Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TOMBOW Blog Hop w/ Colette Nederhoff and Sesil Cratin

 We are so excited to have a blog hop with Tombow!  Check out TOMBOW's  blog {HERE} for inspiration from their design team.   But before you go check out a layout form Colette and Sesil.  This is what they did using Teresa Collins On the Edge Collection and the Tombow Dual Tip Markers - Retro Collection.
First we have Colette! We love how Colette created this fun quick and easy layout.

Tombow/ Teresa Collins On the Edge : Polka Dot eggs
Designed by: Colette Nederhoff (
Featuring: Teresa Collins On the Edge (
Tombow Crafty Collection Markers

5 X 7 photo White Cardstock: Office Max
Teresa Collins On the Edge paper: Sheilds, Griffin, and Gears
Teresa Collins On the Edge Chipboard Elements, decorative brads, and trims
Tombow Crafty Collection Retro Markers
Stickles Crystal
Tombow 3D foam Tabs
Tombow stamp runner adhesive

1. Cut a strip of Griffin paper to 6 1⁄2 inches wide. Place this vertical strip about 11/4 inch away from the left edge of the Sheilds (blueside)
paper and glue in place.
2. Mat the photo with white cardstock. Also cut a 3” X 6” wide piece of white cardstock. Trim off the top corners to make a tag. Use the
Tombow markers to write your journaling. Place a brad at top of tag and set aside.
3. Cut a piece of punchinello to 12 inches wide. Cut a piece of the TCD ribbon to 18 inches and tie a knot in one end leaving a small tail.
Weave the ribbon thru the punchinello going to around an inch from the end. Tie another knot to secure. There will be some ribbon left
over. Set aside.4. Cut a strip of GEARs paper to include 2 rows of gears. I colored them in with all the bright colors of markers alternating colors. ADD some
stickles to the GREEN circles ONLY-- just to be creative!!!
5. Color the 3 chipbboard elements gears with the markers. 6. To assemble:
Place the matted photo on top of the Griffin strip toward top left. Place the Punchinello across the bottom of the page under the photo. Glue down. Add the Journaling Tag with 3 D foam tabs Tie 2 Gears on the remaining tail of the ribbon hanging on the right
side. Attatch them after you tie the knots to secure. The last gear is added to top left of photo.

Deisgned by: Sesil Cratin (
Featuring: Teresa Collins Designs On the Edge (
Tombow Duel Tip Markers (

I wanted to share my process of how I created this layout.  I was faced with many obstacles but I was able to overcome them with confidence and I was pleasantly surprised with the result.  Here is my layout.

My first challenge is that I didn't have the right color letters for the title of my page. So I decided to create my title buy using a resit technique using the Tombow Dual Tip Marker and Teresa Collins On The Edge Distressed Dot Paper. Here are letters I liked, but as you can see the letters are pink.

My pink letters for my layout.  Problem #1

I decided to pull out this tool.  I call it my spatter tool.  I purchased this many years ago through an SU! Consultant.

SU!'s Splatter tool

I attached the Tombow Dual Tip Marker (brush side) through the holder and placed the tip of the marker at the end of the of the sprayer.

Marker at the tip of the splatter tool.

Next I used the Stamp Runner to temporarily adhere the wooden letters to the pattern paper.

Using the Stamp Runner

Once the letters were in place I just sprayed the letters.

spraying the wooden letters.

Then I removed the letters and traced around the letters to make the title POP off the page.

I continued to spray the rest of the paper with the other colors to give my background more color.  Simply attached all the other pieces to the layout and added the picture with the stamp runner.
Here is the layout completed.

I had fun using the Markers and Teresa's On the Edge collection.  Thank you for letting me share my obstacles and solutions with you on the Tombow/ Teresa Collins Blog hop.

Make sure you stop by the Tombow blog {HERE}, Check out their facebook page {here} and tell them that Teresa Collins sent you!  We will be doing a giveaway at random to one lucky person, so stay with us to see how to win a prize.  But for now, enjoy the blog hop. Just a reminder, tomorrow check out Teresa's personal blog for more inspiration with our blog swap. {Here}

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave us a comment and tell us what you think of the projects we would love to hear what you have to say.


  1. Love the egg layout. I actually have (i think I still have it) one of those pen splatterer thingys. (like the technical words?) What a great idea to us it. This way you don't have to worry about running out of letters and you can use them over and over for different projects/layouts!

  2. Super projects ladies! I LOVE both of your creative title work!!!

  3. Lovely layouts!!! Great work - love the spraying on it. Thanks for this nice idea!

  4. Fun layouts and techniques! Thanks for the ideas! :)

  5. I love these projects! Great ideas! Thank you to Teresa Collins for the wonderful goodies for the Tombow pair up this week!

  6. clever use of tombow's pens! love the spatter tool.

  7. love both layouts!! sesil, loved how you "drew" your title!! :O)


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