Sunday, 17 September 2017

CASEing the Catty 146 - Season of Glitz

Well hello Sunday, is it just me or do these weeks just seem to fly by?! You have either started with me or hopped on over from Rose's blog and this week you will be hopping along with us as we CASE the Season of Glitz section of the holiday catalogue, pages 20 - 27.

I received my Painted Harvest stamp set this week so I was itching to use it.! I love it! It is a two step stamp set and this gives the images so much depth. For the flowers bottom layers I used Flirty Flamingo and for the top layer I used Melon Mambo.  The middles were Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and the leaves were Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive

This is the card I CASEd.....

And here it is in portrait......

As always a little bit of love on the inside and envelope goes a long way!

We would love it if you played along! Just have a flick through the Holiday Catalogue pages 20 - 27, and whatever catches your eye - CASE. It might be the layout, like I did or maybe the colour palette or even just the stamp set itself, the main thing is, you are getting out those supplies and using them! Just click the banner below to go to our Facebook page for more info.

Thank you for stopping by today, it is now time for you to hop on over to Julia's blog, she has an elegant creation waiting for you, just click the banner below!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Guest Designer - Joy of Sets - Letter "T"

Just a quick post to share a card I whipped up for the Joy of Sets blog challenge. I'm Guest Designer for them this week and am very honoured.

Joy of Sets picks a letter each week and the challenge is to use a stamp set beginning with that letter. It can be a current or retired stamp set, so great for getting out some stamp sets that may have not had any love lately!

The stamp set I chose was Tabs for Everything, it is a current set in the annual catalogue and co ordinates with a really cute tab punch that goes really well with the Stampin' Up! Planner.

As you can see, I have not used the punch for this project but rather used the little icon stamps to create a graphic background with the Colour Theory Designers Paper. I simply masked of the separate areas and stamped away with Basic Black Archival Ink. It makes for a really simple but bold card, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cheers Megan xx

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Monday, 11 September 2017

WWYS #133 - Magical Mermaid

Hello! It's me again! I've been busy this week, lots of cards to be made!!

It's my pleasure to be the Guest Designer for the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog this week, each week they pick a stamp set to feature and for this week it is the beautiful Magical Mermaid stamp set.

I had so much fun making this card! There is two layers of watercolour background, I just kept adding layers, drying it and then adding another layer until I was happy with the result. Sometimes you just have to have faith in the process and be patient, at stages I was thinking, Yuk! Don't like that, but if you keep going and build the layers up, viola!

Some inside love!

To see what all the Design Crew have created for you click the graphic below, if you don't already own this stamp set, my prediction is it will be on your next shopping list.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers Megan xx

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

CASEing the Catty #145 - Merry Little Christmas!

Hi everyone and welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. If you haven't started with me you have hopped on over from the lovely Sandra, how cool was her card? I loved that textured piece surrounding her main image! We are a group of demonstrators that love to take inspiration from Stampin' Up's! amazing catalogues and once a week choose a section to CASE (Copy & Selectively Edit). Every catalogue has a huge amount of projects to use as a jumping off point for your own design. You might like the layout of a card or maybe the colours, technique etc. This week we are CASEing from the Merry Little Christmas section pages 10 - 19 of the just released 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

For my card this week I was inspired by the card that is first hanging on the string that the lady is holding. I loved the silver accents particularly those peeking through the night sky.  This picture is a bit easier to see the design.

The catalogue sample I'm pretty sure is a shaker card but for mine the focus for our card class this month was going to be on a technique called Polished Stone so instead of glitter behind, I layered glimmer paper behind.

That is about as far as I CASEd and that is the beauty of it, sometimes it is only a small thing that can get the creative ball going. I've chosen a Dapper Denim, Wisteria Wonder and Silver colour palette, this came about from wanting a night sky look and not having a whole range of re inkers yet and I am really pleased with the result. The Polished Stone technique is super easy but in our class had a wow factor. The ladies really loved their results and were so surprised how easy it was to do.

You simple take a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol and drop a few drops of re inker on it (the drops were spaced apart on the cotton ball). For ours we had more Wisteria Wonder than Dapper Denim ink (the darker colours tend to overpower the lighter ones so only use 1 or 2 drops of dark and 3 to 4 of light).  You then simple dab the cotton ball all over glossy paper until the effect is to your liking. If I wasn't making a night sky some white space would have looked really cool also. If there is excess ink on top of your paper just simply take a clean cotton ball and dab it up. It dries quite quickly too, this is the beauty of using alcohol ink.

Well that's it from me, for a list of items I've used for my project see below and now it is time for you to hop on over to Alisa's blog and see what delights she has for you this week.

How about joining in on the challenge?? Click below for more details.

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