Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni September Blog Hop 2014



Welcome to to the September 2014 Heartfelt Creations alumni Blog Hop. I have had the pleasure of being on the Design Team for 2 terms, and just as happy now to stay on as an alumni!! Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies are among my very favorite in my stamp collection. So with that said, if you have arrived to my blog from the very talented Alissa Wells Blog, then you're on the right track.

 To color the background and the flowers I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Caribbean Cruise Flat Fabio Magicals  Set.  I washed the background in Luscious Lime and Pineapple Passion. The colors were  a perfect match for my  Bo Bunny Country Garden Paper - Morning Sunrise. I did some light masking with embossing paste and The Crafters Workshop 6x6 Template - Mini Chickenwire Reversed.


 For my flowers I used the Classic Sunflower PreCut Set HCPC 3626. I love sunflowers. Heartfelt Creations does a gorgeous job on  their floral stamps. Those of you who know me know how I love my handmade flowers!! I painted my flowers with Flat Fabios in Pineapple Passion and added a bit of Flower Soft to the middles. I did use a touch of Martha Stewart Iridescent Glitter in Lemon Drop on the flowers, as it had  bit of  a green iridescence to it. 
My stamped background was done with the HCPC 3367  Vintage Life Background PreCut Set.  
 The frame was die cut from corrugated cardboard, primed with white gesso, , and painted  using the Flat Fabios and stamped using the same stamp as in the background.  I found the photo of the nest on Pinterest.


 Some times you can adapt your stamps to die that you my have in your stash. My Spellbinders Grand 12" On The Vine Border die had leaves that were almost  perfect a match for the HC 3405 Leaf Medley Precut Set which I believe is retired. So that just goes to show, that you should grab the stamps that you LOVE before they are gone...


There is  little trick that I use when stamping to get a different look to my stamp designs. I take the stamps and do an allover design on a letter sized sheet of white card stock, scan  it to my computer, upload to Photoshop, then use a photo editing program to change the look. In this case I used Topaz adjust Stylize action to achieve the results I wanted. It gave the lines on my stamped image a swirly look. I can use 1 stamp and achieve a few different results. Like have multiple designs in one!


 So please join us in our blog hop. Leave the Designers some love!! Heartfelt Creations will pick  winner who will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at the  Heartfelt Creations Online Store. 
We will be choosing a winner on October 4th by noon.

 Thank you so much for joining us on this very inspirational journey. I know I was in inspired by all of the Heartfelt Creations goodness on this hop!! 

 Your next stop on this blog hop journey will take you to the very talented Debbie Seyer's Blog...

xoxo
Lisa


29 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful page~

Caroleanne Wright said...

wow this is fabulous. x

Sarah said...

Awesome! Love all the texture and all the beautiful design elements!

Amarilys said...

gorgeous layout Lisa! Love how you used the new blooms in your page!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Ohhhh, just love your page, and your stamp work is amazing!!! Heartfelt creations has gorgeous product! Love what you've done here! xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Pssst! I think you meant Oct 4th? (not Sept.4th)

Sheila H said...

So artistic - great colors and design!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Magnificent work of art. Love those gorgeous colors and the beautiful layout!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I have always been a huge fan and this piece shows why. I love everything about this; these colors are just so beautiful!

TesaB said...

Oh wow! I adore this page. So artsy, beautiful and totally amazing!!!

merrymstamper said...

absolutely beautiful!!! Love the elements and colours of your layout!

Lois Mccutcheon said...

Never thought about using brown flower soft for the center of the flower. Must try that.

Raylene Hillhouse said...

Love the layout. Your flowers are wonderful!

Faye Douglas said...

Great page

barbara macaskill said...

I have fallen in love!! This is amazing!! Love the texture, colors, layering and the picture is spectacular! TFS!

Christine Kosmak said...

A Stunningly Amazingly Gorgeous layout!!!! TFS!!!

Judy Woodland said...

Just beautiful! LOVE those gorgeous flowers!!

Darcy Shannon said...

Beautiful page! Love the textures.

Karen Sue said...

Very beautiful page, love your color selections.

Emily said...

Love the texture, and colors!

Lorna said...

Really nice mixed media layout.

SussiPoppins said...

As always, love'n your work. Great, what you do with theHeartfelt Creations stamps.

Cyndee Scholet said...

Wow! how cute is that with the birds nest on your page! Lots going on here. Great layout. Beautiful colors. Terrific textures.

Deana P said...

I am in awe of these beautiful cards!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome textures and details! Love the yellow... my favorite color!

scrapstorian said...

Wow, what an amazing page. You must have spent so much time on all that detail! Wonderful page.

Candy Slabaugh said...

Very pretty, bright layout! I love your nest picture!

Jan said...

This is so beautiful! It feels like a bright, beautiful day
on a tropical island somewhere. Makes me want to go on vacation right now! LOVE IT!

Dorothy S said...

What stunning results - with such great detail.