Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Dazzling Alumni Hop

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop. If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Glenda's blog.  It is also Wednesday and time for another Add a Little Dazzle Challenge. 
You have until Friday, January 30, 2015 at midnight EST to hop along and comment for a chance to win.  A $25 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate is up for grabs!  The more blog hop participants blogs that you comment on, the greater your chances of winning.
I seemed to be short on mojo or brain power or something this week, but I finally came up with a card~

The Add a Little Dazzle Challenge this week is a technique challenge- make a flower using craft metal. 

I stamped a background using the Large Elegant Word Background stamp.  The Crumb Cake ink was stamped off once before stamping to my cardstock.  I used some designer paper from the Delicate Asters Collection.  The flower is made using the Vintage Floret Die.  I die cut some white Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal with the dies and molded the flower.  I love how you can shape the craft metal so easily, and it stays put once you are done!  Once the flower petals were glued together with Crystal Effects, I spritzed Plum and red alcohol reinkers onto the flower.
This is where the mojo tanked.  I did not like the way the color looked so I die cut another flower.  I did not like the way that looked either, so I went back to my original white, spritzed flower and using blue alcohol ink, I painted over the entire flower.  The combinations of ink gave the flower a mottled bluish-purplish color.  I added a pearl to the center and then added greenery to the flower, using the Sweet Juliet die.  I then die cut an ornamental piece from the Ornamental Add On Die set and used it to ground my flower.
All of the pieces were assembled and the sentiment from the Inspire Me Stamp Set was added.  Pearls and a bit of twine finish it off. 
The sketch is from Jen's Deconstucted Sketch~

The colors are from MFT~

 It also fits in nicely to this week's 613 Avenue Create's 'Create Your Own Challenge' Challenge.  I will add this to the challenge as a guest designer.  :)

Here is your Alumni Hop list~

Caroline Duncan  
Ujjwal Gupta  
Amarilys Doria 
Mary Faus
Vicki Dutcher 
Emilia van den Heuvel  
Lisa Gregory 
Kerry Urbatch 
Glenda Brooks  
Lee Ann Barrett
Alissa Wells
Gini Williams Cagle 
Sarah Miller 
Lisa Allen  

The winner will be announced Saturday, January 31st on blog hop participants' blogs.

Check out the Add a Little Dazzle Blog to see more inspiration from the amazingly talented team.  Then play along and link your card up to the blog!  If you want to try Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal in your crafting, you can get it HERE!  Thanks so much in advance! 


Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for visiting!

Lee Ann :)


  1. Look at all that pretty purple!!! Beautiful card....thank you for sharing ♥

  2. I love purple and just look at that gorgeous flower!

  3. Fun to see the craft metal flower! Love the pearl border too. :)

  4. awesome take on the sketch! love the layers and pretty bloom

  5. I adore the layout and of course the flower is stunning!

  6. Wow!!! That flower is amazing and the backdrop is so pretty!

  7. Beautiful card with lots of lovely layers!

  8. That is so pretty!!! I wish I could come up with something as beautiful when I'm short on mojo or brain power lol. Not happening!

  9. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Marjorie from TX

  10. This is a stunning card, elegant, and detailed, my sister would love a card like this.thanks.

  11. It's an elegant card,love the colors, thank you.

  12. This card is so lovely and elegant, beautiful flower.

  13. That is a wonderful card for the sketch you used! Lovely.

  14. This is gorgeous! Love that flower and great sketch.

  15. How pretty, you did a wonderful job on this thank you for sharing and giving us inspiration too

  16. Love your beautiful dies and spectacular flowers!

  17. The coloring on the flower is absolutely stunning!

  18. Wow and that's when you're short on mojo! Can't wait to see something you do when firing on all cylinders

  19. Hi wow fabulous flower, gorjuss card. thank you for the chance to win. x

  20. Some interesting steps you took to get to this beautiful flower. Love learning from other stampers. Thanks for sharing your adorable card.

  21. Very pretty! Your layers always look so pristine and germaine to the overall design; lovely work! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!

  22. Well, the color ended up turning out FAB!

  23. Love! Anything with purple and pearls catches my eye, and this is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create! We hope to see you again soon.


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