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Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Layout

Flower Power as the theme this month – talk about say no more!  Off to my Hero Arts digital stash to find the Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms PT002 Digital Download.  I coloured them within photoshop and then printed them out on my inkjet printer on photo paper and then fussy cut them.   I started with a white piece of card and clear gessoed it so it could withstand what was coming.  Using a Kaisercraft flower stencil I used white embossing paste and stencilled that over part of the background, then I mixed some purple into white embossing paste and used a Prima stencil to create some more texture and patterns.  Once dry, I grabbed the “Oom Pah Pah Pink” from Lindy’s Magicals – this is my most favourite one as it is such a gorgeous pink and then a lovely gold through it, it shimmers the nicest out of all of them.

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I then dug through my paper stash to find some that would suit the purple and pink theme and created my photo matte.  I wanted a little bit more purple, but not too much and so I stencilled some gold onto the purple to break it down a little.  Time to dig through the flower and ephemera stashes to find appropriate pieces.  I was struck by the friends messages and decided to go with that.

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I got busy sticking things down and getting the surrounds built up using the Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms mixed in with all of my other choices.  Setting up my new craft area has allowed me to rediscover a few different pieces that I have in my stash.  Once the layout was almost finished I got out the Sizzix machine to cut out some leaves and glued them in and added in some Altair Art butterflies.  A little bit of bling as the final touch and it is all done.  I love it, it looks pretty darn good and I am pretty sure it fills all parameters of the ‘Flower Power’ theme.  I hope you have fun creating your layout to go with this theme.

Take care all, see you next month.

Smiles,

Delia

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Back to Hero Arts Feather

Now, I know I have used this cut file before, but I do rather like the peacock feather most especially and so I just had to go back and use it once more.  I had no idea where the design was going to go except to use the peacock feathers.  I have recently been accepted onto the AltairArt Design team as well and so I have been sent a few lovely packs of papers all the way from Poland and so I decided to bring these elements together and see what came of it all.

So happy it is ‘Anything Goes’ theme this month (may I just say, phew, as I completely forgot to look up the theme before starting)  After cutting out the feathers I then coloured them with Nuvo wax pastes in purple and gold.  I actually did one in the proper colours, but I decided to go against using that and stuck mostly to my purple colouring.  The feathers are so dainty and fine and they look sensational framing the photo area.  Such a lovely layout simply because of the framing of the feathers … well, that is my opinion anyway.  For more of my work, please follow me on my blog at  https://jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au or you can also visit my website at www.jacobicreations.com

 

Have a lovely couple of weeks until next I return and remember to take care of each other and always find time to be creative.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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My journey with Hero Arts European Adventure Digital Download DK041 continues ….

So, this post was meant for the 27th, however, we had no internet for 4 days and still cannot make a phone call and then had no power for a full day.  Now, if you wish to make your crafting journey a little more challenging than normal, may I recommend going powerless!!!  Very special – in no way at all!  Anyway, just one of the many pleasures of living in the country … I really do love it.  So, I have finally got a craft space happening for me to play in, but it is still quite chaotic and being setup and now in the midst of it all, we are going away for a few days.  Aaaaagh, how does one go from living in the city to the country and life gets busier??  That is just weird.  Anyway, I do manage to escape away to the craft room now and even got to stay up into the wee hours last night.

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Below is my second instalment for the month and I decided to continue to use the Hero Arts European Adventure Digital Download DK041 as on my last piece of art from the 17th of this month.  The first layout was France inspired, so this one I used other elements from the kit that were English inspired, the bus, coffee cup and tower.  My papers came from a country collection by DCWV and various other elements from all sorts of sources.  It is hard for me to share where all my various pieces of ephemera and elements come from as I always unpack them out of their original packaging and buy bits and pieces from everywhere.  I will openly admit that I am completely addicted to this awesome hobby!

My layout is below, once again, red, white and blue themed.

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My favourite part of this layout is the little cluster down the bottom with the rolled back area of paper.  See the close up below, plus a few more close ups of various parts of the layout.  I shall leave that with you all, stay happy and well, be kind to one another and always find a little bit of time in each day to be creative.

smiles, Delia

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts 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 with-in 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Digital Hero Arts Artistic Circles

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