Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Floral Frame



It is time for the January Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  There are eight alumni designers participating this month.  If you came from Emilia van den Heuvel's blog, then you are probably going in order.  The next blog to visit from here is Sarah Miller.  We hope to give you a lot of inspiration using your Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.    Be sure to visit all eight blogs in this hop, leaving a comment on each, for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

I always love to work with my stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  This month I decided to create a home decorating piece.  I used a wood frame I purchased from Michael's and one of the new Heartfelt Creations "Decorative Blossom Corners" to decorate the top the of this frame.  I did not paint the frame because it has a nice ivory color finish to it.  To create the "raised" corners, I die cut two of the Decorative Blossom Corners, out of card stock,  and just laid them on the upper corners,  then using a small spatula spread "Liquitex Light Modeling Paste" over the die cuts, being careful not lift the die cut or to get any of it below the die. I scraped it off evenly across the top of the die cut.  I did this to both corners, letting them sit for a short time before pulling the die cut off.  This created the pretty raised design on the corners.   The frame was set aside for about an hour to allow the Modeling Paste to dry.  Meantime I worked on the flowers.   I read about this technique on Sherry Cheever's blog. 

To decorate the frame I chose to use the Heartfelt Creations "Botanical Florals" stamps and matching dies.  I clear embossed the flowers on watercolor paper then colored each flower with the Tim Holtz "Spun Sugar" Distress Stain.  The reason I stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed was because I wanted the outline and lines in the Botanical Florals stamp to stay white for a variation of color in the petals of the flowers - it worked as a "resist".  I think it made it look more realistic than stamping the flower in black.  Both sides of the flowers were stained then shaped.  I used all the flowers in both sets of the Botanical Florals to create the different size flowers.  Once they were colored on the front, I was able to see where to place the die to die cut them with the matching dies then the back was stained.  The leaves and Flourish were created the same way, using Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  

The swirls behind the flowers is the Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose Flourish".  I use this stamp, and matching die, for a background for many of my floral pieces.  It always make an arrangement very elegant. All the flowers and leaves were attached with dimensional glue dots or regular glue dots.  

For the opening in the frame, I stamped the bird from the Heartfelt Creations "Melodious Songbird PreCut Set" on watercolor paper and colored it with Distress Inks.  The background behind the stamped image was sponged with "Weathered Wood" Distress Ink".  The bird was stamped again, colored and attached with dimensional glue dots.

Be sure to visit all eight blogs and leave a comment on each blog because one of you will be chosen, in a random drawing,  to win a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  This blog hop closes Fri. Feb. 1st at midnight and the winner will be announced at noon Sat, Feb 2. 

I am entering this frame in the challenge at the Papercraft Star blog.




Heartfelt Creations Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set HCPC 3406
Heartfelt Creations Botanical Floral 2 Pre Cut Set HCPC 3407
Heartfelt Creations  Botanical Floral matching Dies
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossom Corner HCD729
Heartfelt Creations  Bella Rose Flourish HCD712
Heartfelt Creations  Melodious Songbird PreCut Set HCPC 3511
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Distress Inks "Peeled Paint" and "Spun Sugar"
Ranger Blending Tool
Ranger Detail Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Watercolor paper
Distress Markers to color bird
Weathered Wood Distress Ink Pad for background behind bird
Pop Dots

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47 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

It looks so beautiful love the buds you have made
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Glenda said...

What a beautiful piece! I too love the rosebuds!

marsha said...

Absolutely gorgeous Selma, the rosebuds are phenomenal!
Hugs,
Marsha

Mihaela said...

Great creation , Selma! Love all about it....frame, flowers, bird...!!!

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Selma! Beautiful flowers!

Gita said...

Wow, this is so pretty. Love the colors you used.

Karleen said...

Wow I just received my corner dies and I'm going to try this technique thanks to you. Thanks for sharing

April said...

This is stunning! I love it! Love the beautiful flowers. I also love the valentine card below this!

Shari Z said...

Great use of the corners!

Sparkly Engineer said...

softly pretty and feminine.

lisa808 said...

OMGosh, this is gorgeous!!! Love the embossed corners and beautiful flowers/swirls.

Memaw said...

Selma,
This is the most beautiful project -
I would be so proud to have that in my room at home. It is beautiful.
I have to admit the tools we have from Heartfelt Creations are some of the best I have ever used. Love them
Judy

Memaw said...

Selma,
This is the most beautiful project -
I would be so proud to have that in my room at home. It is beautiful.
I have to admit the tools we have from Heartfelt Creations are some of the best I have ever used. Love them
Judy

Olga said...

girl, I love this, just may have to try it!!!

Regena said...

Beautiful!!

sharon g said...

How is it even possible that a person can make something so pretty??? I love it!

Antoinette Voorn said...

Really stunning creation , just like a painting!

Gr Antoinette
http://antoinettecreacards.blogspot.nl

Natasha G.P. said...

I love the bird and flowers. This is an especially pretty project.

Pssequimages said...

Can't possibly get any more beautiful!

Sarah said...

Selma, your frame is awesome! I love the use of the modeling paste and your flowers are amazing, as always! Hugs

Lisa Allen said...

Love Love Love your work. The flowers are breathtaking.

Susie Pattison said...

I REALLY, REALLY LOVE THIS. The pink flowers are soooo beautiful and I love the songbird and the corner dies and just EVERYTHING!!!

Sue W said...

Such an amazing little card Selma! Love your pretty flowers and the design which shows them to perfection!

runzalot81 said...

What a fun technique with molding paste! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sue D said...

Beautiful way to decorate a frame!

Juliana T said...

gorgeous! Love the colors.

Rene Stansell said...

Your card is lovely Selma, everything fabulous.
Rene from OZ xo

nan cee said...

Another GREAT creation by you. I love all your projects and I have cased some of them. Keep them coming!

nan cee said...

Another GREAT creation by you. I love all your projects and I have cased some of them. Keep them coming!

Handcrafted by Helen said...

An amazing creation Selma, and clever to do the corners!, love the flowers
Hugs Helen

Francie in Montreal said...

What a lovely card! Your flowers are always gorgeous and the design of this card is simply beautiful

Diane said...

Beautifully done Selma, love the florals and how you arranged this whole creation!

Cyndee Scholet said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the corner treatment effect you did with the modeling paste. Definitely going on my Pinterest board!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card Selma! I love the Modeling Paste idea and am anxious to try that out! Adds a great dimension to the card! Love your gorgeous flowers too!
DeniseB

Julia said...

This is absolutely adorable.

Susan said...

Always fantastic work and this is no exception. Love the flower in particular.

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card,You did it again,your work is so beautiful,love looking at it,Have a Blessed one...

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Jeannie Hafer said...

As usual, your creation is awesome! You do such beautiful work and I eagerly look forward to seeing each one.

Caroline D. said...

Stunning!! Just stunning!! Thanks for sharing the 'how to' on the clear embossing for the flowers... love it!

Mary said...

What a fantastic effect you get with the modeling paste on the corners of the frame -- so cool!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Beautiful Frame! Love what you did to the top corners. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

-Agnes- said...

A beautiful frame, and I love the fresh colour scheme!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Selma, your frame is beautiful as are those delicate roses! Beautiful piece. thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star this week.

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely beautiful! So glad you could play along at Papercraft Star!

Anonymous said...

this amazing..beyond words...wow

Amisha Parekh
amishaparekh32@gmail.com

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning!! Those flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

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