Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCDP1  247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
HCPC 3630 Summer's Day PreCut Set 

HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD Classic Sunflower Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
Other Products Used


May Arts Ribbon - AKB33
Gelatos, Colored Pencils
WorldWin Cardstock

Mount the plaid paper on a 6 x 6 card base.  Cut the denim pocket and sunflower panel from the patterned paper. Stamp the rooster and color with colored pencils.  Fussy cut the image and glue to the top of the denim pocket. Die cut the tag from the patterned paper. Stamp and cut the sunflower using the coordinating die.  Color with gelatos and shape.  Finish the card with a bow. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For the Birds



Today, I have a fun home decor piece to share with you!  This was a plain birdhouse from Dusty Attic, before I gave it a home makeover.

I painted the base and used DA crackle varnish over the top to give a nice, distressed finish.   I added some chipboard bricks and gingerbread details that were colored with embossing powders and paint to look like cooper with an old patina.
 
 I used a scrap of Dusty Attic chipboard (from the center of a circle frame) - and painted it with gesso and then stamped by bird on it.  I colored it and cut it out and let it find it's new home.

Supplies:
Dusty Attic Chipboard, Birdhouse, Clear Crackle Varnish
Crafter's Companion Stamp - Free As a Bird
May Arts Ribbon: 5" Tulle

Challenges:

Designing in the Round

This month the Art Anthology designers were asked to create a mandala....now, this is completely out of my comfort zone, but  here is what I came up with.

I really don't draw, so I decided to use stamps to create the basis for my design.  I started out on paper, but then decided I would rather work on a piece of canvas fabric.  I stamped the center medallion first, and then added the damask at each point on the doily.

 When I switched to the cloth, I decided to start with a base of color, so I stencilled the dots using Colorations.

 I painted over the stencils with watered down Velvet paints.


 At this point, I stamped my image with StazOn Ink, and then began adding decoration to it using the Dimensional Crystal (just drawing over some of the stamped lines, and adding dots.)

  I also added an acrylic star to the center.

So, here is the finished canvas.  It gave me some fun ideas to try using stamped images as a base for more doodling and decorating.

Stamps: Fun Stampers Journey - Carved Damask, Ornamental Dream


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration







Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC

HCDP1  247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection

HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die
Other Products Used 
Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Twig Frame With Fall Leaves
Zva Creative - Crystal Alphabet CRP-01CB-101, Flower Centers CRW-06CA-151
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal  Paint - Red Corvette, Sunbeam



Gelatos
Core'Dinations Cardstock

Distress the edges of the patterned paper. Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit behind the chipboard frame.  Paint the chipboard leaves and attach to the frame.  Fussy cut the sunflower corner from the paper and glue to the lower left corner. Color the crystal letters with Copic marker to match your layout and create your title in the center of the twig frame. Stamp and cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Color with gelatos, mist with water and shape.  When dry, glue the flowers together.  Add a flower center. Arrange dimensional flowers with the printed flowers.  Cut a photo mat from the paper collection and add photo to finish. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Until a Moment Becomes a Memory

This weekend, I decided to try to get caught up with some scrapping and enter a few great challenges along the way.  I really love adding mixed media to my layouts and have found that adding gorgeous chippies gives me a great place to do some experimenting with different mediums. 
 After I painted this piece of chipboard, I added some details with a white Posca pen and added a thick layer of Dusty Attic Clear Crack Varnish over the top.  You can see the beautiful deep cracks it created.

 I will have a few more projects to share with you through the week that I finished up this weekend.  Have a creative week!

Challenges:






Scrap Around the World - September
(I was inspired by the pastel colors of the books with the gilt highlights)

Monday, September 22, 2014

May Arts, Authentique and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day One




Welcome to the first day of the awesome May Arts, Authentique and Imagine Crafts hop.  I know you are going to have fun and be inspired all week long.  As always, we have some wonderful prizes to give away - 3  prize packs with goodies from each of these wonderful companies!  Leave comments along with way for more chances to win.

When I saw this cheerful patterned paper, I instantly thought of quilt squares and decided to add my own faux ribbon quilting.  I took a matching piece of patterned paper and ran it through a Xyron adhesive machine to put adhesive on the back side.  I then laid ribbons over the sticky part to create a piece of ribbon "fabric".  Then, I flipped the paper back over and cut strips that matched where I wanted to add the ribbons and adhered it to the base paper. I inked the edges of my papers with the Orange ink (Morocco) and then sprayed a little bit of the Tangelo Fireworks onto my craft mat, and painted the edges of the quilted ribbons to make them blend a little better.  I also sprayed the sequin heart with the Fireworks to match the color scheme.

