Sunday, July 14, 2019

CTC #237 - CASE a Layout Page 151

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilse the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.


This week we are taking our inspiration from the layouts of the projects on page 151 of the annual catalogue.

I was inspired by this image, I liked the simplicity of the card and wanted to do something a little different.
  
For my card I made my own background paper using the compass from Com Sail Away and white craft ink, dragging the ink across the cardstock to give a similar look to the original.  I just love the seaweed from the coordinating dies and cut some in both Sahara Sand and Night of Navy. The darker one wasn't showing up very well so having seen my friend Cathy's addition of dots on the seaweed, I was inspired to do the same. I love the texture that this gives, and it does help it to stand out from the background. 


I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples on page 151 to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see which card Julia CASE'd this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, June 30, 2019

CTC #235 - CASE a Layout

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from a single card layout, this card from page 159. I am so excited to see how we interpret and what we all do with the layout this week.

I decided to use the layout as a rough guide and not stick to it exactly, this allowed me to add a tag to the card, this one is made from Balmy Blue and after trimming the top with the new Delightful Tag Topper Punch I added some embossing with the Subtle embossing folder. This has given it such a soft look, just perfect for adding the fussy cut bird from Bird Ballad DSP. My tip for fussy cutting so it looks super neat is to make sure you are layering it over the same colour as the background of the DSP!  If I had used a white background all my wobbly edges would really stand out. I chose a piece of DSP that kept with some of the softness of the tag and background card, but also had some boldness to it. The Perennial Essence was perfect for this, it even has the touches of yellow in the softer parts of the pattern but also gave me the darker blue as a lovely contrast to the tag and base card. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the layout of the card on page 159 to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

CI #58 - Pretty Magnolia

Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge, where we match Stampin' Up! colours to the ones from an inspiration photo, and use them to create our projects.

Isn't this a pretty inspiration photo, in every sense of the word? I love the colour combo with Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Gold. 

I decided to go back in time and make a vintage inspired card using a technique I haven't used in a good long time, faux suede.  I took the Blushing Bride layer of card stock and distressed it until the fibres started to separate, I gently pulled the two sides of the card apart to reveal the soft, almost fluffy internal fibres. To distress it further I used Crumb Cake ink to sponge the edges and splatter the piece before adding the magnolia and sentiment. Did you notice that one of the leaves is missing from the flower image? I decided the original image was just a little big and by removing a single leaf it was the perfect size.

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 Jacque has created with the colours.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, June 23, 2019

CTC #234 - CASE a Colour Scheme

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the colours in the Pressed Petals DSP which can be found as part of the Pressed Petals Suite on pages 72 to 74. Can you believe there are nine colours in this DSP?

Here are all of those beautiful colours, don't worry you don't have to add them all, and you can choose to add them in any way you like using cardstock, inks, or colouring. You can use a lot of colour or add small amounts to a mostly vanilla background, the choice is completely up to you.

I was also inspired to use the stamps and dies from Beautiful Promenade and Beautiful Layers stamps and dies. These are on page 75 of the catalogue and I realised that I haven't used them in a while.  I wanted to step up the flower image just a little so did some fussy cutting of two of the flowers, trimming off the bottom petal and layering them over each other. I think this makes it look almost like a waterlily, what do you think?  I stamped the centres in Daffodil Delight, then coloured over them with the light Daffodil Delight Blends to add more depth.

I really wanted to add the gold doily under the flower, but it wasn't sitting right, so I decided to add another doily cut from Night of Navy, trimming the outer layer off and off-setting it over the base doily.  I hadn't realised that the cut out portions of the doily aren't identical on all sides until I did this, but I liked that it let through more of the gold layer underneath so turned it around until I got the best effect. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the colours from the Pressed Petals DSP 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


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

CTC #233 - CASE a Layout

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take our inspiration from the current Stampin' Up! catalogues when creating our projects for each challenge. 

With a new catalogue we are shaking things up just a little and not always using whole sections of the catalogue.  So for this week's challenge we are taking our inspiration from the layouts on just one page of the catalogue, page 36.  This is the feature page of one of the new suites, the Magnolia Lane suite.  Don't feel that you have to use items from this suite, just the layout of one of the projects on this page.

I was inspired by this little square card in the bottom left of the page, I think it was the layer of vellum that caught my eye. 

For my card I wanted to move away from the neutral colours of the Magnolia Lane suite, and went with the deeper colours of the Perennial Essence DSP which I used in my card. I also love the flowers on the Bird Ballad DSP and wanted to use them on my card, so fussy cut them out and coloured them with Rich Razzleberry Blends. I love the way they have turned out and it really makes them versatile for a number of projects. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the layout of the cards on page 36. 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