Welcome to the first CASEing the Catty blog hop of 2016! It’s a new year and we’ve got a new catalogue to CASE! For this first week, we’ve chosen a favourite sample project from the Occasions Catalogue to CASE. We’d also love you to play along! Each month we’ll have a challenge for you to participate in. There’ll be more instructions at the bottom of this post.
I chose to CASE the watercoloured ‘You Brighten My Day’ card which features the new Sunburst thinlit die…
I started with an almost exact replica as I love the original so much. Here’s how that one turned out.
It was so much fun to make that I wanted to make another in different colours. My very favourite ink to use for watercolouring is Blackberry Bliss, so I started with that. I wanted it to be vibrant so I added Cucumber Crush and lastly, a third colour, Rose Red.
After I created the background I decided I wanted to stitch the sunburst rays with gold thread to make it all shiny and glimmery. I used the thinlit as a template and traced around it with a drawing pencil. Next I used my paper piercing template to pierce the holes in straight lines along the rays. I erased all the pencil marks and then hand stitched the gold thread.
It was a little epic but the end result is quite beautiful in real life. I hope these next couple of pictures do a little more justice to the gold thread.
So there you go. My take on the fabulous sample made by one of Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous concept artists.
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