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Casing a Designer with Hero Arts Feathers

Happy September all.  Delia again, with another take on using digital files, while also keeping it in the theme of “Case a Designer”.  Well, I have a few favourite designers, but at the very, very top is a most amazing lady called Ola Khomenok, she is from the Ukraine and her work is amazing, lots of layers, colours and just bits and pieces.  She uses loads of stencils initially when building up her page and then she makes what she does look sooo easy and it truly does my head in.  I watch her videos over and over again and am always left in awe of her talent.  I am trying very hard to emulate her style at the moment which I call “collage style”, but it really is just “Ola style” as she has a truly beautiful talent that I am actually very jelly of.  Aaaagh, but it is always good to have those that push us to be better.  I am not sure what my issue is in my difficulty in trying to emulate her style, but I think it has a lot to do with wastage.  I am frugal when it comes to using my large collection of flowers, chipboard, ephemera and bits and pieces as it all costs lots of money and I just don’t want to waste it – even though it isn’t really wasting it.  I know that Ola is on some major design teams and would be showered with product and deservedly so, but that is not reality for most of us and so I am very considered when I put my layouts together.  I also am just not yet as talented as she!

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So, here is my layout using the Hero Arts Feather Digital Cut file, which has the most awesome feather shape ever!  Clearly that was my hero in the layout, but I had lots of fun with this layout.  Firstly, I put the feathers through my Silhouette machine and then out came the Nuvo wax pastes in various colours and painted them and then I foiled them and sealed the foil off.  May I say how tedious foiling is…. those fiddly things and me are not the greatest of friends.  I truly did hide behind the door when patience was handed out.  So, I had a bit of fun with colouring and things, building up the layers, adding more and more bits and pieces, until all finished.

That’s all from me until another week passes when I shall return with another ‘Case a Designer’ layout, which will probably be all about Ola.  She is my current challenge and I am not giving up until I can learn her skill and put it in my repertoire.  So, be kind, be good and enjoy your inner creative.  Please visit me at my website www.jacobicreations.com or my blog at jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au

Delia

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

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.

 

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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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a2z Scrapbooking December 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy December!! I love this time of year.  Family and Friends celebrating together!!  Are you ready for all of the gift giving?  If not our new challenge, should help with that.

Our new challenge this month is “Anything but a Card”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project. Be creative with this challenge. 

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Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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Cindy

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Donna

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Helen

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Martha

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Kymona

For the full photo tutorial on how to create this shaker tag, please head on over to my blog for that info.

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of January!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Cindy
Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Vintage Post Frame Cut
Hero Arts gems (Red Blossoms)
Die-Namics cutting die – Stitched Sq Scallop Frame
Range Distress ink (Peeled Paint)
Memento Dye ink (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring Pencils
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder

Donna

Helen

– Hero Arts mini inks (Oct 2015 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
– Versamark ink pad
– Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
– Ranger Stardust Stickles (August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Holiday colors heavy weight cardstocks (Hobby Lobby)
– White heavy weight cardstock (Darice)
– Snowhaven papers (CTMH, retired)
– Bags & Tags Dies (Concord & 9th)
– Other: red gems, gold star sequins, silver thread, natural twines
– Adhesive: Liquid glass glue (CTMH), 3D foam tape (Scotch), Glue Dots, Scor-pal Tape
– WRMK die-cutting machine
– WRMK 1-2-3 punch board
– Canon Printer & copy papers

Martha
Ornaments Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts
Gemstones by Hero Arts
Hero Arts Deep Ocean Hybrid Ink
Canvas Corp Mini Bags
Decorated Paper
Thick Baker’s Twine

Kymona
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
kymona

 


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a2z Scrapbooking October 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  October has arrived and that means the holiday season is close behind it.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner.  Are you ready?

Our new challenge this month is “Layer It”! As long as you have more then one layer on your project, you can use any Hero Arts product on card. Be creative with this challenge. 

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Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

a2z_layer-it_sep-16_color-layering-bouquetDonna

layer-it-up-w-crayonsMichele

img_4968Martha

hero-arts-happy-mothers-day-layer-it-cardSue

a2z-oct2016-helengullettHelen

a2z-ha-winterfall-die-cut-nov-2015-1Arlene

a2z_20161001_ha_orchid_in_pot-1Cindy

branches-layeredMonica

thanks-a-bunch-a2zKymona

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of November!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Donna


Michele 
Stamps: HA Hello stamp and cut, HA Prayers stamp and cut (inside sentiment)
Papers: Ranger water color paper, Hero Arts blush (base card)
Ink: Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral distress inks, VersaMark

Martha

Vintage Post Stamp by Hero Arts
Chiffon Paper – Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company
Crumb Cake Card Stock

Helen

Darice White Cardstock
CTMH Snowhaven paper
CTMH Inks: Black, Slate, Eggplant, Pomegranate, Pixie, Topiary, Cranberry, Cotton Candy
American Craft Silver Glitter Ribbon
Mini Clear Gems (Hobby Lobby)

Adhesive Runner, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue

Arlene
Hero Arts Winter Tree Scene

Cindy
Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot
Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot Frame Cut
Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Metallic Rust Ink
Hero Arts Amy’s Shades of Green Ink Cube
Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Purple
Hero Arts Ombre Pink to Red
Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow Ink Ultra Pink
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rec STAX

Kymona
Thank you for stopping by!
kymona