Friday, 20 February 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons......Love Life! CTC#19

Each week at CASE-ing The Catty we turn to our Stampin' Up! Catalogues for inspiration. We'd love it if you joined us in CASE-ing The Catty too!

This week we are seeking inspiration from the SALE-A-BRATION Catalogue, and use buttons or ribbons. You can copy exactly, use a sketch or layout as an inspiration starter, or maybe a colour combination to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D item. Then just share in your write-up which sketch or colour combination inspired you.

Our challenges close at 5pm Thursday (AEDT)

  • Create a new project for the challenge
  • Mention CTC in your blog post and link back so others can join us
  • Mainly SUO products (retired or current) to be used for these challenges

There is a card on Page 21 of the SAB catty using that very cute bear from Cheerful Critters, and I thought it was a pretty cute little sketch too. I decided it was time to get my FREE stamp set (with a $90 purchase) A Happy Thing inked up. You may have noticed that this stamp set is actually only a single lemon, but its so easy to make a mask with a post-it note so that you have a whole bunch of lemons. If you're still not sure how to go about it, check out the picture below, or contact me, I'd be happy to give you details.

After stamping three images with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, I used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to colour the lemons and the Wild Wasabi Blendabilities for the leaves. This stamp is perfect for learning how to colour, as it is shaded where it needs to be darker. If you don't have any Blendabilities, you can get some of them as SAB freebies too, or use Black Staz-on to stamp and use Stampin' Write Markers or ink and an aquapainter to colour.

It almost seems like magic, the way they come to life after colouring. I've used the SALE-A-BRATION DSP too, Best Year Ever for one layer, and some washi tape under that. Those buttons are also in the SAB catalogue, 4 large, 4 small in three colours. I've left off the Calypso Coral ones. The Coastal Cabana was in the DSP, so I popped on a button in that colour. Remember, lots of the items I;ve used are only available till March 31st, through SALE-A-BRATION and each one is free with your $90 order.

Just so you can see how the layers stack up using Stampin' Dimensionals, here's a side view! Oh, and I happened to have a piece of gold Bakers Twine that I had stolen the gold thread from for another project, so I unravelled it a bit more and tied it through all the button holes to give an illusion that the buttons were sewn on.

I do hope you join in and CASE the SALE-A-BRATION Catty, see you in the gallery?


This month's Hostess Code is B3M6SRH7 if you choose to use it when you make an online order, and you allow me to contact you, I will post you a small gift to say thank you. Don't forget, SALE-A-BRATION continues till March 31st - one free item for every $90 ordered.

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  1. Your card is amazing Rachel! Perfect masking! Beautiful result! :)

  2. Gorgeous card, Rachel. Those lemons look amazing! :)

  3. This card has a real wow factor! Great colouring and I LOVE the layout. Just gorgeous.


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