Friday, January 15, 2016

January 2016 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our January 2016 Cross Canada Hop featuring watercolour creations.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join My Creations With Michelle  If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

My project is a layout that I created while attending Close To My Heart's Album Retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah! What a treat it was to spend an entire weekend creating a beautiful album. Quite a few of the layouts we did featured our watercolour paints used in a variety of ways. I will post the others here soon but for now, this is the one I'm sharing:

At first glance, you may not notice the watercolours, or how they were applied. This close up of the title reveals one instance....the title is die cut out of the 12 x 12 white daisy cardstock base and then the watercolour painted paper was placed behind the die cut opening and adhered. It's hard to see the ombre technique used with the blue watercolour paint but it's there, and then the piece was splattered with a little paint on the brush. I love this look and will definitely use this technique again.
 Paint splatters were added in a couple more location where embellishments were clustered:

 I also wanted to show you these cute little gold foil stickers....they come from our Fundamental embellishment packs, one of my new much goodness in one little package! Check them out!

Materials used: White daisy & whisper cardstock, watercolour cardstock, Adventure Fundamentals paper pack, watercolour paints, Charlotte paper pack, Gold shimmer trim, Grey enamel gems, PML Beautiful You cards, Gold Fundamental assortment, C1626 Hexagonal Patterns stamp set, D1686 Noted - exclusive Album Retreat stamp set. To purchase any of the above materials, click here!

Another watercolour project I did was this card, just playing around with the colours and mixing them up. There is really no right or wrong way to use the watercolour paints! Just have fun with them!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's Simply Artistic If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle S's blog, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be feature Cardstock creations. Mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us. 


  1. Love the layout....great job using and showing techniques.

  2. OOOH Very cool idea for a title on a layout! I love it!

  3. Great projects! Love your title on the layout and nice background on your card.

  4. I would have never thought of painting the relief area of a cut title. Awesome.

  5. Love the layout! I'll be using your idea for the title for sure ;)

  6. great layout and card, love the colours you used in the card.

  7. Love the use of the watercolours! Some more techniques for me to try!!

  8. That is very cool doing the watercolour on the title. That's why I love these hops !


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