Friday, 15 June 2018

Blue Striped Background | #tgifc164


I doodled some Night of Navy lines using the Stampin' Write Markers.
I did it on watercolour paper.
Then I went over it again using an Aqua Painter.

And that's how I made this blue striped background.
...With my little blue truck...
...anyone? Anyone?
It reminds me of a children's book called "The Little Blue Truck"



This project was created for the TGIF Design Team.
This week's theme is a doodling challenge.
And well...
Join in on the fun!


Don't forget to link up to the TGIF Challenge Design Page to get selected as a winner!
Cathy

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Kindness Changes Everything | Stampin Up! Artisan Blog Hop


Kindness Changes Everything.

I mean, I see that sentiment and I just automatically nod my head.

Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

How powerful is that message?


To bring this message to life, I sewed two pieces of this beautiful butterfly die together. In between the two layers I sandwiched some polka dot ribbon and metallic silver thread. Finally, I machine sewed the centre together.


Let's do our part and share our "kindess" messages.
I hope you have an amazing day!

But don't stop here, keep hopping to incredibly talented Charlet Mallet!

Cathy


Are you following me on instagram? That's where you can find me most often!

Please see below for a list of Stampin' Up! products used in today's project:

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Varied Vases | Stamp to Share International Blog Hop


Welcome back to another Stamp to Share International Blog Hop where a group of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators showcase one particular product from the Stampin' Up! Catalogs. 


The products we are featuring this month is the Varied Vases Bundle. I've seen some amazing projects  created with this products already! And lets get serious here... everyone loves a punch!


I've created two very easy cards with a couple fun variations.

Both cards are stamped with clear embossing powder over black ink on water color paper. As always, I've water coloured the images using my Stampin' Write markers.


What helps create a little more of a wow factor is the fact that I've used the Tranquil Tides beads in the centres of the flowers. On the card below, I've added some velum to the vase to give it the effect that its glass.  Adding vellum can sometimes be tricky because you can always see the adhesive through the paper. Therefore try adhering it on the stamped portions or in a corner out of sight. Often I use a stapler to make it part of the project but this doesn't work for this card.


Thanks for hanging out with me today. Keep hopping along to my friend Monica Gale - I can't wait to see what she creates!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Little Red Truck | #tgifc163


It's been a long time since I've created a project for the TGIF Design Team.

And well.

That's because some unexpected things happened.

I call that life.


But I am realizing more and more how important it is to make sure that I take time out for me. And well, crafting is it. To get back into the swing of things, I used to always look for challenges. These days challenges find me. Sketches are always my favourite. So if you found yourself tangled up into the web of life than maybe sit down and give yourself an hour to create a project using this sketch.


Be sure to link up to TGIF Challenge Page!
Cathy