Archive for October, 2011

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Reinkers

Welcome to the October 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are using reinkers.  If you are thinking to yourself “what else are reinkers for besides actually re-inking your stamp pads” then this is the hop for you!  As you hop through you will find a variety of ideas that I hope you will try.  If you are like me it will be a good challenge!

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Adeline’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Amethyst, Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, and Baby Pink reinkers, Prisma Glitter, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Spray Pen, White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Blooms Flowers (link is not exactly what I used but similar), White Daisy Cardstock.  DCWV Alphabet Stickers, and Lavender Magic Mesh.  Based on a June 2011 Page Maps sketch.

This closeup really shows all the glittery shine!  Notice the Pearl Paint on the flowers, background paper, and title paper as well as the Prisma Glitter on the butterfly.  Scroll down for full details.

I first used reinkers to create my background paper.  I put the reinker on a paper plate and then dipped a crumpled up napkin into it and dabbed color onto my paper.  Next, I mixed Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint and water in a spray pen and sprayed on the background to add a bit of glitz.

While this was drying, I used the Heavenly Blue reinker to dye some White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon and Amethyst reinker to dye butterflies from the Just Blooms Paper Shapes Flutter Shapes.  I also sprinkled the wet butterflies with some Prisma Glitter.  The new tweezers worked great for dipping.  This is the first time I have played with reinkers and one thing I have learned is that the color is darker than you would think when you use straight reinker for dying.  Next time I will mix with water to get a lighter color.  Another thing I learned…make sure things are completely dry before adding them to your layout.  I didn’t realize my ribbon was still wet and over time the dye soaked into the surrounding paper.  Luckily it’s not very noticeable because of the background I chose.

I used reinker to color my flowers.  I used a waterbrush dipped in reinker to color the petals from the outside inward, then I sprayed them with the same paint/water mixture that I used for my background paper.

I mixed Baby Pink reinker with Create-a-Shade Paint and painted paper that I used for the base of my title.

Other ideas for reinkers are:

mix with Liquid Glass
mix with Liquid Applique
paint with the reinker using brushes
mix reinker and water in a spray pen
use in glass ornaments to color

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Elizabeth’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go here.

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Reinkers (List)

Wendy K.    <--You are here.
Elizabeth
Nikka Geers
Luisa Morgan
Corina Mitchell
Mary K. Parker
Carol Horton
Adeline Brill

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop – October 2011

The Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop is a mixture of Close to My Heart consultants and customers who have come together to share their projects.  The hop makes a circle so if you have started here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you are coming from Tamytha’s Blog, then you are on the right path.

This month’s theme choices were: SOTM and/or Fall Flair

Supplies used are all CTMH: Dreamin’ Paper Packet, Harvest Happiness stamp set, Bronze Glitter Glitz, and Goldrush, Cocoa, and Pacifica inks.

I chose Fall Flair for the card I made this month.  The Dreamin’ paper is my favorite for this catalog cycle!  It’s clearly a fall theme and the stamped flourish adds flair.

Your next stop is Diana’s Blog.

If you get lost along the way, there is a list of all participants HERE.

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop – October 2011 (List)

Diana Soling
Adeline Brill
Deanne Jacobs
Elizabeth
Heather Hunt
Jody Gustafson
Kathleen Androlewicz
Kristine Ponte
Lela Norris (no post)
Stephanie Thompson 
Tammy Smith
Tamytha Jenkins (no artwork)
Wendy K.       <----You are here!

Love Layout

This is my layout for the October Quote Challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  I used a quote from a DCWV Quote Stack.  I cut it into strips to add more detail.  Because it was vellum, I used brads to attach it to my background.  They match the Decorative Brad in the top right corner.  For the LOVE title, I used the Oxford Color-Ready Alphabet stickers.  I inked them in my first color and then stamped them with the flourish pattern, creating beautiful, original letters for my layout.  Near the bottom of my page you will see a stamped border.  To add more detail, I outlined some of the hearts with Liquid Glass, covered with Prisma Glitter, and let dry.  I just love Prisma Glitter because it works over an color and it is so sparkly!