Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Debut of the All Geared Up Collection

Shift your creativity into high gear with the All Geared Up collection from Heartfelt Creations! This imaginative mix of gears, cogs, and mechanical flowers uses deep shades of rust, brown, teal, red and cream to create a fabulous industrial vibe. Clever vanity license plates, chains, wire, rugged stripes and distressed graphics mesh perfectly with Steampunk or masculine projects, and will keep your wheels turning with ideas for "girly grunge" creations, too. The versatile All Geared Up dies feature fanciful sprockets, gears, cogs, chains and license plates that can be shaped into innovative 3-D embellishments or die cut from white cardstock to create beautiful doily accents. Six hand drawn stamp sets continue the mechanical theme with a large Cogs and Gears background stamp, themed accent stamps, mechanical bouquets and playful sentiments that are "geared" to carry your project across the finish line with a smile. The All Geared Up Collection has been designed to inspire the bold in you....so let's gear up!

  


Heartfelt Creations Supplies
HCPC 3632 Plates and Gears PreCut Set
HCPC 3635 Shifting Gears PreCut Set
HCPC 3636 Cogs and Gears PreCut Set
HCPC 3637 All Geared Up PreCut Set
HCDP1 248 All Geared Up Patterned Paper Collection
HCD 754 All Geared Up Die Set
Dries Clear Adhesive
Other Supplies:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists: Time Travel Teal, Cocklebells Coral, Opal Sea Oats
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Cleopatra's Copper
Martha Stewart Microbeads
Behr Venetian Plaster
Gesso
Golden Molding Paste
CTMH flower centers
USArtQuest Mica Flakes - Copper
StazOn Ink - Emerald City

Use a putty knife to spread Venetian Plaster over an 8 x 10 wooden board.  Use the background stamps to stamp into the plaster, or apply the plaster to the stamps and stamp with it.  Using the two techniques together will create a variety of textures. Wash the stamps immediately to avoid the plaster drying in the designs. When dry, paint over the plaster with gesso. Spray a combination of mists in copper, teal, green and brown over the canvas.  Use StazOn ink to stamp the texture stamp from the Shifting Gears set, randomly on the canvas. Use the positive and negative cuts from the chain die to cut cardstock, glue to the canvas for more texutre, and spread modeling paste thinly over the top.  Sprinkle with microbeads before it dries. Spray with mists when dry. Cut gear flowers from a mix of metallic paper, vellum and patterned paper. Shape and arrange around the canvas. Stamp the license plate and heat emboss with copper powder. Die cut and add to the flowers. Add die-cut leaves.  Finish the canvas by gluing mica flakes randomly around the flower clusters.

Challenges:
(See supplies above for colors used)

6 comments:

Cindy Brown said...

Love your colors and the mixed media. Thank for playing at LSG

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous piece! I really like it! Thanks for participating in the Lindy's Stamp Gang's color Challenge for this month! http://blog.lindystampgang.com

Наталья Шалыгина said...

Amazing mixed-medis background! It looks great! Thank you fo joining LSG October challenge!

Lizzy Wurmann G. said...

Love the rich colors and great textures!!

LISA said...

Gini, this is wonderful!!! The textures, the colors the design!! Leave it up to HC to come out with gorgeous gears!!! Thanks for joining us at Lindys for the color challenge!! xo

Irina Gerschuk said...

Gini, what an amazing creation!!! Love all the layers, texture and composition so much))))
Thank you for sharing your talent at Lindy's Stamp Gang!