Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pals February 2017 Blog Hop: CASE the Catty

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For this blog hop, I chose this particular image from the 2017 Occasions catalog. This lovely piece of artwork is showcasing one of my favorites, the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle. 

I changed it up a bit, but still gave it a watercolor look using my #foolproofwatercolor technique and used the same colors as the original. Isn't this bundle (which includes stamp set & thinlit dies) just gorgeous? 

I used a bit of frayed cheese cloth behind the double dragonflies to add a bit of interest. 

See the slight double layer showing on the sentiment? I realized after I had already put the card together that the sentiment was not stamped straight. To repair this, I applied ink to another piece of watercolor paper the same size, stamped the sentiment again and adhered on top of the crooked one. 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully              ***you are here***

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  1. I love the use of frayed cheesecloth...what a neat idea! There is never a mistake on card that can't be fixed (even when you glue your panel upside down). I'll have to remember your clever tip. Nice CASE.

  2. Oh, I do love your work, Kim! This is absolutely beautiful.

  3. Beautiful! Like most of us, this is my favorite set in the Occasions Catalog.

  4. Kim- your artistic style is amazing! This is such a beautiful card!

  5. Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Beautiful card... really like the cheese cloth... works so well with the softness of the card! Thank you for sharing!!!

  7. Your card is just gorgeous! Love how you brought it the same colors with a different technique.

  8. Gorgeous Kim! One of my favorite samples in the OC!

  9. Your version is beautiful! Love how you fixed the sentiment!


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