Hi everyone and welcome back to CTC 137.
You may have noticed that I missed last weeks hop. That’s because I was away on my very first cruise having an absolutely amazing time and a much needed break! But I am back and ready to go!
I also wanted to say a very big WELCOME and CONGRATS to our new crew members! I am looking forward to playing along with you and all the amazing upcoming guest designers!
This week we are taking our inspiration from the Artistic Expression Section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132 – 181.
There are LOADS of images to spark creativity this week, so I do hope you play along and upload your creations to our Facebook page HERE!
I found it so difficult this week to choose just one project. This is one of my favourite sections of the catalogue, with a load of my favourite products to play with. So in the end, I chose to CASE an image on page 162, using the Rose Wonder Stamp Set, to play with a technique I haven’t used in a while.
This technique is called the Stained Glass Technique using Vellum.
You first stamp and heat emboss an image on the vellum, the turn it over and colour the image on the back of the vellum, creating a stained glass look. You can colour with markers or sponge the image for the look you desire. I chose to colour mine with our Stampin Write Markers using Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder (retired), Pear Pizzaz and Wild Wasabi.
I use the different shades of colour to create depth in the image coloured and then mounted the vellum on Whisper White Card to really highlight the colouring. I then HAD to add some of our new Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon and some Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and mini sequin trim for some extra sparkle!
It’s a pretty cool technique, so I encourage you to give it a try. It works best on ‘open’ stamps that allow to to apply a fair amount of colour.
Now it’s time to head on over to the lovely Elizabeth and see what she has created for you all!
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