Sunday, November 30

Romantique Garden from Heartfelt Creations

Welcome to another new release from Heartfelt Creations. Romantique Garden is a very pretty new collection with a brand new flower shape (bleeding hearts) that are very sweet. 

Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations.  A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes.  

Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes.  Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty.  

The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans.  Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.

Here's my first project with this lovely line. I've made the flowers dimensional by layering a second die cut petal over the top of the stamped image by folding it through the centre. 

As always, check out the rest of the team on the blog here, where you can also get the instructions for making my card, and see a new video from Emma Lou. 

You can also check out loads of Heartfelt Creations projects on Pinterest. 

Wednesday, November 19

Heartfelt Wednesday again.

Another week gone past so fast, but the good news is, it is time to share new Heartfelt Creations work again.  First though, you may have missed the blog hop going on between Ruby Rock-It and WOW embossing. If that's the case, then do yourself a favour and check it out out here!

Now back to Heartfelt Creations. I have another boy layout this week to share. This is my cheeky little monkey with his missing tooth. For my background, I have used some die cuts from the All Geared Up collection as a mask. You can get the full instructions of course on the Heartfelt blog.

All of the new designers are doing an outstanding job, be sure to have a look at each of their blogs.

Sunday, November 16

Ruby Rock-It and WOW embossing blog hop.

Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans and WOW Embossing Powder fans!  We are delighted to have you join us this week for the fun with our blog hop!

We are very excited to be partnering with this fabulous company and their amazing designers, so here's all the info you will need...and then come and join and hop along!

Here's the blog hop order, all you need to do to be eligible for our prize, is to leave a comment on each designer's blog and then come back to our blog letting us know you have done so!  Comments will be closing on Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm PST.

Here's our beautiful prize:  The Essence East Coast collection! [album not included]

And here's my project! 

First I used the Funky Border Strips  stamps (the script and the dots), then sprayed colour over the top. I then sprinkled Vanilla Sparkle over it, for both texture and shine. ( I did this while the paint was still wet enough to hold the powder in place). 

Next I made a heart using Melt-It! and Totally Teal mixed together in the Ornate heart mould. 

A little twine and some fussy cutting, and it was all done. I love how the background looks. 

Next, be sure to head over to visit Jennifer Cowles to see what she has come up with. 

Thursday, November 13

It's Wednesday again already!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my mask from last week, I'm really glad you liked it.

I have another card using the All Geared collection on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week. I've used a background stamp with embossing powder to create a shiny background in the window of the card.

Not only are there lots of gorgeous projects on the blog from all the designers, but you will also see a sneak peek of the next new collection called Romantique garden. It's such a pretty collection with a really great and different flower. You will love it.

Wednesday, November 5

Yay it's Heartfelt share day again.

Today is another very exciting week on the Heartfelt Creations blog as all the new designers are sharing their work for the first time, so be sure to check out their work and leave them some
encouragement. Candy Slabaugh has made a very cool steampunk hat using the All Geared up collection. and I also really like Debbie Sayers work.

I have a couple of things to share this week. both made with the All Geared Up collection. First is a card with lots of die cut gear shapes. I have used lots of Metallic inks and Inka  gold to add dimension  and texture.

For my next share, I decided to try something a bit different.I'm not entirely convinced I pulled it off, but trust me when I say that it does look better in real life. I guess you don;t know untyil you start playing.

 I made a mask like this last year for my husband to wear to a work party. It was all gold and black and had lots of metal trinkets . I wanted to have another go at a mask, using the All geared up dies as the main focus.  For this one I die cut the shapes in plain cardstock and adhered them to the plastic mask, then applied gesso over the whole thing. I was trying to create texture using the dies shapes. I've used this technique before, and it's a fun way to add some delicate texturing without alot of clutter. I then added colour with paint sprays. (Perhaps I could have gone a bit darker?).

I then cut lots of gear shapes from the patterned paper and added lots of metallic melts and Inka gold. I also gave the whole thing a light spray of gold at the end.

Anyway, here it is, tell me what you think.

OK, experimenting over, back to some cards and layouts. I can't wait to show you the new collection coming up this month, it's so pretty!.