Sunday, July 22, 2018

CTC #188 - Inspired by Christmas

 
Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Challenge, where we look at the projects in one of the section of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue, and use it to inspire our own creation each week.

This week we are taking inspiration from the Holiday section of the Annual Catalogue, pages 94 to 103. 

There are some great projects and products in this section of the catalogue, and I took my inspiration from this cute little box on page 103.

Now while I may love this section of the catalogue, I may not be quite ready to make a Christmas project, so I changed mine up and used my "go to" stamp set of the moment Beautiful Promenade.  What do you think?  I kept to the same basic layout as the original, just made mine into a card rather than a gift box. Adding some Copper Foil leaves and Metallic Thread to the flower really finishes the card off.  I wasn't sure whether to add a sentiment or not, but decided to add a fairly generic one from Itty Bitty Greetings cut with the small Stitched Framelit labels. These two products pair so nicely together.  

Do you recognise the doily?  It is cut from the large doily in the Beautiful Layers Thinlits, but the original doily was just a bit big for my project so I trimmed it down to better frame the flower image. I added the resulting hexagon to Very Vanilla and trimmed again, I love how this lets the patter of the doily stand out from the underlying band. 

This Thinlit is so versatile, you can trim it to a few different sizes just by following the straight lines of the pattern.  Here I have highlighted three alternatives, though you could do a fourth by cutting on the inside of the perforations at the centre. I used trimmed along the black line in the image above for my project. 

   
I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, whether you create a Christmas themed project or just use the catalogue images to inspire one with a different theme, just add a picture to the CTC Facebook Page

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CI #37 - Brights

Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Challenge, where we usually match Stampin' Up! colours from a photographic image and use them in our creations each challenge. However as Stampin' Up! have just done a colour re-vamp we are using every second challenge to look at one of the new colour families.

For this challenge we are looking at the new collection of Brights, don't worry, you only have to choose three of them to use in the challenge!  You can add one of the new Basics: Black, White or Vanilla to your combo.

I knew I wanted to use two of the new colours in this collection, Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape, and used them as my starting point. I initially thought I would add Granny Apple Green to the mix but changed that out for Coastal Cabana once I was putting the card together. 

Interestingly I found the colours a bit bright for the softer feel of the card so added a layer of vellum over the sponged wings of the butterfly. But the butterfly was then a bit too soft and lost on the die cut flowers, so to give it some definition I added two more layers of Whisper White and hand cut a solid butterfly from Basic Black.  

I hope you are inspired to join us in this challenge and explore the wonderful new Brights colour collection. Just add a picture of your project to the CI Facebook Page

Time to hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Kelly has created with these colours.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, July 8, 2018

CTC #186 - Polka Dot Birthday

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take inspiration from the projects in one of the Stampin' Up! catalogues to create our own projects each week.

This week we are taking inspiration from the Birthday section of the catalogue, pages 66 - 79.

My inspiration comes from this project featured on page 73 of the Annual Catalogue, I think it caught my eye as it is so fun and just simply made me feel happy to look at it.

While I do have the cute little pillow boxes, I decided to use the catalogue project as inspiration to make a card instead.  I have used some of the polka-dot paper from the Share What You Love DSP and used coordinating colours for the flowers, leaves and circle in the background.  It is a bit hard to see on this image, but I used three layers of the Happy Birthday and have raised it  up on Mini Dimensionals to give added depth.


I hope you are inspired to join us this week, just upload a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook Page

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, July 1, 2018

CTC #185 - Best Route

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take inspiration for our projects from one of the sections of the current Stampin' Up! catalogue.

This week we are looking at the "Best Route" section on pages 52 - 65 of the Annual Catalogue.

Having recently been playing with my Beautiful Promenade stamp set, this card from page 55 caught my eye. I am a little intrigued as to how they achieved the lattice look on the edge, but decided to get creative with my own version.

I was going to use Brusho to colour the background, but in a recent tidy up and re-arrange of my craft space I seem to have temporarily misplaced it lol.  Not to worry, I decided to take the sketch in another direction, using solid cardstock for the flowers stamped in Versamark and Silver embossed. I like how they stand out and the sketch looks so different done this way.  For the lattice down the side of my panel I used the Framelit from Petals & More set, by only running it through part way along the die, then moving it along and cutting from the other end I was able to get a longer piece of cut out.

A couple of extra silver embellishments with a leaf from Beautiful Layers Thinlits, and one of the vintage flowers from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, finish off this card.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, simply upload  a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook Page.

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



Happy Stamping
Monique