It’s got a bit chilly in Queensland this week! It’s nice to be snuggly at night, not quite so fun getting up at 4:45am for work!
We are casing the Birthday section of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, pages 60-67.
I’m a sucker for a wreath so when I saw the card on page 63 with the butterfly wreath, I knew that was the card for me!
I wanted to have another play with the Pretty Perennials stamp set which is retiring from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I started off using the 2021-2022 In Colour DSP as the background, in Fresh Freesia. I love these papers to add a bit of detail but they aren’t too overwhelming.
I then cut out 2 Stitched Rectangles to create the frame and attached using the foam adhesive strips. I then stamped in Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink, the smallest flower from the Pretty Perennials stamp set and cut out using the Perennial Petals dies. I added dimensionals and made a funny shaped circle!! I coloured some rhinestones using the dark Polished Pink blends to add to the centre of the flowers. The long banner is from the Bloom Dies and the sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set.
Next up is the lovely Tina.
We would love to see your creations casing the Birthday section, so please share over on at our Facebook group.
I had a surprise visitor this week. The wonderful Bronwyn Eastley and her husband Brett are travelling through Queensland and are on the way back down to Tasmania. We had a lovely stamping session then headed to Mt Tamborine for lunch.
Our challenge this week is from a beautiful image which was found here.
So our colours are Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen. You may also add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Black and metallics to your project. We also allow ‘Ivory’ and ‘Bronze’ in the Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU substitute (ie: Pumpkin Pie instead of Calypso Coral … you get the drift).
The Artistically Inked stamp set has a really interesting “blotch” so I thought I would have a go with making my own background. And I have to say I was so impressed with how it turned out!! I stamped the little dots in Evening Evergreen.
The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and the die is from Tasteful Labels.
INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.
Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
Hope you have had a great week! It’s starting to get quite chilly at night but the days are lovely.
We are casing layouts from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue and giving them a male twist.
In case you don’t know, the mini catalogue is retiring at the end of June and there are some amazing specials to be had. Check out my online store to see what’s on sale.
I decided to case the heart card on page 10.
I’ve just purchased the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks as I’ve been influenced by our felllow CTC members! So of course, I had to play with them this week. I used a blending brush and Misty Moonlight ink to create a dotty background. I added a couple of strips of the Gold Metallic Specialty DSP down the sides to add a bit of bling. I cut out a shape from the Tasteful Labels dies and added some retired gold twine behind in. The Happy Birthday is from the Art Gallery stamp set and the Dad is from the stamp set from the new For the Guys card kit. This is such a great set, it includes Grandpa, Uncle, Son, Brother and Grandson.
Next up is the lovely Julia. I can’t wait to see what she has created.
We would love to see your creation so please share on over at our Facebook group.
We are casing the All Occasions section of the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalogue this week. I’ve had to work all weekend, so I’m early getting my post done this week. I hope the next few days are great!!
There are so many great projects in these pages, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one.
I decided to go with casing the cards on page 13. I love the idea of creating a mirror image of the flowers.
I went with the Prized Peony stamp set and stamped it in Sahara Sand and coloured using Old Olive and Fresh Fressia blends. I then die cut it using the Peony dies.
The base of my card is Fresh Fressia. I also cut a smaller piece that I embossed using one of the Meadow Moments embossing folders. I just got the mini die cutting machine and it’s sooooo cute!! You need one of these in your life!!
I then cut an Old Olive rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies and a basic white rectangle from the rectangle dies. The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.
Next up is my talented friend, Tina.
We would love to see your creations, so please share over on at our Facebook group.