Sunday, July 21, 2024

CASE-ing the Catty | CTC#479 | CASE the Mediterranean Blooms Suite, Pg. 34

 Hello stamping friends. Thank you for joining me on my blog today. I hope that you've had a fantastic week and are having fabulous day!

Today I'm participating in a blog hop for the CASE-ing the Catty Design Team, to kick off the new challenge for the week. If you come here from Kathryn Mangelsdorf's blog welcome, if you've started here with me also welcome.


 We are about CASE-ing the samples from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue with a different theme to CASE each week. To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit. This week we are CASE-ing the amazing Mediterranean Blooms Suite that is found on Pg. 34 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.


I'm a big fan of this suite. To say I love it is an understatement. I was really inspired by this amazing sample from the Annual Catalogue that was designed by Stampin' Up! Concept Artist Cindy Schuster. I loved the cascading images down the card and then the little rectangle sentiment with the Hello.


 While the original sample from the Catalogue used the stamped orange images and was coloured with Stampin' Blends, I've fussy cut the Lemon images from the DSP as used them to cascade down my card.

 
 I've used the Mediterannean Blooms DSP and various colours of cardstock for the base layers of the card and then on the Basic White layer I've used die cuts from the Citrus Blooms Dies to create a faux  Dry Embossing look.  By using the same colour cardstock for your die cut pieces as you cardstock layer, when you adhere the die cuts on your cardstock it looks like it has been embossed with an embossing folder. I love this technique.

 
I'n keeping with the similar design to the Catalogue sample I've added the Hello sentiment on a rectangele of Moonlight Mist cardstock and then added a cardstock scallop, Linen Thread and some pleated ribbon. I've finished the card off with some Opal Rounds. 
 
 I hope that I've inspired you with my CASE of the Mediterranean Blooms Suite. I love this suite and I'm sure there will be more projects with it. 
 
There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew so be sure to make your way around the whole hop to get inspiration from the CTC team.
 
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Andrea Sargent with her amazing project.

Rochelle Blok - You are here

We would love to have you join us over at our Facebook group to share your creation CASE-ing a project from the 2024 - 2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and join in this weeks challenge. You don't need to have a blog to join in!


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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Global Design Project #454 | #GDP454 | Sketch Challenge

  Hi there stamping friends! Thanks for stopping here at my blog. Today I'm playing along with the sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project #454 | #GDP454.


 I've really been enjoying the sketch challenges of late over at the Global Design Project. I really look forward to when the new sketch challenge comes around and this one is no different. This sketch really lends itself to layering and I love using circles on my cards.

I'm using the beautiful Wildly Flowering DSP from the Stampin' Up! 2024 - 2025 Annual Catalogue. This DSP didn't really catch my eye when the catalogue was first released. The colours in it are ones that I don't normally use but I saw a few creations with it on Instagram and was like "What is that DSP?" Before I knew it, it jumped up in my shopping cart and was delivered to my door.

 
 I've combined the Wildly Flowering DSP with one of the Country Woods DSP designs and I think that they compliment each other very well. I've layered the DSP pieces with Basic White and Moody Mauve.

The circle elements are a layering of the Wildly Flowering DSP and Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder. The Moody Mauve circle was die cut with one of the Spotlight on Nature Dies and then I used the cut out pieces around the edge to "sew" some Linen Thread through. 

I've then finished the card off with some flowers fussy cut from the Wildly Flowering DSP, some foliage die cut from the Citrus Blooms Dies, a Ribbon Bow, the Happy Birthday sentiment, and some super pretty Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels.

I love the moody vibe that this DSP gives and when combined with the dark Country Woods  DSP as well gives more of this vibe.

I do hope that you've enjoyed my take on the GDP sketch and the combination of different DSP designs.

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Just Add Ink #710 | Just Add Party Fun

  Hello there stamping friends! Happy Friday! Welcome and thanks for joining me on my blog today. Today we over at Just Add Ink we have a fun filled challenge for you today with - Just Add Ink #710 | Just Add Party Fun.

Think party hats, streamers, balloons, cake, party decorations, bunting, lots of colour, anything party related.

I don't have any stamps at the moment with these type of images but I do have the Stampin' Up! Ephemera products that does have some fun party type imagery, so I've used that today for my party fun card.

