Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013. Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning with Michelle S. If you came from Cheryl's blog, then you are in the right place!


My Consultant's Choice:  La Belle Vie layouts
These layouts started as a challenge from one of my club girls.  She really wanted to do "La Belle Vie", but wanted to do layouts with more layering and a few more techniques than the usual WOTG, plus she wanted to use the "Instant Memories" stamp set.  She showed me a Studio J layout featured in the Fall/Winter Idea Book on page 37.

So here's what I came up with:

This layout uses La Belle Vie paper and the Instant Memories stamp set.  There is lots of layering, and I upped the ante with a 4x6 flip flap on the left-hand page.

I used the spray pen with Blush re-inker and Create-a-Shade paint to add a splash of colour and complement the stamp set.

I also dyed some of the Flutter shapes butterflies with Blush ink too, and embellished with Opaques cream pearls.

Now, I just have to find the right photos for this beautiful layout.

The second layout also has lots of layering.  It's based on "Pattern 6" in the "Make It from Your Heart" book (page 16).  Here it is:

One of my favourite techniques is taking 2-3 stamps and stamping a diagonal line across the base pages.  It add lots of texture and dimension.

I also added in a second stamp set for this layout - "Sweet Moments".  It's featured here in the top corner.

I further embellished with liquid glass, using another favourite technique.  I treated the liquid glass almost like a stamp and randomly placed drops amongst the stamped image for extra shine.

This was a great challenge and I'm so pleased with how they turned out.  And so are my club ladies!


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle M's "Twirl in Time" blog.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way.   Some of these papers may only be available until January 31st, so please contact me at justscrapit@sympatico.ca or shop online to get yours before they're gone!

Join us again in February when we will be featuring a 2 page layout using gorgeous new papers from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.

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