Alphabet, Ciao, Baby, Mini Curly Label, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Spectrum noir pencils

Colour my Monday … Continued! Tempting Turquoise

Yes it’s back! Not just because I didn’t quite finish the SU colours … I’ve got two left to look at … But also because I enjoyed this approach to looking at the colour and using that as the inspiration point! So thought I would start on the Distress inks as well to go through those (I don’t own as many!) and then see where I get to!

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But first things first let’s finish off my SU colours for now! Of course there will be new In Colors later in the year too, but I have one bright and beautiful colour to showcase this week…

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I can’t quite believe I haven’t done this before now as I love this colour and use it a lot… Or at least I thought I did, but maybe I haven’t used it as much as I thought!

I started with a small panel of whisper white cardstock and the Alphabet embossing folder. I inked up the folder before running it through the Big Shot, this created a lovely effect on the paper. I mounted this onto Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I then created a topper of one of the fabulous steampunk houses Darcy created for Paperartsy … Isn’t it fab? I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir pencils to create the shading and fab colours. I fussy cut it out and then mounted it on dimensionals to give more dimension to the card.

Next I created the little sentiment topper, using a Ciao Baby stamped frame, and the little punch that coordinates. Then I stamped some little alpha stamps into the New Home sections which I cut out. I added the bakers twine, sentiment topper and pearl gem and then affixed the whole panel to the card blank.

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Love how this looks, funky, and fun! Perfect as a new home card!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Mini Curly Label, Pretty Petites, Thursday treasures

Thursday Treasures! Sketch time!

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This week I plunged straight in with the sketch!

I chose a bright and bold patterned paper for the base which I felt echoed the idea of the circles in the sketch and created this page for myself.

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I used a dark brown coredinations with a coordinating red core and sanded back the strips of that and created little pennants. I also used a little scrap of Crumb Cake to break up the area under the photo. Then the punched out little stamped labels with hearts which I did in Gumball Green to try and echo the leaf colour. And then used the reverse of the Coredinations to create the journaling pieces.

Simple, not 100% following the sketch but reminiscent of it!

Would love to see what you create if you play along.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini Curly Label, Pretty Petites, Sheena Douglass stamps, Soho Subway

Colour my Monday! Crisp Canteloupe

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Happy Monday all! Welcome to the beginning of the week! Time to play with some colour!

This week is my favourite of the In Colors for 2013-15 …

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Oh I could use this colour all the time! So delicate, fresh and pretty!

Unlike the last two weeks where I struggled with what to do… I knew immediately which stamp I wanted to use to show off this colour… And the technique I wanted to use too!

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This stamp is a Sheena Douglass stamp I bought in a set from Create and Craft ages ago. Isn’t it just fab! So so detailed and yet so different rom everything else I have! I knew that this stamp would look fab using the delicate Crisp Canteloupe.

I actually stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar and then used the Crisp Canteloupe to watercolour the image in, using the stamp linearly as a guide for light and dark areas.

I then matted the stamped image onto Early Espresso and a piece of the gorgeous Soho Subway dsp which is the same colour. How fab!

The finishing touches were the little pennants in the Early Espresso, the mats in the Early Espresso & Crisp Canteloupe, the rhinestones and sentiment from the Pretty Petites punched out of the cardstock and layered with a dimensional.

Gorgeous! Just love this card! I actually made this for a dear friend whose birthday was last month so this has had to wait an entire month to be shown! She is an architecture junkie just like me and I knew she would love it when she saw it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine