Happy Easter (I hope it’s been lovely for you) and welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Challenge -CTC 124! You may be starting here, or arrived from Kathryn’s page – but make sure you keep hopping around to see all the amazing inspiration provided!
This week we get to CASE any of the hostess sets from any of the catalogues!
For me that meant I was going to CASE a project using the Love You Lots Stamp Set. My most favourite Hostess Set Ever! What’s not to love about all those cute critters. I will be sad to see this one retire at the end of May, but I will be hanging on to my set for future use!
I decided to focus on the card on the right from the image below …
A simple, quick notecard that could be created using any set really. I began by CASEing the card directly, but substituting colours and ribbon for wash tape, and of course using Love You Lots!
I know that ribbon has retired recently from Saleabration, but it just set the card off nicely with a bit of silver bling!
Then I moved on to a similar card, utilising one of the other Sunshine Wishes Framelits, but still those cute bugs …
I hope you enjoyed these cute critter creations!
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Now it’s time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog and see what gorgeous project she has created for you all!
Then come and play along by adding your pic to the CTC 124 album on our Facebook Group
Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
So today I decided I had to play along in another Global Design Project challenge. Guess what….it’s another colour challenge! I’m not sure whether these are the kinds I like the best, or they just happen to be the challenges when I have time to play along! In any case they are super fun! You can always hop over and see the latest challenge here.
This weeks colour challenge is using basic black, smokey slate and melon mambo! A perfect challenge for utilising our Pop of Pink designer paper – but I chose not too!
I decided to pull out my new Sunshine Wishes Thinlets and play with those instead! When creating this card, I was thinking about friends that suffer anxiety, depression or are going through a difficult time. So I went about creating a watercolored background of smokey slate. I knew I wanted the flower to be pink and bright and bring that feeling of hope amidst the dark times – so I was delighted when I saw the thinlets had the word ‘Hope’ (no I hadn’t noticed it before!)
I used our Shimmery White cardstock to for a bit of extra sparkle, and it holds the watercoloring so well! I cut my flower from shimmery white too, and the plopped some melon mambo reinker on a clear block and mixed it with water using my aqua painter, before applying it to my flower. I then cut two more flowers in melon mambo cardstock and adhered them all together with our fine tip glue pen. I then used my aqua painter to splash fine spots of ink over the card base too. And yes, I made that butterfly from our silver metallic thread by wrapping it into position directly onto a glued – not for the feint hearted I can tell you! I then popped a couple of our white perfect accents on the card with glue after removing the white backing.
I think I need to send this off to someone quite special now!!! I hope you like it and consider playing along too!
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