Sunday, August 21, 2022

Now for some Artistic Expression Inspiration CTC383

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues (Catty).

This week, we are CASEING from the Artistic Expression chapter of our Annual Catalogue - pages 90 to 119.

My project was inspired by this card on page 118 featuring a fun background technique.  I think the catalogue uses one colour for the watercolour wash, but I've added a few!!  I've also used a very similar layout to the catalogue inspiration.

My card features the gorgeous Apple Harvest AND a lovely sneak peek at the NEW coordinating Apple Blossoms dies which are coming next month.  Most of this card features these new dies.  

The background was created by colouring onto a large stamping block with Stampin' Write Markers - Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party.  I then used a spritzer and water, misted the inked block and stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Doesn't it look pretty!!

I used the left over ink for the edges of the inside of my card too.  Along with some stamping using the Apple Harvest stamp set and Tahitian Tide ink

To create the gorgeous blossoms, I've used the fabulous In Colour Glimmer paper with the dies.  The flowers were die cut from shimmery white cardstock and then painted using a water painter and some Starry Sky colour from the stampin block I used to create the background.  My greeting was created using the Double Oval punch and then I added some gorgeous Tahitian Tide ribbon in a bow - like the catalogue sample!!  

Please keep hopping around everyone to see all the great projects!! Up next is the amazing Michelle and her sweet puppy card.

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  1. Love your card Julia from the colour wash back ground, to the blossoms and the stamping inside. Beautiful. -Rachel

  2. What a fun colour combo. Great watercolouring on the background and the flowers. The little background stamp is perfect to ground your colouring and add a little point if difference.


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