Sep 13, 2017

Beary Picnic - Heartfelt Creations

Good morning friends and welcome to new release Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.  Today we are launching  Beary Retreat

 Come along with us and join in our fall festivities as we go on one final fun filled retreat with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with delightful and captivating illustrations of adorable bears, this autumn themed collection is sure to appeal to all ages! Perfect for celebrating an array of occasions, this fun loving assembling of stamps, dies and decorative papers will bring a whimsical and lighthearted touch to all of your paper crafting creations. The dynamic paper collection boasts a color palette filled with beautiful tones of burnt oranges, rusty reds, midnight blues, along with leaf like greens and golden yellows all mixed with checkered plaids, decorative stripes and gorgeous imagery of blooming sunflowers and falling leaves. Three sets of detailed cling stamps with coordinating dies allow you to join in the fall themed fun of a charismatic bear family enjoying their last retreat before winter sets in. Whether sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows near an adorable treehouse, enjoying songs strummed out quietly on guitar, or filling up on delightful meals of honey, these cute images are ideal for embellishing all of your fall themed cards and scrapbook layouts! So throw on a cozy sweater, grab a cup of hot cocoa and join in the fun as we enjoy one last “beary” fun filled autumn retreat!

I used the 6x6 fold out cards that has the Shadow Box.  I was inspired by a project that Rajni Chawla did here:

Rajni is such a talened designer, i admire her work immensely.  

I incorporated the Woodsy Wonderland into this project too. 

beginning with the shadow box, i grabbed my grand labels and began my paper selection for the frame. I used many of the Heartfelt Stamps on this to add all the wonderful details you see. 

the bears are so cute; and i call this project Bear Picnic.  

I used the house from the wildwood cottage collection, thought it fit the bears perfectly

the mini sunflowers outside the door look so realistic

right corner detail, i used Archival inks to color my wildwood florals.i have to say, i love the bright and bold ink choices in the archival family, i may be using more of them. 

Have a Beary Happy Day!

Beary Picnic Shadow Box

Other Materials: Distress Inks: Peeled Paint; Rusty Hinge; Wild Honey; Vintage Photo: Archival Ink: Coffee; Chrome Yellow; Mandarin Orange; Spellbinders Grand Labels; Pollens; Seed Beads; Gold Alchemy Wax; Neenah White Card; Bazzill Brown Card; Brick Embossing Folder; Xpress It Foam Tape. Water Brush; Metal button  for door handle; Black chipboard; black cardstock, bone folder;

Instructions: begin by assembling your shadow box by selecting a card panel from the paper collection and attach to inside of box. Close and adhere box.  Cut out Grand labels beginning with smaller one on the front of the box first and then follow with three larger sizes on paper from the collection measuring 8x8. Attach these together with foam tape. Using Coffee Archival Ink, stamp out all your images on Neenah cardstock, die cut out and color.  I colored the wildwood floral with the archival ink and the rest of the elements with Distress Ink. The bears were water colored with the distress inks. Poke a hole in center all the flowers before molding as this is easier then trying to do this when you have them molded. Mold flowers, leaves; sunflowers and florals.  Attach pollens by placing small dab of art institute in cent for the pollen centers. Set aside to dry. Die cut out the wildwood cottage and using a brick embossing folder on top.  Lightly go over the raised areas of the embossing with dauber and distress ink. Create a stand up accordion fold by cutting a piece of chipboard 3x6.  The cut two pieces of cardstock 3 x 3 and fold one in half, attach to top of back of shadow box and other to chipboard. On second piece; score four times at .75.  Fold to create accordion fold, attach one end to chipboard and other to back of shadow box creating a photo stand. Adhere all elements to box beginning with the house to determine where the inside of the box details will go. Off set the house a bit on the right.  Add leaves and then flowers, detail with Crystal clear and alchemy gold wax.
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