Saturday, 1 June 2013

Delicate Aster's & Catch-up

Hi all.

It was a lovely day yesterday here in sunny old Blighty ha( only ducks would enjoy our weather ) mainly cos they could swim through the town. It has been a rough year without much of a spring and certainly not much of a summer so far but today was a nicer day with people walking around in some nice bright colours etc.

 On a serious note our weather is nothing to the weather our friends over the pond have been experiencing and I would like to express my gratitude to those helping the less fortunate out there and my heart goes out to all those who have suffered so immensely due to terrible conditions weather wise.
Take care you guys.

Last week on my crafty quest for Heartfelt Creations I decided to make a little box and then I made the card to go with it, Usually I am guessing you would make it the other way round but me being me always questioning the chicken or the egg haha... nope the box then the card... fitting together VOILA... o so perfectly...
The Result.
It was from Their gorgeous Delicate Asters Collection.
This is one of my personal favourites which I have made into my style by adding inks and embossing powders. By using chipboard , Paint and gold gilding. I have used triple layers of UTEE  dipped in gold embossing too , also added some over stamping to the writing  and used lots of the paper's from The Aster Collection which is stunning in shades of purple, I added distress inks in Milled lavender and Dusty concord along with several greens and some Sakura pens for depth too.
The easel Card.
A close up on this flower as it was made alternating layers of card inked and cut out with the Heartfelt dies and also velum inked and stamped, You can see the leaves with the UTEE and gold dipped edges.
Here is my box , please note all the wonderful colours kept clean and separate but still blending so elegantly through out.
Finishing touches.
The dies matching the stamps cut extremely cleanly and if you are unsure how to do this Heartfelt's Creative director Emma Lou Beechy shows you in a series of video's exactly how to do this technique.
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So I hope you enjoyed my Heartfelt tribute this Saturday and I look forward to sharing more with you very soon.

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  1. Stunning card and box! Love the use of asters!!!!

  2. This is so elegant, kim! I love your artful use of embossing powders and ink. The box is stunning!

  3. this my dear is absolutley gorgeous!!!!!

  4. Stunning work, Kim! Love how you have used the aster stamps and dies.

  5. Thank you ladies for the lovely commenrs as always xxx

  6. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors!!

  7. You've done it again, Kim! Your work is just gorgeous! Love the UTEE leaves & the gold touches & those incredible flowers--outstanding!
    PS--did you see my happy news? I'm so thrilled & honored & looking forward to the next 6 months.