Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!

Good morning!  It's that time again and I'm super excited to be able to share yet another Heartfelt Creations project with you.  This photo has been in my to scap pile for a while now so I thought I would give it a shot.  I used alot of purple again in this page and tried using black to ground the page.  Well here is the project, as always you can find directions to this layout including a list of the products that I used on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and while you are there make sure you check out what the rest of the team created for you this week.  So here is my page.




Lasting Memories is in the middle of the DT call and I am defiantly giving this a try.  I just love there challenges with a wide variety of different types well you just never know what you will be asked to create next... This time was about Who or what inspires you most and for me... hands down it is my daughter, with her ability to marvel at the world around her... with her determination and ability to adapt to new situations... with her innocence and her constant trust in me... Hands down, my greatest inspiration is my daughter!
 
 I thought I'de share with you a few tips to creating this page.  I love layering paper on my pages but since I don't like using all my papers at once I tend to gut my papers this allows me to create the illusion of using lots of paper when in reality I used 3 sheets on this page.  I cut out the middle of the lavender cardstock to add my center peice to the page as well as the pattern paper and the cream paper to mat my picture.  I back the whole layout with a cheap cardstock so that you can't tell that the pages have been gutted.  Sneaky I know... but when the only craft shop you have within a few hours of driving is a Wal-Mart you learn to conserve as much as possible.

Here is a close-up of the flowers that I created...


I love using glimmer mist on my flowers because when it dries the cardtock because stiffer so that you can shape the flower petals that much easier and they seam to keep there shape better, also I try to shape the petals randomly so they are not all uniforme.  It makes them look more natural.I also like to add some ink to fill in the white spots that are left over when you die cut the stamped images.  I find it gives my peices a more polished look.  I normally will use either a Q-tip or a nib for this.


Covering the tiles with Glossy accents... that part I forgot to mention in my how-to... I printer the letters using the tiles provided by our very own... very generous... Lisa, check out her tutorial for faux scrabble tiles.  I just LOVE these tiles!



Once everything has been glued together a great way to add a little something extra is by going around the paper and gently rolling the papers up so that you seperate the layers slightly.  It is the perfect finishing touch to a shabby shic layout.

Well thanks for checking out my project today and I hope you enjoyed all the projects that the DT team has put together.  Have yourseves a great day!  I hope you will drop by next week to see what else I have created!


11 comments:

  1. Such a FAB page, Joelle! The flowers are AMAZING!!!

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  2. BEE-U-TEE-FUL!!!!!! I love all the flowers, the swirls and the color!!

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  3. I love the colors and the layout is perfect!

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  4. Such a sweet layout, love the colors!

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  5. Your flowers are stunning - and purple is my favorite - lovely work!

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  6. A beautiful project! Lovely.

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  7. Gorgeous page, Joelle! I love the colors and all the beautiful flowers! Fantastic design!

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  8. Your layout is just gorgeous, lots of fun and beautiful details.

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  9. Joelle! This is gorgeous! I love your details and your photo's are awesome too .. really show everything well. Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories and be sure to complete all 4 LO's today by noon EST!!

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  10. What a GORGEOUS page! I absolutely LOVE those flowers! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories, and good luck with the DT Call!

    ~Ashley
    LM DT

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  11. Beautiful! GOOD LUCK!!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories,

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