I've started with a Shy Shamrock Base. That is a fun and bright colour and really co-ordinates with the Ephemera pieces that I've chosen for my card. Over the Shy Shamrock cardstock I actually opened up one of the envelopes from the Sunny Springs Mix & Match Cards & Envelopes and used that as "DSP". While the envelope was gorgeous as an envelope I really liked it better as "DSP".

When picking which ephemera pieces I wanted to use it was just a matter of finding ones that worked with the theme and having a play around as to where I wanted them positioned and what I thought looked good together. How cute are the dog and cat with their little party hat on? Too cute!

Once I had all the pieces together that I wanted I finished the card off with some retired Baker's Twine, some Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots, and the embossed Happy Birthday Sentiment.

The Mix & Match Ephemera are such a quick and easy way to get creating and with all the pieces that come in the packs you'll have lots of cards made before you know it. 

 Go and check out the design teams party fun creations at the Just Add Ink Blog and come and join in this weeks party fun challenge. I can't wait to see what you create.

Click on the image below to be taken to this weeks challenge

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Sunday, July 7, 2024

CASE-ing the Catty | CTC#477 | CASE the Colours of the Wildy Flowering DSP

 Hello stamping friends. Thank you for joining me on my blog today. I hope that you've had a fantastic week and are having fabulous Sunday!


 Today I'm participating in a blog hop for the CASE-ing the Catty Design Team, to kick off the new challenge for the week. If you've come here from Peta Stephens blog welcome, if you've started here with me also welcome.

  We are about CASE-ing the samples from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue with a different theme to CASE each week. To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit. This week we are CASE-ing the colours from the stunning Wildly Flowering DSP found in the 2024 - 2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Click on the colour to find Stampin' Up! products in that colour.


 Isn't the DSP gorgeous?! It hasn't really caught my eye until recently and I've just ordered it myself. Can't wait for it to arrive so I can cut it up and get creating with it.

While the DSP has 7 beautiful Stampin' Up! colours in it I've only used four of the colours today for my card for you today - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, and Moody Mauve. I've not used Moody Mauve much so it was nice to be challenged to use a colour that I don't normally use.

Today I've used the Stampin' Up! Online Exclusive Simply Zinnia Bundle for some Stampin' Blends Colouring. To colour the Zinnia Flowers I used Dark Blackberry Bliss and then Light and Dard Moody Mauve. I tested a few other colour combinations with the Stampin' Blends Markers but this was the best combination to get the graduation of colour that I was after, going from dark to light. I find adding that 3rd or sometimes 4th colour when colouring with the Blends gets a better depth of colour.

The base of the card I've layered Early Espresso, Moody Mauve, Country Woods DSP and some Basic White. On the Basic White panel I did clear emboss the Zinnia flower over the panel but it's hard to see in the photo. The embossing gives a pretty sheen over the white panel. 

I layered the Zinnia flowers on two Spotlight in Natrure circle die cuts and then I've finished the card off with some linen thread, Early Espresso splatters, Iridescent Pearls and a Moody Mavue Happy Birthday.

I hope that I've inspired you with my CASE of the Wildly Flowering DSP. I love the moody vibe of these colours together.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew so be sure to make your way around the whole hop to get inspiration from the CTC team.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Andrea Sargent with her fantastic creation.

Rochelle Blok - You are here 

We would love to have you join us over at our Facebook group to share your creation CASE-ing a project from the 2024 - 2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and join in this weeks challenge. You don't need to have a blog to join in!  


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Sunday, June 30, 2024

CASE-ing the Catty | CTC#476 | CASE the Sketch

  Hello stamping friends. Thank you for joining me on my blog today. I hope that you've had a fantastic week and are having fabulous day!


Today I'm participating in a blog hop for the CASE-ing the Catty Design Team, to kick off the new challenge for the week. If you've come here from  Rochelle Laird-Smith's blog welcome, if you've started here with me also welcome.


  We are about CASE-ing the samples from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue with a different theme to CASE each week. To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit. This week we are CASE-ing one of the samples on Pg. 68 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and using that sample for our challenge sketch.



I've used the sketch to create with the Country Flowers Stamp Set again, to create a floral border using the masking technique. Similar to this card HERE but more in line with our CASE-ing the Catty sketch. Same, same but different.


 To create the floral border I first stamped the floral image on some of the fabulous Stampin' Up! Masking Paper, fussy cut that out, stamped the first image on Basic White Thick Cardstock, covered over the stamped image with the masked image and then stamped over that to create the continuous line of floral images. Repeat the masking and stamping till you have the desired amount of stamped images.


