Bloom Where You are Planted Mixed Media Canvas

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Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and the Debut of Majestic Morning!

Hello, paper lovers everywhere!  Welcome to another edition of Heartfelt Creation Wednesday.  Today I’m excited to share my Bloom Where You Are Planted mixed media canvas with you.  It’s also the debut of the glorious Majestic Morning Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  Oh, this vibrant paper collection will chase those winter blues away as you create with its inspiring pinks, oranges, greens and yellows.  And, you will be introduced to the fabulous new Majestic Morning Die which cuts out 12 flowers with just one pass through your die cutting machine.  What a time saver.  These flirty flowers are a joy to create, and a marvelous value as well.  And of course this collection contains numerous floral dies and images that coordinate beautifully with the paper collection.  For a limited time, Heartfelt Creations will also be offering a card kit featuring Majestic Morning images.

If that’s not enough to excite you, just wait til you hear this happy news: Purchase the Majestic Morning I Want It All Collection (IWIA 142) from January 8th – 15th 2014, and you will be entered to win all products we release in 2014. (2 random winners will be selected, prize valued at approx. $2,000.00)  Wow!  What a fabulous prize.  Now without further ado, let me share this week’s project with you.  You can find a complete list of supplies and detailed directions for this project on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  You’ll also find dozens of inspiring creations from the rest of the design team, so be sure to stop by and take a look.

Bloom Where You are Planted Mixed Media Canvas

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Right off the bat, let me just say how much I loved working with this collection.  We’ve had a lot of dreary, rainy days here in North Carolina, so working with this bright and cheery color palette really inspired me.  And the flowers?  Oh, what fun to play with those stamps and dies.  Here’s a look at the finished canvas:

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The canvas is 8″ x 10″ so it was a lot of fun to use stencils, masks, paints, stamps,  gesso and ink to create the background.  It makes me think of a bowl of rainbow sherbet…and that is a happy thought indeed!

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One of the things that was really fun to to was folding the petals of the flowers in half and tucking them under the clock face.  I also added folded flowers to the canvas, as well as simple flower buds.  Once I started playing with these flowers, I didn’t want to stop!

Working with Mixed Media is so liberating!  If you make a mistake, you can just cover it up with more paint or gesso.  It’s a good way to get your stalled Mojo in gear!  It’s also a fantastic opportunity to dig through your stash of embellishments and put them to good use. I loved adding the clock face, the light bulb and the buttons to this fanciful canvas.

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That’s it for me today, folks. I’ll be back tomorrow to share another HC project with you.  Be sure to stop by the HC blog and take a peeky at what the other designers have created for your viewing pleasure.  I hope you were inspired to play and have fun with your own stash today.  I’d love to hear what you think of my Bloom Where You Are Planted mixed media canvas.  Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.

Until next time…

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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15 thoughts on “Bloom Where You are Planted Mixed Media Canvas

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Hi Kathy! A little late to this mixed media party, but better late than never. I’m so happy I saw this at the bottom of a recent post. This is FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!! I can’t believe you don’t do more mixed media–you are so good at it! I love that textured background–so much depth. and the flowers are so pretty! I like the idea of being able to make so many flowers in one pass, and will have to have a closer look at this die! Great canvas! Big Hugs!

  2. Penny

    Gorgeous Kathy! I love the different colors of your flowers and how you placed them on the card, and the buttons are such a perfect addition.

  3. Castlepark Designs

    So stunning Kathy! I just love your techniques. You always teach me something new with your gorgeous creations! I’m sure I’ve already mentioned this but I Just LOVE your style and that WOW factor you always provide my friend. I look forward each week to your posts: ) xx

  4. carol edwards

    Hi Kathy a lovely warm and happy canvas. The flowers are gorgeous and I adore butterflies x

  5. candycolwell

    Kathy…your mixed media canvas is so pretty. Love the bright colors. They look so springy…which is nice on a snow covered day like today. You did such a nice job with the stencils in your background. Very nice! I hope you’re having a good day and staying warm! <3 Candy

  6. papermelodys

    My favorite part of this is all the layering and stenciling you did in the background. Gorgeous! It’s what I usually go for when buying paper, and what I always wish I could create from scratch on my cards. Go you!

  7. smithgfb

    Stunning use of the new dies and flower stamps! Everything just flows onto this canvas and the colors are gorgeous! Well done my friend!

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