Back to the Basics! Technique Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting all types of basic techniques. 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 Lauren Moore’s Blog, you are on the right track!

I chose distressing as my technique. I used my ink pad direct to the paper to add ink around the edges of all the papers. I thought the stickers might be a bit too bright with the white border so I took a sponge with black ink and lightly added ink right on top of the letters and spider web before I removed them from the sheet. I also added “speckles” of black on the background paper with the black shimmer brush by simply holding the brush horizontal over the paper and tapping. (Tip – if you don’t have enough color coming out just squeeze it a little but be careful to not get too much unless you want a really distressed look. I would recommend practicing on scrap paper first.)
The uneven doodling lines add to the “imperfect” look of the distressing.
And last, instead of adding bulky embellishments, I added my own “dots” using the Black Diamond Stickles.

Supply List: Spooktacular Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet, Black Shimmer Trim, Black Journaling Pen (.03), Black Ink, Black Shimmer Brush, and Black Diamond Stickles Glitter Gel.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle Loncar ‘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!

Holiday Cheer Special

Spread some holiday cheer with handmade gift tags and ornaments! Add festive touches using exclusive stamp images and our shaker window Thin Cuts!
Additional supplies required: Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts

You can also receive your choice of these exclusive stamp sets FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party this month!

Hawthorn Cards

The Hawthorn Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set + Thin Cuts
2 – Hawthorn sheets
6 – cardstock sheets (1 Charcoal, 2 Paprika, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Mink Twine
15 – white card bases & envelopes
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

Use the Hawthorn cardmaking workshop kit to create 15 cards, 5 each of 3 designs. The workshop kit includes an exclusive B-size stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts, and features the use of watercolor pencils, along with several stamping techniques.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Paprika Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Watercolor Pencils
Waterbrush – Small Round
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Glue Dots Micro Dots

Autumn Air SOTM Blog Hop (Oct 2019)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring
Autumn Air , which is the October 2019 SOTM . If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Autumn Air stamp set (October 2019 SOTM), Charcoal Ink, Brushed Letters stamp set, Mix-Ins Paper Packet, Hawthorn Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (sticker sheet), and Pewter Journaling Pen.

So this is not at all the purpose of this stamp set but I try to challenge myself to use the SOTM in different ways. When this thought came to mind, I just couldn’t help but scrapbook these photos. I knew I would look back and laugh about it some day. 🙂

Now “Hop” on over to Brandi Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Autumn Air stamp set is only available until October 31! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Hawthorn Scrapbook Kit

On November 1, we will be creating the Hawthorn Scrapbook Layouts.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by October 4 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Hawthorn Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – Hawthorn Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
6 – cardstock sheets (1 Charcoal, 2 French Vanilla, 2 Pebble, 1 Sangria)
1 – Hawthorn Complements
4 – exclusive die-cut sheets, 12″ x 12″
1 – set of exclusive wood shapes
3 – Memory Protectors Top Load
Photo placeholders & printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

Optional supplies:
Pebble Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Round Sponge
Journaling Pen – Black (.03)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Glue Dots Mini Dots

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Sangria, Paprika, Saffron, Sage, Toffee, Sapphire, Charcoal, Pebble

You may also like:
Hawthorn Paper Packet
Hawthorn Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Hawthorn Coordinating Cardstock
Hawthorn Complements
Hawthorn Wood Shapes
Picture My Life Cards – Hawthorn
Hawthorn – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Hawthorn – Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Hawthorn – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
Hawthorn – Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Hawthorn Cardmaking Workshop Kit

The current specials are:
Autumn Air

My completed projects: I added some sparkle and shine to my pages using the Gold Shimmer Brush and Golden Rod Stickles Glitter Glue.