7/17/11

CCG 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop

2011 Design Team

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST
We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.



If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's blog, and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, your next stop is Nancy!
Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!


So without further a do I present to you palette 200

We continue celebrating National Ice Cream Month with a cool, smooth palette. Our Designer's Challenge is inspired by the melting creamsicles in the Inspiration Photo: Create a project using melting or dripping as a technique. For example you might melt embossing powder or wax and make a faux wax seal by stamping into it, or you might drip paint or some other liquid medium.
Isn't this totally delicious?


For my interpretation of the challenge I wanted to showcase my gorgeous nephew, he is just a week old in this picture.  And so I wanted to do a very clean and graphic page so he would be the only thing standing out.  This was very easy to create for me I was very inspired by him and the colors, that reminded me of a baby boy palette. I did some paint splatters on the background paper, again not too many as I wanted this clean, and painted with liquid pearls in cantaloupe the backgorund paper ribbon.    
Here are some close ups of the work as you can see in the kraft title I melted some clear embossing powder using a Making Memories banner stamp.   To achieve that effect all you have to do is wet you clear stamp with Versamark and then pour the clear embossing powder over it.  When you melt the powder you will get that beautiful brown tone on Kraft.  You can do this with any solid colored paper and you will get the same clear effect.  
here you can see the embossed effect!


I also wanted to create a card, again inspired by the baby...We all need baby cards in our stash and this one can just help you give the perfect gift a special touch.  Although I didn't photograph the process I will explain what I did.
I deconstructed a real Kraft envelope, what you see as the top flap with the pearls painted is one of the sides that are glued to make the envelope!  I cut my blue cardstock to size, 1/4 inch less on each side of the envelope size.  This I machine stitched to the kraft so that I could create a pocket to slip a note in,  my machine decided no to cooperate any more, (hey that happens to the best of us, sometimes too!) and I was forced to replicate the stitching on the other side without any thread.  Sometimes accidents make for the coolest effects, don't you think?  I  then matted the orange cardstock and cut a bit piece of white to surround it with the ribbon and tie the bow.   The finishing touch is the bear journaling spot by Imaginisce, he is sooooo cute!  I stamped my "for you" sentiment and melted some black embossing powder for it to stand out I also lifted it with a pop dot, this gives the card extra dimension, always a good thing!

I hope you had fun while visiting and learned something along the way.  You can always leave me a question in the comment section and I will gladly get back to you.
Now have fun the rest of the hop do participate and there will be a surprise prize for a lucky visitor here in my blog, so leave me your sweet comments and I will choose a lucky winner it will be fabulous if you decide to become a follower in my blog as well!!!!
Remember to go visit Nancy now


*Milagros C. Rivera *







40 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Sweet PERFECTION! LOVE your projects!

Carolyn Lontin said...

such an adorable layout!

celticmystyc said...

Such a sweet layout, again LOVE the clean lines and the focus on the wee one. Your blog is so pretty too! :D

Bellaidea said...

very cute photo!

Helen Tilbury said...

Sweet perfection indeed :) Love your little dots too - I should try that!! Lovely layout & I hope your weekend was good too :) I loved your comment on my blog about the cooking - HOW could I forget that LOL!! Lucky for me my hubby loves to cook - but I have to clean up the kitchen afterwards - and he's a messy cook - so sometimes I wonder as it seems to take the same amount of time :) :)

nita said...

love the clean and simpel design

Fluffy said...

Beautiful projects Thanks for sharing Tracee x

mahlin said...

Such a precious layout.. thanks for sharing

Ruby said...

Such a sweet layout.Love the photo.

Kathy said...

You definitely achieved your goal---he is the star of this page....what a sweetie! I've become a follower!

Jeanne said...

How cute is he... and your layout. Love the card too!! TFS!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Milagros...I just love your layout!!!!Great page !!The photo is so cute
I fill so honored to be part the same time as you.
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Sonia said...

Adorable layout, cute photo!
Great Projects.

theelfqueen said...

Cute Cute Cute! Love those stars!

Tina said...

Love your layout! This is a fantastic technique with the dots! Thank you for sharing!

Alanna said...

Love the clean simple lines of this LO - such a gorgeous photo!! Love the card as well :)

Kelly said...

I love both of your projects...so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Elaine said...

Milagros, this is a very sweet card. What I love about it is the original colours you used. I am always so traditional with baby cards. Always sticking to pastels. Your card teaches me that brighter colours look great too!

monica said...

adorabile

Fran Brunke said...

Love the way you make these colours work for baby boy. Very cool envelope idea - will have to try that myself!

Fi said...

Okay not sure if you got my last message as I cannot see it. So here goes again, love the cute pic and card, so glad you played along it has been such a great way to see each of the DT Members blogs.

peachy alfelor said...

So clean and LO is adorable. I love the kraft envelope too. Great idea! Fabulous!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Milagros! Sigh.....what stunning projects you have created here. I LOVE that color combo. One of my all-time fave palettes. SO perfect for a baby boy page. Love your clean-lined design. Really lets the photo shine, just as you wanted. Love the paper ribbon, too. And such a gorgeous card.:)

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

I love that you used a clean graphic style layout...it really does a wonderful job of keeping the focus on that gorgeous photo. You've done a wonderful job with embossing the banner..it looks fab. So many lovely details on both your fantastic layout and beautiful card.
Thank you too for your incredibly sweet comment on CCG. :)
Have an awesome week...

Kiwi The Kreator said...

I love how the liquid pearls resemble stitching!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Liva said...

Such a sweet baby! And I love how you got your inspiration for a card as well!

jennyevans said...

Beautiful, adorable, precious!! Love that baby!! Loved your little details! Made the page and card that much more special!! Amazing job!!

MARILYN said...

Adorable page, Milly!!! your nephew is so cute!!! Love your card, too!!
Beautiful work!!! :)

Jannina said...

Precious layout! Thank you

Jolanda said...

Very sweet and adorable

scrapbookertink said...

Super adorable layout so cute.

Zeffy said...

AAH WHAT A SWEET BABAY!and such a gentle L.o. beautiful...

sandi said...

Wonderful creations! Love them both.

Gloria (gloxy) said...

Your LO is fantastic! Kisses from Italy, gloria.

Pam Pritzl said...

what a sweet layout ... love the dots!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your projects! thanks for sharing!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Elisa FornEzza said...

Beautiful card and Lo!
Love the photo

forpahl5 said...

Very Sweet! The color combo is something I would have not done that is why I love these challenges! Thanks for sharing!

jenessa said...

Adorable LO!!

Faye Marie said...

What a precious baby!!!!!! The colors suit this well!!!!!!!!