I also created a simple card with the Garden Friends set…
I stamped over these pieces, too, as I did above. And the background? I layered two images: the flowers with Soft Green Shadow Ink and the text with Grass Chalk Ink. A great way to get a new look. (Products are linked below.)
Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop. It starts at Jane’s HERE. If you are already hopping, the next stop is at Judith’s HERE. There are prizes in the hop!
I love taking products and changing them up. Giving them a new life and a new look.
Here, I started with a piece of Sticky Back Canvas. To “cut” canvas, I just do a little cut at the edge and tear it. It tears straight and leaves a lovely frayed edge every time. Next, I white heat embossed the circle image on it. I then pressed a ton of various Distress Inks right over on it until it looked absolutely awful. Next, I sprayed it about ten times with a Perfect Pearls + Water mix until it looked worse. But when it dried? Awesome…
By putting on lots of Distress Ink and spraying it, it blending nicely, coloring the canvas and leaving some shine. I also took a Basic Grey flower embellishments and changed it up a bit, adding pearls and twine and such…
For complete instructions, visit Ranger HERE. For supplies, see the small images below.
The background of this card was stamped with THIS fabulous Tim Holtz stamp. The fine lines in the image make it perfect for a subtle background. I lovey it…
And if you don’t have Sticky Back Canvas, I highly recommend it. So many fun techniques you can do with it – it is fun for Copics, stamping, paint, Distress Ink and more. SO much easier to work with then regular fabric. Claudine Hellmuth is brilliant.
Are you a marathon scrapbooker? Do you want to be? As crazy as it may sound, scrapbookers have a lot in common with runners. Both can run into the same problems – lack of time, isolation, a routine that has become more of a drudgery than a help. The good news? You can easily overcome these obstacles.
No, Lain won’t make you run 26.2 miles in just a few hours – but she will challenge you to scrapbook 26 layouts in 26 days! Through The Mother LOAD – A Scrapbook Marathon, part of the 4Experts series for 2011, Lain will show you how committing to making scrapbooking a priority in your life will help you:
Love your pages more
Actually USE your stash
Connect with what you love best about this hobby of ours
The first two months of class will be spent on “basic training” to increase your stamina, refine your process, and get you mentally and physically ready for the ultimate challenge: creating a layout a day for the first 26 days of September. After you cross the finish line, there will be time for reflection – and celebration!”
We are still on vacation and it is heavenly. Here I am snorkeling with the kiddos…
I love being in the water. It is amazing here.
Anyway, I know I have a lot of winners to announce, but I will do them all when I am home. Internet is very sketchy down here. This is my first success so far. But, I do have to admit: I am ok with that. The water is calling my name.
From the moment Echo Park opened, I was in love with the patterns. Oh my cuteness, they are adorable. I use them a lot.
And I was even more tickled when they came out with some fabulous basics papers with some tone-on-tone goodness – Dots and Stripes Collections. Delightful.
A few days ago I was in desperate need for a non-girly thank you card. This is as simple as I can do. I love the look of those diagonal stripes lined up between the colors. (That is the engineer in me.)
And that greeting strip? It is a sticker in one of their paper packs. All I did was add the pearls. Brilliantly easy.
So, how about getting your hands on a pack of these goodies? Just leave a comment here by Wednesday at 11:59pmEST and I will pick a winner of the Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Collection Pack. (Thank you, Echo Park, for sharing this with us.)
Hello! Just wanted to give you an update on the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Thanks to you, we collected over 17,000 cards from all over the world (Qatar, Moscow, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa, etc)! …