Wednesday, December 21, 2011

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Welcome back bloggers! Today I have another Heartfelt Creations layout to share with you featuring the Leafy Swirls Precut Set and Aztec Gold Sunflowers 2 Precut Set limited edition stamps. Remember that if you like any of the stamps from the limited edition list, you better order them before the end of the year because they will be retiring then.

Here is my layout for today:

Heartfelt Creations:

Kaisercraft, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Olive Vine, Pearl), Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Zva Creative Swirls, Kaisercraft Pearl Brads, Ranger Stickles (Diamond), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo), Ranger Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), White Signo pen, Basic Grey Mini Mono Sticker (Olivia), sewing machine, rhinestones

I just love how this layout turned out! I used a gorgeous 5"x7" picture of Ellen, Linda (Heartfelt Craetions owner)'s daughter for this layout. I water distressed and machine stitched the background's borders and ripped a piece right off it from the top right side.

I used a stamped piece of cardstock using the Bella Rose Vintage Background Precut Set stamp behind this area and highlighted the words with stickles and layered a butterfly to make it my title. I then hand stitched the area to make it look broken and stitched back together.

Of course, I handmade my flowers, this time in pink. I used chalk first to give them color (I stamp everything in either white or cream cardstock) and then I glimmer misted them with Pearl Glimmer Mist to give them some shine. I used a pearl brad for the center and then I added some Diamond Stickles around it to finish off the centers.

I finished it off by adding Ellen's name to the right of the photo and adding a die cut butterfly, stickled to make it shine.

Here is the step by step write-up for this layout:
Water distress your pattern paper and ink the edges. On the top right side of the background paper, gently tear a piece out of the pattern paper. Stamp the Bella Rose Vintage Background Precut Set onto cream cardstock and place it under the tear in the top left side making sure that you can see the “you are so beautiful to me” sentiment from the stamped image. Adhere all the background layers onto a brown cardstock and machine stitch around the edges. Hand-stitch straight stitches over the torn pattern paper as shown. Chalk the stamped butterfly in a pink color and stickle the sentiment using Diamond stickles. Punch a border on another pattern paper using the Martha Stewart Deco Shells punch and doodle using a white pen around the edges. Use another strip of pattern paper and machine stitch this one. Using yet another pattern paper in a darker color, die cut a shaped border. Lightly ink all borders using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink and adhere to the background paper as shown. Mat the 5”x7” photograph on pink cardstock; distress and ink the edges. Place over all the layers of pattern paper. For the flowers, stamp different size flowers from the Aztec Gold Sunflowers 2 Precut Set. Fuzzy cut them and add color by using pink chalk. Glimmer mist them with Pearl glimmer mist to give it a shiny finish. Shape your petals and build your flowers by layering a few of them on top of each other. Add a pink brad, some rhinestones and stickles to the center to finish them. For the leaves, stamp a few leaves from the Leafy Swirls Precut Set. Glimmer mist them with Olive Vine to give them color and fuzzy cut them. Add your flowers and leaves to the bottom left side of the photo and build your flower cluster as shown. Stamp the Bella Rose Vintage Background Precut Set a few times. Chalk the butterflies and fuzzy cut them. Ink their edges and add sparingly to the cluster and one over the title butterfly. Add a black pearl to their bodies and add stickles around the edges and body. Finish the layout by die cutting a butterfly from the Decorative Butterfly/Border, adding stickles and black pearls to the body and a Zva creative swirl as the trail. Add a title on the right side of the photo.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and don't forget to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and see all the amazing projects that the rest of the DT created!


  1. This is beautiful, so many wonderful techniques. Your flowers are amazing!

  2. I just love your layouts and your flowers are amazing! Beautiful colors too!

  3. I love the flowers, the bling, the butterflies and all the gorgeous colors! Well done!

  4. gorgeous and I love the colors. Have a great Christmas :)

  5. Lovely layout. It has so much detail work that really makes it a winner.

  6. WOW! Another FABULOUS project from you:-) I love just about everything on this layout - your flowers, the colours and most of all the distressing you've done on this page!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!
    hugs 'n smiles,

  7. Gorgeous layout! I adore your flowers!

  8. Beautifull

    Ik hou van zo,n Pagina

  9. Your layout is gorgeous, loving all the special details you have added here.


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