Archives for July 2018

Magically Masked Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the masking technique.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DEBI MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

Masking can be done in a number of ways.  If you are using a stamp sets you cover up part of a stamp image with tape or paper and stamp only the part you want to show. I decided to make a Cricut cut to use as a mask. Here is the finished product and then I will show you how I created the fire works.

I used this fireworks overlay to make the mask.  I could not get the dimensions to fit a standard card without distorting the image.  So it was cut at 4.5″ x 6.8″ and I added a strip of paper to make it have the little border on all sides.

I then used a sponge to ink the fireworks in Sapphire and Pomegranate.

When you remove the mask it look like this.

I then turned it to the side and added the sentiment which comes from the Central Park Scrapbooking stamp set. I used second generation stamping to get the lighter background behind Summer. I then added a little liquid glass to the stars to they would pop.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the Masking!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 301 ~ Poppy, Lemon and Willow

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #301 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: POPPY, LEMON, and WILLOW.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

For this challenge I decided to use the Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set.

I first inked the stamp set in Lemon and then rolled the top in Willow and the bottom of the image in Poppy.  I then inked it a second time in Black ink and cut out the “reason” I then used a watercolor brush to pick up a bit of the Willow ink from the top of the stamp pad to color in the “reason”.  I used one of the pattern papers for the Central Park pack and created my own pattern paper by random stamping the solid circle from the Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set in Willow on Willow.  I then used a couple of the Central Park sequins and White Glitter paper for a bit of pop.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #301 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 26, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampaganza Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza Blog Hop!!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fantastic special this month with Stampaganza.  So you will be seeing art work featuring a variety of stamps sets which are retiring soon, but you can still purchase and get a deal!! This month when you buy any two stamp sets and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSONS Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I realized I created this card for my son’s teacher this year and never shared it, so I thought this would be a great time to do so.

I used the adorable School Kids stamp set and dies.  I used my ShinHan Markers to color the little boy and school.  I used Cranberry, Toffee and Black cardstock.  The Alphabet pattern paper is from the the now retired Enchantment Fundamentals.  I then used my back pen to doodle the dashes.

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 300 ~ Bashful, Mink and Pacifica

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #300 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: BASHFUL, MINK, and PACIFICA.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

WOW we have made it to our 300th challenge!! It is such a milestone!! When I joined a a design team member it was our 110th challenge which was September of 2014!  Wow does time fly!! Do you like to win prizes??? Well then you will want to join us for this challenge and here are the details!!

How would you like to win a US Priority Medium size box full of stamps, papers, embellishments? It will be a Mystery Box packed full with Close to My Heart supplies! To be eligible for the prize you must do 2 things–create and enter challenge #300 AND leave a comment on this blog post that says you would like to win this prize. (Must be a US resident to win this Mystery Box).

I used the inks to water color the house an and ground.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #300 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 19, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Highlight Reel

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~ A Highlight Reel (S1807) a set of 23.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

There are so many great stamps in this set I was not sure how I wanted to use it.  I could totally see how I could incorporate it in a layout; however, time is not working in my favor as I am about to put our house on the market.  So I wanted to see how I could incorporate this stamp set into a card.  Here is my creation.

I focused on the car stamp and crated a fun pattern.  I colored them with my markers.  I used a card pattern from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 2.  I used the Central Park Paper Pack.  The “Happy” is from the Central Park Cardmaking Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Central Park Sequins for pop and a little White Ribbon.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of July and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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