Thursday, January 29

A Heartfelt Creations mini canvas.

So, some of you know that while I was at CHA recently, I participating in a mixed media canvas class. Well I went against my creative instincts in an effort to be a good co-operative student, and decided not to change something that I really knew would not work. As expected, the outcome was hideous, much so, that I did not bring it home with me.  Here it is. Yuck right. Now let me be clear, it is not the fault of the teacher or company who ran the class, it's because I didn't change out that awful black tissue paper.

I did make a promise though to try again...and I have. Well sort of. The scale is a little different, but I trusted my instincts this time, and I am so much happier with the outcome. Now I decided to go a little (OK, a lot) smaller this time, in case I might embarrass myself again. This little tiny restoration in anyone's faith in my artistic ability is only around 5 inches square. I will be sure to go a little bigger next time.

So, here is what I have come up with. Of course using Heartfelt Creations for this one, pretty much guaranteed that I would not suck at this a second time. How could I possibly go wrong with this collection. So here it Birds and Blooms mini canvas, complete with gesso, glitter paste, stenciling, painting, drywall tape, stamping, die cutting, and glitter. Wow, that's a lot of technique for one little project.

Now, I hope you will agree that this is far better. Not quite the same techniques, but a mixed media canvas none the less, just this time I stuck to my instincts and my own style.

Meanwhile, check out the rest of the designers on the blog post this week over at Heartfelt Creations, plus the full instructions for this little piece. I really love the banner that Kathy Clement has created this week. 

Monday, January 26

Ruby Rock-It Beyond the page-Wedding Style |Alicia Barry|

Ruby Rock -It/ Bella!  have four new wedding themed releases at the moment. Today I am playing with this pretty yellow based collection called Get Hitched.

The papers are all shimmery and come with a whole line of  embellishments including stamps. 

I have created a wedding table setting using the border strips, and a new Spellbinder die.  I even used some pretty paper as a placemat. 

Ruby Rock-It supplies:
Bella! Get Hitched papers
Spellbinder die
Bella! Glitter alphabet cardstock sticker

Wednesday, January 21

Heartfelt Creations- February release

So, I am now back home after an exhausting, but great week at CHA where this new collection was released. It was so amazing to meet the Heartfelt Creations family and some of the incredible designers that I am so lucky to with with and for.

The booth looked so great. I'd seen all the samples before online, but seeing them in real life really is even better, and of course it is so exciting to see many of my samples up on display amongst such great company.

So, this is one of the samples that I had on display. The little birds and the tiny flowers are so cute.

Check out the Heartfelt Creations blog and take an extra look at a great milk carton project by Debbie Seyer

Saturday, January 10

Heartfelt Creations- Hi from California

This week I am very lucky to be posting this from California, where I am visiting to attend CHA and I get to meet lots of people from the Heartfelt Creations team. I'll hsbe lots of photos of the team and the booth to share soon. 

There are two new lines being released here at CHA, and today on the Heartfelt Creations blog, we get to start showing some of our work using one of these beautiful new lines. This one is called Birds and Blooms and is complete with birds and butterflies and pretty little flowers. 

Saturday, January 3

Happy New Year with Ruby Rock-It | Alicia Barry|

Another year gone already! Today I am sharing with a you a quick little project made for a New Year's party. I have used glitter cardstock as a base for a little party hat, with left over tinsel from the Christmas tree for fast and easy sparkle. I have used a tag shape cut from wedding paper. For the large clock, I used an imprint card sprayed with paint mist, then trimmed. The smaller clock is a sticker from the Year in Review was very simple and quick to make, which is perfect if you need to make a whole bunch of them.

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Thursday, January 1

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone had a good New Year.

This week on the Heartfelt Creations blog, I have another card to show using Romantique Garden. Not long now though until I can start sharing the new Birds and Blooms collection. You can see a sneak peek of it on the  blog this week, then it will be released at CHA NEXT week. Less than a week now until I leave. I'm really looking forward to meeting Linda, Emma Lou, Harlan and the rest of the Heartfelt Creations team in real life.

Meanwhile, back to my card. I really love the bleeding hearts blossoms with this collection. I used watercolour pencils with a teeny tiny paintbrush to colour the image. This was a really quick way to do it, and I really like the finished effect.

I really like Maureen's work this week, it's a really nice pale colour scheme.