Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A Sneeky Peak

In the new catty there's a card sample which I absolutely adore and I wanted to have a go at re-creating. Again it's not my usual plain and simple style but more arty, and I've just bought the set needed so I had a go at CASE'ing it. I wasn't going to share this until after my Open House on the 23rd October (details in this post here) but I'm in a good mood and the sun is shining so I thought I'd give you a sneek peak of what's instore. This matching pizza box is to house a gift, and the button centre with the curly bits was another idea pinched from the catty.Here's a close up...You can see the original on page 43 of the Idea Book & Catalogue and it uses Greenhouse Garden, Sincere Salutations, En Francais and the new Medallion background stamp. The colours are Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lavender, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and it's stamped onto Confetti White to give it that 'rough' look, if that's the correct way to describe it. There was a bit of trial and error to get the correct effect for the background which in the end was easy peasy - I used a bit of sponge and dabbed the colour onto the medallion stamp rather than using the inkpad direct. It gives a much softer look and worked better than the stamping off technique. I'm so pleased how this has turned out! Tfl, Jo :)

13 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

I loved those stamps anyway, but I especially love how you have used them - wish I lived nearer to you, then I could come to your open house!
Beautiful projects. x Anne x

Teri said...

Truly gorgeous Jo! I love this card and your version is just as stunning!

Teri xx

juliejules said...

Jo this is the one card in the catty that I most want to CASE too, I love it soo much, I just got the set today so might have to have a go. Not long until I get to see you in Germany. Jules x

Linda said...

It's beautiful Jo and that stamp set is also on my wish list! Along with numerous others!!!

Lesley said...

Jo this is absolutely beautiful!!
Lesley x

Helen said...

Oh Jo this is absolutely gorgeous! Now I want that set and I am trying to be soooo good......!

Saxo Stamper said...

Lovely work Jobe

k x

Val said...

Absoloutely stunning Jo, good luck on the 23rd Val xxx

Maria said...

Oh my goodness Jo this looks even nicer than the catalogue one.
This set was top of my wish list from the second I too saw that card in the catalogue. Your picture shows it in it's true beauty.
Thank you for sharing

Good luck for your launch party
Maria

Stephanie said...

What can I say? - Nothing, cause I'm speechless....I will be casing :)
Hope you're well honey
Love Steph xxx

scrapcomber said...

What an inspiration, it is just scrummy

Fiona Harrison said...

Absolutely gorgeous. We don't have that set in Australia yet, that card is beautiful!

Dawn said...

It is gorgeous would love to know how to make the wee twirly button.