CTC#39 Project Life

Welcome to this weeks blog hop. I hope you are enjoying your trip around the crew of designers are CTC. You have probably come from the fabulous Helen's post, she always makes something inspirational.

This week's challenge is to create something taking inspiration from the Project Life section of the catalogue. The idea is to take inspiration from anything- a colour combination, a layout, an element....

I haven't ventured into the world of project life scrapbooking (or any scrapbooking really!), so it was a challenge to find somewhere to start, but I do have a love for squares at the moment, and for geometry, so I was struck by the page layout  on the bottom right of the photo on page 54- the one with 3 squares down the middle.

It's perhaps easier to see it from the image of the Variety Pack on page 145.
I have used the layout on the bottom right -
I think this would work well with "inchies" but I have made a very large card -6x6 for a friend who requested a special birthday card for a lady who likes patchwork and music.

I have used pieces of the beautiful English Garden Designer Series Paper to fill in the blanks. It's a gorgeous collection of soft patterns and cute fresh images. The narrow gold ribbon is also a new toy so I had to includes some of that which matches the gold Mini Metallic Clothes Pin, The Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon adds a soft bow, and the "Happy" from the Hello You Thinlits looks great cut from gold foil card. A few Night of Navy flowers using the Petite Petals Punch and layered with the tiny flower from Pictogram Punches, join the antique brad and the cute little In Colour Blossom Accent in Tip Top Taupe, held together with a gold button to forma little birthday cluster.
To enhance the feel of the patchwork I usually run these compilations through the bigshot with an embossing folder to give it more a feeling of a quilt. The honeycomb folder was easy to align up where I had to run it through twice as it was too wide. (You can see more of my patchwork cards from earlier posts here and here)

My second card is not embossed but stitched (but don't look too closely or you'll see why I am not a seamstress of note!) It highlights a few more of the lovely patterns in the English Garden DSP and has the Mossy Meadow as the backdrop. I suspect the exact same layout would look quite different with Hello Honey, or Mint Macaron or Blushing Bride as alternative background colours.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can also find some inspiration in the current Catalogue.
 Don't forget you can join in the CASEing fun via the blogpage.

Next stop on the bloghop is.the amazing Jess Williams at The Paper Caper

Lets see what she has created for us this week, 

Thanks for looking, Liz

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  1. WOW Liz! Those cards are stunning. Can't pick which I'd rather receive, both so gorgeous. I'm finding it interesting how we all thought so differently about this assignment. PS, I hope its okay but I've 'borrowed' your image from the catalogue for my blog.

  2. Inspirational idea to use the pocket page as your starting point to make such a beautiful, personalised card, Liz. I am sure the recipient would have been thrilled! Love the cluster of elements. :)

  3. A great interpretation of Project Life. I think these are both so beautiful! :)

  4. I do love me a bit of gold and I really love the pops of it on your and and they layouts of both are fab!

  5. gorgeous way to showcase our fantastic papers!! I love the stitched one!


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