Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CI #4 - Dragonfly Dreaming

Welcome to week 4 of Colour INKspiration, isn't the inspiration image this week just gorgeous? The Stampin' Up! colours are:

  • Delightful Dijon
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Whisper White
  • Crushed Curry 
I have been playing a bit recently with my Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and thought it would be great for this challenge.  I discovered that there is a cute little dragonfly in the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that is just a bit smaller and worked perfectly stamped onto the DSP background in Elegant Eggplant that I stamped off on scrap paper to take the darkness from the colour.  I had a good deal of fun layering the dotted image from Dragonfly Dreams in all three of the main colours onto the bottom and sides of the DSP background.

I used a lace doily sponged with Elegant Eggplant and layered the gold doily on top, adding some black metallic thread behind it.  The card reminds me of a dragonfly hovering on a lillypad with the reflections of other dragonflies flying overhead.

I decorated the inside of the card with a full strength little dragonfly and some of the speckley dots.

Time to hop on over to see what Simone has been inspired to create this week using this fabulous colour combo.

If you would like to join us in the challenge or just to get inspired by the many wonderful entries each week head on over to the Facebook Page.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, February 19, 2017

CTC #116 - Succulent Garden

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty, this week we are taking inspiration from the Succulent Garden section of the Occasions Catalogue, pages 20 - 31. I know I often say that there is a lot of inspiration in the catalogue pages, but this week there really is lots of product samples to take inspiration from.

I was going to CASE one of the images from the Oh So Succulent Bundle, but then I got flicking through the pages and saw that the That's The Tag Bundle falls in these pages too. Having just received this bundle in the mail I couldn't resist using it for my CASE this week. 

I had fun making the main three tags from the inspiration pages, but couldn't resist using one of the chickens from the Hey, Chic stamp set that I had sitting pre-coloured and cut on my desk.

The first tag I copied almost directly from the catalogue image, but swapped out the wooden heart with a little white bow, I also added matching Sweet Sugarplum ribbon.

Next up was the happy birthday tag, as you can see I kept the stamps and framelits the same but substituted Mellon Mambo and Blushing Bride for the white and blue of the original. I also used soem of the gold Metallic Ribbon from the SAB combo pack that you can earn free with any $90 order, it is just divine.

My final CASE from the catalogue is the cute little tag above which I used Mint Macaroon, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo as my colours. I also added a third little flower to balance the tag. I love how these flowers have a matching framelit so no fussy cutting need.

Finally my Hey, Chic tag, I think the little exploding stars add to the crazy feel of this chicken. What do you think? 

I hope the team has inspired you to join in the challenge this week, if so just add a picture of your project to the Facebook group using the link above. You don't need to use the same stamps etc from the catalogue, it is fine to take inspiration from the layout or colours, and use whatever Stampin' Up! products you have on hand.

Time to hop on over and see what Kathryn has been inspired to create.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, February 12, 2017

CTC #115 - Sale-A-Bration Buzzing Bee

Welcome to another CASE-ing the Sunday Catty Blog Hop, this week we are taking inspiration from pages 8-11 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. 

I took my inspiration from the top right card in the image above from page 10 of the catalogue. I think it was the cute little bumble bee and my desire to ink up my Dragonfly Dreams stamp set again.

I didn't have any of the Inside the Lines DSP used in the original card, so made something similar using Flower Shop and Birthday Blossoms sets.  I coloured them using the beautiful Watercolour Pencils, I just love how I can get different shades of colour depending on how I use them. For this card I used my Blender Pen to blend the colours.

I hope I have inspired you to join in the challenge this week, just upload a photo of your creation to the CTC Facebook Page.
Time to hop on over and see what Rebecca has created this week.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CTC #113 - Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, this week we are taking our inspiration from pages 4 - 7 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

I was drawn to the card in the above image from page 5 of the catalogue, not only in the layout but also in the DSP stack and natural feel to the card.

I haven't had a good play yet with my new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, and this was the perfect opportunity.  I was a bit worried with the wings overhanging the edge of the card, and was going to trim them off, but once finished I decided to leave them as they are. The sentiment is from Oh So Succulent which was out on my table and was just the right size for this card. I hadn't realised that the set had a Mother's Day sentiment so that was a nice find!

I had such fun using the Watercolor Pencils on the dragonfly wings, I was trying to capture the range of colours you see as they flash in the sun. To add some extra luminescence I finished off the wings with a touch of Clear Wink of Stella, but haven't tried to capture it in the photo because it never does it justice. 

I hope I have helped to inspire you to join in this week, just follow the link above to add a picture of your project to the album.

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

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Colour Inkspiration #2 - Masculine Window Box

Welcome to another Colour Inkspiration Blog Hop Challenge, we have a great colour combo for you based on this beautiful image:

  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Soft Sky
  • Mint Macaron
  • Whisper White
  • Garden Green 

While I absolutely love succulents, and was tempted to be inspired by them  in my creation, but I had been playing around with my new Window Box framelits and decided to use the colour combo to make the cute hexagon box in a masculine style. I used one of the box toppers and inlaid strips of Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky into the slits to tie the colour scheme together.

I was on a roll so decided to make a matching card, if you look closely you can see how I inked up the diagonal stripe stamp alternating colours to match the top of the box.  I am really happy with how this turned out and it has opened up  a world of possibility with this cute little box die.

Time to head over to Kelly's blog and see how she has used the combo.

If you would like to join in this week, head on over to the challenge Facebook page and upload your creation to the album for this challenge.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 22, 2017

CTC #112 - Cupcakes & Carousels

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty, this week we are taking our inspiration from the Cupcakes & Carousels section of the Occasions Catalogue, p 8-13.

I took my inspiration from this card that you can see on page 10, I liked the colours and layout of it, and wanted to use both in my creation.

As you can seek the sketch shifted a bit over the course of my creating, but I did stay true to the colours used, I do like how they go together. This is my first inking up of my new Oh So Succulent stamp set, and I had fun playing around with which colours looked best.  I love these little succulents, as well as the framelits that they bundle with, I can't wait to show you the 3D one I made.  The sentiment is stamped with one of the great sentiments in Layering Love and cut using the Layering Ovals framelits.

I like adding some coordination to the inside of the card, and for this one I simply stamped one of the succulents in the corner. 

We have moved the challenge to Facebook, so if you would like to join in just follow the link above. If you are not yet a member, join the group to be added.  Each week we will be having  "most popular" card and a "crew choice" awards to give out.  Don't forget to add your picture to the album for this week to be in the running for one of the awards.

Next on the hop is Elizabeth, pop on over to see which project she was inspired by.

Happy Stamping