Friday, July 15, 2016

Picture My Life Fun!

For the July CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the creative ways that we can use the "Picture My Life" Scrapbooking Programs.   So, I'm excited to see the variety of applications and interpretations that others in their genius moments of inspirations will use these cards.   If you are coming from  Wendy Kessler's blog , you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can also get a complete list of participants on Melissa Robinson's blog right HERE.  This month we have approximately 10 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using one or more technique to use the PML cards along with a variety of other great CTMH products.  To enjoy this hop is quite simple to do - just click on the link at the bottom of the post on each blog to move to the next one.  Here we go!  

 For this first card, I took the gold card from PML Beautiful You Scrapbooking Progam.  The inside is blank for a hand written message.  I first created a heavy watercolor "wash" and applied crumpled saran wrap for the fun, unpredictable effect, added some blue and purple sequins with sparkles in the center.  The sequins were the silver sequins that I painted with ShinHan markers.  The sequins do not color as well as the sparkles.  I am not a patient person, so this technique was a challenge for me since I needed to patiently wait for the paint dry a bit before removing the saran wrap, I took a baby wipe to remove some residual paint covering the gold.  I backed the water colored card with eggplant card stock and put it on a white daisy card - used a corner rounder on all the layers to match the PLM card.  In the current Seasonal Expressions 2 CTMH catalog there are two sets of PML cards specifically designed for water coloring; there's Gold and Clear.  These look like they would be a lot of fun and are only available until July 31.

This second card was created with a water color wash on water color paper and covered with the black, "enjoy this" overlay.  After I applied a generous layer of watercolor, I sprinkled the very wet water color with sea salt and let it dry. Each time, the effect is unique, but will create random clusters of water color puddles.  I used paper from the Magical paper pack to back the message and added sequins also from the Magical assortment.  To adhere the clear overlay and hide the adhesive, I used small glue dots hidden behind the sequins.  That created a secure attachment. 
I created another "saran wrap" water color to use, but didn't have time to create the card.

Now, hop on over to see what kind of fabulous art Catherine Nowak has created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  Enjoy the Hop!