Stamps: Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms II from Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Versafine Sepia, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: SEI Dill Blossom collection, Accessories: Stickles, Technique: Fussy cutting
The Mona Lisa Moments Get Well centers that I showed you last week are also available today. They are absolutely perfect add on to the Kim Hughes Comforting Hugs set!
The design team samples for this set can be seen here.
Today's CHF Chick Challenge was to create a custom blog header. I've always wanted to do a scrappy one (e.g. out of paper), so what better opportunity to give it a shot! For those of you who user readers, here's a photo of the header that I added to my blog.
It's not as hard as you might think. Basically you create a mini layout (mine is 8 inches wide by about 4.5 inches tall), scan it and upload it. I actually added my title and lettering using Photoshop because I didn't really want to cut out THAT many letters. You could easily use letter stickers, die cuts or whatever you want if you want a 100% "paper" blog header.
AND don't forget to post your project in the CHF gallery and challenge forum here.
1. Cut a base sheet of cardstock or paper. I used a 8 inch wide by approximately 4.5 inches tall. I probably should have gone a bit wider (maybe 10 inches) but I was using the 8 x 8 Mocha Chica papers.
2. Create a mini scrapbook layout on your base. You can embellish as you wish, add photos or whatever you want. For mine, I left some "white space" so I could add my title with text in photoshop. You could easily scrap the entire thing and overlay your text or even use stickers or die cuts as I mentioned.
3. Scan or photograph your project. I scanned mine on a regular 8.5 x 11 scanner at 600 dpi (300 would be fine but I always scan higher in case I want to re size).
4. Crop and adjust your header in photoshop. At this point you can adjust it as you wish, add digital elements and even add your own text. Save as a jpeg.
5. Upload your header. In Blogger, this is SUPER easy. Just click "layout" tab. You should "Add and Arrange Page Elements". Click "edit" where your current header is. In this screen you can upload the new header from your computer (be sure to click on "instead of title"). Blogger automatically resizes it for you! Easy Peasy!!
Papers: Kim Hughes Mocha Chica papers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Stamps: Kim Hughes Pretty Birds by Cornish Heritage Farms
Accessories: Prima flowers, buttons, Copic Markers (for colouring)
Font: 2 Peas Goofball
Here's another layout I did with my September Scraphoria kit. These Vita Bella papers worked perfectly with some of my vacation photos. I hand cut the flourish/scroll paper out and adhered it on the left hand side of my photo. I added some Making Memories mini alphabet stickers (I had to trim them a bit) for my journalling. To finish off the layout, I did some stamping with some flourish stamps from the Rummage Bin Beautiful set from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Stamps: Rummage Bin Beautiful stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Versafine Black, Ranger Distressing Ink
Cardstock: Bazzill Dark Brown (for matting photo)
Patterned Paper: Vita Bella collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle
Accessories: Epoxy buttons and fabric tag: Vita Bella collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle, Embroidery floss, Making Memories mini alpha stickers, Scenic Route letter stickers
I just LOVE this new Someday My Prince stamp from the Rummage Bin collection from Cornish Heritage Farms. It would be perfect for princess birthday cards, wedding shower cards or even note cards. This was a quick card I created using just one sheet of patterned paper and the stamped image. I coloured my pretty little princess with Copic markers and added some Stickles for shimmer.
Stamps: Rummage Bin Someday my prince will come collage by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Beautiful set by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Espresso ink, Adirondack Raspberry ink
Paper: Bo Bunny My Darling collection
Accessories: Prima flowers, Fancy Pants heart pin, Making Memories rhinestone brad, Fancy Pants felt flower, Darice rhinestones, Copic markers, Stickles