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.

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26 comments:

  1. Lisa, you have such a grasp on how to perfectly compose a project. My heart always rejoices when I see your beautiful craftsmanship. What a gorgeous layout! Thanks for hopping with us, my friend!

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  2. This is perfection! I love everything about it! The layout, the colours and of course your adorable little granddaughter! Granddaughters are the best!

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  3. I honestly am new to card making and would never have thought about using a photo. What a neat idea!

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    1. Hi there. This is not a card, but rather a 12x12 inch layout. But I am sure you could use a photo on a card!

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  4. Wonderful composition and layout! You certainly know how to bring focus and highlight your sweet photo. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  5. As pretty as this entire page is, it's the beautiful leaves that I am looking at more closely. I never would have thought to add purple to the leaves...I'll definitely be trying this color coordinated technique. That hint of color on the leaves does make a nice difference...thanks!

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  6. Beautiful layout of your granddaughter and love the way you arranged the beautiful flowers.

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  7. Wow your scrapbook page is stunning. I love the cross created with your embellishments with your grand daughter as the focal point. Simply beautiful.

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  8. I'm not a scrapbooker but this page is very pretty!

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  9. The artistry in your card is perfection. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful layout. It would look really nice in a shadow box frame.

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  11. The delicate details are perfect for this sweet photo. I love the papers you used....

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  12. Stunning! I love your flowers and the placement of them!

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  13. Gorgeous layout! Love the framing of the photo and the clustering of vines and flowers.

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  14. Your layout is magnificent. I love the roses!!! You did such an amazing job!!

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  15. Gorgeous!!! I am so into scrapbook layouts at the moment ...and yours is perfectly framed with all those beautiful purple magnolias! You have given me such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your creation ...Suzy Q

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  16. Oh my goodness! What a stunning layout of your carefree granddaughter!! Thank you for all the details of how you made it and the flowers really bring our eyes to the center photo of her! Great layering of all the mixed media and die cuts!! Just so gorgeous!

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  17. Beautiful layering and flowers! Lovely page!

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  18. Gorgeous card. Love the design and beautiful colors used. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  19. Amazing work on this
    layout and love the
    flower cluster!
    Carla from Arizona

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Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!