Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop


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

38 comments:

Candy said...

Love your flower card and it is colored beautifully!

Maria and Simeon said...

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

Giovana Smith said...

The flower is amazing and your coloring is fantastic!

Shari M said...

Beautiful

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card and you colored the floral image wonderfully!

Glenda Brooks said...

Love the colors on here and that flower is simply wonderful!

grandmato19 said...

Very, very pretty -- love the background papers :)

JoAnn Clarke said...

simple and elegant - love the colors and the details

Jan said...

Beautiful card! The coloring is stunning...so Spring like.

Brenda said...

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.

lisa808 said...

Stunning!

barbara macaskill said...

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!!

merrymstamper said...

Oh wow! this is totally gorgeous. I love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Absolutely breathtaking! What you do with these stamps is amazing!

Heather Thompson said...

its still beautiful, I think any one of HFC stamps would work great for this layout. Thank you for sharing that it just gorgeous.

steph said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors.

Amarilys said...

stunning card! love the colors, layers and that gorgeous layered card!

Deb Kane said...

So pretty, and I love this sketch, I have used it myself in the past

Lisa Allen said...

What a beautiful card. I love the soft colors and the pearls make a nice finishing touch.

Becky said...

Oh I love these soft colors; the background is gorgeous and that image is perfect.

wendy L said...

love the colors

Vicki Robe said...

Love the colors but particularly like the clean design of the card. Absolutely beautiful.

Barbara said...

What a beautifully designed and colored card. Love the background stamping and that gorgeous floral image. Beautiful.

Rupa S said...

Oh yes! This was a visual treat..what lovely colors. Beautiful card.

Mary said...

Love the pearls and layering

sandi_serge said...

Beautiful! I love the colouring and the script background! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful blossom too!

Brandi Matos said...

Simply stunning!!! Well done :-)

Paper Engineer said...

Love the colour combination and overall design. Hope you don't mind but I pinned it to my Pinterest Inspiration board. Lesley

Camille Short said...

Gorgeous!

Lkpt Dee said...

Such a beautiful card, just love the colors makes the winter blues go away ...

Vicky said...

Even if you used a discounted stamp, I love it. You could almost smell the flower.

Jackie Fisher said...

Love this card. Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is just beautiful coloring and layering, pretty overall design of the card!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous flowers,

Emily said...

Very pretty! love the colors.

Georgei said...

beautiful card

grandmato19 said...

love the dimension on the flowers - the coloring is awesome!

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