Sunday, April 18, 2021

You Can Change the World, Girl | Love of Color | Creative Design Team Series...

Let's look at an EASY WAY to create projects with color theories in mind.

I often pull the Love of Color How-To Books from CTMH to choose which colors to use in my layouts. In the video below, I walk you through the tips and tricks to do this.

• Love of Color brings the Close To My Heart color palette to life through beautiful artwork examples illustrating how to create perfectly balanced color combinations.

•This volume features the newest 14 exclusive colors, including color of the year Blue Belle.

• Fits inside a 6" × 8" Everyday Life™ album.

Each two-page spread focuses on one exclusive color shown in three different color schemes. Use this inspirational guide as the ultimate color companion and never second-guess your color choices again!

Here are some photos of my finished layout. I picked out the color of my daughter's shirt (Sundance) and found that color in the Love of Color Vol. 2 How-To Book. Then I chose the 3-color combo and added Glacier and Avocado. My process video explains the process of choosing the 3-color combo as well as how other colors got onto my page.

The strips of black patterned paper and the wood-grain patterned paper AS WELL AS the BELIEVE came from the More Than You'll Ever Know NSD Kit...LOVE that stamp set!
This Glacier Rose-Gold Foil Cardstock comes from the Party Girl NSD Kit and is available for purchase NOW on my website. My process video walks you through ALL the cardstock that comes with this Kit...GORGEOUS!!!
Here's a closeup of the shaker I made. I used the stamp set from the More Than You'll Ever Know NSD KIT. Using our Rectangle Stitched Thin-Cut and Rectangle Foam Shapes made this shaker elements SUPER EASY. I filled it with Rose Gold Loose Sequins to match the Glacier Rose-Gold Cardstock. The puffy stickers are from the Sweet Safari line...

Don't forget to head on over to YouTube and check out my process video where I concentrate more on explaining how the Love of Color books work and how I used Volume 2 in this particular layout. If you'd like a copy of the CTMH Color Wheel where CTMH has broken down the general colors into our Exclusive Colors, you can download {{{here}}}.

Don't forget to check out my Creative Design Team Playlist at the end of my video to check out all the other DT Members and their Color Theory projects! We'll be doing this until Thursday so you still have LOT to look forward to!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Dazzling Dimension - Technique Blog Hop...

Welcome to this months TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP featuring DAZZLING DIMENSION. We have a small but powerful group tonight with only twelve CTMH Makers. 

If you've come from Wendy's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! If you get lost along the way, you can always visit Melissa's Blog to find a complete list of blogs.

There are TONS of ways to add DAZZLING DIMENSION so I wanted to touch on a few. 

I used the Lovely Borders Stamp Set + Thin Cuts for my card so my tips will be in reference to this particular stamp set..

My first TIP is to cut multiple borders so they can be glued together (yes, you could get this same 'look' by using 3D Foam Tape but this is more of a solid look)

My second TIP is to add sponging around you focal piece using a coordinating color - this can be done on ALL LAYERS or just the top layer...

Next you want to add shading on your project UNDER where your focal piece will go. I used Pebble but I also suggest Linen and Mink...

My next TIP is to use our Tri-Blend Markers. Each marker comes with 3 gradations of colors from light to dark. The shading that these makers can do (AND I AM NO MASTER COLORER) adds so much dimension to your images...

That rounds up my tips for DAZZLING's a look at my card

Here's a closeup - I added a final touch of DAZZLE and DIMENSION by using the same Tri-Blend Markers to color some clear sparkles for my flower centers! The HELLO is from April's SOTM - Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings (only available during the month of April). Look at that dimension from the stacked thin cuts, the Pebble Shading and the coloring!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!

Don't forget to head on over to Kim's Blog and see what she has to DAZZLE you with!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Stamptacular Blog Hop...

I am joining twenty other CTMH Makers to celebrate the STAMPTACULAR SALE that is happening all month long!

During April, enjoy Stamptacular savings on a wide variety of My Acrylix® stamps and stamp + Thin Cuts bundles. We’ve even brought back five of our most popular stamp sets just for this sale! These exclusive stamp sets and discounted prices will only be available this month, so order yours today!

If you've come here by way of Megan's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! If you get lost along the way, you can always head on over to Melinda's Blog for a complete list!

Here is my layout...the EASIEST way to stamp a whole bunch of images (check out my YouTube video below for all the details). I used Be The Good Stamp Set + Thin Cuts (YESSSSSS, the stamp set & thin cut bundles are ALSO ON SALE). I used EVERY SINGLE IMAGE from this set! There's a tiny little open heart from the Sunny Days Ahead stamp set (you can see in on the right side of the layout). I LOVE that BOTH of these sets go so well together and I can buy them BOTH at a discount during the month of April!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head on over to my friend, Miss Carrie's Blog to see what STAMPTACULAR project she has to share!

Here's a link to the YouTube video...thanks for watching!