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:


  1. Thanks for the tip about using the negative Sandra. Until that point I was wondering how you got the colour distribution so spot on!!! Beautiful layout - I love the translation from card to scrapbook page. Kelly x

  2. Thanks Kelly, good to use those little extras we think will come in handy!! x

  3. Ohhhh I do love a scrapbook page! And the butterflies are stunningl. And your case is so perfect too. So many things to love.