Apr 19, 2017

Enjoy the Journey~See the World.

Hi Friends and welcome to my blog.  Today i am sharing a mixed media layout using the Tropical Paradise Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This collection is perfect for all your tropical vactions of course, but you can also just use the Plumerias and a few of the elements in the collection to create a focal layout with just one photo as i have done here.

My layout is a 12x12 base, but i used a 10.5 x 10.5 canson water color paper to create my main background using acrylic paints; distress inks and gesso.  The photo was taken last year while i was in Nova Scotia at Peggys Cove, such a fantastic tourist spot.

I used some of the pattern paper from the collection along with some cardstock; and Papericious chipboard.

I wanted the title with the Macaw to be simple as i didnt want to clutter the colored image with flowers and take away from this little colored gem.  I think the flowers would have hidden the feather detail in the tail.

I love how this turned out! Until next week
Happy Scrapping!

Enjoy the Journey – See the World
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCST1-401- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
HCDA2 450 Stack and Store Daubers
71006 Rose Coral Chalk Ink

Other Materials: Canson water color paper; heat tool; Sequins; Crystal Clear and Frosting Powder; water brush; masking tape;  mini mister; Distress Inks in Pistachio;  Peacock Feathers;  Peeled paint; Fossilized Amber;  Ideaology words and phrases chipboard; white corrugated cardboard; Papericious Chipboard. Texture paste; prima template; bazzill cardstock; masking tape; gesso; doodle bug sequins; distresser for edges; natural hemp cord. Hole punch; Crafters Companion sparkle pen.

Instructions: Background is 12x12 on white card; cut a sea foam cardstock down to 11.5 x 11.5.  Cut canson water color paper to 11x11; tape off all edges about .5 inch.  Do a smooshing technique with peacock feathers and pistachio; do three layers of color heat setting in between each layer.  Using template and texture paste, apply some texture to random areas on layout as shown. If smooshing is too dark, you can apply a white wash by using gesso. Photo is 4.5 x 5.5; mat in white corrugated card then mat with paper in collection.  Color Papericious chipboard with distress ink and apply crystal glitters; Cut and stamp Plumeria; leaves and bird, color with inks and mold flowers and leaves, when dry add frosting powders. Cut out to smaller tags from desired papers, in center top use a hole punch. distress edges and attach some cord. Attach two tags together, add chipboard sub title words then add bird setting off to the left so words are visible. Add plumerias and leaves; complete layout.  If you wish to add sparkle use the sparkle pen; and crystal clear powders. 

Apr 12, 2017

Choose to Shine - Heartfelt Creations

Hello Friends and welcome to my blog today.  It is new release Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations and we are debuting the Tropical Paradise Collection.

I have a mixed media oversized tag to share with you.  The plumerias, i have to say,  are a bit of work, but so worth it, this collection has macaws; plumeiras and the collection is bright and colorful. Here is my first project with this collection:

The tag is done on watercolor paper from Canson.  I started with a smudging technique did some stamping and heat embossing and then colored using my distress inks

tag details: 

be sure to check out what the rest of the team is bringing you with this collection! Until next week
Happy Scapping.

Products Used

Other Materials: Canson water color paper; heat tool; Sequins; green pollens; Crystal Clear and Frosting Powder; water brush; masking tape; craft mat; mini mister; Distress Inks in Pistachio;  Peacock Feathers;  Peeled paint and Rusty Hinge; Seam binding; 3 inch circle cutter or punch; hole punch, gold glimmer mist; Ideaology words and phrases chipboard; 

Instructions: tag base is 7.5 x 6.5, cut pattern paper from collection and distress edge; set aside. Cut from water color paper 7x6 and tag cut corners, place on craft mat and mask off edges as shown. Do smooching technique by rubbing distress inks on mat and spritz with water; place water color paper on ink and smear heat setting in between layers.  When dry place back down on craft mat and randomly stamp the large elegant script and moments with you with versa mark ink and emboss with gold  embossing powder; randomly stamp in black ink too. Take small green leaf image from Paradise cling stamp and stamp with black ink on back ground, when completed with look, heat set and color leaves with peeled paint, being careful not to add too much water as background is water based as well. Splatter with gold glimmer mist. When you are happy,  peel off masking tape to view white edge. Stamp and cut your plumerias, leaves, tropical paradise swirly leaf; everyday heros on canson water color paper; color with distress inks. To color seam binding drop few reinker of pistachio into plastic bag, add seam binding and smoosh around until binding has absorbed the color. Heat set dry and crinkle in hands at same time. Mat white tag to pattern paper base and punch hole in top and add seam binding; punch 3 inch circle from pattern paper and attach to everyday heros die after coloring edges of die to suit background work. Add pollens to flowers and then glitters the flowers and heat set; build layers on card as shown tucking in leaves and swirly leaf from Paradise set. Add few sequins for detail. Attach word phrase chipboard.