Thursday, January 19, 2012
It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens. One of the most popular dies recently has been the Poppy Stamps Madison Window dies. I am so excited about the new Heartfelt Creations Collection this month because not only are the stamps beautiful with the new Decorative Chateau Gate dies in this collection but most all the scenic stamps work well with the Madison window. Don't you love it when you can get lots of uses out of your purchases! You are not required to use this window die in our challenge this week; you can create a card using any window stamp, die or any creative window idea you design, to create a window scene - we love to see your creativity.
This week for our chalelnge we would like for you to create a window scene. You can get all the information about the challenge at Joan's Gardens. I used the Grand Madison Window and found a fantastic way to color it. After die cutting it, I used the Tim Holtz "Walnut" Distress Stain. I love how these bottles have a sponge on the end and you just swipe it across for nice even coverage. These stains come in all the Distress Inks colors so you have a great variety of choices.
I stamped one of the scenes from the Heartfelt Creations "Scenic Vista PreCut Set" (HCPC 344) on watercolor paper and used the Distress Reinkers to color it. There are three scenes to choose from in this set. The window was attached with dimensional dots over the scene. The design paper I used is from the Kaiser Craft "Blae & Ivy" paper pad. It has a shiny design in the paper. I found out when you stamp on this paper you need to clear emboss it or else the ink will smear all over. The sentiment I used is from the Heartfelt creations "Door To My Heart PreCut Set" (HCPC 3449). This sentiment reads "Home is where the heart is".
The flourish I used on the left side of the card is the Memory Box "Amira Flourish" (98183). The pretty vase of flowers is from the Heartfelt Creations "Doorway Trimmings PreCut Set" (HCPC 3446). There are two bouquets, a topiary tree and another scene in this set. The image was cut out using scissors and attached with a piece of dimensional tape. Tiny yellow beads were glued to the center of each of the flowers.
I hope you will join us this week in our Challenge at Joan's Gardens. We love to see your cards. Be sure to go over to Joan's Blog to read all the details and see what the prize is this week.
As you know, all the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens. Be sure to check out the "I Want It All" price on the entire collection from Heartfelt Creations to save money - of course you can purchase individual sets.
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