Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous weekend. We are in the middle of school holidays here, so after a week of there just being a lot of kids in my house all the time (yeah yeah, I know I made them, but still…) we headed off to the family farm for a couple of days of cousin time and canola fields. Even though I live in a semi-rural area it’s always so good to get out into the wide open countryside and breathe that country air – until it’s harvest time and breathing that air sets my hay fever off 😛
I’m afraid to say that with all this going on this week I only had very limited crafting time. But of course with that time I had to join in the CASE-ing the Catty challenge for the week. This week we are CASE-ing any kit card or project from either current catalogue.
For this week’s challenge I ended up CASE-ing not a project directly but rather the colours of the Gorgeous Posies Kit in the Annual Catalogue – Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gorgeous Grape, and Highland Heather, and Gold foil.
And here is my card using those colours and a layout inspired by these kit cards.
I started by masking off and inking up a section in the four pink/purple colours, then spritzed them with some water, some Blackberry Bliss ink, and gold shimmer paint as well. Inking card like this is my favourite thing to do, I love seeing the beautiful colours all blend together and transform into a pretty creation like this.
For the bottom section I layered a white stitched circle with some leaves and flowers out of my stash (I keep a little bucket of die cuts sitting on my desk for when I need to grab something quickly, as I did in this case) and a cross in gold foil – this card is for a friend’s First Holy Communion. The beautiful ribbon behind this cluster is the Snowflake Splendour 1/4″ Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalogue. It is such a pretty, sparkly touch.
The front panel is layered on a mat of gold foil and then a base card in Blushing Bride. I couldn’t fit a sentiment on the front that made sense for the occasion and didn’t take up too much room, so I left the front sentiment free and added a stamp from a retired stamp set to the inside.
As always, we would love to see what you’re inspired to create this week, CASE-ing a kit project from either of the current catalogues. Upload your creation to the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page by next Monday (October 12).
Next up this week is my fabulously talented friend Shannon. Hop on over with me now to see what she’s been inspired by this week.
Thanks for stopping by,