Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's Stamp of the Month, which is called Pinwheels, a happy, trendy set of 10 stamps.  If you have come here from LORI'S BLOG, you are on the right path!

This month we have 60+ Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM (and other great CTMH products) on their blogs. Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
For this month I was inspired by a combo of challenges around the web. I knew I wanted to use some more of that YUMMY Dream Pop paper special, so I grabbed a sketch from my new friends at Scrapbook Challenges. I punned up the title with my son's name, so I've been humming Counting Crows ever since...and I'm linking that up to the Heart 2 Heart Pun Fun Challenge.

I used White Daisy Cardstock for the base, but misted it with some pearlescent spritz tinted with Sunflower Reinker for the April Get Messy Challenge, also going on over at Scrapbook Challenges. I think I usually hold my spritzer too close to the page. this time I angled the nozzle pretty steeply and let it drift over the page. I love the sparkly dimension the spritz added!

I paper pieced the multi-layered pinwheels from the May SOTM using Sorbet, Juniper, and Sunflower inks. Here can see where I colored over the whole Grey chevron resist embossed Slate cardstock from the Dream Pop packet with a grey marker, then buffed it with a tissue to tint the cardstock a bit darker for more contrast. I need all my cardstock to be resist embossed now, please! The pinwheels were nice easy shapes to fussy cut for the paper piecing.

On last detail shot - here the double layered stars are front and center. I wanted them popped up, but not as much as foam tape, so I cut tiny bits of scrap and glued the scraps to the back of the tiny star so it would be popped up just a smidge. I trimmed apart the chevron print zip strip to make my row of arrows across the top. And yes, I paper pieced the sentiment into a rainbow as well used post-its to fussy stamp the rest of the sentiment. I'm linking this page up to the Paper issues Serendipity Theme too, because they are totally awesome and I feel lucky anytime I finish a page with actual pictures, don't you?

Now "Hop" on over to ANGELA'S BLOG to see her TWEET work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the great crafting and SOTM ideas! Remember, this SOTM will fly away at the end of May, and your SOTM purchase will count towards getting your paws on that yummy Dream Pop Paper too!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!

Here are a few more projects I have made using the May Stamp of the Month...
Team Meeting Card
Hexagon Cards
Quilted Inspiration Card


11 comments:

Tamra Pope said...

Fabulous layout Wendy...your attention to detail is amazing and I love how you used the stamped images as embellishments :) See you soon at Convention!!!!!

Krista Hershberger said...

Beautiful work Wendy! :) LOVE your layout!!! :)

Nancy Womersley said...

Amazing layout!

Maureen said...

Love your choice of colors! The silver still stands out.

Casandra Bennett said...

Super cute layout, but your adorable little man really makes the layout. :)

Katy said...

What a CUTIE!!! And love the pun!

Mary Eisen said...

Very cute!

Carol Labuski said...

You sure are 'punny'! Love it! Thanks for sharing this and playing along with H2H!

Haley D. said...

What an awesome layout! Thanks for sharing your pun fun with us @ H2H!

Dawn said...

Wonderful!!! You have such great style!

Sheila Bennett said...

Fun,bright page.

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