May Arts Ribbons
SK28 1.25" Silk Ribbon
382-14-28 1/4" Twill Ribbon with Chevron Stripes
471-5-28 5" Tulle

366-38-28 3/8" Satin with Knotted Edge
444-58-28 5/8" Faux Canvas/ Lightweight Ribbon
A478-15- 30  1 1/2" Adhesive Sequin Hearts
Partners In Craft Supplies
Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko: Fireworks - Tangelo
Memento Luxe - Morocco
Authentique -Radiant 6 x 6 paper Pad; Components
Other Supplies:
Zva Creative Gems
Xyron 9" Creative Station
 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Home Decor






Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCDP1  247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection

HCPC 3628 Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set
HCPC 3630 Summer's Day PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
Sparkletts
Other Products Used


May Arts Ribbon  Paper Cord Ribbon
Gelatos
Core;Dinations Cardstock
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Wooden Flower Pot, Birdhouse and dowels
Golden Paints

Paint the store-bought wooden flower pot, birdhouse and dowels.  Cut paper to cover the flower pot and birdhouse, using the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection. Stamp the Sunflower Bouquet on the large area of the flower pot, color with gelatos and ink the edges of the paper before gluing  on. Die cut a tag, and use paper twine to tie around the flower pot. Stamp and cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Color with gelatos, mist with water and shape.  When dry, glue the flowers together.  Add a flower center from the Arianna Blooms die set, and color a sparkletts with a Copic marker to match your flower. Glue flowers to dowels.  Stamp and cut the butterfly and glue to the birdhouse to finish.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Please Vote!

I am so excited to say that I had three projects chosen as semi-finalists for the Spellbinders/ A Gilded Life Contest.  Now this is no little prize - the top winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the Spellbound Art Retreat in California!  But that being said, I need all my friends to vote!

Go to the Spellbinders blog -  http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/community/Blog/Post/14-09-14/Spellbinders_Creating_A_Gilded_Life_Contest_Finalists.aspx?Page=1&Blogs=Post

You vote by clicking under the photo the project (Mine are #'s 6,8,12) You just get one vote (And I couldn't open this up with Firefox, and had to use IE instead).

Thanks so much for taking a minute to vote!




Friday, September 12, 2014

March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Hello, lovely blog followers! Today I have a mixed media layout to share with you that brings back so many wonderful memories for me.  The photo is from our Disney trip last year (which was a complete surprise to my nephew). It was really the best trip ever.  Also, growing up, my great -grandparents had peacocks...so peacock feathers decorated everything!  Now, that may have been a bit of an overkill, but now, peacock feathers always make me smile.  These feathers started off as plain chipboard, and I added lots of inks and mists to create their coloring.








Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
 7 Dots Studio: Patterned Paper - 9th Wave (Sea Foam, Wavy Ocean)
Dusty Attic Chipboard ( Mini ABC Tile Set; Rustic Charm Frame Set; Vine Corner #2; Baroque Frame Set- Circle; Peacock Feather, Nameplate #2)
Dusty Attic Flowers ( Bridal Veil)
DCWV - Corrugate Neutrals
Wow Embossing Powder
Zva Creative: Gems - CRW-04CB-132; Flourish - CR-05CA-108
Tsukineko: Delicata (Golden Glitz); irRESISTible ( Bahama Blue, Gold)
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Opal Sea Oats, Sea Mint Green, Cocklebells Coral; Azure Sea Asters: Tibetian Teal Poppy
Prima: Mask
Core'Dinations Cardstock
Golden: Modeling Paste


Challenges:
7 Dots Studio - The Five Senses (I chose the sense of hearing)




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Classic Sunflower Collection






Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCDP1  247 Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
HCPC 3630 Summer's Day PreCut Set 
HCPC 3627 Sunflower Stem PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD Classic Sunflower Die
Spellbinders Classic Oval Large
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Other Products Used
FlowerSoft Ultrafine Black
Fun Stampers Journey - Licorice Ink
May Arts Ribbon - 1.5" Faux Burlap; Paper Cord Ribbon
Art Anthology Colorations - Warm
Copic Markers
WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 6  x 6" patterned paper piece from the Classic Sunflower collection. Ink the edges and distress. Die cut an oval window on the left side.  Stamp the Sunflower Stem on the polka dot paper.  Color the image, ink the edges and glue behind the window. Add ribbon.  Die cut the Floral Oval and glue around the stamped image.  Stamp, cut, color and shape the Classic Sunflowers twice and use the largest flower.  Add Flower Soft to the center.  Apply over the stamped image using foam adhesives.  Stamp the butterfly, cut, and color.  Glue just the butterfly body to the card.  Mount on a cardbase.