September Round-Up

September 30, 2020

It was a truly busy here at the Inque Spot Studio. I am happy to report that I have resumed my in-person classes, albeit limited in seating due to social distancing. It has been wonderful to see your faces again and have a few laughs as we craft.

That said, I was still working on the various challenges I gave myself but got behind in posting about them. So here is a look see!

Colour Inkspiration: The color challenge CI#86 posted on Wednesday, September 23rd. I have always been drawn to the mystic of these colors. They evoke both the pond and the forest. Fluid (flexible) and Solid (strength).

Happiest of Birthdays

This is the card I created. We are always critical of our work and I wasn’t sure if I loved it. I put it aside. It has grown on me. I like the random placement of the overlapping squares of color and the unpredictability of using watercolor in my work.

Case-ing Tuesday: This is a weekly challenge that I like to do. Each week, another card sample in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is chosen and using the basic layout / sketch, the aim is to create a card inspired by the original. This challenge posted on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Warm Wishes

As you can see, I decided to combine the Colour Inkspiration CI#86 with the Case-ing Tuesday #270 to create my card. While I am truly a red and green kind of Christmas girl, it is fun to play with unusual color combinations when creating Holiday cards. I had fun making this card!

So to recap, my personal challenges: Thursday’s Paper Pumpkin Play Date (September 2020 kit), Friday’s Simple Stamping (Nature), Saturday’s Keep Stamping (Shadow Stamping) and Sunday’s Sketch (SS022) have all been completed.

The last challenge I completed was the monthly Monday Mystery Night event held by Christine Bertram on September 28th. This is so much fun!

Here is a list of what we needed i.e. Clue #1

I decided to go retro and use retired materials for this challenge. Admit it! We all have a stash of stuff.

Perfect Blend

I picked out the Coordinating Pattern Paper first. Since there was no White or Vanilla in the pattern, I went with Crumb Cake. For the focal image that would be stamped on to the scrap, I went with a coffee theme. I love coffee and needed to keep those older coffee stamp sets around. Besides, I really miss getting together with my friends for coffee! The patterned paper felt like the perfect cozy background for this image. I chose to coordinate with the Garden Green rather than the Cherry Cobbler cardstock because it felt more earthy.

Well, there you have it. I am all caught up. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the cards I made. It is much appreciated. If you like what you have seen, please follow me.

Of you have any questions regarding how these cards were made or what supplies I used just sent me a message.

Cheers, Jolanda

I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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