Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Close To My Heart released the Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog and Idea Book on May 1, and there is so much fun summer goodness in it!  You're going to get so many great ideas along this blog hop featuring new products from the SE2.  Are you ready?  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Jennifer Dykstra's blog.  From here, you'll visit Gina Brandstetter's blog next.)  I decided to focus on the No Worries Workshop Your Way.
When I saw the "relax" and Adirondack chair in the coordinating No Worries complements, I decided that I needed to make a sign.  (I am slowly trying to decorate our basement with a lake theme since we live on a lake.)  All of the cut out pieces were made with  the CTMH/Cricut Flower Market cartridge (sentiments & anchor).  The other pieces are from the complements.
 To make my background, I began by swiping Cashmere pigment ink across the bottom of my 8"x10" canvas panel.  Be sure to swipe the edges also.  Next I did the same thing across the very bottom with Desert Sand ink.
 Then I started at the top swiping Glacier ink (regular dye-based ink and not pigment ink) and then Lagoon, overlapping them and working from lightest to darkest with my colors.
 Finally I added a band of Sapphire to the middle.
WARNING: It took about a week for my canvas to dry!  I probably could have spend up the process, but I didn't have time to work on it then anyway.  I will probably go back and seal the entire piece with mod podge.
To create the nautical knot, I used our new white burlap ribbon (available in the Workshop Your Way or individually) after searching for some instructions.
 Here's a nautical card that I also made using the same basic materials with the addition of silver shimmer trim.  (What?!?  Silver?!?  Learn more HERE.)

Thanks for checking out my Seasonal Expressions 2 No Worries new product showcase.  There is so much to choose from that it was hard to decide what to share!  Please leave a comment before you go visit Gina Brandstetter's blog next.  Thanks!
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}


  1. I love that sign - especially considering the background was self-created! Great use of this paper collection and its embellishments.

  2. Awesome home decor piece! I love how you transformed the silver shimmer to match the cards color palette. Fabulous!

  3. Great artwork. Something to cherish.

  4. Really like how you added the ink color by 'swiping' it on the canvas.

  5. WOW...just an awesome creative way to use the Workshop...just LOVE your sign and one many of us could use as a reminder. So nice of you to share your process along with the picture. Thanks for posting!

  6. Love how you created your background! Fantastic!

  7. I love that sign! Looks better than some of the "store bought" ones I have seen.

  8. Fabulous projects! I love your sign and thanks for the masculine card inspiration.


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