Sunday, November 1, 2015

CHEERS - November 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rose Blossoms Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop. If you came from the lovely Marg's blog then you're hopping right along. If you are just starting here make sure to click on the link at the end of this blog to move on to Morgan's blog. We've all got a treat for you using the brand new SOTM. You're sure to be inspired by what you see.

This Cheers 2016 stamp set has given me the opportunity to do something that's certainly not my "normal". I created a cover page for my 2016 album already. Sometimes I don't make that until half the year is over. I always like to have a page to kick it all off. I use one simple photo of our family.

Here's the title page I wound up with. Now all I need is a family photo when we're all together again.

 I just recently added the watercolor paints, the watercolor paper and the paintbrush set to my collection of crafty tools. This is my first time using them. AND of course I had to try out as many colors as possible. Do I know what I'm doing? Not yet, but this is a fun start.

To make the rainbow panel I stamped the image straight down a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed it in silver. I used my Versamat to keep everything lined up as best I could. I was stamping white on white, not exactly easy to see. I also wanted to show you what the paints look like brand new because ... well, they'll never look like this again!

 Maybe you noticed this ... (OOPS)
That's part of the whole white on white problem. I stamped the same image in the same place (sorta). BUT this mistake led to this fix ...
And for that I'm truly thankful. It really gives my layout just the right little boost I was looking for and I was able to use one more of the stamps in the set.

I have lots of other ideas for this stamp set that I hope to show you as the month goes on. For now, hop on over to see what Morgan has for you over at TweetScraps.


  1. Oh, I love this!! What a great cover page to your 2016 book. I love that you added so much detail just by using watercolor. Brilliant!!

  2. I love your watercolors! ....and your delightful fix! These rainbow colors are so happy and perfect for a family photo to kick off the new year!
    You have inspired me to use mine. I have had them since they debuted and yet to use them!

  3. That layout is awesome! What you did with those watercolors is simply stunning!! I may scraplift this for my own 2016 album... :)

  4. This layout is a wonderful way to showcase the watercolors and boy did you use a lot of colors. I love it! The title with you last name is so eye-catching. Great job with the paints Shelly!

  5. Way to go on hitting a home-run on your first "at brush" with the water colors. This turned out great!!! What a fun scrapbook page!

  6. Great job on your first attempt with the watercolors. Love the detail and time you put into this adorable layout. You are so fun to show your mistake fixer and who would have even thought it was a cover-upper??? Awesome, Awesome layout for New Years 2016!

  7. This. Is. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I love the colors and the resist technique! It would be perfect sized down for s card as well. Love this, Shelly!!!!

  8. Be still my heart. You had me at watercolor. I'm a bit obsessed. What a great use of them!

  9. This is a fun layout. I love your border design