Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday. We're in the second week of the May release, so be sure to head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog. You'll see all the beautiful creations from the design team, and find out the lucky person who wins the new collection this month!
The May release, the Old English Garden Collection, is one of my favorite all time sets. I love the flower images, and all the ragged background images fit perfectly with the style I'm currently learning - distress and vintage. The style makes the monthly DT requirement of one "altered" project much easier!
Today, I'm showing you a wall hanging I made in just a couple of hours. I used to stare at blank wood and have no idea where to go. The Distress Stains make it all a breeze! And in concert with the new HC images, I think it came out very nicely!
Heartfelt Creations Products
|Vintage Cream (PTI)||8 1/2" x 11"|
|Sepia Archival (Ranger)|
|Distress Stains (Ranger): Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo|
|Distress Inks (Ranger): Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters|
|Other Products Available at Heartfelt Creations|
|Petite Scalloped Oval - Small (Spellbinders)|
|Ink Blending Tool and Foam (Ranger)|
|Mod Podge Glue|
|3-D foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)|
|Plain wood "Corner" plaque (PLAID)|
|Jewel swirls (Paper Studio)|
|chalk applicator tool with cotton pom poms|
Sand any rough edges of the plain plaque. Stain the plaque with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo stains.
Cut a piece of cream card stock measuring 5" x 5 1/2". Color this piece of card stock using yellow, brown, and orange shades and the ink blending tool with foam. Stamp the collage image in sepia ink on the colored card stock. Then trim the collage out and darken the edges with a brown shade of ink. Use the chalk applicator to color the smallest flowers and leaves.
Using the collage stamp, stamp the flower images 2 more times in sepia ink on cream card stock. Trim out the leaves from one of the images, and blend with green ink, again darkening the edges.
Trim the flower trio and the single flower from the other collage image. Blend these with yellows and oranges, darkening the edges with a brown shade of ink.
Using the 2 smallest individual blossom stamps, stamp 2 of each size in sepia ink on cream card stock. Color these with yellows and oranges. Use the matching dies to cut these out, then darken the edges with the brown shade of ink.
Stamp the sentiment on cream card stock with sepia ink. Cut/emboss it using a scalloped oval die. Add light yellow ink with the blending tool, then darken the edges with the brown shade of ink.
Staple ribbon to the back of the plaque to crate the hanger.
Using ModPodge glue, mount the sentiment and the jewel swirls to the bottom of the plaque front. Cut 2 pieces of scrap cardboard measuring about 2" x 3", and glue them in a stack in the middle of the plaque above the sentiment. Glue the collage to the cardboard stack, creating a 3-D effect.
Use foam squares to mount the leaf layer over the matching image on the collage. Mount the flower trio and single flower onto the collage using foam squares. Using glue that dries clear, mount the individual flowers (1 large, 2 small) onto the 3 matching blooms on the collage.
Gather the ribbon just below the mid-point, and staple the remaining bloom onto the ribbon, forming a loop in the top of the ribbon. Finish by gluing dark elements into the center of the 4 mounted blooms.
Thanks for stopping by!