Sunday, 14 April 2019

#CTC224 - Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project


Come on guys - play along! Your favourite Big Shot project from anywhere in the Occasions catalogue - make your project, then add to our Facebook page using the link over on the right:

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This Case usually has me going back and forth through the catalogue, but  you know it's going to be the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits for me! My inspiration being the card on the bottom right of page 13 (want to know a secret? these little cuties will appear in the new catalogue!! - be warned as they won't be a bundle, see your demonstrator now if you want to save some $$)...




As you may have noticed, it's a while since I've shown any scrapbooking. A lot of messy fun was had with this layout.  I started with a base of Petal Pink (12" x 12") from the Floral Romance cardstock pack and attached a sheet of Whisper White which was trimmed to 10 1/2" square.


For my top layer, I used a sheet of Watercolour Paper (sorry not SU as I needed a bigger piece). Tip of the day - after diecutting your butterflies, keep the discard or negative, in this case I've used two and held them in placed with a little washi on the watercolour paper. I've used Berry Bliss ink and water to colour inside the negative, where the mix was a little watery, it ran under the edges a bit, but it didn't matter. Some parts were more ink intense than others which also didn't matter. After this had dried a bit, I added a mix of Granny Apple Green and water - using a pipette and a water brush I've covered most of the remainder of the blank paper. Try not to let it the colours mix too much as it has a tendency to turn a muddy colour. Where it needs it, spritz with water to dilute.   This is what I ended up with:


Yeah Nah??  Ok, I agree - it is not too pretty, but read on.
 After it was dry I used the large bubbles image from Beauty Abounds with Granny Apple Green to add a little more depth to the background. I've trimmed that sheet to approx 9 `/1" square. Using Whisper White, I cut two top layer butterflies (the one with more detail), and 1 of the 2nd layer butterflies (more solid).  I've placed the detailed diecuts over the Berry Bliss areas and just used the multipurpose liquid glue to hold in place. The more solid image was trimmed to separate the butterflies, then Berry Bliss ink was added randomly then spritzed and left to dry. My photo was matted with Basic Black to replicate the CASE and is in lieu of the greeting. I used a Memories and More journalling card for my record keeping and tucked it under the photo then popped the extra butterflies in place when they were dry.


This is what I call the top layer of butterflies:

A closer angle:


I've just returned from attending the Onstage Live event in Auckland which saw many of the team getting to meet or reconnect, fabulous to be making memories, although we did miss those who were unable to make it - you were definitely in our thoughts!! Now we are heading over to see what Liz has created for us:


Sunday, 7 April 2019

#CTC223 - Classic Garage


We're visiting pages 42-55 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, lots to choose from this week. Maybe the variety will encourage you to play along? Make your card and post it to our Facebook page using the link over to the right.

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My initial card for this challenge has been put aside as I felt it fitted into a better challenge upon completion, afraid you will need to wait a couple of weeks to see it. Instead I chose the layout and , and I went with the card at the bottom left pg 51.


I've cased the theme and a few more elements. The cat and dog have been upsized using Nine Lives, Happy Tails and the co-ordinating punches. Stitched Shapes circle has the kennel stamped on it matching the cardstock colour and, the greeting stamped onto Lemon Lime Twist then punched and layered using the Duet Banner punch, matching heart on the kennel from Dog Builder Punch.

Classic Garage DSP on Pineapple Punch cardstock:


A few extras because I didn't want my coloured critters to go to waste: Tea Room DSP on Dapper Denim cardstock


Share What You Love DSP on Mint Macaron cardstock


and another Tea Room DSP this time on Bermuda Bay cardstock


Enough from me, let's check out what the lovely Tina has created for us this week:


Monday, 1 April 2019

#CI52 - Colour Inkspiration Challenge


Joining in the Colour Inkspiration Challenge this week:


As soon as I saw these colours, I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do. But you know how life gets in the way, and I've only just got around to putting it all together today. Not as last minute as I often am, but I need to get this posted or I know what will happen!

I started by diecutting the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits out of Early Espresso and Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I then cut all the butterflies apart and stuck each to the matching partner. I stamped Granny Apple Green 'bubbles' on Whisper White and embossed with the Subtle 3D Dynamic TIEF. This was adhered to a mat of Granny Apple Green and all placed on a base of thick Whisper White. Birthday Banners provided the greeting and outline for the banner (stamped in Granny Apple Green ink) and it was diecut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits. The butterfly and greeting were mounted on the card using Mini Dimensionals.


I love the layers in this card


I've used one of the extra butterflies for the inside and the last one will be going on my envelope. Thanks for stopping by!