CI82 – It’s a late entry!

I missed the start of the latest Colour Inkspiration Challenge. Before I knew it, the deadline to join had passed!! But luckily, it’s a 3 week challenge so there is still another week for you to join in.

It’s another gorgeous combination – Just Jade, Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White.

Isn’t that photo amazing!! Wouldn’t you want to have a bath in that groovy bathroom!!

I wanted to use the Poinsettia Place Suite from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue which starts tomorrow!! I just love the Poinsettia dies and how they emboss the cardstock as well as cut out the shapes. I used the Old World Paper embossing folder on the Whisper White piece. I then cut out 2 each of the smaller flowers from the dies. As the photo had that interesting gold artwork on the wall, I decided to add some gold sprigs as well as Just Jade sprigs. I used my bone folder to curve the petals of the flowers to add a bit of dimension and then assembled them using glue dots.

The sentiment is stamped in Just Jade and is cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I’m usually a traditional Red/Green Christmas colours person, but I really like this very non-traditional combo!! What do you think?

I’d love to see your creation using this colour combo, so please share over on at our Facebook group, here.

Happy Stamping

Watercolour Wreath

As I was preparing for my last class, I found these gorgeous Water colour cards using the Wreath builder dies by Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures. Gail creates absolutely stunning cards and I just had to case a couple of these for my class. I did use the same colour combo that she did, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Magenta Madness. The ladies really enjoyed getting inky!

I had a few kits left over so I decided to play with the colours. I still had a piece of Magenta Madness cardstock as part of the card, so I kept that as part of the watercolouring. I also added Mango Meloday and Poppy Parade. I had 4 pieces of water colour paper to play with so I went crazy!!

Don’t they look “interesting”! I said to my class ladies that it doesn’t matter how strange it looks now, it’s going to look stunning cut out!.

Firstly, I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder on the white background piece. This is such a great folder to add a subtle element of texture.

I cut out 2 wreaths using the Wreath Builder dies from the watercolour paper for each card and a few flowers in Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in Mango Melody and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Don’t they look amazing!! I’m so happy with how they turned out.

My assistant, Shadow, helped me through the process. As you can see, he was very helpful!!

I hope you give watercolouring a try, it’s so much fun!! (warning: you might get a bit inky on your hands!!)

Happy Stamping

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CTC279 – Casing Sketch

I hope you having a great weekend. It’s a gorgeous day in Queensland today!!

We are casing a sketch this week from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. It’s on page 72.

Here’s our version of the sketch.

I had a look through my stamp sets for a large image to go on the left and decided on the large flower from the Good Morning Magnolia set. I used the Peony Garden DSP on the background. I stamped the image in Basic Gray for a softer touch and then coloured with Petal Pink and Old Olive blends.

It’s been at least a week since I used my favourite dies, the Stitched So Sweetly dies, so I used them for my sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia set.

Next up is the lovely Michelle. You are going to love her creation this week!!

We would love to see your creation using this sketch, so please share on our Facebook group.

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CTC278 – Casing your Favs

We’ve had a couple of days of showers and it’s been so nice to hear rain on the roof. I’m happy to report that our tanks are full!

We are casing our favourites from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. It’s hard to limit it to just one but don’t worry, I’m sure we will explore this again!!

I’m a little late to the Forever Greenery suite, well actually I did like it from the start but I wasn’t sure I needed it. I’ve seen so many lovely cards made with this suite but I wanted to do something other than a green card.

I was sharing the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper with one of my customer’s yesterday, which I hadn’t used yet so I decided to case the card on the right on page 108.

As you know, I like bling so I had to use the gold side of the paper. I went with Petal Pink for the base and then added one of the frames from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper. I then used a scrap of Soft Sea Foam and embossed it using the Greenery embossing folder.

I then stamped a couple of the images and die cut them. I added a piece of gold fern. The sentiment is from the Forever Fern stamp set and I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Then a quick bow using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon.

I’m really happy with how pretty this card is!

I wanted share with you a couple of pics of my kitties, Shadow and Jaster. It’s hard to get a good picture of Shadow but I managed one the other day. Jaster on the other hand, is pretty photogenic but he wasn’t happy the day I took this one! I think you’ll be able to tell who is who!!

Next up is the lovely Peta, and her kitty, Marvi.

We would love to see your creations casing your favourite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue so please share on our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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