★ Adjust the Sails (Heartfelt Creations}

Its Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and I am here to share a mixed media layout with you. The photo is of my youngest taken last year in Panama City Florida, we were on the Gulf and it was pretty windy that day, as you can see with his hair being tossed about

This layout was created using the Balmy Breeze Collection from HFC, i think it is still one of my favorites.  The blue tones lend it to any masculine or beach page.  Being i have a house full of men, it makes it easy for me to head to this collection for inspiration.

the paper used for the background is from the collection, i just primed it with gesso and then played with my mists and Faber Castel gelatos to achieve what you see.  The stamped sail boat was stamped on watercolour paper, then coloured with distress markers, the sails sentiment, i did on my computer with the Great Vibes font, it suited this pages perfectly.  I also mixed some sentiments and elements from the Celebrate the journey collection, which blends beautifully into the look here.

the chipboard gate is from Creative Embellishments, it was primed with gesso, texture paste added for dimension, then misted and dabbed with chalk ink. the 72 count pearls is such a great added touch.

HFC Products:
HCDP1 232 – Balmy Breeze Paper Collection
HCPC-3390- Bella Rose Leaves Pre Cut Set
HCD 712- Bella Rose Die
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments Precut Set
HCPC 3600 All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die
HCPC 3527 High Seas Precut Set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms Precut set
415253 Spellbinders label 8
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
159223 Paper Blossom Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossom Tool Kit
4252255 Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Other Materials: Creative Embellishments chipboard gate, and wood veneer compass. walnut stain distress ink; tahiti chalk ink; glaze pen(stardust) gesso; tattered angels mist and glaze. Distress Markers to colour High Seas Ship. Want2Scrap Bling; sentiment printed on computer ; Archival Ink in Black, water colour paper. Water Brush, heat tool , corrugated cardboard.

Instructions: chose one of the papers for background from Balmy Breeze collection, prime surface with gesso and let dry, mist background with verdigris, bronze; chalkboard blue and blend until you have achieved the look you desire. Heat set to dry if necessary. Cut a 8x7" piece from corrugated cardboard, paint with gesso, let dry, and add the same colours of mist. center on background and lightly draw a line around where it will go with pencil, take coconut shell glaze and drop a few droplets in uppler left and bottom right corner, allow to run, heat set with heat tool. trace around pencil line with glaze as shown in photo. cut two mats from balmy breeze papers in 7x7 and 6.5x6.5, distress edges with walnut stain distress ink. Gesso chipboard gates, heat set to dry; mist with same colours used on background and place want2scrap bling on circles near top of gate. adhere gate down to background with each side closest to outside edge, adhere cardboard and paper layers as shown. Cut stamp and mold three bella rose stems with walnut distress stain. ink with tahiti. Stamp the Journey sentiment from All Occasions precut set, and banner cut, ink edges. Print out sentiment onto computer using vanilla cardstock. Stamp, cut and mold three sets of tattered blossoms with distress ink, lightly dab tahtiti ink on top and center, and go over edges with a darker pressure using walnut stain. Place Art institute dries clear in center and sprinkle micro beads into glue. stamp ship from high seas precut set using archival ink in black onto water colour paper, colour with distress markers and cut out using Spellbinders label 8, with die still in place take antique linen distress marker around inside of die and take water brush and blend antique linen colour into center. stamp, cut celebrate the journey precut set by following this tutorial (http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/howto?view=videos&videoID=47) to create a template, and just use the scroll die, ink the wood veneer compass with tahiti and lightly mist with bronze adhere over top of delicate scroll, complete layout as shown.