Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Club Scrap Spring Chorus Blog Hop

Here we are again on another hopping adventure through Club Scrap-land. If you are hopping along, you have joined me from Anne at Crzymom's Tidbits. Thanks for joining us. This month we are creating projects from the April kit called Spring Chorus. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out. For my first contribution, I created a layout about the goldfinches we feed in our back yard. Since we lost our Cairn terrier two years ago, these birds are our only pets. We love to watch them as they play and squabble over the thistle before and after bathing in our birdbath. 

Now for a little about the layout. My base pages were a plain white cardstock from the Destinations kit. I colored the background using the fern stencil from Spring Chorus with a homemade cocktail of  Faber Castell Gelato in green, Tim Holtz Ranger Shabby Shutters Distress Stain and Tattered Angels Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist. First I sprayed over the stencil to create an overall wash of color. Then I used the wet stencil to make another bolder impression on top of that. Not certain it is visible to those who don't know it's there, but there's a lovely shimmer to the paper. After that dried, I edged the perimeter with Ranger Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. 

In keeping with the latest trend of 6x6 paper pads for all popular paper lines, I created my own 6x6 papers using the digital Spring Chorus kit. I then assembled those pages following a sketch from an Allison Davis class at Scrapbook Generation. In addition, I used the digi graphics from Spring Chorus to make transparencies for both sides of the layout.

Lastly, I used my Silhouette to create a title using a Blackout font which I then filled in with Ranger Scattered Straw and Diamond Stickles to achieve a golden look. A bit of computer-generated journaling, a little birdie cut with the Spellbinders Nested Bird die, Distress Ink on all edges and the layout was complete.


I couldn't stop with just a layout so I also made a quick card. I used Sketch #168 from Operation Write Home to put together a greeting using digi paper and graphics from Spring Chorus along with supplies from additional Club Scrap kits: Stratosphere, Haberdashery, Evergreen and Rhapsody. All edges inked with Distress Ink, as usual.

Thanks so much for looking in here. Please leave a comment to let me know your thoughts. I hope you will continue on your merry way to the next stop on this hop to visit Debby at Masculine Inspirations. Have a crafty day!!!

22 comments:

  1. I really, really like that card. Wonderful job on that Jennifer.

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  2. The card AND the page are both great!

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  3. Beautiful use of the stencil on the scrap pages! And they are so nice with the stamping and the pictures. Your little birdie is colored beautiful.
    The card is great too.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you incorporated digital elements to make the pages!

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  5. Thanks for sharing two wonderful creations and adding some digital was a fun surprise too!

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  6. The digi graphics from this month's kit are wonderful. That chickadee is precious and the rest of it lends itself to all kinds of projects. One of the Best .. although Bookshelves was pretty wonderful, too.

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  7. Great use of Digi elements! Everything turned out beautifully!

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  8. Hybrid scrapping at it's best. Lovely pages and card, Jen!

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  9. I love how you created the backgrounds for your layout Jen. That is my favorite part playing with the inks and masks. Wonderful. And your hybrid card is terrific! Love this digi kit!

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  10. Love that background, thanks for the information on how you did it. It really fits the photos is spectacular! You are becoming quite the hybrid pro!

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  11. Jen you could have stopped at just what you did to alter the plain white card stock and been good. Your background techniques are fabulous. But wow, how I love what you added to go with your sweet Am. Goldfinch photos. Just love it. And like Nancy said, your hybrid card is amazing. A real winner for sure.

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  12. Lovely layout and card. I've been loving how you incorporate the digi with the paper.

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  13. I wondered if those were transparencies, they look fabulous on the layout!

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  14. Very beautiful page. I love watching birds, too. Thanks for sharing you mixture for the stencil and details.

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  15. Jen, i love both the layout and the card - and they look so different - who'd have thought they come from the same kit? Stellar job!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Wow, SO PRETTY! I'm lovin the digi with the paper too. I'm still only a paper crafter, haven't dove into digi yet, but you inspire me when I see your projects!

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  17. So pretty and I love all those birdies! Have to get one of those "singing" stamps! TFS
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

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  18. Great bird themed layout and card!

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  19. I love the little bird - nice job of inking and blending.

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