Friday, March 20, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #23 - Hello Life Project Kit

It's time for the 23rd Challenge at CASE-ing the Catty & this week we are taking inspiration from the SAB & Occasions catties, using a combination of SAB & Occasions stamps & accessories on our project.

When I first saw the Hello Life Project Kit in the Occasions catty, I "had to have" the wire frame. I love the industrial look that is around at present, where home decor replicates furniture, fixtures & fittings that could have been taken from an old factory or commercial premise.

Well, I ordered my kit & this is what has become of it:-


Dimensional flowers & banners feature very heavily in both catties, so I used that as a starting point & adopted a very simple palette of black & vanilla, inspired by the Typeset DSP.  I only used a handful of elements from the kit (i.e., the wire frame, two black photo frames, a black mat which I turned into a third photo frame, the black banner & the black heart on the middle banner.

To create the banner string, I stripped the metallic thread from Gold Baker's Twine to leave just the vanilla cotton.  I added the black banner which was embossed with the Spring Flowers embossing folder (unfortunately it doesn't show well in the photo) & added a teeny embossed butterfly with a pearl centre which was coloured with a black sharpie marker. 


The middle banner is a vanilla piece stamped with the honeycomb image from the Butterfly Basics set. The floral image on the fourth banner comes from the SAB set Simply Wonderful, stamped on vanilla.  The diagonal stripe print is also from the Typeset DSP.

I couldn't decide what photos to add to the frames, so I opted for a decor piece themed with butterflies.  I used images & a sentiment from the Butterfly Basics set:-


I created three different "coloured" flowers by using different prints from the Typeset DSP which had varying intensity of pattern. Cutting them was a breeze with the Bouquet Bigz Die (which I also used here).  Here are close-ups of the flowers:-




The kit comes with silver painted mini pegs but I substitued gold ones from the Annual Catty to match the Antique Brads in the flower centres.  There are also some vanilla Candy Dots on one of the frames.  

I have to say I am really happy with how this piece turned out & will enjoy switching out elements in the future (just don't expect to see any Crushed Curry pompoms, lol!)  :)

We hope you can play along with us at CASE-ing the Catty this week.  The Design Team, including our Guest Designer - Julia Quinn, have a wonderful group of projects to inspire you. 

You can find the challenge & inspiration from the Design Team here (just click on the graphic):-

www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Project Components
All Stampin' Up! as detailed above
plus Bitty Butterfly Punch, Banner Framelits & Beautiful Wings Embosslit


4 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my goodness, Helen, this is such a work of art. I am going to have to check out that kit as I never even noticed the wire frame! How cool is that. Love your choice of stamps, DSP and embellishments. It's totally a 'ten'.

Rachel Palmieri said...

You've inspired me Helen! I bought this kit, but haven't opened it yet, but I just have to order the bouquet bigz die and I'll be good for holiday crafting. It's a fun way to display and change the decor isn't it? Thanks for getting me started.

Patrice said...

I too just had to have this one as soon as I saw it. In fact I ordered several - love that sturdy wire frame.

Yours has come together beautifully Helen. I love your colour choices and can't wait to see the changes you make to it over time. Thanks for sharing. x

Becky said...

I love this kit- I can see so many variations with and love your take!