Sunday, February 17, 2019

CTC #216 - Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.


This week we are taking our inspiration from both of the Sale-A-Bration catalogues/flyers, you can find links to both on the top left hand side of my blog.

I took my inspiration from this cute little bag on page 6 of the first release SAB catalogue. I realised that I haven't used this embossing folder very much since I first bought it, and it is so pretty.  I do of course love the cute little cupcakes too so very happy to ink up that stamp set again!

I kept the layout and colour scheme very much the same as the original, but added a layer of the beautiful SAB Calypso Coral Ribbon on each side of the main panel to frame it better.  The main panel I also spritzed with Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol to give it a bit more sparkle, pairing this with a Rhinestone rather than pearl on the little flower. I did use the Well Said bundle for the sentiment, but changed it up a bit from the original.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples from one of the Sale-A-Bration catalogues to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Tina has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CI #49 - Bright and Beachy

Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge, where we take inspiration for our colour combination from a gorgeous photograph, matching Stampin' Up! colours to the image. 

This beautiful image has the colours: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather, as usual you can also add any of the basic colours (black, white and vanilla).

I have loved all of the projects filling the internet lately using the beautiful new Butterfly Gala Bundle, but it made me think that as well as butterflies I love dragonflies and so was inspired to use on on my card for this challenge. I wanted to really make the colours of the dragonfly pop so kept the background monochromatic and really worked the other colours into the dragonfly with sponge daubers.

I hope you are inspired to join in with this challenge, as I mentioned at the start of my post you have three weeks to complete this one, so grab your inks and papers then post a picture of your project to the CI Facebook Page.

Time to hop on over and see what the lovely Leonie has created with the colours.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, February 10, 2019

CTC #215 - How Sweet It Is

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the How Sweet It Is section of the Occasions Catalogue, pages 14 - 23. One of my favourite things about this suite is the use of such fun bright colour combos.
I was inspired by the images above, firstly the cards on the right from page 19 reminded me of how great Watercolour Pencils are for colouring and so I was inspired to utilise those in my project. The card in the top right of the picture on the left, from page 18, loosely inspired my card layout for this challenge.  I also wanted to keep with the feel of the suite and so chose nice bright colours for my card.

The first thing I did when planning my card was look at which bright colours were in the Watercolour Pencils set and chose Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point.  I knew I wanted to use the fun SAB stamp set Hello Cupcake on this card as I love how the stamps layer together so easily to make the perfect yummy cupcake.

Even though the SAB foil sheets are Lovely Lipstick, and not Melon Mambo, I just had to cut "Happy Birthday" from them using my new Well Said Framelits. They add just a touch of glitz to the card.

I am so glad I was inspired to make this card as it reminded me how much I love using Watercolour Pencils, I think they have taken a bit of a back seat to the Stampin' Blends in recent times, but this project reminded me of how versatile they are, from adding extra shading to the cupcake to adding a touch more colour to the "cake" in the main sentiment (below).

One of the things I liked from the inspiration cards was the use of a pencil coloured background, so I just used large light strokes of the pencil to add a layer of Daffodil Delight to the panel before stamping the sentiment over the top. It adds just a hint of colour and texture to the panel and was super easy to achieve.

The base of the card ended up looking a bit too bland but with everything else going on I didn't want to add too much detail, so simply repeated the main sentiment on it using VersaMark before sponging the edges to help it stand out from the base just a little.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples How Sweet It Is section of the catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.


Time to hop on over and see what Judy has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

CTC #213 - Floral Romance

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the Floral Romance section of the Occasions Catalogue, pages 10 - 13.

I was inspired by two images from this section, the card on the left from page 10 for the layout, and the bright butterfly card on the right from page 13 for the colour scheme.  

I started with a base of Granny Apple Green and used my Blends to colour vellum in the same colour before cutting them out with framelits. The little flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo and coloured with Lovely Lipstick Blends.  I was planning on using more of the pinks in my project, but decided I liked it with just a hint of pink.

I love wax seal element from the original card and decided to try and create one of my own with Copper Embossing Powder and the little butterfly stamp.  It didn't turn out quite like I was hoping so I cut the butterfly out with my punch and used it as a cute little embellishment instead. I love how this turned out, what do you think?
I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples in the Floral Romance section of the catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.


Time to hop on over and see what Simone has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, January 13, 2019

CTC #211 - All My Love

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the All My Love pages of the Occasions Catalogue, pages 4 - 9.  This section has such pretty samples, and not all in pink!  I chose the little pink card from page 4, featured in top left our image for this challenge.

I decided to do a full sized card, and while I started off with the pretty pink DSP from the pack, I ended up going with this lovely Crumb Cake based sheet, as I liked the richer colours that it allowed me to play with.  This is the first time I have played with this pretty flower corner framelit and I love it! It did take some fiddling with to get my pane the right size, but once I got that sorted out it was fine. The little flower and leaves are cut from another of the sheets of the DSP.  The sentiment, from Forever Lovely, is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with White Embossing Powder so it popped. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples from the All My Love  section of the catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.


Time to hop on over and see what Shannon has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, January 6, 2019

CTC #210 - Love is in The Air

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from all of the pages in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue!

I was inspired by this image from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, I love the little pillow boxes and the pinks look so pretty against a Crumb Cake background.

I decided to make mine into a card instead of a pillow box, and used the cute little hearts Forever Lovely in White Craft Ink on the background to replicate the polka dots on the boxes. The other images and sentiment are also from the same stamp set and I love the fonts used in this set, like we are seeing in many of our sets this one also has mixed font sentiments which look so beautiful.
  
I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples in the All Is Bright section of the catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.
  
Time to hop on over and check out the lovely card that Kathryn has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Happy Stamping
Monique