How is the weather where you are today?
Spring is slowly trying to arrive here in Manitoba, Canada...and since I am really tired of snow I thought perhaps I would create a happy, spring themed project for this week's inspiration!
While attending CHA, my friend Liz asked me if I ever create any scrapbook layouts? I had to admit that really I don't...I tend to shy away from them as a 12x12 page looks so large to fill and complete! LOL Well...Liz gave me the challenge of creating a layout when we returned home...so Liz, here's your layout! LOL
Let's take a peek....
I have always loved these photos of my daughter...they were taken in spring many years ago at a local park just before her dance recital! I thought they would be the perfect photographs to showcase the gorgeous Flowering Dogwood Collection and to welcome the spring season!
Well, that's all from me today!
I hope you've enjoyed today's project...something different than the usual cards you're used to!
I do hope you pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other stunning inspiration pieces the rest of the design team have created this week!
Until next time...
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Branches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3774
Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3776
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Branches Die, HCD1-7130
Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit, HCST1-401
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Berrylicious, 71053
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Prills - Ribbit, ANC852
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Other Products Used: white card stock, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, ColorBox Fluid Ink Pad - Pink Pastel, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Grey Ink, large doily, small doily, glitter glass, paper trimmer, pop dots, Scor Tape, sponge daubers, water, spritz bottle
Watch this video https://youtu.be/gI8RqHAt3vE to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers.
Locate patterned papers shown in example. Trim pink diamond patterned paper to fit layout page as shown. Ink all edges of both papers using a soft brown colored ink. Adhere pink diamond patterned paper to layout as shown using pop dots. Locate a blue colored paper from within the paper collection. Trim to mat photos, ink all edges using a soft brown color and adhere photos to photo mats. Adhere to layout as shown using pop dots. Trim sentiment strips from patterned paper, ink all edges using a soft brown colored ink and adhere to layout as shown. Adhere large doily as background for photos as shown, as well as small doily in the bottom corner as per example. Stamp two inkings of the Flowering Dogwood Branches frame illustration, and one Flowering Dogwood Cluster illustration from the Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using VersaFine Grey ink. Die cut frames using coordinating die and fussy cut dogwood cluster. Trim frames so that you can have the branches running down the side of the photos as shown. Add a touch of color to all die cut elements using pink and green inks using sponge daubers and shape using Flower Shaping Tools. Adhere to layout with dogwood cluster illustration centered in corner where two photos meet. Stamp several flowering dogwood images in all sizes onto white card stock using pink ink. Die cut and color using a variety of pink inks. Shape several double blossoms in varying sizes and leave some blossoms single. Adhere to scrapbook layout. Stamp several inkings of leaves using green ink onto white card stock. Die cut using coordinating dies, color with sponge daubers and shape. Adhere to scrapbook layout as desired. Trim Hello Spring sentiment from paper collection, ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink, shaped slightly and adhere to layout. Apply prills to all flower centers as well as to blossoms with stamen. Adhere glitter to flowers using a dries clear adhesive and fine glue tip, as well as the dogwood flower images on all of the patterned papers. Lastly, adhere chunky glitter glass to all flowers using a dries clear adhesive.