Welcome to the March Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. The beginning of the Hop is on Amarylis's Blog if you want to start from the beginning. If you have arrived here from Caroline's Blog, you are on the right track. Be sure to leave comments all along the way for an opportunity to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate. The contest closes on Friday, March 28th, and the winner will be announced by noon on Saturday, March 29th.
Today, I've used Scenic Combo, Uplifting Scriptures and Vintage Word Background. Because I'm working full time as a teacher and my graduate studies continue, I am trying to figure out how to create cards I am happy with that take less time. I don't feel I'm there quite yet for the time it takes me, but it's getting better. I'm pleased that I am able to find the supplies I want to use, although finding this cord took forever!!!
I coloured this image by sponging ink and then using markers to add a little definition. It isn't quite what I had in mind initially, but I'm happy with the outcome. I used to colour with sponges and get some amazing colour and drama to images, and I'll need to polish that technique again since it's a favourite of mine!
I started by making this knot out of hemp twine, and it was really tiny. Then I found my burlap twine and tied it again, and it didn't seem to be much thicker. I kept thinking I must have something thicker, but I couldn't remember what or where it was. It took me 2 days to remember, but I'm so glad I did because this is the look I was after the whole time. A big knot with lots of definition. *sigh of contentment*
To carry on with the hop, I invite you to go to Glenda's blog for some more amazing inspiration. Ta for now peeps!
stamps; scenic combo, uplifting scriptures, vintage work background (heartfelt reations)
ink; tuxedo black memento (tsukineko), pumice stone, black soot, worn lipstick, shabby shutters, peeled paint, stormy sky, tumbled glass, gathered twigs distress ink (ranger)
paper; fiddlesticks (mme), flintstone, lagoon, white canvas, kraft (bazzill)
accessories; distress ink markers (ranger), screw head brads (unknown), linen cord (canvas home basics)