Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team June 2015 Blog Hop

If you came from the very talented Ujjwal Gupta's blog ,then you are on the right track.
Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!! I get so excited when I have to do the hop each month because I get to pull out my Heartfelt Creations stuff!! This month I am using stamps from the newest Blazing Poppy Collection. This collection is REALLY beautiful!!  I just simply adore flowers!!!
You have until Midnight, July 3rd. to leave a comment on as many of our blogs as you can.  The winner of the $25 gift certificate will be announced on Saturday July 4th.  Good luck to everyone!

For the flowers I used the Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set. After they were die cut using the
Blazing Poppy Die, I sprayed them with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Tea Pot Purple  and painted in a darker color Sweet Violet Purple Teal to give the flowers dimension.I used 2 layers for each flower.  

For the leaves, I used the Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set and Open Leaf Precut set. Then I  die cut them from green card stock using the  Classic Leaf Die  .I absolutely love that I dont have to fussy cut my leaves. The Heartfelt Creations exclusive dies, to match the stamps are a snap to use.

The title on the layout is DustyAttic chipboard from the Word Pack #20. I primed it with Dusty in Colour Navajo White and while the paint was still wet, I dabbed it with Dusty in Colour Cranberry acrylic paint.

I used the leafy vines to frame my photo. The papers in my layout were all mounted on Corrugated cardboard and built up for dimension. I used smaller pieces of the cardboard between each layer for depth. I raised each flower up a bit with a piece of cardboard.

Here is a close up of the layers I used to achieve depth in my layout. I love using corrugated cardboard. Saving the planet, 1 box at a time!!

Thank you for joining me today for the Blog Hop. I hope you will be inspired along the way. There are so many beautiful stamps, papers and dies in the Heartfelt Creations Store. I can spend hours in the gallery to see all of the beautiful creations. Check out the newest arrivals. I promise you wont be disappointed. The videos and tutorials will get our creative mojo flowing!!
Now on to your last stop on this incredibly creative journey, is Lisa Allens Blog

Here is the order of the Hop
  Alumni Design Team Members:

Till next month. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

BoBunny New Release Penny Emporium layout

Hello Big Beautiful Scrappy World...I decided to do a layout using BoBunny's new Penny Emporium. Steam Punk at its best with a twist of Elegance... The lavender and blues are simply stunning to offset the deep rustic browns in the papers.

 I die cut all of the flowers and vines  from various papers in the 6x6 paper pad and used 1 sheet of 12x12 paper. I also die die cut the butterflies from the Flutter die, and tucked them among the flowers. I toppped the flowers with buttons and jewels.

Here is the opposite floral cluster. I did a bit of stenciling using the Brocade  stencil using texture paste. These stencils are wonderful to get into the nooks and crannies after you have your embellishments in the page because you can bend and tuck them so easily..

I mounted the Noteworthy on a piece of chipboard to give it some height.

I used the Gold Glimmer Spray all over the entire layout, and even a small bit on the photo. I die cut the photomat from a sheet of 6x6 paper and mounted it on corrugated cardboard.

Here is a closeup of the butterfly and flowers.

BoBunny Products: Wood works,Wind Up/Penny Emporium
12x12 patterned paper: Penny Emporium
6x6 paper pad: Penny Emporium
Dies: Flutter
Stencils: Brocade
Buttons: Penny Emporium
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha
Glimmer Spray: Gold

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Beach Mini Album featuring BoBunny's Boardwalk Collection

Summer is upon us, and here in sunny Florida the temp is already blazing!! Living a few miles from the beach my whole life, I have plenty of pictures to fill quite a few albums, so when BoBunny came out with Boardwalk, I was very excited!!The design, the colors and all of the embellies that coordinate are fantastic!!. Just be warned, this is pretty photo heavy, but I wanted to share different parts of the mini. 
I constructed the mini myself. Believe it or not, I went green. I used the box that my design team products came in. Corrugated Cardboard can be used in so many different ways from placing behind embellies and photos to raise them off of the page, to the base of the pages themselves. I love the rustic feel of the raw edges for this mini. It is perfect. Like driftwood on the sand. For my mini, I used the cardboard for my covers and then covered it with Kraft paper. I covered the front and back with patterned paper and used some burlap to wrap around the spine.
Then I just started layering elements on the cover. Yu will find the Misc. Me journaling cards sprinkled all around this album. I just love them!!

