Welcome to my blog! Starting at midnight of Sept. 1st, I am part of the Damask Divas September Blog Hop. We are showcasing the beautiful new Paper packet, Clementine, from Close to My Heart. If you came from Diana's Blog, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas to find out where you are in the hop.
This month, I had a backlog of pictures and needed to catch up so I decided to create a layout from the new Make It from Your Heart--Volume 1. I chose the pattern, In Focus, on page 14 (which is really just named Pattern 14, lol thank you, Shelly!) The pics I used are from spring break 2010 on a trip to Florida. I feel like the colors in Clementine make these photos of the setting sun on the ocean come to life.
Aren't the colors perfect? I would have never thought to use them in this way--these pics were the next to use in my scrapbook order, so it just kind of fell into place. The strips of blue that border the squares of color are from another paper pack, Pemberley. I also took the letters from the Pemberley Stickease to spell out "perfect." The color was just begging to be paired up with the colors of the sunset in Clementine. I inked the edges of a cork heart shape with the new Cashmere Ink and placed one of the Cottage Assortment buttons in the center. The word "ending" is stamped with the Trinity Alphabet My Acrylix in Saddle Ink.
Next, I fashioned my very own sun from the shapes on our new Artiste Cricut cartridge with one of Clementine's pattered papers and some Sorbet Cardstock. This cartridge is JAM PACKED with new shapes--700 shapes in all!
I wanted to capture the emotions of the moment in a journalling tag that I cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge. It is inked in Saddle and embellished with Soebet Ribbon from the Designer Ribbon Red Collection, Natural Hemp, Sorbet Buttons from the Buttons Red Assortment, a cork heart from the Evergreen Cork Shapes, and another one of the Cottage Assortment buttons. The words are stamped from the Keepsake Alphabet My Acrylix in first and second generation technique. First generation stamping is the color you get when you ink up a stamp and stamp it the first time. Second generation is the lighter color you get when you immediately stamp it again. This is a very useful technique for creating movement on your pages, or for stamping in a color that you might not have. ;)
So, what do you think? I am really loving Jeanette Lynton's new book that I got this layout from. It really gives you a lot of bang for your buck, and I will be posting other layouts from it soon! I highly recommend it! :)
Thanks for popping in on our hop! Now you are off to Sheri Ann's Blog to see her beautiful creation with Clementine. DON"T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ON OUR DAMASK DIVAS TEAM BLOG! I hope you are having a great time learning about some amazing projects you can make with the versatile Clementine Paper Packet! If you get lost in the hop, you can find the entire list of talented consultants at the Damask Divas Blog. Now hop to it!