Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Landscape

I made a decor piece using the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland. I did a VIDEO HERE on how I cut and colored the images. My favorite crafting tool is my Vagabond die cutter.

Products Used:
Wildwood Florals Die  HCD1-7125
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3769
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3773
Arianna Blooms Die  HCD1-748
Woodsy Critters Die  HCD1-7124
Woodsy Wonderland Die  HCD1-7123
Woodsy Landscape Die  HCD1-7122
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3768
Woodsy Wonderland Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3767
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set  HCPC-3766
Flower Shaping Essentials   HCST2-406
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723

Project Instructions:
Other products:
Brushos, 8X10 board, Copics, Liquitex Modeling paste, chipboard house from stash (Wildwood Cottage Die HCD1-7127 & Wildwood Cottage Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3771 would look great! I made this prior to getting it). Silver Velvet Brushes, Gesso, wood embossing folder, small bird dies & twigs

The canvas is 8” X 10” canvas hardboard. Cover with a coat of white Gesso.

Prepare the images you may want to use. I stamped, colored and cut all the stamps in the Woodsy Wonderland Collection. For this project I colored with Copics. I like to have images done so I can move them around and decide on the design. I have a video with cutting and coloring tips for doing a lot of images at once.

On the canvas I sketched a light guide for a couple of hills, mountains and sky. Using a large brush, wet just the sky area. Sprinkle on a couple of Brusho powders (any of the ink crystal powders would work or regular watercolor). I used 2 shades of blue and purple. If using the Brushos let it move and spread itself for awhile. Add more water and/or spread some with a brush to get the desired effect. 

Repeat for each section where there is a color change. Add color in a section not touching a wet area, so it doesn’t blend together. Using a palette knife apply some texture in areas where the deer are. I used a stiff bristle brush and sweep upwards in short strokes for grass. While the paste is still wet add some ink powder and a bit of water. It will spread to the wet areas. I also used a cloud stencil to add clouds but hated it so I covered entire sky with paste and recolored it. It was impossible to scrape off dried paste.

On the mountains I added some Micro flakes in gray. They were much too shiny so I scraped off what I could then covered in Gesso and colored with a Gray Brusho Powder. It left a texture but no shine. Add your frame now. I cut 3/4” strips of dark brown cardstock and embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder.

Now place your images. I let a few images go outside the framed area and overlap. The Designer Dries Clear adhesive works great. For gluing over textured areas I used Hot Glue. Using Brusho powders and a #2 brush color with your grass color in parts of the grass under the animals and trees to blend them  into your landscape.

To embellish the top corner I used some twigs in my stash and the gorgeous Wildwood Floral. I stamped with White Pigment ink on vellum and cut them out with he coordinating dies. Color on the back of the vellum. I shaped using the same method Emma Lou used on the Dogwoods HERE:   I tried to make the florals look more like a birch blossom so I added the small stamina from Ariana Blooms die and added Prills to the tips. 

Entered into:
SimonSaysStamps  Florals 
SimonSays Monday, favorite tool (mine is Vagabond)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Lilies & Intrcut Dies

I made this card for my daughters 30th birthday. Where does the tim go? LOL. I used Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily stamps,  Sunrise Lily Dies, Decorative Corner Blossoms Die  & Birthday Blessings from Gina K. The design is a CAS of Christina Griffith on YouTube with my spin:-)


Technique, Double-Z-Fold - Cas-ual friday's

This is actually a Christmas card but the Z-Fold can be applied to any design. It's really fun when you can suspend something on the inside. Here are the dimensions:

Base: 4 1/4" X 11'
Score at 5 1/5"
From one of the ends score at 2 3/4"
The fold at 2 3/4" is a mountain fold (fold back)
The 5 1/2" fold is a valley (fold towards you)

1 1/2" X11"
From one of the ends score at 2 3/4"
The 5 1/2" fold is a mountain fold (fold back)
The fold at 2 3/4" is a valley (fold towards you)

Add any layers of designer paper and/or matting you'd like. TIP - it gets real heavy real fast if done like mine. I'd use 80# base next time instead of 110# if matting and adding designer paper.

Glue only 2 3/4" of thin strip on the 5 1/2" end and adhere. On the opposite end glue the 2 3/" piece to the back panel. 


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fast & Easy Friend Card Set - CAS-ual Friday's

Hi, I made these cards just before Thanksgiving and didn't have time to edit. But changing the designer paper changes the season:-) I don't often mass produce ) if 6 is a mass LOL) but I loved these sentiments from CAS-ual Friday's Mon Ami set. I heat embossed with gold and copper. 

CAS-ual Friday's has really great customer service and super cute stamps, be sure to check them out. Another sentiment set I love is Wonderful Words