Welcome to the February edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop. If you popped by my blog today because it was a lovely way to treat and inspire yourself, thank-you and welcome! I would invite you to join the hop by going to Giovanna's blog to start. If you have arrived here from Amarilys' blog, you are on the right track for the hop today. As you hop along, leave comments on each blog to be entered in a draw for a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. The lucky winner will be chosen and posted on the hop blogs on Saturday, March 1st.
It was only after I had finished my card and was working on my post that I discovered I used a discontinued stamp for my main image. My sincerest apologies!! In place of this lovely floral cluster(Autumn Corsage), I would recommend using Majestic Morning Blooms, Tattered Blossom Swirls, or several stamps from the Posy Patch Collection.
I stamped my image on kraft paper. Then, I stamped the image an additional 2 times on another piece of kraft paper. I coloured all 3 images and cut out the 2 additional images as shown. I used a stylus from the Paper Blossom Tool kit to work the paper into a dimensional blossom shape. When I adhered the layers back on, I wanted to further the illusion of dimension, so I turned the layers so the were staggered from the layers below rather than matching it like with paper tole.
Before I coloured the base image, I over stamped it using the Large Elegant Word Background stamp. The effect gives a little more life to the image, and it is one of my favourite techniques. I coloured the floral image using prismacolor pencils which hides most of the over stamped font image. I sponged the edges to soften the overall appearance.
To carry on with the hop, please go to Linda's blog, and enjoy her beautiful creation.
stamps; autumn corsage, large elegant word background (heartfelt creations)
ink; espresso adirondack, tea dye, vintage photo, walnut stain distress stain (ranger)
paper; white canvas, ruby, kraft (bazzill), pink damask (life stories by MME)
accessories; half pearls (unknown), prismacolor pencils
Love your flower card and it is colored beautifully!
Wow, this is awesome. Love the 3D flower. You have been nominated for a Leibster Award check out my blog for details... http://ms-chabi.blogspot.com/2014/02/here-i-am-again.html
The flower is amazing and your coloring is fantastic!
Beautiful card and you colored the floral image wonderfully!
Love the colors on here and that flower is simply wonderful!
Very, very pretty -- love the background papers :)
simple and elegant - love the colors and the details
Beautiful card! The coloring is stunning...so Spring like.
Love that it is so simple yet elegant. This I might be able to accomplish. Some of the more elaborate cards are above my abilities. Love its softness.
WOW! LOVELOVELOVE all the wonderful layering on your stunning card!! The flower is also gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with me!! Congratulations on the Leibster Award nomination!!
Oh wow! this is totally gorgeous. I love it!
Absolutely breathtaking! What you do with these stamps is amazing!
its still beautiful, I think any one of HFC stamps would work great for this layout. Thank you for sharing that it just gorgeous.
Gorgeous card, love the colors.
stunning card! love the colors, layers and that gorgeous layered card!
So pretty, and I love this sketch, I have used it myself in the past
What a beautiful card. I love the soft colors and the pearls make a nice finishing touch.
Oh I love these soft colors; the background is gorgeous and that image is perfect.
love the colors
Love the colors but particularly like the clean design of the card. Absolutely beautiful.
What a beautifully designed and colored card. Love the background stamping and that gorgeous floral image. Beautiful.
Oh yes! This was a visual treat..what lovely colors. Beautiful card.
Love the pearls and layering
Beautiful! I love the colouring and the script background! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful card! Beautiful blossom too!
Simply stunning!!! Well done :-)
Love the colour combination and overall design. Hope you don't mind but I pinned it to my Pinterest Inspiration board. Lesley
Such a beautiful card, just love the colors makes the winter blues go away ...
Even if you used a discounted stamp, I love it. You could almost smell the flower.
Love this card. Beautiful!
Wow that is just beautiful coloring and layering, pretty overall design of the card!
Gorgeous card and gorgeous flowers,
Very pretty! love the colors.
love the dimension on the flowers - the coloring is awesome!
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