Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Road Trip layout!

So is it weird that I get all the urges and ideas to craft only when I am super busy? Or does this happen to you to? I have ton of commissioned work to finish and yet all I could think out was making a layout with this picture I love this evening :)

So between all the chaos on my craft table, I managed to put together another layout for my daughter Aadya's first year album (yes, still on first year album when she will be 2 in June :)) .

I adore that photo of us, mostly because I have a very few pictures with all 3 of us together :)
This picture was taken last year when we took a road trip to Panchgani (a hill station about 3 hours drive from our place), Aadya was 7 months old then and she had a blast there.

See ya soon again :)

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday!

Awesome inspiration is up on the HC blog today. Do not forget to check it out. I am still playing with the amazing April release. Here is some dimensional love :)

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3598 World Map PreCut Set
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue,Distress Ink(Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Faded jeans),foam adhesive, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink,Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder

Card size is. White heat emboss the World Map image on white card stock and colour with distress ink. Adhere it on a pattern paper piece and on the card stock. White heat emboss the balloon image on pattern paper several times, cut out the balloon and make it dimensional as shown in the technique video. Adhere the balloons to card. Stamp the balloon basket in blank ink, cut and adhere with foam adhesive. Add twine to make the balloon strings. Cut the sentiment from the pattern paper and adhere with foam adhesive.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A little girl's dress!

So most of you know about my little girl, Aadya :)

I have been itching to sew a little something for my girl. Mostly because I have some fabulous memories of wearing home stitched frocks and pretty dresses made by my mum and aunts and I wanted to recreate those memories for Aadya.

It seemed hard as I have no sewing experience other than a few quilted pouches when I was still in school and I had nobody to ask for help at home(my mum & my mum-in-law don't stay anywhere near my place :( )

But I ventured (after going through endless number of tutorials, trying to find the easiest to get started :)) and here is what came of it :)

There's my happy little girl in her new dress :)

The dress is in no way perfect and experts would probably gasp at the errors I made, but I loved every bit of it..right from cutting the fabric to taking these adorable pictures :)

I have a long way to go and lot to learn when it comes to sewing, but atleast it's a start!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration!

It's Wednesday already ! Where does the week go by? :)

It's time to show off some fabulous HC stuff with you all. Today I am using one of the very elaborate stamps from our April release called Celebrate the Journey!

I think this stamp would be great to make some Mother's Day cards too :)

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCPC 3601 Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue,Distress Ink(Old Paper, Weathered wood, Spun Sugar),Pearls, foam adhesive, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Koi Water Brush

Start with a A4 size white card base measuring 7.25”X6” and ink lightly around the edges with weathered wood distress ink. Cut 3 nesting pieces of pattern paper from the Celebrate the Journey paper collection keeping a 1 cm margin. Distress the edges. Adhere the pattern papers together and sew around the edges randomly. On another piece of white card stock, stamp the image from the “Floral Dress Collage” stamp in black ink. Colour the stamped image using water brush and distress inks. Distress and ink around the panel. Add pearls to the centre of the flowers Assemble all the pieces as shown. .

Monday, April 21, 2014

MDF Tissue Box!

Who loves retro? 

This tissue box I am sharing today is all retro and vintage-y. In love :)

Here is how it looks



1. Start with a coat of watered gesso or any wood primer and coat the box. The MDF items from Craftslane already come sanded and they now also give you the option of getting them primed too. The primer coat with add to the durability of the project and the MDF will also take the acrylic colors better.

2. Once the primer is dry, paint the whole box, inside out with te acrylic paint of your choice. I used "raw amber" which a deep brown color for my box. The painting is made eaiser with the high quality brushes from craftslane. You can not also find a huge variety of high quality acrylic paints at craftslane too.

3. Cut your choice of pattern paper to size. I am using the beautiful retro themed paper from Kaisercraft Tea Party Collection. The top of the box will be covered from another paper from DCWV.

4. Distress the edges of all the pattern papers with a distress tool or scissors and ink it lightly with Walnut Stain distress ink.

5. Adhere the papers in place using Mod Podge. Follow the over and under rule.

6. Let air dry (not with a heat gun or in the sun). And add a couple for coats of Mod Podge to seal the deal.

7. You can leave it at this step or go ahead and embellish the box further with 3D elements. I wanted the box to have more usability so I left it this way.

And there you have it. A beautiful retro themed box.

