The Crafty Collaborations team is comprised of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. Each month, we participate in several collaborative projects including blog hops, like this one, to inspire all of us in our passion for crafting. Our goal is to create, share, and inspire every crafter to keep our creative energy flowing.

Abstract Beauty

Todays project features the gorgeous abstract beauty product suite. When first browsing through the mini catalog I truly fell in love with the suite and immediately knew, I had to order those products. At the point they finally arrived at my desk, honestly it took a little time to come up with a project idea. So what I usually do, in case I am not inspired straight away, I browse through the internet to see what other creatives have come up with – so this project was actually inspired by Nancy Amato (bmorestamper), who shared a number of fun projects showcasing the abstract beauty product suite.

With “Share it Sunday” coming up, a childhood memory came to my mind and I thought, well why not give it a try – so here you see my turn on The Very Hungry Caterpillar created with stamps from the abstract beauty stamp set.

For those of you, who do not know (I hardly believe there is anyone out there who does not know the story) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, it is a children’s story written and illustrated by Eric Carle, first published in 1969. The story features – as the name already tells – a very hungry caterpillar who eats her way through a wide range of food before pupating and emerging into a butterfly.

As a child, of course, I got to know the story and immediately fell in love with the colors and illustrations of the book. For some reason we never owned the book ourselves and had to get it from the local library. But since I was not the only child loving the story, it was a real gamble, whether the book was available for collection of not. Whenever I got hold of it I was truly the happiest child on the planet. So as I saw the project idea I immediately knew I had to re-create my childhood friend – the very hungry caterpillar.

The project as well as the books story shows, it is always worth taking a second look on things, because the first sight might not be the true one. The same goes with the abstract beauty stamp set – you might think “this is not my kind of set” – please refer to my project and find it being super versatile in it’s use.

Abstract Beauty

As part part of the awesome crafty collaboration community it was a pleasure to share this little story of my life along with my “Share it Sunday” project. I hope you enjoyed the story time and creative project.

Please feel inspired to first hop over to all the other amazing blogs, collect a lot of inspiration and afterwards spent some time over on your craft desk yourself!

Blog Hop

In case you are located in Europe and are interested in purchasing with me, please hop over to my online shop and find some other projects created by using Stampin’ Up! products.