Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

The Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Hop & Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Whoop! It’s time for the Blog Hop! This is always a fun part of the event, when we get to see how other crafters have interpreted the theme!

If you go all the way around (there’s only 10 stops), leave a comment on each blog, then come back here to say you’ve finished the hop, then your name will go in the draw to win this refreshing prize pack  {Giveaway NOW CLOSED}:

Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Hop Prize at Jennifer Grace Creates

The prize includes lots of Glitz 77 and My Mind’s Eye Izzy Items, total worth over £25!

The giveaway is open internationally, and it will close on Monday the 9th of June 2014 at 10.59pm BST. The winner will be announced on Thursday the 12th of June, so check back to see if you’ve won!

Here’s my project for the hop:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Do you like the waterfall effect on the left? I had sooooo much fun making it:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Here’s how I made the waterfall…

Layer 1: I tipped some Heidi Swapp Seafoam Color Shine Mist onto a plate:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

And then used a paintbrush to dribble it at the top of a sheet of white cardstock, tipping the cardstock so it ran down the page:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Then, still holding the cardstock upright, I flicked the loaded paintbrush towards it, to make some splatters (make sure your work area is protected!):

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Layer 2: Once the Seafoam Mist was dry I repeated the above steps with Mister Huey Clay Mist:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Layer 3: When all the mist was dry, I used my sewing machine to stitch some wavy lines on top:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Layer 4: I used a swirly stamp and Studio Calico Mint Hint Ink to stamp some random swirls on top:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Layer 5: I finished it off with sequins, gems, white liquid pearls, enamel dots, and some blobs of glossy accents:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Then I raided my stash for embellishments that matched the colour of the waterfall:

Journey Together layout by Jennifer Grace

Be Inspired:

Make a waterfall / river / sea with mixed-media layers

Create a monotone project

Stitch some wavy lines

What do you think, does it all look suitably watery?!

Now it’s time to send you on to the next stop in the hop, the lovely Annie!

Here’s the full list in case you get lost on the way:


Don’t forget to leave comments all the way around, and then stop back here to let me know you are done, to be entered in the draw to win the prize!

I’ll see you again at 7pm, Jennifer x

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

  • Frances

    So incredible. I love the idea of the blobs of glossy accents for water. Ingenious!

    June 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm
  • Great hop! So many different styles. Love your LO so soft and water like xx

    June 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm
  • Very cleverly done 🙂

    June 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm
    • Such fabulous inspiration on all the blogs – Sheena’s post takes us to the wrong post at the end – hope you don’t mind me letting you know.

      June 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm
      • sheena

        all sorted x

        June 8, 2014 at 10:33 am
  • Love the waterfall effect.

    June 6, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • wonderful Jennifer….your waterfall is fantastic x x

    June 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm
  • Frances

    Went all the way around and gathered up so much inspiration.

    June 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  • sheena

    Love this waterfall technique jennifer x

    June 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  • Love, love, love the waterfall you created, Jennifer! 🙂

    June 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm
  • Love this effect Jennifer
    Great range of techniques on the hop 🙂

    June 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm
  • Annie

    Completely wowed!! Managed to visit every blog, so much inspiration , this is big fun – goodness me Jennifer you really know how to out a blog event together! Not sure if my comments worked on the last two blogs so may have to pop back and check … Now I am all ready for the next post. Woohoo! :o)

    June 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm
  • Your waterfall effect worked wonderfully well. Thanks for the generous giveaway….good luck to all.

    June 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm
  • Fantastic blog hop visiting both familiar and new bloggers. So many ideas thanks everyone xxx

    June 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  • Katherine

    Gorgeous, I love it 🙂

    June 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm
  • Beautiful project! I just made a monotone graduation card. I’m trying to use each inspiration on a card this weekend, as I have a bunch of graduation and birthday cards to make.
    Will there be challenges this weekend where we post what we made with the inspirations?

    June 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm
  • Katherine

    Super hop again Jennifer, thank you for all your inspiration and work, and for inviting me 🙂

    June 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm
  • I just went around the whole blog hop…what an amazing array of creativity! There’s some fabulous inspiration on all those blogs.

    June 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm
  • Sarah

    Well, just about made it all the way round the hop, happily reading, commenting and pinning!! Your page is lovely too jennifer and that waterfall is very effective!!

