Friday, October 26, 2012

CC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Holiday Blog Hop! We want you to hop along with us and play for some awesome Blog Candy. The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to provide some inspiration to help you get your holiday crafting underway! Our Design Team has come up with some fabulous projects and we have a little bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas, and home d├ęcor items. So we invite you to hop along with us and get your creative juices flowing!

Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Melissa -  you are here

For my card,  I decided on making a simple birthday card coloring my favorite image from Sarah Kay. I then took some papers from my stash, ran the green through with a cuttle bug folder and assembled.  I couldn't find anything to really go with the card, so I cuts some shapes from the patterned paper I used to add a little dimension.  Assembled the card and its ready to go!

Don’t forget to leave a comment before hopping along to Lori's blog. If you do leave a comment here, you can enter for a chance to win some wonderful AC Glitter Tape which I showed on my project last week. Thanks for hopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop and get many wonderful ideas!

Paper: from stash, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics,
Embellishments:Cuttlebug Oriental Embossing Folder
Other: ATG

Jeans: BG72, BG75, BG78
Pockets: G29, B18, BG10
Ribbon/Shirt: BV00, BV02, BV04
Skin: E50, E00, E02, YR000

Hair: E97, E99, E37
Hat: E21, E11, E33
Flowers:  RV0000, RV00, RV02 
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Ground: YG91, YG93, YG95


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monochromatic Card

Hi!  I have a simple project today.  I was recently challenged to create a monochromatic card.  I thought it would be easy as I love coloring in shades of browns and grey. However, the rules were to color any shade BUT greys and browns.  So, I went to my next favorite group and colored from the BG family.

This was actually much harder than I thought it would be as I wanted different shading for each area and not one gradual change from light to dark.  I started with a Kraft base and added a page from the Prima Fairy tales paper.  Next I added three strips of AC Glitter Tape in shades Aqua and Peacock for added depth.  My aqua strip was actually the half-inch size so I cut it down into two 1/4" lengths.  This isn't found in the store, but you can sign up here for the next Glitter Tape club . . . totally worth it!

After coloring my image, I trimmed and placed so that there is room for a sentiment at a later time.  Right now, this is in my Copic Portfolio which I update pretty frequently so it's always good to leave them slightly neutral so you can customize it at a later date for last minute cards.

Thanks for looking and hopefully I have inspired you to try something out of your comfort range.  Feel free to share your projects!

Paper: Prima
Ink: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics,
Embellishments: AC Glitter Tape, Peacock and Aqua
Other: ATG
Stash: Kraft Paper

Dress: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32
Skin: BG000, BG10
Hair: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32, BG23, BG34
Legs: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32
Shoes: BG23, BG34, BG13
Bows: BG000, BG49