I used jute as the closure because the mini is a little chunky.

I created some dangles with beads and a very adorable glass bottle that have been in my stash forever. I filled the bottle with sand from my back yard, then sealed the bottle shut.

Here you can see the how rustic and beachy my album pages are.

I love the cutouts of some of the BoBunny papers as well as the Noteworthy. They are great for page fillers.

I took the sand dollar from the Noteworthy collection, covered it with glue and went to my back yard and stuck it in the sand. Love the texture it left.

I did some layering of the Journaling cards and tied the tag on with jute.

I used a Tim Holtz 3 ring binder for my pages. I also placed a book ring through the top to hold my dangles on the outside of the album. 

I left the backside plain because I hated to cover this gorgeous paper. I have a thing for weathered wood. I may end up putting something on here.

The next few photos will show the individual pages in the album. I created a couple of pocket pages and tags using Kraft card stock to use as a base for my BoBunny papers.

 I left some of the corrugated cardboard raw to use as a photomat. I also used a few pieces of burlap for a base for the cut out cards. I used a decorative trim to surround the photo mat.

Here is another pocket page for my tag. I used wide eyelets on my pages and tags that were adhered using a Cropodile.

I die cut the seahorse from a paper that had seahorses on it "Drift" and the textures were perfect!

 Here is a closer look at the sea horse mounted on the Noteworthy Light house. I used corrugated cardboard to back the light house and the sea horse. I used a Martha Stewart wide edge punch because it reminded me of scallops. You can slide tags behind the scalloped edge.

Closeup of the card adhered to burlap. I love the light color of the burlap mixed in with the lighter colors of the papers. Reminds me of our Florida sand.

I tucked some smaller BoBunny blossoms here and there in the mini. I topped the blue one with a button, and the beige flowers were topped with Noteworthy starfish,

Thank you for visiting me today. With summer in full swing, grab the  Boardwalk collection for all of your fun summer photo's. So many possibilities.

BoBunny Products:
12 x12 Patterned Paper: Drift, Summer Fun, Sandcastle/ Boardwalk
6x6 Paper Pad: Boardwalk
Buttons: Board Walk
Layered Chipboard: Boardwalk
Blooms:Denim Blue Dahlia
Combo Sticker: Boardwalk
Blossoms: Denim Blue Dahlia
Kraft:  Natural Petals
Misc Me: Journaling Cards

Monday, June 15, 2015

"Lavender"...For Lindy's Stamp Gang featuring Dusty Attic Chipboard.

 I can't describe how much  I love Lindy's Stamp Gang products. I started with a plain neutral lightly designed paper and ended up with this... Just a few colors, a little water and I was in love. And it amazes me how different mediums take the same color slightly differently. Love that. Because it is like a few different colors, yet it came from the same bottle.

I have to tell you, the gorgeous photo featured is from the very talented  Tammy Lloyd who owns This Little Light of Mine Photography ~by Tammy. You have got to check out her work. Both Tammy and some of her clients have graciously given me permission to use some of the gorgeous photographs for my work. So if you are in the Pikeville Kentucky area, book your session!! 

I started by mounting a neutral Prima patterned paper on a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard using ModPodge. Then I gave it a light coat of clear gesso. That gives it the feel of working on canvas, and it takes the sprays beautifully!! My favorite technique! I sprayed the background lightly with water, then sprayed Sweet Violet Purple Teal Starburst Spray, Tea Pot Purple Starburst Spray and
Pop Rock Purple Flat Fabio in random parts  of the background, letting the colors drip and spread and hitting it with a heat gun to dry it in different directions. I love to move the puddles of color around with the dryer.

 I used a mask and some texture paste on the background. Before removing the mask I sprayed some
Phantom Fuchsia Moon Shadow Mist and spread it into the texture paste. This colored the paste where I wanted it. Moon Shadow has a brown base in the color and I love it for a variegated distressed look.
I sprayed the cheese cloth with Sweet Violet Purple Teal Starburst Spray and Tea Pot Purple Starburst Spray then dried it with a heat tool.I tucked it under the frame and trailed it down the vine.

The gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard frame Decorative Scroll #1 was primed with white gesso. After it dried I used a clear embossing ink and  Spring Leaf Chartreuse Embossing Powder on it and heat embossed with a craft heat tool .I simply adore the 2 toned effect of Lindys embossing powders. It's magical!

The large Prima flowers were light gray in color. With a few sprays of  Sweet Violet Purple Teal Starburst Spray, they were transformed into a beautiful lavender color. It leaves a teal sparkle behind that is absolutely gorgeous. The Prima vine was snipped in half and the light lavender flowers were sprayed with the same spray, but the color is much deeper on the mulberry flowers. It still leaves that gorgeous teal sparkle behind.

I love the combo of purple and green. The colors are very soothing to me, and reminds me of the first hint of summer in a beautiful garden. Purple Irises and the lush green leaves. The colors are delightful. I added some random pearls to the background for added texture and beauty.

Don't forget to join us for the June Color Challenge this month!! The colors are gorgeous as usual!!
And keep checking back here on the Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog blog were the Design Team will inspire you with their gorgeous art!! Until next time...

 Lindy's Stamp Gang Products used:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lindy's Stamp Gang June 2015 Color Challenge and New Dusty Attic!!

 I wanted to create a canvas for this wall hanging, but didn't have the right size for my A4 Prima Epiphany Paper. So I mounted my paper on a piece of corrugated cardboard using ModPodge. Once it dried, I gave my paper a light coat of clear gesso. That primed the paper to act like canvas. It takes the Lindy's Sprays soooo beautifully!!I really wanted the colors of the Lindy's Stamp Gang June Color Challenge to shine against the muted colors of the paper. And that they did!! I muted the Lindys sprays a bit by spraying them on the background, then spraying on some water over the colors. Where you see pink, I traced around the birdcages and butterfly using the stem of the sprayer then spraying water over it to mute and spread the color a bit, I dabbed it with a tissue to dry.

 I have these really pretty Prima flowers that were a light pink color. I changed the color using Cheshire Cat Cherry Starburst Spray. It is a luscious deep rich pink/red color.

 I took a smaller paper from the Prima 6x6 pad and cut it down to 3.5x5 and placed it in my printer. I found the quote on Pinerest, copied it into Photoshop, picked the font and size and saved it as a jpeg. I then printed it up on the patterned paper and cut out the words. I edged the words with Pirates Plunder Gold. I adhered the words with glue, then traced around them with a charcoal pencil smudging  it with my fingers a bit. I also fussy  the tiny little butterflies from the paper and adhered them in random places.

The gorgeous Dusty Attic pieces were primed with white gesso. When it dried I applied a generous coat of Croco Crackling paint in white. The Dusty Attic  Hanging Lanterns #2 were sprayed with Pirates Plunder Gold . The part they hang was painted using Steel Shimmer and then topped with Treasure Island Aqua.

     The  Spring Blooms #4 was then sprayed with Shabby Turbine Teal. The stems were painted with Treasure Island Aqua, I did use my finger to smear on a bit of Pirates Plunder Gold onto the flower part.

I used 2 Tim holtz Ideology Clips to create an anchor for my wall hanging. I painted on some white gesso on them, then sprayed them with Pirates Plunder Gold After they were in place, I sprayed them a little more.  

 I took some white seam binding and sprayed it with Pirates Plunder Gold and a tiny bit of Shabby Turbine Teal.  I strung it through the clips and tied a bow.

I really love this quote...We all make our own light. I hope you remember to always turn yours on... xoxo

Why don't you join us for the Color Challenge this month. There are ( 5 )  $50.00 Gift Certificates to the Online Lindys Stamp Gang Store for 5 talented winners. yes 5....  And if you sign up for the Newsletter, you can get the latest tips, tricks, trends, and specials as well as more inspiration from our Design Team. So sign up!! Dont miss out!!

Lindys Products used:

Dusty Attic Products Used:

Other products used:
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Hinge Clips
Zipper Stop Seam Binding
Croco Crackling Color White
white gesso
charcoal art pencil
clear gesso
Mod Podge
Corrugated Cardboard
Prima paper: Epiphany 12x12 and 6x6