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Lots of things to enjoy in life. I especially enjoy being a Consultant with Close To My Heart. 
With the launch of the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations "Idea Book", it was time to begin my blog, so welcome to Mez's Craft Room.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Australasian December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - S1512 Candlelight Garden!

2015 December Stamp of the Month
Hello and welcome aboard the CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - December 2015

S1512 - "Candlelight Garden"

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or you may have joined in from here! Simply read through this post and [leave a comment], click on the link at the end for the next Consultant at the bottom, to hop to the next blog. 
I know you will love what my fellow Consultants have to share with you in this blog hop!

Keep hopping until you find yourself back here! Each blog post features the 

S1512 - "Candlelight Garden"

December Stamp of the Month 
available exclusively throughout December for $27

or for just $7.50 when you spend $75.
CTMH Corporate Idea using Candlelight Garden

When I received S1512 - "Candlelight Garden" I loved it and loved that it has to do with Friends and Thank You and all the things I love about creating positive projects, acknowledging gratitude to Friends and Family. An all occasion set of stamps! This is the idea I've created Candlelight Garden, hope you like it!

This layout was inspired by the group photo taken at our May quarterly Sunday Funday. Our Close To My Heart team "Circle of Hearts" host an All Day Sunday Funday each quarter. Right after lunch we traditionally get a group photo. Over 70 participants and 10 consultants combine to create such a great day of fun, laughter, ideas and projects!
Initially I stamped the jar and flower images directly onto our Watercolour Paper using Black Memento Ink. [This paper is 326GSM and perfect for watercolouring]
After leaving it to dry for an hour, the Watercolour Paints, and brushes were used to colour in the pre-stamped images. I'm pretty happy with the results! Using the Micro-tip Scissors each of the images were fussy cut then placed onto the daisy white base.

Close up of the flowers coloured using Watercolour pencils
Then, using the Watercolour pencils, I touched up the flowers, adding definition and a touch more colour. I wanted them to pop off the page!

Here is the list of items used 
[The black Memento™ ink pad is an archival quality ink pad that works for any stamping project and can be used with alcohol markers, watercolors, or any of our other coloring options]

Candlelight Garden

 is available exclusively throughout December for $27 or 
for just $7.50 with a purchase of $75. 

Thank you, I hope you have enjoyed the layout! 
Before heading off please leave a comment, it is greatly appreciated.

Click the link to hop to the next December 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog post - introducing the crafty 

Lauren Moore

Enjoy & Happy Crafting!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room


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