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Sunday, 16 July 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC137 Artistic Expression


How exciting!! I was honoured to be chosen as one of the new crew members for the CASEing the Catty Sunday Design Crew.  CASEing the Catty Facebook group is a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators from Australia and NZ who love to create using the Stampin' Up catalogue as inspiration. Anyone can join the CASEing the Catty challenge. Each Sunday night a new category is uploaded and the following Saturday night the challenge closes with the winner being the most 'liked' entry, and another card is chosen as the Crew Pick by the Design Team. 

This is my first post under that umbrella, with the theme this week being "Artistic Expression".  You have arrived here from the blog of an inspiring lady and friend of mine, Julia Quinn. She's certainly been busy creating this week!!

I have chosen to copy a design from Page 141

My interpretation:

The DSP on the top left and top right are from Pick a Pattern. All the other elements are diecut from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, with the flower being stamped first with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set (loving this bundle of late), then adhered to either Lemon Lime Twist or Basic Black cardstock, except the leaf which I chose to leave untrimmed.  The greeting is from Beautfiul You. Instead of leaving the Whisper White layer plain, I embossed it with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic TIEF.  If you are wanting to try this yourself, the circle size I used was 1 3/8".  I liked the quirky placement of the white layer.  

Thanks for stopping by - now be sure to pop on over and check out what Judy May has created for us this week.

Friday, 30 June 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC134 For Babies and Kids

Today I'm CASEing the pocket full of dinosaurs card on Pg 109.  As I don't possess the No Bones About It set, I resorted to some fussy cutting with the Pick a Pattern DSP.  I also chose the foliage from the same piece of paper. Smokey Slate background using Timeless Textures, my pocket (from Pocketful of Sunshine) was stamped with Dapper Denim ink onto Soft Sky cardstock and had Soft Suede domes added. Finished with some baker's twine wrapped around and popped up with dimensionals onto the same Smokey Slate background.  The greeting was from Weather Together stamped in Emerald Envy to tie in with the colours of the DSP.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC133 Love and Sympathy

Two posts in one day, but don't get used to it!  This time, I'm CASEing page 89. Notice the little tips throughout the catalogue? There are loads of them, go have a hunt and see how helpful they are to you.

I've chosen to use the daisy from Daisy Delight and the greeting from the same set. Very Vanilla and Copper look sooo good together.  I've based my layout on the card but chose to stay with the copper theme, and used the layering squares to cut the scallops from Copper Foil for my mat.  I raised the greeting and popped some Copper metallic thread behind.  So effective, and yet so simple.  One little tip, as the daisy image needs to be stamped twice, if you stamp into the Versamark and then into an ink pad, you can see where the image is to line up the next stamp - ask me how I know it can be very hard to see versamark before the embossing powder is added!!

Below is a photo with a light turned on to show how the embossing and copper really pop

Sorry - Forgot to Share...

As I sit down to write my latest post, I realise I forgot to share the last project with you I entered in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge #CTC132...

My case is of Page 76, I made a little note card to fit inside the Mini Treat Bag which I used the Wood Texture DSP for - loved the look. On the inside back I used some of the Color Theory crackly paper in the Berry Burst, and some acetate over the circle shape so the card didn't snag on the greeting. The card and envelope have been decorated with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps, and It's Your Day is from the same set, which I embossed in white to stand out on the wood grain. I cut two Happy Birthday images from Lemon Lime Twist and glued them together. Another image from Berry Burst was glued to the card first, then I popped the card inside the envelope and lined up the image on the front so it hid the card message. Some linen thread to finish and stay with the rustic theme.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Baby Themed International Blog Highlight

Doesn't seem a month since I last got to play along with the other blog highlight entrants where the top ten voted get invited onto a blog hop.  The theme is "Baby' and I've tried to keep it simple, but steer slightly away from the normal pastel colours associated.  All things being equal, I created a Tempting Turquoise for the boys, and Melon Mambo for the girls.

This cute little image is one stamp from Moon Baby. I've chosen to water-colour in the same shades as the mats and add a little Daffodil Delight to the stars, another stamp from the same set (I used the trio stamp although there is also a single star). The little lamb has a Wink of Stella tummy and the background stars have all been Wink'ed too...see further below for a close up. Both mats have been elevated with Stampin' Dimensionals with a little silver metallic thread behind the top mat.  If you like what you see - I'm #31

Close up to show the sparkle: