In the Beginning God Created...

I'm so glad you're here!
I have a bit of a different project to share with you this week!

We're continuing to showcase the Woodsy Wonderland Collection over at Heartfelt Creations, and one of the first things that popped into my head when I first saw the collection so many months ago was that it would be perfect to use for illustrating Genesis 1 - The Story of Creation in my journaling Bible!
The beautiful landscape stamps, those gorgeous deer and a few of the other woodsy critters would create such a beautiful scene!  I set about to stamping and coloring and was happy with the result!

Here's how my Bible journal page turned out...

I really enjoyed creating this little scene...and while coloring I had time to think about and reflect on the story of creation.  Isn't it amazing to think that God's imagination is so large...look at all of the different plants and animals He created...and when I see some of them I do indeed know that He has a wonderful sense of humor!  LOL

You'll see that my coloring is not completely perfect...the paper I had behind the Bible page had a slight texture which has shown through, and the gamasol solution does react a tad differently on this thin type of paper which makes blending the colors of the Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils a little more difficult.  (The colors depicted in the pictures here are actually brighter than those on the project due to photo editing...the sky is much more muted and the colors flow together more gently).

Here's a close up of the stamped images...

Have you started a journaling Bible?  I love the time I get to reflect on what I've read while stamping and coloring!  I cannot draw at all....we're talking not a drop of artist's blood in I like to use stamps in my journaling if you're like me and you can't draw, be sure to use those stamps in your stash! 

Well, that's all for me today...short and sweet! 
Christmas is approaching so quickly and it seems that there is a shortage of time these days!
I hope you do have a few extra minutes to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the amazing array of projects the rest of the team have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124

Other Products Used: ESV Journaling Bible, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 024, 059, 058, 054, 047, 104, 057, 070, 114, 100, 090, 105, 038, 014, gamasol solution, blending stumps, VersaFine Black Ink,  VersaFine Grey Ink, scrap card stock

Stamp evergreen trees onto page using a black permanent detail ink.  Create a matching mask using a piece of scrap card stock along with evergreen stamp and the coordinating die.  Place mask over stamped evergreens and now stamp remaining tree line as shown once again using grey permanent detail ink and remove mask.  Stamp deer image and bunny into scene as shown using grey ink.  Color scene using blendable pencils and blend colors together using blending stumps and gamasol solution.   

It's a Woodsy Wonderland...

Good Afternoon, Morning or Evening depending on where you are reading this!
It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's new release day with us at Heartfelt Creations!

Have you seen the sneak peeks of the Woodsy Wonderland Collection already?
It's magnificent!

Here's a little about it...

Take an adventure on the path less traveled and lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers. 
 Heartfelt Creations invites you to explore the new Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  Step softly as to not spook the peaceful inhabitants or trample the native wildflowers as you set about exploring your surroundings.  Immerse yourself in a stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens.  Discover charming cottages, babbling brooks, and grassy fields boasting home to majestic deer, chattering squirrels, prancing skunks and frolicking foxes.  Bold stripes and crosshatch patterns will remind you of trampled wildlife trails, creating eye catching backgrounds for the tiny woodland creatures depicted on the varying sizes of premade card panels or within the three extremely detailed and realistic forest themed cling stamp sets which provide the ideal elements for creating your very own woodsy wonderland on your next paper crafting project.  Pair with the coordinating dies to create dimensional forest scenes laden with fallen tree stumps, grassy knolls, darting rabbits, scampering raccoons, decorative butterflies and song filled birds all at play in majestically treed forests!  So, breathe deeply, exhale and allow the beauty of our enchanting woodlands to bring a sense of wonder, calm and peace to your soul as you craft your cares and worries away in the tranquility of our Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  

I decided that I wanted to create a masculine project for my first creation with this stunning collection.  Masculine cards are always tricky, but I have to say that with this collection it all came together quickly and with ease!

Here's a peek at my card...

I love love love the deer images, stamps and die cuts in this collection!
We had a corn field across from our house this summer...and now that winter has set in I can look out my living room window and see deer grazing somewhere in that field pretty much any time of the day!  Such beautiful creatures!

Here's a close up of stamped and die cut images I've used on this project...the deer, and the gorgeous trees in the background. 

So, my challenge to you if you have already purchased this exquisite collection...or will be...give a masculine card a try!  You will be so impressed with how easy it is with this outdoor and woodsy collection!  Mix and match of few of your Heartfelt Creation collection together with this one and you will come up with even more stunning and unique results!

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiring pieces created by the uber talented design team...they've truly outdone themselves this week!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, HCDP1-273
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124
Woodsy Landscape Die, HCD1-7122
Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3645
Leafy Branch Die, HCD1-757
All Things Are Possible Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3764
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle, 352854

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Spellbinders Oval Die, paper trimmer, scissors, Gamasol solution, blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 058, 059, 047, 114, 100, 104, 020, 070, pop dots, Glitter Ritz

Create a 6" x 6" card base using white card stock.  Locate premade card panel within paper collection as shown on card.  Trim down slightly to leave a white border around panel.  Die cut oval from card panel as shown.  Ink edges of oval piece as well as square card panel using a brown colored ink.  Stamp sentiment onto oval die cut as shown using black ink.  Adhere oval to card panel and then adhere remaining card front panel to base using pop dots.  Fussy cut stripe and deer image from decorative paper, ink all edges using a brown colored ink and apply to card as shown using pop dots.  Stamp one stamping of the deer image as well as one stamping of the scenic tree image onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using blendable pencils, shape using flower shaping kit and then adhere to card front as shown.  Stamp one inking onto white card stock using black ink of the small bird, the branch and the leaf cluster.  Color using blendable pencils, and shape with shaping tools.  Adhere branch to top corner of card as shown, snip leaf image into two sections and apply to branch.  Adhere bird to center of branch cluster.  Using a dries clear glue and fine tip, adhere a small subtle amount of glitter to die cut trees as well as branch.  Lastly, find a coordinating paper panel within the paper collection to finish off inside of card.  Trim slightly smaller than inside of card.  Ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to inside of card.     

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