Sunday, February 2, 2014

Create with TLC Blog Hop: A Walk Through Nature

Here we are with the Create with TLC Blog Hop
with lots of nature images for you.
At all the stops of this blog hop there is a FREE image to grab.

I hope you came over here from 
and downloaded her image.

I have a scrap page a card and a tutorial for you

It was as if  Paulette from Create with TLC
had looked into my house,when she send
 me my image to share with you:
These are all the orchids on my windowsill and at this
moment they are all blooming beautifully.
So you can imagine, I was happy to share this image with you:
(click on image and with a right mouse click safe to your pc)

And here is the tutorial for you to make
some beautiful background paper, like you see the 
green paper on the scrapbook page.

You need:
white paper
spray bottles any kind: dylusions, glimmer mist anything
spray bottle with water
rock salt

and a BOX!
Put your paper in a box ready for spraying.
Take about 3 colors and start with the lightest color.

When finished with all colors, take the water spray bottle
 and also add somewater to the colors.
Now take the rock samt and sprinkle it
 freely over the paper.
On top you can add a little more colored spraying.
Leave this to dry over night.
And this is how it looks the next morning.
Now you take of the salt and you have some beautiful
handmade background paper.
It is best to make a few at the same time,
so you have a little stash.

These papers are just great to use for embossing
and use as a card too:
When embossed you can add a little ink on 
top of the high raised parts to accentuate those parts.
Here is the finished card.On the card as well on the
scrapbook page I colored the image with pencils.
The sentiments are on the card and the page also from
Create with TLC.

Now on to the next blog for a new image
and more inspiration:

If you lose your way go back to

Thank you for visiting my blog,
your comments are always appreciate.

Have a creative day!


Maryann Laursen said...

Thanks sooo much for the great image and also the great tutorial, you gave here as well. It is really an awesome effect, it brings to a card, when using this, and your card is beautiful.

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning card Hetty and thanks for the little tutorial. Just love your image and thanks for sharing.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

nelliebly said...

Wow love your card & the image that Paulette shared Hugs Nellie

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh stunning!!! Love the tutorial thank you so much for it!!! I'll have to try that out!!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous project, Hetty! Thanks for showing how you made it!

Tlc Creations said...

Shear beauty...and thank you for the tutorial. They are always so well written. And I love your embossing also. Thank you for being such a Fabulous part of the TLC Team.

Ardilla said...

Your card is fantastic!
Thanks for the tutorial for the background paper :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

love the creations and your tutorial! So wonderful!

Purple Card Lady said...

Hetty, these are beautiful! Thank you for the awesome tut and inspiration.

Monica taylor said...

Love your background. Thanks for taking the time to demonstrate the process. Beautiful results. Monica

Wendy said...

Wow Hetty...what a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing how you created your wonderful background paper. Thanks to Create with TLC for sharing another wonderful stamp.

Benzi said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and your card is beautiful. What a wonderful window sill of orchids you have.
Thank you, too, for the free image. They've all been gorgeous.

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow-Hetty you have some beautiful orchids blooming! And gorgeous page and card to go along. You did a great tutorial!!!

Jackie Scott said...

Thanks for the colourful tutorial! Your card and scrapbook page are beautiful. Enjoyed seeing your real flowers.

Sandra H said...

Oh this is truly beautiful xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just gorgeous - both the scrap page and the card! Oh, and your own real flowers are beautiful too - just look at those blooms!

Thank you for the tutorial. I have some shimmer sprays - I am going to try this! Looks fab, especially after the embossing! Thank you for the blog hop and the freebie!

Mel said...

Awesome BG Hetty, so pretty!

Lilla in AL said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial and image.

It'sMe said...

Love the card Hetty and thanks for the tutorial.♥

Kathleen said...

Love the projects, and thank you for the tutorial on making the paper!

Christine said...

First off. Thank you for the graphic. It is beautiful. in the heck are you able to grow such beautiful orchids? I am sooo jealous. BIG GRIN

ileana said...

