Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

I've been waiting a year for this post - and now is the time!  Graphic 45 is having their Design Team call, and you know, I love, love, love my G45, so of course I am throwing my hat in the ring.  This company is known for taking vintage imagery and rocking it in the most creative and contemporary ways.  When I was introduced to this line (years ago) - it was love at first site and I have been over the moon for every collection since then.   So I hope you enjoy this rather long post, that will highlight  some of my favorite Graphic 45 projects to date.  It's a mix of cards, layouts, up-cycles and beyond the page projects.  Just a sampling of what can be created with these gorgeous papers and accessories. So here it is,my Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition. Good luck to all of those that apply!

Cheers Card - published in Just Steampunk Vol. 4, 2014  
Steampunk Spells
Thorn of a Rose Card Steampunk Spells

Steampunk Pocket card - 
Steampunk Spells and G45/Hampton Art Coordinating Stamp set
Stamped and Paper Pieced Card
Bohemian Bazaar

Building Memories Layout
French Country papers, chipboard, staples, Hampton Art/G45 Happy Haunting Stamp Set
Loved - Mixed Media Layout
Typography, French Country
Sisters and Friends Layout
Bird Song
Halloween Layout
Happy Hauntings and coordinating G45/Hampton Art Stamps
Halloween Tussy Mussy
Steampunk Spells

Altered Paper Mache Hat
Steampunk Spells

Altered Wooden Book Box
Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Chipboard, Staples
Altered Wooden Box -inside - Assemblage Necklace
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Handmade Recipe Binder Book
French Country
Interior Details - Waterfall Mechanism
Interior Details - Paper Towel Roll Pockets

Altered Thrift Store Wooden Cabinet with Tags and Cards
Secret Garden

Detail from Cabinet Front 
Metal Butterfly Staple stamped with Hampton Art/G45 Ladies Diary Stamp,
 Metal Button Staple

Detail of card from cabinet
Secret Garden

RV Mini Album
Botanical Tea

Mary Had a Little Lamb Altered Canvas
Mother Goose and matching G45/Hampton Art Stamps

Up-cycled Laughing Cow Container
French Country

Up-cycled Leg Warmer Store Display
The Twelve Days of Christmas

Thanks for sticking with me, through this long post! I hope I have inspired you to get busy making something fun!

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Once Upon a Time

We all agree that time is precious, so we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the memorable moments in your life with the debut of the Once Upon a Time Collection.   Deep shades of copper, teal and rose are complimented by neutrals in cream, grey, and beige all artfully layered with sumptuous images of time pieces, clock faces, florals, flourishes and script backgrounds.  Detailed stamps feature clocks, sentiments and collaged images designed to coordinate with the Once Upon a Time die which saves you precious time by cutting 12 clock faces or circle sentiments with one pass through your die cutting machine. You will reach for the timeless images of this versatile collection for special occasions and everyday moments alike.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 18th to be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $197.00

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

HCD Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC 3590 Embrace Time Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3591  Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3577  Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3547 Bold Leaf PreCut Set
Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 
Art Glitter - Pink Azalea
Other Products Used 

Zva Pearl Flourish CR-07CA-125
Faber Castell Pitt Pen - Silver
Tsukineko Ink: Brilliance - Pearlescent Ivy; Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic - Pink Petunia, Pixie Dust; Versamark Watermark Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder - Geranium Coral Blush
Iced Enamels - Relique Pewter

Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives
WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 5 x 7 card base and cut a patterned rectangle from the paper collection for the card front.  Cut the center rectangle out of the patterned paper. Stamp the Embrace Time background stamp with watermark ink and heat emboss with coral powder.  Apply foam tape around the back of the center opening of the patterned paper and use the embossed paper to fill in the back. Add a pearl flourish as shown.      Stamp, cut and shape a large flower using the Majestic Morning Background and Vintage Morning Background stamps .  Color with ink pads and add ultrafine glitter to the edges.  Stamp the alarm clock with the watermark ink and emboss with the pewter powder.  Color the clock with a metallic silver pen. Stamp and cut the sentiment with the corresponding die - Add glitter to the edges.  Add ribbon and a bow, and tie the love tag cut from the patterned paper to finish.    Stamp, cut and shape the leaves.  Arrange the elements on the card as shown.  Die cut the Scalloped Border Edge and adhere to the side of the card to finish. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

May Arts Ribbon and Penny Black Week!

Welcome to the second day of the May Arts Ribbon - Penny Black Hop!  We have had lots of fun creating with these stamps and hope that you enjoy what we have made.  Be sure to leave lots of love throughout the hop, because the Ribbon Lady will be giving a prize away every day this week!

I have to tell you I am completely in-love with the May Arts Faux Linen Ribbon!  I only have it in this Seafoam color - but I think I will be getting all of the colors!  Not only is this ribbon a dream to stamp on, but I was also able to fussy cut it with out it unraveling - Can you imagine the possibilities? 

May Arts Ribbons
Penny Black Stamps 
Tsukineko Staz On Ink
Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen

Penny Black Hop Schedule