Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 2015 CTMH In My Home Blog Hop!

Myself and some of my fellow CTMH Consultants will share with you, our hoppers how we use CTMH in our homes (we are going to get out of the scrapbooks and cards)! This could be home decor or some other creative use for our CTMH product!


So for this Blog Hop, You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper,inks, embellishments and more from the New Close To My Heart Idea book ~ 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations or from the Seasonal Expressions 2 book. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact me to place an order or you can order on line at: http://cardsbytamara.ctmh.com.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Brae Montgomery    http://wp.me/p4htXJ-EqIf you came from Chris Robertson  http://chriscreativelife.blogspot.com/2015/06/brae-er-team-blog-hop-for-home.html then you are in the right place!  Hope you were inspired by her great ideas!


It took some thinking for this blog hop...I'm so used to making cards that I wasn't sure what I wanted to make this time! So I decided to make trivets or hot plates with beautiful designs.  Looks hard, but it's not!!!! I got the original idea from http://blog.sharpie.com/2013/04/coasting-into-spring/  originally using sharpies.  I tried it out with sharpies and was amazed!!  Then I decided to try out my CTMH markers!!  And it worked with them too!!!  See the Different trivets I made using both sharpies and our CTMH markers!  Go to the website listed above for all the directions!  It's so easy to make these beautiful tiles!  I could see making 4 similar or even 4 different 3x3 tiles and packaging them up as a set of coasters!!

Using Sharpies: 

Using CTMH Markers


Here is the bottom of the tile with felt bottoms on:

Here's some tiles made by a few of my card class girls!



(Note: darker colors seemed to not bleed as well as the lighter ones....)


In just a few easy steps, you can create these beautiful tiles quickly and for less than 10 bucks! hollaaa! What you’ll need:
  • White ceramic tiles (Home Depo had 100 6x6 tiles for around $30!) 
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Small spray bottle and eyedropper (or straw)
  • Your favorite CTMH ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marker
You may also want to purchase felt dots (found a 32 round felts for $1 at Dollar Tree) or felt and glue for the bottom of the coasters and a shiny or glossy varnish to seal it.

$6.50 Z2461









Quick steps:
Find white ceramic tile at any hardware store (they should be under a dollar each). Make sure to clean the surface thoroughly with soap and water.
Color with Markers! Pick a combination of dark and vibrant colors to create contrast. There are no wrong choices!
Use a small spray bottle or stirring spoon  or eyedropper to methodically drop small “pools” of alcohol onto the tile. If you drop too much, the colors will all blur together and you won’t get any circles or patterns. Let dry! It can take up to half an hour, so just be patient!
If you think you added too much alcohol, you can go back and add more to create new “pools” on top. It will bloom again!
Seal it using a spray fixative fiAs a finishing touch, glue felt to the bottom of the tile to prevent the edges from scratching your table.
IF you’re really feelin’ crazy, you can add MORE Markers on top of the sealed layer!ll reactivate and blur again. Do it in layers. After that, you can use a varnish or polyurethane to seal it with a glossy coat! Shine, baby, shine!
Another website with other instructions: http://thecraftedlife.com/guest-post-alcohol-ink-dyed-coasters 

If ever you feel like you have added too much color or made a mistake, just use a paper towel to dab up some of the extra ink, then recover with a new color. It’s VERY hard to mess this project up!
Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Darcel Kirvan  http://closetomyheartkw.blogspot.com/2015/06/ctmh-in-my-home.html to help inspire you with her amazing ideas!  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Brae Montgomery http://wp.me/p4htXJ-Eq as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Join us next time for another great blog hop where we will show Summer Fun themed projects!! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next time!!

Reminder that if you spend $50 before taxes and shipping you can get this cute stamp set for only $5!

$19.75 S1506 (regular price)


With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.
Set of 7 Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks: 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 6½" (Y1010), 4" × 5" (Y1012)


1 comment:

  1. Stunning and so fun! I'm going to have to try this!

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