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

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  1. Love the bright colours!! Looks great!!

  2. The Watercolour pencils really add to the stamped image. Great job!

  3. What a fun, bright card, Monique. I need to dust off my watercolour pencils too.

  4. Lovely and Bright Monique- and yes it's nice to resurrect a colouring tool that's been dormant for a while - we are lucky to have so many amazing tools at our disposal.

  5. Great card Monique so lovely and bright x

  6. Great card Monique, your colouring is wonderful. I love the light stokes of pencil as your background to the sentiment panel, looks good.

  7. Love the colours of this bright, fun card! I've also been neglecting my watercolour pencils but this inspires me to pull them out, especially to be able to do a lovely subtle background like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. What a brilliant idea to use the pencils in the background! This is such a bright and fun card. So happy.

  9. I know what you mean about neglecting the pencils! You've done a great job colouring with yours, and thanks for the tip on the background!


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