Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hearfelt Creations New Release Festive Christmas Collection

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 246 Festive Christmas Paper Collection
HCD 752 Cut Mat Create Die Set
HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die Set
HCPC 3621 Dove of Peace PreCut Set
HCPC 3623 Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set

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

Other Products Used 

May Arts Ribbon SN14

Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: G28,G24,G20; E31,E33, E34, E35; R43. R46
Art Anthology Paints: Big Dip O' Ruby Velvet; Dimensional Crystal
Xyron 9" Creative Station, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Box
WorldWin Cardstock, Gold Foil Paper

Take a 6 x 6" card base and adhere a 5.75 x 5.75 piece of patterned paper. Cut the printed panel, and add Stickles to the berries in the background. Die cut the fancy corners from gold foil paper using the HCD and adhere to the back of the panel, so that the corners stick out as shown. Stamp the birds, color with Copic markers, and fussy cut.  Adhere the image to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp the flower border, color and fussy cut.  Stamp, cut  and shape the poinsettias to match. Paint the flowers and add Dimensional Crystal for the centers.   Adhere to the border and place on card.. Finish with ribbons.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School With Art Anthology

This  month, the designers at Art Anthology were challenged to make a back to school project using primary colors - and to think outside the box.  Well, I decided to think about the box - the lunch box.  So, I set out on my quest to find an old metal lunch box to alter, and found this one (with flat sides) on ebay.

 I taped off all of the metal hardware, and spray painted it with a flat white paint.

I I sprayed it with Colorations in Waimea Bay and
Inkspot. It made some pretty cool puddles of color.

 Next, I found a mix of chipboard letters.  I tried to choose different fonts, sizes and thicknesses.

 I painted them with the Velvet in Desire, and then glued them to the box.

 I used a really thick layer of modeling paste over the letters, which provided lots of cracks and crevices. Some of my red bled through the paste. 
 I misted over the letters with Colorations in Glorious and Studio Blue.

 I wanted some areas of intense color, so I used a palette knife to add Velvet in Desire, Lemon Tart and Fiji.
 I added crayons, measuring tape ribbon and a tattered flower to finish my embellishments.
 I can't say that this was really my style - but it was fun to challenge myself to some new techniques.
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