Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 10/15/2012 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Stamping Technique as shown on page 31 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. This is an oldie but a goodie!
This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from Kindred Heart’s Blog.
Supplies used: Die Cuts With a View Just Dreamy Stack, Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Kudos stamp set, and Close to My Heart Red Glitter Glitz.
My rock n roll stamping technique is used for the circle border along the center of the page. I first inked the image in Cranberry, then rolled in Outdoor Denim before stamping. The glitter glitz was used to create the dots and the border, how cool is that!
I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Judy Faye Garner’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!
Here is a list of participants:
1. Wendy Kessler
2. Judy Faye Garner
3. Tabitha Fritz
4. Joy McHargue
5. Rachel Ventura
6. Kindred Hearts
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/20/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
D1195 The Works Alphabet $17.95
Supplies used: CTMH The Works Alphabet stamp set, Die Cuts With a View papers, CTMH Pacifica ink, Making Memories felt flowers, and American Crafts Elements Medium Glitter Brads.
This is a great size alphabet set for longer titles, subtitles, or when you only have a small space on your page. I also love that it includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation for just $17.95.
I have to admit that I started the title on this layout straight and for some reason couldn’t see the letter “o” correctly. So I’m sharing a secret with you…even though the clear stamps are AWESOME for lining up exactly where you want them, sometimes that doesn’t work or we are plain lazy. I love to move my letters around so they are intentionally not straight. That way there is no messing up and look how cute and playful it looks on this layout! It is also a good option if your title is a tight fit on the page because you can arrange the letters to take up less room. Note that I stamped on textured cardstock and it stamped very clear, just make sure your ink pad is not dry so you get the good coverage.
This was actually a 4-page layout. This is something I will do when I have a lot of pictures for a particular event. I will scrapbook them in the same papers/embellishments so they are easily recognized as one event. Here are the other pages:
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/16/2012 09:55 pm by Wendy
E1020 Token Alphabet $29.95
(I apologize for the poor quality pic. I didn’t finish this until tonight after dark.)
Supplies used: CTMH Token Alphabet stamp set, DCWV papers (I think), CTMH Chocolate ink, Art Philosophy cartridge, CTMH Cotton Candy ink, CTMH buttons, and misc. flowers from my stash.
This stamp set came out before the CTMH Cricut cartridges but I was still able to make it work. Who wants to cut all those circles?!? I had to change the settings on my Cricut to mm (push Settings button, OK for language, + button to move to the Inches=1/10ths, then OK). I cut the circles at 1.10 and they were perfect! I also like the patterned circles that you can add to the letters. I added my patterns with Cotton Candy and second generation stamping. These would also make super cute polka dots on a background paper! Here’s another longer title that I love that came from The Perfect Title.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/15/2012 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the Technique as shown on page 55 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and expanding it to include all coloring techniques!
This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from Amy Kaminski’s Blog.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise stated: Die Cuts With a View paper, Twilight Marker Set, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Opaques Pearl, Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes, and DCWV alphabet stickers.
I took a different approach to the technique this month. I am showing some of the things besides stamped images that you can color with the new Close to My Heart alcohol markers. I used both colors that come in the Twilight set but for the most part I did not notice a difference in color. I did like the lighter color for the butterflies but I did one with each and you can see there is not much of a difference, if you can tell at all. The sparkles are a very light color with they are finished. My favorite coloring was on the pearls. They took the color very well and are beautiful! I would recommend either heat-setting the pearls and sparkles or letting them out to dry. After 10 minutes, my pearls were still wet to touch but they were dry overnight.
Other items that would be good to color: Color-Ready Wooden Shapes, Color-Ready Alphabets, ribbon, any of the Just Blooms, cork, chipboard, etc.
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Joy McHargue’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!
Here is a list of participants:
- Judy Faye Garner
- Michelle West
- Rachel Ventura
- Shirley Ross (no artwork)
- Amy Kaminski
- Wendy Kessler
- Joy McHargue
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/11/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: DCWV paper and alphabet stickers, and unknown buttons.