CTC192 – Tranqil Textures


It’s been an exciting week for Demonstrators this week.  We have finally been able to register for Onstage in Orlando!!  And luckily, all 7 of us who are staying together, were able to register so Orlando Onstage Live, here we come!!!!  74 days until Bronwyn, Sandra and I depart.  I “may” have an app to count down.  Bring it on!!

So back on track with this week’s challenge, which is the Tranquil Textures section, pages 154-163 of the 2018 Annual Catalogue.


As I was flipping through all the lovely cards in this section, I decided to case the card on page 161.


I decided to cover a retired note pad I found in my cupboard.  I used a piece of watercolour paper and trimmed it to fit the note pad.  I then water coloured the background in Balmy Blue and let it dry.  I then embossed the sentiment in copper on a piece of vellum and I tore around the edges.

I then kept the same layout and added the branch and flowers the same.  I used a piece of copper trim down the side and added a bow which I then pulled apart (one of the things I love about the trim!!)


Here’s a close up of the bottom. Don’t you love that copper embossing!


Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.  I hope Marvi is making an appearance this week!


Make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook group.


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Isn’t the year just flying past?  Can you believe we are in June already and have a new catalogue to play with?  There are so many lovely new stamps and goodies in this catalogue.

We have a great challenge this week at Colour Inkspiration, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist.  Can I just mention that I’m really excited to be following Tanya this week!  I’ve admired her work for many years and love the fabulous tutorials that she creates.

As always, my first thought is “what can I do with this?”  Seeing as I had my new toys to play with, I went with the Climbing Orchid stamp set and the matching Orchid Builder Framelits.  Oh, these are so fun to play with.  Once I worked out how to create an orchid (harder than you think!!), I was on my way!!

I cut out two branches from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and trimmed one to make a larger branch.  I did attempt to spritz the base layer of Soft Suede but I didn’t want to overdo it and as you can see, it’s very lightly distressed!!  Ah well, some things work and some don’t!!

As you can tell, I started a new Stella and it came out very sparkly.  You can never have too much sparkle!!

I also used one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons which I felt was appropriate.  I love this stamp set as it is so versatile.

Next up is the fabulous Nikki Spencer.

We would love you to join in with this challenge and add your entry to our Facebook group, which you can join here.

Happy Stamping





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