Wednesday, February 17, 2016

HFC Dahlia Multi-Media

Products Used:

Classic Leaf Die   HCD1-736
Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set   HCPC-3545
Bold Leaf stamp  HCPC-3547
Striped Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp Set   HCPC-3534
Enchanted Mum Die   HCD1-768
Blooming Dahlia stamps HCPC 3549
Stained Glass Background   HCPC-3364
Antiquity Paper Collection
Flower Shaping Essentials   HCST2-406
Dries As Clear adhesive

Project Instructions:

Other products: Canvas board, clear gloss gel, Zig Real Color, Real Brush Markers, Tim Holtz Butterfly die, Dreamweaver Embossing paste, Copper UTEE, Inka Gold, brick stencil, Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens in dark grey, med grey and black, dimensional foam, Versamark, Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight Bigz die, chipboard, glitter paper, Elizabeth Designs Mylar Shimmer Sheetz, Spellbinders Mega Dies, Parisian Accents & various Distress stains, Heat tool and Silhouette Cameo

Prep a 8”X10” canvas board using Distress stains in greens (top corners), tans, orange and golds. Stamp and cut out the leaves using the Classic Leaf die on paper from the Antiquity paper collection. Stamp the leaves with the Open Leaf stamp, set the leaves aside for now. Use the negative of the leaf diecut as a stencil and place in top corners, apply embossing paste. Using a brick stencil and embossing paste, apply over the rest of the canvas (don’t cover the leaves on the top). Apply Distress Metallic Stain randomly over the bricks and Inka Gold copper here and there. Deepen the shadows around the leaves and brick using Pit Big markers in dark grey and black and smudge with finger.

Focal image: Stamp the HFC Dahlia with Versamrk and silver emboss. Mask the Dahlia. Stamp the HFC Stained glass using Versamark  over the Dahlia and emboss with silver. Color with your favorite medium (I used Zig Real Color Real Brush markers). Cut 2 arches with one a bit larger to fit around the dahlia image. The one here was made using the Silhouette Cameo to fit over the Dalia and Stained glass. Color the frame with Distress stains. Layer the frame with dimensional foam. Cut the image to fit the frame an adhere. Cut the border from Spellbinders Parisian Accents die from black cardstock, bend around the frame and adhere. Cut small pieces to fit around the bottom corners. Set aside the focal image.

Once the background looks how you want it then position your focal image (don’t adhere yet). Around the edges use a little glue to hold Copper UTEE in place in random spots. Carefully heat the UTEE with heat gun. The area to the top right of the focal has Copper UTEE, heat then add more. Once you have a thick layer and while still hot, press the Mum bud from the Blooming Dahlia stamp set into it for added texture. Using dimensional foam adhere the arched frame to the background.

Adhere the leaves over the bottom right corner of the arch. Cut the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight butterfly from chipboard and champagne glitter paper. Use just the lower wings and body, adhere glitter paper to the chipboard pieces. Trim a piece of Mylar Shimmer Sheetz to fit behind the wings. Add a small flower in a bright color. Two small petals from HFC  Striped Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp Set colored with Marigold Distress ink and shaped with Flower Shaping Essentials.

Creative Artiste  Anything Goes Multi-Media 
Stamps & Stencils  Use stamps and/or stencils and splatter, smoosh or spritz


  1. Joyce, this is some serious gorgeousness right here!!!! I just love it! You did a fabulous job with this. This is definitely an "advanced" craft project for sure (at least for me!!!) Thank you for detailing all the steps. I could picture them in my mind very clearly just by how you typed it! (PS Hallmark has the clear DVD cases in right now. I had no idea there was no patent, and that there is no warranty against cracking on the original. That's a ton of money!!! Mine is delicate but hey, $6.50, and it works great. I use two sheets of the thin fun foam. I hope you get it replaced!)

  2. Joyce I love the texture on this fabulous project and the contrast between the background colours and that glorious flower.
    Good to have you with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Love the aged wall you've created, so textured and that beautiful dahlia just pops! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Ruth x

  4. Wow! Loads of texture galore in this canvas! Awesome sauce design and your use of the UTEE-gorgeous! Your flower looks like a stained glass window. Fantabulous! ~Niki

  5. Gorgeous piece of work you have created I love it...
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  6. Fabulous background, the beautiful flower has the perfect backdrop ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  7. What a fantastic project, this is so beautiful - like the Tuscan countryside. Hugs, Autumn