Sunday, August 27, 2017

CTC #143 - Eclectic Expression

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty, a challenge hop where we take inspiration from a section in one of the Stampin' Up! catalogues. The isnpiration can come from a card layout, colour scheme, technique or something else that catches your eye.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the Artistic Expression section of the Annual catalogue, pages 132 - 181. This is another big section of the catalogue full of amazing projects made by the creative team at Stampin' Up!

I took my inspiration from the card above which can be found on page 137 of the catalogue. 

I kept fairly close to the original sketch and used the wonderful Colour Theory DSP Stack, using one of the ombre Old Olive sheets. I used some of the cut outs from the lighter area of the card and added them to the bottom of the front panel, I think this gives nice contrast and makes that element more proment than on the original card.

I held with the Oh So Eclectic Bundle for the images and sentiment. I love the look of the sentiment with each word cut out.  I plan to send this to a special friend who I have not seen in some time.

Thanks for hopping around to see what the design team have created. If you would like to join in just add a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook Page.

Time to hop on over and see what Megan has been inspired to create this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. I agree with you, the extra pieces really do add some great dimension to the card, and there's less waste - win win!! Great card, and a beautiful CASE.

  2. Gorgeous card, Monique. This is such a lovely sample and one I want to CASE at some point too.

  3. Beautiful card Monique, I love your use of the Ombre DSP and how you've added some of the lighter cut outs to the bottom of your card.

  4. Fantastic CASE Monique, gorgeous colour selection!

  5. Absolutely lovely. The ombre paper is perfect, the light colour diamonds are perfect and I love that it's only 2 colours. The small amount of razzleberry is perfect.... and I'll bet it looks even better in real life than the photo. Your friend will love it

  6. This is beautiful Monique. I love all the elements. This set is still on my wish list and now I can't wait to get it! Just gorgeous!


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