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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digi Stamp Download makes for colouring fun.

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Hello again all, happy August and all those things.  So the theme for this month is Bright and Beautiful and so how could I possibly go past the Hero Arts Digi Stamp Download Poetic Petals.  It was made for this page.  I printed out the flowers at all different sizes and then got out the colouring implements and went to town.  My hands that have arthritis were not so impressed, but my brain had a good time, as well as the mental therapy that goes with colouring in.  Off goes my mind, happily thinking, dreaming, imagining and before you know it, I am surrounded by colourful flowers.  Now that I had them all, I had to chop them out.  I am not one for fussy cutting – it does my head in, but I am quite skilled with a scalpel from my graphic design days.  I remember once that I cut out an intricate spiders web by hand.  I got this done and then had to allow the hands to rest, so I amused myself with helping my daughter with assignments and then blitz cleaned the house.  No rest for the wicked.

So, I have all my elements and then the nice mailman brought me happy mail and in it some cutting dies from China as I do love to use the internet to shop.  So, I cut out some little seeded branches and painted them with Nuvo mousse pastes.  I then cut out these half moon doily shapes and used Nuvo wax pastes to colour these also, using two different tones.  I then dug through my ephemera and found some Kaisercraft pieces that fitted in nicely, plus some flowers from various sources.  I am a mad flower collector/purchaser.  I cannot ever have enough flowers.  Is that the case with all creatives?  Surely not just me.

I started with a lovely blank canvas and applied clear gesso as I knew it was about to get soaked.  First of all I stencilled the background as Lindy’s Magical Shakers work better with some texture to get into, plus I was going to do a completely different layout to what eventuated.  You can still see a teeny, tiny bit … hehe.  Out come Lindy’s Magical Shakers and I used dark blue, purple, orange, yellow and red, just little sprinkles all over.  I have pictures below so you can see how it goes from zero to hero in seconds.  Gosh, they are so much fun to play with.  I love that I used no green and yet, there it is.  Groovy baby.  If you have not tried them yet, you simply must, they really are quite magical.

After all that dried, it looked so awesome it was a shame to cover it up, but I had all these amazing and colourful flowers to use and use them I did.  I laid them out to look like a bouquet of sorts surrounding the photo area, most sit flat with some raised up a little.  At this stage the layout was looking very flat and I prefer layouts with layers and height, so I mounted the photo up a little higher on cardboard, put a yellow frame around it and then used a circular cut die embossed with silver embossing powder over the top, situated so the photo can easily be slipped in.  I then snipped my half moon doilies so that I could bend them and get some dimension happening and then decorated with some ephemera and flowers.  The main word “smile” has been made to look a little 3-d by using Glossy accents 3-d gel which gives it a lovely raised, high gloss finish.  A really lovely product.

Below are some close ups of the final layout, with a little bit of silver sparkle to finish it off.  I think it is pretty enjoyable to use digi stamps, they just add a new dimension to layouts, rather than using the normal ephemera.  Enjoy your creativity, to see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or follow my blog at jacobicreations@blogspot.com.au.

Delia

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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.

 

 

 

 


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Digital Layout with Hero Arts Artistic Circles

Hello All.  Thanks for stopping by A2Z scrapbooking.  Today I have a completely digital layout for you which was actually a bit of a blast from the past for me as that is how I initially got into scrapbooking.  Being a graphic designer, it seemed a natural way to go, however, I then started looking at the hybrid way of doing things and now I have a craft space filled with all sorts of goodies.  I love crafting the hybrid way, but it is also quite fun to do it digitally, especially with these lovely digital files from Hero Arts.  This is the Instant Download Hero Arts Artistic Circles DK044 Digital Kit.

