Thursday, May 15, 2014

Base & Bling

Welcome to May's edition of the Technique Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring Close To My Heart's Base and Bling products.  If you are coming from Lisa's blog, then you are on the right path.  Be sure to visit all the designer's blogs for some really great ideas on creating with the Base & Bling.

If you haven't seen it, the Base and Bling is a line of DIY jewelry products but we thought it would be fun to show you ways to use it other than just jewelry.



For my layout I used one of the Circle Pennants to feature a picture of my great grandmother and I.  It's so simple to punch out a 1" circle and pop it right into the pennant.



clear glass cover is available to keep your picture securely in the pennant and give it some protection from the elements.  I added a piece from the Thinker and Rhinestone charms collection on the ribbon for some added effect. Here's a close up of the pennant area of the layout.  Because I didn't want the pennant and charms to move around on my layout, I secured each of them to the paper with a glue dot.


I chose to use our Timberline Collection paper because it is so rustic and antique looking - which goes perfectly with my photo of the cafe.  You'd never guess this was a camping/outdoors focused paper line.  The barn wood piece I used for my base is fabulous....I will be getting more of this line just to have ample of that piece!

One last thing I'd like to share with you is the journaling on my layout.  I took a cue from one of the zip strips off the paper and created the journaling strip with plain colonial white cardstock (the zip strip had a list of camping gear on it and that just wouldn't do)  It's funny that this is the only photo I've ever seen where I was close to my great grandmother (I'm the baby in the photo).  If you read the journaling you will understand why!

Now, hop on over to Sheila's blog for more creative ideas!  If you get lost along the way, or would like to refer back to a specific blog, an entire list of this month's designers is below.

Thanks for stopping by,
debi

Our May designers:
1. debi - http://debiistheothersister.blogspot.com/2014/05/base-bling.html
2. Sheila Bennett - http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com 
3. Joy McHargue- http://www.studiowowjoy.com
4. Michelle Loncar- http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
5. Terry Morrow- http://tmorrowstreasures.blogspot.com/
6. Lisa Plummer - http://flauntyourcreativity.blogspot.com/2014/05/technique-blog-hop-base-bling.html

5 comments:

tmorrowstreasuresblogspot.com said...

I love, love this layout. wow and the pendant just really adds to the look. The colors are great.

Sheila Bennett said...

Really nice page, and great use of the pendant.

Lisa Plummer said...

Great story behind this layout! The papers really go well with your picture, and the pendant is a great way to highlight your special picture!

centralNYscrapper said...

Beautiful layout.

Tina Campbell said...

Love your color choices on this layout it looks great :)

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