Wednesday, September 26

mixed media canvas "spring" {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello crafty friends!

it's wednesday and i've got a brand new HEARTFELT CREATIONS project to share with you. it's another one of my season mixed media canvas, featuring the amazing DELICATE ASTERS COLLECTION - 



 first i covered the canvas with gesso. then i added color using my AMAZING panpastels – i mixed light and dark green, blue, violet and dark purple to match the colors of the pattern papers. for the background i used the following HC stamp sets: HC script aster background set; HC delicate asters and butterflies set and HC tattered background set. i stamped the script in the middle of the canvas using HC large elegant word background set. to finish off my background i colored the butterflies with TIM HOLTZ violet distress markers. 

for the doll you need my sketch, HC classic edition paper collection {for the doll} and HC delicate asters paper collection {for the dress}. You can download the sketch HERE

i printed the sketch few times on a normal paper and cut out all the different elements. after i cut the doll parts from pattern paper i distressed their edges with RANGER "black jet" archival ink. assemble the and paper doll as pictured. to add extra glamour to my doll i added glitter to the "ribbon" and the Prima flower center pearl to decorate the bow.

i stamped the little asters on greenish pattern paper using the HC delicate asters set and HC delicate asters die. for the flower centers i used STICKLES “copper” glitter glue.

i fussy cut the butterflies and the green swirl from pattern paper, embossed them slightly and added them to my canvas. then i stamped and die cut the purple asters, added glitter glue in the middle and arranged them around the paper swirl.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

if you wish to see the rest of my SEASONS mixed media canvas, click on the link below:

don't forget to check HEARTFELT CREATIONS' blog to see who made it to the HC design team semi-finals. and to vote for your favorite designer from the current team {PICK ME! PLS, PICK ME!:-)}

have a fabulous week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, September 20

my sunshine {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello scrappy friends,

i'm a bit behind on my posting here... loads of stuff happening in my life right now, but i have it all under control... i hope...:-)

anyway... yesterday was wednesday and you know what that means - there was a brand new reveal on HEARTFELT CREATIONS' blog from our amazing design team.

here is my humble contribution

"you are my sunshine" 

heartfelt creations products used on this projects: 

 for my background i used a green pattern paper from the HC delicate asters paper collection pack. i fussy cut the white fence from purple pattern paper, cut a matching size rectangle from another purple paper and shaped one of its edges with MARTHA STEWART's "iron gate" edge punch.

i die cut 4 circles with SPELLBINDERS' picot edge circles nestabilities die from white cardstock, distress the edges with black ink and arranged them as pictured.

the large aster blossom and the swirl with flowers are fussy cut from the pattern paper.

i stamped the aster image from the HC delicate asters and butterflies set on a purple pattern paper with RANGER archival "jet black" ink, fussy cut it and add it to my page above the fence.

 for my asters i stamped and die cut 10 middle {light purple paper} and 7 small {dark purple} flowers using the HC delicate asters set and HC delicate asters die. i shaped the petals, layered the flowers {5 middle asters and 1 dark purple} and added brown GALA GLITZ glitter in the middle.

for the title i used one of the sentiments from the sheet with sayings and sentiments from the HC delicate asters paper collection pack.

 i used another sentiment to finish off embellishing my picture.

as a final touch i added  FLOURISH WITH A BLING “chloe pearl flourish purple”.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

if you missed the new release last week, you can view all the fabulous new products by clicking HERE.

have a great week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, September 17

exciting news & paperhaus

hello scrappy friends!

i've got pretty exciting news today:-) shall i give you a tip? 

it has to do with

YES! i'm on the first PAPERHAUS design team! 

i'm only one day with this team and i can tell you, i feel very welcome already - 
just check out the PAPERHAUS blog today!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, September 11

kaboodle doodles challenge #136

hello crafty friends! 

its monday and it is time for another challenge at KABOODLE DOODLES! 

this week the theme is "FLOWERS"! 

and here is a little bit of inspiration from me: 

 i used acrylic paint for the rainbow and a lot of PRIMA flowers to finish it off.

if you wish to see more of the FANTASTIC projects the design team have created, visit KABOODLE DOODLES' blog

the sponsor this week is meljen's designs digital stamp shop and the winner will receive 4 images from their store.

and remember, your projects need to be posted by sunday, september 16, 2012 under KABOODLE DOODLES' blog post and the winners will be announced on tuesday, september 18, 2012. 

 hugs 'n smiles, 

Sunday, September 9

wishes {DT work for scrapbook challenges}

good evening scrappy friends!

it's september already and it is a "BACK to SCRAPPING" month at SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES! 

we've got a lot of FUN classes prepared for you - science, geography, history, geometry, PE, choir, home economics and i'll be your ENGLISH teacher.

