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Supplies used: Wooden letters purchased at Hobby Lobby, CTMH Sophia Paper Pack, CTMH Sophia My Stickease, CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Mod Podge, CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Hollyhock & White Daisy cardstock, CTMH Stardust Glitter Glitz, CTMH Hollyhock Stitched Ribbon, and CTMH Sparkle Flourishes.

This month’s challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to LEAP and you can interpret that however you like.  For me, I have so many projects that I want to do but never have the time.  So I decided to just leap into one of these and get it done!  I purchased these letters at least 2 years ago for my scrapbook room with good intentions and never did anything with them.  I am very pleased with how they turned out and I’m excited to have new decor to add to my room.  I covered the letters first with the Sophia papers using Mod Podge, then added the embellishments.  All the diecuts are cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I added Glitter Glitz randomly to the flowers to give them a more real feel.

When I went to hang the letters, they didn’t fit exactly where I wanted them (centered over my dry erase board) so I did the same thing I think of when I’m doing a scrapbook page.  I offset them instead of doing a straight line.  I thought they fit that way but when I went to actually hang them, they didn’t.  But they’re hung now and it’s done.  I’m just going to try to not let it bother me that they are not centered.

The backs of the letters were flat and didn’t have anything to hang them.  I used Command Picture Hanging Strips.  They seem like they will hold now and the letters are not that heavy.  I’ll update if they fall down. 🙂

The Elemental Workshop on the Go Kit includes:

Elemental Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Elemental Workshop ($13.95) (stamp set is exclusive to this workshop kit)
Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes ($5.95)
Antiqued Copper Designer Brads ($3.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)


Here are my pages:

Come back tomorrow to see the bonus project that can also be made with the Elemental Workshop on the Go Kit.

This kit is available thru January 31, 2012 and February 29, 2012 (while supplies last).

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting the Masking Technique as shown on page 15 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  Masking is when you use a piece of scrap paper to cover an image (or part of an image) so you can stamp around the original image.  Click here to watch a video that explains and shows masking in full detail.

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.  If you are coming from Bethany’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, Lagoon ink, Sunkiss Yellow ink, Blush ink, rubber brayerBaby Pink reinker, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Ribbon Rounds – Blush Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, DCWV Alphabet Stickers, Studio18 Rhinestone Stickers, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.  Layout is loosely based on a March 2008 Page Map sketch.

I used the Cricut to cut an image for my masking.  I used a brayer to apply ink over the mask to create my background.  Then, I misted with a spray pen filled with water, Baby Pink reinker, and Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint to add to my final background.  The accent flowers are scraps from the mask I used and they are inked with Sunkiss Yellow, Blush, and Lagoon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Judy’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!

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