Yes, Delia again, maybe ever so slightly late. Super sorry, life just got a little busier than normal for me – life changing things even. Okay, so, I have gone Christmassy, so early, I know! I am not a big Christmas fan, never have been once I grew up I guess. I love it if it is all about family and getting together and having fun, but if it is about presents, presents and more presents, then I am not so interested.
Hero Arts have some super digital downloads and quite a few for Christmas too and some for Halloween, that hopefully will be next month. I used the Hero Arts Digital Download A Natural Holiday and cut out the elements on my Silhouette Cameo on some chipboard, white gessoed them and then I painted the big tree after cutting it in half with Nuvo wax pastes in blue and then the other elements I embossed mostly. However, before I stuck things down I rummaged through my very small stash of Hero Arts stamps and I found this set and used the corner flourish with black Hero Arts ink and stamped it in a circular pattern around where the snowflake would sit – can’t see it anymore though!
It is hard to see all the elements that went into this design and I struggle with that. However, if I want to successfully case Ola, I need to get far better at layering and being comfortable with elements being covered up. It just seems so wasteful if you cannot see and appreciate every element. Is that just me? There is a gorgeous snowflake that I cut out that comes from the Silhouette store, I painted this dark blue with Nuvo wax pastes and put some Hero Arts silver embossing powder on the edges outside of the photo area. I then made my photo matt and adhered some sparkly white and silver fabric I had around it in a ripple effect, raised this area up on a few bits of cardboard and I was ready for ephemera.
This set of digital images is well designed for cutting, you need to be a bit delicate with the Merry Christmas words. I actually chopped these apart as they come joined. One difficulty I keep finding, is trying to find a good dark blue flower, but I found a few that sufficed and I guess I can always paint them! hehe I always finish off my designs with a bit of bling and so I used some silver flat back pearly things, Finnabair art stones, glitter, microbeads and various little fingernail decorations and mix them all up with some gel and water and decorate.
All done for this month, take care all, be safe, I am off on my new life adventure, so not sure when I will be back, but hopefully late next month.
Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.
- Hero Arts A Natural Holiday Digital Instant Download
- Nuvo wax pastes
- Embossing powders
- Nuvo gilding flakes
- Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
- Kaisercraft “Frosted” Paper Pad 12×12