Monday, 16 September 2019

CASE the Catty | Let's Get Hopping #24



Hello and welcome to another Let's Get Hopping blog hop. This month we are using the Stampin' Up! Catalogue for inspiration and are casing the stunning projects created by the amazingly talented concept artists at Stampin' Up! head office. 


When designing this project I took inspiration from this project on page 115 in the Annual Catalogue. 


I was particularly drawn the layout of this card with the banner of DSP in the background and the sentiment on skinny stiched rectangle and I immediately thought the Sailing Home Suite would work well in a CASE of this card. 


To add a little extra detail to the background I added some tone on tone stamping with this heringbone pattern from the Gallery Grunge stamp set and the die cut seaweed and wheel. 

Well that is all from me today. Next up is Nina King McMillan and I cannot wait to see what she has CASEd for today's hop. 

- Tan xx







Sunday, 8 September 2019

Mercury Glass Acetate | Stamping Sunday Blog Hop




Hi everyone, and welcome to another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. For those of you who are unfamiliar to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop, it is a hop hosted by the extremely talented Sara Levin and features so many amazing demonstrators from across the globe. 

This time of year is my favourite for papercraft, can you guess why? If you guessed it was because it is the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue sales period then you would be correct. Now for most of those non-crafty people out there, it may seem ridiculous to be thinking about Christmas craft in September but I think the most of you guys would agree that it’s the perfect time to make a start. To help you all with your Christmas crafting plans the Stamping Sunday team are sharing projects featuring a new product from the Holiday Catalogue, the Mercury Glass Acetate.


Confession time, normally as part of this blog hop I’d be sharing three projects with you, one each for a beginner, casual or avid crafter but when creating these I felt that there was something about the Mercury Glass Acetate that ramped up a beginner project to a casual level and a casual card to an avid level so I left it at two project for today




This first project was designed for a beginner level in mind. I chose to use the Mercury Glass Acetate as a background for this card, adhering with Tear’n’tape and being careful to place the adhesive where it will be covered by the top layers. I took my colour cues from the plaid patterned banner from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and thestamped ornaments and sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set in Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce. Lastly, to tie is the Real Red in the DSP I added a length of Real Red Cotton Ribbon.


This second project was more geared towards the Casual-Avid crafter. I chose to stick to the same, very versatile layout as the first card and I also stuck with the same Wrapped in Plaid DSP and Christmas Gleaming Ornaments. However, this time I used the Mercury Glass Acetate to create the ornaments. When stamping on any form of acetate I’ve always found it best to use Stāzon Jet Black ink otherwise you may find yourself left with a messy smudged image.

That’s all from me today, thank you for joining me. Please make sure you click on all the links below to check out what the other design team members have come up with. 

-Tan xx


Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Roll


Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Embossing | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. This month myself and my fellow designers are sharing projects that feature embossing. 

There are a few different ways you can emboss projects, dry embossing with an embossing folder or dies and an embossing mat, embossing with a paste or heat embossing with powders and a heat tool. I chose to feature heat embossing for my project as it is by far my favourite embossing technique. The effect that can easily be achieved with some Versamark ink, embossing powder and a heat tool never fails to give your projects wow factor.  



These gorgeous baubles are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set that is featured in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue and for this project I have stamped and embossed them in white before going over the panel with a watercolour wash in Pretty Peacock. 

Given the focus of this project was embossing I chose to add a little more embossing, this time in silver with a panel of stripes below the sentiment. Normally I wouldn't include so much embossing on the one card but I thing with Christmas you can get away with it. 

Next up in the hop is the fabulous Monica Gale, I just love her creative style and I'm sure you will too. 



Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll

Tanya Rees (You are here)


Thanks for stopping by

- Tan xx