Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Final Wednesday Heartfelt Creations DT Reveal.


Dear Bloggers,

This is my final DT reveal for Heartfelt Creations and I am feeling quite sad.  I blinked and my 6 month term is over.  I am unable to continue creating for this amazing company as I am going overseas for 8 weeks to visit and travel with our daughter, Kirsty.  She has been away for almost a year now and my heart has been aching with missing her so much.  I am soooo excited to be seeing her and it has been very exciting planning our trip.  The travel, combined with all the commitments of work and family, mean that I will not have the necessary time to do justice to the amazing 'Heartfelt Creations' ranges that I have been so privileged to use.
I have really appreciated each and everyone of you calling by and looking at the Wednesday DT Reveals.

Hopefully you will still visit my blog  and I would love you to say 'Hi'
Take care
By the way - I have had a sneak peak of the next two up and coming ranges that Heartfelt Creations is releasing and oh!!!!!! they are stunning beyond belief.  But then again I wouldn't expect any less.

Anyhow here are my final photos.  I tried to make my final project a special one for you all....so I hope that you like it.







Floral Diary
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3495 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut set
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die
HCDP1 233Sunkissed Paper Collection Paper Collection
452255 Grand Calibur
214003 Grand Calibur Cutting Plate
352854 Metal Glue Tip
159723 Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Clear glitter
Other Products used for project other than Heartfelt Creations. 3D foam mounting tape, black Staz On Ink, frinkles (varying sizes and colours), Twinkling H2Os Sage colour, white cardstock
Project Instructions:
Use permanent black ink and stamp HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set, HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set, HCPC 3495 Delicate Asters PreCut Set, HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set, HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut set and HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set onto white cardstock and cut out using the coordinating dies: HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die, HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die, HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die and HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die. This video demonstrates how to accurately cut out the stamped images with a coordinating die 
Stamp enough petals to make one large Vintage Floret Rose and a smaller flower, 7 Delicate Asters, 3 Majestic Morning Flowers and 2 Tattered Blossoms. Paint the petals with Sage coloured Twinkling’s H2Os. The following videos show very clearly how to make the various flowers:  (Vintage Floret Roses), (Majestic Morning Flowers), and (Delicate Asters). Cover the diary in papers from HCDP1 233Sunkissed Paper Collection Paper Collection as shown in the photo.  Stamp leaves HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf PreCut Set, HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set and HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die and cut out using the coordinating die HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die. Arrange flowers on the diary as shown in the picture and stick down with strong glue. Put frinkles into the centres of the flowers and tie the string around the base of the cover.  Cut a 4” x 4” piece of paper from the HCDP1 233Sunkissed Paper Collection Paper Collection and fold into an origami bow.  See instructions how to make the bow on my blog. 

Miss you all.
Sending all my love

  
  






Saturday, April 26, 2014

Double Page Travel Layout using Basic Grey 'What's Up Collection'.

Dear Bloggers,

Today I wanted to share another another LO about our middle daughter leaving for Europe.(Here is my first one).   I had a few sheets of the amazing Basic Grey paper featuring balloon paper left and I thought these would be perfect for a quick layout.  Perfect papers - yes...I love them...but quick -  absolutely not.  Five sheets of bazzill with 5 different spray inks all rejected, 4 different alphabet titles thrown on the floor and all my photos reprinted in black and white and re-sized later, I was quite pleased with the results. That was until I added lots of drops of liquid pearls and  decided I did not like them at all.  I pulled the LO apart yet again but could not find any replacement papers. I rummaged through my stash and tried paper after paper....not liking any of them and finally  going to bed after midnight. The following morning I finally found one more sheet from the range and I was saved at last.  The layout weighs a tonne from all the sheets of paper that were rejected and covered over.  All part of the scrapbooking journey I guess...this was just a greater 'labour of love' than usual. Hope you like it...and if you don't please don't tell me as I am so over this LO.








TFL

PS I miss her so much.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Heartfelt Creations Reveal - Travel Journal


Dear Bloggers,

Welcome to another Wednesday where the Heartfelt Creations DT reveals new projects.  I love the April release 'Celebrate the Journey' as it is obviously excellent for the travel theme and also for male cards and LO.  The blues and beiges are divine.....see for yourself at Heartfelt Creations.


TFL





Sunday, April 20, 2014

Travel, Hot air Balloons and Kirsty leaving on her European Adventure.

Dear Bloggers,

Almost a year ago my middle daughter Kirsty left to go on her European adventure.  For three months she was travelling around Europe with her best friend.  They were booked into a 'Top deck Tour' for some of the time and for the rest they frequented Youth Hostels.  The girls went on Sail Croatia-the party boat and visited Ibiza - the party island.  They attended music festivals and had a fantastic time all the way around Europe (and thankfully survived).  August came all too soon and Kate (best friend) went home. Kirsty landed in London with no job, no old friends or home.  Within a flash she had all three....Hannah (a new best friend..at least for the time being), a job at Mace as a designer using In Design and a house in South London.  She is still there so if you look down the bottom of the LO I have not filled in her date of return.  Instead Tiff (my youngest daughter) and I are going to visit her in June this year.