I can't wait to invite my friends for coffee and show off with this awesome tissue box :D

Without a doubt, Craftslane has some amazing MDF stuff. Great quality and fabulous designs to choose from plus ones that have utility too. Have you tried them yet?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Album - From our Hearts....

It's no secret that I love making albums and I recently made one on commission which I loved working on :)

 The center on the cover has a place to put a picture. Lots of flowers and vintage metallic charms.

I love the colors in this one. The shades of blue and lime really pop out.

This one is going out the the spiritual guru of the client. Albums make for such versatile gifts :)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday :)

Time for some HC inspiration! Have you seen the April release yet? It's amazing :)

Today I am sharing a card using my most favorite Bicycle stamp from the April release!

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set 

HCD 743   Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 745   Celebrate the Journey Die

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue,Distress Ink(Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Weathered wood, Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade),Twine, foam adhesive, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White embossing powder 

Start with a A4 size white card stock and fold it in half to prepare the card base. Die cut two pieces of the decorative element using Raindrops on Roses die with white card stock. Lightly ink the edges of the die cut pieces with weathered wood distress ink. Adhere on card base. Cut another piece of white card stock and white heat emboss the cycle image from Balloon and Bicycle PreCut set. Using distress inks, colour in the background, blending them together. Lightly spritz with water using a mini mister and also fickle a few drops of water with your fingers. Let water react with distress inks. Wait for the background to dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process. Add details with a black marker to the cycle image to help it stand out more. Die cut a tag using Celebrate the Journey die with white card stock and then using the die as a stencil, colour the tag in with weathered wood distress ink. Stamp the sentiment on the tag from Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set. Add a twine bow to the tag. Adhere both the centre panel and the tag with foam adhesive to add dimension.

Don't forget to check out the HC blog today to see the gorgeous design team samples.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Debuting the Celebrate the Journey Collection!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small. 
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by April 15th and you will be entered to win the entire collection valued at $180.00.

This collection is filled with some amazing stamps including a cute bicycle, a hot air balloon and my favorite World Map Background :)

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection

HCPC 3598 World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set 

HCD 743   Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 745   Celebrate the Journey Die
HCD 744   Once Upon a Time Die

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue,Distress Ink(Peeled Paint),Twine, foam adhesive 

Start with a 12”X12” piece of brown card stock. Choose a pattern paper from the Celebrate the Journey Collection. Tear the top edge and adhere to the brown card base. Die a “Time for Getaway” ticket from the papers and adhere to the top right corner. Die cut some tags using the Celebrate the journey tag dies from card stock. Stamp on some of the tags using the “” stamp in green ink and also ink the edges of the tags in green. Die cut the decorative element using the Raindrops on Roses die. Stamp the sentiment using the Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut set and die cut using the Once Upon a time die. Layer the sentiment using foam dots. Now that all the elements are ready, layer them on the base along with the photos and adhere in place.

Do hop over the HC blog to check out the amazing design team samples using the new collection.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration!

This post was supposed to go live on Wednesday but I am down with viral infection and wasn't able to type this out in time. But anyways, here's something different I did with my HC pretties :)

I altered a blank journal cover with a bit of mixed media techniques :)

Other Products: Tombow Multi Mono Glue, Distress Ink (Milled Lavender, Walnut stain, Mustard Seed), Sakura Modeling Paste, Sakura Gesso, Tim Holtz Stencil (Fade Dot), Acrylic paints, Pearls, Pollens, lace, Sakura Pigma Micron Pen 08, Studio Calico Mist (Opaque White).

Project Instructions:

Instructions: Start with a 7.5" X 6" store bought notebook. Add a layer of gesso on the front and back cover. Let dry. Cut to size a piece of pattern paper from the Once upon a time collection, distress the edges and adhere to the front cover. Using shades of yellow, pink and green acrylic paints, add colour to the background. Let dry. Using the Timeless PreCut set and black ink, add some stamping to the background. Using the Tim Holtz Stencil and modeling paste, add some texture to the background. Cut some journaling cards from the Majestic morning paper collection and layer on the background. Mist the background with opaque white mist. Let dry. Add a piece of lace. Decorate with stamped and die cut flowers and leaves using the Majestic Morning stamps & dies collection and Vintage floret stamps & dies collection. Add a title to your journal using Micron Pen.

Dont forget to head on over to the HC blog to check out some amazing samples from the Design Team!