Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Negative Images Can Create Positve Outcomes

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Negative Images” Technique as shown on page 92 in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 
You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  If you are coming from Shirley’s Blog, you are on the right track.  Let’s get started!
After cutting out several images for a card workshop, I had a section of the Dreamin’ paper left that looked a lot like a grid.  For some reason, I just couldn’t throw that piece away.  Good thing I didn’t because it worked out well for this project!  I had several pictures of butterflies but didn’t have room for all of them, so I cut them down to focus only on the butterfly and then laid the “grid” over the pictures.

As embellishments, I wanted to use the Just Blooms Flutter shapes.  While I was inking the shapes, I noticed the paper underneath my shape had a negative image of the white inside a ring of the ink color.  So, of course, I added that to my layout.  You never know when or how a negative image will accent your project!

I’d love to hear what you think of my interpretation of the Using Negative Images Technique.  Leave a comment, then hop on over to Joy’s page to see what she has created this month.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686
Sunset Ink – Z2191
Chocolate Ink – Z2111
Cr̬me Brulee Ink РZ20167
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Round Sponge – Z697
Just Blooms Flutter Shapes – Z1463
Sparkle Flourishes – Z1708
Bonding Memories Glue - 1512
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer – Z338
Microtip Scissors – Z534
Dreamin’ B& T – retired
White Daisy Cardstock – 1385
Scroll Album Kit WOTG – G1042

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New * New * New

With the first of August comes more heat than we know what to do with.  Good thing Close To My Heart has few cool NEW things going on!  First, there is the new Idea Book, next is the new Artiste Cricut cartridge, and last but not least, is the new way to become a Consultant.

If you have thought about being a Consultant, but wasn't sure Close To My Heart has come up with an idea to make it simpler for you.  There are two Consultant kits now!  The first one is called the Essentials Kit and is only $49!  The second kit is our traditional Master Kit for $99.  Regardless of which kit you choose, you will be receive this tote we got at Convention for free.

But, you must hurry, because there are only a limited amount.  Corporate has told us that when the supplies are gone, they are gone.  This is a great messenger bag.  I love mine! 

The Damask Tote Bag Features:
* 17" x 17" x 6"
* Large exterior pocket for 12" x 12" paper packets
* Huge interior pocket that can hold a 12" x 12" album and more
* Small zippered interior pocket
* Fabric is a coated-canvas for durability & easy cleaning
* 2 water bottle pockets
* Can be worn on the shoulder, across the body, or as a backpack
* Large outer flap snaps closed

This is one beautiful bag and it is FREE when you sign up as a Consultant with Close To My Heart.  Go straight to my website to get started!    Come join my team, you won't regret it!

Have a fabulous day!