Here is a LO of her leaving.  This isn't as frilly and fussy as my normal LOs but she is just not that type of girl.




TFL


Mixed Media heritage LO featuring my Grandmother and Great Aunts.

Dear Bloggers,

This is a special LO that I created for my dad.  The girls in the photos are my dad's aunts and mother.  All the pictures came from an old school photo taken at Kelly's Plains School in 1919.  The hand written names on the photos are scanned copies of my dad's writing from the back of these.

In my earlier post I explain how I intended to use the 4 sisters in a mixed media canvas. Instead this is how I used the precious photos.








 TFL






Step By Step Tutorial Making my Mixed Media canvas

Dear Bloggers,

Here are the step by step photos of making my Mixed Media Canvas entitled 'Ina Cochrane'.

1. Cover an 8 x 10" canvas with papers of your choice.  I used a selection of Tim Holtz (tickets and small cards), Kaisercraft (Black), Prima, Heidi Swapp and Finnabair papers (quite eclectic really).



 2. Lightly cover with gesso.  I used my Catalyst tool.



 3. Use heavy gel medium to add clear texture through a stencil.  I used my new Tim Holtz Burlap stencil (love it).



4. Add lace in three places.


5. Stick on a selection of white/ cream flowers. (Woops forgot to take a picture of this stage - sorry)

6. Spray behind the flowers and let ink drip down the canvas.  I used 'Denim', 'Autumn Nights' and 'Patina Blue' (all glimmer mists) and the gorgeous Huey's Hitching Post' from the Sarsaparilla range.


7. Quite some time ago I purchased this Doll house window.  I painted the wood with three coats of white gesso, swiped a bit of black ink here and there and roughly stamped some small text. I also added a bit of dark brown ink for good measure.


8. Here is the window resting on the canvas.


9. I wanted to put my Grandmother and her three sisters into the windows but found this too heavy.


10. I decided then and there this canvas was for my Grandmother only and this is the finished product.  For once everything came together very quickly ....so it was just meant to be.





Thanks for calling by.

Mixed Media Canvas about my Grandmother 'Ina Cochrane'.....dedicated to my dad.

Dear Bloggers,

The other day my dad showed me some very rare photos of my Grandmother 'Ina Cochrane' in her Kelly's Plains School Photo from 1919.  She died when I was very small so I never had the privilege of getting to know her. Her beauty was quite haunting and her soft blue eyes and gentle face captivated me.
I wanted to create a canvas capturing what I believe to be the essence of her.
This is dedicated to my dad as we have both been quite moved by her photo.  The size is small and the quality low but the magic is there all the same. The hand written name on the photo is my dad's handwriting.  I scanned this from the back of the photo and wanted to include it in the canvas,




 

Dad... I hope that you like it.
love Jenny xxxxx
































Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas inspired by Czekoczyna Kasia Kryminski

Dear Bloggers,
I am sitting typing with very messy stained hands but a big smile on my face as I have been having fun creating using Mixed media.  Some time ago I saw Kasia Kryminski's 'Treasure Canvas' and knew I wanted to make it.  Finally (many months later), I watched Kasia in action on the Prima channel.  The student (me)  certainly isn't up to the standard of the master (Kasia) but I was pretty pleased with my results.


 
 
I thought the canvas looked quite charming before I sprayed it and I was tempted to leave it.....but wow when I added the Adirondack colour wash sprays (wild plum and butterscotch) the canvas really came alive.
Here is a picture pre spray.
 
 

Below is Kasia's 'Treasure Canvas'...my inspiration.......thanks Kasia.


TFL




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday DT Reveal for Heartfelt Creations using their April Release 'Celebrate the Journey'

Dear Bloggers,

Welcome to another Wednesday where the Heartfelt Creations DT reveals new projects.  I love the April release 'Celebrate the Journey' as it is obviously excellent for the travel theme and also for male cards and LO.  The blues and beiges are divine.....see for yourself at Heartfelt Creations.

Journey of a Life Time
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCP Celebrate the Journey
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
Once Upon A Time Die
HCPC 3600 – All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
Tag die
White bazzill
Other Products used for project other than Heartfelt Creations.
White bazzill, twine
Project Instructions:
The card measures 5.5” x 4.5”. Cut panel 5 x 4” from the Journey of a Lifetime Collection. Stamp two balloons from HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set and cut these out.  Stamp ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ from HCPC 3600 – All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set.  Stamp HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set and cut out with the ‘Once Upon A Time Die’. Use the tag die to cut out the tag.  Use HCD 738 Ornamental Add on Die, HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die and HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die and cut from white bazzill.  Assemble as shown in the photo. Tie twine around the card and tie a bow in the tag.
Thanks for calling by.





Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Cards with Cupcakes

Dear Bloggers,

I just love the gorgeous 6 x 6" paper pads on the market but I always have so many sheets of paper left over.  Recently I purchased a sizzix die that makes flip cards with a moving circle in the centre.  These cards are PERFECT for 6 x 6" papers.  My mini theme was 'Cupcakes' so I rummaged through my supplies and found all my chipboard cupcakes...Scrapmatts, Kaisercraft and random little chippy cupcakes hidden amongst my stash.  Here are the results of my playing.

 











This what the cards look like when they flip open.




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