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Friday, August 17, 2012
The Perfect Pick with Momenta and Clearsnap Blog Hop
Good morning friends! Welcome to the Clearsnap and Momenta Blog Hop. You should have come to me from the very talented Denise Hahn. Today, I am thrilled to share with you a design I made using Momenta and Clearsnap products.
Last fall my dolly and I went to the pumpkin patch to find just the right pumpkins for our porch. Ever since she was a little girl I have taken the camera along to catch the fun we have during the process. This year, though she is nine and I sadly admit that she is fast losing the excitement in racing up and down the row finding the pumpkins and loading them into our wagon. Sad, yes? But she still let me take a few pictures. This photo was snapped in between the ones with rolled eyes and fake smiles (some real ones thrown in there too).
I began with a grey Momenta background and misted some Opaque white on for dimension. I sewed a large circle in contrasting threads to provide the anchor for my leaves and title. I also matted the photo and added some pennant shapes. I used the Mudslide ink and inked the edges of all the leaves and paper pieces.
The designner adhesives and foils were very cool! I admit to being a little intimidated but they are so easy to use and create a distressed vintage feel. I cut and used the adhesives for anchor points along the upper right and along the left of the photos near the pennants.
The letters though, are my favourites. I used the Silhouette to create a large chunky font and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker upside down. Then I added the foils and inked over top with the Mudslide dye ink.
After I had fussy cut all the leaves and adhered everything to the page I inked the outside edge of the background and added a few bits of twine and buttons.
I loved this design and I will definitely be using these foils again. There are so many ways to create wonderful artistic effects on your pages and cards.
Please stop by the Clearsnap and Momenta blogs to see all the other creations my fellow designers have created. You could a $30 prize pack from both manufacturers! Deadline to leave a comment to win is 11:59pm (ET), Sunday 8/19.
Winners of the fabulous Clearsnap prize (shown) will be announced on our blog Monday, 8/20.
Here's the blog hop order..you should be off to Suzanne Austin next!
You'll be amazed and inspired to create your own great projects!
Until next time, keep doing what you love.
PA-2331 Premium 12x12 Paper Pad
PA-0925 12x12 Paper Pad
PA-2383 Kaleidoscope 12x12 Pyramid Pad
Design Adhesives "Let's Party"
Designer Foils in Irish Eyes and Lucky Penny
Dye Ink in Mudslide
Misc Thread and Twine
Silohuette Fonts are LD This and That & SNF Lollihop
Studio Calico Mr. Huey Mist in Opaque White
Xyron Sticker Maker
Xyron Mega Runner
Beacon's 3-in-1 liquid adhesive