Sunday, 17 February 2019

CASE-ing SALE-A-Bration CTC #216

Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. This week the design team are focusing on the SALE-A-Bration Catalogue, which shows products and projects made with SAB items, combined with Annual and Occasions Catalogue items. SALE-A-Bration runs from 3rd January-31st March, and for every $90 ordered, you can add one of these limited free items to your order.

Highland Heather is a favourite new shade for me, it has such a lovely glow. By the Bay is a SALE-A-Bration stamp set, so you 'earn' it when you place a $90 order. I have received it and actually did use the phrase from it on my Graduation/Retirement card. I felt that the path between the buildings tied in rather nicely with "may all your paths lead to happiness."

After studying the picture in the catalogue, and loving the way part of the impression extended beyond the frame, remaining uncoloured, I tried to replicate it with Mediterranean Moments. The image is stamped in Stayzon onto waterproof paper, which was saturated. Unfortunately, we were also suffering a heat wave at the time and it was drying too quickly despite my best efforts!

This SAB stamp is By The Bay #149739 
After the colours blobbed rather than spread, I brought in the Aqua painter to put some more colour where I wanted it. Although the card has not turned out as I imagined, I can see ways to improve on this technique. After all, creativity is an ongoing learning process, isn't it?

What inspires you to create - a colour, an idea, the layout? We'd love you to share your creativity with us on our Facebook Challenge page.

Siobhan Fitzsimmons from the team is keen to share her project with you too.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to help you on your crafting journey. You can order through my online store from anywhere in Australia, or contact me by email or phone. By using the Host code, you help to keep my small business running and in return, I will post you a thank you gift.

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  1. It's a great card - I thought the colouring was deliberate! I think it looks great, very arty!

  2. Such an effective technique Rachel - I love your Mediterranean twist. Kelly x

  3. Love the soft look of the watercolouring. And the extra uncoloured image is really great. What a lovely card.

  4. Great card and great technique Rachel, I love the look of your water colouring


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