Australasian Sangria Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Sangria Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Mez's Craft Room you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it.  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Sangria collection which is available through until the end of August 2016.

Perth has a lovely museum with a really quaint cafe.  We like to sit outdoors amongst all the upcycled bits and bobs.

Sangria hop

I really enjoyed making this page.  It was fun combining the different patterns of the B&T papers with the cardstock. The background frame was made by using rectangles trimmed back to just a border.  The 12" Trimmer (Z1783) is perfect for the job.

Sangria Blog Hop Background PaperSangria Blog Hop - Page 002Next up were the flags.  I wanted to add texture to the cardstock by embossing the strips but the OCD in me needed the patterns to match perfectly from one strip to the next.  Washi tape to the rescue!  Once they were taped together I could feed them through the embossing folder easily.

Sangria Blog Hop - Page 005I actually took these photos with the Treats of Friendship (C1616) stamp set in mind - I know - I've got it bad :)  I love the example of the teacup coloured with watercolour paints shown on p45 of the Annual Inspirations catalogue and wanted to replicate it.

Sangria Blog Hop - Page 004Working on an All Purpose Mat (Z2075) kept my table clean.  It also meant I could dab my brush on the mat if I had too much paint on it and then go back to pick up more when I was adding shading. I found the watercolours really easy to use.

Sangria Blog Hop - Page 003Once I was placing the teacups on the page I realised the tea bags had to go because my photo was a pot of real tea.  A quick snip made it painless.

Sangria papers, assortment and compliments can be  ordered from your CTMH Consultant . It's our featured collection all month so keep your eye out for more inspiration throughout October.

Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Kara's Blog , Creating with Kara Davies , to see what she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

14 comments

Love the layout, great tip on how you got the embossed strips.
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Doreen Watkins

Love your work, Shaunna. Thank you for sharing.
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Meryl Cheetham

Love your layout Thank you
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Doreen.
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Maz
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Passionate About Pages

Thankyou Mez
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Louise Verrall

Great page Shaunna - so many useful tips on that one layout - the embossing, the borders, and even cutting off the tag from the cup to suit your tea! You are so clever! Louise :)
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Louise, I'm so happy you found it useful. Look forward to seeing your take on the layout :)
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Simone Morton

Such a cute page - looking at it put's me in the mood for finding a nice little cafe and relaxing with a cuppa! Or maybe a milkshake today as it's a bit warm. Thanks for sharing it and all your handy hints!
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Simone. These little moments in time are fun to capture in our albums.
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patriciamanhire

Great layout Shaunna. The photos work perfectly with your embellishments.
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Anne Patterson

So pretty! I love how it kind of looks eclectic which suits your photos perfectly!
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Anne, that was the look I was going for - glad it worked :)
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Patricia, I love the way we can colour co-ordinate everything so easily with CTMH products.
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