Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Colour combo challenge for the ILWS Cup Challenge

Hope that you're safe and warm. We finally ended up with about 9.5" snow yesterday but luckily we've only had a few flurries on top of that today, nothing severe. DH and a group of neighbours had just finished clearing a route through the snow on the road when a snowplough/gritter came through the estate. Now at least we can get to the main road. DH has been out and stocked up on shopping and we've defrosted the freezer ready to fill it up again so we're set in case of any more of this annoying white stuff. (Annoying because my SU order that was due today has been rescheduled for delivery, boohoo).

And on with the crafting. Our third challenge for the In Love With Stamping Cup Challenge was a colour combo. And what a colour combo!

We had to use:
  • Regal Rose
  • Cameo Coral
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Old Olive
  • Bashful Blue
We could add any neutral (eg. white, vanilla or kraft), any embellishments and any stamps but we had to use the full colour set (or as near as you could get if you don't have SU colours).

Now I remembered seeing a few cards in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue that used a lot of colours and when I looked - it was the same colour set. I decided to CASE the butterfly card (page 88 if you have a copy - want a copy? Email me):

Stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Punch: Butterfly
Taffeta Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Other: Silver Elastic Cord, Clips Assortment

The card in the catalogue has each butterfly stitched on but my sewing machine is still in need of repair. Instead of sewing, I tied each butterfly with the silver elastic cord to create antennae and stuck them to the card with snail or glue dots, depending on whether a wing was lying flat or not.

I don't often CASE cards directly like this, I more often use them as inspiration to take a bit of this card and a bit of that card and combine them. It was quite fun though to just copy outright, it gave my brain a bit of a chance to catch up ready for the last challenge ...

... which I'll show you tomorrow.

Bye for now.

Sara xx


Biscuitlid said...

d'you know I didn't realise it was cased from the catty lol! Great case though, love the thread tied around - clever idea.


AshKuku said...

Beautiful as ever...


Amber said...

That is so cool, love it!