A gorgeous card! and thank you for the tutorial how to make the papers :-)

Josie Cox said...

I am loving these cards with images. TYSVM for sharing.
Love the tutorial.

Vi soriano said...

thank you so much for this great beautiful image and tutorial...My favorite flower is orchids and i have hundreds of them blooming in my backyard now. been looking for a nice orchid picture but yours is the most beautiful one. thank you again.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous projects, Hetty! Thanks for the tutorial as well. I've tried this technique without success in the past but didn't use rock salt. Love your orchids.... Totally jealous!

Angela said...

Schitterende kaart Hetty!! Bedankt voor de tutorial en de digi; hij is weer prachtig!!!
grt Angela

PashaCou said...

Wow! I just love your card but I can't wait to try this technique out, your papers are just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Thanks for the great image and the great tutorial. Helena x

Edwina said...

Hi Hetty, I love orchids! I do not have luck with them growing here in NJ. I think it is our drafty old house and the type heat we have. They grew fine in GA.
I love your card and layout! They are both so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. Where do you buy rock Salt? Does it make the paper not be acid free any more? I would like to try this technique. It looks interesting. Love it on your projects. Thanks for sharing your creations and the digi. Edwina Brown

Patti P. said...

Where to start? Your orchids are so very beautiful, you must have a green thumb. Thanks for the tutorial, what a great technique.
I love the scrap page using your background.
Your card is beautiful and love the coloring on your image.
Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us .

Diana Enns said...

Beautiful card.....and thanks for the tutorial. I've done this in the past, but haven't for a long time. Guess I should try it again.

txexperiment said...

Thanks for the tutorial and lovely image!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh your card is so beautiful. I love Orchids too and have 6 of my own. Love the way you designed your card and did the background.
Linda K.

Elaine M said...

Wow - thanks not just for a great card but the tutorial as well. I'll have to give this a try

dottielottie said...

Beautiful scrap page Hetty, your self made background paper is lush. Thank you for the tutorial. I love your card too very pretty, the embossed background really goes well with the orchid image.
Thanks for sharing x

MicheleV said...

OMG...crafty and a green thumb! I love the card, tutorial and the beautiful orchid pictures you shared.

Thank you!

Amy A said...

Beautiful! love the LO and the card. Thank you for the great tutorial too. :o)

Charlene Mitchell said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for the tutorial also - so pretty!

Kelley said...

Had to laugh at your orchid collection! (Not funny ha ha, but I get it ha ha) DH loves to collect them as well. Therefore, I get a lot for gifts. One has been blooming since August. Your handmade background paper is perfect with the image.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tut. Lov those flowers. And the finished card.

Diana said...

wonderful card. thank u 4 being part of hop.

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Your orchids are lovely! Hubby just bought me a lavender one for my birthday. I love your cards, too! And thanks for the tutorial! You gave us lots of inspiration for using Paulette's wonderful image.

Lynne aka Her Craftiness said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! Loving your beautiful card. . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship

ursula Uphof said...

Love your card Hetty. Thanks for sharing and your lovely tutorial. I also have some beautiful orchids, but mine have now finished after about 6 months. hugs, Ursula

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards Hetty. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog and thank you for the freebie.
Thank you also for your tutorial, I have printed it out ready to try.

Nandini said...


Papercrafting Princess said...

Two beautiful projects!

Heather "Hev" said...

Loving your backgrounds- lots of fun to be had. Fantastic cards xx

Unknown said...

Stunning Orchids Hetty and can I say, what a fabulous idea to use a box when playing with sprays, thanks for that top tip..brilliant papers hun and a gorgeous card also xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done Hetty- loving the how to pictures of the BG- loving your beautiful flowers- and your pic on your card!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Hetty - I love your card, and especially your personalised backing paper (thanks for that tutorial!). Your image looks so gentle and feminine, perfectly coloured! Thanks for sharing your own orchids, and Paulette's freebie.
Helen x

Jacq said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the great tutorial and freebie. :)