Thursday, September 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Multicolor Motif

Welcome to the Studio!

It's Technique Blog Hop time again. This month there are fourteen of us highlighting the Multicolor Motif Technique as shown on page 110 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi's Blog.

You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses at the end of this post if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Judy Faye's Blog, you are on the right track!

I love autumn with its crisp chill in the air, the crunch the fallen leaves under your feet, and Halloween. How could a holiday that revolves around costumes and candy be bad? {Notwithstanding the fact that I eat ALL the left over Halloween candy and gain 20 lbs.}
For this fall season, I decided to make a Halloween card showcasing the Multicolor Motif technique. I used both CTMH Sunset ink and Versamark with black embossing powder to create my "Happy Halloween Bat" sentiment.

The easiest way for me to ink my stamp was to turn it over on my scrap desk so that the stamp was facing up. Using the corner of my ink pad, I carefully inked the "Happy Halloween" portion. Then using an embossing pen (or you could use the Versamark refill and a paintbrush) , I "colored" the bat. I huffed and puffed on the stamp a few times and stamped my image. Then I used embossing powder on the bat and heated it.

I used a new technique I just learned to cut out my bat/sentiment. I used a Spellbinders circle die. First, I trimmed the edges of the bat's wings and slid them to the top of the die (the non-cutting side) and centered "Happy Halloween" inside the circle die and ran it through my Bigshot. It didn't cut off the tips of the bat's wings since they were on top of the die and I got a perfect circle too! Cool, huh? Why didn't I think of that sooner?

Supply List: Mischief Workshop Kit, G1029; Beware stamp set, D1381; CTMH Stamp Pads in Grey Wool, Black, Sunset, and Red Barn; Bitty Brads Metal Assortment, pewter, Z1368; Embossing Pen, Z724. {The little "flags" and the "Haunting We Will Go" were zip strips and leftover scraps from the Mischief paper.}

My card was based on a sketch by Becky Fleck. You can visit her site, Pagemaps, to get sketches for layouts and cards too! If you look at this month's edition of Cardmaps, you may just recognize one of the sketches;)

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Melissa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

The Hopping List:
1. Debi Barber
2. Shirley Ross
3. Neely Dean
4. Judy Faye Garner
5. Kelly George {You're Here!}
6. Melissa Robinson
7. Rebecca Sorge
8. Tonya Whitehurst
9. Sheila Wilkerson
10. Cherri Hardcastle
11. Rachel Ventura
12. Michelle Battatori
13. Wendy Kessler
14. Bethaney Harlan