Sunday, 1 July 2018

CTC #185 Best Route inspiration pages

Welcome back for another week at CASEing the Catty as we work our way through the different sections of the catalogue. This week we look at pages 52-65, and my inspriation picture came from page 59 and the silhouette on the multicoloured background of watercolour wiht the Enjoy Life set.

At least - that was where I started!

I have always loved silhouette images and this set appeals to me for both its images and sentiments.
I have been having a lot of success using the stamparatus and doing Multicoloured stamping.  So instead of watercolour I thought I'd try a multicoloured panel.
Yesterday's post has all the instructions for how to do this (you can find it here.)
I LOVE the Bokeh dots stamp images- this one is the starry background, isn't it gorgeous.

So from there I switched up the colours and the stampset but still used the multicoloured panel and the silhouette image, but this time the tall tree from Rooted in Nature. Here's a photo collage of the steps I used - i used both marker and sponge dauber to add this time.

I quite like the effect of the starry sky.

Thanks for looking today, if you have any questions about the technique just leave me a comment. I hope you try it - but be warned - you may get inky and have to be very careful not to smudge your piece  - I may have had a few discarded pieces along the way....

Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same pages as inspiration. Just post a photo to our Facebook page.

Next this week on the hop is Sandra 

Before me this week is Rachel

 I hope you have a creative week and remember,

"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"
cheers, Liz
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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Bokeh Dots with the "Stamparatus Multicolour stamping technique"

Hello and welcome back. Yesterday I posted about the bokeh dots montone colour card which I love, but today I have a few Multicoloured versions.

You need the Stamparatus for this technique, and it's oh so easy.
  • position your stamp on the stamparatus plate and ink up with a base colour,  for these cards I started with So Saffron
  • stamp the image, making sure your magnets are going to keep your card from moving as you will be stamping repeatedly in the same position.
  • no need to clean off the saffron ink
  • using a sponge dauber apply a second colour of ink to one end of the stamp, I used fresh fig for the first version of this
  • stamp and review your panel, you may want to add more colour to increase the depth so the colour transitions are graduated. 
  • you can continue adding as much colour as you like until you are happy with the depth
  • using a third colour (Old Olive) and the same technique apply ink with a clean sponge dauber to the opposite end.

I then stamped the Dandelions over the top with Blackberry Bliss and splattered them with some Gold Wink of Stella and layered them up in some Easel Cards. I kept the sentiments quite minimal.

Your colour combinations are endless, I also used
  • So Saffron, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay - which over the saffron turned a gorgeous rich green 
  • So Saffron, Fresh Fig, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove

I do hope you'll give this technique a try, it's so much fun.

I  hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Friday, 29 June 2018

Bokeh Dots and Dandelions

I have had such a lot of fun playing with the new Bokeh Dots Background Stamp.

It is not as large as the other background stamps in the catalogue and some demonstrators are disappointed by this but I quite like the size - It makes a good background for a focal point on a card and I was inspired by a dandelion Wishes card I saw on Facebook so I have CASE'd xxxx.

I used the Stamparatus and it was fabulous for this card.

I found I needed a few layers of ink to get a strong bokeh look and the Stamparatus is perfect for this technique. You can apply multiple layers of ink and because the image stamps in exactly the same spot every time you don't end up with a ruined image, you just get deeper and more intense layers of colour.

Some demonstrators advise that an inkpad which is too wet will not give a good result so you may want to experiment for yourself.

I liked the monotone stamping, but I then stepped it up with a background of DSP for the second version. This is Pool Party ink and the Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Tea Room Combo pack matches perfectly.
The sentiment is from a very old set- Petite Pairs, I thought it matched quite well.

I have also had a lot of fun using the same technique of layering up ink and have some muticoloured cards which I will share tomorrow.

 hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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