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 *