Friday, 8 July 2022

Sketch Challenge | TGIF Challenges #376


 Whoop whoop! It's Friday and I'm excited to be back playing with the TGIF Challenges team. This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge and this sketch is a super fun one.


Have you heard its Sale-a-bration time again? It's that time of year where for every $90AUD / $180AUD you spend on Stampin' Up! product, you receive a free product of your choice from a range of exclusive Sale-a-bration (SAB) products. I have chosen to use two of the exclusive SAB products to create this fun card today, the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippo Dies.



Aren't these little guys just the cutest!!! When colouring my two hippos I used a tip from fellow demonstrator Patty Bennett, to first colour the hippo with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend and then go over with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend to get the perfect hippo-gray shade. 

Has our sketch inspired you to get creative? To see more inspiration head over to the TGIF Challenges blog to see what the rest of the team have done with this sketch and while you are there, make sure you add your own project. 😊

- Tan xx



Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Be Inspired - CASE the Catalogue


Hello everyone. Wow! How quickly has the month flown? I cannot believe that it's time, once again for the Be Inspired Design Team blog hop. This month the team is CASEing the Catalogue, which is ideal for me at the moment as I am feeling a tad rusty. It's been a while since I've had some time to get crafty and taking inspiration from a sample in the catalogue is usually my go-to when I'm in need of a jump start.


For this card I took my inspiration from this card at the top of page 115 of the Annual Catalogue. I have so much Designer Series Paper in my stash at the moment and this card is a great way of putting it to use.  


Next up in the hop is Janneke Dijkstra de Jong. I can't wait see what she has created for us. You may also notice a new name in the blog roll below. I'm so excited that Laura Mackie has joined the Be Inspired Design Team. Her work is so fun and colourful. Welcome Laura, I look forward to being inspired by you each month



 Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll

 

Louise Sharp

Tanya Rees (You are here)

Janneke Dijkstra de Jong

Laura Mackie

Carolynn Sander

Brian King

Emma Goddard

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Be Inspired - Something New

 


Hello. Well it's been a long time since I've shared something here but I have to say it's lovely to be back participating in the Be Inspired Blog Hop. This month's theme is "Something New" and with a beautiful branch new Annual Catalogue, brimming with branch new Stampin' Up! goodies I had a lot to choose from. 


Each time Stampin' Up! releases a new catalogue, I have the pleasure of co-hosting an Online Launch Party with fellow Stampin' Up! demo, Mikaela Titheridge from the UK. During our most recent launch I chose to showcase the Brewed For You stamp set and created this simple card to show how the glass images can be used for beverages other than beer and wine, like an icy cold glass of lemonade, for example. 

Next up in the hop is Janneke Dijkstra do Jong. I can't wait to see what their "Something New" is. 



Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll

 

Tanya Rees (You are here)

Janneke Dijkstra de Jong

Carolynn Sander

Brian King

Emma Goddard

Stesha Bloodhart

Angela Meiritz-Reid


Wednesday, 23 February 2022

2022 January - June Mini Catalogue | Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop


Hi everyone, Welcome to this month's Be Inspired Design Team blog hop. Today the team are sharing projects created with products from the 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue and I decided to feature the Artfully Layered Stamp Set for my hop project today.


I love Artfully Composed Suite colour combo, but for this project I wanted to play with a more playful colour combo. The coloured splotches were created by cutting random shapes out of a piece of vellum that I have used as a mask with Blending Brushes. I then stamped the monstera leaves over the splotches in Tuxedo Black ink and added some extra detail with one of the stamps from the Hello Beautiful stamp set. 

Next up in today's hop in my talented friend, Carolynn Sander. I'm sure we are both going to love what she has created to share with us today


 Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll

 

Louise Sharp

Tanya Rees (You are here)

Carolynn Sander

Brian King

Emma Goddard

Stesha Bloodhart

Jennifer Picard

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Friday, 11 February 2022

Sketch Challenge | TGIF Challenges #355


Happy Friday everyone. Time for another TGIF Challenges sketch challenge and the team has a sweet little sketch for your all just in time for Valentines Day.


Valentine's Day was the first occasion I thought of when I saw this sketch but not everyone celebrates Valentine's so I decided to create a Thank you card instead.  


 I love the simplicity of this sketch and wanted to carry the simple design through to my project. You may have noticed that there's no stamping, DSP, or embellishments on my card, instead I've used die cutting, paper piecing and scoring to add detail and texture.

Looking for more sketch inspiration, head over to the TGIF Challenges Blog to check out what my fellow designers have created.

-Tan xx