Sunday, 24 July 2016

Totally in love with timeless grunge using Strawberry Sketches #SS02 & Global Design Project #GDP045

I really enjoyed making today's card! So much that I am entering it into two challenges!

First up we have the Global Design Project #GDP045. This weeks challenge is a colour challenge. I have to use the colours Basic Black, Smoky Slate & Melon Mambo in my project to be able to enter.

As soon as I saw this colour combination I knew I just had to enter. I love how Melon Mambo just pops when used with Basic Black. 

The second challenge I am entering is Sarah Berry's Strawberry Sketches #SS02. This is a new sketch challenge in its second week and I plan to play along with this each week.

I love sketches, have I told you that? They really help kick start my creativity. Sketches are a guide, you don't have to copy them, all you have to do is loosely base your design on the layout suggested.

This really is a lovely sketch, I hope you can see how I've designed my card using this sketch.

To make this card I've used the Botanical Builders Framelit Diet for the flowers and the new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies for the sentiment. 

Can you see I've die cut the sentiment in both Basic Black and Melon Mambo. There's just a peep of Melon Mambo showing through underneath the Basic Black.

 I've also used some Silver Metallic Thread underneath the flowers to add some further interest.

The spotty background is stamped in Smoky Slate and the stamp is from the Timeless Textures stamp set. The ink splodges are stamped in Melon Mambo and are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! I certainly enjoyed making it and I can't wait to play along again. 

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! 

You’ll be hopping around some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.

Currently you’re visiting Kim Price from Somerset, UK. Hello there! 

You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.

My project today are two cards that are really quick and easy to make, I've simply added a few layers, a sentiment and a die cut butterfly to a Whisper White card base. I am really pleased with the how these have turned out and I hope you like them too.

I've used the gorgeous Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and sentiments from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set. I love this suite, the flowers, the colours and the fonts are really lovely.

I like both DSP patterns but I felt they were too much to use in one block, so I made my borders on my layers wider than I would usually make so the DSP could been shown in a subtle way. I love how this has come out, my favourite is the card in Sweet Sugarplum. Which one is your favourite?

If you want to make these cards, you will need to cut the DSP to 9cm x 13.4cm and the top layer of Whisper White to 8cm x 12.4cm.

The sentiments are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Island Indigo and the butterflies are cut from the same DSP as the layer using the Butterflies Thinlit Dies.

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The next stop is the talented Jerim Dickins. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Sarah Berry - UK
Louise Sharp - AUSTRALIA
Constanze Wirtz - GERMANY
Tracy May - UK
Kylie Bertucci - AUSTRALIA
Krista Driessen - THE NETHERLANDS