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Casing Ola again with Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Digital Download

Hi again, I hope your September is going well. I am still in my infatuated with Ola Khomenok stage and so once again I chose another of her fabulous designs.  This is a link to her video tutorial.IMG_8501

So, here is my layout in response to our current ‘Case a Designer’ challenge this month.

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The papers are some new ones I just got under the DCWV brand that have some lovely foiled copper pages throughout which allows you to make some beautiful embellishments to use in your design.  I wanted lots of different types of embellishments in my layout to make up for some of the amazing elements Ola has to use.  My main frame is from Dusty Attic which I embossed using green, pink and copper embossing powders.  My use of the Pretty Blossoms Digital Download played a large part in my use of ephemera, I printed them out on white card and then painted them roughly with some cheap glitter paints as I only wanted the colour to be subtle, cut them out and then added pearls and sequins or whatever into the middles to make them have a little bit of bling.  I do love my bling.

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There are quite a few die cut pieces, but these are from dies collected over time and removed from their packaging, but obviously you just use whatever you have in  your stash and bring it all together, building up layers and then finishing up with a few more bits of shiny stuff.  All done, seems so simple, but it honestly takes me about 3 days to do a layout like this.  I am quite sure that I spend the most time just staring it and wondering what to do, what to use, trying to remember everything I have in my stashes. But, if you watch Ola, she just throws it all together, so quickly and effortlessly.  Clearly I need to practice more …. ohhh, if I have toooooo.  Like, my pleasure, hehehe.  I have done a few of these layouts now, to see more of them, please visit Jacobi Creations or my Jacobi Creations Blog.

That’s all for now, have a lovely week.  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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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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Scrapbook: Happy Cheers

Hi Everyone!!

Today, I am here to share a new scrapbook page that I created using a variety of Stenciled and Sprayed Strips of Patterned Papers.     Check it out!

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I cut many different size strips from a variety of patterned papers.   Then,  I glued them across on background and covered each of the strips with Gesso and took using a Stencil and Ink Spray.   I was able to add all this fun texture and color to the background using this technique.     I also stamped and drew lines near the outlines of the strips on my background.

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Hope you have enjoyed the page, I had a great time creating it for you!   Most of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.   If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I shared,  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 — ANYTHING GOES  (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!

Supplies:

Hero Arts 19th Century French Scrip Stamps AC015

Hero Arts BasicGrey Scales Stencil SA057

Hero Arts stamps & Cuts: Happy DC150

Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Spray WM112

Hero Arts Cup O Joe Ink Spray WM114

Hero Arts India Black Ink AF248

    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 — Brushes!!

Hello!

Today I created a  scrapbook page with stamps and stencils.   I really love the photo that I’m sharing in my Layout.   It has a lot of details and shows you some of my favorite “brushes”, as well as some of my favorite Hero Stamped backgrounds!

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I added more to the design with patterned paper and stamps.   I also used stencils with my Hero Arts Shadow Inks.   The colors are Pool and Soft Cantaloupe, which were added with Blending Tools.

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Many of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.   If you would like to purchase any of the supplies 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).   Please enter the PROMO Code during the checkout process and ENJOY your savings.

I hope my layout will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our MAY challenge — ANY THING GOES  (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!

Supplies:

Hero Arts 19th Century French Scrip Stamps AC015

Hero Arts Blue Metallic decor embellishments CH190

Hero Art BasicGrey Triangle Pattern Stencil SA031

Hero Arts BasicGrey Scales Stencil SA057

Hero Arts This is my favorite S5774

Hero Arts Newspaper background S5601

Hero Arts Just Beachy Ink Cubes pack AF239

Hero Arts India Black Ink AF248

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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Three new projects by Elena Lishchenko

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share with you my new projects.

For my first project I used Hero Arts Cling Stamps 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SCRIPT Rubber Unmounted AC015Hero Arts Cherish Yesterday AC032 Cling Stamps , Hero Arts Time AC029 Cling Stamps. Here’s my father’s foto.

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And some close-ups:

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For my second layout I used Hero Arts Basic Grey Tiny Star Background CG616 Cling Stamp. I played with my son’s foto.

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Finally I want to show you my new small “Thank you” card. I used Hero Arts Cherish Yesterday AC032 Cling Stamps, black and red paint.

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I used:

Hero Arts Cling Stamps 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SCRIPT Rubber Unmounted AC015

Hero Arts Basic Grey Tiny Star Background CG616 Cling Stamp

Hero Arts Cherish Yesterday AC032 Cling Stamps

Hero Arts Time AC029 Cling Stamps

You can use Coupon Code ELENA15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store.

Thanks for your attention!


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A Cap Boy

    Hello again!  Today I’m playing with dies and spray mists!  Would you like to take a look at what I have created, it’s a fun and colorful scrapbook page.

Mar14Taru    I started this page by stamping on white cardstock, and began to add all the color with Hero’s Spray Mists and a little water.  Misting on the water allowed the colors to mix and run, for the very cool effect.   I allowed each color to dry before I moved on to the next color.   I did this a total of five times, three using Silver Spray and the other two using the Butter Bar spray.

Mar14Taru5 I created a variety of layers with using a different cardstock colors.  My photo features my younger son Niko.  He loves orange and I was sure to use a lot of that color.  ! I die cut several arrows –  in orange, white, black and gray!    I find it really fun to draw something on my pages, and today I added the lines on arrows.