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When you purchase this kit and download it, you will find that there are some little extras included, such as papers, some tags, a clip, snowflake and a pearl.  Firstly I grabbed the papers and created my background.  I used photoshop to create this layout, but there are a number of programs one can use or use a free online program called pixlr.  The same as creating in a hybrid way, this works by layers and is what makes the use of shadowing important.  If shadowing is not used, the layout will look very one dimensional and flat.  In came the beautiful panel of circles which I used in the background paper panels.  You can adjust the colour of the background circles or on any of the digital elements or you can make them different levels of transparent.  I then used the large circle as my main focal point, however I needed it thicker.  I did that, placed it in position and deleted the circle pattern behind this circular area, simply so it did not look confusing or too busy.

On went my photo panel, which led me to wanting a few more elements.  For this, I dived into my old stash of online elements bought from various packs from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  There is an endless supply of digital elements available to use along with the Hero Arts digital products on this site, combining them together makes for a really lovely layout.  So I found some ribbon, lots of flowers, sentiments, buttons and other bits that bring this layout together.  Remember, when working digitally, you can adjust the colouring on things so they match your layout perfectly.  As I mentioned earlier, I used the little pearl that comes as part of the the Artistic Circles Digital Kit from Hero Arts.  Everything has a shadow on it as this helps to make it more realistic and not flat, which is really important to the overall finished look.  I hope you like it and if you haven’t tried doing digital scrapbooking, do try, as it is quite fun and a really great way for those to scrapbook that are on a budget or low on space.

To see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or my blog at jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Digital Stamping with Hero Arts Vintage Travel DK002

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Hello all, Delia from Jacobi Creations here with my first post as one of the awesome DT members at A2Z scrapbooking.  I would like to share with you today a travel themed layout using the Hero Arts Digital Stamp Collection Vintage Travel DK002 Instant Download.  To be honest, this was my first time using digital stamps, I didn’t really understand how they worked, so, I love a challenge and off I went.  It is all pretty simple really, seems that it is just another version of clipart, so import digital files into your favourite digital editing program, I used photoshop and manipulate how you wish.  There is a great free online program that works just like photoshop called pixlr that can be accessed easily enough for those that do not have anything readily installed.  You can use Word if you are really desperate.

Once you have the image/s sized how you like, print them off and colour however you prefer – there are so many options.  I actually used my Chameleon pens because they are just cool and the way they shade is groovy, but you can ink them, use pencils, pastels or any kind of medium, paint them or not do anything.  You can colour them on the computer in some programs prior to printing them out.  When colouring by hand just be aware of the quality of the paper you are printing on and how much it can endure.

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Once the images are how you like them, cut them out, ink the edges in brown ink to help give an aged look and now they are ready to be used just like normal ephemera.  This layout uses all 13 digital stamps from the Vintage Travel range.  Doing layouts is about the enjoyment of creating to achieve the finished product, there is no right way, there are things to take into consideration, but your imagination is key.  Try things, if they work, they work, if they don’t, they don’t.  I often find that creativity can look worse before it looks better.  Just a weird thing, I regularly get to a point and think, hmmm, not sure this is working or quite right, but push through and then it ends up looking awesome.

To create this layout, I used a very old Kaisercraft paper with a travel theme/map to it, covered it in clear gesso to help it stay flat and did some postmark stamping with black ink.  The first image I worked with is the map, I printed this out just under A4 size and then went over the grey lines with a brown coloured pen (I deliberately made the image print grey over black so I could trace over them), I then used brown ink with a dauber to colour the paper and give it an ‘old’ look.  I decided to make it into a scroll, so a bit like a treasure map.  I remember doing an assignment in school where I did this and burned all the edges to make it ‘authentic’.  So, I smoked up the craft room by burning the edges, but in the end, a dark brown ink was just as effective.  Use a pen or paintbrush handle to curl the top in one direction and the bottom in another, then mount on a few pieces of cardboard so it sits right up off the page.

