Sunday, November 3, 2019

CTC #253 - CASE Come To Gather Suite

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where use 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 projects in the Come to Gather Suite, page 46 to 51.

I was inspired by this image from page 46, while the colours aren't my favourites, I did like the layers and texture it shows.

I know immediately that I wanted to use the papers and images from the Magnolia Lane Suite. I love the big magnolia, but because it is soooo big, I trimmed off the leaves and stem and just used the flowers from the Memories and More kit to decorate the background.  I really love the cursive script used in this sentiment, and prefer using a large sentiment on the front of a card, so this is perfect. 

I coloured the magnolia with my Water Colour Pencils, layering up colour until I was happy, but then realised that I had overdone it a bit, and wished that I had a colour lifter like we do with our blends. It took me a little while to realise that we do have a colour lifter for our pencils ... a simple eraser!  I just used it on the petals of the flower to lift the depth of colour off and it also took away some of the obvious colouring lines that were showing up.  So happy with how it turned out.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples in the Come to Gather Suite 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, I always love seeing how Judy decorates the inside of her cards.

Happy Stamping


  1. The magnolia version suits my taste a lot more too Monique, good CASE.

  2. Your card is so calming using the magnolias and the colours you chose. A beautiful take on the original.

  3. Great CASE Monique, I love your magnolia flower. After using your "colour lifter" your flower looks perfect.

  4. Hehehehe love the tip about the eraser! So true and perfect!! Love your colouring and layering. Stunning card.

  5. This layout works so well with the Magnolia Lane elements - great CASE! I'll always think of an eraser as a "pencil colour lifter" now, lol.

  6. Beautiful card, Monique. I love the Magnolia without all the foliage, too. This is a great layout.

  7. LOL, I would have missed the obvious eraser solution too! Your card is so pretty, I agree that the script text is very beautiful.


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