Mar14Taru1 Mar14Taru2 Mar14Taru3 Mar14Taru4   To complete my layout I added lots of buttons and thread!     How do you use your wonderful spray mists?   I hope this technique will show you some more creative ways to use them on your projects.

    Most of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies 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 page will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our March challenge: Color it!  It runs to the end of the month.  You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

    Supplies used: Hero Arts Butter Bar Spray Mist WM112, Hero Arts Silver Spray Mist WM117, Hero Arts Arrow Messages, OWH Stamp & Cut DC141, Hero Arts Black Buttons CH263, Hero Arts India Black Ink AF248

    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!!  Be sure to check out the store! We have the Catalog 2015 release in the store, including the new Clearly Kelly line.

Taru


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My new Spare Head

Hello everyone, Taru here with another project for our January Challenge!

I have a treat for you today.  I created a set of fun spare head a few months ago. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, then the thought occurred to me that I could create a scrapbooking page with my spare heads.

Take a look at what I came up with:

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I used a dark gray craft cardstock and layered it with gesso.

I stamped my cardstock with a newspaper stamp on my background with charcoal ink. It’s so light it’s hard to see!

I used a stencil and embossing ink to create more dimension in my background.

First I spread gold embossing power and then I heat set it. Then I made second round with white embossing power and heat set that as well. The effect is stunning! I love it!

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I love old books. I love using old papers and pages on my work, so I decided to add some to this page.   I crumpled both pages and glued behind the heads with 3D stickers. I created a funny tittle for this page. I sprinkled a few random drops of ink on the page to give it a complete look.

Take a closer look at some of my textured elements:

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This is page is different, but it’s still a fun scrapbook layout. I totally love what I created!!

I hope you love it too!!  I also hope that it inspires you to create something different with some of the supplies you have at home.

Most of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my layout gives you some inspiration to participate in our New To You Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which is in 2 days.

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Silver Spray VM117 Mist

Hero Arts Newspaper background S6501
Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow inkHero Arts Tweed Pattern Stencil

One more thing before I go, 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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First snow by Elena Lishchenko

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you my new layout about my son’s first snow!

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I used Hero Arts Cling Stamps 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SCRIPT Rubber Unmounted AC015Hero Arts Basic Grey Tiny Star Background CG616 Cling Stamp and Hero Arts Cherish Yesterday AC032 Cling Stamps to make my background. And used Hero Arts Time AC029 Cling Stamps to make some sentiments and titles.

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I used stamps with black ink and cut it with scissors.

I used:

Hero Arts Cling Stamps 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SCRIPT Rubber Unmounted AC015

Hero Arts Basic Grey Tiny Star Background CG616 Cling Stamp

Hero Arts Cherish Yesterday AC032 Cling Stamps

Hero Arts Time AC029 Cling Stamps

You can use Coupon Code ELENA15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store.

Thanks for your attention!


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Autumnal scrapbook layout by Terhi {+VIDEO}

Hello all!

I’m happy to see you here! Today I’m showing you my autumn layout. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, because here in Finland everything is so colorful. Trees look like rainbows, although they are in wrong colors. And as the evenings are getting darker and darker (over 12 hours pitch black sky – and it’s getting even longer!), it’s so nice to sit down, have some hot chocolate and start to scrapbook all those lovely pics with awesome colors.
So, without further stories, here is my layout.
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Can you see what I told you about colors? Hero Arts NEON Yellow Dauber was perfect for this layout! And if you are wondering what that title means in English, it’s Wonders and Miracles”.

And here is the video, as promised.

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I hope you enjoyed my layout.   I hope you are now inspired enough to do your own creation!

If you are interested in using the same stamps and materials for your crafts, please see the product list below.

And remember to use my special discount code in the A2Z Scrapbooking store “TERHI15”, to receive 15% off your total order.

Happy crafting!

Terhi

Products used:

Hero Arts Passion Flower Spray Mist

Hero Arts India Ink Black

Hero Arts Green Hill Spray Mist

Hero Arts Neon Yellow Dauber

Hero Arts Rain Dance Stencil

Hero Arts Holiday Petals & Leaves Clear Stamps

Hero Arts Holly Jolly Clear Stamps


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My 2 Girls – scrapbook layout + video {Terhi}

Hello! It’s Terhi here again with a layout did with Hero Arts products!

Sometimes pictures and videos tells us so much more than words, as this time too! That’s why I have a video for you, so you can see my creations process from start to finish. Hope you like it! All my techniques are easy to do, and for example: You can replace the PanPastels I used on the video with regular inks or even with good old watercolors to get the same result.

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I used a whole bunch of Hero Arts goodies to my layout – inks, stencil, stamps, embellishments. And I have to admit I love them all! I really hope you are now inspired to scrapbook your own layouts, and if so, please come to show it to us!

If ever come up with a question about my layout, about my creation process or about anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask me!

Just leave a comment here below, sent me an email or come to visit on my blog too (here).

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Oh, and if you shop in the A2Z Scrapbooking store you can use the coupon code: TERHI15 to receive 15% off your total order. That’s cool 🙂

Have a fabulous day, you fabulous crafter!

 

Terhi

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