Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September SOTM Blog Hop - Paper Garden



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Paper Garden, a set of 10 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa'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:  



This month we have 39 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I made a series of cards as I decided I wanted to play with the new watercolor paints. I used a combination of 3 colours in each pallet I choose. Those colours are Yellow, Blue and Green.  I created an ombre effect moving from lightest to darkest as I moved down the page.  I tried embossing before and embossing after I had water coloured....and it really didn't make a different as long as your paper was dry before you embossed and stamped.  If the paper was even mildly wet, when you stamped the ink would run, 

I used sentiments from the Artfully Sent Cricut stamp, and used Black ink.  Here are my cards.




This final card done in yellow,encountered a small accident. I smudged black ink, but I did not despair, as I had seen a card(store bought) that looked sort of grudge. So I tired my hand at it, and this is how it turned out....I actually really like the effect. What do you think? Leave me some love if you like this grudge effect.


Now "Hop" on over to Sheila'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 Paper Garden SOTM is only available until 30th of September!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

12 comments:

  1. Great cards. Great watercolor backgrounds and I really like how the grunge turned out on your final card.

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  2. My favorite is the yellow with the accidental grunge look. :)

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  3. Like the yellow card a lot! I think it's perfect just how it turned out!

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  4. Michelle, love these cards. My favourite is the yellow grunge effect. Thanks for the ideas.

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  5. Reading the above comments, it's interesting how the yellow one seems to be the favourite - funny how that happens sometimes, isn't it? I love all three of them - terrific work with the watercolours.

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  6. These are all beautiful - yellow is my fave!

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  7. Love your accidental grunge!

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  8. All three are gorgeous, however....my absolute fave is the yellow "accidental" grunge card....LOVE that look...I may have to case that one!

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  9. Love your cards. And the yellow one is my favourite, I love that look! :) If you had not said, I would not have known it was "accidental".

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  10. Very pretty cards, great technique! The first one is my favorite.

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