Hello beauties...Today I bring to you a layout created with one of the gorgeous designed papers from the Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy 12x12 collection pack. Just one paper in that collection can create the most gorgeous projects! And sometimes simplicity is all you need. I absolutely loved all of the little stars on this paper. I found a Dusty Attic stencil with the perfect sized stars, and used it to compliment the pattern on the paper. I used some texture paste, and before it dried, I sprinkled on some embossing powder. When it dried, I heat embossed it. I die cut a decorative frame from the 6x8 paper collection. I used the Blush/Sage rub-Ons around the perimeter of the layout. I also loosely followed the September sketch once again, borrowing from its fabulous design. And once again, it took on a life of it's own. I just turned the sketch counter clockwise and stretched the design a bit.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Hello Beautiful people!! I hope you are safe and tucked away, and creating in your part of the world. This week I bring to you, a new layout using the Vintage Artistry Hike More Collection. I can't get enough of it. I love the woodsy feel with all of the fern, mushrooms, and awesome ephemera. I was working from this months sketch, (turned it sideways) when I decided I wanted to focus on layers. With all of the laser cuts and ephemera, this was the perfect opportunity. There is so much more to this collection. I absolutely adore the fabulous Rub-Ons. They glide on like butter, and the edges are so seamless, they just blend right into the paper. On the background I did just a bit of stenciling using texture paste and a Dusty Attic script stencil. I finished off the layout with a bit of color wash and some spatters. I also machine stitched around the 12x12 paper, and scattered some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles around the page.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Welcome to the August Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, August 27th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 30th, 2021. A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. So leave each designer some love for a chance to win!. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 1st 2021.
I created a slim line card, because I have been seeing them everywhere!! I never thought I would create anything but a standard sized card, but the Slim Line is so popular now, that it has become one of the new standards! I used heavy cardstock for my card base. I cut a piece of the decorative paper from the clematis 12x12 paper collection, 1/16th shorter all around from the 8.5 x 4 inch card. Just slightly larger than the standard Slim Line card, and adhered it to the cover of my card. I love the lattice designs on the papers. This one had some of the gorgeous purple Clematis that I love so much! I matched some of my color sprays to the flowers that are printed on the paper.
Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. I adore the Leafy Accent vines. They are fantastic for fillers and tucking under flowers. I used the Sentiment stamp for my title on the card. Underneath I die cut one of the designs from the Elaborate Ovals Frame die, and mounted my sentiment on top of it. I raised it up from the card with some thick pop dots. There was a decorative peice on the end of the ornate frame, so I just cut it off. The frame still looks beautiful! You would never know the peice was even more elaborate!
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Friday, August 20, 2021
Have you traveled anywhere this year??? Or any other year?? Do you want to document those special travel photo's? Then the Vintage Artistry Anywhere Collection is for you!! Its got gorgeous colors, map patterns, ephemera galore, and you don't want to miss this wonderful collection. Perfect for those Travel Journals as well. I created a 12x12 layout and started following the August sketch for inspiration. But like a lost traveler, I took a different path, and ended up in a beautiful place anyway!! To finish off my layout, I spattered some thinned out white acrylic paint. The 2 papers from the paper pack that I used are Journal Cards and Quest.
I absolutely love the little vans that remind me of an old VW bus. The couple of different sizes allows for perspective, and it adds to the layout dimension. I cut apart the OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY Rub-ON to follow the lines of the hilly road. I believe some of the Wishing Bubbles I used on this layout are retired, but there are some still available or you may be able to find these colors by searching the web.
You still have time to enter our monthly sketch challenge. Sketches give you a great starting point when you get into a creative rut. Look at me!! I started with this sketch and it took me on a journey!! I just flipped it around a few times and it got my mojo going!
*** By submitting a project, you are allowing 49 and Market to use your images on their social media channel, winners will be announced on the 9th of the following month, have fun and good luck.
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Wishing Bubbles Crush
Wishing Bubbles Minty Breeze
Wishing Bubbles Cotton Candy
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Hello There!!! It is another beautiful month of inspiration here at 49 and Market. Today I bring you a beach style layout, created with the gorgeous Vintage Artistry Beached Collection. While I am currently working on a mini album with this same collection, I had to sneak in a 12x12 layout. I simply adore the gorgeous blues and coral colors in this collection. I chose to do a few layers for dimension using the 12x12 and the 6x8 papers. The layers lead up to the gorgeous laser cut window/shutters in the 12x12 collection. I scored the laser cut and bent the shutters slightly inward. If you haven't tried the Rub-Ons, they are a must!! I used the netting in the corners, and the boardwalk leading up to the photo was cut and and rubbed onto each of the 3 layers. It gives a 3 dimensional look as if the stairs were leading right into the photo. I used some Wishing Bubbles in Crush around the page. They match the Mango colored flowers perfectly. I layered some of the File Frames on each end. I did a little dry brushing on the flowers and leaves, and added some white spatters.
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Friday, July 30, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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!
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Thursday, July 15, 2021
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
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 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
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Friday, June 25, 2021
Kathy Clement – https://www.kathybydesign.com
Carole Wright- https://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.com/
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/
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