Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration - Baby Keepsake Box

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 243 Sweet Lullaby Paper Collection
HCD 746 Sweet Lullaby Die Set
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die Set
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die Set
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die Set

HCPC 3607 Lullaby Darlings PreCut Set
HCPC 3602 Sweet Little One PreCut Set

1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Other Products Used 

May Arts Ribbon 1.5" Faux Linen 368-15-17
Zva Creative Pearls/Flourishes - CR-07CA-124; PEW-02CB-104
CTMH Ink: Bubblegum
Martha Stewart Microbeads
Xyron 9" Creative Station, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Box

WorldWin Cardstock - Light Pretty Pink

 Baby Keepsake Box
Begin with a box to recycle (I used the pink Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive box). Cut patterned paper and cover the box (outside and inside). Cut a patterned square from the paper collection, ink and distress the edges.  Apply to the top of the box with foam adhesives.  Die cut the Raindrops on Roses die, and glue to the center of the square.  Die cut flowers from the Swee Lullaby set, ink and shape.  Add micro beads for the centers.  Glue to the box top. Die cut greenery from the Sweet Juliet and Gift ensemble dies and add to the flower clusters.  Die cut the small tag using the Laggage and Tags die set. Tuck under a ribbon bow.  Add pearl flourishes to finish the outside. To decorate the inside, stamp the Lullaby Darlings girl on a printed panel (mask to stamp only the circular area.  Overstamp the sentiment across the little girl.  Add a flower to finish.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May Arts with Art Anthology and Basically Bare - Part 2

Welcome, to my second post of the day - and the second post for the May Arts, Basically Bare and Art Anthology hop!  You see, I am on the design team for both May Arts and Art Anthology - so I've got two projects to share.  And - yes there are prizes!

 What do you have to do to enter to win?  Simple!  Post a comment on the May Arts Ribbon, Art Anthology & Basically Bare Blog! 

In my first post, I shared the cover for this adorable mini - album.  For this post,  I used one of the canvas pages inside the book to create my project.

I misted the page with Art Anthology Colorations in Waimea Bay and Timeless, and then used a credit card to spread some Dimensional Crystal in Mermaid over it (this added some beautiful sparkle).  I stamped a Penny Black image on the page with StazOn ink, and painted her dress with Velvet Dimensional paint in Mardi Gras.  I used May Arts Silk ribbons to embroider her bouquet of flowers ( and add the stunning sash on the dress).  The ribbon leaves were a perfect mix for the bouquet.  I glued the lace to the side of the page, to add in more ribbons from the cover, and then stenciled the Beautiful title using a Teresa Collins stencil and Modeling Paste.

May Arts Ribbons
Art Anthology
Penny Black stamp set- Reflection
Tsukineko Ink
Teresa Collins stencil
Golden Modeling Paste

Art Anthology, Basically Bare and May Arts Week!

Welcome to the second day of the Art Anthology/Basically Bare/May Arts Ribbon Project Inspiration Blog Hop. We’ve joined forces this week to offer you lots of inspiration using products from Art Anthology, Basically Bare, and May Arts Ribbon. 

  So, I started off with this really cute chipboard album from Basically Bare.

I opened the album up, to isolate my cover to start working and painted the surface with gesso.

  I used a paintbrush dipped in Colorations to paint swirls on the surface.

And I let some of the Colorations drip and run.

After that was dry, I used a stencil, and applied modeling paste over the top.

To color the paste, I used a makeup sponge dipped in the Waimea Bay Blue Colorations, and dabbed that over the raised areas.  This allowed my base colors to show through and not get too covered.

 I used the Dimensional Crystal to add some raised areas/details on my flowers.

For the inner page, I started by spritzing with the Patience Colorations, and spreading the color with an old credit card.  I intentionally left white space. Using the credit card to spread the color really brought out the texture of the corrugate page.

 I spread on Evergreen Sorbet, which added a different texture and some shine.

After that was dry, I used a stencil, but this time used the Velvet paints to form beautiful, dimensional droplets of color.

This was a little too bright for my cover, so I added a layer of watered down gesso to tone down the intensity a bit.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Hampton Art, and added a drawn frame around the page using water color pencils.

I misted the Sheer/Frayed Flowers with the Patience and added them to the cover.  It was super fun to add tons of May Art Ribbons to the spine of the album as well.  The leaves were metallic gold, and I painted a thin layer of the Evergreen over them to tie the colors together.  I also painted the Evergreen over a fancy piece of chipboard, and finished everything off as shown.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to watch the blogs this entire week to see tons of beautiful projects!

Sorbet: Evergreen
Velvet: Fiesta, Fiji
Dimensional Crystal: Mermaid
Colorations: Patience, Glorious, Waimea Bay
May Arts Ribbon

Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have an Art Anthology Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters! Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Basically Bare & May Arts for prizes and lots more wonderful inspiration coming your way! And don’t forget to visit the Basically Bare & May Arts Facebook Pages and tell them Art Anthology sent you!

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