Insert the ephemera around your image area, decorate with flowers, metal trinkets, buttons or whatever divine things you might have in your stash.  I always think about the many things associated with the topic and use them if room allows.  Tickets, bits of things collected on the travel journey could be included, a mini hat, some ribbon, little charms – soo many options.  Here are some close ups, hope you like it.  smiles, D

To see more of my work, please visit my website at Jacobi Creations and follow my blog at https://jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Delia

Hero Arts Beach Scrapbook Layout


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Scrapbooking with Hero Arts “Beach”

Hero Arts Beach Scrapbook Layout

Happy Friday! Kristina here with a layout this time! Summer is winding down, it’s time to get all those memories into albums! There’s many stamps sets that just don’t have an easy use on a layout, but I bought Hero Arts Beach Stamps and the Palm Tree dies specifically for this purpose! For this one I just stamped a repeating border of Beach stamps, colored with copics, and topped with some wink of stella (although the shimmer didn’t scan well).
Easy Peasy Right?!

The palm tree die is on sale right now in our store AND use code Kristina15 for 15% off a $25+ purchase
All supplies linked below!

Be sure to join in on this months challenge also! Color In is the theme!!

Until Next Time!

Kristina

 

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Happy

Hi! Taru here again! And it´s is time to scrapbooking!

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There is my latest funny scrapbook page! I took light pattern paper first. Then I choose right ink color and stencil. I made nice pattern. Then I took my photo and made couple layers of papers behind my photo. I put few 3D stickers behind layers and clue on background. Then I started clued my buttons on page. Buttosn made funny effect on page. Then I die cut Happy text. I clued this text and more stickers on photo.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our May challenge Clean and Simple  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut DC150

Hero Arts Stencil SA057

Hero Arts Ombre light to dark Purple Grape Ink AF313

 

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taru


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Inspiration

Hi everyone! We had so a lovely warm sunny summer week here! That don´t be so typical weather of  beginning May. I love that! And that gave for me a big  inspiration! That is reason why I made a page with really light touch

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I took couple photos from phases.

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Then I made some decorative on page with flowers.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our May challenge Clean and Simple  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts White and Cream Print flowers CH165

Hero Arts Long leaves stencil SA06

Hero Arts Criss Cross Stencil SA061

Hero Arts Sun showeres CL869

Hero Arts Early Spring AF264

Hero Arts Just Beachy AF239

 

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taru


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Red page!

Hi everyone!

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I made scrapbook page with old photo.  I stamped and used stencil with texture paste. I made layers behind photo.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our April challenge —  Watercoloring  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Charcoal Shadow Ink AF236

Dreamweaver Regular White embossing Paste

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Spray Mist WM113

Hero Arts Cross-Hatch Bold Prints CG673

Hero Arts Criss Cross Stencil SA061

Hero Arts Just Beachy AF239

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

 

taru

 

 

 

 

 


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Scrapbook Page with

Hi everyone! It’s my day again! I made a lovely scrapbooking page about my son´s grandmother.

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I chose one background paper with a light pattern. Then I made more pattern for background with stamping and stencils. I put some ink splatters on page. Then I made layers with papers behind photo.  I added small details on the page.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our March challenge —  Embossing  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Spray Mist WM113

Hero Arts Criss cross SA061

Hero Arts Just Beachy AF239

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

taru

 


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Me and my son on scrapbook page

Hi everyone!

I found my old photos with my younger son! We have often so funny with camera. I hope that you can feeling our atmosphere!

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our Novemver challenge — HOLIDAYS  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Good Luck to all!

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts India Ink Black AF248

Hero Arts Little One CL854 Baby clear stamp

Hero Arts Criss Cross stencil SA061

Hero Arts Just Beachy AF239

 

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

taru


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Scrapbook page!

Hi lovely crafters!

Here  is my new work….

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The view is from my home street  “Huudeilla” means like “on the hoods” in Finnish and my idiom on Rauma.

I  used inks, stencils, stamps, flowers, thread and dots.

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If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our Ocotber challenge — ALL THINGS FALL  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Good Luck to all!

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Blue metallic Decor Embellishments CH190

Hero Arts Early Spring Inks AF264

Hero Arts Criss Cross Stencil SA061

Did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?   If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!!  You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

taru