Saturday, March 14, 2015

•MAKE•IT•Crafty•Hop Blog - Easter & Spring Creations

Welcome back to another •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! This month we are sharing Easter & Spring projects.  Its been a very long and cold Winter. Here's hoping the Promise of Spring will warm your heart.

If you arrived from Sue's blog, you are on the right path. The blog hop is a big circle, you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, you can find the full list of participants HERE.

This 12x12 layout is pack full of techniques, so let's get started.

Spring Layout

Dimensional Title:  Did you know that you can add dimension to your title by simply layer a few cut pieces of cardstock together.  I used Colonial White cardstock and cut the title 5 times.  

Step 1: cut you title using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. 
Step 2: adhere all 5 of them together to create added dimension.
Spring Layout

Spring Layout

Faux Stitching: Create this look in half the time. This is where my love/hate relation with our white core cardstock comes into play.  This is the PERFECT example of why our white core rocks! 

Step 1: score 1/4" border, mark your corners so they meet nicely.
Step 2: lightly score several times, rather than one heavy pass, this keeps the cardstock from tearing.
Step 3: flip the cardstock over so that the embossing is “mountain,” not “valley.”
Step 4: use a sanding block to expose the white core of the cardstock. Work on a flat surface and lightly sand the raised areas.
Step 5: place the piercing foam mat under your cardstock. Use the CTMH ruler for evenly spaced stitch holes. Line up the desired stitching holes over your white scored line.
Spring Layout

Spring Layout

Spring Layout

Spring Layout

Create your own stencil using the Artbooking cartridge:  Use your favorite Artbooking overlay and a spray pen. Create your very own mask to add interest to any plain base page.

Step 1:  select and cut your overlay
Step 2:  use re-inker colours in similar tones.  In this case, 10 drops of Juniper and 5 drops of Ponderosa Pine. Add a drop of create-a-shape pearl paint (unfortunately this is a retired product from CTMH) but any pearl finish acrylic paint will do. Fill the Spray Pen half way with water.
Spring Layout

Spring Layout

Coloring Images:  Create a softer look by stamping your image with a matching tone then layer your colours using ShinHan markers.  Colours used:  Light orange, Shading done with Tender Pink, center done with Pastel Green and Turquoise Blue. 

Step 1:  Stamp image with Juniper, set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2:  Colour-in your images, see list of colour above.
Step 3:  Trim and emboss each flower for added dimension.
Step 4:  Adhere the small flower on top of the larger one.
CTMH ShinHan markers

CTMH ShinHan markers

Materials used to create this layout:
  • cardstock:  Glacier, Juniper and Colonial White
  • pattern paper: Hopscotch (get it before its gone, available until March 31st, 2015)
  • ink: Juniper
  • stamp set:  Happy Birds C1600
  • cricut cartridge:  Artbooking
  • glitter paper:  brown & tan Z1830
  • ShinHan markers;  light orange, tender pink, pastel green & turquoise blue.

Thanks for stopping by! Now its time for you to head on over to Wendy's blog and see her creation. Stay tuned for our next Hop on May 15th featuring Travel, Cottage & Summer creations.  See you then and happy hooping'!


Diana Saunders said...

WOW... that is amazing ~ I LOVE it!

Cyndy Recker said...

I love all the techniques, great job!

Lisa Page said...

Great layout! Love all the info about the techniques.

Wendy Dodds said...

Love your tutorials, especially the stitching. Crafty girl! Great layout.

Pam said...

Wow Julie, this is just Beautiful!! Love all of your little details!

britcanadagal said...

Wow! your page is truly a work of art... Thanks for sharing the tips & tricks..

Marie-France Kupo said...

Spectacular Julie!