Posts Tagged ‘glitter’

August 2012 CTMH Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Monochromatic

WELCOME!  I’m so glad you are joining us for our “Use Your Stash Blog Hop”.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Cherri Hardcastle’s Blog.  If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here.  This month’s theme is monochromatic (using one color).

Supplies used: DCWV paper, CTMH Glitz Glitter Gel – Green, Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Flutter, and American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Alphabet Stickers.

I’m not much for monochromatic, however it is a great choice for busy photos.  My photos has so much color that by using one color in my layout it works well.  I used the Glitter Glitz (which I love!) to add some sparkle directly to the page.  I also used it to “color” my butterflies.  Here’s a closeup:

Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner’s Blog for more ideas on using up your stash.

Here is a list of participants:


Miranda Layout

Supplies used: Unknown papers from my stash, Petaloo Flowers, CTMH Keepsake Alphabet, CTMH Cotton Candy ink, CTMH Cocoa ink, CTMH Twinkle Brads (retired).

I created the two-tone title by first inking the letter with Cotton Candy ink, then I used a sponge dauber to apply Cocoa ink to the bottom part of the letter, then stamped.

Sweet Layout

Supplies used: Doodlebug Designs Sweet Cakes paper & stickers, and CTMH Glitter Glitz.

This was a simple page that came together quickly by using coordinating products.

Stamp Sunday #16 – Authentic

D1401 Authentic

This a really great stamp set that I had yet to use.  As soon as I ran across it in my stash I had the perfect photo to use with it.  The set has a lot of images that can be used on any page, like a corner image and a couple journaling boxes, plus a lot of little words!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Florentine Paper Packet, Authentic stamp set, Cocoa ink, Twilight ink, Twilight Marker, Vanilla Cream ink, and Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel.  March 2012 Page Map.

March 2012 Technique Blog Hop – B&T Duo Designs

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the B&T Duos Designs as Embellishments  Technique as shown on page 21 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  Cut portions of your B&T paper and use as embellishments on your project.  This is something I love to do!

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 Joy’s Blog.  If you get lost along the way, go to my previous post for a list of all participants.

Supplies used: Florentine Paper Packet, Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems, 3-D Foam Tape, Bronze Glitter Glitz, and Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge.

I used this March 2012 Page Map sketch:

This is one of my favorite techniques!  There are so many beautiful papers and turning them into even more beautiful embellishments to accent your page is so much fun.  I cut all the flowers, large and small, from two different Florentine papers.  A trick to cutting is to be sure to use a good scissors and when cutting move your paper (not the scissors) especially when cutting circles or curves.  I embellished my cutouts with glitter glitz and added pearls.  I used the 3D foam tape to add some pop to my page.  You can see the details in the first picture at the top of this post.  There are so many other things that you can do…you can cut borders, add Liquid Glass, Sparkles. buttons, brads, the list is endless!

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit Technically Terrific where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Tracey’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!