Friday 26 April 2019

Playing with Sepia | #tgifc209

That was a challenge.
But after I started it really wasn't.
I started out with Soft Suede and distressed using Soft Suede ink on everything!

The corrugated embossing folder got a little ripped while I was distressing so I just went with it. In the end, I fell in love with this little carddespite it being completely outside my "style".

Who knows? Maybe I am evolving.
And that. My little crafty friends... that is why doing challenges can help you get inspired.

Be sure to play along with us everyweek at TGIF Challenges!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday 25 April 2019

For the Family | Fancy Friday Blog Hop

"For the Family".
That's a big one.
Its really all about family, isn't it? Specially in this paper crafting and memory keeping world.
I love celebrating anything and everything.
Birthdays are no different.
So, cheers to our families.
Because we love them so.

I am so thankful to be art of this Fancy Friday team. These ladies are incredible!

This little bear is retiring and I'll be sad to see him go. These stamps will definitely remain in my collection as I will use them for many years to come in projects such as this. A simple water colouring project with Stampin' Up! markers and an aqua painter.

Be sure to always use varying pop dots for adhesives when dealing with balloons to get that awesome dimension.

Keep hopping along to see all the amazing projects from this talented group!
Next up isthe incredibly talented and amazing photographer, Jennifer Frost!
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This is where I show the majority of my projects and inspiration, along side my loves and life.  
Be sure to find me @cathycaines and @seecathygo

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Happy Mother's Day | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Hi Friends!
Since I've started #the100dayproject I have been creating every day. This month's Be Inspired Blog Hop has a watercolour theme. Something many of us are truly enjoying right now.

Typically, I would stamp an image and use some of my water colour tools to bring it to life. However, this time I wanted to water colour a background as well as a die cut. Dragon flies have a special meaning in my world so I was excited to play.  There's no special way to create this effect except to simply so for it. Use your favourite waterbased ink whether it be ink pads, reinkers, pencils, markers, etc along with a paint brush or a water pen to apply different layers of colours. It's so much fun!!

It's time to hop along to see what Carolyn Sander has created!