Monday, 15 January 2018

Chelsea Gardens CTMH Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the most lovely paper suite Workshops Your Way® Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Kit matching complements, stamp sets and ribbon, todayIf you have arrived here from Megan Lawrence - Crop Craft Create then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started. 

This is a beautiful set of papers and stickers, stamps and complements -I could make hundreds of things out of this paper, its restful, classic and stunning. I've loved everything that I've seen created with it so far!
#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra, 
#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,
Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Kit contents:
1 – Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet (X7230B)
1 – Chelsea Gardens Complements (X7230C)
5 – cardstock sheets (2 Pewter, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems (Z4155)
1 – Cream Ribbon (Z4154)
1 - Printed Instructions
Use the materials in this kit to create three coordinating scrapbook layouts (as shown below). 
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#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,
I  started by stamping 4 butterflies on Vellum Paper with Black Memento™ Ink Pad 
I left it for an hour or so to dry. This was a technique we learnt at our Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions Launch. Also recommended is Archival Ink for stamping on vellum. 

The next thing I did was line up the "dear Friend" and "Thinking of you" on my White Daisy Cardstock 1.25 x 3.75 inches piece where I wanted them to sit, then I dropped the block on top (with space to make it a banner) 

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,
Next I cut some 1.5 inch squares of the Workshops Your Way® Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Kit paper and then the backing stuck to the White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack was the linen pattern from the BBasics Fundamental Paper Packet 4 x 5.25 inches. I fussy cut the vellum stamped butterflies out and folded the wings and stuck them on with 3-D Foam Tape. The banner was on with Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,

 After I finished this card, I two vellum butterflies left. I wasn't sure if we could paint them because it was Memento on Vellum and I wondered if it would bleed. It was an experiment = I used some Watercolor Paints (oranges) with the Waterbrush—Medium Round. It curled up a little while wet but I really like how it turned out. (see below for how it looks with watercolour pencils with shimmer brush to paint on white cardstock).


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For the card below I used the Remember picture my life card and stamped "thinking of you" with Memento ink. I used the Basic Fundamentals paper to line the front of the card and put the PML card on top. Then I added the heart banner from the Chelsea Gardens Complements set (cut a little shorter to fit). Then I stuck the curled vellum butterfly on top. 

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,

The three cards I made below were from the Seasonal Expressions Launch event. I really loved using the Watercolor Pencils with Shimmer Brush—Clear to colour the butterflies in on white Cardstock. Such a pretty look on the paper. I don't think the photos of the three cards below really do the technique justice as they look amazing in real life. 

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,

#CTMHChelseaGardens, Chelsea Gardens, Butterflies, Ribbon, vellum, Water colour Paints, water colour pencils, watercolour brushes, Shimmer Brush, thinking of you, friend, thank you, thanks, flowers, floral, Vandra,
Remember this great  Workshops Your Way® Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Kit is only available while the current Seasonal Expression catalogue is running (Jan 2018-April 2018) from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project ideas. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is  Doreen Watkins
I hope you leave a lovely comment on all the blog posts and come back around to mine. See you again soon.

14 comments:

  1. A lovely collection of cards, I have never stamped on vellum, I must try this.

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    1. it was a great idea they taught us at the Launch night. I am quite taken by it.

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  2. I love the water coloured butterflies on the vellum, Vandra.

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    1. I was really happy that my experiment worked!!

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  3. Vandra that butterfly is just like the Wanderer butterflies of my childhood! What a great idea!

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    1. I loved making them. I've done quite a few with the orange water colour pencils and the shimmer brush too and they look amazing as well. I was happy with how my experiment turned out.

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  4. I am in love with those butterflies Vandra, your cards are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much - I love the butterflies too.

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  5. What a lovely way to use the butterflies. The vellum gives them that ethereal look, like they are just touching down on your card before flitting off again.

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    1. Thanks Shaunna, I really enjoyed making these and I like how they turned out too!

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  6. Like everyone else I love what you done with the butterflies - the added watercolours & shimmer - love.

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    1. Thanks Maz, it was a fun process and I'm really happy with the outcome.

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