Friday, July 30, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartfelt creations Alumni July blog Hop. At the end of this post you will find the info on how you can win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Heartfelt creations store. 

Did you know today is International Friends Day? It's also the first time that Heartfelt Creations is joining the Alumni Team for this blog hop. In honor of these two great events, , Heartfelt Creations is offering a second $25 giveaway for those that come to their blog hop post. (You can find the list at the bottom of this post.)
Everyone who leaves a comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog will be entered into the drawing. You have until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, August 2nd to leave your comment.
The winners of both gift cards will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 4th. Be sure to check to see if you are one of the lucky winners!
You can claim your prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write Winner of the July Alumni Blog Hop in the subject line.

This month I have decided to create a 12x12 layout of my beautiful granddaughter. She is a happy child! I chose to use the Wild Rose paper collections as well as the Wild Rose stamps and dies for this layout. I did mix in some Leafy Accents as well as a few stamped Sweet Magnolia buds. They were perfect as fillers. I prepared the background paper with some texture paste and a stencil, then brushed it all with clear gesso. This prepared my "canvas" for inks and sprays. 
 


Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. I used watercolor paper, and water colors for the flowers and leaves. The thicker paper is perfect to hold the shape as well as blending the watercolors on the flowers and leaves. I used Prills for the middles. I dusted the flowers and leaves with Rajni Chawlas Dusting Powder. I love the shimmer and shine. 


For the frame, I used the Decorative Circle Frames Die. There are so many possibilities of layering the frames. I stacked 3 layers, using corrugated cardboard in-between each layer for dimension. For the lacey part of the frame, I kissed it with texture paste, and used a watered down watercolor to give it some color. I also added some of the same color around the frame and on the stenciled areas of the layout. When the layout was finished, I did some splattering of 3 different inks on the page. I also touched it with Nuvo Crystal Drops in white. 



Here is another closeup of the floral cluster. For the leaves, I inked them in green, colored them in a washed out green, and just used the same color from the flowers, onto the leaves to compliment the flowers. The 2 toned color gives the leaves some dimension. 


Here are the simple rules!!

The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, July 30th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.
All you have to do is leave some love on each of the designers blog to be eligible for a chance to win a $25 gift Certificate to the Heartfelt Creations Store.
The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com. Please write “Winner of the July 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

49 and Market 12x12 Layout "Lets Get Lost" Vintage Artistry Hike More Collection

 Hello Beautifuls!! Today, we are going exploring!! Vintage Artistry Hike More is the beautiful new collection from 49 and Market. You are sure to love it for your vacation, travel, and just plain old exploring the backyard projects, as I did with this layout. Think, Fern, Mushrooms, Woodsy Wildlife, and touches of gorgeous warm colors. The full collection has endless possibilities for mini album lovers as well. On each page, you can display a new adventure, perfect for your vacation photos. I created a 12x12 layout with photos of my granddaughter exploring my backyard. She is a lover of all little creatures, and is always collecting something! But she wants to know where the lizards are!!! uh oh...I think we may need lizards in a future kit!! (sorry, we live in Florida, where there is an abundance of lizards!) You are going to thoroughly enjoy Hike More. I know I do!


I used the tabs in the File Frame set and attached them to the laser cut sentiments from the 12x12 paper collection. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler to adhere them together. I machine stitched around the file frames and used the tiny staples on them as well. The dragonflies are darling! So much detail in the laser cuts! I tucked in some green moss here and there. 


I simply love using the file frames as frames for my photos. Stack and stagger them for a layered effect. The large fern is simply beautiful!! The laser cut is so fine, that you can actually bend the stem to suit your needs. I gave it a slight twist here and there. Do you see the little inch worm on the mushroom? Yup, I put him there. I also clustered some flowers between the 2 photos. Royal posies and Majestic Bouquet in Mango!! What a gorgeous color! I tucked in the mushrooms in a few places on the layout. They grow wild in the woods behind my house. 


