Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thinking of You Today

Hi, today a LO using the enchanted Mums collection from Heartfelt Creations.
Such a cutie of a photo, look at those eyes! She is turning out to be a true beauty.
To see a previous LO with this beauty click
I did not want to over do it...but the Mums are perfect for the job...of course in real life this is much more....

Love these dragonflies...all different sizes...always makes a delightful finish to a project!

The photo below shows my lack of resistance on adding those great Sparkling Poinsettias from a previous collection this year from Heartfelt Creations. They can make great fillers for any project.
Don't you love the leaves! yum!

See below, the gold emboss stamping peeks out from under the flower clusters. You get a birds eye view on how to place the banner.

Another close up on the Mum finished with a gold pearl beed. Love how the distress inks blend...or don't. The close ups show how they work great the richness. Don't forget, when the paper/card stock dries, it dries hard, so it keeps it's shape better.

See the close up below, showing the placement for the Mum flower buds. You can make them smaller or larger depending on the size stamp used, that is what is so great about the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets, you get all the sizes in one go. The matching die, the same...and they match the stamp much better than they used to!
Heartfelt Creations have up graded their dies! They align true to the stamp, no edge to allow for.
Always the case, you get what you pay for! I think it is worth paying that little bit extra for all the bother taken out of die cutting....don't you?

"Thinking of You Today" Product list

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products carried by Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products used:
Ranger: Gold embossing powder, Heat gun, Water coloring brush, Inking tool, Diamond and Gold Rod stickles. Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Forest Moss, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers. Other: Pencil, Cardboard, White card stock, Gold Pearl beads x 3,
Pearl beeds x 5. Spellbinders Grand Oval LF-110

Directions: this Lay Out measures 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm. The photo size: 13 cm x 17.5 cm All the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder for this project.
Find the design paper in the collection. Adhere this to a cut to size cardboard. Ink the edges with the Dusty Concord ink. Take the grand oval die and cut the photo and x3 cardstock. Adhere together then ink the edges. Place this in the center of the page, draw around the oval with the pencil. Using the stamp poisitioner and stamp image from Single Enchanted Mum set. Gold emboss so the image will show under the flower placements. Stamp x2 above to the left of the oval and x3 under the oval. To raise the photo from the page, cut and adhere together, x 2 cardboard squares that will fit under the photo. Adhere this to the center of the oval then adhere the photo. Stamp and die cut the leaves and flowers. For tips on how to make these flowers click HERE. After coloring and shaping the flowers leaves and Dragonflies place and adhere along the left side of the oval. Adhere the Pearls to the flower centers. Stamp, die cut and color the sentiment banner. Shape the banner to a curve so it will fall from the photo to the paper in 3d. Adhere two Dragonflies to the right of the oval. When all is dry and to give the Lay Out the finishing touch, add Diamond stickles to the flowers and Dragonfly wings, the Gold stickles to the Pearl Pearls.

Have a scrappy happy inky week...till next time,
Inky hugs...sussipoppins


  1. Your little subject is the cutest...her eyes are so big and beautiful! This layout is breathtaking...I love that you've used the poinsettias as fillers...and your mums are gorgeous!

  2. Oh, Sussi! That cascade of flowers has me swooning! Such beauty here...the inking of the flowers is so artsy and realistic looking. And the gold embossing just steps the whole project up. Every detail is just so lovingly wrought and beautifully delivered. I've spent several minutes here just drinking in the glory of this creation. It's magical!

  3. Oh my goodness, such spectacular mums! They are lifelike and gorgeous! I love the colors you went with and that sweet little cutie patootie face is adorable!