Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bee Strong Video Tutorial

I love bee imagery - so I really had fun creating this canvas for today's video.  And this project is jammed full of great techniques that you will want to try yourself. 

So please join me, in my studio (via the wonderful world of YouTube!)

Prima: Stencils
Unity Stamps: Cooped Up Notes
Anna Griffin: Chipboard Letters
Tsukineko: StazOn Ink ( Jet Black)
StencilGirl - Wood Icing
Paper Napkin
Golden: Matte Medium

I played along with the Scrap Around the World challenge using their June Mood Board.
I pulled in some of the colors, but was also inspired by the diagonal stripes on the straws - and as you will see in my video - my canvas began with a diagonal striped background.  I also had to throw flowers in there (because, I do love my flowers).


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hearfelt Creations Inspiration - More Arianna Blooms

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCDP1 244 Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die

HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die 
HCPC 3612 Arianna Birthday PreCut Set

HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set 
Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight Die Set
Paper Blossoms Tools
Paper Blossoms Matsp
Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Institute Metal Glue Tip

Other Products Used

May Arts Ribbon -QM26
WorldWin Cardstock
Tsukineko Ink: Momento Ink: Tuxedo Black; VersaMark Watermark ink;VersaMagic - Oasis Green, Perfect Plumeria, Pink Petunia
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives,

Cut a 5 x7 printed panel from the patterned paper and ink the edges. Add  ribbon around the middle , along with a bow. Die cut the Filigree Delight and glue to pale yellow patterned paper.  Add a mat of dark green. Adhere to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp the sentiment and die cut with the oval from Filigree Delight. Color the leaves and fancy letter.  Use the fine metal tip and Dries Clear adhesive to trace over the letters and leaf veins, then sprinkle with ultra fine glitter.  Adhere to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp the flowers with watermark ink and heat emboss. Cut with the corresponding die and shape.  Add pink inks to the flower for shading. Die cut the stamens and glue to the center of each flower and add a pearl.  Stamp and  the Open Leaf  and cut with the corresponding die. Add ultra fine glitter highlights. Finish as shown.

Monday, June 23, 2014

May Arts, DCWV and Tombow Blog Hop

Welcome to the first day of the Triple Threat Blog Hop with May Arts Ribbon, DCWV and Tombow!  We have got an amazing week lined up for you! Great projects and awesome prizes.
  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow
There are 3 prize packs up for grabs, to win - comment on each blog & like our Facebook pages.
I really love all of the textured papers that DCWV has - so I had great fun combining them in this vintage card. The burlap paper and the corrugate paper really stole the show - and looked so great with the May Arts Ribbons. The Mono Liquid Glue was perfect for adding glitz to my chipboard, and also for creating the flower center using MA's  paper cord.

May Arts Ribbon:


Stamps/Dies - Heartfelt Creations
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Art Institute Glitter
Tsukineko Ink

Here's the lineup for the week: