Sunday, 12 August 2018

CTC#191 Nature's Poem

Welcome back to another week at CASEing the Catty. It has been a while since I participated so I'm very happy to be joining in again. We are using pages 142-153 for inspiration and there is so much in these fabulous pages that I had to be part of this week's hop.

I have not had a great deal of time for crafting lately but I did a massive amount of work before the Rocky River Festival which was held back in the middle of July here in Rockhampton. I had a stall for the 3 days and was able to demonstrate the Stamparatus, interest a few people in classes, sell some handmade cards and encourage people to POST something Pretty!, and promote the new colour families.
I had a colour chart made up in previous years but it was time for a major update with the COLOUR REVAMP! With limited time I cut down the family names from the old posters and reused them.

I think the darker colours look so effective.
I did already have my 2018-2020 In colour Sampler already made from my catalogue launch. You can see more details about that here
I had a great spot in front of Customs House.

You can see the colour board and the current In Colour sampler hanging on the right hand wall above the stamping table. This was the biggest set up I've done for a market because it was for 3 days. It was a lot of work but very rewarding.
ON page 152 you can see 2 examples of cards where the designer has stamped a background - one with Bokeh Dots and one with Touches of Texture and placed the sentiment as the feature over the top. This is a whole new way to look at your stampsets instead of having the stamp as the feature.
The card at the top of this post is CASEd from the "you make me Proud" version here.

This is just the technique I had used for my colour chart. I just love both images in the Bokeh Dots stampset.
I used the gorgeous starry night image as a background and stamped each colour, punched out a stamped 2" circle and a 21/2" plain/ textured embossed cardstock circle. Then I used the leaf stamp and matching punch from Painted Harvest. Each leaf was stamped tone on tone and layered over the bokeh dots background stamp. It looks quite effective with the families all together and I love the bright fresh look. I was able to showcase: the cardstock, the ink on white, the ink on the same colour(tone on tone) and the versatility of matching stamps and punches.

You can see there are few inkpads I still need to acquire but all in good time. I just substituted and embossed  circle for those pieces.
And these are the old charts which I used for ages. 
I may still repurpose the label elements as they have done on page 152.

Don't forget we love to see what inspires you from the same catalogue pages and we'd love you to share your creations with us in our Facebook page.

Next this week is Rachel- who is the beginning of the circle this week.

Before me this week is Judy

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

cheers, Liz
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  1. Great displays! What a lot of work, but so effective.

  2. Your stand looks amazing!! I hope it went well. Your card is gorgeous as always. Love the colour charts too.

  3. Liz this is amazing. Love your display set up and the 3 layered colour samples are gorgeous! What an amazing achievement.

  4. I love your card and your colour chart is just amazing. Seeing the building behind your stall also brings back lovely memories from when I lived in Rocky. No river festival in those days though!

  5. Lovely card Liz and your colour chart displays look amazing.

  6. Great card Liz and I love all your displays - they look fabulous x

  7. The Bokeh stamped background on your card and colour chart look fabulous, Liz. A great way to get more mileage from your stamps.

  8. Your market stall looks amazing Liz! Way to go you! How creative are your colour boards?! I love them. Your CASE is stunning. I love it in the earthy tones, better than the original!

  9. Gosh - haven't you been busy Liz. What a great booth! Awesome display and love the card you've created too

  10. This is another great sketch that can be used in so many different ways. Love the detail you put into cards, the textured embossing and die cut leaves all raise them to the next level.


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