Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

  If you arrived from Alissa's blog, then you are on the right track.
Welcome to the May Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog  Hop!! I have been playing around with all of my stamps lately, and my Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies are among my favorite. Especially for creating flowers. I created this beach themed layout on a simple piece of white cardstock that I backed with cardboard using Mod Podge. I coated the card board with the Mod Podge using a foam sponge, placed the 12x12 white card stock on the prepared board and used a brayer to smooth it all out. Once it is dried, you have a perfect canvas for your projects. And you can gesso, spray and use molding paste on it and the paper does not warp!! My new way of mounting layouts. Once the backround was sprayed lightly using Lindys Starburst Sprays, I then took my Heartfelt Creations Vintage Word Background PreCut Set, and using black ink, randomly stamped parts of the stamp around the page. I did some spattering with my spray nozzle as well.


For my flowers I used the  Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set. I love that there is a Majestic Blooms die to easily die cut all of the flowers on the stamp at the same time. I did hand cut the flowers as I don't have the die yet.



I used Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst spray on the flowers using 3 different colors.  Once the flowers were dried, I used my McGill stylus set and foam rubber to shape my flowers and give them dimension. I then layered them and placed a rhinestone in the middle of each one. Some of the flowers have some fine glitter on the edge of the petals for a little sparkle. My daughter spent the day on Honeymoon Island last week and collected some seashells for me to use on my layouts.  I used some Lindy's to color the shells to coordinate with the layout. I also sprayed and tucked under the flowers, some gauze.


 The chip board I used for my frame is Blue Fern Studios Twilight Garden Frame. I simply sprayed it using Lindys Starburst Spray. I didn't prime the chipboard this time and the spray soaked in and created a rich finish. Unfortunately, the Heartfelt Creations Leafy Swirls  stamp I used, is retired. But they have many other beautiful leaf stamps and dies to match.


The next stop is Lisa Allens Blog.
I hope you enjoyed the journey along the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!! Be sure to complete the hop, for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. One of our blogs will be randomly chosen and from all those that commented on that blog, the winner will be chosen.  The blog hop will remain open for comments on everybody’s blog through midnight Friday night May 30th.  The winner will be posted here noon on Saturday, May 31st.  The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.
And if you get lost, the hop starts here, at Vicki Dutcher blog   http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-hop.html

Products used:
Heartfelt Creations:
 Stamps:
 Leafy Swirls (retired),
 Majestic Morning Background precut set and matching die
 Vintage Word background precut set

Lindys Stamp Gang:
 Starburst Sprays:
 Royal Boogie Gold
 Time Traveler Teal
 Ponderosa Sea PInes
 Clambake Beige
 Tiffany's blue
 Azure Sea Asters
 Moonshadow Mist:
 Landlubber Green

Prima:
 Brick stamp #550011
 Prima Ink in Teal Damask

BlueFern Studios:
 Twilight Garden Frame

Martha Stewart Glitter:
 Limeade

46 comments:

merrymstamper said...

WOW! This is amazing. The flowers and the added texture on your base and the seashells are so beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So stunning!! Beautiful colors and WOW to the fussy cutting!

Selma said...

This is stunning. Love the flowers and the added shells.

Caroline D. said...

Beyond Gorgeous!!! Love all the layers, texture, and elements you added!! Great idea to mount the cs onto chipboard to prevent warping... thanks for the tip!

grandmato20 said...

This is such a work of art! Your flowers and layers make this piece breathtaking!

luv46kdz said...

This is gorgeous! I'm getting my first order of Heartfelt stamps and dies any day now. Can't wait :)

Paula <3

Sandi Clarkson said...

Everything is just perfection! Makes me want to grab some sunblock … and RELAX!

Eileen Barton said...

Love the beach so this layout really calls to me. You did a gorgeous job on it with the papers and flowers. Great tip about the cardboard and mod podge...will have to try that!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am totally entranced with you beach layout. I love all the layers of color, texture and design. I also love how the shells intermix with the flowers.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love all the background work you did with the bricks. Just beautiful flowers as well!

Leanne said...

Such talent you have, love the colors and the details are amazing. The flowers are my favorite and you made my day with creating this. Awesome job. Fun Blog hop! Nice details and I like the stitching too.

Unknown said...

Yes please, I'd like to vacation here. Right here in this beautiful card. I can't help but think of the beach when looking at this card. Beautiful!!!!

Louise H. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it including the beach scene. This is so beautiful!

Ginny B. said...

Oooooohhhh.... this is scrumptious! You put so much detail into this beautiful work of art!

barbara macaskill said...

I am in awe! Your color palette is luscious and I love all of the texture and fussy cutting! This is absolutely divine and I think I can hear the Angels singing! ABSOLUTELY SPLENDIFEROUS! TFS!

Marjorie said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and the detail. Thanks for the inspiration.
Marjorie from TX

Liz Williams said...

I have to agree these flowers are amazing and what beautiful flower arranging you have done on this page.

tealeyes said...

So beautiful! This makes me want to pack a bag for the beach. The colors are stunning! The flowers are so pretty and those seashells are a stunning touch!

Laura said...

Wow...what striking colors...wonderfully outdoorsy. Goes so perfectly with your photo.

April said...

So bright and cheerful! What wonderful elements. Great job!

Jan said...

This is perfection!!! The colors and flowers and all the different elements are gorgeous!!!!!

Stella said...

Gorgeous! The most beautiful layout I've ever seen!

Debi tullier said...

beautiful layout and flowers!

bhappetat said...

Love the pop of orange.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful!

jasann said...

love this!!! so beautiful!!!

Lynette said...

Beautiful page my friend. I love that you used real shells on it.

Emily said...

Love the teal colors, and your layout.

Dorothy S said...

Stunning! I like it all, but the circle frame to highlight the image is special.

Alison H said...

Absolutely stunning I loved your colours and I also love the flowers (and die)I think playtime will be calling following this blog hop. The shells were inspired. loved this artwork

joni said...

Wow!!! Stunning!!! I love everything....the flowers, the shells (how cool!!!!), the chipboard, really just everything! TFS

Theresa said...

Stunning work of art! So very creative with all the lovely elements! TFS

Cyndee Scholet said...

I live right near Honeymoon Island (assuming you mean Florida)! I like how you mixed the seashells in with the fowers.

Judy Sander said...

Love, love, love. Anything beachy and this is a fabulous MM design.

Judi said...

This is amazing. Every time I look at it, I see another wonderful feature. And the colors are so yummy. How have I never been to your site before? You are now on my Favs list.

Susie Bentz said...

Love the mix of shells and blooms - love the colors - great mixed media project!!!

Lynn HIldebrand said...

This is absolutely stunning! I would frame this and hang it on my wall. I haven't been on your site before but I certainly will again. Love it!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous colors and love the use of shells.

Deb Kane said...

Such a beautiful scene, love the colours and flowers!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! I love the layout with all the layers and the wonderful seashells!

Adriana Morales said...

I love all the different textures on your card. The hand picked sea shells added a personal touch. I really love these colours.

Hugs,
Adriana

Melita said...

this takes my breathe away! stunning!

Vonda Unite said...

So many things on this page and it works! love the colors, I also am looking at buying the stamps and dies that cut all out, a time saver for sure :)

Vonda Unite said...

So many things on this page and it works! love the colors, I also am looking at buying the stamps and dies that cut all out, a time saver for sure :)

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, my goodness. I shared this because it was so pretty on Facebook before I even knew there was a hop. I love the colors and you did a great job of fussy cutting the flowers.

Janene said...

It's beautiful Lisa!