I love creating depth in my layouts. I use a lot of corrugated cardboard in between layers. Sometimes I like it to peek out for a rustic look. Once again you can see the beautiful flowers in Mango. They are prettiest shade of peach. I did a little spattering around the layout as well and some inking in a dark brown. I also did machine sewing on the edges, and used the white rub on stitching which I dulled a little bit with distress ink. 


Thank You for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to get out those woodsy rustic travel photos and start a project with Hike More. xo

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Katie Pertiet designs ARToptions15

 Do you love fussy cutting??? For me it is a stress reliever. So what better way to relieve stress, then to purchase your favorite Katie Pertiet Designs digital original, and try some out to create some hybrid scrapbooking. Haven't heard of Hybrid scrapbooking?? Well, it is taking the digital files to a new level! I create a file in Photoshop of the digital elements from the designs in the kit,  and print it out on cardstock. For me, #80 is a perfect weight. Then sit back and start fussy cutting! For this canvas, I purchased Katies ARToptions Mini Mix 15. This kit is gorgeous!! The colors are gorgeous, and oh my... The dragonflies!!! 

I printed out a portion of one of the 12x12 papers from the kit, and printed it on 8x11.5 cardstock for my background. I then mounted it on a canvas. Then the building of my fussy cut elements began, layer after layer. If you have a wide format printer, you could print out the full 12x12 paper for a full sized layout. There is a total of 8 different paper designs in the kit and over 40 elements!  It is packed for a mini mix! 


I absolutely love the stamps!! But instead of fussy cutting the edges, I have a stacked set of stamp dies, and the smallest one fit the stamps perfectly!. I mounted the beautiful stamps onto the die cuts. But if you have a pair of deckle scissors, you could easily just cut out the stamps. Oh the sweet dragonflies....Next time, I am going to doll them up with glitter and gold!! 

To create the flowers, I printed up a couple of the paper designs, and used one if my  floral dies. I die cut a few different sizes, and stacked them to create layers. I finished them by adding the pearl stamen through the middle. And from the greener parts of the papers, I die cut some of the finer the leaves to tuck under the flowers. I do adore the leaf cutouts in the kit though.  


There are 4 different stacked frames in the kit. And the beauty is they are already stacked, so you are only cutting out 1 piece! I love the buttons, and popped them onto the edge of the frame. I just placed the photo in the back of the frame. The tag on the top is also in the kit. I didn't fussy cut the tie, I cut that part off, added an eyelet and strung some string through the eyelet. Remember this is Hybrid scrapbooking!! Anything goes! The title Blooming Beautiful is one of 3 wonderful sentiment tapes in the kit. They look like the Dymo embossed label maker strips!! I love them!! 

Just finish your layout of canvas as you would like any other you create. I brushed the backgrounds with clear gesso, did some inking and added some art stones, and did a bit of spattering with Oxide Distress inks. To thing this all started on a piece of paper!!! 



This is the ARToptions15 kit that I used for my canvas. You can purchase the kit HERE. Happy Cutting!!! xo


Monday, July 5, 2021

49 and Market "Vintage Artistry Beached" Wild and Free Like the Sea 12x12 layout

Good morning beautiful world! I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful states in the US. Florida has an abundance of gorgeous beaches. Perfect places for the best photo ops. So when 49 and Market announced they were coming out with Vintage Artistry Beached, I was excited!! And it sure did not disappoint. It truly is a gorgeous collection! Layout, mini albums, tags, off the page projects. Take your pick, you can create it all with this gorgeous collection. 

I started off mounting the "Uncharted" paper from the Beached 12x12 Collection Pack onto a piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. I used a stencil and some texture paste onto the background and let it dry. I then mounted one of the papers from the 6x8 collection pack onto a piece of corrugated paper. I wet the edges, let it sit for a few minutes, then peeled back the paper around the edges and the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated part. I let it dry, and painted the exposed parts with white gesso. I mounted the 6x8 prepared paper  onto the 12x12 paper, Then I mounted the photo onto a piece of corrugated cardboard. In between each layer is a piece of smaller corrugated cardboard. This gives height and dimension. That completed the base for my layout. The rest is the icing on the cake!! The fun begins. 


