Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Beautiful Moments With You layout


It is my favorite day of the week again - Wednesday posting at Heartfelt Creations!

And here is my creation this week:

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 Other Products Used: The Crafter's Workshop Masks: TCW 437, TCW 457; Derwent Intense water color pencils: (leaves) Leaf green 1600, (twigs) Willow 1900, Bark 2000, (flowers) Fuchsia 0700, Chilli Red 0500, Sun Yellow 0200, (bird and water) Iris Blue 0900, (bird house) Baked Earth 1800. Ink: Archival Black, Versa fine crimson red, Versa fine vintage sepia. Glimmer Mist: Olive Vine, Burnt Red, Pink Bubblegum. Other: Gesso, Sponge, Chipboard, Distress tool, Prima Marketing E. Line stones x 2, fussy cut scissors, Galeria Iridescent medium, spatula, heat gun 

This layout is not easy for a beginner so please, refer to the photo often for guidance, as to where and how placement of the embellishments should be. The layout is a standard size of 30 cm x 30 cm. The photo size is 9.1 cm x 15 cm. Find the pink design paper from the Birds and Blooms Paper Collection. With Archive black ink, the stamp Birds and Blooms Collage Set, stamp the background. Stamp the image a few times so the stamping will show from under the layering later. 

Using the gesso and sponge apply the gesso, spreading from out the center to the sides. This gives a darker to light effect. When dry, bring on the texture with the masks, iridescent medium and a spatula. When using masks and mediums, be careful not to smudge between extending a pattern and layering on your work. It takes time and patience but it is better in the long run, to let it dry between the layers. I always like to air dry rather than heat dry mediums. When the medium is totally dry, spray liberally glimmer mist to the right and left center of the page, forming puddles. Tilt the page so the mist puddles will form running drip lines, let them run to the bottom of the page. Repeat again, but tilting the page so the drip runs in the opposite direction. If needed, with your lips, blow to direct and help the movement of the flow. 

To speed up the drying process you can use the heat gun. Don't panic, the mediums and heat will curl and wrinkle the paper. To correct this and to enable the paper to support the weight of the goodies that will later be added, cut 30 cm x 30 cm from the chipboard. Glue the paper to the chipboard. Wet glue will allow a small time frame to enable you to move and straighten the paper to fit the chipboard. Place the paper towel over the board, with the Brayer firmly roll over the board to flatten away all wrinkles and bumps not wanted. 

In the Paper Pad you will find the card frames with lightly printed out line images for coloring in. Select two of these frames. To stamp the images onto the frames use the Versa Fine Crimson ink and the following stamps: HCPC 3648 Home Sweet Home, the image of the bird and birdhouse, HCPC 3647 Hydrangea Bird Bath, the image of the birds on the birdbath. Color the stamped images in with the watercolor pencils and brush. Attach the frames to the layout with Double Dots

Prepare the photo by backing it with chipboard. Attach this also to the layoutt with Double Dots. Look to the photo for an idea of where to position the frames and photo. 

To make the blooms and embellishments for this layout, start by using the HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms, the blooms on a branch and 6 single blooms stamp. Stamp the images onto watercolor paper 3 times each, color in with the Derwent watercolor pencils and water brush. Then die cut them with the matching die. Ball and shape with the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and  Paper Blossom Molding Mat

For the larger blooms, use the HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms Set and HCD 748 Arianna Blooms die and die cut enough for 3 large, 3 small blooms plus 1 bud. Spray the stamped die cuts with the burnt red and pink bubblegum glimmer mist. Shape and ball the blooms using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and  Mat

For the twigs use HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch Set and HCD1 757 Leafy Branch die . Cut 2 long twigs and 1 short twig. As above stamp, die cut, color and ball the images. The 2 butterflies are taken from the HCPC 3649 Birds and Blooms Collage Set. Ink up only the butterfly image of the stamp with vintage sepia ink. Stamp twice to make two butterflies. Color in the image with watercolor pencils then fussy cut. 

Now for the real fun part, that is, putting it all together! Start first with the large Arianna Blooms, using Double Dots and wet glue, attach the 3 large blooms in their place. From now on, only wet glue will be used to attach all embellishments. Placement of the twigs: cut the short twig in two, place and glue down under and to the right side of the frame, on the right side of the layout. Place one of the small Arianna blooms under this frame and next to the photo. 

For the 2 long twigs, one is placed above the frame on the left of the layout, the remaining twig, place on the right of the same frame, under the photo. Place one of the small Arianna blooms and the bud on top of the twig and next to the large bloom. Place and attach the branch and bloom die cuts. Use two cuts for the top left corner, one tuck under the bloom on the right and the other lay on top of the left corner of the photo, draping over the bloom and down on to the frame. Place the remaining Arianna bloom in the center point of the branch. 

For the lower left side cluster, place the branch on the frame draping one of the branches up onto the photo. Now glue all the small single blooms onto the bloom image on the branches. Put a spot of glue here and there on the back of the leaves to attach. But do not do this too much, or you will lose the 3-D effect. Place the two butterflies to the lower right of the Lay Out. Take the E. designer stones from the packet and cut to look like leaves. Take off the plastic backing and put in place as shown in the photo. Add 3-D Crystal Lacquer  to the bird on the birdhouse and to the single flower centers. To finish add Stickles to the butterflies.

I hope I've inspired you to try this! 
Any questions, please leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

scrappy inky hugs, 


  1. Susan, this is a gorgeous layout!! I love how you arranged those little bunches of flowers. The butterflies are so lovely with that touch of gold!!

  2. In one word: Astonishing, LOVE your work!