Sunday, July 17, 2011

Color Combos Galore 200th 'Anniversary' Blog Hop

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. 

Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

So a few tips from me about  techniques used on my CCG Challenge 200 layout. This was the inspiration board:
This was my take on the colours and the designers challenge to use melting or dripping on your layout.



I was inspired by the melt of the icecream to create the white hearts on my layout. I stamped with thick white texure paste directly on the pattened paper and quickly removed the stamp to create the very textured look. Another favourite tip of mine is to ink the outline of chipboard letters. I inked the letters used in 'love' with a black brush tip pen, this really helps to make your letters pop off the background.

If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's blog, and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, your next stop is Kelly's blog.
Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!

So glad you could drop by, hope you get a chance to play along with the challenges at Color Combos Galore!


I am offering a RAK to one lucky person who leaves a comment!
Thanks for dropping by and taking part in our Blog Hop!

37 comments:

  1. Love your design (and I am iPhone lover too :))

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  2. Great layout - I love how everything is clustered with the photos!

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  3. Cool idea to stamp with the paste! Great colors on your page, too!

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  4. love hopw that paste replicates the ice cream so well Tx

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  5. I love how you did your journaling..A great page, thank you for sharing

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  6. Karen...I just love what your did with this journaling!!!!Great page !!
    I fill so honored to be part the same time as you.
    I wish a wonderful week.
    Kisses and huges from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  7. Karen,
    Luv the lo...
    I am inviting you to join our linking parties going on every week starting on Wednesdays at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/flower-tutorial-with-linking-party-on.html
    Have a fabulous week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  8. This is really lovely! Great details!

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  9. Beautiful layout Karen. I have to keep in mind the 'alpha inking'...its a fantastic look.

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  10. Your layout is fantastic. I really love the hearts that you stamped with texture paste...so effective. I love your corrugated board letters, twine, the flowers, that fab black frame and your strip of photos...really lovely.

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  11. Gorgeous page Karen and I love your hearts! Thanks for sharing the technique with us :)

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  12. I love it, great techniques!

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  13. Very attractive LO. I love the way you placed the photographs and framed them

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  14. Your LO is great!! Kisses from Italy, gloria.

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  15. Pretty LO! Wonderful take on the cc challenge. I love inking and stamping too. :-)

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  16. I love the technique you used for the hearts. I can't wait to try that, thanks for sharing!

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  17. great layout, and cute pics :)

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  18. Love all the texture here! The black outlining is my GO TO technique!!!

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  19. Oh your stamping with modeling paste is genius! I must try that one!

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  20. beautiful page!! Love the black frame around the picture!!

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  21. Thank you for your idea on how to use hearts on my layouts...I love hearts and I especially love the textured look.

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  22. Very cool work, and I love the rolled flowers.

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  23. Beautiful lo! Inking is a great idea.

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  24. Love your techniques! great layout

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  25. wonderful LO, I love the technique you used with the texture paste, thanks for sharing!

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  26. beautiful LO ... love the paste! TFS ...

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  27. I love the way you use the texture paste
    Thanks for sharing
    Elisa

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  28. love your layout!

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I enjoyed looking at your work! Beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a cool cool LO. Those "melting" hearts are awesome

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  31. I love this!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!! All the little touches really add fun!!!!!!!!

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