Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hearts of the West June Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Blog Hop. If you came from Chantal Pearson's blog you're in the right place! This is a circular blog hop, if you get lost or want to start at the beginning. You can find the list down below.

This month's colour challenge has been picked by Nancy Klein. It's a soft color pallet perfect for this time of year. The project is open to our choice to keep it simple.

It's my first time participating in a blog hop and I'm so excited! The Close To My Heart colours that were chosen for this round are Sky, Crystal Blue, Olive, Barn Red, Hollyhock, and Blush.

For this card I used one of our CTMH embossing folders and inked it up with Crystal Blue for a letterpress effect on the Sky card stock. I stamped the Fox from February's SOTM ( S1402 Wild About Love) in Barn Red and used the blender pen to add Blush and Hollyhock to the flower and blush to the fox's ears and cheeks. Shapes were cut with Spellbinders dies. The sentiment was stamped twice in both black and Olive for a shadow effect.

For the other two cards I stamped the lilac base image (B1447 A Mother's Love) in Sky and the detail in Blush. The leaves were stamped in Olive ink and 2nd generation Olive ink. The stem was "painted" with the blender pen in Barn Red and the sentiment is stamped in Hollyhock. I added a little Crystal Blue coloured jewel from my stash and sponged the edges in Crystal Blue ink to complete the pallet. The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder for some added texture and the shapes were cut with nesting dies by Lifestyle Crafts. It's neat to see what a difference in the overall feel of the card a change in the colour of a mat makes!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations. Now off you go to see Sonia St Jean.

Nancy Klien -
Chantal Pearson -
Amanda K. Gordon -
Sonia Parent St Jean -
Michelle Marciniw Olson -
Jackie Vandaele -
Linda Pekrul -
Donna Digby -
Corinna Murphy -
Anna Miller -

If you have any questions or comments, we love to hear from you. Thanks for reading and see you next month. 


  1. Love the look of the chevron background!! Haven't bought that embossing folder yet. On my list!!

  2. Very nice! Loving the chevron embossing folder as well.

  3. I love the hydrangea (lilac??) card!! :)

  4. That letterpress effect looks wonderful! Great job with the cards. I like seeing the comparison of the two different mats - you get a totally different effect with each one. BEAUTIFUL job stamping the lilac images - so soft and lovely!

  5. fun set! the fox one is super with the background.