Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Global Design Project - #181

Been a while since I've played along with the GDP challenges, and today seemed as good as any.

They are having a colour challenge, and look at the sweet palette they have:

My base is thick Whisper White cardstock. I've sponged a smaller piece with Daffodil Delight ink and mounted onto cardstock of the same colour then added to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals. I've used the discard from the Thank You sticker in the Notes of Kindness Card Kit, mounted it onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and added to the sponged piece. The Floral Frames flowers were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist onto Grapefruit Grove, and diecut with the Foliage Frames framelits. After adhering in place, I've traced the ink with my Fine Tip Glue. 

Hard to catch the dimensions but here's a different view:

Sunday, 17 March 2019

#CTC220 - Sale-a-Bration

Welcome and Happy St Patrick's Day to you. The crew's penultimate visit to the Sale-a-bration catalogue this week, hope you've checked off your wish list as items won't be here for much longer, although a third release has just been announced.

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I've headed to the 2nd release Sale-a-bration and the colours from the stunning Painted Seasons DSP, mainly the top image sheet:
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I sponged Whisper White cardstock with Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink, then stamped the bubbles from Beauty Abounds in Call Me Clover. This coloured piece was embossed with the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF. Oh my! It really is a stunning folder.  I've used thick Whisper White for my base with a mat of Pool Party before adhering my embossed layer.  

I made a strip of 'ribbon' with cardstock that I pulled past my bone folder several times until the layers fell apart. I've then used the fluffier inside of each strip and glued together - Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. A Whisper White circle using Stitched Shapes has a greeting in Call Me Clover from Well Said, attached to a Layering Circles scallop of Lovely Lipstick and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals. The embellishing diecuts are all from Well Written Thinlits.

I trimmed the tall stems trimmed down to 2 instead of 3 and the tiny flowers have a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock behind and Fine Tip Glue to fill.

The past few days have been a very sad and emotional time for Cantabrians, Kiwis and the World at large, with the actions of an individual against our beautiful Muslim community. There are stories emerging all the time some heart-breaking, some heart-warming, all tinged with extreme sadness and we hold these people in our thoughts and prayers as they bid farewell to their loved ones, and pray for those injured to pull through. We appreciate the love and support extended from all over the globe. So much respect has been shown through cancellation of sporting events, concerts and other celebrations, a truly sombre time.

For myself, I turned to my craft room for some quiet reflection and extended on items I'd used for the crew hop this week. Kia Kaha Muslim community, you did not deserve this.

Thank you for stopping by, and please now hop over and check out what our lovely Simone has to share this week. If you feel inclined, why not join us by making a card and popping the photo on our Facebook page with the link over to the right.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

#CTC219 - Gingham Gala

The crew are headed to pages 34-37 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue:

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I guess the card I mainly CASEd would be the one on the middle right, although I have taken a little from a couple of the others as well. My colour was inspired by the butterflies.

I broke out my Stamparatus to have a go at wreath stamping and was so pleased with the result I had to use it for this week's challenge. The image is from Tea Together, coloured with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. 

I worked from there for the rest of my card, the base is Thick Whisper White with a full top layer of Daffodil Delight. I then took the same colour from the Gingham Gala DSP and after studying the sample above, I grabbed my Granny Apple Green marker and added lines to the DSP to create a totally new pattern. (Seems I'm not the only crew member with that lightbulb moment this week). The coloured image had the greeting from Floral Frames added with Black Memento Ink and was framed with a mat of Highland Heather. Stampin' Dimensionals attached to the back and a length of Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon. This became my bling as well, so as not to detract from the colouring too much, and it helped tie in the black ink I stamped with.

I've used the Fine Tip Glue pen to add dimension to the centre of the flowers, and leaves.

How about playing along? Create your project, photograph and add to our Facebook page using the link over on the right.  Before then please pop over and check out Shannon's project: