Today is day 28 of the Artiste in August Blog Hop. You should have just been to Adeline’s blog. Keep on hopping from link to link until you come full circle.
I made today’s pumpkin box with Florentine and Dreamin’ papers. (both are retired…..I’m working on using up my stash )
This box is made pretty much the same way as the strawberry, only on this one you fold in the point of the box so that is will sit flat.
These would be great at the Thanksgiving table, just add a name tag to each and enclose a quote or verse for each family member to read aloud. Or maybe prompts for what they may be thankful for this year….could be a new family tradition.
I just love the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon from Close To My Heart! Now I always have ribbon in just the right color, simply by coloring it with my ink pads or re-inkers. No more frustration because I don’t have the right color to match my project. Check out this video for some great tips and ideas.
Here’s a card that I made using ink pads and sponges with the Color Ready Seam Binding.
and as promised, here is my Mojo Monday submission (I did cross my heart after all).
Mondays are crazy fun days at my house. 3 round trip drives to deliver and pick up my 2 older grandsons at school. Today there were 2 trips to the library and one to the grocery store, homework, play time, dinner prep. and getting to spend the evening having dinner with my family all here. Monday night dinner together has become a tradition in recent years and I love all the chaos and love that we share. After everything calmed down tonight I was able to get in my craft room to make this card.
Mission accomplished! My goal for this week was to complete and post my Mojo Monday entry on Monday. Here it is.
The hardest part of this challenge was figuring out the dimensions of all the blocks….math has never been my strength . To achieve the watercolor look on the flowers I used a stamping technique called tissue stamping. Basically, you scrunch up a tissue and use it to randomly apply different colored inks to the stamp. For the stems, I selectively inked just the stems and leaves then lightly stamped off some of the ink on a scratch paper so that the color would be softer and more fitting with the watercolor look of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment with chocolate ink, then stamped it again with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder. The beauty of CTMH’s clear acrylic stamps and blocks…you can see through them to perfectly line up where you want to stamp your image!
Supplies are all CTHM unless otherwise noted.
Colonial White & Crème Brulee cardstock
Florentine paper pack (NEW! coming out in the new idea book Feb. 1st)