I used the Garden Petals in Parchment because it reminded me of the color of sand. The color goes perfectly with the papers. The pink flowers tucked in here and there, are the laser cuts in the 12x12 Beached Collection. I shaped them a bit using a ball stylus and shaping mat. The frame on the photo is also a laser cut. I placed a pearl in each corner (my own stash) then used some Beached Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets on either side of the frame. The title under the photo is from the Beached Washi Tape set. The tie and bow under the title, is a laser cut from the 12x12 collection set. I tucked in some Lacey Trim in cream around the photo mat that I distressed with scissors. 


The smaller cluster was created with laser cuts and 1 Parchment flower from the Garden Petals set. I tucked under  a piece of cheese cloth that I distressed with ink before I created the layers. I watered down some distress ink and washed it over the stenciled areas. The texture paste takes on some of the ink color for a soft effect. 


The laser cuts are plentiful in the 12x12  pack. The 6x8 pack also has laser cuts. I added the seagull and the sail boat to this corner. I also tucked in a couple of butterflies from the Vintage Artistry Coral mini collection. I added some art stones and tucked in some cheese cloth around the layout. I also added tiny pearls to highlight the pattern of the stencil. to complete the layout. 

I hope you are inspired to create a beachy kind of project with this beautiful collection. I see mini albums, explosion boxes and cards with this collection in my future. xo



49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Beached 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Beached 6x8 Collection Pack

Beached Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets 

Vintage Artistry Beached Washi Tape

Lacey Trim Cream


 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop. I hope that you are inspired by the creations of each artist. I have created a card, using some of the new Climbing Clematis Collection. Living in Florida, I see Clematis everywhere. The purples are my favorite!! I think I will be using this collection for quite some time. This collection is my new favorite!
I created a 5x7 white card for my base. I cut a piece of paper from the Wild Rose Paper Collection and adhered it to the front of the card. I die cut the Decorative Circle Frame pieces and layered them on the front. I used white card stock and paper from the same paper collection.


For the sentiment on the cover, I used the Just For You Sentiment Cling Stamp Set. I added some rhinestones around the title just for added sparkle. 


This is a close up of the Clematis flowers and leaves. I used the Prills for the centers of the flowers. Lettuce Entertain you is the perfect Prill color for these purple flowers. 


Here is another closeup of the flowers from the other side of the card. I added some pop dots in-between some of the circle layers for added dimension. I added Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear to all of the flowers and leaves. It adds gorgeous sparkle, and brings the flowers to life. 


The hop begins on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8am, and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, June 28, 2021. At that time a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. So be sure to leave a little love on each of the designers blogs under their June creations to be eligible to win.
The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 30th.
Once the winner has been announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page, you will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com. Please write “Winner of the June 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line. (Please note, we will no longer be contacting the winner via email to let them know they have won.)

Kathy Clement – https://www.kathybydesign.com

Carole Wright- https://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.com/

Vicki Dutcher - https://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Heartfelt%20Creations

Amarilys Doria - https://amadrian8.blogspot.com/search/label/Heartfelt%20Creations

Candy Slabaugh- http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/

You are here!! Lisa Gregory - https://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/

Alissa Wells - http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/

Oksana Clegg - http://everydaycrafting.blogspot.com/


 Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Decorative Circle Frame Die

Clematis Die

Clematis Cling Stamp Set

Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Wild Rose Paper Collection

Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set




Sunday, June 20, 2021

49 and Market Hike More. 12x12 Layout...Into The Woods...

 Hello beautiful friends!! This week I bring you a layout created with papers from the new gorgeous Vintage Artistry Hike More collection. I simply love the forest look. Mushrooms and fern, oh my! I went into the woods behind my home and gather some twigs to add to my layout.  I tied them together using the 5 ply jute by separating the strands. There wasn't to much I had to do to adorn the background papers. I took the same design from each of the 12x12 and 6x8 collections and layered them. This layout has quite a bit of dimension, and looks great in a shadow box. I mounted each paper on corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge, and distressed the edges peeling back, tearing and curling layers, and using white gesso, sprays, paint and inks, to color the exposed edges. Once the layers were dried and set, I began building the design. 

