Saturday, February 15, 2020

"Color Your World" CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop where we feature Close To My Heart products in our creations. This month our theme is "Color Your World" so it will be fun to see what the participants design to align with that topic. 

If you are coming from Katy's Blog, you are on the right track. You will find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post. Now...let's go see what I have to share with you, shall we?

I've been wanting to create some cards using this exclusive (Hostess-only) stamp set, "Punny Thanks" and decided that I would incorporate this month's theme while coloring in these cute images (and some bling). (If you want to know more about hosting a party, visit this link or contact your Consultant.)

I incorporated the Mix-in paper packet, Zip Strips, and coordinating cardstock, in the making of these three cards. I absolutely LOVE the punny sayings, especially the "Moo-chas grass-ias". It reminds me of a co-worker, many years ago in Irving, TX, who would always say it that way. Wouldn't this be a happy piece of mail to receive?! 

To color in the images, I used our Spectrum Noir Alcohol-based markers. Each marker features three separate fine bullet nibs in a perfect gradation of colors, from light to dark. I watched a short video to get an idea of how to use them effectively and think I am getting better in blending. I totally love them! 

💜 TIP 💜: 
I have found that I color most of the image in the lightest color first, highlight accents in the darkest color, and then blend the two with the medium color. Then, I add the light and dark colors as desired, to get the finished look. (I'll be sharing a video on my VIP group. If you don't have a Consultant, contact me and I'd be happy to add you in.)

The markers were also used to color in the gems in the "Thanks a Bunch" card. They were Silver Glitter Gems that I colored to coordinate with the color scheme. I love that I can do this with any light gem or dot we carry. It's super fun and is another purpose for the alcohol markers.

This is the last card I have to share with you today. I kept it simple and soft, wanting to use the Ballerina patterned paper. 

I hope you have enjoyed what I have share with you. Now it's time to head on over to Alyson's Blog to see what fun she has to share with you! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

List of Participants:

1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*
2. Alyson Mayo
3. Michelle Loncar
4. Haley Dyer
5. Cat Nowak
6. Darlys Recker
7. Tamara Sandwisch
8. Lauren Moore
9. Kim Loewen
10. Jayma Malme
11. Valerie Kapsha
12. Miss Carrie's Creations
13. Maz Wood
14. Katy Taylor


  1. All these cards look super sweet & great job at colouring with the markers

  2. Love these - amazing how the same design can look so different using various papers and stamps.

  3. So cute, love them all. I agree with Alyson and that is is amazing how they all use the same design but look completely different.

  4. Love that you used one pattern but they all look different! They are all great!

  5. These cards are adorable! Thank you for being a part of this month's Technique Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you create next! 💙☕MissC

  6. Great cards! I love the different looks out of the same pattern.


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