Friday, November 15, 2013

Life is? Layout

This layout was designed for KaiserCraft and one of their November Sketch Challenges.  Sometimes challenges are a great way to spark your creativity.  You have an outline to follow but still get to get those juices flowing.  Plus sometimes you might just win and lots of companies have prizes, like KaiserCraft.  They actually give a whole collection away that is valued at over $75, so it's fun and it can really bulk up your supplies.  Be sure to check out challenges, they're a lot of fun. 

This paper collection is from the Through the Looking Glass collection that was just released this month.  It's truly lovely.  See you next week and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Beauty of Heartfelt Creations

Today I'm thrilled to share a layout I created for Heartfelt Creations and I've fallen in love with this project.  I really love the way my handmade flowers blended with the fussy cut matching paper.  What a great clustering it made.  Please see below for a complete recipe and instructions. 

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCDP1233 Sunkissed Paper Collection
HCD729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCD734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC 3533 Sunkissed Fleur Precut
HCPC3435 Feather Grass
HCPC3495 Bold Delicate Asters
HCD726 Delicate Asters Die
Gold Gala Glitz
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Zip Dry Glue
Other Products Used:
Super Fine Tangerine Glitter
Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Ink
Pigment Ink: Corn Blue
Distress Ink:  Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive
rub on numbers
Xyron foam glue tabs

Project Instructions:
Wet edges of designer paper with water and distress edges, back with darker color designer paper.  Fussy cut flower banner from designer paper and put aside for later.  Cut four corner dies backed up together creating a doily.  Glue to layout base with dries clear glue.  Stamp Love sentiment in top right corner of the base layout.  Glue picture down with foam tape and edge the bottom of the picture with the fussy cut banner/border mounted on high foam tape.  Stamp, emboss and cut Sun Kissed Fleur.  Ink from center of flower outward lightening the ink to the edges for a variegated color. Add Gala Glitz to the center of each of the flowers. Curl flower petals with tweezers.  Create 12 varying sizes of flowers as just described.  Stamp aster leaf and cut, once cut ink edges with darker green ink and curl edges of leaves. Arrange as shown throughout the cluster of flowers.  Fussy cut flower label from paper and add rub on numbers/year.  Attach with foam tape to complete the layout. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

This is Impossible....Only if you believe it is......

Happy Monday.  I thought we would kick off this week with a card I created for KasierCraft from the Through the Looking Glass collection.  I made the flower bases and then topped them off with some ink for blending and a mini bloom.  I think they made for a stunning array.  The single mini blooms were inked along the tips to give them a bit more pop. 

I'll see you Wednesday with a layout I created for Heartfelt and it's one that I'm sure you'll love, so be sure to hop back over then.