Tucked into the flower clusters, I used the archival board leafy stems from the Treasure collection. I patted on some texture paste and let it dry. I painted the stems and leaves with colored mist sprays, then heat embossed the purple buds with embossing powder. Once they were dry, I rubbed some Distress Oxide over the buds. This gave the buds a jeweled look. Mixing a couple of the floral collections gave the cluster look I wanted. I tucked some extra leaves in-between. I also heat embossed and colored the archival board that looks like netting and tucked it in a few places. 

I used the INTO THE WOODS banner from the Ephemera Bits collection for my title. 


You can see the amount of dimension from this angle. The gorgeous Garden Petals in the Twilight color is just beautiful! It is my favorite shade of purple. It reminds me of the color of the Jacaranda trees here in Florida. I tucked in some Archival Board that I heat embossed, and added some Art Stones that I misted with ink color. 


Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to get close up with nature and travel, and create your own projects using Hike More. With all of the accessories available, you can create just about anything! 



49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Hike More 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Hike More 6x8 Collection Pack

Garden Petals Twilight

Sugar Posies Huckleberry

Jute Cording 5 ply

6x6 Archival Board-Treasure-White

Hike More Ephemera Bits



Friday, June 11, 2021

Crealies Guest Designer June 2021

 Hello beautiful friends. I am Guest Designing for Crealies once again, and having a wonderful time using their products. I have done a 12x12 layout converting dies, using Crealies them in different ways. Some people may see a Lucky Clover, I see flowers!!! Some people may see nesting squares, I see perfectly sized photo mats for my photos. So let me take you through the closeups and instructions for what I have created. I used the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 229, 4x Stitchlines to stamp the outer edges of my layout. My foundation started with beautiful paper from 49 and Market. Vintage Artistry Sky/Admit One. I mounted it on a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. 

I clustered all of the flowers  I created, and added some leaves in different shapes tucked under each cluster. For the rounded leaves, I used the hearts in the Inside or Out dies no. 19, Lucky clover die and painted them with the Piment Colorzz in Olive green. I did the same for the leaves. I used a watered down Piment Colorzz in Light Brown and highlighted all of the leaves. Once they were dry, I shaped them a bit using a ball stylus and a molding mat. I gave each leaf a rounded look. The tiny flowers were created using the Uno die no. 59, Lucky clover. I cut off the tiny stems of each clover and painted them same way I created the larger flowers, but only added 1 stamen to the middle. They make the sweetest flowers ever!! 


Here I used  Crea-Nest-Lies XXL dies no. 34, Square with double stitchline to create my photo mats. You can create them in any of the sizes you want. For the photo, I printed it out, and die cut the photos using a smaller die than the middle mat. And used a size 2 larger for the outside mat. I love the stitched lines! There are so many beautiful little sentiment dies. I used 2 different ones to create my title. I used some light brown Pigment Colorzz to paint,   Text Die no. 111 wonderful memories and Text Die no. 114 always remember. I mixed some Gel Medium with Medium Brown Pigment Colorzz and added some art stones and using a paint brush I painted them onto the background around the main cluster. 


For the flowers, I die cut a bunch of the large Clovers using the Crealies Watercolor Paper. . I used 2 die cut clovers to create each flower. I cut off the little stems on each clover, and made a small slit in-between each of the 4 petals making sure you do not go all the way to the middle of the clover. I laid them flat on my glass matt, sprayed them lightly with water, and using the light brown pigment mixed in a little water, painted the flowers. I used the middle brown, and touched up some of the clovers, then used the dark brown for the very tips of each petal. I then scrunched up each flower around the top handle of a thin paint brush and let them dry.
I opened up the dried flowers and using 2 pieces, stacked one on top of the other staggering the flower petals. I poked a hole in the middle, and pulled a few stamen through the hole and used hot glue on the bottom of the flower to secure the stamen.  


This is a closeup of the photo stack, the sentiments and the floral clusters. I used watered down Pigment Colorzz in Dark Brown to spatter around the cluster. 