    June 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm
  • Forgot to say how much I love your waterfall! It’s just beautiful – the soft watercolour effect with the stitching for texture and movement, highlighted with the sequin twinkles – just perfect!

    June 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm
  • Lindsay

    I cannot express how much I LOVE THIS LAYOUT. The multi textural effect is absolutely beautiful. The colors are beautiful. I love it! Thanks for pointing us to the direction of some really crafty folks. I visited and commented on all of the blogs and am left with a well of inspiration!

    June 6, 2014 at 11:38 pm
  • Karin Shaim

    oh my! this project is definitely creative

    June 7, 2014 at 12:01 am
    • Karin Shaim

      I commented on all of them but on elendae, my commentor name is karins28

      June 7, 2014 at 12:14 am
  • What a fab hop – taken me half the night to complete but it was worth it!

    June 7, 2014 at 1:50 am
  • Wow Wow Wow! That is so cool! love the artistic values on this layout, not something I would have considered but gives a nice backdrop for the photo.

    June 7, 2014 at 2:03 am
  • What a great waterfall on your layout – I especially like that you added the stitching. I’ve been wanting to sew a little more on my layouts & this was a great idea to add to the waterfall.

    I’ve been around & commented on all the blog hop posts – so much inspiration there!

    June 7, 2014 at 2:56 am
  • Margie

    Gorgeous layout and stunning prize! Off to hop!

    June 7, 2014 at 3:35 am
  • Margie

    Loved all of the fantastic blogs! Great hop!

    June 7, 2014 at 4:14 am
  • Great hop – I left a little love for everyone! 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 4:39 am
  • Beautiful waterfall effects and a great blog hop.

    June 7, 2014 at 5:28 am
  • What an amazing page. Love the background with the misting. It’s perfect.

    June 7, 2014 at 7:02 am
  • I have made my way around the entire hop. It was terrific.

    June 7, 2014 at 7:04 am
  • mandysea

    WOW, this is gorgeous! I LOVE drippage! the way you have created in two colours, the stitching and the sequins and gems – its looks 3D-ish! Stunning!

    June 7, 2014 at 9:43 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super hop!!!!!!!!!!! Some super ideas to lift….all so different with the same subject!!!!!!!!!
    My little legs are quite worn out now!!!!!!!!!

    June 7, 2014 at 11:02 am
  • I just LOVE the way you have made the waterfall effect!

    I have been all round the blogs and there is so much inspiration there 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 11:38 am
  • gemma steele

    Made my way around the hop despite all the dramas which suddenly erupted between my two kids. *sigh* Was worth the persistence though, some great projects there. 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm
  • I think its safe to say that you and I have very different styles but I absolutely adore this layout!! The water fall effect is inspired and I am definitely going to try this myself at some point.

    June 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm
  • Love the look of water cascading down the side! Beautiful colors too!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:29 am
  • Jen

    I love your waterfall effect on this page- gorgeous! I just finished the hop- some really amazing projects out there!! Congrats on what so far has been an amazing event!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:33 am
  • Denise Harvell

    Oh my gosh. This is beautiful!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:56 am
  • sheena

    I made it all the way round
    what a fabulous array of inspiration x

    June 8, 2014 at 10:34 am
  • Some fab posts here!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm
  • Fantastic bloghop. Your layout is beautiful, love the watercolor and stamping together.

    June 8, 2014 at 8:04 pm
  • Tish Schneider

    I enjoyed the blog hop! I left comments on each one. I learned some new techniques and was inspired with some good ideas! Thank you!

    June 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm
  • Karen Schroeder

    So very, very cool! I love it!

    June 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm
  • Okay, I’m back after having been all around and left comments. What a wonderful assortment of projects . . . especially liked Jacky’s cards, the cards with the bitty bags and the magnetic cork board.
    Plus I found a few new blogs. Thanks for hosting, and please enter me in the give away!

    June 9, 2014 at 7:16 am
  • Dawn Cheshire

    Love the waterfall effect. Have been all the way round your fabulous ladies, love all the projects. Really want to get some paper and glue out and get creating now!

    June 9, 2014 at 9:24 am
  • I love your waterfall, it’s gorgeous.
    I’ve hopped around, thank you for introducing me to some very talented ladies 🙂

    June 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  • Heather Pham (Kimmeh)

    I just finished the hop!!!!
    It felt very quick since I tend to speed read, when I like things. :0
    I love the waterfall technique you used in this layout.

    June 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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