 I've used Stampin' Blends to colour in the floral images. I like to use 3 Stampin' Blends to get more of a graduation of colour from dark to light but you can colour the images any which way you want.

Stampin' Blends Used
Flowers - Pretty in Pink Dark & Light, Petal Pink Light, Boho Blue Dark, Balmy Blue Dark & Light, Summer Splash Light, Pool Party Dark and Light, Lemon Lolly Dark
Leaves - Mossy Meadow Dark, Old Olive Dark & Light


 In keeping with the sketch I've used a layering of the Country Woods DSP in the bottom part of the card and an embossed layer of Basic White using the Eyelet Embossing folder, placed behind the floral boarder.

I've finished the card of with some Linen Thread, an embossed Happy Birthday, and some of the Smoky Slate Pearls.

I hope that I've inspired you with my take on the sketch and the masked floral boarder. If you haven't tried the masking technique before give it a go as it created stunning creations.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew so be sure to make your way around the whole hop to get inspiration from the CTC team. I love how we all have the same sketch but we all end up with very different creations.

  Next up on the hop is the lovely Peta Stephen with her take on the sketch.


Rochelle Blok - You are here

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Sunday, June 23, 2024

CASE-ing the Catty | CTC#475 | Case Country Woods Suite pages 48-49

 Hello there stamping friends! Thank you for joining me on my blog today. Today I'm participating in a blog hop for the CASE-ing the Catty Design Team, to kick off the new challenge for the week. If you've come here from Julia Quinn's blog welcome, if you've started here with me also welcome.

 
 We are about CASE-ing the samples from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue with a different theme to CASE each week. To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit. This week we are CASE-ing the Country Woods Suite on Pgs. 48 - 49 of the 2024 - 2025 Annual Catalogue.

I've made quite a few cards with this suite already. You can check them out HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. So with that I wanted to CASE some of the design elements in the gorgeous samples but with using a different bundle.

I really loved the little catalogue sample note cards that were stamped straight on the Country Woods DSP. So that is what I've done here today using the Layers of Beauty Bundle. The DSP almost gives the stamped image a textural look without adding more layers.

I've heat embossed the floral image using black embossing powder and then using the Layers of Beauty stencils added layers of colour. For the flowers I used Bubble Bath, Petunia Pop and Berry Burst and then for the leaves I used Summer Splash and Shy Shamrock.

Because the Layers of Beauty image is such a feature the card didn't need much else to finish it off just  some basic ribbon, trim, embellishments and sentiments.

I hope that I've inspired you with my CASE of the Country Woods Suite and the stamping straight on the DSP, which I don't do much of but I really like the look of.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew so be sure to make your way around the whole hop to get inspiration from the CTC team.

 Next up on the hop is the lovely Rochelle Laird-Smith with her amazing Country Woods CASE.


 
We would love to have you join us over at our Facebook group to share your creation CASE-ing a project from the 2024 - 2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and join in this weeks challenge. You don't need to have a blog to join in!

 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Global Design Project #450 | #GDP450 | Sketch Challenge

Hi there stamping friends! Thanks for stopping here at my blog. Today I'm playing along with the sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project #450 | #GDP450 | Sketch Challenge.


 I love the simplicity of the sketch and how much 'creative licence' it gives you. You can keep your creation fairly simple or go all out with a sketch like this. I think I've gone somewhere in between.

I've gone for a bit of a white on white card today with a little touch ogf neutrals. I do love a beautiful white card and I think the neutrals that I've paired with the white create a classic and classy look.


I've used the beautiful and intricate magnolia dies from the Magnolia Mood bundle to create a faux embossed look. This is where the same coloured die cuts are layered on the same colour cardstock to create an 'embossed' look. It looks like it's embossed but it's not. I've used for the very first time the Silver Enamel Effects and I love the gorgeous shinny metaillic affect they give. Watch this space to see some more Enamel Effects. They are a cost efffective way to add 'embellishments' to any project.


I've used the Country Woods DSP to add the banner element like as in the sketch and then I've finished the card off with some Baker's Twine, Black and Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon and the embossed Happy Birthday Sentiment.

I do hope that you've enjoyed my take on the GDP sketch and I hope you try the faux embossing technique, it really gives a beautiful look to any creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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