your assignments in english this week is - creative journaling! create a layout / card / altered object using a saying / quote for your title and journaling. and you have to exchange a word or two from this saying / quote with a sign or a digit. 

i used the following quote for my journaling spot "WISHES are the MAGIC in our HEART that cause BEAUTIFUL things to happen..." where i exchanged the word "heart" with a heart embellishment from melissa frances.

 i used mainly PRIMA marketing and flourish with a bling goodies on my page.
the paper is PRIMA mulberry paper "hearts and butterflies".
the pearls are from FWAB adhesive pearls 100 pack teal

i used PRIMA resist canvas "romantique" collection. i colored the butterfly with glimmer mist and embellished it with FWAB adhesive pearls 100 pack pearl

the flowers are from PRIMA as well - e-line "bermuda breeze collection aqua" and "celebrate jack and jill" fabric flowers embellishments. the blue heart is from webster's pages.

i used FWAB jasmine laser flourish burgundy to embellish my picture.

i hope to see you at SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES!

and remeber in order to be eligible for this month prize package all layouts and projects must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST on the last day of the month.

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, September 7

MEXICO {DT work for FWAB}

hello scrappy friends!

this month i'm hosting the scrappy challenge at FLOURISH WITH A BLING

 “add a memory file/storage pocket to your page”

 with August being the month of the summer holidays i figured this will be the perfect challenge for september. I know everybody came home with a lot of cards, tickets and other travel memorabilia to preserve, so create an amazing layout about your journey {for example} and store them!

here is some inspiration from me:

i used TIM HOLTZ and FWAB products on this layout. 

the paper is from TIM HOLTZ "travel destinations" paper pad. i added two storage pockets/memory files to my layout and one flip for extra pictures. 

for the post cards i used my picture and TIM HOLTZ' craft postcards. i distressed the edges of the picture and shapes the card with decorative scissors.

i used the crafter's workshop "tile texture" mask with modeling paste to add extra dimension to the background. then i cut the my embellishments from cardboard using TIM HOLTZ alterations "hardware findings" die. i coloured the cardboard with graphite and added crackle paint to achieve the weathered look.

the car is cut with TIM HOLTZ alterations "old jalopy" die. i coloured it, added crackle paint and embellished it with the gear wheel and the brad.

i made the memory files from craft cardstock and pattern paper. i used TIM HOLTZ idea-ology "file tabs" for the file tabs:-)

the road sign i cut from a pictures i took in MEXICO. i'm usually taking so many pictures of different buildings, road signs, etc. without us on them {as my mother calls them "postcards"} and then they end up stored on a server never to be printed. so i thought this is a good way to use at least some of them. 

the amazing flourish is from FLOURISH WITH A BLING - the new ELISE flourish and flower set
i used ELISE flourish black for the swirl and the grey flower and ELISE flourish antique brown for the brown flower. 

i used TIM HOLTZ idea-ology "chitchat word stickers" for my sub-title.

and idea-ology "salvage stickers destination" for my title.

if you wish to see more of the amazing layout our design team created, visit FWAB blog.

you've got until until september 30, 2012 midnight to upload your creations in the GALLERY.

and the prize is so yummy!

i hope you will join me in this challenge!

have a scrappy day!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, September 6

christmas elf {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello scrappy friends!

i've got a brand new CHRISTMAS layout to share with you today. this one is made completely with HEARTFELT CREATIONS ornamental light collection.


HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used on this project: 

i begun by covering the blue core'dinations cardstock with gesso. i created the circle pattern in the middle of my page with THE CRAFTER's WORKSHOP “circle explosion” mask and modeling paste. then i stamped the note sheet from HC book frame 1 set and the cracked image from HC broken cinder blocks set with RANGER "coffee" archival ink and the harlequin background from HC tattered background set with blue ink. to finish off my background i stamped the stary swirl from HC holiday haven set with VERSAMARK watermark ink and used RANGER silver embossing powder to emboss the image. the red glittery dots are made with STICKLES "christmas red" glitter glue. when everything was dry i drew circles with RANGER "snow cap" paint dabber.

all the papers i used are from HC frosty blanket paper collection pad. i die cut the blue lace with HC decorative lace border die and decorated it with rhinestones. 

i stamped the poinsettias and the leaves {HC petite poinsettia set} with watermark ink on pattern paper; added silver and gold embossing powder and die cut them with the layered poinsettia shapeabilities die and SPELLBINDERS grand calibur. i shaped the petals and layered the poinsettias and the leaves and added rhinestones in the middle.

for the lamp post i used HC decorative metal fixtures set and HC decorative metal fixtures die. i colored the images with TIM HOLTZ distress markers and added it next to my pictures. 

i hope you enjoyed today's post!
come back next wednesday as we have a brand new release for you!

hugs 'n smiles,