Saturday, 27 June 2015

Class Coming up in July - Watch for Details

If you are interested in this class let me know and I can tell what to include in your order.

Close to My Heart June Stamp of the Month Class Layout

For the Stamp of the Month layout for June I decided to celebrate the magic of mixing a variety of Close to My Heart paper past and present and using markers and watercolour pencils on stamped images. The papers I used came from four different paper paks including the Fundamental Whimpsy package of paper. Slate ink was used on the images.
Here is the top title featuring: Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart
The details of colour were added using the Shinhan markers from CTMH and watercolour pencils. The Artbooking cartridge was used to cut the sweet sign in Kraft paper.
Here is the layout integrating the above images: 

Other embellishments were created with buttons, a variety of circles, zip strips, and stamps. The layout celebrates Mother's Day including the mothers to be - my daughter and daughter in law. Exciting times ahead for all of us!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Preparing for the June Stamp of the Month Class- Joys of Patterned Papers

Notes: When I prepared the layouts for the June Stamp of the Month class I looked for variety but limited my selections so the combination wasn’t overwhelming. I looked for some contrast but because the topic was summer and ice cream I wanted a pastel feel and nothing that was too much of a contrast. What is awesome about Close to My Heart I used papers from at least four different themed paper paks and framed them with Colonial White to set them off and link the two pages together. This is the basic process I used.
Focus on Mixing Pattern Papers

1. Mix different size patters together - such as a one large pattern with a few smaller patterns.

2. Use patterns with similarities other than color - such as all geometric shapes - with one pattern being stripes, one being squares, one being circles, etc - or all plant themes - with a small floral print, a large floral print, a leafy print, etc

3. Use patterns with subtle similarities - such as a striped pattern with thin black accent lines, a leaf pattern with black lines accenting the leaves, and a square pattern with thin black line accents.

4. Use patterns with the main colors within the same color family - for example look at the colours in the Idea Book and how they are grouped or the colour wheel and check out home d├ęcor trends or Workshops to Go.

5. Pull your papers and lay the patterns on your scrapbook table and step back and check them out – how do they blend – are they the same tone. Remove any that clash.

6. Layer them and see if the shades and textures in the papers complement each other. Tie them in with embellishments if necessary.
Watch my blog the week of June 22nd and I will post my creations.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Taste of Summer Artwork - Scrapbook Tea Party for Ovarian Cancer

Taste of Summer Card #1

The Make and Take for the Day : Orange You Sweet Card:(all CTMH unless stated otherwise)

1. Base done in Sunset Cardstock and cut from Artfully Sent CTMH Cricut cartridge.
2. Taste of Summer paper pack was used for all other paper.
3. Stamp set: Vintage Type for words, and  special promo stamp CC1039 .
4. Inks: Sunset and Black.
5. Embellishments: clear sparkles

Taste of Summer Card #2


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