Friday, 17 March 2017

Casing the CAtty with a Trio os Watercolour Butterflies -SUO#170

I'm preparing for a card buffet this weekend as well as a technique class - it's going to be a full day of stamping and I'm quite excited!

One of the best things about the catalogue is that it contains so many brilliant samples to inspire us, so this is a direct CASE from the annual catalogue on page 72.

I have 20 kits of 2 cards each of this design prepared and ready to go for Sunday. (I have a choice of 10 kits, participants choose 4)
I have done the watercolour "Smoosh" technique for the card front, and used the retired Naturals White for the card base. I love the softness of the colours - Pool Party has to be one of the best colours SU has ever invented!

The sentiment is from Designer Tee - one of the cute Sale A Bration sets which won't be around for much longer!

The challenge at Stampin Up Only this week is Things That Fly so I think this will fit nicely.

Thanks for looking, and remember,

"don't just post online, post something pretty",


Sunday, 12 March 2017

CTC#119 towards the end of Sale a Bration for 2017

Welcome back to another week using the Catalogue as inspiration for our projects. This week we are using the last pages of the Sale A Bration Catalogue. It will be so sad to see the end of March and these great products. You still have a few weeks to get your free product with purchase.

I have used the layout of the card in the middle of our title photo this week, on page 16 of the SAB Brochure. It's a quick card to put together and would work for any pattern DSP to serve a sa  grounding colour for your main stamped panel. I was playing with the Lift Me Up Bundle and had a lovely time making a soft, feminine version after all the bold strong colours I have been using for the balloons in other cards.

I heat embossed one of the balloons with the fabulous copper and simply sponged over the top. The second ballon is simply stamped rather than embossed.

Quite by accident the colours are the same as the palette for this weeks Colour INKspiration challenge. Be sure to pop over and check out the fabulous entries on the Facebook Page. Maybe you could make something in these colours using the catalogue as your inspiration point- then you could join us on both the CI and the CASEing the Catty Facebook pages.

Next on the hop this week is Mel

and before me on the hop this week is Monique's blog

You will find the full crew here if you get lost, 

and you can join our Facebook Page buy clicking on this image.

and remember

"don't just post online, post something pretty",


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

CI05 A Pastel Palette for a Globe

Welcome back for another week at Colour INKspiration with this gorgeous Pastel Palette.

I do love Soft Sky and Sahara Sand but I'm going to have to be honest ..... I've never really loved Blushing Bride (I'm in a minority here!) - so it was easy for me to start with the blue and brown and add the pink as an accent.

I watercoloured the background then heat embossed the leaf wreath from "Places You'll Go" in copper and coloured the leaves with the Soft Sky Marker. I stitched a short piece of Soft Sky Seam Binding in place and layered up a little love note from the Lift Me Up set, some copper metallic thread and some blushing Bride Glimmer Paper which I cut using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. The little enamel dots are from the retired subtles set but I added a little sparkle with some wink of stella on each of them. I love the depth of colour you can get using the ink neat rather than from the foam pad.


I was quite happy with the overall effect but had a few sample bits lying on the desk so I figured i may as well create them into something too. so here's version 2 - though a few of these products are now retired I still love them.

If you follow me you'll know I love an Easel card  ( and so do my customers) - they are a great feature at the Handmade Expo Markets which I do regularly here in Rockhampton.

I hope you have been inspired by something you have seen on this hop and that you find some time to be creative and join in the colour challenge fun on our Facebook page in the next 2 weeks. 
We love seeing all the amazing and different ideas that you all have using the same colour palette.

Next on the hop is Nikki- which might bring you back to the beginning of the loop.

and don't forget,

"don't just post online, post something pretty",