Here is what I came up with this week.
The pictures were taken on our way to work... I drive 45 minutes into the bush each day to get to the mine where I work... Almost everyday we get to see wildlife on the way up... bears (including a cute cub munching on some leaves, wink!!), moose, foxes, lynx, birds, rabbits are always around. I like to drive up and take pictures. These pictures were actually taken by a co-worker though... he has a great telescopic lens on his camera! My camera would never let me get this close to it! I'm so grateful that he let me use these pictures!
The exact steps to creating this layout are posted on the HFC blog but here are a few extra tips. For the edges I used a water distressing technique that I learned at Swirlydoos, here is a link to that tutorial. I also went a little misting nuts! The more I use my mists the more I love them!
I really wanted to share the title work with you! It turned out really neat. I started with plain chipboard alphas which I misted and then once it was dry I stamped the background stamp on the letters and heart embossed with gold! I love the way it turned out.
Of course I carried through the gold embossing by stamping and heat embossing my flowers in gold as well. Didn't they turn out pretty?
I misted these too and then heatset them and shaped them... that is the trick to making flowers in my opinion! Wet them (mist or water)... crumple them... dry them (heat set) and shape them (random directions gives you a more realistic looking flower)! With these steps the sky is the limit to the dimension you can achieve in your flowers! I had tried to do these without the misting and well they layed flat I could curl them a bit but I couldn't get any height to them... this really makes a huge difference!
Well thanks for looking! As always if there is anything that you want to know please don't hesitate to ask questions!