Friday, May 24, 2013

CKC Blog Hop ~~ WOOT!!!

This month's Blog Hop at the CKC Blog was a challenge
to use masking on a page.

I was ALL up for that.  Since I have several masks and am always
trying to use new techniques using them.
So I actually did two pages for this Challenge Hop.

This page is using a Studio Calico (I think) mask.  I love this mask
and really thought when I got it I'd use it all the time,
but that hasn't been the case.  I'm not exactly sure why,
so I was tickled, tickled I tell you to get it out and use it.

I misted using Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Peach and Teal.
I comboed it up!  Then I just my Tattered Angels mist in a
darker blue shade (not sure the color - I've had it for ever so
long! =)

I squirted and puddled and ran my puddles and just all around

I'm generally not a really messy paper crafter.  I do like the
mists and paints, Smooch Inks etc., but generally I use them
more as a subtle texture on the page instead of a statement,
but this time I stated it up =)

I added lots of banners..... stamps, something I've been doing much
more of these days.....and lovin' it!!

I used some Heidi Swapp banners and rounded banner thingy,
and added that adorbs "happy" sticker.
Love it!!

Oh this boy!!!
He LOVES to mushroom hunt.
Yes that is a real thing.
And we love it.
And had the mushrooms to prove it.  =)

This was a FUN LO!!!
And out of my comfort zonekind of FUN!!

And this LO I actually did first, and used my Heidi Swapp
heart stencil.  I just got it very recently, and can I just tell you,
it is my new FAVORITE stencil!!!  Heidi's products are so
well made, and you can get so many of them at Michael's
and use your 40% off coupon.  WOOT!!!

I used a 4x4 picture of my Mr. Winslow and I,
again mushroom hunting.  Yes we are ate up with it.
It's ok.  We love nature.  LOVE IT!!!!!
Perfect activity for it.

More Heidi Swapp goodness in the banner.
Some stapling for some dimension and good measure.

Some stamping and twineing and some flairing.....
Yep, good times!!!

Sweet Bliss indeed!!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us.

So please visit the next blog in this lovely hop.
It is the beautiful Lesley over at Oh Blog it.

And if you need to start at the beginning head right here.

Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Crafty Kind of Day ~~ dawn


  1. Great masking, love your LO's

  2. Love your masking techniques and the runny puddles are fab!! Thanks for some great inspiration.

  3. Love to see how much fun you had with the first one, the drips and squiggles :)Love the technique on the second

  4. You really gave me the feeling of all that fun you had! Two great layouts with so much scrummy goodness to see.

  5. Lovely pages!!! Love the masking you created!

  6. Love the inky puddly messy page - very brave! How much did that distort the page? My previous page for the masking challenge is now completely un-flat again :-(
    Love the twine exuberance on your 2nd page too.

  7. Love the playful artsy misting on the first and the sweet, dreamy misting on the second! Beautiful work!

  8. Love how you write your posts - so fun! and such fun pages, too.

  9. Dawn, every time I scroll back to look at these I find something new. So pretty! You did such a fantastic job, I would never know it was out of your comfort zone! But I must say, that first one is definitely my favorite! It's going on my Pinterest board - and its out of MY comfort a zone - but I want to give something like that a try! LOL!

  10. Both these layouts look great.The dribbles are something I haven't tried yet.You've inspired me to do it.