Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Design Work

I am so happy I can share some of my Spellbinders DT projects with you! I want to start out by showing you my favorite piece that I designed for the Spellbinders Gallery. This is a LO that I did using some photographs of a friends daughter. My wonderful and longtime friend Kelli Dietrich is a photographer and when I seen these pictures of her daughter I fell in love with them and just knew I had to do a LO!

If you get a chance you should check out Kelli's website, God Inspired Photography. She has many beautiful pictures on her website!!To start out I used a piece of Designer Paper from Fancy Pants. It was a medium blue color but I wanted to soften it up just a bit and add a little white and lavender to it. First I used some Copic markers along with the ABS (airbrush system) to add some lavender colors. Then I took some Gesso and using an old gift card I swiped the gesso onto most of the paper going in all different directions. The gesso pulled up some of the color from the Copic markers and did a little blending on its own. After the paper was dry then I lightly added a little more color with the Copic markers and the ABS.
*Tip~If you haven't ever used gesso before you will want to know the drying time will depend on how thick you apply it. For something like the LO you want to apply it very thin. You can also sand gesso to get a more distressed look. Drying time for this piece was about 10 minutes. If you don't want to wait you can also use a blow dryer for faster drying time.
The flourish chipboard is from Fancy Pants. I used ColorBox Chalk inks and then covered the entire piece with Ranger Crackle Accents. When it was dry I went over the piece with a darker ink to further show the detail of the crackle. I used Spellbinders Wizard-Embossing and Die Cutting Tool and Spellbinders Flower Creations 3 die to make the dimensional flowers. I also added some doodles using the Doodle Parts die. The sentiment was printed out with the computer and then I used the Scallop and Classic Oval Nestabilities to cut and emboss. The Font set is also from Spellbinders and it is called Mystic. The word GIRLS was done using metal embellishments. Also if you click of the images to enlarge you will see more detail and you might notice that the lace is glittery. To do this it is best to work on wax paper, I applied a glue adhesive to the lace, move to a clean piece of wax paper and then added the glitter. Carefully tap off the excess glitter and lay flat to dry on the wax paper.
If I can go back to the flowers for a moment, I cut out several flower pieces and then used the Copic ABS and markers to add the color to the flowers. I stacked them using foam tape and then added stickles to each flower.The picture were also altered on the computer using Adobe Photoshop Elements. The pictures were originally in color. I changed them into B & W and then I added the blue color to the dress. The flourishes, flowers and lace trim on the photos are rub-ons from Fancy Pants and they were applied using the Wizard, yet another get technique that can be achieved with the Wizard!

Spellbinders~Wizard Die Cutting and Embossing Tool, Mystic Font,Classic Oval Lg Nestabilities, Classicl Oval Scalloped Oval, Lg Nestabilities, Flower Creations 3, Doodle Parts
Cardstock~ Prism-Prismatic-Iced Yellow Y003-D, Perfect Baby Blue B253-D, Majestic Purple Light V101-D, Herbal Garden Light G049-D, Fancy Pants-DP Floral Chic-Merriment #864
Ink~ClearSnap-ColorBox Chalk Ink-Lavender, Ice Blue, Lime Pastel
Copic~Copic Sketch Markers-Y00, V04, G24, B00, ABS
Other~Fancy Pants-Chipboard-Flourishes, Rub-ons, Sparkle N Sprinkle-Sparkling Snow Glitter, USArt Quest Inc-Duo Embellishing Adhesive, Beacon Adhesives-Fabri-Tac, Kokuyo-Dot-n-Roller Adhesive, Daler-Rowney-Acrylic Gesso Blanc, JoAnn Fabrics-Lace, Rhinestones, Metal Letters, Ranger-Crackle Accents, Stickles-Lime Green, Diamond, Waterfall, Amethyst, 3M-Foam Tape, Xyron-Create a Sticker, Wax paper and Old Gift Card

If you would like to see more designs using Spellbinders products check out the Spellbinders Gallery---->HERE. All of the wonderful ladies from the Spellbinders DT have have been working on projects so if you have a little time please check out the gallery to see many more beautiful designs!! Also while you are there don't forget to check out Our Design Team and get to know a little about each of us from our bios.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a WONDERFUL week!!



  1. Your layout is so beautiful, I love the colours and all the fabulous flowers

  2. OMG. I went and checked out your gallery yesterday and was blown away by this LO. Then I see it on your blog too!
    Seriously Heidi, it's incredible. So full of detail, it must have taken you forever to finish!

  3. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the photos and the flowers are fantastic. Wish I have some of those spellbinders dies.
    Retired Heather

  4. Wow , Gorgeous work Heidi! Thanks for coming by my blog and saying hello today, so I could come visit you also.

  5. That LO is totally Beautiful and amazing!

  6. This layout is a gorgeous work of art! So detailed!!! Just LOVE it!

  7. Heidi -- this is so stunning!!! I think my jaw hit the floor.

  8. Wow! Stunning page. I love the layout and all the glitter. Great detail!

  9. Wow what a stunning page. Love the many details. Awesome.


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