Wednesday, 15 July 2015

July Cross Canada Blog Hop - Happy Everything, Operation Smile Stamp Set

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring the current Operation Smile Stamp Set, Happy Everything. When you purchase this stamp set , Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that performs life-altering surgeries what will give children confidence for a lifetime. They have performed over 220,000 surgeries since being founded in 1982.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop and I'm the first person when hopping from East to West. If you came from the awesome artwork of Candra then you are in the right place! 

I love the sentiment Happy Birthday from this stamp set, and decided to just focus on that. I used Lagoon cardstock with the Chevron Embossing folder, and the Blossom Paper along with ZipStrip for my base. I then matted the sentiment on a piece of Smoothie Cardstock.  The flowers are from the stamp set Wavy Blooms and are coloured and blended using the ShinHan Alcohol Markers and Blending pen.

Colours Used:

Turquoise Blue, Cerulean Blue Light, Marigold, Golden Yellow, Cherry Pink & Tender Pink

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is the fabulous artwork from Rosalynd.
 If you get lost along the way I've provided the whole hop list below:
  1. Michelle  YOU ARE HERE
  2. Rosalynd 
  3. Nicky 
  4. Dominique 
  5. Krista 
  6. Sheri  
  7. Lucy 
  8. Heather 
  9. Candra

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring the Projects full of Summer Fun.  So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

AHSC #116 - Do what makes you happy

This week over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, we have an awesome sketch to play with.  There is just so much potential with this sketch.

Remember that you can change out the image with anything you choose....our sketches are a starting point, and shows you placement. We encourage you to let your creative juices flow.

I decided to stay true to the sketch, but kept it pretty clean and simple.  I used the stamp set Wavy Blooms.  One of my favourite stamps.  The flower is coloured with ShinHan Alcohol Markers, Cherry Pink and Tender Pink.  The sentiment in stamped in Black Ink on a layer of Smoothie, Blossom paper, and White Daisy.

I hope you like my card, but continue on to Atlantic Hearts to see the fabulous creations from the design team.