Crealies Products Used:

Crea-Nest-Lies XXL dies no. 34, Square with double stitchline CLNestXXL34

Saturday, June 5, 2021

49 and Market "A Trio of Pop Up Cards"

 Hello Beautiful friends. Today I am displaying a Trio of Cards. Pop up cards! I have been playing with pop ups in cards lately, and I loved creating these 3. Each card took less than 1 12x12 piece of patterned  paper. I covered the front, back and insides of a plain white card. Then I used the scraps to create the small photo mats that pop up inside each card, Each of the cards measure 4x5.5. There are many tutorials on creating the pop ups. I chose to use a die cut set by Karen Burniston. I chose 3 different color schemes for my cards. Blue, pink and green. I pulled out the 3 sheets of cardstock I wanted to use, then went through my stash of flowers and pulled out the ones that matched each paper, then found different elements and ephemera to layer on the cards. They came together pretty easily. And how fun it is to open the card and see the little frames pop open!! I did not place photos on the mats, as I will surely give the cards away! I created each card base using heavy white cardstock and my scoreboard.  But you can buy ready made blank cards if you choose. You could even just cut and fold your patterned cardstock. I like the feel of a bulky card in my hand, so I did some layering on the white card stock base. 


Here is a closeup of the green card. I love the file frames, as they make the perfect mat for a base. I worked everything else around the file frames. 


There are so many possibilities to embellish the pop up frames. Small pieces of ephemera can be used to adorn the squares that will not hold photos. Or you can use photos on all of the frames. Or you can add sentiments or journaling on some, and photos on the rest. It is all up to you. I just thought this was a fun project to use the beautiful papers and embellishments. You could easily use some mixed media technique for more texture on the covers. I wanted to keep them pretty simple because the surprise is on the inside! 

Here is a closeup of the flowers on each of the cards. I used a variety from different packs, but adore how they mix and match!

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to create your own pop up cards. They don't take much product, but they pack a big punch of creativity! 

49 and Market Products Used:

Blush 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Blush /Poised Paper

Vintage Artistry In Colors Collectors Edition Volume 1 12x12

Vintage Artistry Wedgewood 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Essentials 3x4 File Frame Set

Jute Cording Single Ply

Sugar Posies Tutti Frutti

Enchanted Petals Mint

Sugar Stems Blue Raspberry

Flower Mini Series 01 Cobalt

Garden Petals Flamingo

Wedgewood Layered Embellishments




Friday, May 28, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni May 2021 Blog Hop "Explosion Gift Box"



Hello Friends!! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni May 2021  Blog Hop, where you can have a chance to win a $25,00 Gift Certificate from the Heartfelt Creations Store. The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, May 28th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, May 31st, 2021. The rules are simple. Leave each designer some love {comments}on their blog.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 2nd. Once the winner has been announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page, he/she has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.com. Please write “Winner of the May 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

I decided to do something a little different, besides a card or a layout. I have been having so much fun creating explosion boxes! What a perfect way to use Heartfelt Creations products to create them! They are so easy to do. Once the base is done, Just start adding paper and your flowers and leaves!! I chose a variety of floral dies and leaves to adorn my box.


I have listed below all of the stamps and dies I used to create the flowers and leaves. I just sit in front of my TV while binging on Netflix or Hulu and create all of my leaves and flowers by the batches, so when it is time to adorn something, they are already done. It is so easy to do this. I find it very addicting as well!! I started with placing the leafy vines on my box top. Then added the flowers and leaves in clusters. I have them cascading down 2 of the corners of the box top. 


I created the explosion box base using the We R Memory Keepers Explosion Board using the small size. For the corners, I used their templates to cut out the hearts in the corners. 


Amazing that this small gift explosion box only used an 8x8 piece of cardstock for the base, and an 5.5x5.5 inch for the top.  I used heavy duty cardstock for stability, as it will hold a small ring box. 


This is the view when the base is open. I love the Wild Rose paper. There are so many other things you could do to adorn the inside. I imagine photos framed on the square pieces. 


