingbird! Can’t wait to get my hands on more!

Laurie Fleuette
Laurie Fleuette

August 28, 2020

Beautiful cards! Love that slimline. Thanks for sharing.

Autumn Bell
Autumn Bell

August 28, 2020

Mansi, I love how you switched up the color of the slippers. I envisioned the slippers as ruby red like the Wizard of Oz. But your take stretches the stamp set so much further!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

August 28, 2020

Very beautiful cards. Your coloring is just amazing!

Teri S.
Teri S.

August 28, 2020

Superb colouring on the CCC Seasons Girl Autumn card & I love that you made it into a slimline card using the DSP. I also like the variation in colour you used on the Ruby Red Shoes & what a fabulous idea to frame it & hang it in your mudroom.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 28, 2020

Great slimline! Pretty cards!

Michelle L. Woodrum
Michelle L. Woodrum

August 28, 2020

The fall card is so nice. Thank you for the inspiration.

Amy Gross
Amy Gross

August 28, 2020

I love the slimline fall card! Your coloring is amazing!!!

Crystal LeShae Evans
Crystal LeShae Evans

August 28, 2020

Your cards are beautiful! I am enjoying this hop, it’s inspiring to see all the different techniques & styles of the stamp sets! 😊

Sandy O
Sandy O

August 28, 2020

Your cards just keep getting better and better!❤️

Della Cluff
Della Cluff

August 28, 2020

I LOVE the lovely legs card!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 28, 2020

These are amazing!

Alison Heikkila
Alison Heikkila

August 28, 2020

Beautiful cards! I especially love the colors of your autumnal card.

Kathy R Galloway
Kathy R Galloway

August 28, 2020

Love both of the cards.

Dyana Papenfus
Dyana Papenfus

August 28, 2020

Love the slimline version. Very creative

Phyllis Sinclair
Phyllis Sinclair

August 28, 2020

Have a daughter and a granddaughter who would agree about the sentiment for the shoes, but theirs would have to be painted many different colors.

Flo Swinford
Flo Swinford

August 28, 2020

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards

Christine
Christine

August 28, 2020

The shoes are too cute!

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