Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop ~ All That Glitters

Do you have some glitter in your stash? Well this hop is for you! This month we are de-stashing any glitter type products in our stash! 

If you've arrived from the blog of  Shirley Ross you're on the right track. Just click the link at the end of the post to continue on the hop! 

For this project I decided to do a layout. I have some photos from last year's Family Golf Outing. This is an annual event for our family and tons of fun! Last year was even more special because my younger daughter and her family were able to join us. So of course the occasion presented itself for some family photos and a 4 generation photo too!

I stamped the flowers from Wavy Blooms in Archival Black ink. When you're going to color with markers or a blending pen this helps the stamped ink to not bleed. First I colored the flowers with a base color. Then using a darker color or the same color, I added another layer that darkened the tones. Finally, I used the Colorless Blending Pen to "erase" some color in areas I wanted it to show off as a highlight. For the glitter I used our Teal Glitter Paper. I put a bottom border on each photo and I cut the word "Family" with the Cricut Artiste cartridge. A few of the flowers are popped up with 3D Foam, too. For the flowers I added some bling to the centers to sparkle them up. At the end I used a journalling pen to do a bit of journalling and then called it good!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamp set: Wavy Blooms
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Blossom paper pack
--Teal Glitter Paper
--Ink: Archival Black 
--Markers: Leaf Green, Turquoise, Peacock Green, Marigold, Colorless Blender
--Cricut Artiste cartridge
--Embellishments: Aqua Dots, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, 3D Foam
--Journalling Pen

I'd love to be your consultant.

Now it's time to see what Darlene Henry has to share!

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. Michelle, BEAUTIFUL!! I love your layout and that is one of my favorite stamp sets!

    1. Thank you so much Shirley. As soon as. I saw that stamp set I knew I had to have it!

  2. Beautiful layout! Your coloring on the flowers looks amazing!

    1. Thanks, Paige. I feel I'm getting better at it.

  3. Love the word "family" cut from glitter paper.

  4. Beautiful layout. The flowers are gorgeous, I love this layout.

  5. Nice layouts! I love the coloring you did on the flowers!

  6. Love your bright and cheery layout! The colors are fabulous. I like how you highlighted each photo with a strip of teal glitter paper underneath. Great colored flowers too!
    :) Marie


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