Welcome, to the March Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog
hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight. And one
commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25
gift certificate to HC. How great is that? You get to hop around and
see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of
your own! The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 4th, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.
I am having so much fun playing with my Spectrum Aqua Markers, so I have another card to share with you that I colored with these great pens! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper, put some of the marker onto an acyrlic block, and used a round paintbrush and water to apply a light shade of pigment. For the darker areas, I used the pen directly onto the paper, and blended it out a bit with the brush and water.
I've got a lovely card to share with you today, that I created for Crafter's Companion resent segment on HSN. I was thrilled getting to sneak a peak of this on t.v. The flowers were stamped using the Sheena Lily stamp and colored with the Spectrum Noir markers. Since I colored these as tiger lilies, did you notice that I used the Tiger Stripe embossing folder on the backgound? Just a little tongue in cheek humor for you! And, my pearls are a perfect match, because I used the markers to color plain white pearls.
Texture and mixed media are the "buzz" words now, and Core'dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.
Bee Well Soon Supplies:
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
Close To My Heart Heat Tool
May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
Madeira: Gold Thread
Step 1. Emboss a panel of Shattered with an embossing folder.
Step 2. Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Step 3. Stamp the bee and die cut. Step 4. Add hand stitching around the oval panel. Step 5. Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.
Step 6. Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.
There are so many techniques to try using Core'dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.
Welcome to my Graphic 45 Design Team Audition for 2015! As you know, I
love all things vintage, so of course, Graphic 45's line always delights
and inspires me. I've made many G45 projects through the years, but am
just going to share a few with you today to highlight my style.
1. Steampunk Mermaid Assemblage Doll using papers from Steampunk Spells,Tropical Travelogue, and By the Sea Collections. I love how the paper lines can be mixed from different collections, using the G45 signature colors for consistency.
And this mermaid has a secret....in her caged skirt, there are six hidden mini-albums.
2. Magical Layout featuring an Eerie Tale Collection - It's fabulous that holiday collections can be used for non-seasonal projects as well an their intended theme.
3. Gold Ol' Sport 6 x 6" Card featuring the Good Ol' Sport Collection. Graphic 45 is a dream for anyone who loves fussy cutting like I do....it's so much fun to add dimension to projects by layering the images.
( Interior of the card)
4. Dream Card- 4" x 6" featuring the Artisan Style Collection. Since I'm a native of Asheville, NC - this collection is one of my favorites. It really echoes so much of the architecture and imagery that my home town is know for. The matching stamp collections are wonderful additions to the line.
5. Thinking of You 6" x 6" Card featuring the Botanical Tea Collection. G45 has a line of matching card stock from Core'dinations that is just right for creating hand made flowers to add to projects.
(Interior of Card)
6. Saving for a Rainy Day Bank featuring the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection. I constructed this bank using Graphic 45's ATC box as the base for my dog house.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and allowing me to share my love for Graphic 45 with you! Wish me luck!
It's time for the final day of the May Arts and Epiphany Crafts Week - I hope you have made it around to all of the blogs to see great projects and inspiration. Both companies are giving prizes, so be sure to leave love along the way.
I decided to create Birds Nest earrings, in honor of the first day of spring! I coated May Arts Burlap String with tacky glue, and shaped it into a birdsnest. I mounted the nests on a piece of woven burlap, and used the Epiphany Crafts Round Shape Studio Tool to create a bird charm to hang from the nest.
I absolutely love the Artisan Style Collection from Graphic 45. I grew up around Asheville, NC - and this style of architecture is extremely embraced for it's historical significance as well as it's inspiring beauty.
I stamped the Craftsman home on watercolor paper, and embossed with black power. I used the Spectrum Aqua pens to "paint" my house.
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Paper
Hampton Art/ G45 Artisan Style Stamps 2,3
Spectrum Aqua Markers
Creative Expressions Die: Greek Island Collection: Corner, Border, Tag
Core'dinations makes it so easy to create cute cards with lots of texture in just a few minutes. This is really great if you have to make multiples of cards for parties, thank-you's, etc. The Deco-Edge Kraft Cards and Envelopes are a real treat to use, not only for the trendy kraft color, but also with the fancy cut edge, half your work is already done. Kraft is also a great color choice, because it can be used for masculine and feminine projects alike.
Step 1. Cut a panel of blue cardstock to fit on the card front. Step 2. Emboss the panel and sand the image with the Sand-it Gadget,
Step 3. Adhere to the card base. Step 4. Add dimension to the flower buds, by add a dot of white with the Pico Embellisher, to each of the dots on the design.
Step 5. Punch small flower to layer over the flowers. Distress the flowers with a Sand-it Gadget.
Step 6. Finish the flowers with a small adhesive pearl in the center.
This is not my typical color palette, but I think it is a great combination for spring. Add the distressing, and it reminds me of a favorite pair of worn blue jeans.