Friday, December 31, 2010

CTMH January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

I can't believe that it is time for another Blog Hop. As 2010 fades into memory, we look forward to 2011 with great anticipation. CTMH is changing to a bi-annual Idea Book that will be officially released February 1st. I have already seen it and there are many really exciting new products! Items that are featured in the Winter 2010 Idea Book will be available (while supplies last) through January 31st, but January is a transition month. "Wings" a terrific paper packet is available beginning January 1st along with several new stamp sets. What fun to have a sneak peak at the new Idea Book. The January STOM "Find Your Style" has so many possibilities!

This is a circular blog hop so please make sure you check out all of the wonderful artwork that has been completed by the well over 50 participants this month. The full listing is in my last past. If you have arrived here from Kristie's Blog you are on the right track.

I always like to do something a tad different each Hop and this month is no different. One of my 2011 goals is to learn paper quilling. I have dabbled in it but now it is time to begin to get serious. The sentiment in "Find Your Style" is perfect.

To make the rolled roses, I prepared the card stock by spraying it with a mixture of CTMH Pearl Paint mixed with Hollyhock and Amethyst re-inker plus 90% rubbing alcohol. I find that the alcohol dries more quickly than water. I used the spray pen included in the new Idea Book. Once the paper was dry, I used a spiral punch, rolled the paper inward toward the center of the spiral and secured the outer edge with a dab of Liquid Glass. I used my quilling tool, but I tried the rolling with the piercing tool and that works also. Once the Liquid Glass had set, I lightly brushed the tops with liquid adhesive and sprinkled with Prisma Glitter.


The flourishes were rolled using straight pieces of actual quilling paper. The leaves were punched from Topiary and Sweet Leaf. The card stock is Amethyst and Gypsy and the sentiment was stamped in Gypsy.

My next project is done using a fun technique I mentioned in this post. The technique is called Black Magic and is done with images stamped in either White Daisy or in this case Colonial White on dark card stock. Once the ink is dry, you color the image with water color pencils.

The image was stamped on the black band that includes the sentiment (from the Wings Workshop on the Go set) and then the top portion was cut out. The sentiment, by the way, is heat embossed using Silver Pearl. The pattern paper is from the new Wings paper packet. I added some Sparkles and the card was done!

It is time now, to head off to Sarita's Blog and see what she had created using this month's Stamp of the Month. Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2011. For Now, Happy Crafting!

17 comments:

Angela Garcia said...

Holy Moly, your quilling is fantastic! What a beautiful sentiment card! And your butterfly is equally beautiful. Can I just say beautiful one more time?!

Angel ^j^ said...

Ditto from me too --- Just absolutely beautiful !! What wonderful quilling
TFS :))

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Wow, fantabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

Haley D. said...

Your butterfly card is absolutely stunning!

Melinda said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous!

Amy said...

Super pretty!

Helen Onulak said...

Both projects are lovely.

The paper qulling adds nice texture and dimension to the quote.

The coloring technique on the butterfly - amazing - thanks for linking to the info, will have to try this.

Sarita said...

Awesome work. Love all of the details!

Closet Stamper said...

Wow - the quilling is awesome. Great cards!

Dawn said...

Such gorgeous creations!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful work!

Nancy Keller said...

Beautiful Cindy Lou. . I am going to have to get into this quilling and black magic stuff. :)

Laurie said...

Love the quilled flowers - very pretty!

Doreen said...

Oh, I so love your quilled rosettes! You mentioned a "spiral punch"... do tell! :)

Tammy said...

The quilling is great, but that card! Wowzers! Love the color and how it pops. I also love how you cut away the top half. Love it!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very pretty card. Your butterfly looks great. Love the dimension you gave it.

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh your quilling is BEAUTIFUL!! I really want to try that technique sometime.