Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Welcome back for another Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday! Today's layout is pretty technique heavy, so I have a lot of pictures for you.  I also have to tell you - out of all of the pictures I took last fall of my nephew at Disney World - this is one of my favorites!  He had on his Peter Pan hat - and the sun was perfect to "catch his shadow".  I also borrowed some of my favorite Peter Pan quotes to journal onto the page-
  •  To live would be an awfully great adventure. 
  •  Second star to the right and straight on til morning.  
  • The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.)
 The title letters were stenciled with Modeling Paste onto burlap paper, and then heat embossed with powder.  More journaling was added to the tag behind the photo.

Small details are all over this layout!  I doodled around the title, heat embossed the edges of the paper, machine stitched , spritzed, stamped...allright, you get the idea!

 The flower was heat embossed with gold and then colored with inks.

 I assembled pieces from Heartfelt Creations dies to create a clock tower - perfect for the Once Upon a Time stamp in the center.

 The alarm clock was fussy cut from the patterned paper, and layered onto a matching piece of paper using foam adhesives.  The face of the clock was covered with Crystal Lacquer and sprinkled with Lindy's Stamp Gang Mica Powder (Jolly Swagman Olive Green).
 There are two different star streamers here - The dark blue panel has small stars cut from HC Gift Ensemble Die and stitched to the paper.  The larger stars were cut from a retired Spellbinders, and then dry embossed and heat embossed with LSG Oakleaf Olive Embossing Powder.  Gala Glitz Glitter was glued under the Zva Creative Flourish to give a truly explosive feel.

I used the March Color Challenge for Lindy's Stamp Gang for this palette. 

I used the Once Upon a Sketch for March for my sketch. 

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
HCPC1  239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection
HCPC1 229 Countryside Evening Paper Collection
HCD Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die 
HCD 737 Ornate Gateway Die
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die
HCD 732 Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCPC 3592 Timeless Clock PreCut Set
HCPC 3515 Burlap Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
Gala Glitz - Blue Waltz
Crystal Lacquer
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Other Products Used 

Zva Creative Gem Flourish CRW-07CA-153; CR-07CA-110

May Arts: Paper Cord 420-33; Pom-Poms 419-16; Sheer Daisy Edge QK4-45; 1 1/2" Natural Silky With Woven Checkered Edge 475-15-33
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder: Hydrangea Blue Mauve; Oakleaf Olive
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mica Powder: Jolly Swagman Olive Green
Teresa Collins Alphabet Stencil
Stencil Girl - Damask Stencil
Spellbinders - Stars (discontinued)
Tsukineko Ink: VersaMagic: Night Sky, Gingerbread, Moss Green; Versamark Watermark Ink; StazOn Ink - Jet Black
Gold Embossing Powder
Faber- Castell Gelatos
DCWV Burlap Paper
Liquitex Modeling Paste, Gloss Gel Medium
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

12" x 12" Layout -Water distress the edges of the backing page.  Trim the working base page to 11.5".  Distress the edges and heat emboss with a mix of Hydrangea Glue Mauve and Oakleaf Olive.  Machine stitch the edges.  Randomly stamp the Burlap background and Vintage Word Background stamps using StazOn ink - close to the focal area of the layout.  Lay the damask stencil on the page and use a palette knife to apply Modeling Paste to the design. Let dry completely and color with an olive gelato.  Assemble a "clock tower" by using die cuts from the Decorative Flower Pot and the Ornate Gateway die sets.  Stamp the clock face using the Timeless Clock PreCut set.  Add metal hands to the clock.  Add to the layout as shown. Tear two strips of navy paper from the Countryside Evening Paper collection and ink the edges and glue the strips together.  Die cut small stars from the Gift Ensemble die set and stitch down the center of these strips. Layer ribbon and corrugate paper under the strips and adhere to the layout with foam adhesives.  Mix Gloss Gel Medium and Mica Powder together and paint onto cardstock.  Allow to dry then cut and emboss large stars using a Spellbinders die. Leave in the die, and apply watermark ink, and heat emboss the raised areas using the Oakleaf Olive embossing powder.  Machine stitch the stars to form a streamer and add to the layout.  Glue Gala Glitz Glitter to the areas beneath the gem flourishes.  Cut a printed panel from the Majestic Morning Paper collection , distress the edges and add the photo. Stamp the Majestic Morning flowers using watermark ink and heat emboss with gold. Cut with the corresponding die and shape.  Stamp and cut greenery using the Open Leaf stamp and corresponding die.  Nestle the leaves behind the flower. Cut a tag from the patterned paper.  Add journaling if desired, and tuck under the photo. Add twine to the tag to make it easier to remove. Fussy cut the alarm clock from a second piece of the base paper.  Fill in the face using Crystal Lacquer and tap Mica powder around the edges.  Use Modeling Paste and an alphabet stencil on burlap paper to create the title.  After the paste is dry, cut out the letters, rub watermark ink over, and heat emboss with Hydrangea Blue Mauve Powder. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Not Xyron But Should Be Week

I think all of my creative friends love Pinterest as much as I do! It's a fantastic source of inspiration - and I'm often left wondering...why didn't I think of that!

This week the Xyron DT is using the Not Xyron, But Should Be Board to reinvent some great projects with our own unique twist - and of course, this time, using Xyron!

I took inspiration from Jennifer McGuire's adorable heart canvas.  I love the small hearts filling in the large heart shape.  For my variation, I used circle cuts to fill in my round flower center for my canvas.  Mixing different Xyron adhesives allowed me to apply the circles at varying heights and gave me great dimension.

 So here is how I put together my canvas.

1.  Paint canvas background and allow to dry.
2.  Cut flower petals using Spellbinders Paisley (book pages) and PaisleyScalloped (cardstock).

3.  Apply adhesive to the back of the book page using the Xyron 5" Creative Station.
I prefer to run all of my cuts through at once, and then cut them apart as I use them.
4.  Adhere the book pages to the base and then spray with mist to color.  Shape the petals and set aside.

5.  Die cut a large circle for the center of the flower and run through Xyron 5" Creative Station to apply adhesive to the top side.  Before removing the backing paper, shape the circle so it is slightly cupped.

6.  Use dies and punches to cut a variety of different sized circles from varying shades of yellow paper. Shape most of these to form a cup.

7.  Remove the backing paper and start adhering some of the flat circles to the base. 

8.  Next add the shaped circles.  Then use the Xyron/Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives to add some of the circles higher.
9.  Fill in the small gaps with tiny circles and glue in place with the Xyron/Teresa Colins Clear Hold Adhesive.

10.  Use the Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere the petals to the flower center.  Apply foam adhesives on the under side of the flower center to adhere to the canvas.

Be sure to check out the Xyron Blog every day this week to discover more Pinterest inspirations!