Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!

***It's time to vote for the new Heartfelt Creations' Design Team! 

Here's a little blurb from their website:

Vote for your favorite Semifinalists: We would love to have you particpate and vote your 5 favorite semi-finalists. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 13th, 2013
Vote for your favorite Designers: When we announce a new design team call that also means that we have a tough time deciding which of the current designers continue on the HC design team. We are giving you the opportunity to get involved and vote for 5 or more of your current favorite design team members. You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 13th, 2013.
If you like my creations for them, would you please visit their blog and vote for me? I love working with their products and would LOVE to continue with them as a designer! You will also have a chance to win their drawing for the $50 gift certificate if you vote.  Thank you so much!

 
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Now on to my creations for this week!  Today I have 2 cards to show you, one of a mountain scene and the other of a covered bridge.  First, here is the mountain scene...



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The mountain image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Tombow Markers.  Please be kind, my feeble attempt to color with markers...I think I'll stick with my pencils! 

The second, is a covered bridge scene...


 
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This time I did my normal Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  This scene reminds me of a beautiful covered bridge in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that I remember from my younger days!

For both cards I used the Vintage Floret Frame to frame the image.  Note, I didn't fussy cut this, it has a matching die to cut it!  It comes out beautiful whether you color it or not!

For more inspiration, please visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see what all the talented designers have come up with this week for you! 

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy



Mountain Scene
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3526 – Natural Beauty PreCut Set
HCPC 3522 – Vintage Floret Frame PreCut Set
HCD 731 – Decorative Leafy Frame Die
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), watercolor, blue cardstock
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Black (Momento), Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive, Jumbo Java (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Adhesive pearls (Recollections), make up applicators, sponge, Tombow Markers: 451, 491, 526, 126, 969, waterbrush

Instructions:
Card base: With blue cardstock, cut 8 1/2" x 6 1/8”, score at 4 1/4", and crease.
Image: Stamp Vintage Floret Frame image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with VersaMagic Inks and make up applicators.  Stamp mountain scene image on watercolor paper with Black Momento Ink.  Color with markers or as desired.  Trim mountain scene image to fit behind frame opening and glue to back.  Add pearls and add frame to card base with pop dots.

 

Covered Bridge
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3526 – Natural Beauty PreCut Set
HCPC 3522 – Vintage Floret Frame PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 731 – Decorative Leafy Frame Die
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCPD1 231 – Posy Patch Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), black
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Powder Blue, Light Umber, Black, Marine Green, Henna, Tuscan Red, Kelp Green, Chocolate

Instructions:
Card base: With black cardstock, cut 8 1/2" x 6 1/8”, score at 4 1/4", and crease.
Image: Stamp covered bridge image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color as desired.  Stamp flowers, 2 small from Open Vintage Floret Set and 1 largest open from Mini Vintage Floret Set, and color.  Shape with tool kit and mat.  On light green designer paper, stamp frame image and ink edges if desired.  Trim covered bridge image to fit behind frame opening and glue to back.  Add pearls and add frame to card base with pop dots.



 

14 comments:

  1. Both of these are just wonderful! So bright and cheerful. Great coloring on both!

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  2. I voted for you! You do amazing creations with this images and I hope to see more for the next 6 months! :)

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  3. Beautiful cards,Love the coloring...

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  4. You did a beautiful job with the Tombows. Both cards are beautiful!

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  5. Voted for you! I too prefer my chalk pencils and am starting to work again with my watercolor pencils. You have inspired me since the day I accidentally found your One Sheet Wonder cards. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Nikki

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  6. Gorgeous, pretty coloring, even the markers :) Love how that die frames the images!
    I voted for you, good luck!

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  7. Gorgeous cards with the new die!

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  8. Both your cards are beautiful. I hope so too to be with you on the next 6 Month.
    Not sure if we aloud to vote or not, but one of my vote you got it, even i know you don't need it, because you are a keeper. lol
    Hugs Nataliya

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  9. Your cards are great! They are both beautiful!! Your coloring is always the best!!

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  10. Beautiful Kathy, YOU ALWAYS get my vote!

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  11. Both cards are gorgeous!! But the covered bridge really speaks to me... love them! Your coloring is wonderful and beautiful!!

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  12. Beautiful! Very cool images and great coloring.

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  13. Beautiful cards. Your coloring and shading is magnificent.

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Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!