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Friday, 19 February 2016

Life is Wonderful

Hello all...inspired by More Than Words Feb Challenge...Here is a layout i created for my sweet brother and niece using Gorgeous Heartfelt Creations products...i am sharing the complete tutorial for it.I have used very mild sparkle which may not be spotted very clearly as the camera cld not really catch the mildness of it :)

The link for the MTW Challenge is below..

Scrapbook Page Layout

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Vintage Floret Die HCD1-727
Bold Vintage Floret Cling Stamp HCPC-3501
Majestic Blooms Cling Stamp
Majestic Blooms Die HCD1-742
Classic Leaf Cling Stamp HCPC-3546
Classic Leaf Die HCD1-736
Bold Leaf Cling Stamp HCPC-3547
Arianna Lace Die HCD1-747
Cut Mat Create 2A die HCD2-751
Cut Mat Create 2B die HCD2-752
Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401

Other Products Used:

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads Ice Jade
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads Lime Pastel
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads Pink Pastel
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads Warm Red
Ranger Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Rangers Glossy accents
Glue Dots
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray Alpine Ice Rose
Silicone Glue
Glass Cobochons
Distressing Tool
Black Heavy Chipboard Base 12.5" / 12.5"
5" / 7" Photograph


Shaping the Vintage Floret Flowers - 

Shade the stamp petals with different Colorbox fluid inks (Ice Jade, Lime Pastel,Pink Pastel), 
blend it well and on the edges of petal ink with Warm red.You can use a dauber also for shading and blending.
Stamp the images on an offwhite paper of approximately 120 Gsm.Diecut it.

Dampen gently the reverse side of floral diecuts with a wet brush,using Deluxe Shaping tools,
shape up the flower petals by pressing in round strokes with a stylus.Turn up onto the stamped 
side and press in centre to give the flower a raised convex shape from its centre.

Layer up and adhere the flowers from biggest to smaller size and on top make a bud like opening.

Shaping the Majestic Blooms -

On a plain 120 GSM offwhite paper paint with random brush strokes,
 blending shades of pinks and pale yellow.Let it dry.

Use Majestic Bloom die to cut the flowers.On the edges of petals shade
 again with darker pink color to make flowers little bright and colorful.

Spritze some water on the flower cutouts and using Deluxe Mat use 
the stylus to shape the petals from reverse side. Turn it upside down and 
press with small stylus to raise and shape it from centre.Let it dry again.

Apply Silicone Glue on the top centre of colored flower,place some stamens over the glue ,
 press and fold the flower in quarter half.Once completely dry,
they become firm and stiff with proper shape.

Prepare single layered flowers of different sizes with same method.

Prepare the base with heavy black chipboard, choose the 12 by 12 inch paper
 of your choice that can go with your photo picture. I chose this paper where
 i could fit my  photo in terms of size and color. Distress it and ink it up with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
I used Lindy's spray over the paper to give some shiny hue

On back of photo i adhered about 4" by 3" 4mm thick chipboard and pasted it on the base.
It gives space to slide in the layers and embellishments beneath and around the photo.

Since the HC papers are so beautiful ,i take extra care as not to let the beauty
 hide behind too many layers and embellies. So plan your arrangement in such a 
way that it does justice to the awesomeness of the paperdesign. 

I used lot of diecuts from Arianna lace and Cut Mat Create to compliment the design.
Cut it on white cardstock and ink it up.

Use the Sentiments,cut them and paste on black cardstock to give firmness and crisp look.
 I distressed the edges with the distressing tool and inked up with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stains.

Instead of using any clock charm,i used a glass cobochon over the clock images
 to give a feel of 3D glass clocks without hiding its beauty :)

 Finally,first lay out and place all the flowers,adornments,sentiments,diecuts etc,
decide the final arrangement with balance of elements and picture. Adhere them accordingly 
and your Heartfelt Creation is ready to be framed with a moment captured in it :)

Please have a look below at detailed pictures...

Thanx for stopping by...:)


  1. This is fabulous Meraj! I love the photo you've used and the page is truly 'wonderful'! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  2. Really beautiful layout Meraj. So many gorgeous details. You certainly have an eye for detail. Thanks so much for playing with us at More Than Words.

  3. Gosh...this is amazing !! A wonderful handicraft, I just love it !!Thank you for joining us over at More then Words !!

  4. Beautiful page! Love all the flowers! You put a lot of effort into this! Well done! All the best from More Than Words! :)

  5. Fantastic! I love it! Thank you for playing with us! MTW

  6. So so beautiful!!!!! Thank you for playing with us @ More than Words!

  7. Love all those handmade embellishments! Gorgeous page! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!