And don't discount the smallest piece to the Elaborate Oval Die. I die cut it using the Lux Gold paper and created the corner filigree's for the top of my box. They look like real metal. I just wrapped them around the corners. 


Kathy- https://wp.me/p34lmI-5Q9

Carole- https://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.com/2021/05/28th-may-heartfelt-creations-alumni.html

Monica- http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/2021/05/alumni-hop.html

Candy- http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/2021/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-design.html

Vicki- https://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2021/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-hop.html

Amarilys- https://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2021/05/fridayheartfelt-creations-may-alumni-hop.html

Lisa- https://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2021/05/heartfelt-creations-alumni-may-2021.html

Magda- https://scrapdesign-handmade.blogspot.com/2021/05/heartfelt-creations-alumni-blog-hop.html

Oksana-  https://everydaycrafting.blogspot.com/2021/05/heartfelt-creations-may-blog-hop.html

Emily- https://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/2021/05/heartfelt-creations-may-blog-hop.html

Alissa- http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2021/05/cherry-blossom-retreat-heartfelt.html


Heartfelt Creations products used:

Wild Rose paper collection

Small 3D Wild Rose Shaping Mold

Small Wild Rose Cling Stamp Set

Small Wild Rose Die

Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling stamp set

3D Magnolia shaping die

Small Sweet Peony Cling stamp set

Small Sweet Peony die

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accent cling stamp set

3D Leafy Accents Shaping mold

Rock and Roll Prills 12 pack

Lux Gold Cardstock

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Fern Green

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Majestic Violet

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Cactus Flower

Ranger Archival Ink Pad Coffee

Elaborate Ovals Die








Thursday, May 20, 2021

49 and Market "Picture Perfect"

Hello beautiful people!! I am here today to inspire you with a new layout featuring Some of the newer 49 and Market gorgeous product. I started with a paper from the Vintage Artistry in Color Collectors Edition Volume 1. It features some of my favorite colors. Coral Sage and Sky.  Paper 5 is one of the new designs in the collection. The blues and greens in the paper are mesmerizing. Lots of texture in the paper, and no specific design, so I was free to add a lot of my own textures. I chose to do some stenciling with texture paste, color washing, art stones, and stamping. Topping it all off with spatters was the icing on the cake! I chose to use last months (April) sketch to kick start my creative juices. Its a great idea to save the sketches, because they really jump start your creativity when you are stuck on a design. The beautiful sketches make it so easy!




I absolutely adore the yellow Royal Posies and Royal Spray flowers in Sunshine. They are gorgeous! I also used the leaves in the collections. Dipping into the Vintage Artistry Essentials Ephemera Bits and the Sky Collage Stacks, topping them off with the Vintage Artistry Essentials Square File Frame Set,  completes my photo mats. I used the Picture Perfect die cut piece for my title. 

The Rub-Ons are a dream to work with, and the Roughly Sewn Rub-Ons are awesome!! The stitches look so real!! You can see the closeup of the stamping I did. Just a little goes a long way. A tiny flower here and there are great to lead the eye visually to a sweet spot. 


Here is the other photo cluster on the opposite side. You can also see the closeups of the Roughly Sewn Rub-Ons connecting the 2 photos. I love all of the design stitches in the pack. There is a great variety, and I didn't have to drag out my sewing machine!!! Win-Win!! I also used the Essentials Rub-Ons. The doily designs are amazing! 


 I hope you enjoyed and is inspired by my layout. I would love to say I took the paper from drab to fab, but that is such an unfair statement, as 49 and Market doesn't make anything drab!! Its all fabulous! 


49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry In Color Collectors Edition Volume I

Royal Posies Sunshine paper flowers

Royal Spray Sunshine paper flowers

Roughly Sewn Rub-Ons in black

Vintage Artistry Essentials Square File Frame Set

Vintage Artistry Sky Collage Stack  (retired)

Vintage Artistry Essentials Ephemera Bits

Springtime Harmony Stamp

Jute Cording Single ply

Vintage Artistry Essentials Rub-On Transfers