Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Embrace Life"

Heartfelt Creations Release for March 2015
Hi! This is such a fantastic release. There is so much you can create with this. Timeless paisley's, peacocks, swirls and daisy's, not to forget the fantastic colors used in the papers.... what a combo!
Your imagination will be your only limit!
For the introduction of this release I chose a LO. Follow the instructions and photos and you will come across gesso, masking, vellum leaves, gold needle work and embossing...mixed media,s dream. Have fun. 

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold on our Website:

Other Products: Black Steymans, Masks: Magneta Tm 28, The crafters worshop TCW 2075, White cardstock, Gold embossing powder, Claudine Hellmuth Studio: Black gesso, Molding paste, Viva kristall gell 001, Versa mark, Bead mix, Old credit card, Gold thread and needle, Pan Pastels black

Instructions: This project is a 30 cm x 30 cm Layout, the photo size used 11 cm x 7.8 cm. From the Paper Collection, you will need the following papers: Paisely print, Feather print, Iron print. Starting with the Iron print cut 3 banner flags at 17 cm x 3.2 cm, 17 cm x 2 cm, 17 cm x 1 cm. Cut all ends in a V shape. Stamp using gold embossing powder the strips with Iron lace images found in All Seasons Gazebo and Summer Season stamp sets. Gold emboss also the edges by applying the Versamark along the edges, running the edges through the powder then setting with the heat gun. Repeat if needed. Cut these banners in 1/2. Put aside.

For the photo matting the feathered print is used. Cut this to 10 cm x 15 cm. Use the same method as above to get the gold edging. For the Layout back ground the Paisley print is used. 

To start, using the black gesso and a old credit card, apply the gesso in small amounts, adding more as needed. Starting from the center and work out to the left and right side. Leave to air dry. 
Using the butterfly mask, apply the gesso and glitter medium along the right edge and bottom left edge of the layout. 

To make the gold and masked background: Take the branch mask and glitter medium, apply this to the right top and left bottom of the photo matting placement. Take the Iron lace stamps and gold embossing powder, stamp the image in the length. Not too fussy as some will be covered later. The flower bud and leave image is from the Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set. Apply a little Versamark to some of the tops of the butterflies, sprinkle embossing powder then seal with the heat gun. Adhere the banner flags in their place. With gold thread, back stitch the lines. 

Make a mix of beads and medium, apply to the Layout page. Back the matting paper with cardboard. Cut the cardboard at least 2 cm smaller than the photo. Using 2 layers of cardboard, do the same for the photo. Adhere all together to the Layout. 

For the leaves and flowers: The leaves are gold embossed on Vellum Paper using the Delightful Daises Cling Stamp Set and the matching die Delightful Daises 4 x smaller size. The flowers are made using the images found in the same die and stamp set. Stamp embossed with bridal glitter 4 x. Shape the flowers useing the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Apply black Pan Pastel to the center of the flower. Adhere the two sizes together. Prick a whole in the center for the steymans. Fold the steyman in 1/2 and thread it through the whole. Apply glue to hold it in place. 

Adhere in clusters on the photo corners. Tuck the leaves behind the flowers. To finish add the sentiment, you will find this in the paper pad. Use the matching die set to make a perfect die cut.

I so loved making this LO.  I am so glad to share this with you.
I only hope I have been able to inspire you to get your fingers inky.

Don't forget to check out what the other design team ladies have cooked up for eye candy.
Over at Heartfelt Creations, it is one big mega eye candy store!
If you visit their Facebook will learn a lot about who they are and what they do. A bit behind the scenes photos and films and the most important....tutorials! and info!.
Make sure you take the time as you will have fun over there and will not want to stop. You know like Pinterest....LOL

 Have fun and make the sun shine, make every minute of your day special.
wishing you a scrappy happy sunny time.
Inky hugs, sussiPoppins xox


  1. Sussi, thanks for all your detailed photos! Just a beautiful layout; so much going on, love it!

  2. Stunning layout Susan! I love the gold embossing and the black gesso! Gorgeous! Blessings! Kathy

  3. Oh my goodness, the artistry in this layout is stunning...what gorgeous details, I'm mesmerized!! Bravo Ms. Sussi P!

  4. Spectacular piece Sussi. This layout drips with pure elegance. I have studied every little detail and it is hypnotic! I absolutely think it's the most impressive layout I've ever seen! Hugs

  5. What a gorgeous layout! So many pretty details!! Hugs!!

  6. I'm gobsmacked! Speechless at the beauty of this amazing work of art. Oh, the details..the beading, the gold lace, the stitching.....and the bold decision to paint the background paper with black gesso.....pure genius! You are such an inspiring artist!

  7. Wow Susan!!!! Your layout is breathtaking! The gold and black are gorgeous together. I love everything about this layout.

  8. What a gorgeous project, I love it ! Hugs xx

  9. What an amazing mixed media creation! Seeing all the tiny details made this just come alive for me! I love the embossing and the tiny beads! This is just beyond beautiful.

  10. Susan, this is amazing! I am loving that black gesso and all the gold accents! So eye catching!