Friday, August 24, 2012

August Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.  ( Don't miss out on the Really Good Deal!)

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects AND some blog candy!!!

This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge! Did you know there were 700 images on this cartridge?? That's right -- 700!!!

For today's project I use the Father's Day suite found on page 75 of the Artiste handbook.  I made my own argyle paper using Accent 1 cuts!

 The first thing I created is this scrabook LO.  I have yet to add a title because I do not know what picture I will be using.

The base of the argyle paper is colonial white.
The next layer up is Slate card stock cut with Accent 1< no shift> .
The final layer for the Argyle paper is Goldrush card stock cut out with Accent 1<shift>
I added some  Indian Corn Blue for accent.

Here is a close up so you can see the layers:
Colors used:
Colonial White,
Gold Rush,
Indian Corn Blue.
All edges are inked with Slate ink.

I used this same technique  to make this Girly Card:

Colors used:
White Daisy

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Theo's blog CelebrateCrafts.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Julia 
  4. Theo
  5. Tina Gale
  6. Stephanie
  7. Mandy
  8. Joanne
  9. Laura W
  10. Rebecca
  11. Maria Woodworth -
  12. Judith Ashmore-
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Laura Charko
  15. Jennifer Kramer-
  16. Eva Friesen~

    Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the projects we created!

    You Can Create!


    1. I love your projects that use that argyle pattern! I have been looking at that and trying to figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    2. LOVE this cut so much for a background texture--you use it so well in your cards! Thanks for sharing your talent, Julia!

    3. Very cute. I will have to add this to my list of must makes!

    4. Fantastic! Love that argyle. Great job showing it in a girly version too.

    5. What a great idea. I will definitely make some cards with this technique. Thanks for sharing your technique.

    6. Julia -- you're so creative! I love that you used the Artiste to make this layout by creating your own argyle background:) TFS


    7. I love your projects!! You argyle background is so pretty. I can see where that cut will be very useful.

    8. Argyle is usually not my favorite. HOWEVER - I love what you did with it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    9. Love this! I never thought to make my own paper. I am going to have to try this.

    10. I love how you used this feature! It turned out way cool.... going to have to use this on the hubby's album!

    11. I love the way you used the argyle pattern!! Great work :)

    12. Great projects! Great job!

    13. The card looks like a fashioned pin cusion. Nice.

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    14. Great probjects!