Monday, February 22, 2016

3D Flip Fold Album

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  It's a beautiful sunny day here, the cold weather and snow left us about a week ago.   It's been a mild winter but we expect more snow and cold ahead.   Life in general is busy and I have not been in blog land as much this year. 

I've been working off and on over the past six weeks during crafting time creating a 3D Flip Fold Album using Heartfelt Creations products.   It was fun to create,  I took a long time as I added photos and lots of embellishments.  I could not resist trying out one of these albums and while working on the first I ordered the materials for a second one.   It's a nice way to keep those old photos that were just sitting in the basement in boxes.

I am showing some photos of the album, not all of it or you would probably fall asleep.  The flowers were all created using HFC dies and papers and molded using a stylus and mat. 

Album front, I used paper from HFC Everyday Hero Collection as it has a vintage feel.

Next are some photos from the inside and some of the older black & white photos.   Closer to the back of the album are more recent photos (less than 30 years)

There are lots more pockets and flip outs that I haven't shown here, but you get the idea that this album has lots of elements.   I like to scrapbook but don't take the time very often as I'm more focused on playing with inks and paints for backgrounds etc and other activities.

Well that's all for today, have a great week,

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!   I hope you are doing well, thanks for stopping in at my blog.  I haven't been around in blog land too much these days, I have a lot going on.

It has been extremely cold this weekend, minus 40 with the windchill.....brrrrrrrrrrrrr.   However when it's cold the sun shines which makes me feel good.   We stay warm inside and wear warm clothes for the times we go out.  I went for a long walk over the weekend in spite of the bitter cold, our thick Canadian blood keeps us warm :)

I have a tag to show today with a background using Brushos and flowers by Heartfelt Creations.  I'm still enjoying creating and shaping paper flowers :)

I started with mixed media paper.  Next I sprayed white Goosebumps.  When dry I sprinkled Turquoise, Violet and Lemon Brusho ink powers, spritzed with water and let it run a little.

The flowers by Heartfelt Creations:  Majestic Morning HCPC3578 stamp and HCD742 die.   These are the same flowers that I used in my previous post but molded them differently.   They are coloured with Twisted Citron Distress Ink and painted over top with Lime Green 3D stamp paint which gives it lovely texture and sparkle.    I also died Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon and attached.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Heartfelt Creations and Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. I haven't been around in blogland too much lately, there just hasn't been time. 

I have a design to show that combines die cut flowers by Heartfelt Creations with stamps from Chocolate Baroque.  I think they go well together :)

The background was created using Dylusions spray inks and over stamped and embossed in silver and Distress Inks using a beautiful damask design.  I also added a little white acrylic paint over a stencil.

The leaves are a stamp and the flowers are die cuts that I spent time to shape.    I start with white card stock and blend distress inks to colour.

Stamps:  Chocolate Baroque:  Dusty Damask (background design) and Sunny Sunflowers (leaves).  The sentiment is a limited edition door gift from an Art Specially Event in the Netherlands.

Dies:  Heartfelt Creations:  Majestic Blooms HCD74 (coloured with Distress Inks & molded using a stylus and mat) and Die-namics: Fancy Flourish Small.

Stencil:  Memory Box:  Texture Diamond

Below you can see the shimmer of the embossing:

Below a close up of the flowers:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day